Diversity in Health

The conference provided an important opportunity for health professionals and policy makers to convene and listen to eminent local and international experts, discuss the latest research and consider the physical and mental health priorities for Australia's multicultural community.

It has broadened the understanding of the migration experience and the impact on health. The conference themes promoted inclusiveness where difference and diversity are embedded and respected.

The conference provided a new perspective on old issues and information on new challenges of health and well-being for multicultural Australia.

Click here to download the Conference Programme Book (~2.3mB PDF)

Speakers Papers and Powerpoint Presentations

The following speakers' Papers or Powerpoint Presentations are available by request - please put your request in writing to the Australian Multicultural Foundation by email, info@amf.net.au .

Monday 17 th October 2005

Plenary Session

Professor Rodreck Mupedziswa
Acting Deputy Director, University of Zimbabwe, School of Social Work

Paper

Symposia Session: Public Policy PANEL discussion

Ms Julie Austin
Senior Policy Adviser, Carers Australia

Powerpoint Presentation

Mr Tom Calma
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

Powerpoint Presentation

Mr Nathan Smyth
Assistant Secretary, Health Priorities & Suicide Prevention Branch, Australian Government

Powerpoint Presentation

Ms Marilyn Wise
Executive Director, Australian Centre for Health Promotion

Powerpoint Presentation

Symposia Session: Torture Trauma and Refugees

Ms Susan Chou Allender
Community and Settlement Services General Manager, AMES

Powerpoint Presentation

Mr Jorge Aroche
Director, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation for Torture & Trauma Survival

Powerpoint Presentation

Symposia Session: Education and Training

Ms Judith Miralles
Director, Judith Miralles & Associates

Powerpoint Presentation

Associate Professor Nicholas Procter
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Powerpoint Presentation

Symposia Session: Language

Ms Barbara Mountjouris
Director, Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs

Paper

Mr Stefan Romaniw OAM
Executive Director, Community Languages Australia

Powerpoint Presentation

Tuesday 18 th October 2005

Plenary Session

Dr Fiona Wood AM
Head of Burns Unit, Royal Perth Hospital
Australian of the Year 2005

Powerpoint Presentation

Associate Professor Harry Minas
Director, Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit

Powerpoint Presentation

Symposia Session: Health Issues in our Region

Mr Robert Tickner
CEO, Australian Red Cross

Paper

Ms Julia Fraser
Director, Leadership and Community Programs, AsiaLink

and

Dr Chee Ng
Psychologist

Powerpoint Presentation

Symposia Session: Disability and Cultural Diversity

Professor Leslie Swartz
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Stellenbosch, Research Director, Human Science Research Council of South Africa

Powerpoint Presentation

Symposia Session: Religion

Professor Graham Lindegger
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Paper

Ms Judy Rigby
Pastoral Care & Spirituality Services, The Royal Women's Hospital

Paper

Symposia Session: Volunteering PANEL discussion

Ms Lynn Cain
Training and Project Development Manager, Australian Multicultural Foundation

Powerpoint Presentation

Mr Nigel Caswell
Representing Park Victoria

Paper

Wednesday 19 th October 2005

Plenary Session

Professor Leslie Swartz
Research Director, Human Science Research Council of South Africa

Powerpoint Presentation

Lady Southey AM

Paper

Symposia Session: Media/Communication/Arts

Mr Pino Migliorino
Managing Director, Cultural Perspectives

Powerpoint Presentation

Mr David Stanley
Director, Convenience Advertising Pty Ltd

Paper

Symposia Session: Migration and Health from International Perspective

Ms Else Berglund
Analyst, Swedish Integration Board

Powerpoint Presentation

Ms Yvonne Morgan and Ms Lorraine Boucher
Consultants, North Peach Tribal Council Canada

Powerpoint Presentation

Symposia Session: Intergenerational Health PANEL Discussion

Dr Melissa Kang
Department of General Practice, University of Sydney

Powerpoint Presentation

Professor Boyd Swinburn
School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University

Powerpoint Presentation

Professor Trang Thomas AM and Dr Heather Hill
Department of Psychology and Disability Studies, RMIT University

Powerpoint Presentation

 

Symposia Session: Women's Health

Ms Munira Adam and Ms Jane Howard
Women's Health West

Powerpoint Presentation

Ms Odette Tewfik
Project Coordinator, Family Planning Queensland

Powerpoint Presentation