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.
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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.
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
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, 2018For more information Click here
We would like to invite you to be a part of the WACOSS Conference 2018, to be held on .
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 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 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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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...
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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.
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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
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.
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7th International Conference on FASD 2017 was held on the 1st to the 4th of March 2017. The link to view this event is:
6th annual FASD matters conference