If you are organising a conference for 2017 that may be of interest to Croakey readers, then please think of the Croakey Conference News Service, which can provide independent, multi-media coverage of conferences that have some public interest merit.
As well as helping to disseminate conference presentations and discussions, the Service aims to provide articles and other coverage that will be of use and interest to our readers.
Many Croakey readers may not realise the modest budget upon which we operate (see more details here). Organisations that enlist the Croakey Conference News Service are also helping to keep Croakey afloat, as 10 per cent of the fee is used to help support Croakey’s running costs.
If you value independent media and a platform for sharing news and debate about public health, the social determinants of health, Indigenous health, climate change and health, health inequalities and primary health care – then please consider enlisting the Croakey Conference News Service.
We provide skilled reporters to live-tweet, write articles, and conduct Periscope and YouTube interviews. The coverage is editorially independent, with Croakey taking full editorial responsibility. (This is NOT a media and public relations service).
We cover everything from half-day seminars to week-long conferences and other special events. We are available to cover conferences around Australia and internationally.
The coverage can also be compiled into an e-publication for dissemination via Croakey and more widely. For example, download the full conference report from the 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation, held recently in Melbourne and reported by Marie McInerney: iamra16_report_final.
If you are organising a conference or other events, also keep the rotated, curated Twitter account @WePublicHealth in mind. If you’d like to guest tweet for a week in 2017, we are taking bookings now. Read more about what is involved here.
Meanwhile, all of us at Croakey would like to extend our sincere thanks to these organisations below for enlisting the service this year. Check out the coverage, and please feel free to share the links amongst your networks.
Coverage from 2016 conferences
• #LowitjaConf2016 – the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016 in Melbourne. Reporting by Marie McInerney. (E-publication still to come).
• #PreventObesity16 – A National Health Summit on Obesity in Melbourne, convened by the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC). Reporting by Rebecca Zosel.
• #VMIAC16 – the inaugural 2016 Consumer Awards hosted by the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council. Reporting by Marie McInerney.
• #CRANAplus2016 – the 34th annual conference of CRANAplus. Reporting by Rosemary Cadden and Melissa Sweet.
• #ClimateHealthStrategy – a Roundtable meeting convened by the Climate and Health Alliance. Reporting by Jennifer Doggett and Melissa Sweet.
• #CPHCEforum16 – The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity’s annual forum. Reporting by Amy Coopes.
• #WearablesCEH – The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in Melbourne hosted a Wearable Health Technologies and CALD Communities symposium. Reporting by Marie McInerney. Download the full conference report: Wearables_CALD_Report.
• #CPHCE2016 – UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) forum, titled The Role of the Health System in Reducing Health Inequity. Reporting by Amy Coopes.
• #TowardsRecovery – This conference was convened by the peak body for community managed mental health services in Victoria, VICSERV. Reporting by Marie McInerney. Download the full conference report.
• ANROWS2016: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) held its inaugural National Research Conference on Violence against Women and Children in Melbourne.
Download the full conference report: anrows2016_conferencereport
Reporting by Annie Blatchford; Editor – Marie McInerney.