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22 Nov 2017 -22 Nov 2017
Telethon Kids Institute, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco

Description: The Public Health Association of Australia (WA Branch) invites you to the 2017 Annual General Meeting to hear from Professor Mike Daube AO “Not a Spectator Sport – Challenges for Contemporary Public Health Advocacy.”

Professor Mike Daube has been Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University since 2005. Before this he was Director General of Health for WA and Chair of the National Public Health Partnership. He has held numerous committee roles, including President of the Public Health Association of Australia, President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health, co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, Vice-Chair of the WHO FCTC Review Group, and many others. He was founding Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth. He has published widely on tobacco, alcohol, advocacy and other health topics, and worked with WHO, governments and other health organisations in many countries.

Date: 22nd November 2017

Time: 5 - 7pm

Location:Telethon Kids Institute, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco.

Cost: Free for PHAA members | $10 for non-members

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Injury Prevention Summit 2017

23 Nov 2017 -23 Nov 2017
Parmelia Hilton

Know Injury invites you to attend the Injury Prevention Summit, which will highlight current directions, priorities, and practice in injury prevention, and strengthen networks within the injury prevention sector.


'Lost and Found' Seminar

24 Nov 2017 -24 Nov 2017
AMREP Lecture Theatre The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004 Located 100m west of the Punt and Commercial Roads intersection.

Presented by Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Description: Unexplained absences of residential aged care residents, often referred to as absconding, eloping and wandering, or leave without notification is one of the most challenging issues related to the care of older people. The issue of "to lock or not" poses challenges for the care provider when trying to balance safety with independence. Understanding how to manage leave without notification of residential aged care residents will become more acute as the population ages. Which is worse, the psychological impact of being locked in versus the physical risk of leaving?

Date: Friday 24 November 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Registrations open at 8:00 am

Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre

The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP)

75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Located 100m west of the Punt and Commercial Roads intersection.

Cost: Early Bird Fee: $165 incl. GST (rate expires 7 October); Standard Fee: $210 incl. GST. Catering will be provided.

Registration link:

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Medicine and the Media

25 Nov 2017 -25 Nov 2017
553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Medicine and the Media Short Course

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Monash University

This short course is designed for both health professionals and media professionals. It's created to help bridge the gap between their respective fields so that the quality of health reporting can be improved.

Event date: 25 November 2017, 9AM

Event end date: 25 November 2017, 4.30PM

Location: 553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

More details:

Registration is $299.

More information can be found at the event website []


Stop Domestic Violence Conference Australia

04 Dec 2017 - 06 Dec 2017
Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Date: 4 - 6 December 2017

Venue: Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Early Bird Close: Monday 23 October 2017

Abstracts Close: Monday 14 August 2017

Conference Website: click here


Favourable environment and health: What is the state of knowledge and where should we invest?

05 Dec 2017 -05 Dec 2017
QV1 Building 250 St Georges Tce Perth

Description: Professor Potvin will present insights into her recent work on the relationship between community-based resources in neighbourhood and health indicators. This work considered resources around food environment, mobility, housing and social capital in relation to risk factors, morbidity and mortality.

Date: 5th December 2017

Time: 9 - 110am 

Venue: QV1 Building 250 St Georges Tce Perth

Cost: Free

Registration link:

For more information: Lisa via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9382 5951

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Sexuality, Citizenship and Youth 2nd Workshop

06 Dec 2017 -06 Dec 2017
Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace Shenton Park

In partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) and the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN), we are pleased to invite you to our second Western Australian workshop event. Join us for a late afternoon tea followed by a fun and stimulating discussion with speakers from across WA and Australia!

Date: 6th December 2017

Time: The workshop will commence at 5pm for food and networking, followed by presentations commencing at 5.45pm.

Location: Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace Shenton Park 

This event is targeted at health and education professionals, teachers, researchers, policy makers and community leaders who are working to fuel progress in the fields of sexuality, education and health. The workshop will be an opportunity to gain insights into these issues and more; expand your professional development, and network with like-minded professionals.

Hear from the following speakers:

  • Peter Aggleton (UNSW Sydney).
  • Roanna Lobo (Curtin University; SiREN).
  • Rob Cover (University of Western Australia).
  • Mary Lou Rasmussen (Australian National University) – Changing LGBTQ Youth Social Policy since 1990.
  • Kai Schweizer (Peer educator, Youth Affairs Council of WA) – Trans representation in the contemporary Western media.
  • Daniel Marshall (Deakin University) – Archives and the representation of queer young people.
  • Leigh Hill (editor, Out in Perth) – Role of LGBTQ community media for young people.
  • Renee Newman (WAAPA) – Filmmaker and director of film It’s Not Just Me, Renee will be discussing and introducing the film with focus on young people’s gender transition experiences in Western Australia.
  • Sam Winter (Curtin University) – Discussant.

To RSVP or for more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please RSVP by 1 December for catering purposes.


Social Marketing for Behaviour Change - Workshop 2: Principles of Communication and Models of Attitude-Behaviour Change.

07 Dec 2017 -07 Dec 2017
Bendat Community Centre, Dodd Street, Wembley

Social marketing uses the techniques of commercial marketing, focusing on what your audience wants rather than needs, to encourage healthier and safer behaviours. Presented by Rob Donovan, the two half-day workshops will take you through the principles and practice of social marketing and principles of communication and models of behaviour change.

The series will explore real world examples and also give you the opportunity to workshop your own ideas and priorities- so bring along your project and utilise the expertise in the room. You will walk away from the workshop with simple, practical marketing activities and ideas that can inform your own programs.

To book for both workshops (9 November and 7 December) click here.


No More Harm National Conference

12 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Pullman Melbourne on the Park – Victoria

Harm is physical or psychological damage or injury; something that causes someone or something to be hurt, broken, made less valuable, reputable or successful, etc.

Behaviours and attitudes that are harmful to others in the workplace, school yard, social situation, interpersonal relationship or sporting activity will be discussed with a solution based approach. Harm intervention and behaviour change will be examined at the conference which is in its’ 6th year.

This conference is an ideal platform to exchange ideas and learn more from other professionals, researchers and practitioners that work with individuals, groups and organisations with bullying, harassing or discriminating behaviour challenges and outcomes.

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