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TheMHS Conference - Brisbane, August 2019

The theme for this year's Conference is "Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope".

When:         27 - 30 August 2019

Where       Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD

Mental health treatment has undergone a momentous shift towards a recovery model and the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing for everyone.
But, how do we build healthy communities that support people to withstand, adapt and cope with mental health adversity? TheMHS Conference 2019 brings people from across Australia and New Zealand to stimulate debates that challenge the boundaries of present knowledge and ideas about mental health care and mental health systems. The conference will explore the important role of resilience in building healthy communities across all facets of the sector from the consumer experience to Non-Government Organisations, General Practitioners and public mental health services. We will question how to foster personal resilience to allow people to enjoy a healthy life in the community during recovery.

Keynote speakers will share their own stories of resilience and hope with a drive to building healthier communities.

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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.

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Workplace Mental Health Symposium - Brisbane, September 2019

Build a Mentally Healthy Workplace - hosted by the  Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc, an incorporated non-government, not for profit organisation.

When:        Monday 2 - Tuesday 3 September 2019

Where:        Mercure Brisbane

How to build a culture of well-being - a symposium for HR professionals, business leaders & mental health workers.
With 1 in 5 people suffering from mental illness, the impact and cost to our workplace is increasing at an alarming rate. Organisations are struggling to influence positive change in workplace mental health – and it’s the leaders who are responsible for prioritising the conversation. To start the conversation and make change happen, you deserve access to the latest tools and knowledge to build a thriving organisation by providing support to your people.

Building a culture of well-being starts at the 2019 Workplace Mental Health Symposium.
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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.

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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

Giant Steps 2019 - Melbourne, November 2019

Giant Steps 2019 | Towards better, safer careSave the date.

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.

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.




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