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9th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health conference

 

Overview

This biennial national conference is convened by the Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH).

The conference attracts:

The purpose of the conference is to provide a national forum for the discussion of Indigenous environmental health issues.

Call for abstracts close Tuesday 30 April 2013.

Post conference workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates Friday 15 November 2013.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

This year's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (NATSIEH) conference was organised by a team from the SA Department for Health and Ageing and held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Adelaide. As in previous years, the conference provided an excellent opportunity for Indigenous environmental health practitioners from urban, regional and remote Australia to swap stories, share ideas and develop work plans.

Some highlights of the conference included:

Other highlights included an informative program of presentations on topics of relevance to Indigenous environmental health, such as:

Miranda Poynton from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet gave a short presentation to all delegates on the first day of the conference. She highlighted the features of the HealthInfoNet's Indigenous environmental health practitioner portal and environmental health 'yarning place', and spoke about a current survey to collect feedback about these resources. She also hosted a HealthInfoNet information stand as part of a small exhibition program that included AMRRIC, the Indigenous Eye Health Unit and enHealth. Conference delegates were enthused about the free yarning places, with many taking out membership.

Fiona Lange from the Indigenous Eye Health Unit (University of Melbourne) John Bonney, Jason Roe, Louie Bin Maarus and Geoff Wright from Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation (Broome, WA) Russell Smith from Environmental Health Central Australia (NT Department of Health)
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Contacts

Conference Secretariat
9th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health conference
Ph: (03) 9018 9332
Email: adam@natsieh.com.au

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Last updated: 6 December 2013
 
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