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24
Oct
2017

Workshop: Brief Communication Interventions in Evidence-Based Behaviour Change

24 Oct 2017 -24 Oct 2017
Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052

A Population Health Approach

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052

Register by Thursday 19 October: https://www.trybooking.com/321223

Attendance is free; however, places are limited. For further information, please contact Tina at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Professor Charles Abraham Professor of Psychology Applied to Health, University of Exeter, UK Dr Bosco Rowland Senior Research Fellow School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Deakin University Who should attend: Professionals seeking to encourage population-level behaviour change and health promotion. Stakeholders in health services, Primary Care Partnerships and local, state and federal government. Time and money are a limited resource in efforts to achieve public health behaviour change. This workshop will examine how effective brief communication interventions can be developed based on theories of health behaviour change. We will also examine strategies to economically and efficiently disseminate brief communications across whole-populations, such as schools or local communities. There will be practical development and contribution to 2 real world brief interventions to be used in Melbourne.

26
Oct
2017

Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in Your Local Government Area

26 Oct 2017 -26 Oct 2017
6 Sarich Way (Technology Park), Bentley, WA 6012
$20.00

Do you need help to reduce alcohol-related harm in your local government area? Would you like to hear how other local governments and organisations are tackling alcohol-related harm?

Join Know Injury for our upcoming forum describing the role of local governments in reducing alcohol-related harm and learn more about topics such as sponsorship of festivals, reducing alcohol-related violence, using local data, reducing alcohol promotion in local sports, and alcohol advertising.

The forum will be facilitated by Dr Melissa Stoneham, Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute WA.

Speakers include:

  • Mayor Brad Pettitt, City of Fremantle
  • Brendan Ingle, Manager of Statutory Services, City of Mandurah
  • Nina Hewson, WA Local Government Association
  • Samantha Menezes, Good Sports, Alcohol and Drug FoundationHannah Pierce, Alcohol Advertising Review Board
  • Dr Amy Lampard, Injury Matters
  • Dr Melissa Stoneham, Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA.

This forum is suitable for local government managers and officers in the areas of environmental health, community safety, community development, and health promotion. The seminar will not specifically address the needs of local government planners.

To Register: https://knowinjury.org.au/events/reducing-alcohol-related-harm-in-your-local-government-area/

If you have any queries, please contact Know Injury on (08) 9420 7212 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This event is provided by Know Injury and funded in partnership with the State Government through the Department of Health.

27
Oct
2017

WAHPSA Networking Breakfast

27 Oct 2017 -27 Oct 2017
Cancer Council WA Seminar Room

WAHPSA welcomes you to attend our annual Networking Breakfast for an opportunity to learn from experts in the education system and understand how your agency can better meet the needs of schools.

A light, healthy breakfast will be provided on arrival, be prepared to network!

31
Oct
2017

Disability, Inclusion and Advocacy Unit Masterclass - Geelong October 2017

31 Oct 2017 -31 Oct 2017

Personhood, decision-making and choice: Frameworks for upholding rights with people with disabilities

03
Nov
2017

WA Symposium – Emerging trends in nutrition

03 Nov 2017 -03 Nov 2017
Bendat Parent and Community Centre

WA is set for an innovative State Symposium on Emerging Trends in Nutrition. Topics include nutrigenomics and new research in low carbohydrate diets for diabetes. Participate in workshops around sustainability, research and leadership. It is a jam-packed day with keynote speakers Grant Brinkworth, Stephanie Godrich and Lynnette Ferguson. This event is not to be missed by WA health professionals working the area of nutrition.

06
Nov
2017

How to Write and Publish in the Peer Reviewed Journals: Top Tips from Editors

06 Nov 2017 -06 Nov 2017
Room 303, Building 400, Curtin Uni (Bentley Campus)

Top Tips from Editors

09
Nov
2017

Social Marketing and Behaviour Change - Workshop 1: Social Marketing Principles and Practices

09 Nov 2017 -09 Nov 2017
Bendat Community Centre, Dodd Street, Wembley
$25.00

Social marketing uses the techniques of commercial marketing, focusing on what your audience wants rather than needs, to encourage healthier and safer behaviours.

These two half-day workshops will take you through the principles and practice of social marketing and behaviour change, and give you the opportunity to workshop your own ideas and priorities so bring along your project and utilise the expertise in the room. You will walk away from the workshop with simple, practical marketing activities and ideas that can inform your own programs.

Presented by Rob Donovan, the Senior Principal Research Fellow in the School of Sport Science Exercise and Health at The University of Western Australia. Rob is the founder and Principal Director of Mentally Healthy WA, who deliver the Act-Belong-Commit campaign.

