This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will be commemorated on Wednesday, 9 August at UNHQ in New York from 3.00pm to 6.00pm in the ECOSOC Chamber.
The UNDRIP is partnering with Twitter on an International Day emoji to be launched on 8 August. The emoji will follow our branding and will be linked to the hashtags #WeAreIndigenous #IamIndigenous #InternationalIndigenousDay #IIPD2017 #DIPI2017 The emoji will be launched on @UN4Indigenous and @UN on 8 August and will be available through 11 August.
3 September : Clintons Walk for Justice arrives in Canberra
We all have come a long way and now it time we finish this off and do why we went on this journey in the first place.
I’m almost there at end of a amazing journey. It has been a great honour to walk in the foot step of my ancients and I walk with prouded for my people and walk on song line that my ancients made for us to follow and understand why they was created in the first place for my people.
I do not know what going to happen when I reach Canberra, but I do know in my …heart an mind I must try because it need to be done to change this country and this world we live in. But I hope it well be something that this country will never forget and it well help change this country way to do better to build a better country and a better world we live in.
All that matter now is to speak the truth from the heart to make this men in suit and everyone else who live here to change they way and do better than they know them self now.
I hope in year to come people well talk about the walk for justice that a man who was just young walk across a land thought different country for his people and for everyone else. Walk all the way to the capital city call Canberra to speak the truth and send a message he collected from his people and from every one else on this journey that made him did it in the first place.
The walk well live on and the name the spirit walker well live on when I go and pass on. A man who walk across a country bring hope and change and all the way to capital city to tell men in suit to change they way because he believe and he believe in a dream could made a difference.
Clintons Facebook Page
4 -10 September National Stroke Week, the Stroke Foundation’s annual awareness campaign is taking place
National Stroke Week, the Stroke Foundation’s annual awareness campaign is taking place 4 to 10 September 2017.
Australians are being asked to join the FAST response team by knowing the signs of stroke. Paramedics, nurses and doctors can only treat stroke if Australians recognise the signs of stroke and call 000 immediately.
Could your community recognise the signs of stroke F.A.S.T?
Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
Arms – Can they lift both arms?
Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
Time – Time is critical. If you see any of these symptoms Act FAST and call 000.
Sharing the FAST message with those around you could save their life.
REGISTER online to get your FREE Stroke Week kit
Once you register you will be sent a FREE Stroke Week kit including posters, campaign booklet and resources to support your activity.
Click here to register now.
What does an awareness activity involve?
- Set up a public awareness display in your local shopping centre.
- Host a public morning/afternoon tea.
- Organise a healthy event i.e. social walk around the park or a healthy bake sale.
- You can also add a health check to your activity. We provide the tools to make this simple.
Visit www.strokefoundation.org.au/strokeweek for more details.
Join the FAST response team for National Stroke Week.
12 – 14 September SNAICC National Conference
Includes 2 pre-conference masterclasses, 3 plenaries, 56 concurrent sessions, and a social/cultural program.
13 September : Webinar Reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services
Developed in consultation with NACCHO and produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network a federally funded initiative
Join our interdisciplinary panel as we explore a collaborative approach to reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services.
The webinar format will include a facilitated question and answer session between panel members exploring key issues and impacts of incarceration on individuals, families and communities.
The panel will discuss strategies to enhance cultural awareness and develop responsive services for Indigenous communities affected by incarceration. Strategies to increase self-esteem and enhance emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of individuals will also be explored.
When: Wednesday 13th September, 2017
Time: 4.30pm – 5.45pm (AEST)
Where: Online – via your computer, tablet or mobile
- Dr Mark Wenitong (Medical Advisor based in QLD)
- Dr Marshall Watson (Psychiatrist based in SA)
- Dr Jeffrey Nelson (Clinical Psychologist based in QLD)
- Julie Tongs (OAM) (CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service – Narrabundah ACT)
- Dr Mary Emeleus (General Practitioner and Psychotherapist based in QLD)
Read more about our panel.
