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September 27, 2017: Lowy Institute holds event launching paper that argues benefits of global engagement

'Choosing Openness', a new Lowy Institute Paper, argues that Australia’s past prosperity resulted from engaging with the world, and that maintaining an open Australia will require stronger advocacy and smarter policies. Anthony Bubalo, Deputy Director and Research Director of the Lowy Institute, presents the paper, and the event includes an address by its author, Andrew Leigh, a Member of Parliament.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Website - Lowy Institute

Australia

October 4-6, 2017: International conference on alcohol policy takes place in Melbourne

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) is a forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers, researchers, and practitioners. This year’s three-day conference takes place in Melbourne, from October 4-6, 2017. The overarching theme is ‘Mobilising for Change – Alcohol policy and the evidence for action’, and will include sessions on advocacy and leadership, emerging and innovative research, and vested interests.

The conference is co-hosted by Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education, Public Health Association of Australia, National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, and Global Alcohol Policy Alliance. GAPC 2017 is co-sponsored by the WHO.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event website - GAPC

Australia Global health

Oct 4-6, 2017: Carers Australia hosts 7th International Carers Conference

The 7th International Carers conference provides a forum to take stock of where caring is at now and to re-imagine what it will look like into the future. It brings together national and international experts to give insights into future technology, pioneering innovations, the digital health revolution, lived carer experience, and leading-edge research. Across three days, 120 presentations across three days cover topics including aged care, older carers, health and wellbeing, assistive technologies, national and international research, end-of-life care, older carers, dementia care, and life after caring.

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Website - Carers Australia

Australia

October 9-13, 2017: Annual session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific held in Brisbane

As the World Health Organization (WHO)’s governing body for the Western Pacific, the Regional Committee meets annually in October to discuss health issues affecting the region's nearly 1.9 billion people. WHO in the Western Pacific is involved in a variety of related public-health activities, including research, data banking, evaluation, awareness raising, and resource mobilization. There are 37 countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region, a full list of which can be found here. In addition, the representation includes states responsible for areas in the region, such as France, the UK, and the US.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Website - WHO

Australia Global health

IDP Education and IEAA co-host education conference in Hobart

Co-hosted by IDP Education and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) is an annual gathering for international education practitioners, teaching staff, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about and discuss major trends in education. Under the theme ‘Embracing Diversity’, AIEC 2017 explores a shifting global and political landscape to critically examine how and to what extent diversity in education is being achieved, with the goal of fostering and maintaining a diverse and thriving international education sector.

Location: Hobart, Australia

Event page - AEIC

Australia

AIIA holds annual conference on foreign policy in Canberra

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) holds its annual national conference on foreign policy under the theme of ‘Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World’ on October 16, 2017. The conference is preceded by 'masterclasses' for young professionals and tertiary students. They are opportunities to engage with AIIA fellows one-on-one. Classes on aid and development will take place on October 15, 2017 with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Registration for the masterclasses is open until August 31, 2017.

Location: Canberra, Australia 

Event page - AIIA

Australia

October 16, 2017: AIIA hosts national conference on Australian foreign policy

The 2017 Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) National Conference is one of Australia’s major events covering Australian foreign policy, bringing together experts on Australia's role in international affairs. The topic this year is ‘foreign policy in an uncertain world’. Speakers include MP Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Senator Richard Di Natali, leader of the Australian Greens.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - AIIA

Australia

October 30-31, 2017: International telehealth conference takes place in Brisbane

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health in cooperation with the Australasian Telehealth Society hosts the 2017 International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-17) in Brisbane. The conference presents  a wide range of work: from academic paper presentations to industry products, government telehealth initiatives, and poster presentations. The two-day event will draw around 200 delegates, including health professionals, government representatives, and private sector partners from around the world. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event website – SFT17

Australia Global health Global health R&D

October 30-31, 2017: International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth

In October 2017 the Success and Failures in Telehealth conference, SFT-17, takes place in Brisbane. The conference includes a scientific program as well as a trade show featuring telehealth products, and has a wide-ranging target audience including e.g., health professionals, government representatives, and private-sector partners.  

Location - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Event website – SFT17

Australia Global

Nov 1-2, 2017: ACFID hosts national conference in Melbourne

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Australia's uniting body for NGOs and international development organizations, has issued a ‘save the date’ for its 2017 National Conference to be held on November 1-2, 2017. The program focuses on how the Australian development and humanitarian sector can drive change through advocacy and action, leadership, and organisational structures. Keynote speakers include Nandini Deo, from the Department of Political Science at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and Noelene Nabulivou, Political Adviser to Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality in Fiji.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - ACFID

Australia