1. The International Conference on Migration, Social disadvantage, and Health

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    The International Conference on Migration, Social disadvantage, and Health Melbourne from Febreuary 11th to 13th, 2015 It brings together researchers, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders from key government and non-government organisations from all over the globe to collectively contribute towards knowledge transfer in Migration, Social wellbeing and Health. This is your opportunity to showcase your work, draw inspiration from one another, explore new ideas and network with leading experts. Pls browse through our conference website for more information and to register. The conference is also accepting sponsorship. Pls look at our sponsorship packages on the conference website: http://www.international-migration-conference2015.net.au   This conference is organised by the Global health and Society Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. The  overall theme of the conference is “Toward developing national and international priorities for Migration, Health and Social wellbeing”   Please click here to register for the conference.
  2. Males 17-19 years are needed for HPV research

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    Heterosexual males between 17-19 years of age- we need you! The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is currently looking for heterosexual males between the ages of 17-19 years to participate in a study on the prevalence of HPV infections. Your participation will be reimbursed with a Coles-MYER voucher that can be used at Liquor Land, Officeworks, etc. All that you need to do is make an appointment with Bec, the research nurse, to attend the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre two blocks away and simply fill out a questionnaire and take a self-collected sample.   Want a bit more information? HPV (the Human Papilloma Virus) is the common cold of STIs. While it can be symptomless, it can also cause genital warts and even cancer. A vaccine against the types of HPV that cause warts and cancer has been available for girls at school for a number of years, but programs have...
  3. WELLNESS WEEK May 5-9TH 2014

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    Wellness Week is a week of events taking place across the Parkville campus from May 5th – 9th highlighting the importance of student health and wellbeing.   The week is a collaboration between the Wellness@ Melbourne Program and the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU), with involvement from various areas across the university including the Faculty of Arts, the Centre for Positive Psychology, and Melbourne University Sport.   Students will have the chance to participate in free activities each day aimed at promoting positive ways to reduce stress and stay well.   There are 28 events planned including yoga, Zumba, boot camp, healthy eating workshop, meditation, stress less puppy petting, wellbeing panel discussions, a healthy student breakfast and much more. Download the Wellness Week 2014 Program
  4. AIDS2014 ­ Global Village and Youth Programme

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      AIDS2014 – YOUTH PRE-CONFERENCE State Library of Victoria, July 18th – 19th 2014. If you know any young people under the age of 26 who are planning on attending AIDS 2014 and would be interested in registering to attend the pre conference here is the link to apply: http://www.aids2014community.org/youth-program/#preconference   Or link to those who’d like to connect with, volunteer or take part in the global youth e-consultation for the youth program: http://www.aids2014community.org/get-involved/   The Melbourne 2014 Youth Pre-Conference is a joint initiative of the Melbourne Youth Force (MYF) and YEAH, the Australian-based partner supporting the local work of the MYF. Open to all young people attending AIDS2014, the Pre-Conference will focus on information sharing and skills building for young people around the political, scientific, economic and social context of HIV/AIDS.   Facilitating the participation of young people at AIDS2014 and empowering them to be effective advocates for youth...
  5. The roadmap for childhood tuberculosis

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    WEDNESDAY 30th April 12.30PM-1.30PM ELLA LATHAM AUDITORIUM, THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL The roadmap for childhood tuberculosis: paediatricians and programmes   SYNOPSIS Tuberculosis is increasingly recognized as an important cause of morbidity and mortality in young children living in resource-limited settings where tuberculosis is still endemic. Since the WHO took the unprecedented step of declaring that tuberculosis was a “global emergency” in 1993, the global tuberculosis control strategy has largely excluded children, despite being recognized as a particularly vulnerable group for developing tuberculosis. As the Global TB Programme seeks to expand its tuberculosis control strategy post-2015, the challenges of management and prevention of tuberculosis in children are being included and many National TB control Programmes are seeking guidance as to how to address the current wide policy-practice gaps. The Roadmap for childhood tuberculosis was a collaborative effort that included the WHO, Unicef, IUATLD, CDC, USAID and advocates that was launched in Washington...
  6. The C20 Summit 2014

