1. LEPH 2014 in Amsterdam – October 2014

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    The Second International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health Amsterdam, The Netherlands 5-8 October 2014 Don’t leave it too late to register for this major conference. International interest is very high and this is reflected in the comprehensive, diverse and challenging conference program which has been developed with significant input from the Public Health Service of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Police. The program is now available at http://www.lephcon.com.au/program/program-2014/ . Check it out.   There are many eminent speakers particularly relevant to Public Health professionals, teaching institutions  and researchers including: Professor Clifford Shearing, Director of Centre for Criminology, University of Cape Town: What’s been happening to policing and why doesn’t it matter. Eamonn O’Moore, Director, Public Health Executive, UK: Prisons as public health institutions. Inga Heyman, Robert Gordon University, UK.  Virtually joining forces: collaborative police and health practice and education to support those with co-morbid physical and mental health needs in police custody. James Ogloff, Director,...
  2. MSPGH and MPHSA Careers Night I

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    Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) Melbourne Population Health Student Association (MPHSA) First Careers Night (2014) Download the Careers Night I flyer. RSVP is required for catering purposes. Please register here
  3. Academic Skills Workshops

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    Academic skills are running a series of workshops during semester 2 for honours and Masters students writing a  minor thesis / research project. Download  Sem 2 2014 Sciences Research Writing Workshops Flyer
  4. What I learned from the Global Ideas Forum by Bridget Nwagbra

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    What I learned from the Global Ideas Forum If you have taken on biostatistics, epidemiology and a cocktail of MPH electives, probably you may feel like I do that you owe the world your skills. Probably you share with me that burning and overwhelming sense of responsibility and optimism to take on global health problems. Yet, I’m acutely aware of the challenges and uncertainties that come with the changing political environment as nations bloc together to foster trade and diplomacy. I’m not lost to shrinking investments on foreign aid for health. Obviously there are unanswered questions on how we can sustain the momentum and progress made by the MDGs in the post-2015 era. At the Global Ideas Forum this weekend, some of the answers began to emerge. If we have the data to generate information we can prioritize our health problems, facilitate health policymaking and measure our progress. With powerful...
  5. Global Health and Human Rights Keynote and Special Lecture

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    Global Health and Human Rights The subject Global Health and Human Rights (POPH90244), coordinated by Dr Hasheem Mannan and A/Prof Tilman Ruff, is due to commence 21 – 25 July 2014. Enrolments are still open for this subject, you can find a copy of the subject Timetable here   We are delighted that the subject will include a keynote address by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court of Australia. Justice Kirby will be discussing health and HIV issues of universal human rights. You are invited to attend this keynote address. Please see this flyer for further information and RSVP details.   You are also invited to a special lecture by Dr Joseph Amon, Director of the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. Amon’s lecture will focus on practical applications of human rights concepts in public health contexts. Please see this flyer...
  6. Join Onemda in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2014

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      Event Flyers: NAIDOC Week Calendar NAIDOC Week Seminar Dossina NAIDOC Week Seminar Peter Nathan and Panel     NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year’s theme was selected by the National NAIDOC Committee to honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country. National NAIDOC Committee co-chairs Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell said this year’s theme is about proudly highlighting and recognising the role they...
  7. Global Health Law – Book Launch

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    Imagining Global Health with Justice Global Health Law – Book Launch Presented by Professor Lawrence Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law Georgetown Law   The international community has made great progress in improving global health. But staggering health inequalities between rich and poor still remain, raising fundamental questions of social justice. Professor Gostin proposes major reforms of global health institutions and governments to ensure better coordination, more transparency, and accountability. Global Health Law (Harvard University Press) redefines the field of global health law. Please join Professor Gostin for the launch of his book, along with a panel of leaders in global health, law and governance. The panel will discuss the biggest health threats facing the world and what we can do about it. EVENT CONTACT DETAILS Date: Tuesday 22 July 2014 Time: 6PM refreshments, 6:30PM launch Venue: G08, Ground Floor, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton Bookings...
  8. Inspiring Ideas Forum: Empowering Innovation in Health

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    Inspiring Ideas Forum: Empowering Innovation in Health Future Health Leaders Saturday, 28 June 2014 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Theatre 1, 221 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC Australia At Future Health Leaders, we believe students and early career health professionals can make a significant contribution to improving the health of all Australians. We know that some of the simplest ideas can have the biggest impact and we want to inspire the next generation of health leaders to turn their ideas into action.   On Saturday 28 June 2014, FHL is hosting a one-day forum in Melbourne.   The Inspiring Ideas Forum will include three dynamic and exciting sessions: ‘Engage’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Innovate’, which will provide delegates with key skills to turn their ideas into reality.   The ‘Engage’ session will showcase innovative programs from across Australia that are creating positive change in their communities. Speakers from successful student and early career...

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