Through an exploration of incarceration, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
- Describe key issues and impacts of incarceration on individuals, families and communities
- Develop strategies to enhance culturally aware and responsive services for Indigenous people and communities affected by incarceration
- Identify strategies to increase self-esteem and enhance emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing
Before the webinar:
20-23 September AIDA Conference 2017
The AIDA Conference in 2017 will celebrate 20 years since the inception of AIDA. Through the theme Family. Unity. Success. 20 years strong we will reflect on the successes that have been achieved over the last 20 years by being a family and being united. We will also look to the future for AIDA and consider how being a united family will help us achieve all the work that still needs to be done in growing our Indigenous medical students, doctors, medical academics and specialists and achieving better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This conference will be an opportunity to bring together our members, guests, speakers and partners from across the sector to share in the reflection on the past and considerations for the future. The conference will also provide a platform to share our individual stories, experiences and achievements in a culturally safe environment.
29 Sept : Closing the Prison Gap Focus on the Children Tweed Heads NSW
- Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson and Margaret Hayes will “Focus on the Children”, describing their work with young people excluded from mainstream schools due to their behaviour.
- Leanne Phillips and Cathy Stillwell will talk about “Healing the Womyn Healing the Child”
- Jyi Lawnton and Casey Bird will describe “Indigenous Policy and the Scientific Gaze”
- Chris Lee and Associate Professor Helen Farley discuss “Making the Connection”, the use of technology to address the issues of literacy and numeracy in juvenile justice settings
- Dr Anthea Krieg will talk about her work in Ceduna, South Australia, coordinating services to prevent incarceration of First Nations children.
More info bookings Website
30 Sept : The 2017 Human Rights Photography competition Closes
The 2017 Human Rights Photography competition is now open to children and adults around the country, with a $600 camera prize up for grabs for the most outstanding image!
For almost a decade, the Australian Human Rights Commission has been holding photo competitions every couple of years. Our last competition attracted a record 450 entries.
Photography is a powerful medium with a long history in the promotion and advancement of human rights around the world. Photos foster empathy for the suffering and experience of others, community engagement and positive social change. No one can forget the impact of photos such as Nick Ut’s famous photo The Terror of War of child Kim Phuc after a napalm attack during the Vietnam War.
Our focus for this year’s competition will be the experiences of people at home. The theme for the 2017 competition is Home, inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home…”
The shortlisted and winning photos to be displayed at the 2017 Human Rights Awards on 8 December in Sydney.
So, what are you waiting for?
About the competition
- Enter at https://photocompetition.humanrights.gov.au/
- There will be two categories for entries: Under 18 and 18 & over.
- Overall winners will receive their prizes at the 2017 Human Rights Awards on December 8 in Sydney. A selection of photos from the Competition will also be on display.
- Main prizes worth $600.
- The competition will close on 30 September 2017.
If you have a query about the competition, please email email@example.com
Photo Credit: Nimboi’s Bat by Sean Spencer, from the 2011 competition.
10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast
Contact info for CATSINAM
18 -20 October 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference Broome
We are pleased to announce the 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference will be held at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa in Broome, Western Australia, from 18 to 20 October 2017.
THE FUTURE OF REMOTE HEALTH AND THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY
Since the organisation’s inception in 1982 this event has served to create an opportunity for likeminded remote and isolated health individuals who can network, connect and share.
It serves as both a professional and social resource for the Remote and Isolated Health Workforce of Australia.
We aim to offer an environment that will foster new ideas, promote collegiate relationships, provide opportunities for professional development and celebrate remote health practice.
18- 20 October First 1000 Days Summit Abstracts close August 11
Abstract submissions for the First 1000 Days Australia Summit are now open. Get them in by August 11th!
The First 1000 Days Australia Summit is a three-day event that will bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, researchers, community members, front- line workers and policy makers involved in areas relevant to the work of First 1000 Days Australia. Lectures, panel discussions and workshops will address topics such as caring and parenting, infant and child development, family strengthening, implementation and translation, as well as a number of other areas.
The theme for the Summit is ‘Celebrating our leadership, strengthening our families’. We invite interested presenters to submit abstracts for oral presentations, workshops and posters that align with the aims, principles and research areas of First 1000 Days Australia, and of First 1,000 Days international.
20 October : ‘Most influential’ health leaders to appear in key forum at major rural medicine conference
‘Most influential’ health leaders to appear in key forum at major rural medicine conference
RMA Presidents’ Breakfast
Friday 20 October 2017
Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne
|Australia’s most influential health leaders will discuss critical health policy issues in a key Presidents’ Breakfast forum at the Rural Medicine Australia 2017 conference, to be held in Melbourne in October.Dr Ewen McPhee, President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), will host the forum and will be joined on the panel by Associate Professor Ruth Stewart, President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM); Dr Bastian Seidel, President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP); and Dr Tony Bartone, Vice President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA).
