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Do you work in the health or community sector? Check out these conferences and other events.

13–14 Feb 2018
Working with men to End Family Violence conference — Sydney
Men play a crucial role in ending family violence. Most men are not violent and we need them to speak out and be positive role models. Men who are violent need to be able to engage with evidence-based interventions that support change. The Working with Men to End Family Violence conference will explore how we can do this most effectively.
For information visit: <https://www.criterionconferences.com/event/edvmen18/brochure/?utm_source=probono&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=edvmen18>.

19–20 Feb 2018
5th National Elder Abuse Conference — Sydney
In bringing together over 500 people, the 2018 Conference comes at a pivotal moment in Australia’s response to elder abuse. We look forward to the exchange of ideas, solutions and experiences at the 2018 Conference where delegates will work together making change.
For information visit: <http://togethermakingchange.org.au/>.

11–13 Apr 2018
Health in Difference Conference — Sydney
Health in Difference is Australia’s premier conference on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia.
For information visit: <http://healthindifference.org>.

27 May–3 Jun 2018
NATIONAL Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2018
NRW runs from 27 May to 3 June each year. These dates mark the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision, respectively.
For information visit: <http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/>.

13-14 June 2018
National Indigenous Women's Well-being Conference — Cairns
It is time to promote the positives and successes in Indigenous Women’s Health and Well-being programs whilst recognising that we still have a long way to go to close the gap. The aim is to provide a platform for Indigenous women’s well-being, bringing together health professionals to exchange knowledge and information and raise awareness on Indigenous women’s issues, with this year’s focus being on preventive women’s mental health and well-being. The conference emphasises the positives of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resilience and determination to strive for a better tomorrow without the constraints of the negative stereotyping which is more prevalent due to social media and bad media coverage.
For information visit: <https://www.icsconferences.org/2018-indigenous-womens-conference>.

8–15 July 2018
NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. Under the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played, and continue to play, active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.
Visit: <http://www.naidoc.org.au/>.
Source: Australian Human Rights Commission

8–10 Aug 2018
19th International Mental Health Conference — Gold Coast
This annual conference is now in its 19th year and continues to be the pinnacle event in the mental health industry. The Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to build relationships and to share knowledge, research and latest policies.
For information visit: <https://anzmh.asn.au/conference/>.

28–31 Aug 2018
CWAA National Conference — Canberra
The Country Women’s Association of Australia is the largest women’s organisation advancing the rights and equality of women, children and families in Australia.
For information visit: <https://www.cwaa.org.au/events-conferences/hold-the-date>.

26–28 Sep 2018
AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE — CAIRNS
The Conference acts as a pathway for public health professionals to connect and share new and innovative ideas that can be applied to local settings and systems to help create and improve health systems for local communities.
FOR FULL INFORMATION visit: <https://www.austph2018.com/>.

26–29 Nov 2018
HEALING OUR SPIRIT WORLDWIDE — THE EIGHTH GATHERING — SYDNEY
The Healing Foundation will be co-hosting an international Indigenous gathering in November with the University of Sydney. Workshops, and activities will address topics relevant to Indigenous people including: Healing & Health; Land & Language; Lore, Law & Justice; and Our Future.
FOR FULL INFORMATION visit: <https://hosw.com>.

3–5 Dec 2018
STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE — GOLD COAST
The Conference Committee are seeking abstract submissions to deliver oral presentations, workshops, panel discussions or posters. Abstract submissions close Friday 24th August 2018.
FOR FULL INFORMATION visit: <https://stopdomesticviolence.com.au/>.

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