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    The C20 Summit When: 20 and 21 June, 2014 Where: Hosted by the University of Melbourne Find out more and register at: www.c20.org.au/the-summit Help create a more inclusive world Global inequality is growing. Just a handful of people own half the world’s wealth. At the same time, our global leaders are struggling for the answers to questions about how to achieve inclusive growth, create meaningful jobs, address climate change, invest in renewable energy, feed the world’s growing population, give everyone access to clean drinking water, and to put an end to corrosive corruption. If you work for a civil society group, organisation or institution, or if you are just passionate about these issues, you should attend the C20 Summit. Hear from international civil society leaders from organisations like Transparency International, World Vision, World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam, UN Women, the Australian Council of Social Services, One International, faith organisations and academics,...
  7. The Global Ideas Forum 2014

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    THE GLOBAL IDEAS FORUM HEALTH IN THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA The Global Ideas Forum facilitates innovation and collaboration amongst the brightest global citizens to turn health ideas into action. This year the Forum explores whether we are equipped to address 21st century global health challenges, or if a change of thinking is required.   The Millennium Development Goals have played a vital role in shaping the development agenda for the past 15 years. As the deadline for these goals approaches, the international development community has once again commenced discussions on where we should focus our attention in coming years.  The Global Ideas Forum of 2014 poses the perfect opportunity to bring passionate and inspired young people together to discuss the role health will play in this agenda. But more than that, this year we ask: how does change actually happen? How do we make a difference? And is a change...
  8. World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Preconference Workshop

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    Youth and young professionals invited to pre-WCC workshop on tobacco “Youth Take Action on NCDs: A focus on Tobacco” will be held on 4 May   “Youth Take Action on NCDs: A focus on Tobacco” will be a full-day workshop held in Melbourne, Australia on 4 May.  The event is designed for youth and young professionals, as well as professionals committed to engaging youth and young professionals in NCD action. The event is free of charge, but places are limited and participants must preregister by 30 April For more info and registering your interest please visit the following link: http://www.world-heart-federation.org/press/news/detail/article/youthyoung-professional-invited-to-pre-congress-workshop-on-tobacco-at-world-congress-of-cardiology/
  9. FAIR Mobile Application

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      From Academic Integrity to Responsibility FAIR is an application is designed to help university and college students understand and navigate common academic integrity issues. FAIR walks you through a series of common scenarios that can lead to breaches of academic integrity, like plagiarism, with advice on what to do and why it matters. The FAIR quiz will determine your risk profile for academic misconduct and will direct you to the tools you need to succeed. Content is copyright of the University of Melbourne, Australia (2013). The FAIR Project team has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that material contained in this app was correct at the time it was created, modified and published. If you have any questions or comments about this resource, please contact the FAIR Project team: fair-project@unimelb.edu.au The application is available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android to the public and an LMS module and...
  10. AusWHO 2014 Conference

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    AusWHO 2014 Conference Date: March 28, 2014 Location: Alfred Centre, Prahran The inaugural Australian World Health Organization Simulation (AusWHO) is an annual three-day conference in Melbourne where university students from all disciplines will tackle a global health issue as a representative of a United Nations member state, pharmaceutical company or non-governmental organisation. Over the weekend, delegates will collaborate to build resolutions during plenary and regional sessions, requiring negotiation, strategy and overarching cooperation.   AusWHO is part of a transnational project that aims to familiarise students with the processes of the World Health Organization by allowing them to play a first-hand role in creating global health policy. Join us for a thrilling weekend of intellectual discourse, new friends, and the chance to get up close and personal with one of the greatest global health issues facing us today. The Melbourne University Health Initiative has launched the Australian version of a simulation of...

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