Conference presentations (published elsewhere)

15th Annual NT Chronic Disease Conference

Posted on: 10 January, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 1, January 2012 – March 2012
Related to Cancer Cardiovascular health Diabetes Social and emotional wellbeing

The 15th Annual Chronic Diseases Network Conference, Out of the shadows, into the spotlight; chronic diseases – mental health was held 8-9 September 2011 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

The conference theme focused on the relationships between mental health and chronic conditions. Mental ill health can be a chronic condition in itself and many physical chronic conditions are closely linked to mental health conditions. The conference was well attended, attracting 252 people.

There were four keynote presentations by:

  • Fay Jackson – Director of Vision in Mind
  • Dr Tom Calma – National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking
  • Professor David Clarke – Clinical Director of Consultation – Liaison and Primary Care Psychiatry at Monash Medical Centre and Research Advisor to Beyondblue
  • Associate Professor Tricia Nagel – Leader of Healing and Resilience Division at Menzies School of Health Research

There were 36 concurrent sessions and 7 interactive workshops. The conference covered: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives; policy and practice; mental health from various perspectives; and, health promotion approaches.

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