Welcome to the November 2013 IAHA Newsletter.
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IAHA Newsletter
November 2013
  1. CEO's Message
  2. Indigenous Allied Health Awards
  3. Conference Update
  4. Board of Director Nominations
  5. 2013 AGM and Members Forum
  6. Scholarships
  7. Upcoming Events

CEO's Message

We are looking forward to seeing as many of our Members and stakeholders as possible at our upcoming national conference in Adelaide. In addition to the conference, IAHA is holding its inaugural Indigenous Allied Health Awards at the conference gala dinner. It is wonderful to be able to recognise inspirational IAHA members for their achievements.
 
IAHA is also holding a Members Forum alongside our first Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a Company Limited by Guarantee. Nominations are now open for members who wish to be a vital part of the governance and leadership of IAHA. By becoming a Board Director (Graduate or Student) you will drive the work of IAHA towards an exciting future.

 
Regards,

Craig Dukes
November 2013

IAHA Polos Available Soon



Indigenous Allied Health Australia will be launching our new polo shirts at our 2013 Conference. They will be available for $40.00 at the Conference and available online at the same price after the Conference.

Nominations close Friday, 8th November

Have you nominated someone you know for an Indigenous Allied Health Award?

The Indigenous Allied Health Awards showcase the outstanding achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health and provides identifiable allied health role models to inspire all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider and pursue a career in allied health.
 
The Indigenous Allied Health Awards will be held on 26 November 2013 at the Hilton Adelaide during the second national conference Healthy Footprints – Leading Generational Change, where winners will be announced.

Click here to find out more information and to nominate.

Conference Update

HURRY! Early Bird Registrations Close 13 September. Click here to register.
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the national peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and students, invites you to attend their 2013 national conference to be held at the Hilton Adelaide from 26-27 November 2013.
 
International Keynote Speakers include:
Joe Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer for the First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia
Jessica Black, Alaska Native social worker and PhD student. They join an impressive line-up of local keynote speakers including:
  • Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda
  • Dr Tom Calma
  • Prof Pat Dudgeon
  • Congress Co-Chair Kirstie Parker
  • Chief Allied Health Officer David Butt
  • QAIHC CEO Selwyn Button
  • Tanya Lehmann
  • Dr Ngiare Brown 
Click here to find out more and to register now.

Nominations for Board of Directors


Notice to all IAHA Members calling for nominations for candidates for appointment as a Director (Graduate) or the Director (Student).

Nominations must be received by IAHA at least 10 Business Days prior to the AGM (14th November, 2013).

Nomination forms are available in the IAHA members only forum, or through the secretariat. Contact us for more information. Nominees are also encouraged to include a candidate statement for members to view prior to elections.

Members wishing to nominate - we would also encourage to read the by-laws for nominations and elections, which can also be found in the members only forum on our website.

2013 AGM and Members Forum


Indigenous Allied Health Australia will be holding it’s 2013 Annual General Meeting and Members Forum in conjunction with it’s National Conference on Thursday 28th November 2013.
 
Date: Thursday, 28th November 2013
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Victoria Room – Hilton Adelaide

Scholarships:

Australian Rotary Health Research Fund – Indigenous Health Scholarships, opens 1st December 2013

Click Here for further information on these scholarships which can be used to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with day-to-day expenses while they undertake a course in a wide range of health related professions.

Upcoming Events:

National Primary Health Care Conference 2013
 
An exciting program of national and international speakers will discuss how Primary Health Care keeps people well and out of hospital over 2 days on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 November. In addition, a number of focused pre-conference workshops are being held on the Wednesday 13 November.

Click here to register now.
Health Workforce Australia 2013 Conference

Join HWA in Adelaide from 18 to 20 November for Health Workforce Australia’s 2013 conference, Skilled and Flexible – The health workforce for Australia’s future. This year’s conference explores new and exciting opportunities for reform, bringing together local and international leaders sharing their best practices, knowledge and expertise in workforce innovation.

Registrations close 8th November, 2013.
Click here for more information.
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