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Spiritual Care Australia Conference - Melbourne, June 2019

Setting the GPS: Finding your way in Spiritual Care

When:      Sunday 16 June - Wednesday 19 June 20129

Where:    Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

The Victorian Committee for the 2019 Spiritual Care Australia Conference is pleased to announce that submissions are now being invited for workshops and seminars for the 2019 Conference and are due by 21 January.

Workshop and seminar presentations by SCA members and colleagues are an important and popular part of our national SCA Conference. Details are below and on the submissions portal, which you can access here.

The 2019 SCA Conference encourages us to set our own and our organisation’s spiritual navigation systems to provide best quality spiritual care. We will be looking particularly at the perspective of the client / consumer / patient and where spiritual care fits in the world of client-centred care.

Submissions will be welcome from all sectors of spiritual care: aged care, community care, crisis / emergency, defence, education, general health care, mental health, prisons, sports, etc

Proposals for workshops or seminars should be relevant to one or more of the following streams planned for the 2019 Conference:
•    Research and quality improvement
•    Consumer engagement and experience
•    Self-care
•    Models of spiritual care, including innovation
•    Ethics in spiritual care, including in research and in end-of-life care
•    General support of the conference theme

What are you doing or learning or researching in your place that will help your colleagues as they turn their attention to finding their way in the landscape of contemporary spiritual care?

We are spiritual carers in a changing world and we are ever more attentive to questions like:
•    If our destination is excellence, what steps will get us there?
•    What principles guide us on the way? 
•    Who are our travelling companions and how do we share the journey?
•    When we find ourselves in unmapped territory, how do we manage our fears and expectations?

As we continue our journey into the spiritual care profession of the future what will help us set the GPS with most confidence? Workshops and seminars open our minds, clear our vision, give us new language, and prepare us to try new paths. We encourage you to consider presenting a workshop or seminar at our 2019 Conference.
•    Workshops will be one hour in length and are expected to have some interactive elements to achieve their learning goals.
•    Seminars may be 25 minutes or 60 minutes and may be less interactive.

Important information:
•    Submissions are due no later than close of business 21 January 2019. No exceptions will be made.
•    All proposals for workshops or seminars must be submitted via the online portal, which you can access here.
     * Note that this link takes you to a safe site outside the SCA website. To submit a proposal, you will need to create your own user name (we suggest using your usual email address) and set your own password (one that you will easily remember). Do not attempt to sign in with your SCA credentials.
•    All submissions will be acknowledged by email.
•    You will be advised if your submission has been successful or otherwise by email. Further instructions will then follow e.g. how to submit any PowerPoint presentations to be used.
•    All successful applicants are expected to register for and attend the SCA Conference on the day of their presentation at their own expense. No remuneration can be offered for workshop and seminar presenters.
•    In submitting a proposal you acknowledge that you, or your organisation, will pay your own registration, travel and accommodation costs.

Click here to access the submission portal.
Any questions may be directed to conference@spiritualcareaustralia.org.au

15th National Rural Health Conference - Hobart, March 2019


Better Together! Call for Abstracts now open - For further information visit the website

When:    24 – 27 March 2019

Where:   Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart Tasmania

If you are concerned about the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in rural or remote areas of Australia this is the Conference for you.
In March 2019 we will gather in Hobart, Tasmania for the 15th National Rural Conference.  We will meet to learn, listen and share ideas about how we can continue to do strive for equitable health outcomes in rural and remote Australia. We will acknowledge the efforts of the rural health sector – there is much to celebrate. We will work together to produce a set of recommendations for the best health outcomes in rural and remote Australia.

The Conference
Proudly managed by the National Rural Health Alliance, the National Rural Health Conference is the pre-eminent event in Australia for inspiration and information about rural and remote health and wellbeing.  It has a well-earned reputation as the best rural health Conference in Australia.

The first National Rural Health Conference was held in Toowoomba in 1991. Since that time the rural health sector has continued to come together to discuss how to improve health outcomes for the 7 million people that live in rural and remote Australia. The 15th Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania. Hobart and its surrounds was home to the Muwinina people who we acknowledge as the traditional and original owners and we pay respect to those that have passed before us and we acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are the custodians of this land.

Who should attend
As a rural health conference it's a must for health professionals from all disciplines, but its content and focus recognise the critical role played in rural wellbeing by education, industry and business, communications, aged care and disability services, transport and a wide range of other sectors and professions. So as well as health professionals, it will have plenty of interest to people working in rural education, regional development, housing, local government, community services, transport and infrastructure.

