Conference News Service

CCNS_logo_2015The Croakey Conference News Service provides skilled, independent, multimedia reporting of conferences and other events that are likely to be of interest or use to Croakey readers.

The aims of the service include:

  • To provide a service to Croakey’s readers by helping to disseminate news from events with some public interest merit
  • To disseminate knowledge and contribute to improved policy, practice and services
  • To contribute to more informed and empowered communities
  • To help ensure the sustainability of Croakey.

Conference organisers pay for the time and costs of a journalist (or someone with appropriate skills and expertise) to attend the conference, and to provide articles for Croakey, as well as tweet-reporting and conducting video interviews. They also fund a Croakey editor’s time in organising and editing coverage.

Tweets, video interviews and articles produced as part of the service provide independent reporting, and are not vetted by conference organisers prior to publication.

Reports published at Croakey are also available to the event organisers and other organisations (subject to agreement) to publish in their own newsletters. Croakey can also produce an e-publication compiling the conference coverage.

In the interests of transparency, each article produced under this service is clearly badged with a logo.

The National Rural Health Alliance was the first to enlist the Croakey Conference News Service, for the 12th National Rural Health Conference in 2013.

Contact Croakey direct if this service is of potential interest for your event or conference.

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The launch of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) designation as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Workforce Regulation in Canberra. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett #WHOcollabAHRPA story  
Equally Well symposium in Melbourne. Reporter: Marie McInerney #EquallyWellAust stories Download
Grand round panel discussion on women in medicine at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. Reporter: Marie McInerney #HealthAdvocacyWIM stories Download
15th National Rural Health Conference in nipaluna/Hobart. Reporter: Melissa Sweet #ruralhealthconf stories Download
Lowitja Institute’s #KTthatWorks knowledge translation forum in Melbourne. Reporter: Marie McInerney #KTthatWorks stories Download
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ 2019 Congress, #RANZCP2019, in Cairns. Reporter: Marie McInerney #RANZCP2019 stories  
2019 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting in Melbourne. Reporter: Marie McInerney #OKtoAsk2019 stories Download
Lowitja Institute’s second International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference on the lands of the Larrakia Nation in Darwin. Reporters: Summer May Finlay and Marie McInerney #LowitjaConf2019 stories Download
Mental Health and Ageing summit convened in Melbourne by Mental Health Victoria. Reporter: Marie McInerney #MHAgeing stories  
The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity Forum at the UNSW in Sydney. Reporter: Amy Coopes #CPHCE19 stories  Download
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) meeting in Melbourne. Reporter: Amy Coopes #RANZCOG19 stories Download
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) conference in Melbourne. Reporter: Marie McInerney #VMIAC2019 stories Download
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine conference in Hobart. Reporter: Amy Coopes #ACEM19 stories  
Safer Care Victoria Giant Steps – Towards Better, Safer Care conference in Melbourne. Reporter: Marie McInerney #GiantSteps19 stories  
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VicHealth annual health promotion awards. Reporter Marie McInerney #VHAwards stories  
Grand round panel event hosted by the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne discussing how how they and the broader sector can practically, legally and ethically advocate for asylum seekers and refugees – #HealthAdvocacy. Reporter Marie McInerney Marie reported for Croakey on the event.  
Second World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference in Perth. Reporters: Summer May Finlay and Marie McInerney #WISPC18 stories Download
Second National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference in Perth. Reporters: Summer May Finlay and Marie McInerney #ATSISPC18 stories Download
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine conference in Perth. Reporter: Amy Coopes #ACEM18 stories Download
National 2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference in Melbourne, hosted by Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia. Reporter: Marie McInerney #NDISMentalHealth stories Download
Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit held in Melbourne, and hosted by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in partnership with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). Reporter: Marie McInerney #MHED18 stories Download
#VMIACAwards18 night. Reporter: Marie McInerney #VMIACAwards18 stories  
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) conference in Adelaide. Reporter: Amy Coopes #RANZCOG stories Download
Annual forum of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. Reporter: Ruth Armstrong #CPHCE stories Download
Inaugural Youth Health Forum convened in Canberra by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett    
Australian Health Promotion Association’s National Symposium in Canberra. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett #AHPA2018 stories Download
5th Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Summit in Sydney. Reporters: Summer May Finlay and Marie McInerney #IndigenousHealthSummit stories Download
Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting in Canberra. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett #OKToAsk2018 stories Download
Nurseforce for the Future, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) 10th Annual National Conference in Brisbane. Reporter: Marie McInerney #Nurseforce stories Download
Lowitja Institute forum in Canberra, Community priorities into policy. Reporter: Dr Megan Williams #ResearchIntoPolicy stories Download
6th Rural and Remote Scientific Symposium in Canberra. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett #6rrhss stories Download

