Satellite Events

Health in All Policies:
What is its role in progressing the Sustainable Development Goals?

Adelaide, South Australia
Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March 2017

The Government of South Australia in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is delighted to announce a conference as a satellite event to the World Congress on Public Health.

The Adelaide Conference will explore the role of Health in All Policies in successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and will reflect upon the South Australian experience, and that of other countries, of Health in All Policies over ten years. The conference will build on the outcomes of the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai November 2016.

Professor Ilona Kickbusch, recognised throughout the world for her contribution to health promotion and global health, will be the keynote speaker. Professor Kickbusch will also lead a two-day Masterclass on applying a Health in all Policies approach on the 28 and 29th March 2017.

For delegates wishing to attend the Adelaide Conference in the lead up to the World Congress on Public Health, Melbourne is a one-hour flight from Adelaide, with flights scheduled regularly.

Please visit the event website for further information.



Public health in the shadow of Trump. What is to be done?

Roundtable discussion
Sunday 2 April 2017, from 11:00 am
Melbourne

The Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia, in association with the People’s Health Movement in Australia, is pleased to present ‘Public health in the shadow of Trump’ from 11:00 am to mid evening on Sunday 2nd April (before the 15th World Congress on Public Health). Overseas delegates to the Congress are particularly welcome.

The workshop will take the form of structured round table discussions from 11:00 am. A light lunch will be provided and from early evening an informal dinner and get together.

The roundtable will:

  • review the contemporary context of public health, including: global warming, widening inequality, violence and conflict, desperate population flows, loss of biodiversity;
  • review the role of neoliberal globalisation, privatisation, corporate extortion, financial crime, and trade agreements for corporate protection in driving this crisis;
  • reflect on the rising salience of: xenophobia, religious and ethnic sectarianism, adversarial politics (of simple slogans), spurning science, dialogue and democracy, giving the hen house to the foxes, and violence in responding to the crisis;
  • explore the scope for: solidarity, listening across difference, a convergence of the 99%, meaningful dialogue and real democracy, and simple living; and
  • reflect on the implications for public health, nationally and globally, of these questions.
More detailed information here.

Women’s Health Networking Meetings

Women’s Health Welcome: enriching our participation

The Boatbuilders Yard
23 South Wharf Promenade
South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria

(in front of the Congress venue on the bank of the beautiful Yarra River)
3 – 5pm Sunday 2 April 2017

As a partner organisation the Australian Women’s Health Network is hosting this special event in advance of the 15th World Congress on Public Health.

All delegates working and interested in improving women’s health are invited to join us to meet, network and consider how feminist understandings of gender and its impact on health can enrich learnings across the Congress program.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Bookings for this free event can be made via the online registration form.

For further information contact Australian Women’s Health Network CEO Kelly Banister: ceo@awhn.org.au


Women’s Health Conclusions: Framing the future

15th World Congress on Public Health venue
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria
(room to be advised)

12.15 – 1.15pm Friday 7 April (bring your lunch)

All delegates working and interested in improving women’s health are invited to join with the Australian Women’s Health Network again at the end of the conference to share Congress experiences and learnings, and consider outcomes and future action.

Bookings for this free event can be made via the online registration form.

For further information contact Australian Women’s Health Network CEO Kelly Banister: ceo@awhn.org.au


Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Dinner

Wednesday 5 April 2017
6.30pm – 9.00pm

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is organising an informal dinner on Wednesday 5 April from 6.30 to 9.00 pm for people interested in population oral health/dental public health. This will be an opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the World, to network and learn from each other. Professor Raman Bedi has been invited to speak. The venue will be close to the Congress site. Please contact Natalie Savin at nsavin@msn.com.au or Dr Jamie Robertson at jro24161@bigpond.net.au by 2 March to register your interest and receive more information.


Charitable Food Sector Forum

Friday 7th April, 2017
12.30 registration, 1 - 5pm forum, 5.30pm networking drinks
Monash Conference Centre

Australia's Right to Food Coalition in partnership with Australias Charitable Food Sector Community of Practice is hosting an interactive forum for our Charitable Food Sector. This forum aims to promote collaboration and build workforce capacity to achieve equitable access to nutritious food. If you work with people experiencing food insecurity and more specifically, are involved in emergency food relief services of any shape or form, we welcome you to attend. You may work or volunteer with a food rescue organisation, a community meals program or food pantry, a research institute, a funding body or you may be involved in governmental policy decision making which affects the experience of food insecurity in Australia.

A small registration fee of $30 will apply. Full details can be found at: www.eventbrite.com/e/emergency-food-relief-peering-ten-years-into-the-future-tickets-31959914966