ICS is proud to host two Indigenous health conferences at Pullman Cairns International Hotel on November 27-29, 2017

Top Quote Indigenous Conference Services will be hosting the 6th Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference & 2017 National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing: Out of the Shadows, Into the Light Conference with more than thirty First Nations experts gathered in one roof, sharing success and challenges in closing the health disparity in Australian healthcare system. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 25, 2017 - Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) will be hosting two Indigenous conferences in tropical Cairns with exciting line up of more than thirty First Nations guest speakers for this year’s 6th Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference and 2017 National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing: Out of the Shadows, Into the Light Conference on 27th – 29th November 2017 at Pullman Cairns International Hotel.

    The growing numbers of registration clearly indicates the interests of organizations and individuals to improve Indigenous people’s health and wellbeing throughout Australia. It is also gratifying to obtain the support of other Indigenous Cultures from around the globe wherein these conferences presents a lifetime one-off experience of meeting, mixing and networking with First Nations speakers from New Zealand, USA and South America as well as networking with delegates ranging from community, grassroots people through to government ministers, researchers, academics, policy makers and for good measure, well-respected First Nations tribal chiefs and Elders.

    One of the featured First Nations international speakers are Dr. Joseph Stone, Clinical Psychologist whom will highlight Best Practices For Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention. Dr. Joe Stone (USA) is Omahkapi’si Iniskim or Wolf Buffalo Stone has over twenty years of clinical experience applying both westernized methods and traditional Native methods. Dr. Stone grew up in Montana, USA and lost a brother to youth suicide. Similarly Maori psychologist, Dr. Amber Logan (NZ) also known as Holy Hawk Woman amongst the Blackfeet will be presenting about Trauma in Healthcare – First People's Issues & Solutions. She has over 15 years of experience working in the individual patients, public health, and research. Dr. Logan grew up at Waipatu in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand and is a mother of five wonderful children. Moreover, Dr. Sofia Chavez Chihuapilli Ehecatl (Mexico) will showcase the Effects of Auricular Therapy and Traditional Mexican Healing Modalities on Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Chavez, Doctor of Natural Medicine is the Founder of Indigenous Reiki and an expert Curandera in pilot research project with Colorado University. She was raised with the healing traditions of her ancestors from Cubero and Tijeras Mexico.

    On the national front, featured guest speakers from various states and territories of Australia includes the following experts namely: Dr Jason Lee, Chair RANZCP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee; Dr. Mieke Snijder, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney; Ms. Sonia Shelton, Patient Liaison Officer & Christine Giles, CEO Portland District Health; Prof. Shane Hearn, Dean & Madeleine Benton, Indigenous Research & Education Officer, University of Adelaide; Jessie Bonson, Project Officer Australian Bureau of Statistics; Renee O'Donnell, Researcher/Psychologist, Deakin University; Dr Teresa Anderson, Sydney Local Health District; Leanne Brooke, GM & Don Stewart, Project Officer The Long Walk; Kelly McJannett, CEO/Co-Founder, Food Ladder; Tracey Harris, Exec. Director Amovita Consulting; Ms Leilani Darwin, Program Manager, Headspace and many more.

    We encourage anyone interested in attending the conference to register early as numbers are filling fast and spaces are limited. We’ve structured our registration in such a way that will save organization's money while at the same time providing a great forum for frank and open discussion. To register, please click this link:http://www.indigenoushealth.net/registration-cairns

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