Registrations are now open for the second annual IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase, which will be held at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney and online on Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th July.
We will hear from some of the country’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health experts on topics including the intersection between COVID-19 vaccinations and trust, telehealth and clinical trials in Indigenous communities, and the strengths of consumer and community involvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medical research.
The Showcase will also bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers across all career stages to present their research, reflect and discuss some of today’s most critical health challenges and solutions during abstract presentation sessions.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Dawn Casey PSM, Deputy CEO, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (Canberra)
- Professor Gail Garvey, Menzies School of Health Research (Brisbane)
- Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Services (Sydney)
- Professor Alex Brown, Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (Adelaide)
- And many more still to come!
Tickets are free for both online and in-person registration.
The physical event will include a networking cocktail function generously supported by the Charles Perkins Centre, as well as a guided tour of the Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations exhibition in the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
The 2021 IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase is organised by the National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network (IRNet), and proudly supported by the University of Sydney and Sydney Health Partners. IRNet is an initiative of the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA). For more information about AHRA, IRNet and the Showcase, visit http://ahra.org.au
About the Illustration
The Black Cockatoo feather symbolises connectedness, abundance and the rejuvenation of energy and spirit A familiar and well-loved bird, the Black Cockatoo is found across Australia often hailing the onset of rain.
Illustrated by Wiradjuri man, Paul Gilsenan.
Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations
For Yolŋu people, knowledge is shared and demonstrated through their art. Paintings and sculptures embody their spiritual, philosophical and legal foundations. The 350 works in Gululu dhuwala djalkiri represent generations of Yolŋu artists and include pieces dating back to the period following the establishment of Methodist missions in the Yolŋu territories of Milingimbi and Yirrkala, the late 1920s and 1940s.