Rural Health West Aboriginal health conference
The theme of this conference is Strong now, stronger future - changing in the right direction. The conference will focus on the importance of developing strong commitments to improve the health and well-being for Aboriginal people in rural and remote Australia. Aimed at Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff working together in frontline, policy, research, management and clinical positions, the conference is open to all health professionals with a strong interest and passion in Aboriginal health.
- Mr Mick Gooda - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. Mr Gooda is the Australian representative on the International Indigenous Council which focuses on healing and addictions
- John Moriarty AM - Chairman and Co-founder of the Jumbana Group a leading Australian Indigenous design and strategy consultancy, operating domestically and internationally and also the Principal of John Moriarty and Associates, an Indigenous communications and facilitation practice
- Dr Hannah McGlade - Noongar human rights lawyer. She has written and published on many aspects of Aboriginal legal issues including women's issues, race discrimination and human rights.
- Dr Janet Know - sexual health physician with significant experience in the development and implementation of sexual health programs in remote areas of Australia
- Professor Colleen Hayward - is a senior Noongar woman with extensive family links throughout the South West of Western Australia. She is currently Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University's Centre for Indigenous Education and Research
- Associate Professor Christine Jeffries-Stokes - born in Hobart and completed medical training at the University of Tasmania before moving to Western Australia in 1987 to complete Paediatric training and a Masters in Public Health. Christine became involved in community arts in Perth. In 1991 she became involved in a medical research project in maternal and infant health that was to be the first of many project that bring together her arts and medical experience.
- Anne Stokes - is a musician, artist and community arts worker in Kalgoorlie.
Abstract submissions close Monday 18 April 2011.
Early bird registration closes Friday 17 June 2011.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be running a cafe at this conference.
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes
Rural Health West Events Coordinator
PO Box 433
Nedlands WA 6909
Ph: (08) 6389 4538
Fax: (08) 6389 4501