Conference opportunities: Health in Difference, and ANZPATH

As we move rapidly towards the end of the calendar year, our Health In Difference project team are moving into gear to begin organising next years conference – and they would love your help! Do you have a Board member or Team member within your organisation that would like to help craft the biggest LGBTI Health conference in Australia? If so, there is more information below.

Another important conference will be taking place in Adelaide in the coming weeks and that is being hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH). ANZPATH has made some significant changes to the way it runs its conference from previous years and we are really pleased to see that the final ANZPATH Conference program includes a high degree of involvement from trans* community members. If you are interested in attending the conference or finding out more information, you can follow the links below.

Finally, the National LGBTI Health Alliance will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 11th November 2014. To be involved with the meeting, your membership needs to be renewed. If your organisation has not done so already, now is the time and you can find more information below.

As always, if I or any of the team here at the Alliance office can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Rebecca Reynolds

Health in Difference, 2015

Would you like to contribute to Health in Difference (HiD) 2015 – Australia’s national LGBTI Health Conference?

Details for HiD 2015 have now been confirmed:

13th – 15th August 2015
National Convention Centre, Canberra ACT

Subthemes will include key priorities including: mental health and suicide prevention; ageing and aged care; sex and gender diversity; and, yes QLife!

Because every health issue is an LGBTI health issue, we are keen to develop a program which includes the many concerns of our diverse communities.

You are invited to nominate for the HID 2015 Conference Working Group, to help with any aspect that interests you. Some of the areas the working group will focus upon:

  • Program and Speaker coordination
  • Abstract and Paper management
  • Sponsorship and Fundraising
  • Checking the budget, timelines and other planning matters
  • Scholarships
  • Social Program

Meetings will be held approximately monthly by teleconference.

If you are interested, please click below to submit your expression of interest online now:
Submit expression of interest.

Applications close Wednesday 15th October 2014.

ANZPATH conference, 2014

ANZPATH Conference 2014

The Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH)

Third International Biennial Conference will take place in Adelaide from 4th – 6th October 2014.

Called “Clinical Service, Science and Community”, this conference has been designed with three over arching goals – to promote excellence in clinical service, strengthen our gender diverse community and enhance the relationship between that community and its serviceproviders.

The full conference program can be downloaded here:

Click here to read ANZPATH’s media release

Click here to visit the conference website