This week, Croakey editor Melissa Sweet shared extracts from the work of 2017 guest tweeters, to thank and acknowledge their contributions.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
This week, Dr George Crisp – @DrGCrisp – reflected back on key issues for climate and health in 2017. He is a GP in Perth with special interests in diabetes, hypertension and expedition medicine. He trained in London before moving to Australia in the late 1980’s. He is current WA Chair of WA Doctors for the Environment Australia and writes and lectures on environmental health issues, including urban health, biodiversity loss, air pollution and climate change. He is also keyboard player for Perth cover band “80’s inc”. With colleagues, Dr George Crisp has initiated a GreenPractice as a model of sustainability in General Practice.
A team of researchers from the University of South Australia, School of Health Sciences (Richard McGrath, Kristen Stevens, Emma Milanese, Bianca Fisher & Sarah Habel) covered the Australian and NZ Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) 13th Biennial Conference in Hobart. ANZALS is a member-based not-for-profit organisation that encourages and supports the development of leisure research and teaching through scholarly debate, the exchange of ideas and the publication of new knowledge, and through enhancing the profile of leisure studies, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.
The 2017 conference theme ‘Leisure for Social Change’ builds on the focus of leisure as a human right from the 12th Biennial ANZALS Conference in Adelaide 2015. Keynote speakers and delegates will be reviewing the various aspects of leisure as a social change agent at individual, community and societal levels in a rapidly changing world. Key stream within the conference include: Health & Leisure, Tourism for Social Change, Sport for Development, Disability and Leisure as well as Humans, Animals and Leisure. Check #ANZALS17 as well as ANZALS (@ANZALSonline) on Twitter or via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANZALSonline
This week, Karen Wyld covered the Indigenous Allied Health Australia conference in Perth, for the Croakey Conference News Service. The conference theme was: Care, Cultures and Connection. IAHA is a member-based not-for-profit organisation that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and students, provides national leadership in the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health policy, and works collaboratively within health and education sectors to strengthen the culturally responsiveness of the Australian health workforce. Check #IAHAConf17, as well as IAHA on twitter @IAHA_National and Instagram indigenousalliedhealthaust
This week, we heard from Professor Rebecca Ivers, the Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute. She is an injury epidemiologist who holds a Masters degree in Public Health and PhD in injury epidemiology from the University of Sydney. She has an appointment as Professor of Public Health at UNSW Sydney, and is an honorary professor at the University of Sydney and a Professor at Flinders University. Rebecca has published widely in the peer reviewed literature in the fields of road traffic injury and falls prevention.
Rebecca has research interests that span a broad range of topics, including novice drivers, motorcycle helmets in Asia and heavy vehicle research. She is passionate about the need to decrease road injury in vulnerable road users in the low and middle income countries of the region and is actively engaged in research with this aim. She is particularly interested in injury prevention among Indigenous communities.
Rebecca – @rebeccaivers – shared some of the news from the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference
#AIPN17, and other public health news.
This week, Summer May Finlay – @OnTopicAus – and Marie McInerney – @mariemcinerney – covered the #ResearchTranslation17 conference in Brisbane, co-hosted by the Lowitja Institute and NHMRC. Read more here. They also covered the release of the findings of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory – #NTRC.
This weekend, the @CroakeyNews connective shared the news on the situation of the refugees on Manus Island.
@DrGrahamBrown (Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society @LTU_Sex_Health La Trobe University) tweeted from the joint Australasian HIV and Sexual Health Conferences #ASHM17 and #SH17.
This week, @VMIAC covered their conference, held on November 1-2, with the theme: Our People, Our Voice: an opportunity to yarn and forge our future. Read a preview and stories from the conference here.
The Campaign for Australian Aid is a community of Australian aid and development organisations, churches, community groups, businesses and citizens who speak out for a world where all people, regardless of gender, race or place of birth, can live a free, happy and healthy life. We support a global approach to action on poverty, inequality and climate change and for an Australia that is a compassionate global citizen helping to create a fair, sustainable and peaceful world, including through increasing our Australian aid budget. What we will cover: Climate change is one of the biggest public health threats facing the world. We also know those living in the poorest parts of the world will be hit first and hardest. We can’t solve global poverty without also tackling climate change. This week we will draw attention to climate change and global poverty issues. Follow: @campaignforaid and @tonyrmilne.
This week, Marie McInerney covered the 2017 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Hobart on 17-19 October, with the theme: “From vision to reality: A tobacco-free Oceania”. Follow the Croakey coverage at this link, and on Twitter at