Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) 2023 National Conference: On their shoulders we stand, Our Knowledges, Voices and Practices.
Join IAHA this November on the traditional lands of the Kabi Kabi peoples, Sunshine Coast, for their National Conference.
On their shoulders we stand, Our Knowledges, Voices and Practices, recognises the contribution that members, communities and organisations have made to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including:
- building culturally responsive connections, partnerships and relationships;
- valuing cultures and diversity, respecting cultural ways of knowing, being and doing;
- contributing to the development of culturally safe and responsive practice within an allied health and/or Indigenous health context;
- strengths based solutions led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to improve access to allied health services; and
- community-led, translational allied health and/or Indigenous health research.
- Ass Prof Catrina Felton-Busch is an Aboriginal woman with ties to the Yangkaal and Gangalida peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria. She is from Mornington Island and has lived experience of lack of access to health services enjoyed by the wider Australian community. Catrina is a strong advocate for building a quality primary health care workforce in the bush. A/Prof Felton-Busch has worked at James Cook University (JCU) for over 21 years and is currrently the Director of Murtupuni Centre for rural and Remote Health in Mt Isa.
- Dr Jackie Huggins AM: Dr Huggins is a Bidjara & birri gubba Juru woman from QLD. Jackie has worked in Aboriginal affairs for over four decades. She is currently Elder in Residence for Australia Progress, Honorary Professor ANU, among other roles. Jackie is an historian and author with an interest in Aboriginal women’s issues. She is the former Co-Chair National Congress of Australia’s first Peoples, Reconciliation Australia, Treaty Advancement Committee for QLD and previous Commissioner for the national inquiry into The Separation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.
- Prof. Tom Calma AO (IAHA Patron) Professor Calma is an Aboriginal elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group in the NT. Currently the National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Professor Calma previously served as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and the Race Discrimination Commissioner. Professor Calma has a special interest in Indigenous education, employment and training programs.
National Conference delegates will experience:
- Professional development that challenges them both personally and professionally
- Networking opportunities with likeminded people within a culturally diverse and safe space
- Opportunities for growth, learning and healing
- A Gala celebration of excellence in the Indigenous allied health sector
- Enriching cultural experiences
Cost (ex gst)
Pay before the 31st July 2023 and receive a 10% early bird discount.
- $800 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander IAHA members
- $500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander IAHA members – one day only
- $1,000 Friends of IAHA – Corporate
- $600 Friends of IAHA Corporate – one day only
- $1,000 Non member students
- $600 Non member students – one day only
- $1,500 Non members
- $850 Non members – one day only