Refugee Health Forum
Date: Monday 8 April
Venue: International Convention Centre Sydney
Start Time: 10:00am
Finish Time: 5:00pm
The PHAA is running a Public Health Forum on Refugee Health on Monday 8 April 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. The forum is being held in conjunction with the Justice Health Conference 2019 on Tuesday 9 to Wednesday 10 April 2019.
The issue of how Australia responds to asylum seekers has remained politically divisive, fear-infused, hotly debated and underpinned by the contested notion of border protection. Meanwhile, the physical and mental health of the men, women and children involved has been severely compromised. This PHAA Forum will bring together practitioners, clinicians, academics and advocates from across Australia who work with refugees and asylum seekers both in detention and in the community to discuss the health, legal and human rights issues of immigration detention; the developments in research around refugee resettlement; and policies, and services for refugees. The Global Compact for Migration and the recently passed controversial ‘Medivac Bill’ will be discussed during the event.
The Forum will aim to facilitate conversations on addressing the gaps in refugee health. The Forum is open to public health professionals working in all areas of public health, including practitioners, clinicians, academics and advocates from across Australia who work with refugees and asylum seekers both in detention and in the community.
Objectives of the Forum
Address the issues of health, legal and human rights issues of immigration detention, the developments in research around refugee resettlement; and policies, and services for refugees;
Create an environment for knowledge sharing, collaboration and relationship building;
Bring together public health professionals to compare experiences, share ideas and solutions;
Establish and build a strong public health network to tackle refugee health issues; and
Summarise actions/next steps from the Forum to develop policy and advocacy to address the issues.
Please find a link below to the draft program. Please note it is a draft and subject to change. As updates are available the draft program will be updated.
Registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
All prices are in AUD and GST inclusive.
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