Date: Thursday 9 November

Time: 8.30am-12.30pm

Location: Bendat Community Centre, Dodd Street, Wembley

Cost: $25 per workshop (or $40 for both)

Register: https://knowinjury.org.au/events/social-marketing-and-behaviour-change-workshop-1/

 

13
Nov
2017

Deakin Food Policy Dialogue

13 Nov 2017 -13 Nov 2017
Deakin University, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne

This is a one day meeting on a topical food policy issue with a focus on developing a policy-driven research agenda.

This meeting will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners and policy makers who have a keen interest in or influence on healthy food policies.

15
Nov
2017

Tobacco Control in the 21st Century Short Course

15 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
The Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley

Cancer Council WA is hosting the Tobacco Control in the 21st Century Short Course at the Bendat Parent and Community Centre on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November 2017. Day 1 runs from 8:30am to 5pm and day 2 is from 8am to 4pm. Registration starts at 7:45am on both days.

Facilitated by Dr Becky Freeman from the University of Sydney, this course will provide an exciting opportunity for people working in tobacco control across WA to learn more about what a comprehensive approach to tobacco control really involves and what impact this has for their day-to-day work.

Presentations from special guests will be incorporated into the two day program.

For more information contact Lorena Chapman by email at makesmokinghistory@cancerwa.asn.au or by phone: 9388 4386. More information is available on the Cancer Council WA website: https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/research/research-events/current_events/tobacco-control-in-the-21st-century-short-course/

Register by Wednesday 1 November 2017 via http://events.eventzilla.net/e/tobacco-control-in-the-21st-century-short-course--2138927934

23
Nov
2017

Injury Prevention Summit & Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards Breakfast

23 Nov 2017 -23 Nov 2017
Parmelia Hilton, Karri Room, 14 Mill Street, Perth

Join us to celebrate injury prevention and safety promotion in Western Australia at our Awards Breakfast. The Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognises the action and excellence of those working to prevent injury and promote safety in Western Australia.

Time: 7:45am  - 9:30am

Awards Breakfast Cost: $25

Immediately following the awards presentation will be the Injury Prevention Summit, highlighting current directions, trends and practice in injury prevention, and an opportunity to improve your networks within the injury prevention sector. View the Summit Program here.

See event flyer here

Time: 10am - 4:30pm

Summit Cost: $55

Combined Awards and Summit Ticket Cost: $70 per person

Registration: https://knowinjury.org.au/events-and-training/know-injury/

 

24
Nov
2017

'Lost and Found' Seminar

24 Nov 2017 -24 Nov 2017
AMREP Lecture Theatre The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004 Located 100m west of the Punt and Commercial Roads intersection.

Presented by Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Description: Unexplained absences of residential aged care residents, often referred to as absconding, eloping and wandering, or leave without notification is one of the most challenging issues related to the care of older people. The issue of "to lock or not" poses challenges for the care provider when trying to balance safety with independence. Understanding how to manage leave without notification of residential aged care residents will become more acute as the population ages. Which is worse, the psychological impact of being locked in versus the physical risk of leaving?

Date: Friday 24 November 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Registrations open at 8:00 am

Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre

The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP)

75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Located 100m west of the Punt and Commercial Roads intersection.

Cost: Early Bird Fee: $165 incl. GST (rate expires 7 October); Standard Fee: $210 incl. GST. Catering will be provided.

Registration link: https://shop.monash.edu/lost-and-found-rac-communique-seminar.html

For more information: visit https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/creps/seminars

25
Nov
2017

Medicine and the Media

25 Nov 2017 -25 Nov 2017
553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Medicine and the Media Short Course

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Monash University

This short course is designed for both health professionals and media professionals. It's created to help bridge the gap between their respective fields so that the quality of health reporting can be improved.

Event date: 25 November 2017, 9AM

Event end date: 25 November 2017, 4.30PM

Location: 553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

More details:

Registration is $299.

More information can be found at the event website [http://www.cvent.com/d/x5qv9h]

04
Dec
2017

Stop Domestic Violence Conference Australia

04 Dec 2017 - 06 Dec 2017
Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Date: 4 - 6 December 2017

Venue: Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Early Bird Close: Monday 23 October 2017

Abstracts Close: Monday 14 August 2017

Conference Website: click here

07
Dec
2017

Social Marketing for Behaviour Change - Workshop 2: Principles of Communication and Models of Attitude-Behaviour Change.

07 Dec 2017 -07 Dec 2017
Bendat Community Centre, Dodd Street, Wembley
$25.00

Social marketing uses the techniques of commercial marketing, focusing on what your audience wants rather than needs, to encourage healthier and safer behaviours. Presented by Rob Donovan, the two half-day workshops will take you through the principles and practice of social marketing and principles of communication and models of behaviour change.

The series will explore real world examples and also give you the opportunity to workshop your own ideas and priorities- so bring along your project and utilise the expertise in the room. You will walk away from the workshop with simple, practical marketing activities and ideas that can inform your own programs.

To book for both workshops (9 November and 7 December) click here.

12
Apr
2018

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 

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