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13th Annual Australian Disease Management Association (ADMA) Conference and 21st Chronic Diseases Network Northern Territory (NT) Conference



This conference will focus on the theme Integrated chronic care - from healthy child to strong adult. Several sub-themes will be addressed throughout the duration of the conference, including:

Delegates are encourage to submit abstracts for consideration as an oral presentation or poster.

Please note that the closing date for oral presentations is 24 April 2017 and the closing date for poster presentations is 30 August 2017.

Support is also offered for NT Aboriginal Health Professionals who are presenting for the first time. More information can be found by emailing or by submitting the application form, see link below.

Applications for support to attend the conference close on Friday 4 August 2017.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The combined 13th Annual ADMA Conference and 21st Chronic Diseases Network NT (CDN) Conference was held at the Darwin Convention Centre in the Northern Territory.

The conference’s main theme was Integrated care: healthy child to health ageing. Sub-themes included: Aboriginal health, care coordination, child health, early childhood development, integrated care, maternal health, health care homes, health workforce, healthy adults and healthy nation, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), palliative and end of life care, place-based initiatives, population health, primary health, and digital and technology-assisted practice.

Many of the oral presentations addressed issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Keynote speakers included:

• Professor Kerry Arabena, Executive Director, First 1000 Days Australia, Vic
• Professor Kerin O’Dea, Honorary Professor, University of Melbourne, Vic
• Associate Professor Don Palmer, CEO, The Malpa Institute, NSW
• Professor Sven Silburn, Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research, NT.

Sam Burrow (Research Officer, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet) and David Aanundsen (Program Officer, The Fred Hollows Foundation) presented a poster at the conference titled New online resources to support eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes. The poster was co-designed by the HealthInfoNet and The Foundation. It provides information about a series of multimedia resources that address diabetic retinopathy. We were delighted to win the poster prize at the conference, and would like to acknowledge the graphics and layout provided by Rob Etherington, and the artwork of Julie Weekes.

Sam also hosted an exhibition stall at the conference to raise awareness of the Eye health web resource and the new multimedia resources among conference delegates. Other exhibitors included The Fred Hollows Foundation and Indigenous Eye Health from the University of Melbourne. Sam and David later attended the post-conference workshop titled Implementation Science: what is it and how can you use it to improve health outcomes?

The HealthInfoNet Eye health team would like to express our appreciation to staff from the Indigenous Australia Program at The Fred Hollows Foundation, for their ongoing support of the HealthInfoNet, including support for our attendance at this conference.

David Aanundsen from The Fred Hollows Foundation at the HealthInfoNet cafe The HealthInfoNet and The Fred Hollows Foundation's conference poster
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The Australian Disease Management Association (ADMA)
2nd Floor, Fethers Building
Caulfield Hospital
260 Kooyong Rd
Caulfield Vic 3162
Ph: (03) 9076 4125


Last updated: 4 October 2017
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