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NEWSLETTER October 15, 2015
Shangri-La Marina Cairns Hotel is ready to accommodate national and international delegates of the 2015 International Indigenous Health Conference in Cairns on the 1st – 3rd December 2015.

" The stage is set for the 2015 International Indigenous Health Conference at the Shangri-La Marina Hotel in Cairns, Queensland, Australia scheduled for the 1st – 3rd December 2015”. 

This year’s conference generates international interests from First Nation’s Peoples throughout the world. The conference agenda has now being finalized with more than fifty featured keynote speakers. As the conference has been centred around the 
sharing of information, increasing network and access to programs, what a great opportunity it will be to have more than fifty experts gathered in one roof, over the course of this three - day conference, from various states and territories of Australia and 
international First Nation’s  speakers freely sharing knowledge, ideas based on successes of programs implemented at the community, national and global level as well as results of research studies and yarning about personal journeys relative to improving 
Indigenous health and wellbeing.

8:00   Registration of Delegates    
9:00 Welcome to Country by Traditional Elder by Aunty Jeanette Singleton followed by cultural performances
9:45 Opening Keynote Session:  Australian Health Minister 
10:30 MORNING TEA & Network with Service Providers and Exhibitors
11:00 Keynote: Food & Traditions - Living Healthier Through Omega 3 by Chief Roy S Jones Jr, Haida Hereditary Chief of the K’aadaas Gaah K’iiguwaay & President Pacific Balance CANADA
11:45 Keynote: Te Whanau O Waipareira–tracking thirty years of Indigenous health gains in New Zealand by Dr John Huakau, Epidemiologist and Dr Tanya Allport, Research Lead, Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust, NEW ZEALAND 
12:30 LUNCH BREAK & Network with Service Providers/Exhibitors    
1:30 - 2:10 Concurrent Sessions
Room A:  Results from an Indigenous pregnancy cohort: risk factors for chronic disease development by Kym Rae and Loretta Weatherall PhD, University of Newcastle and Mothers and Babies Research Centre - Gomeroi Gaaynggal Centre, NEW SOUTH WALES
Room B:  Hume Region Closing the Health Gap - Client Journey to improve the interface between hospital and primary health services by Charmaine Bell, Aboriginal Health Transition Officer and Kerrie Brown, Aboriginal Services Development Worker, Albury 
Wodonga Health NEW SOUTH WALES
Room C: How is decision making by whanau (family - Maori) when the birth plan is caesarean section?	by Dr. Patricia Boyd, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Registrar, Work through Global Medics, NEW ZEALAND
2:15 - 3:00 Concurrent Sessions
Room A: How can we gain more from public health interventions and how do we start change by Lesleigh Hayes, Researcher, Flinders University WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Room B: Sleeping Dogs method for chronically traumatized Indigenous children: a trauma and attachment focused treatment intervention in remote Western Australia by Arianne Struik, Private Practitioner and Raffaella Salvo, Senior Consultant Country, ICTC 
Department of Child Protection and Family Services WA WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Room C: Learning and teaching together - respecting culture and recognising the importance of Indigenous consultation by Andrea James, RN Donor Family Support & Community Education Nurse, DonateLife NT NORTHERN TERRITORY
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA & Network with Service Providers and Exhibitors 
3:30 Keynote: The Guddi Project: Understanding the level and nature of ill-health and neurocognitive disability amongst Indigenous Australians who are homeless by Paul White, Director, Specialist Disability Services Assessment & Outreach Team, Delina 
Andrews, Project Manager, Ricardo Soares-Maghaleas, Lecturer and Clare Townsend, Manager, & A/Professor (Adjunct), Department of Communities, Child Services & Disabilities, Synapse, UQ and JCU, QUEENSLAND
4:15 Keynote: Sharing Successes – the Story of the West Australian Indigenous Storybook by Sunni Wilson,
Project Officer and Dr Melissa Stoneham, Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA)  WESTERN AUSTRALIA
8:00       Registration of Delegates
8:30 Keynote: Kaati te Patu: Māori women stop violence in whānau by Dr. Fiona Te Momo, Senior Lecturer, Massey University NEW ZEALAND
9:15 Keynote: Yarn with your mob about organ and tissue donation by Leann Bonner & TBC, CALD Project Officer, DonateLife SA SOUTH AUSTRALIA
10:00 MORNING TEA & Network with Service Providers and Exhibitors   
10:30 Concurrent Sessions
Room A: Evaluation of a resilience building approach to promoting mental health in Indigenous Job Seekers by Prof. Ian Shochet, Professor of Clinicial Psychology QUT, Ms Astrid Wurfl, International Coordinator of the Resourceful Adolescent Programs QUT, 
Mr Nick Power, Health Manager, Murdi Paaki Enterprise Corporation QUEENSLAND
Room B: Family matters - A case study on barriers to psychological service access for Indigenous Australians with Machado Joseph Disease  by  Libby Massey Bodill, Director and & Desireé LaGrappe, Manager MJD Foundation NORTHERN TERRITORY
Room C: Baalap Kwobariny (People Getting Better) - Peel Aboriginal Peoples Project by Emma James, Counsellor/Educator, Palmerston Association WESTERN AUSTRALIA
11:15 Concurrent Sessions
Room A: What Works with an Indigenous Workforce: an Evaluation of the Remote Alcohol & Other Drugs Workforce Program by Lauren Buckley, Clinical Supervisor Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program NORTHERN TERRITORY
Room B: Respecting the Difference: An Aboriginal Cultural Training Framework for NSW Health by Gay Foster, Senior Project Officer NSW Ministry of Health Aboriginal Workforce Unit, NEW SOUTH WALES
 Room C: Developing the Womens Health Nurse Practitioner role and working with Aboriginal women by Joanne Perks, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Liverpool Women's Health Centre NEW SOUTH WALES
12:00 LUNCH BREAK & Network with Service Providers/Exhibitors    
1:00 Concurrent Sessions
Room A: Opportunities to enhance Indigenous health autonomy: developing smartphone delivery of a program for chronic health. Dana Bradford Research Scientist CSIRO  
Room B: An exploration of health rights for indigenous patients in renal care by Leena Suriyakumar Kesava Panicker
Room C: So first we had coffee and a yarn: Improving health by engaging an unengaged mob in an urban environment by Gail Radford,	 Aboriginal Engagement Officer, Sunbury Community Health
1:45 Concurrent Sessions 
Room A: Vicarious Trauma: Managing the Inevitable by Jacqueline Burke, Clinical DirectorRape & Domestic Violence Services Australia 
Room B: Bi-cultural/Bilateral Discussion on Curriculum Design by Denise Riini Programme Lead Development and Maori Waiariki Institute of Technology
Room C:  Building Future Indigenous Primary Health Worker Capacity Steven Cooper & Judy Hoskins Judy Hoskins, Teacher, Indigenous Health, TAFE North Business Manager, Indigenous Health, TAFE North TAFE, North   Indigenous Health, QUEENSLAND
2:30 AFTERNOON TEA & Network with Service Providers and Exhibitors 
3:00 Keynote: Deadly Dads - A pilot program to support fathers and improve breastfeeding rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by Melanie Carter & Robert Monaghan, Senior Manager Training & Education (ABA) Robert – Consultant 
Australian Breastfeeding Association & Monaghan Consulting
 3:45 Keynote: Aboriginal women caring for Aboriginal women, yes, it can happen in mainstream maternity services by Deanna Stuart-Butler, Manager Womens and Children’s Hospital SA

