Upcoming Conferences
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 23 - 24 February 2017 ID: 162
The 19th TheMHS Summer Forum. Choice and Control: Personalising the Mental Health System
 Location: The Mercure Sydney - Ultimo, NSW Australia
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
http://www.themhs.org/data/2017_SF/FINAL_theMHS_2017SummerForum-A4Poster.pdf
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Joining the pieces of the puzzle The 19th TheMHS Summer Forum is an annual two-day educational program that highlights a contemporary topic in mental health. It will guide, challenge and inspire you. Audience discussion and participation are actively encouraged. The drive towards a person centred mental health system changes many things - most critically the way that the system reacts to people's needs. How do we respond without losing sight of the individuals and communities in our system - clinicians, workers, consumers, managers, families and carers? Challenged by concepts like "flexible funding", "self-directed support", "stepped care" and personalised packages", the Summer Forum will identify how mental health systems can achieve real citizenship for consumers.
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 27 February 2017   -  3 March 2017 ID: 139
IIMHL / IIDL Leadership Exchange 2017
 Location: Hilton Sydney - Sydney, NSW Australia
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
http://www.iimhl.com/iimhl-leadership-exchange-2017-sydney
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The 2017 Leadership Exchange is being held across Australia and New Zealand with matches taking place on the 27th and 28th February, followed by the Combined Meeting at the Hilton Sydney from 1 - 3 March 2013.
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 13 April 2017 ID: 159
Dementia 2020: Implementing the Challenge
 Location: Royal Society of Medicine - London, England
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
www.2017.dementia2020.co.uk
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The Challenge on Dementia 2020 contains over 50 commitments that together aspire to make England the best country in the world for dementia care and support, for people with dementia to live; and to conduct dementia research. The 50 commitments are split across four themes: risk reduction, health and care, awareness and social action, and research. The Implementation Plan published on 6th March 2016 sets out how these commitments will be met. This conference will review and assess the actions included in the Dementia 2020 Implementation plan, providing the necessary transparency to ensure that its actions – and later updates – make a real and lasting difference to people with dementia, their families and their carers.
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 15 - 17 May 2017 ID: 161
The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference - Addiction, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
 Location: Mantra on View Hotel - Gold Coast, QLD Australia
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
http://addictionaustralia.org.au/
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Covering topics surrounding prevention, treatment and recovery the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will include presentations from leading sector specialists, researchers, psychologists and medical practitioners in addition to multiple concurrent streams, poster presentations and workshops. Various types of addictions will be discussed – drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, sex, gaming, online, hoarding, compulsive shopping, steroids – as well as the various forms of treatment and paths to recovery. Of specific focus will be emerging trends; early intervention; best practice programmes; case studies; legislation and legal impact; care and support; psychological wellbeing and dependency; as well as innovative solutions, in particular within rural and regional communities.
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 7 - 8 August 2017 ID: 166
4th National Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference: Eating Disorders and Obesity in the real world seeking practical solutions
 Location: Mantra on View Hotel - Gold Coast, QLD Australia
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
http://eatingdisordersaustralia.org.au/
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The conference focuses on the specific issues of eating disorders and obesity, the co-relationship within the context of mental health, the challenges surrounding public health in our current and future population and the role of physical health in maintaining our positive wellbeing. Call for Abstracts now open. Subject topics to be addressed include dietary approach, understanding attitudes, health promotion, making and breaking habits, psychological strategies, weight management and mental illness in addition to therapies, research, programs, case studies, trends and treatments. Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, the 2017 Program will include presentations from Feature Speakers, multiple specialist sector speakers within concurrent streams, panel discussions and poster presentations.
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 28 - 30 November 2017 ID: 144
"From the Outside Looking In" - British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society's 2017 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering
 Location: Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC Canada
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
http://bcands2017gathering.com/
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The BCANDS 2017 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering seeks to bring together a diverse representation of disability and health related stakeholders over a three day period to learn, inform, share, collaborate and create new and expanded partnerships to assist in addressing the barriers facing Indigenous individuals and families living with a disability. This includes community and organizational leadership, government representatives, individuals and families living with a disability, service providers and others, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. The BCANDS 2017 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering will be held in Victoria, British Columbia in November 2017, complimenting the 3rd anniversary of the recognition and proclamation of Aboriginal Disability Awareness Month within the province.