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About this course: This course is multidisciplinary in nature, and aims to equip the global audience of interested lay people, people with chronic disease, public health researchers, health clinicians, students, administrators, and researchers to reflect on the overall impact of the burden of chronic disease . It shows how all chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer) are related by a set of common causes, and that such diseases should be tackled, not individually, but as part of a complex system, with interrelated contributing factors. These factors are genetic, environmental, psychological, economic, social, developmental, and media related.

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Event Date 17 Jul 2017 9:00am
Registration Start Date 17 Jul 2017 9:00am
Location Online

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Find out at the PHAA/AEA great debate at University of Technology Sydney on 31st August when experts in cancer, genetics, epidemiology, infection and prevention go head to head to argue whether observational studies are obsolete.


Event Date 31 Aug 2017
Event End Date 31 Aug 2017
Location University of Technology Sydney, Building 5, Block B, Room 14, 1 Quay Stree, Haymarket NSW 2000, UTS room code: CB05B.01.014

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Please save the date for our upcoming event on Housing and Health, which will take place during Anti-Poverty week. The seminar will consider the critical role housing plays as a social determinant of health, featuring speakers from the NSW Government, NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS), and Flourish Australia.

Venue: Charles Perkins Centre, Level 6, Seminar Room 6.1, The University of Sydney, Sydney.

Webinar: The event is available as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person.

Cost: Free for all AHPA members and non-members.

RSVP: 17 October 2017 for catering purposes.

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Seminar and webinar program

To register for the webinar, click here. If you wish to attend in person, please use the 'Register' button at the bottom of this post.

Event Date 17 Oct 2017 5:30pm
Event End Date 17 Oct 2017 7:00pm
Registration Start Date 29 Sep 2017
Cut off date 17 Oct 2017 11:55pm
Location Charles Perkins Centre, Level 6, Seminar Room 6.1, The University of Sydney, Sydney.

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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.

Event Date 13 Nov 2017 9:00am
Event End Date 13 Nov 2017 5:30pm
Location Deakin University, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne

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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.

Event Date 27 Feb 2018 5:30pm
Event End Date 27 Feb 2018 7:30pm
Registration Start Date 31 Jan 2018 11:55pm
Cut off date 27 Feb 2018 6:00pm
Location (Webinar) Ironbark Room at Strathfield Library, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush, Sydney

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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.

Event Date 13 Mar 2018 2:00pm
Event End Date 13 Mar 2018 4:30pm
Registration Start Date 8 Feb 2018 11:00pm
Cut off date 13 Mar 2018 11:00pm
Location Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

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The Sax Institute is offering training for early to mid career researchers who would like their work to have the best chance of impacting on policies, programs and services. Working in partnership with policy partners is key - but it is often challenging to know how to begin to build and to sustain these partnerships.

Event Date 26 Mar 2018 10:00am
Event End Date 28 Mar 2018 4:00pm
Registration Start Date 28 Feb 2018 12:00pm
Cut off date 20 Mar 2018 12:00pm
Location PricewaterhouseCoopers, Level 17, One International Towers Sydney, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo

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You are invited to attend this seminar with guest presenter Dr Harry Rutter.

Dr Harry Rutter is a public health physician and a senior research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, senior strategic adviser on obesity to Public Health England, and an honorary senior academic at the University of Oxford.

VENUE University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

RSVP and full details here.

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Presented by
The Prevention Research Collaboration, Charles Perkins Centre, and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Event Date 11 May 2018 12:00pm
Event End Date 11 May 2018 1:00pm
Registration Start Date 6 Apr 2018 12:00pm
Cut off date 11 May 2018 12:00pm
Location University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

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Event Date 22 Jun 2018 10:00am
Event End Date 22 Jun 2018 4:00pm
Cut off date 22 May 2018 11:55pm
Location Seminar Room 6.1, L6, The Hub, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

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The Sax Institute’s Knowledge Mobilisation Conference 2018 provides an opportunity to hear from international and Australian experts in knowledge mobilisation, share your research and to meet with others working in this emerging field.

Event Date 4 Jul 2018
Event End Date 5 Jul 2018 11:55pm
Registration Start Date 30 Mar 2018
Cut off date 4 Jul 2018
Location Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sydney

You are invited to a free event co-hosted by NSW Cancer Council and University of Sydney.

We are joining with Sydney Health Law at The University of Sydney Law School and the Food Governance Node at Charles Perkins Centre to run an event on regulation of food marketing to children on Wednesday 7 November 6-8pm (canapés from 5.30pm) at Sydney Law School Law Foyer, The University of Sydney.