5:30 Departure from Shangri-La to Cultural Show & Conference Networking Dinner   

8:00  Registration of Delegates 
8:30 Keynote: Lessons learned from developing an operations research strategy for evaluating decentralized health services delivery in remote and rural communities: A case study from Dignitas International Sumeet Sodhi Research Scientist, Dignitas 
9:15 Keynote: Indigenous Community Health and Wellbeing: The Case of The Mapuche in Chile Emma Louise Owen Psychology PhD Candidate Sheffield Hallam University
10:00 MORNING TEA & Network with Service Providers and Exhibitors 
10:30 Concurrent Sessions 
Room A:  Improving outcomes in Aboriginal pregnancies by Torna Moya, Coordinator of Aboriginal Maternity Care, Armadale Health Service, Perth Western Australia 
Room B:  Building the Bridge-Aboriginal Youth and Health Services by Kimi Halapio, Policy Analyst, NSW Kids & Families Dept. of Health 
Room C: Transforming Whanau Pathways. A Sexual Violence resource by Sandz Peipi Te Pou Kaitakawaenga National Co-ordinator Te Ohaakia a Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together - Nga Kaitiaki Mauri 
11:15 Concurrent Sessions 
Room A: A holistic model for Quitline SA and NT: combining motivational interviewing and narrative principles by Carolynanha Johnson and Nathan Rigney, Aboriginal Quitline Counsellor, Cancer Council SA 
Room B:  Indigenous patient in Intensive Care Unit by Vainess Mbuzi, Clinical Nurse The Prince Charles Hospital   
Room C: Lepromatous leprosy: A rare presentation in Australia by Sunny Modi, Senior Medical Officer, Greenslopes Private Hospital 
12:00 LUNCH BREAK & Network with Service Providers and Exhibitors  
1:00 Keynote: End of Life Care Palliative Approach, Catherine Jacka, PEPA National Coordinator
1:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Selected Guest Speaker Panellist
2:30 AFTERNOON TEA & End of Conference & Distribution of DVDs and Certificates  
PLEASE NOTE:  The above agenda is subject to change without prior notice to ensure smooth flow of the conference proceedings.

