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Congress Lowitja



The Lowitja Institute, Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research incorporating the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, invites you to attend our second biennial congress. The theme of the congress is Knowledge exchange and translation into practice. It will be an interactive event bringing together end-users of health research, researchers and policy makers.

Early bird registration closes Saturday 1 September 2012.

Congress Lowitja 2012 awards
The Lowitja Institute is pleased to announce two national competitive awards. These awards are focused on researchers and students whose area of interest is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Successful recipients of the awards will receive $5,000 towards their professional development along with a trophy. Applications will be assessed for a demonstration of excellence in research and knowledge exchange.

Applicants for both awards will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the congress. They will demonstrate this through their research and/or studies.

Successful award recipients will be required to attend Congress Lowitja 2012 on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November in Melbourne; registration for this event is part of the prize. Recipients will attend the dinner on Wednesday 14 November where they will receive their award and will be required to present at a session on Thursday 15 November. Applicants who are unable to do so will not be eligible to receive the award.

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 31 August 2012.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The 2012 Lowitja Congress was a two day event held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria. The aim of the conference was to showcase and discuss the emerging area of knowledge exchange in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

The conference featured a mix of keynote presentations from national and international guest speakers, panel discussions, and concurrent sessions including workshops, centred on the theme of Knowledge exchange and translation into practice. Topics of particular interest included:

HealthInfoNet Research Officer, Avinna Trzesinski, presented on day two of the conference on Director, Professor Neil Thomson's working paper called ‘Translational research and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet'.

The HealthInfoNet also conducted an internet café on both days of the conference at Lowitja's ‘information exchange hub'. The café, run by Avinna Trzesinski and Pauline Shanley, was well attended by the delegates who showed great interest in learning more about the HealthInfoNet website.

More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


Penelope Smith
Stakeholder Manager
Ph: (03) 8341 5505


Last updated: 20 November 2012
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