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Call for Abstracts: The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016

Posted by GHO Admin on February 2, 2016 in Events

Abstract Deadline: March 28, 2016
Conference Dates: Nov 8-10, 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Identity - Knowledge - Strength

The conference will celebrate, share and strengthen Indigenous knowledges and bring together Indigenous people from around Australia and the world. Underpinned by a strong cultural framework, it will connect our peoples, and others committed to working with us, to shape our future.

We look forward to welcoming our Australian and international Indigenous and non-Indigenous colleagues whose expertise and interests are in Indigenous health and wellbeing. 

For more details visit the Conference website.

Presentation modalities:

Oral presentations, individual 20 min presentations + 10 min questions

  • Oral presentations, joint 20 min presentations + 10 min questions
  • Interactive workshops 90 min (i.e. traditional healing, yarning circles, specific events for Elders/family/youth/men/women)
  • Interactive panels 90 min (i.e. traditional healing, yarning circles, specific events for Elders/family/youth/men/women)
  • Posters

Abstract themes:

Indigenous Identity, Health and Wellbeing: Future opportunities and pathways
• Cultural determinants of health
• Increasing the impact of our Indigenous workforce
• Using technology to create healthier futures
• Strengthening cultural transmission and cultural identity
• Contribution of multiple and diverse Indigenous identities to nation building
• Community led solutions: cultural resurgence and resilience

Creating a Healthier World: Using our Knowledge to benefit ourselves and our planet
• Climate change and health of Indigenous peoples
• The environment, Indigenous peoples and public health
• Wild foods, biodiversity and sustainable human food and nutrition security
• Knowledge, education and empowerment
• Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
• Indigenous knowledge and contribution to Indigenous and global health

Unleashing our Strength: Co-creating health and wellbeing
• Building capacity to sustain the next generation
• Indigenous perspectives of health and wellbeing
• Strength-based practice: Indigenous methods and models
• Reforming the practice and research agendas: culture, strength and opportunity
• Gender roles and equity: men and women equally strong together
• Social enterprise and other economic initiatives to sustain our cultures.