AFPHM Supervisors Workshop
Sunday 9 September, 2012, 10:00am - 4:00pm
This workshop will provide supervisors with the knowledge and skills to provide high quality supervision to trainees enrolled in the AFPHM training program. Participants will be made aware of their responsibilities as a supervisor as well as the changes to the AFPHM education program including the new assessment tools. As such it is equally applicable to brand new supervisors as well as those looking to consolidate their learning in the revamped education program.
Cost: No charge for AFPHM Members (Non-members of AFPHM should contact Melinda for availablity and pricing)
For registration contact: Melinda Listing firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9256 9622
Building systems for stronger foundations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Sunday 9 September, 2012, 8:30am - 4:30pm
This workshop will bring together national and state-level speakers with expertise across policy, practice and research to identify key population health issues and challenges that must be addressed to create stronger foundations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Professor Alex Brown, the incoming Indigenous Health Team Leader for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, will provide the keynote address. An expert panel will lead a discussion about improving government and Aboriginal community-controlled health systems and research quality to inform policy and practice. The workshop is about issues and solutions. Share your stories and generate recommendations for action.
Speakers: Professor Alex Brown and other speakers TBC
For registration contact: Amanda Mitchell or Margaret Cargo email@example.com 08 8273 7205 (Amanda) or 08 8302 2141 (Margaret)
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Prisoner health is public health: Understanding and improving responses to injecting drug use and infectious disease in prison populations
Sunday 9 September, 2012, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
This symposium will explore current policy and clinical responses to injecting drug use and infectious disease in prisoners and ex-prisoners, both in Australia and internationally. It will explore how these policies and practices impact on health, in the context of available evidence. A series of brief, focussed presentations by leading researchers, policy makers and clinicians will be followed by facilitated discussion of current and potential responses to injecting drug use and infectious disease care and prevention among prisoners and ex-prisoners.
Speakers: Professor Frederick Altice, Professor Michael Levy, Professor Tony Butler, Professor Margaret Hellard and Assoc Prof Stuart Kinner
Cost: No Charge(NOTE: Places are limited and pre-registration is essential)
For registration contact: Liz Nicol firstname.lastname@example.org 03 8506 2304
Transforming economics and governance for better health and sustainable societies
Sunday 9 September, 2012, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
This presentation will outline some emergent thinking internationally that is part of a movement focussed on transforming current systems of governance and economics into structures and institutions that support ecological sustainability and recognise limits to growth on a finite planet. The aim of the presentation will be to expose public health practitioners to the transformation movement in Australia and internationally, to facilitate the establishment of links between Australian organisations and individuals engaged in this agenda and the public health community, and to encourage public health practitioners to adopt a systems approach to health advocacy, policy, research and service development.
Speakers: Peter Tait, Fiona Armstrong and Bob Douglas
For registration contact: Peter Tait email@example.com or Click here 0429 386 186
Australian longitudinal study on male health – Maximising the utility of the study
Sunday 9 September, 2012, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and implemented by the Melbourne School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health will address current gaps in knowledge on the health of Australian males, who continue to have shorter life expectancies and poorer health outcomes than Australian women.
The workshop will comprise a presentation outlining the study background, methodology, and instrument content, data linkage and mechanisms for accessing study data. The presentation will be followed by an interactive forum where attendees can seek specific information on the study.
Speakers: Professor Jane Pirkis and Professor Dallas English
Cost: No Charge
For registration contact: Robert Lukins firstname.lastname@example.org 03 9035 3390
Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology
Sunday 9 September, 2012, 9:00am - 4:00pm
With the growing availability of large healthcare databases, non-experimental studies of prescription medications are becoming increasingly common. However, appropriate design and analysis of such studies can be challenging. In this workshop we provide an intensive introduction to the field of pharmacoepidemiology. We review the data used in pharmacoepidemiology and the central threats to validity of studies medications, including the healthy user bias, immortal person time bias, and various types of confounding bias. We then discuss approaches to mitigate these biases through design and analysis. The workshop will cover the comparative new user design, self-controlled designs, propensity score methods, and instrumental variable approaches. We will also discuss some additional topics in the field, including studies of medication adherence, disparities, and active safety surveillance of medical products.
Speaker: M. Alan Brookhart, PhD,
Dept. of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Venue: Room C3-16, University of South Australia City East Campus, Corner of North Terrace and Frome Road, Adelaide
For registration contact: Leigh Blizzard Leigh.Blizzard@utas.edu.au 03 6226 7719 or Tony LaMontagne email@example.com 03 8344 0708
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Special Interest Group
Workshop and Annual General Meeting
Sunday 9 September, 2012, 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Participants on the recent developments in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy including the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan and the work of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Presentations will be given by each of the speakers with audience participation and the identification of key actions to be progressed by the SIG and by you as a public health practitioner!
Speakers: Jody Broun, Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia’s First People, Dr Mark Wenitong, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Kim Morey, Manager, Aboriginal Health Branch, South Australia Department for Health and Ageing
Registration is FREE please email Vanessa (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0417 983 001) or Jessica (Jessica.email@example.com or 0403 062 345) prior to the day to secure a seat.
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Understanding the global health crisis in the context of the contemporary crisis of capitalism
PHAA Political Economy of Health Workshop
10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Sunday September 9, 2012
The relation between the global health crisis and the wider economic crisis is a central concern for the
PEH SIG. To what extent is the health crisis a reflection of economic crisis and/or a consequence of the
neo-liberal remedies being applied to manage the crisis? What are the roots of the ‘sub-prime mortgage
crisis’ and the European sovereign debt crisis’? And what is the logic of ‘neo-liberalism’ (including‘structural adjustment’ and ‘austerity’)? What are the dynamics of the contemporary crisis of capitalism
and what are the possible pathways out of it? Health policies should be informed by an understanding of
the wider economic and political context, but what is our analysis of that context? Our discussion in this
workshop will focus around David Harvey’s 2010 book The enigma of capital and the crises of
capitalism. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, in particular, Chapter 1, ‘The disruption’.
Cost: $40 SIG members and students, $50 non-members
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Post Conference Workshop
Advanced epidemiology: Causation, systematic error and quantitative bias analysis (AEA Short Course)
Thursday 13 September to Saturday 15 September, 2012, 9:00am – 5:00pm daily
The course is primarily intended for PhD students and early career researchers who have completed introductory-level courses, and who wish to add depth to their understanding of some of the fundamental issues in epidemiological research.
Topics include: concepts of causation, counterfactual and potential outcome models, directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), in-depth understanding of systematic error, modern methods to address confounding (e.g. instrument variables and propensity scores), and quantitative bias analysis methods (to address selection, information and confounding biases; simple and probabilistic; taught using Excel spread sheets).
Speakers: Professors Tony Blakely and John Lynch
For registration contact: Kate Sloane firstname.lastname@example.org +64 (0)4 918 5072
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