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Australia otitis media (OMOZ) conference



National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is now partnering with OMOZ to conduct an Australian otitis media conference. The conference that links the otitis media research community in Australia.

Themes for the conference are:

  1. The basic science behind otitis media: investigation of the immunological, microbiological and genetic factors that increase the risk for otitis media
  2. Translational research in otitis media - from bench to bedside: evaluation of clinical trials, surveillance, epidemiology and clinical practice
  3. Advocacy, policy and practice - otitis media on the political radar: implementation of research findings to improve hearing health, education and social outcomes.

Sponsorship to attend the NACCHO/OMOZ conference is available from NACCHO. Those eligible for sponsorship are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and other health professionals who are currently working in an ear health program in a primary health care service, for example, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and/Aboriginal medical service and/or community health care service. Sponsorship is available to a limited number only.

Abstract submissions are due Friday 23 March 2012.

Registration closing date is 2nd April 2012.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The 2nd Australia Otitis Media (OMOZ) Conference held in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) introduced new clinical, practice and policy research and experiences. Presentations covered topics such as: clinical trials in research; the impact of vaccines; treatment and prevention; social and educational determinants and impacts; advocacy and engaging government to influence policy; transference of research into health services; and clinical practice.

Jane Burns and Anomie from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet held a HealthInfoNet café on the first two days of the conference and met many attending Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health professionals currently working in primary health care services. Delegates were interested in connecting to other practitioners by signing up to the EarInfoNet Yarning Place as well as learning about information accessible on the HealthInfoNet website, particularly information reviewing or assessing health promotion programs and ear health interventions. Jane also presented at the conference where she introduced the HealthInfoNet website and encouraged those professionals producing publications and resources relevant to Indigenous ear health and hearing to disseminate their work through the site. The Australia Otitis Media (OMOZ) Conference was attended by over 150 delegates.

Anomie Sammi Fatnowna
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Abstract submissions:

NACCHO's Ear and Hearing Health Team
Ph: (02) 6248 0644

For enquiries through OMOZ
Ph: (08) 9340 8340

Fax: (08) 9340 8402

Ruth Thornton
Level 4 Admin Building, Princess Margaret Hospital
Subiaco WA 6008


Last updated: 4 June 2012
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