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Key Dates and Upcoming Events

16 December 2016

Compassionate Communities Symposium
20 - 21 February 2017
International Convention Centre Sydney
Presented by Palliative Care Australia and The Groundswell Project 

If you are interested in a socially cohesive society that builds capacity to support people approaching the end of their lives, we want to see you at this symposium.  Compassionate Communities is an international movement that aims to build community capacity to support people approaching the end of their lives.  Be the catalyst for compassion in your community!

Compassionate Communities Symposium Website 

University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship 2017
Call Out for Expressions of Interest
University of Sydney, NSW
Due Date: 10 February 2017

The Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship 2017 has been made possible thanks to the generosity of its inaugural Patron, Judy Harris. 

The fellowship will support an established Australian writer to create new work within Australia’s leading interdisciplinary centre dedicated to easing the global burden of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions through innovative research and teaching.

The fellowship will be for one year (2017-2018), and includes a grant of $100,000 and a base at the Charles Perkins Centre Research and Education Hub. 

Charles Perkins Centre Website 

The 14th National Rural Health Conference 
26 April 2017 to 29 April 2017
Cairns, Queensland 

The 14th Conference is part of 'A World of Rural Health' that also includes the 14th World Rural Health Conference.
This biennial event has a unique reputation as a meeting place for people involved with the health care of people who live in the diverse communities of rural and remote Australia.
Rural Health Network Website  

Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference
19 June to 21 June 2017
Bristol, UK 

The conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. It will discuss the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course. It will encourage discussion and shared learning, facilitating dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Conference themes will encompass multiple art forms and will include:

Conference Website 

The Arts In Society 2017 Conference
14 June 2017 to 16 June 2017 
Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France 

The Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes and 2017 Special Focus. 

  • THEME 1: Arts Education. 
  • THEME 2: Arts theory and history. 
  • THEME 3: New media, technology and the arts.
  • THEME 4: Social, political and community agents in the arts.
  • 2017 Special Focus: Gestures That Matter

TAIS Conference Website 

18th International Mental Health Conference
21 August 2017 to 23 August 2017
Conference Centre, Sea World Resort Queensland

The 2017 Conference will be held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 2017. The optional half day of workshops will be held on the Wednesday, with the 2 full conference days being held on the Monday and Tuesday. Join us for keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, poster presentation the networking dinner and so much more.

Conference Website