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Aboriginal Health Conference 2021

20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021, 12:00am-12:00am

The 2021 Aboriginal Health Conference will celebrate culture, strengths and successes in indigenous health – a time to reflect on achievements so far and how we can address the challenges. The conference will provide a space to rejoice and reconnect with colleagues after a challenging year in terms of environmental impacts and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are now calling for abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations under the following streams:

  • Mental Health
  • Quality improvement - interrogating data for the benefit of Aboriginal people and their communities 
  • Environmental Health
  • Chronic Disease with a focus on palliative care, voluntary assisted dying and end of life
  • Early intervention with a focus on child health, chest, ear and skin

While these streams are provided for guidance, abstracts may be applicable across multiple streams. All innovative projects, programs, research and initiatives will be considered.

The Conference Committee is seeking:

  • Interesting and thought-provoking 20-minute oral presentations and
  • E-poster presentations. 

Preference will be given to presentation and poster abstracts that are action-oriented, strengths-based and solution-focused.

Rural Health West encourages submissions from the Aboriginal health workforce, students, researchers and educators.

Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 19 July.


Financial support for abstract presenters

If your Abstract Submission is selected you may be eligible for funding towards your conference fee, travel and accommodation through the Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).

The HWSP provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

Please contact the Health Workforce Scholarship Program Coordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on eligibility.

Conference registrations will open towards the end of July.

For more information click here.