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“Listen Up, Listen Louder” - Consumer Conference, Melbourne, October 2019

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) Biennial Conference - Putting Lived Experience front and centre in discussions about mental health reform.

When:         Thursday 31 October 2019, 10am – Friday 1 November/2019, 4pm
Where:        RMIT University Storey Hall, 336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne

The “Listen Up, Listen Louder” Conference is a unique consumer run event that will provide an avenue for people with a lived experience to be positioned front and centre in the discussion about mental health reform, human rights activism and social change against the backdrop of Victoria’s Commission into Mental Health. Featuring for the first time a whole day dedicated youth mental health, the 3 day “Listen Up, Listen Louder” conference will bring together practice leaders, activists, academics, change agents and emerging new voices from across Australia and internationally. Putting Lived Experience front and centre in discussions about mental health reform. Click here for more information.

Putting Young People's Lived Experience front and centre in discussions around mental health reform.
Youth Date & Time: Wed 30th October 2019, 10 am to 4.30pm.
Cost $20 to $80 (Bursaries available by application)
Register

VMIAC is offering a limited number of Bursaries to pay for the people who couldn't otherwise afford to come tot the conference. A Bursary is a scholarship or grant that is paid on someone's behalf.  See Application Form for further details.
Bursaries applications need to be on or before October 14th, 2019 and you will be notified by October 18th, 2019 if you are successful.

7th Annual Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference - Sante Fe, NM, April 2020

Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference is the premier international forum for cutting-edge topics to enhance multidisciplinary teams in spiritual care. The conference is designed to provide spiritual care providers with the skills, best practices, research, that can advance your career and improve optimal care for those in need.

When:     April 20-22, 2020
Where:
   Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Santa Fe, NM

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - don't miss the most exciting conference yet!
The Grenger Westberg Keynote Address: Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

 PRESENTING: Tracking the Perennial Tradition Creates an Alternative Orthodoxy   
When we look at the history of spiritual care and healing, the same themes keep emerging across religions and cultures. They are issues of how to move from doctrinal belief into actual practice. One primary theological application method is the practice of cultivating a contemplative mind.

Fr. Richard is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation and self-emptying, and compassion for the marginalized. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, where he also serves as academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Fr. Richard is the author of many books, including the bestsellers Falling Upward, The Divine Dance, Breathing Under Water, and, most recently, The Universal Christ. His work has been featured on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday, Krista Tippett's On Being, and in the New York Times.

Plenary Speakers
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D.
Founder and Abbot Upaya Institute and Zen Center

Michelle O’Rourke, RN, MA
Consultant, Educator and Facilitator, Henri Nouwen Society

Bryan Sexton, Ph.D.
Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety & Quality Duke University Health System

Jason Callahan, MDiv, MS, BCC
Chaplain, Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU Massey Cancer Center

Click here for more information and click here to download the brochure.

4th National LGBT&I ageing and aged care Conference - Melbourne, October 2019

The 4th National LGBT&I Ageing & Aged Care Conference Ageing with Pride: The new landscape of LGBT&I ageing and aged care in Australia

When:       Thursday 24 - Friday 25 October 2019

Where:       Novotel on Collins, Melbourne

The National LGBTI Health Alliance Silver Rainbow Project and Val’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care, in association with The Coming Back Out Ball invite you to be part of the 4th National lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBT&I) Ageing and Aged Care Conference, in Melbourne, Australia

The LGBT&I Ageing and Aged Care conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBT&I consumers.

Over two days, the conference will hear the voices and understand the experiences of LGBT&I older people. It will explore new perspectives in ageing and aged care policy and practice with leaders in the field to build on the foundations of LGBT&I inclusive practice achieved over the past decade. We will examine the new landscape of LGBT&I ageing and aged care policy and practice in Australia, and how together we can achieve healthy ageing outcomes for LGBT&I people as they age.

We are delighted to confirm the first of our keynote and invited speaker program which includes:

Ita Buttrose AC, OBE - Chair Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013 Australian of the Year, Health Advocate & Campaigner for the needs & rights of older Australians, former Chair of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS)
Georgina Beyer, Politician and human rights advocate and world’s first openly transgender mayor and member of Parliament in New Zealand
Ro Allen, Victoria’s Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Equality Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria State Government.
Tristan Meecham, Director, All The Queens Men, a participatory theatre company championing social equality and diversity, with programs including The Coming Back Out Ball and the LGBTI Elders Dance Club.
Sandra Pankhurst, trans woman extraordinaire, whose amazing life and business was shared in the award winning book, The Trauma Cleaner – in conversation.
Becoming Colleen, Screening of the documentary, “Becoming Colleen” - the story of Colleen Young who transitioned at aged 82, followed by panel discussion with the director Ian W Thomson, and guests Brenda Appleton (TGV) and Sandra Pankhurst, with more guests to be announced soon.

Click here for more details.

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

12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society - Melbourne, July 2020

Grief and bereavement in a changing world: Personal, social and global perspectives Save the date

When:      13-17 July 2020

Where:      Melbourne

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) is delighted to host the 12th triennial International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society. ACGB is the peak national bereavement organisation in Australia and over the 22 years of its operation has developed an international reputation as a high-quality provider of education and clinical services. 

This unique international conference will bring together a diverse range of world-class speakers alongside local presentations, pre-conference workshops and networking events.

This conference will enhance your knowledge, widen your personal and professional networks, stimulate your clinical and research practice, while providing a relaxing and memorable time in a beautiful setting.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in July 2020. Click here for more information.

Giant Steps 2019 - Melbourne, November 2019

Giant Steps 2019 | Towards better, safer care

When:       21 - 22 November 2019
Where:     
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

This year we're hosting our first two-day healthcare quality and safety conference and we'll be focusing on four key themes:
Quality improvement
Emerging health challenges
Leadership
Delivering high quality care.

Click here for more information.




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