2024 Indigenous Health, Public Health Research & Chronic Diseases Conferences

22- 24 July 2024 | Hilton Hotel, Gold Coast

About the Conference

Conference Events

By registering, you get access to all keynotes and panels
  • National Closing The Gap Indigenous Health Conference
  • National First Nations Chronic Disease Closing The Gap Conference
  • 2024 International First Nations Public Health Research Conference
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POST-CONFERENCE MASTERCLASS

(optional, AUD$350 per person)
  • Indigenous Led Trauma-Informed Care & Suicide Prevention

Conference Networking Dinner

(optional, AUD$150 per person)

Networking Dinner

Accommodation

(optional, from AUD$300 per night)

Accommodation at Hilton Hotel, Gold Coast

Upcoming Events

National Closing The Gap Indigenous Health Conference

National Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference

The 2024 National Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference is scheduled to be held at the Hilton Hotel in the Gold Coast on July 22-24, 2024. It is the only conference that has been continuously running since the establishment of the Closing the Gap concept and is the largest gathering of delegates from all sectors outside of Indigenous national associations. The conference is held annually and over the past ten years has attracted thousands of attendees bringing together representatives from all states and territories governments, First Nations medical services and mainstream health sectors, First Nations communities, allied health professionals, ACCHOs, NGOs, researchers and interested individuals. The conference is hosted by Indigenous Conference Services with great line up of First Nations speakers from all throughout Australia. The event is based upon the principal belief that Indigenous health must be approached from a holistic view, which encompasses body, mind and spirit; thus, leading to the fundamental rights of self-determination. The conference recognises that treating our health must be done by treating the whole person, through mind, body, soul and culture. No matter what your culture is, if you're a First Nations person, statistics show that health, education and the justice system is monstrously weighted against First Nations People. 

National First Nations Chronic Disease Closing The Gap Conference

2024 First Nations Chronic Diseases Conference

The National First Nations Chronic Diseases Close The Gap Conference is scheduled to be held on July 22-24, 2024 at the Hilton Hotel in the Gold Coast, Queensland. The conference will provide insights into the successes of Indigenous organisations and health care professionals, focusing on solutions to First Nation’s peoples with chronic diseases and highlights the successes of chronic disease policies and management programs implemented in Indigenous communities. The conference will highlight many of the achievements gained against the four major chronic diseases namely cancer, diabetes, kidney and heart failure issues and the battle to stem the ongoing diseases within First Nations communities.

2024 International First Nations Public Health Research Conference

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The 2024 International First Nations Public Health Research Conference is scheduled to be held on July 22-24, 2024 at the Hilton Hotel Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast QLD. The conference is designed to bring together both government and non-government agencies, First Nations medical services and mainstream health sectors, community-controlled organisations, First Nations communities, allied health professionals and university researchers who are working in the Indigenous health research focusing on Indigenous Chronic Disease Health and strengthening the life expectancy of First Nations people to equal that of non-Indigenous people.  The conference will highlight many of the achievements gained against the four major chronic diseases namely cancer, diabetes, kidney and heart failure issues and the battle to stem the ongoing diseases within First Nations communities. 

Conference Agenda

08:30am - 09:00am
  • Registration and Networking with other delegates, sponsors & exhibitors
09:00am - 09:15am
  • Master of Ceremony - Welcome & Safety Announcement by Sharon Finnan-White, Founder & CEO, First Nations Academy of Excellence & Finnan-White Consulting
09:15am - 09:30am
  • Welcome to Country by Uncle John Graham, Traditional Custodian of the Gold Coast and Chairperson, Yugambeh Regional Aboriginal Corporation Alliance
09:30am - 09:45am
  • Opening Keynote Session on the work of Joint Council on Closing the Gap by Hon. Leeanne Enoch, Minister Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Queensland Department of Health
09:45am - 10:30am
  • The role of Indigenous peoples in creating strong, resilient communities by Dr. Amber Logan & Dr Joe Stone, Clinical Psychologists, Indigenous Development Specialists NZ USA
10:30am - 11:00am
  • Morning Tea
11:00am - 11:45am
  • Better Kidney Disease Management for First Nations Communities by Chris Forbes, CEO & Breonny Robson, General Manager Clinical and Research, Kidney Health Australia
11:45am - 12:30pm
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease Project NSW LHD - Closing the Gap by Emma-Jane Davies, Nurse Manager Aboriginal Health, Northern NSW LHD
12:30pm - 01:30pm
  • Lunch Break
01:30pm - 02:15pm
(Breakout session)
  • - Break-out Session A: PallConsult & Caring@Home - Enhancing acceptance of specialist palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by Kathryn Hooper, First Nations Nurse Practitioner & Project Lead and Jane Stephens, Clinical Nurse Consultant, PallConsult & Caring at Home
  • - Break-out Session B: Enabling better care for people living with dementia and their carers by Isabelle Meyer, Executive Director, Dementia Training Australia
02:15pm - 03:00pm
(Breakout session)
  • - Break-out Session A: HPV Self-Collection: are YOU ready to support the choice? by Misha Coleman, Director Government Relations and Communications, Kerrie Castor, Patient Advocate, & Hannah Saunders, Clinical Education Manager, Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer
  • - Break-out Session B: Empowering Indigenous Women through Sports Leadership Program by Sharon Finnan-White, Founder & CEO, First Nations Academy of Excellence & Finnan-White Consulting
03:00pm - 03:30pm
  • Afternoon Tea
03:30pm - 04:15pm
  • Proving Non-Fatal Strangulation with Ultrasound by Michael Foster-Greenwood, Senior Sonographer Chair, I-Med Radiology
04:15pm - 05:00pm
  • Exploring Best Practices For Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention by Dr. Amber Logan & Dr Joe Stone, Clinical Psychologists, Indigenous Development Specialists NZ USA
06:30pm - End
  • Conference networking dinner
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