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Following is a listing of upcoming local, national and international conferences relevant to the sector. Please note that this page is in the process of being developed further and will be updated and expanded as more notifications of conferences are received by SiREN.

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Date Conference Location Summary
6 to 8 November 2017 2017 Australasian HIV-AIDS Conference Canberra, ACT The annual conference is run by ASHM as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the Australasian HIV sector. 

Delegates to the conference come from a range of professional backgrounds including basic science, clinical medicine, community programs, education, epidemiology, indigenous health, international and regional issues, nursing and allied health, policy, primary care, public health and prevention, and social research. 
For further information about the upcoming conference, visit the website here.
8 to 10 November 2017 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference Canberra, ACT

The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance seeks to use the Australasian Sexual Health Conference to achieve its purpose of acknowledging and building on the specific expertise of sector partners in our common aims of improving national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia, in supporting and collaborating with close neighbouring countries to achieve these objectives.

For further information about the upcoming conference, visit the website here.

27 to 30 November 2017 The 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights Hanoi, Vietnam

This biennial conference aims to bring together those involved in reproductive and sexual health and rights from across the Asia-Pacific region, including government, civil society, young people, academia, private sector and development partners. The conference aims to gather practitioners, researchers and experts in reproductive and sexual health and rights to share knowledge on best practice and to discuss what works.

The 2017 theme is 'Leave No One Behind! Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health'. The conference objectives are:

  1. To systematically review the performance of the Asia Pacific region, sub-regions, and countries including the good SRHR practices and lessons learned for diverse groups and social settings.
  2. To identify the current and future roles and accountability of different stakeholders particularly NGOs, national and local governments, and development partners in achieving key SRHR results.
  3. To explore new paradigms, innovative ideas, and strategies that would meaningfully address emerging SRHR issues, challenges, accountability of stakeholders in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.
  4. To foster new alliances and to strengthen partnerships and cooperation in SRHR endeavours among diverse stakeholders from the region. 

For further information about the conference or to register, visit the website here.

13 to 15 December 2017 2017 Black Thunder Towards 2020 Conference  Canberra, ACT The conference will bring together many of this country's Indigenous leaders, academics, politicians, activists, Indigenous elders, cultural advocates and those who are making a contribution to the struggle of self-determination for Indigenous people in Australia through their leadership and actions from grassroots communities.

It is designed to be both inspiring, self empowering whilst providing the opportunities for delegates to evaluate what the future holds for Indigenous People at the same time, making a bold statement to the wider community that Indigenous self determination is both strong and gaining a stronger momentum each day. The structure of the program will revolve around the following conference themes:

  • Strengthening and keeping our "cultural identity".
  • Empowering and developing strong leadership
  • The complexity of funding Australian's First Nations Peoples services
  • Healing Circle with National, State and Territory governments and organisations
  • Closing the Gap -Indigenous Health What will 2020 hold in the future?
  • Indigenous Education - Our pathway to education to 2020
  • Justice (What will our incarceration rates be by 2020?)
  • Strengthening our families, youth and elders and enhancing community resilience
  • Business - Economic development from a business perspective
  • Tackling racism now and towards 2020
  • A Treaty & Australia's recognition of its First Nation Peoples
  • Recognition of Aboriginal Land Rights

 For further information, please visit

2018 11th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference TBA

The Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference is the leading multidisciplinary Viral Hepatitis conference in Australasia. 

The conference is held biennially and was first held in Sydney in 1997 and then subsequently in Christchurch (NZ) in 1999, Melbourne in 2002, Canberra in 2004 (back-to-back with the ASHM Conference), along with additional conferences.

For further information about the next conference, please refer to the ASHM website here