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Health Promotion Symposium

23 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

Health Promotion goes to Canberra for a two day Symposium - Thursday 23 and Friday 24  August 2018. 


Creating Healthier Places: a shared responsibility

27 Feb 2018 -27 Feb 2018
(Webinar) Ironbark Room at Strathfield Library, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush, Sydney

The NSW Branch of the Australian Health Promotion Association in collaboration with the Health Promotion Unit SLHD invite members, colleagues and friends to an exciting cutting edge presentation on creating healthier environments and places.

When: 27 February 2018 Time: 5.30 for 6pm to 7.30

Cost: free, but please RSVP for catering.

Venue: Ironbark Room at Strathfield Library 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush.

The library venue is easy to get to by train, bus, walking or cycling. It is only a 6 minute walk from Homebush train station.

The event will also be broadcast as a webinar for those unable to attend in person.


Celebrating Innovation And Achievement In Healthcare Quality, And Learning How To Get There

09 Mar 2018 -09 Mar 2018
AMREP Lecture Theatre, 55 Com-mercial Road, The Alfred, Melbourne.

Monash University and The Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety presents:

Celebrating innovation and achievement in healthcare quality...and learning how to get there.

Experience from winners of the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards 2017.

How do you translate good ideas to successful projects and sustained quality improvement? In this seminar, we will hear from winners of the 2017 Victorian Healthcare Quality Awards and translational research leaders.

Speakers will provide insight into the barriers they faced when implementing their innovative quality improvement projects and how they overcame them.

At the end of the seminar, you should have a good understanding of common themes across successful projects being implemented in Victoria. We hope that you will leave feeling motivated and equipped with the tips and tools necessary to successfully implement change in your own workplace.


Friday 9 March 2018
9am – 4pm (registration opens at 8.30am)


AMREP Lecture Theatre, 55 Com-mercial Road, The Alfred, Melbourne.

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PHAIWA Advocacy Short Course 12-16 March 2018

12 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
Tradewinds Hotel, 59 Canning Highway East Fremantle, Western Australia, 6158

This five day skills based and interactive course will enable participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of advocacy concepts, frameworks and core skills, how advocacy can value add and a systematic process of planning advocacy. The course is designed for practitioners , researchers and policy actors who do not have an existing specialism in the advocacy field but may have a responsibility or interest in the integration of advocacy into planning, projects and policy. The PHAIWA team have locked in some amazing speakers: Michael Moore, Professor Mike Daube AO, Michael Thorn, Christina Matthews, Elizabeth Chester, Jim Dodds, Jane Martin, Gary Walton and Matthew Pavlich. The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health will also be in attendance at the networking dinner. You can view the event package here (subject to change). If you are ready to register click here. The course is supported by Healthway.


Sport for all - what does it mean in NSW?

13 Mar 2018 -13 Mar 2018
Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

Sport and active recreation is a powerful vehicle for social change and improvement in population health. The benefits of being physically active are clear, yet there is little rigorous evidence to demonstrate effective ways to encourage more people to participate in sports. The time for thinking differently about sport is now.


Advocacy and Ethics: Shining the Light on Sport Sponsorship with special panellist Matthew Pavlich

15 Mar 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
Tradewinds Hotel, 59 Canning Highway East Fremantle, Western Australia, 6158

Advocacy and Ethics: Shining the Light on Sport Sponsorship with special panellist Matthew Pavlich

As part of the PHAIWA Advocacy Short Course, we are offering a unique opportunity for a limited group of public health professionals to attend this exclusive event on Thursday 15 March. Your registration will include attendance at the fourth day of the short course, centred on the theme of advocacy and ethics. This session will cover dilemmas in advocacy, industry strategies, marketing, and the impact on community with sport sponsorship as a case study across the day. The registration also includes a networking dinner with invited guests including the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health. More information about this one day event is available here.


Health Literacy Masterclass

22 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Deakin Downtown Level 12, Tower 2 727 Collins Street Docklands, VIC 3008

Health Literacy Masterclass: Using health literacy for health service improvement and community development

Proudly presented by Deakin University Health System Improvement Unit:

A two-day intensive masterclass for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers, and those active in health promotion and community services.


Aboriginal Injuries: Incidence and costs of injury in WA

22 Mar 2018 -22 Mar 2018
Grace Vaughan House-Department of Health 227 Stubbs Terrace Shenton Park, WA 6008

Please join Know Injury for the latest in our series of seminars detailing components of the Department of Health’s report, Incidence and Cost of Injury in Western Australia 2012.

This briefing will provide an expert analysis of the impact of injuries sustained by Aboriginal peoples in WA, including health sector costs, long-term care costs, loss of paid productivity and loss of quality of life. Keynote presentations will be delivered from the perspectives of research, policy and practice, with a focus on how the data can be understood and applied to inform policy and program development, and strategies available to work with Aboriginal peoples and communities. The briefing will also be available via video conference (video conference information will be sent in the confirmation email).

