Invitation To Attend
On behalf of the Australian Women’s Health Network I am delighted to announce the 6th Australian Women’s Health Conference will be held in Tasmania, Australia, 18 â€“ 21 May 2010 and invite your attendance at this important event, It will take place at the Hotel Grand Chancellor located in Sullivans Cove - the heart of Hobart’s beautiful waterfront precinct.
The major focus of the Conference, entitled Women’s Health: The New National Agenda, will be to continue the work of getting women’s health as a priority issue onto the public agenda. It will provide an opportunity for individuals, organisations and services involved and concerned with women’s health to contribute to international dialogue, share ideas, knowledge and practice. In particular, the Conference offers a platform for mobilising capacity for women’s health and wellbeing in Australia in the context of the Federal Government’s agreement last year to develop a new national women’s health policy. Delegates will examine the changing social, economic, cultural and political contexts affecting women’s health, as well as policy and practice that promote better health outcomes for women.
The 6th Australian Women’s Health Conference will also incorporate a stimulating and diverse arts and cultural program showcasing the work of contemporary and traditional practitioners, at the Conference and various other Hobart venues. These and other social events will provide plenty of opportunity to meet and get to know other delegates in relaxed environments. The conference also offers organisations an opportunity to host their own meetings in Hobart prior to the conference, taking advantage of members being located together in the same Hobart at the same time.
Abstracts submission has now closed. On behalf of the Conference Program Chair, Marilyn Beaumont and program committee we would like to thank all those authors who prepared a submission to present, the number of submissions and quality of their content was extremely high. Accepted Authors can check their presentation times on the preliminary program which will be available for download on Monday 31 August 2009.
We would like to thank the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing for its funding support of this event, which we are confident will be an engaging, energetic and significant Conference.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Hobart in 2010.
AUSTRALIAN WOMENâ€™S HEALTH NETWORK â€“