26-27 October Diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues.
‘Translation at the Centre’ An educational symposium
Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs
This year the Symposium will look at research translation as well as the latest on diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues. The event will be run over a day and a half.
The Educational Symposium will feature a combination of relevant plenary presentations from renowned scientists and clinicians plus practical workshops.
Registration is free but essential.
Please contact the symposium coordinator on 1300 728 900 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
30 October –2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra
We welcome you to attend the 2017 NACCHO Annual Members’ Conference.
On the new NACCHO Conference Website you find links to
1.Registrations now open
2. Booking Your Accommodation
3. Book Your Flights
4. Expressions of Interest Speakers, case studies and table top presentations Close
5. Social Program
6.Conferences Partnership Sponsorship Opportunities
7.NACCHO Conference HELP Contacts
The NACCHO Members’ Conference and AGM provides a forum for the Aboriginal community controlled health services workforce, bureaucrats, educators, suppliers and consumers to:
- Present on innovative local economic development solutions to issues that can be applied to address similar issues nationally and across disciplines
- Have input and influence from the ‘grassroots’ into national and state health policy and service delivery
- Demonstrate leadership in workforce and service delivery innovation
- Promote continuing education and professional development activities essential to the Aboriginal community controlled health services in urban, rural and remote Australia
- Promote Aboriginal health research by professionals who practice in these areas and the presentation of research findings
- Develop supportive networks
- Promote good health and well-being through the delivery of health services to and by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people throughout Australia.
Where :Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Dates : Members’ Conference: 31 October – 1 November 2017
Annual General Meeting: 2 November 2017
14-15 November : 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, are proud to be co-hosting the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation.
This partnership indicates an alignment of priorities and a strong commitment from our two institutions to deliver a measurable, positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples.
Under the theme “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change”, the Symposium will be an opportunity to bring relevant expertise to the business of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research translation and put forward Indigenous perspectives that inform the most effective policies and programs. It will also be a forum to share knowledge of what successful research looks like at community level and what the key elements of success are.
We look forward to the participation of delegates with community, research and policy expertise, including outstanding keynote speakers Dr Carrie Bourassa (Canada) and Sir Mason Durie (New Zealand). We are confident that through our joint commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, the Symposium will make a significant contribution to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals. This commitment also signals the importance of working together as equal partners, Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
More info HERE
15 -18 November :National Conference on Incontinence Scholarship Opportunity close 1 September
This scholarship program is open to registered nurses and physiotherapists with an interest in continence care working in rural and remote areas of Australia. The scholarship includes full conference registration, including clinical workshops and social events, flights and accommodation. The top applicant also has the opportunity to participate in a placement at a Sydney continence clinic. Previous unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close Friday 1 September.
27-30 November Indigenous Allied Health Australia : IAHA Conference Perth
Abstracts for the IAHA 2017 National Conference are now open!
We are calling for abstracts for concurrent oral presentations and workshops under the following streams:
For abstract more information visit the IAHA Conference website at: https://iahaconference.com.au/call-for-abstracts/
11-12 April 2018 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium Canberra call for extracts
About the Symposium
Drawing upon a tradition which commenced with the first rural and remote health scientific conference ‘Infront Outback’ held in Toowoomba in 1992, the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will be held in Canberra, 11-12 April 2018.
The Symposium will celebrate 20 years since the establishment of the first university department of rural health in 1997 and will highlight the research and knowledge that followed this innovation.
Outback Infront will celebrate the leadership that has emerged from the rural and remote health research community, while at the same time, support early career academics and the next generation of rural health researchers.
The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia.
The Symposium will provide an opportunity to share and develop research that seeks to understand and deliver innovative change through building evidence that has the potential to transform health outcomes and service delivery.
Who should attend
The Symposium program will be designed to engage academics, policy makers, expert researchers in rural and remote health and clinician-researchers, as well as emerging and early career researchers.
It will also be relevant to policy makers, university departments of rural health, rural clinical schools, research collaborations and bodies, rural workforce organisations and health services delivery networks and providers.
As well as key presentations from respected researchers in rural and remote health the Symposium will also feature Rogano presentations (scholarly debate on a current research project that answer “how to” questions and encourage scholarly thinking and debate) and a return of the popular Lightning Talk presentations to support early career academics and the next generation of rural health researchers.
Abstracts are now being sought for general presentations, Lightning talks and Rogano presentations