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National conferences and events

Akolade’s 2nd National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum  

Wednesday - Friday, 21 - 23 February 2018 at Pan Pacific Perth

FASD Research Australia will partner with leading Australian and New Zealand organisations to host the 2nd Australasian FASD Conference in Perth.


20 - 22 November 2018

Day 1: Special interest group workshops

Days 2 - 3:  Conference

This event will be open to all interested parties, including health, education, justice and disability professionals; parents and carers; policy makers and the research community.

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Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there remains to be limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions. Continuing on the work of seven previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. What does existing or emerging research tell us? Are the results transferable from country to country and/or from laboratory to real life? Are there clinical implications of results from any of these areas of which we should be aware? What are the changes in our thinking, practice and directions that will be required to improve outcomes? What are the implications for the future? This interactive 2018 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.

Goals and Objectives

  • Identify, explore and examine existing, new and emerging research and the implications for those with FASD, families and caregivers, systems and services
  • Connect the identified needs of community workers, healthcare providers, and families with the research community
  • Recognize emerging research findings and how they might better assist ethical policy and decision making and the development ofintegrated and collaborative approaches across systems
  • Examine practice-based evidence, projects and programs to understand the potential connections to research and potential longitudinal studies
  • Engage in knowledge exchange and dialogue through sessions, networking and the direct experience of those with FASD

Who Should Attend:

This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to the audiences listed below, as well as anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD. And as always, we are honoured to have individuals with FASD as our guests.

Addictions, Administrators, Child Welfare Professionals, Clinicians, Community Members, Educators, FASD Specialists, Family Members, Health/Mental Health, Justice, Physicians, Policy Makers, Researchers, Scientists, Students, Women’s Service Providers, as well as anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD.

April 18 – 21, 2018

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We would like to invite you to be a part of the WACOSS Conference 2018, Making PLACE to be held on 2 – 3 May 2018.

The biennial conference will feature a full and dynamic program to meet the diverse interests and professional requirements of the multitude of people working in our sector, from front line staff, to policy makers, senior managers, and board members.

We have chosen Making PLACE as the central theme for the conference because our place in society has a significant influence on our experiences. Place affects our health, welfare, security, and contentment. Place is where we are and where we want to be. It is where we struggle and where we dream. Where we build and where we join together. It is about our connection to country and communities of solidarity. Place can be the foundation for a shared community vision, an agreement that ensure everyone’s wellbeing. It can also become the basis of inequality and marginalisation, when people are excluded from and struggle to find a place on the fringe.

The Making PLACE conference is the chance for us to have conversations about how we can overcome the challenges of place and make place better. It will also be an opportunity to showcase and learn from place-based initiatives already begun, and champion place into the future.

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Movement for change – play your part

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” Roald Dahl

The stories we tell ourselves now will predict the future. How can we change these stories to create the future we want? How do we move our communities closer to creating greater wellbeing by challenging how we talk about the world?

Join us at the 2018 QCOSS State Conference on 16 and 17 May... 

... be part of a movement for change

We will focus on the stories we tell as organisations and as a community, and explore how we change the narrative and inspire more positive outcomes by the actions we take today.

At a time when we are seeing the demonisation of groups such as welfare recipients and asylum seekers and our community is disenchanted with the democratic process, we need a new story to promote the change we want to see for all Queenslanders.

We need a movement for change. The success of such a movement depends on the dedication and commitment of the whole community. Are you ready to play your part?

Hosted by Jane Caro with Richard Denniss, Mick Gooda, the Puuya Foundation, Family by Family and many more.

Join us to:

  • Explore the current landscape in which we live and work, uncover the big issues and identify the stories that are dividing our communities.
  • Develop an understanding of the evidence base for change and the current state of play from which we can move forward.
  • Explore reforms currently underway. Challenge your beliefs and attitudes and understand how these shape our actions and influence reform directions.
  • Hear from communities who have taken action, told a different story, and have had success. How did they do it? What have they learned? Is this something we can all affect?
  • Learn from opinion leaders from different backgrounds and sectors. They will discuss their experiences and share how we can change the way we think and tell our stories to achieve improved outcomes for everyone.
  • Leave with an appetite and recipe for action to take us closer to our desired future.

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SACOSS Disability & Essential Services Conference 2018

May 14 2018

SACOSS Essential Services and Consumers Living with Disability Conference 2018: Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Transport

Early bird tickets on sale now! Ticket prices include GST

  • SACOSS Members $275 (if your organisation is not a SACOSS member, join here)
  • Community Sector / NFP (Non-SACOSS members) $297
  • Government / Corporate for profit $429

Everyone has a right to affordable and equitable access to essential services such as energy, water, telecommunications and transport. With over four million people in Australia with some form of disability, essential service businesses can ensure that people living with a disability are well considered. In this context, it is vital to deliver best practice, affordability, consumer protection, and effective regulation to enable access, participation and choice in the energy, water, telecommunication and transport sectors.

The 2018 SACOSS Essential Services and Consumers Living with Disability Conference will bring together businesses, government, community sector workers including disability advocates, service providers and consumers living with a disability (including families and carers) in the energy, water, telecommunications and transport space. Delegates will share and hear about the needs and experiences of those living with a disability and explore how essential service businesses can address disadvantage for those in vulnerable situations.

This Conference is one in a series of SACOSS Vulnerability and Affordability Conferences for the essential services sectors.

More information click here

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