Health in Difference 2018: Australia's LGBTI Health Conference

Health in Difference is Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia.

This conference brings together community members, community organisations large and small, health practitioners, researchers, academics, policy makers, advocates, and others who are interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTI people.

In 2018 we also celebrate both the 10th Health in Difference conference and the 10th year of the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

We warmly invite you to join us in Redfern from 11-13 April 2018 for the 10th Health in Difference conference!

Conference theme:
Health in Place - Country, Communities, Contexts, Capacity

At this conference we will explore the ways that health and place intertwine.

Together we will journey into a deep consideration of Country, community, and the intersectional contexts that shape the lives and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ people. We will acknowledge that our lives and health move through and are shaped by a wide range of ‘places’.

We will consider the possibilities for the transformation of place and health through research, policy, design, and community involvement. We are also excited to offer an entire stream dedicated to building our collective capacity through skills workshops led by experts from across Australia.

Key topics included

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Ageing & Aged Care
Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs
Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Identities
Data & Data Collection
Digital & E-mental health
Domestic and intimate partner violence
End of life care and supports
Fear, phobia, stigma, & discrimination
Gay mens health
Health across the lifespan
Inclusive practice
Lesbian health
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Religion & Spirituality
Social determinants of health
Trans health
And more!

Key dates
Early bird registration opens - 4th October 2017
Early bird registration closes - 25 January 2017
Presentations and abstracts submissions open - 4th October 2017
Presentations and abstracts close - 30 November 2017
Presenters notified - 11 January 2017
Conference held - 11-13 April 2017
  • Australian Technology Park Conference Centre
    Locomotive St, Sydney
  • Apr 11-13, 2018
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