The topics will feature:

• False and misleading food marketing and the recent ACCC v Heinz case
• The food industry’s two initiatives on responsible marketing to children; and
• Regulation of unhealthy food marketing on state government transport infrastructure

Guest speakers include:
• Adrian Coorey, Principle Lawyer, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
• Jane Martin, Executive Manager, Obesity Policy Coalition
• Geoffrey Annison, Director – Health, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs, Australian Food and Grocery Council
• Wendy Watson, Nutrition Program Manager, Cancer Council NSW
• Emily Harper, Director – Preventative and Population Health, ACT Health
• Associate Professor Bridget Kelly, University of Wollongong

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Event Date 7 Nov 2018 5:30pm
Event End Date 7 Nov 2018 8:00pm
Registration Start Date 19 Oct 2018
Cut off date 5 Nov 2018 11:55pm
Location University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

The Great Debate on Health in NSW

Monday 12 November 2018 from 5-7pm at University of Sydney

Invited panellists:

· The Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research

· The Hon Walt Secord MLC, Shadow Minister for Health

· The Hon David Shoebridge MLC, Greens spokesperson for Health

Moderated by Terry Slevin, CEO of Public Health Association of Australia.

Presented by the Public Health Association of Australia NSW Branch and Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney

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Event Date 12 Nov 2018 5:00pm
Event End Date 12 Nov 2018 7:00pm
Location University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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Social media have become an unavoidable part of modern life. It is therefore no surprise that public health campaigns are making increasing use of social media as part of their communication strategies. However, little is known about how best to use social media to drive change in health behaviours and outcomes, with the available evidence suggesting campaigns are failing to make the most of social media’s potential. Further complicating matters is the difficulty of evaluating social media components of campaigns, especially going beyond process indicators such as ‘likes’ and shares.

This seminar will explore how social media is being used and evaluated as part of campaigns. James and Blythe will discuss the theory of social media use, current practice and what is known about effective and ineffective use, and the implications for practice and evaluation.

Event Date 19 Mar 2019 12:30pm
Event End Date 19 Mar 2019 1:30pm
Registration Start Date 5 Mar 2019 9:00am
Cut off date 19 Mar 2019 11:00am
Location The University of Sydney

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Face-to-face registration is now full. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be place on the waiting list. Attendance via Zoom is still possible (see link below).

Hosted by Monash University, the Prevention Research Collaboration at the University of Sydney, and the NSW/ACT Branch and Research, Evidence, Evaluation and Translation (REET) committees of the Australian Health Promotion Association.

Open to all AHPA members and health promotion practitioners and managers.

Evaluation of health promotion strategies can provide the much needed practice-based evidence that is required to tackle population health priorities and reduce health inequities. This workshop is an opportunity to bring together researchers and health promotion practitioners and managers to discuss evaluation practices, determinants and priorities.

Evidence from a recent study examining the individual, organisational and system-level factors that affect evaluation practice and quality in health promotion. Audience interaction will encourage participants to reflect on their experiences of evaluation capacity building. Participants will be invited to consider opportunities and strategies to build capacity to conduct and use evaluation for improved population health.

Attendance via Zoom is also possible. Please click here to register to attend via Zoom.

Event Date 8 Nov 2019 9:30am
Event End Date 8 Nov 2019 12:00pm
Registration Start Date 2 Oct 2019
Location Seminar Room 6.1, L6 Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

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Speaker: Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum  (E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Date: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Time: 12:30-1:30pm AEST

Title: Protecting mental (and physical) health during Covid-19

Talk outline: This presentation will examine the relationship between physical and mental health and discuss the importance of addressing modifiable lifestyle factors in the prevention and treatment of poor mental health. The latest evidence regarding exercise and diet and the role they play in achieving optimal mental health will be discussed. Finally, the potential of exercise as a mental health and psychosocial intervention for particularly vulnerable populations including those living with mental illness and in contexts of mass displacement with also be discussed. 

Bio: Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum is a Scientia Fellow in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney, and an honorary fellow at the Black Dog Institute. As an exercise physiologist, Simon’s research focuses on physical activity, mental illness, sport for development and global mental health. Simon has worked with a variety of groups including youth, veterans, emergency service workers and refugees. Simon has published >180 peer-reviewed publications including a textbook. He serves as an elected national director of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and is the President Elect of the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Simon has led a number of international research and capacity building projects, including working in the Rohingya refugee crises in Bangladesh.

Registration Fees:

Members - Free - Please login to your AHPA member account for discount to apply

Non-members - $10

Event Date 1 Jul 2020 12:30pm
Event End Date 1 Jul 2020 1:30pm
Registration Start Date 12 Jun 2020 4:00pm
Cut off date 1 Jul 2020 12:30pm
Individual Price Members - Free
Location Online
AUD10.00 932

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