Whatever your concerns about healthy, sustainable and resilient rural and remote communities, this Conference will be of interest to you.Whether you are a consumer, a health professional, student, researcher, or health service manager, you will be able to engage with people and topics of relevance to you.
Key Dates
1 June 2018
    Call for abstracts opens
20 August 2018
    Call for abstracts closes
September 2018
    Early Bird registration opens.  Closes 31 December 2018
October 2018
    Authors receive notification of outcome of abstract submitted
December 2018
    Draft program published


13th National Allied Health Conference - Brisbane, August 2019

The conference theme ‘Realising Our Value’ aims to share the current knowledge, ideas and developments in Allied Health.

When:     5 – 8 August 2019
Where:    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland

The 2019 National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee is delighted to present the 13th National Allied Health Conference in Brisbane, Australia for all involved in Allied Health. This premiere conference will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 6th – 7th August 2019, with pre and post conference workshops scheduled for the 5th and 8th respectively.

The Organising Committee invites you to Brisbane to hear a range of eminent speakers explore the current and emerging issues that will shape the future for Allied Health.

We look forward to sharing our beautiful city with you in 2019. Click here for more information.

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference - Perth, September 2019

The theme for the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference is Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities - formerly Australian Palliative Care Conference
When:       10 – 13 September 2019

Where:      Perth WA

The theme for the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference is Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities. The theme will allow for exploration of palliative care as a human right and what can be done to ensure people from underserved populations can access palliative care and have their pain and other symptoms managed at the end of life. The conference will promote the concept that palliative care should be available to everyone, regardless of their location, age, income, diagnosis, prognosis, gender, sexual orientation, social background or cultural origin.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists palliative care as a human right to health but currently worldwide only 14% of people of people who need palliative care receive it. By bringing people from across the globe together for three days of thoughtful, inspiring and practical discussions, delegates will leave armed with information and resources to improve palliative care in their regions.

The program will present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many disciplines. It will be designed around the a number of focus areas, all linking back into the overall theme of the conference, Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities

Click here for more details. Registrations open now - call for abstracts open 10 December 2018
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8th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality - Canberra, October 2019

8th international conference on Ageing and Spirituality: Changing Cultures of Ageing and Spirituality

When:  27 - 30 October 2019

Where: Canberra

The conference is being organised by the Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality (previously the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies) which is now part of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

We have invited international speakers and have secured an excellent venue for the conference. We will be calling for abstracts to present papers at this conference soon, do think about what you may wish to submit to the committee for presentation. More details will be coming.

It will be a great opportunity meet with others who work and study with older people, as well as for those of us who are also growing older, to hear of latest scholarship in this field and to engage in the dialogue.

Click here for more details.

 





forthcoming 8th international conference on Ageing and Spirituality: Changing Cultures of Ageing and Spirituality, to be held in Canberra 27th to 30 October 2019.

The conference is being organised by the Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality (previously the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies) which is now part of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

 

As these dates are near to the dates (just a little early) that the first conference was held in Canberra almost 20 years ago, we are excited to be hosting this international conference again.
 

Since the first conference was held, this conference has been hosted by:

Canberra, Australia (first conference)

Durham, UK

Adelaide, SA.

Auckland NZ

Edinburgh, Scotland

Los Angeles USA

Chicago USA

 

We have invited international speakers and have secured an excellent venue for the conference. We will be calling for abstracts to present papers at this conference soon, do think about what you may wish to submit to the committee for presentation. More details will be coming.
 

Please put this conference into your calendar and let others know. 

It will be a great opportunity meet with others who work and study with older people, as well as for those of us who are also growing older, to hear of latest scholarship in this field and to engage in the dialogue.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference

 

Liz MacKinlay

TheMHS Summer Forum - Sydney February 2019

Community Mental Health Systems: Human Rights and Services

When:    28 February - 1 March 2019

Where:   Swissotel, Sydney NSW

TheMHS Summer Forum is an annual two-day educational program that highlights a contemporary topic in mental health. It will guide, challenge and inspire delegates. Audience discussion and participation are encouraged.
We believe in promoting positive attitudes about mental health and mental illness.
Our forums foster the exchange of ideas, focus discussion on workforce development, and are a great place for networking and debate for professionals, consumers, families and carers, managers, researchers and policy-makers.

Click here for more information.


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