The tweeters were in action at an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workshop held in Sydney today as part of the 21st national conference of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).
Workshop participants shared photos and some of the discussions around the importance of and challenges for partnerships in advancing Indigenous health.
Acknowledgement of country
There were presentations from the University of Sydney’s Michelle Dickson…
…and Vicki Wade, the Leader of the National Aboriginal Health Unit at the Heart Foundation.
There was a warm response to the presentation from Randal Ross of Red Dust Healing, a cultural healing program that has been delivered to groups in NSW and Queensland.
Randal Ross presented on the five principles of colonisation.
The “small group yarning” session addressed the questions below:
For previous conference coverage, see this preview by AHPA national president Suzanne Gleeson.
He reflects upon the Twitter coverage of the recent ACMHN Consultation Liaison / Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference.
There were about 70 attendees and 26 Twitter participants (only 3 of the 26 #ACMHN participants were delegates).
McNamara suggests that presenters can take control of their social media coverage by scheduling automatic tweets about their session (as he did).
“Rather than take the risk of being misunderstood and/or misquoted by a conference delegate tweeting, I did the tweeting myself via scheduled tweets in the lead-up and during my presentation,” he says.