Conferences and other events

This page lists conferences, events and consultations that may be of interest to AIPA members, associates and friends.  Every effort is made to ensure that this list is comprehensive and up-to-date.  Input and feedback is very much welcome.

For a comprehensive list of conferences and workshops relevant to Indigenous health please visit the Indigenous Health InfoNet website at www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences

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Student volunteering

Some conferences and forums offer volunteering roles for students.  Volunteers assist in the running of the conference in exchange for free registration.  For information on student volunteer opportunities at APS conference go to www.psychology.org.au/conferences/#s3. For other volunteering opportunities contact the conference organiser.

Bursaries and scholarships

Scholarships and bursaries are often available from conference organisers and/or from employers (particularly tertiary education providers) to support students, early career researchers and others to attend professional development events.  Check with the conference organisers, your school/department, and with your Indigenous Education Centre if you are a student.

Some examples include:

 

Conferences, symposia and workshops

2017

Event

Dates

Venue

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Parent Engagement Conference 6-8 Jun Melbourne, Vic
NIRAKN International Conference: Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity 6-8 Jun Surfers Paradise, Qld
4th International Indigenous Social Work Conference 11-14 Jun Alta, Norway
Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum 14 Jun Connecticut, USA
No More Harm National Conference: Bullying, Harassing and Discriminating Behaviour Solutions 26-27 Jun Brisbane, Qld
Duranbinjma-Burre: International Indigenous Knowledge Conference 26-28 Jun Geelong, Vic
APS College of Clinical Psychologists 30 Jun - 2 Jul Brisbane, Qld
Aboriginal Health Conference 1-2 Jul Perth, WA
Youth Health Conference 2017 6-7 Jul Sydney, NSW
WA Mental Health Conference 13-14 Jul Perth, WA
APS 12th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference 13-15 Jul Sydney, NSW
Achieving great outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids 20 Jul Melbourne, Vic
World Indigenous Peoples Conference (WIPCE) 24-29 Jul Toronto, Canada
Australian Winter School Conference 2017 (national drug and alcohol conference) 27-28 Jul Brisbane, Qld
Tasmanian Health Conference 29 Jul Hobart, Tas
Australia's Red Centre Conference 2017 31 Jul - 7 Aug Alice Springs, NT
4th National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference 2017 7-8 Aug Gold Coast, Qld
18th International Mental Health Conference 2017 21-23 Aug Gold Coast, Qld
12th National Allied Health Conference 26-29 Aug Sydney, NSW
12th biennial, 2017 Asian Association of Social Psychology conference 26-28 Aug Auckland, New Zealand
The Mental Health Service (TheMHS) Annual Conference 29 Aug - 1 Sept Sydney, NSW
11th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference 5-7 Sept Cairns, Qld
Australian Palliative Care Conference 6-8 Sept Adelaide, SA
7th Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) National Conference 12-14 Sept Canberra, ACT
Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association Conference 20-23 Sept Hunter Valley, NSW
Global alcohol policy conference (GAPC) 4-6 Oct Melbourne, Vic
7th International Carers Conference 4-6 Oct Adelaide, SA
Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINAM) Professional Development Conference 10-12 Oct Gold Coast, Qld
9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 11-13 Oct Albury, NSW
Alzheimer's Australia national conference 17-20 Oct Melbourne, Vic
35th CRANAplus Conference - The future of remote health and the influence of technology 18-20 Oct Broome, WA
Australian Association of Family Therapy Annual Conference 19 Oct Adelaide, SA
Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 25-27 Oct Broome, WA
10th Health Services & Policy Research Conference 1-3 Nov Gold Coast, Qld
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference 12-15 Nov Melbourne, Vic
2017 Annual Research Translation Symposium - NH&MRC and The Lowitja Institute 14-15 Nov Brisbane, Qld
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) National Conference 27-30 Nov Perth, WA
"From the Outside Looking In...": Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering 28-30 Nov British Columbia, Canada
National housing conference 29 Nov - 1 Dec Sydney, NSW
Black Thunder, Black Voices Towards 2020 Conference 13-15 Dec Canberra, ACT

 

2018

Event

Dates

Venue

Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Conference 20-21 Mar Perth, WA
29th International Congress of Applied Psychology 25-30 Jun Montreal, Canada
15th Australian Institute of Family Studies conference 25-27 July Melbourne, Vic

 

 

Training and Workshops

AIPA

Program

Delivery

Working together: the journey towards cultural competence with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Face-to-face workshops

APS and APS Institute

Program

 Delivery

The Kimberley Way: Indigenous Suicide Prevention Training  Online
Forced Adoption Training Webinars
Ethical decision making in psychology Online
Online Media Skills Training Course Online
Suicide prevention professional development training Online

Other Providers

Event

Provider

Dates

Venue

Breaking Point: Ice and Methamphetamine AusMed Education Various Various
Framing Indigenous Health Centre for Remote Health Various Various
Other Ways of Knowing: Understanding Aboriginal Trauma Turning Point Various Fitzroy, Vic
Better Ways of Working with Aboriginal Elders The Junction Neighbourhood House 28 June, 2017 Redfern, NSW
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) one day CPD networking workshop (Cairns) NATSIHWA 28 June, 2017 Cairns, Qld
NATSIHWA NSW Forum - Dubbo NATSIHWA 26 July, 2017 Dubbo, NSW
Narrative Therapy and Community Work Through an Aboriginal Lens and Torres Strait Islander Lens Workshop Dulwich Centre 31 July - 4 Aug, 2017 Cairns, Qld
NATSIHWA NT Forum - Darwin NATSIHWA 16 Aug, 2017 Darwin, NT
NATSIHWA Qld Forum - Brisbane NATSIHWA 6 Sept, 2017 Brisbane, Qld
Building Authentic Relationships with Aboriginal Families and Communities Yarn Strong Sista 7 Sept, 2017 Collingwood, Vic
Walking Together: Creative Ways of Working with Aboriginal Young People Anthony Hillin 18-19 Sept, 2017 Burwood, NSW
Other ways of knowing: Understanding Aboriginal trauma Turning Point 19 Oct, 2017 Fitzroy, Vic
NATSIHWA SA Forum - Adelaide NATSIHWA 15 Nov, 2017 Adelaide, SA
Recognising and Responding to Trauma: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Children and Families ACT Council of Social Service Inc 15-16 Nov, 2017 Canberra, ACT
NATSIHWA Vic Forum - Shepparton NATSIHWA 14 Dec, 2017 Shepparton, Vic