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This conference will run for two days. The theme 'Health literacy - opening doors to health and wellbeing' will focus on discussing the role and impact of health literacy on the prevention and management of chronic conditions and its importance in achieving positive health outcomes.
Closing date for abstract submissions Friday 28 May 2010.
Early bird registration closes before 30 July 2010.
At the conference the Chronic Diseases Recognition Awards will be awarded.
There are four main categories for entry for the awards:
1. Chronic disease program delivery award (team/ organisation award)
2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and leadership award (individual male and female award)
3. Individual outstanding contribution to the field of chronic disease
4. Conference theme award.
Award nominations close 30 July 2010
The Chronic Diseases Network has secured some funding through the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to attend the conference. For information about or to apply for the sponsorship opportunities, contact the Chronic Diseases Network.
Sponsorship applications close 6 August 2010
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Deputy Director Richard Midford ran an internet cafe during both days of the conference. There was a steady demand for demonstrations of the website, and copies of the health topic reviews were popular, particularly among delegates from remote locations where internet access was poor.HealthInfoNet cafes
Chronic Diseases Network office
Ph: (08) 8922 8280
Ph: (08) 8942 2644