REGISTRATION: With the quality of both papers and programs put forward and included in the conference agenda, numbers are filling fast and vacancies are limited. Hence, we encourage anyone who wishes to attend the conference to register as soon as 
possible. We have structured our registration in such a way that will save organization's money while at the same time providing a great forum for frank and open discussion. We’ve also negotiated a special conference rate that can only be availed by 
registered delegates booking their hotel rooms direct at the Shangri-La Marina Cairns.
For further information, please visit the conference webpage: http://www.indigenousconferences.com/#!2015-indigenous-health-conference/c1sdu or email us at adminics@iinet.net.au
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Inspired by the huge success of the international and national Indigenous conferences in improving Indigenous People’s health and wellbeing, ICS Australia is now calling for papers for the 2016  National CALD Workers Conference to be held at the Hervey 
Bay Community Centre on the 26th – 28th September 2016 in the Fraser Coast, dubbed the whale capital of Australia. 

ICS Australia is looking for cutting edge presentations that empower CALD workers, community gatekeepers, ethnic leaders and community service managers with tools and knowledge on how to effectively instil change to improve services to multicultural 
clients and positively create an impact on today’s global society and provide participants with an opportunity to gain greater cultural consciousness. The conference agenda will focus on a variety of topics to include:
 	Developing a culturally inclusive services & practices
 	Health and wellbeing in culturally and linguistically diverse communities
 	Community Engagement that Works: Approaching Community Gatekeepers
 	CAMS Program Stories: Building relationship with CALD Communities
 	Migrant Settlement Program Stories: Current Diversity Trends and Issues
 	My Aged Care Reform: Impact on Aged CALD Population
 	Barriers in Community Services Access from a CALD Client’s perspectives
 	Understanding and Healing: Islam and the Australian Experience 
 	Respecting One’s Religion: So What’s The Difference? 
 	CALD Family Carers: Issues at Hand
 	The New Face of Discrimination: Micro-aggressions in Everyday Life 
 	Overcoming Adversity in CALD Clients with a Disability
 	Exploring the Cultural, Social and Political Influences that Shape Identity
 	Transforming notions of global diversity through cultural integration
 	Cultural Diversity: What You Think You Know and What You Know
 	Navigating global trends and the impact on migration of labour and skills
 	Working with CALD Consumers: Understanding Ethnicity and Race 
 	Social Constructions of Inequality: Legal Services for CALD Clients
 	Racism STOPS with Me Campaign
 	Lessons Learned from Multicultural Workers’ perspectives
 	Communication across cultural and ideological barriers
 	Interpreting Services for CALD Clients
 	CALD Youth Leadership Programs
 	Educational Opportunities, Economic Participation and Skilling Programs for CALD Jobseekers
 	The Philosophy of Diversity: From Theory to Social and Cultural Inclusive Practices 
 	Family Violence Affecting CALD Families
 	Working effectively with CALD employees
 	Culturally inclusive local governments
 	Cultural and Environmental sustainability 

 	Same Race Story Circles: Identify, frame, and shape your personal story and cultural narrative, and discover how these influence your career and organization.
 	Skill Development Workshops: Practice and apply story skills to elevate your leadership profile and organizational impact.
 	Get Ready to Lead - Leadership StoryTalks: Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership that transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards.

 	Papers should not contain offensive language and take in to account cultural sensitivities.
 	Papers may treat the themes in a manner that contributes to a further discussion of the conference aims.
 	Conference papers must be presented in the finish format not less 60 days prior to the event.
 	First call for papers will close on 30th November 2015 with a second, if required.
 	Papers that are not chosen in the first round may be resubmitted if there is a second round.
 	Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
 	Author/s of papers presented at the conference will be formally notified acceptance.
 	Call for papers registration fee of $650 will apply to all persons submitting papers payable upon acceptance of papers.
 	Papers should explore ways in which the themes show up in the philosophy of the conference.
 	A maximum of two presenters for each paper are eligible for the discounted call for papers registration fee.
 	All papers must be presented in a positive and informative light.

The conference will enable you to discover new strategies for better serving your clients and experiencing unparalleled professional and personal growth. The event offers more than 30 sessions with engaging and inspiring keynote speakers, workshop 
sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities.  
For more information, please visit the conference webpage at this link: http://www.indigenousconferences.com/#!2016-cald/c1mhi   or  contact us by email at adminics@iinet.net.au


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