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We would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the Australian Public Health Conference 2018.


Principle Sponsor

Australian Government Department of Health

W: www.health.gov.au

The Department of Health is committed to achieving our vision of better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations. Our strategic priorities are to drive better health and aged care outcomes and reduced inequality; deliver an affordable, accessible, efficient, safe, and high quality health and aged care system; and promote better sport outcomes.

Our purpose is to lead and shape Australia’s health and aged care system and sporting outcomes through evidence-based policy, well targeted programs and best practice regulation. We will achieve this through six outcomes – health system policy, design and innovation; health access and support services; sport and recreation; individual health benefits; regulation, safety and protection; and ageing and aged care.

Associate Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

James Cook University

Professor Maxine Whittaker, Dean, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences (CPHMVS)

A: Building 87, 1 Solander Rd., Townsville Campus, Douglas, QLD 4811

T: 07-4781 5959

E: maxine.whittaker@jcu.edu.au

W: https://www.jcu.edu.au

James Cook University (JCU) is a research-intensive institution with a strategic intent focused on discoveries and graduates that make a difference in the tropics worldwide. Defined by our tropical locations, JCU is focused on meeting the knowledge needs for the grand challenges in the tropics, and provides undergraduate, postgraduate and short course training in and conducts significant and internationally recognised research in tropical medicine and public health. Established in 1970, we are a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Townsville, Cairns and Singapore, and a range of smaller rural study centres.

NSW Ministry of Health

Dawn Arneman, Manager, Population Health Training

A: 73 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060

T: 9391 9956

E: darne@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

W: www.health.nsw.gov.au

The purpose of NSW Health is to plan the provision of comprehensive, balanced and coordinated health services to promote, protect, develop, maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of the people of New South Wales. (Source: Health Administration Act 1982 No 135, Section 5.)

NSW Health is the largest health care system in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. Each year, NSW Health cares for millions of people and oversees investment worth billions of dollars in patient care, building, equipment, technology and research. NSW Health employs around 114,597 staff (full-time equivalent 2016-17).

Public Health Research Award Sponsor

Deakin University

Stacie Bobele, School Marketing and Communications Officer, School of Health & Social Development

A: 2 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220

T: 5227 2854 or 0404 025 158

E: Stacie.bobele@deakin.edu.au

W: www.deakin.edu.au/postgrad-health

Passionate about making a difference in public health, Deakin University was recently ranked in the top 100 public health research institutions by the world’s most prestigious international ranking systems, the Shanghai rankings.

Our research focuses on ways to improve physical activity and nutrition, health literacy, living with disability, social inclusion and mental health, as well as enabling healthy aging, more effective health services, and influencing policy for the good of the public health of the wider community.

This research informs our teaching with postgraduate courses in health promotion, public health, health economics, disability and inclusion and health and human services management.


Menzies School of Health Research

Ms Georgina Dornier, Academic Development Officer

A: PO Box 41096, Casuarina NT 0811

T: +61 8 8946 8466

E: education@menzies.edu.au

W: www.menzies.edu.au

As Australia’s leading medical research institute dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Menzies’ Education and Training team coordinates and delivers Charles Darwin University’s postgraduate public health and health research courses and administratively supports higher degree research (HDR) students. Our lecturers and research supervisors are Menzies’ researchers and acclaimed experts in their fields.

The Education and Training team has a wide range of expertise and can assist with advice around: enrolment, scholarships, study plans, public health and research careers. With Menzies, you can undertake the Graduate Diploma in Health Research, the Graduate Diploma in Public Health, the Master of Public Health, Master by Research and Doctor of Philosophy.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

Shane McArdle, Assistant Director, Media and Communications

A: Level 10, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000

T: +61 402 899 634 or (02) 9246 0558

E: shane.mcardle@asbestossafety.gov.au

W: www.asbestossafety.gov.au

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established in 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health in order to drive change across all levels of government. During 2018, the agency will be engaging with stakeholders across Australia to assist in developing a new National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness for 2018 and beyond.

Tropical Public Health Services (Cairns)

Dr Alister Keyser, Public Health Registrar

A: Floor 7, William McCormack Place, 5B Sheridan Place, Cairns QLD 4870

T: 07 4226 5555

E: Alister.keyser@health.qld.gov.au

W: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/cairns_hinterland/html/tphs-home

Distinguished from other roles within the health system by its focus on the health and well-being of populations, TPHS (Cairns) focuses on protecting health and preventing disease and illness. TPHS (Cairns) provides public health services and support across Far North Queensland to the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service.

Services include communicable disease control, immunisation advice and updates, regional health surveillance, medical entomology and environmental health including state-wide contribution and leadership of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health Program. TPHS(Cairns) is also responsible for the co-ordination of the state-wide rheumatic heart disease program, contribution to state-wide syphilis surveillance and contribution to and leadership of the NQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STI Action Plan 2016-2021.

Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

Diana Mosca, Senior Nurse Advisor

A: PO Box 41906, Casuarina NT 0811

T: 08 8946 8604

E: Diana.mosca@menzies.edu.au

W: www.rhdaustralia.org.au

RHDAustralia is based at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin and funded under the Australian Government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy. RHDA works alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other at risk populations, to reduce acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia. RHDAustralia will do this by developing and disseminating evidenced-based resources to support health systems and health staff in their work, and by advocating and providing culturally appropriate educational resources for people with ARF/RHD and their families.