Speakers Dr Delia Hendrie Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Avinna Trzesinski, Australian Indigenous HealthinfoNet and final speaker to be announced soon.

Click here to register. 

Know Injury is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australia Department of Health


AHPA Speed-networking 2018, Thursday 22nd of March 2018

22 Mar 2018 -22 Mar 2018
Arts Lecture Room 5 (Arts faculty, ground floor), University of Western Australia, Crawley (map below)

Are you excited by the opportunity to connect with like-minded people? Do you want to expand your professional networks? Would you welcome the chance to learn from seasoned health promotion and public health professionals? Or are you simply looking for something fun to do on March 22nd? Look no further!

Hosted by AHPA (WA), this event will bring together health promotion and public health students, professionals, and everyone in between for a fun, speedy night of networking.

Like speed-dating, speed-networking is conducted in a round-robin style and ensures all attendees have a few minutes to network before the bell rings and it’s time to move onto the next person. Couldn’t be easier! The event will conclude with refreshments and some extra time to continue conversations.

Register now to secure your place! See the event flyer here

Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm, registrations open at 5:30pm

Location: Arts Lecture Room 5 (Arts faculty, ground floor), University of Western Australia, Crawley (map below)

Cost: $10 for AHPA members, $15 non-members (To receive your AHPA membership discount please LOG IN to the AHPA website)

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP by Thursday 8 March 21018



Prevention of Chronic Diseases Forum

23 Mar 2018 -23 Mar 2018
AMREP Lecture Theatre, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne

This year's annual Prevention forum hosted by ADMA includes presentations on Exercise and Prevention, Nutrition and Mental Health, Oral health, Food Allergies, Music Therapy, Meditation, Dance Therapy for People with Parkinson's Disease, Digital and telephone –based tools for prevention and mental health.

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Advocacy: Writing to influence

27 Mar 2018 -27 Mar 2018
Bendat Community Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley

Would you like to learn how to write efficiently and concisely to influence the community or decision makers?

This workshop will be delivered by Dr Melissa Stoneham from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA and will provide participants with the confidence and tools they need to write persuasively including establishing authority as an expert, knowing your audience, explore essential content to include and how to structure arguments. The workshop will explore different types of written advocacy including

· Media releases

· Letter to ministers

· Letter to the editor

· Blog posts/Enews

The workshop will further explore how ‘persuasive writing’ can be applied to writing reports, grant and funding applications and formulating policy.


DATE: Tuesday 27 March

TIME: 9.00am- 4.30pm (registrations from 8.45am)

WHERE: Bendat Community Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley

TICKET: $40 per person


Visit the Know Injury website for more information about the workshop. If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9420 7212

This event is provided by Know Injury and funded by the Western Australia Department of Health.


No More Harm National Conference

12 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Pullman Melbourne on the Park – Victoria

Harm is physical or psychological damage or injury; something that causes someone or something to be hurt, broken, made less valuable, reputable or successful, etc.

Behaviours and attitudes that are harmful to others in the workplace, school yard, social situation, interpersonal relationship or sporting activity will be discussed with a solution based approach. Harm intervention and behaviour change will be examined at the conference which is in its’ 6th year.

This conference is an ideal platform to exchange ideas and learn more from other professionals, researchers and practitioners that work with individuals, groups and organisations with bullying, harassing or discriminating behaviour challenges and outcomes.

Visit the conference website 


19th International Mental Health Conference

08 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, QLD

The 2018 conference program will include a wide range of topics, including mental health access and support, service design and specialised clinically focused programs, physical wellbeing and mental wellness, mentally healthy workplaces, disorder management, strategies and support for wellness of mental health workers, ehealth, suicide and harm prevention.


National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference

27 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Twin Towns Services Club, NSW

The National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club on Thursday 27 – Friday 28 September 2018.

This annual conference is going into its 5th year and will provide the opportunity to share current research, celebrate successes and address challenges whilst learning and networking with like-minded professionals in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with an Eating Disorder and/or Obesity.

The intervention points of public health promotion, community based care and hospital care along with the management of patients through multidisciplinary teams will create a unique collaboration of health care professionals.


2018 Australian Road Safety Conference

03 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
International Convention Centre, Sydney

If you are yet to visit the beautiful city of Sydney, then the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2018) is the ARSC conference for you! The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) & Austroads, and our co-Chair organisations ARRB and Transport & Road Safety Research (TARS) at UNSW, invite you to attend the largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere. ARSC2018 will be held in Sydney on the banks of the vibrant Darling Harbour at the beautiful Sydney International Convention Centre complex, from Wednesday to Friday 3-5 October 2018.

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