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Week ending 23 June: How can you be a health professional at this point in human history without engaging in activism of some kind?
Many of our stories this week reflect the importance of activism in contributing to better health, for people and planet.
Whether responding to the climate crisis, abuse of human rights, the threat of nuclear weapons, exploitative industries or racist healthcare systems, activism is an essential part of the health toolkit.
Don’t miss our coverage of the International Conference on Emergency Medicine; amid an overwhelming workload and systemic frustrations, participants lifted their sights for some big-picture, vibrant and challenging discussions.
The ongoing need for advocacy is also highlighted in stories about COVID-19 and health reform, now that National Cabinet has signalled an appetite for systemic change.
For a change of pace, join Penelope Smith on an enriching and engaging public health journey through film, music, podcasts, and the theatre.
Don’t miss The Health Wrap, and make sure to get your copy of the Croakey Conference News Service report from the Choosing Wisely National Meeting.
And speaking of activism, see how it is being honoured in this campaign celebrating the 25-year anniversary of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM).
Associate Professor Holly Seale live-tweeted the Communicable Diseases and Immunisation Conference 2022.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Croakey homepage is now featuring a beautiful photo shared by Dr Alana Gall, who wrote: “Looking out across the Neck of Bruny Island, known as Lunnawant tolonna to the Nuenonne and Truganini tribes. This is just one of the beautiful pieces of Country in Lutruwita (Tasmania) that we as Pakana (Tasmanian Aboriginal) have strong spiritual connections.”
From 16-18 June, the Croakey Conference News Service covered the 21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine, #ICEM22.
According to Symplur analytics, 1,287 Twitter accounts engaged with the hashtag, sending 9,689 tweets and creating 88.2 million Twitter impressions during the period 10-22 June.
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On 16 June, Melissa Sweet presented to a University of Sydney seminar on Master of Global Health Capstone projects, about Croakey’s involvement to date and future opportunities.
Week ending 16 June: Emergency doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from 65 countries are in Melbourne this week for the 21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine.
With the national and international healthcare crisis making front pages around the world, conference convenor Dr Simon Judkins says there has never been a more important time to ask how we can improve health systems amid unprecedented pressures.
It’s a question with many interconnected answers, some of which are presented in our bulletin this week.
We bring stories on cultural safety in mental healthcare, the social determinants of mental health and wellbeing, and the leadership of the Aboriginal Community Controlled health sector.
Ahead of an important World Health Organization meeting on monkeypox, our contributors caution against complacency, and highlight the importance of effective community engagement and communications.
We wish the Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers a speedy recovery from COVID, while reflecting upon the importance of national leadership in stepping up public health efforts to prevent transmission and reduce the unacceptable toll. The Government is also urged to support hard-fought efforts to improve equity of access to COVID vaccines and treatments globally.
Make sure to follow #ICEM22; the Croakey Conference News Service will be in full tweeting action.
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We continued coverage of Safer Care Victoria’s Giant Steps conference.
We also continued coverage of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress.
On 15 June, contributing editor Dr Summer May Finlay facilitated a discussion on the Uluru Statement at Wollongong University.
On 14 June, Melissa Sweet talked with Victoria University public health students about Croakey Health Media, public interest journalism and public health.
Week ending 9 June: As the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister practise climate diplomacy this week, we focus on the intertwined links between climate, the environment and health, as well as challenges at home and abroad.
We look at why universities need to do a better job of educating health professionals on planetary health, and opportunities for climate and health advocacy in the new political context.
Human rights are put in the spotlight with reports about racism in the legal and justice systems, and the urgency of action to protect war crimes whistle-blower Julian Assange. Meanwhile, health leaders renew calls for peace in Ukraine.
Meera Senthilingam reports from London on mysterious cases of acute hepatitis in children, highlighting the need for governments to be ready to respond to emerging infectious diseases.
Reporting from Adelaide, members of the Aboriginal Kidney Care Together – Improving Outcomes Now (AKction) project describe their work on health journey mapping and providing culturally safe healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Don’t miss the latest Health Wrap by Associate Professor Lesley Wrap, with a focus on gun control, monkeypox and tips for ageing well. Our new “ICYMI” column is packed with diverse pickings.
We’ve published a report compiling Croakey Conference News Service coverage of the recent Equally Well symposium. Make sure to get your copy.
The Health Wrap is popular reading.
On 8 June, contributing editor, Dr Summer May Finlay, received an Indigenous Governance Award, together with other members of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW human research ethics committee. Watch the vignette featured above about the importance of cultural safety in research.
On 2 June, Alison Barrett live-tweeted the Annual Hawke Lecture, delivered by Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty.
On 8 June, Dr Melissa Sweet attended a Climate Council briefing following the Federal election on 8 June.
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Twitter analytics for @CroakeyNews showed three high-impact tweets from the #RANZCP2022 conference.
We published a report compiling our coverage of the Equally Well Symposium.