 

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The national conference of Indigenous Allied Health Australia in Perth. Reporter: Karen Wyld #IAHAConf17 stories Download
34th annual scientific meeting of the Australasian College for Medicine conference in Sydney. Reporter: Amy Coopes #ACEM17 stories Download
VMIAC conference in Melbourne. Reporter: Marie McInerney #VMIACConf17 stories Download
6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation co-hosted with the Lowitja Institute in Brisbane. Reporters: Summer may Finlay and Marie McInerney ResearchTranslation17 stories Download
The Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Hobart. Reporter: Marie McInerney #OTCC2017 stories Download
Indigenous Data Sovereignty symposium at the University of Melbourne. Reporter: Jack Latimore #IDS17 stories  
The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives conference at the Gold Coast. Reporters: Melissa Sweet, Mitchell Ward and Marie McInerney #CATSINaM17 stories Download
Australian Indigenous Doctors Association conference in the Hunter Valley of NSW. Reporter: Karen Wyld #AIDAConf2017 stories Download
Australian Palliative Care Conference in Adelaide. Reporter: Marie McInerney #17APCC stories Download
Annual conference of TheMHS Learning Network in Sydney. Reporter: Amy Coopes #TheMHS2017 stories Download
Annual forum of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. Reporter: Amy Coopes #CPHCE stories  
Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference in Sydney. Reporter: Amy Coopes #LBQWHC17 stories  
First Peoples Disability Network Australia conference held in Wagga Wagga. Reporter: Karen Wyld #LivingOurWay stories  
Launch of a Healing Foundation report, Bringing Them Home: 20 years on: an action plan for healing in Canberra. Reporter: Melissa Sweet #BTH20 story  
National meeting in Melbourne to mark the second anniversary of the Choosing Wisely initiative in Australia. Reporter: Marie McInerney #OKtoAskAu stories  
14th National Rural Health Conference in Cairns. Reporter: Melissa Sweet #ruralhealthconf stories Download
Doctors for the Environment Australia conference. Reporter: Marie McInerney #iDEAconf stories  
 ALP’s health summit in Canberra. Reporter: Marie McInerney Story  
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Canadian-Australian Round-table on Indigenous Health and Wellbeing, convened in Canberra jointly by the Canadian High Commission, Australian Government, the Australian National University and the Lowitja Institute. Reporter: Summer May Finlay #AusCanIndigenousWellness  
The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016 in Melbourne. Reporters: Marie McInerney, with live tweeting by Summer May Finlay #LowitjaConf2016 stories Download
A National Health Summit on Obesity in Melbourne, convened by the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC). Reporter: Rebecca Zosel #PreventObesity16 stories  
The inaugural 2016 Consumer Awards hosted by the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council. Reporter: Marie McInerney #VMIAC16 stories  
The 34th annual conference of CRANAplus. Reporters: Rosemary Cadden and Melissa Sweet #CRANAplus2016 stories  
A Roundtable meeting convened by the Climate and Health Alliance. Reporters: Jennifer Doggett and Melissa Sweet #ClimateHealthStrategy stories  
The 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation. Reporter: Marie McInerney #IAMRA2016 stories Download
The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity’s annual forum. Reporter: Amy Coopes #CPHCEforum16 stories  
The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in Melbourne hosted a Wearable Health Technologies and CALD Communities  symposium. Reporter: Marie McInerney #WearablesCEH stories Download
UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) forum, titled The Role of the Health System in Reducing Health Inequity. Reporter: Amy Coopes #CPHCE2016 stories  
This conference was convened by the peak body for community managed mental health services in Victoria, VICSERV. Reporter: Marie McInerney #TowardsRecovery stories Download
The AHMRC conference on Tackling Tobacco and Chronic Conditions was held in Sydney. Reporter: Marie McInerney #AHMRC16 stories Download
The inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference was held in Alice Springs. Reporter: Summer May Finlay #ATSISPEP stories Download
The inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference was held in Brisbane. Reporter: Marie McInerney #WICC2016 stories Download
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) held its inaugural National Research Conference on Violence against Women and Children in Melbourne. Reporters: Annie Blatchford and Marie McInerney ANROWS2016 stories Download
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The 9th Health Policy and Services Research Conference was held in Melbourne with the theme, “From data to delivery: Connecting research, policy and practice for better health outcomes”. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett #HSR15 stories Download
The Oceania Tobacco Free Conference was held in Perth with the theme, “let’s make smoking history”. Reporter: by Marie Mcinerney #OTCC15 stories Download
The 33rd Annual CRANAplus Conference was held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre with the theme, Telling Tales: The Power of the Narrative’. Reporters: Rosemary Cadden and Melissa Sweet #CRANAplus15 stories  
The Population Health Congress, convened by the Australasian Epidemiological Association, Australian Health Promotion Association, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, and Public Health Association of Australia. Reporter: Marie McInerney #Pophlth2015 stories  
The Annual Forum of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. Reporter: Amy Coopes #CPHCEforum stories  
The Health Above Politics: Tackling the big public health issues facing Victoria forum. Reporter: Marie McInerney #HealthyPolitics stories  
The 13th National Rural Health Conference. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett #NRHC15 stories  
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AHHA Integrated Care Symposium. Reporters: Jennifer Doggett and Marie McInerney Story
CRANAplus Conference. Reporter: Rosemary Cadden CRANAplus stories
Australian Indigenous’ Doctors Association Conference. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories
4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett Stories
The National Suicide Prevention Conference. Reporter: Matthew Giles Stories
The International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS, and Indigenous sessions from AIDS2014. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories
Cultural Solutions – a Healing Foundation forum on Understanding Suicide: trauma, capability and responses in Indigenous communities. Reporter: Summer May Finlay Stories
Symposium: Racism and the health and wellbeing of children and youth – understanding impacts, finding solutions. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories
Congress Lowitja 2014. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories
Lowitja Institute Continuous Quality Improvement Conference 2014. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories
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Australian Health Promotion Association conference. Reporter: Melissa Sweet Stories
Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation Forum. Reporter: Mardi Chapman Stories
Australian Palliative Care Conference. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett Stories
Closing the Credibility Gap. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories
CRANAPlus conference. Reporter: Rosemary Cadden Stories
FASD Conference. Reporter: Mardi Chapman Stories
Health Workforce Australia conference. Reporter: Jennifer Doggett Stories
International Health Literacy network conference. Reporter: Marge Overs Stories
NACCHO Summit. Reporter: John Thompson-Mills Stories
National Rural Health Conference. Reporter: Marge Overs Stories
Oceania Eco-Health Symposium. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories
PHAA Conference. Reporter: Marie McInerney Stories

Journalists and others who have reported for the Croakey Conference News Service include:

  • Dr Ruth Armstrong
  • Rosemary Cadden
  • Mardi Chapman
  • Amy Coopes
  • Jennifer Doggett
  • Summer May Finlay
  • Matthew Giles
  • Jack Latimore
  • Marie McInerney
  • Marge Overs
  • Dr Melissa Sweet
  • John Thompson-Mills
  • Mitchell Ward
  • Dr Megan Williams
  • Karen Wyld
  • Rebecca Zosel

The articles are edited and published by Melissa Sweet unless otherwise indicated.

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