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Conference News Service

CCNS_logo_2015The Croakey Conference News Service provides skilled, independent 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 test new models for the funding and production of journalism.
  • 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. They also fund the Croakey moderator’s time in organising and editing coverage.

Tweets and articles produced as part of the service aim to 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.

Coming up

In coming months, the Croakey Conference News Service will cover:

The VMIAC conference in Melbourne

• The 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation co-hosted with the Lowitja Institute in Brisbane

• The national conference of Indigenous Allied Health Australia in Perth.

Coverage from 2017 conferences

• Marie McInerney covered The Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Hobart – #OTCC2017

• Jack Latimore covered the Indigenous Data Sovereignty symposium at the University of Melbourne – #IDS17

• Melissa Sweet covered The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives conference at the Gold Coast – #CATSINaM17

• Karen Wyld covered the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association conference in the Hunter Valley of NSW – #AIDAConf2017.
Download the conference report here: #AIDAconf2017_Report

• Marie McInerney covered the Australian Palliative Care Conference in Adelaide – #17APCC.
Download the conference report here: #APCC2017_ConfReport

• Amy Coopes covered the annual conference of TheMHS Learning Network in Sydney – #TheMHS2017.
Download #TheMHS2017_conference_report

• Amy Coopes covered the annual forum of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity – #CPHCE.

• Amy Coopes covered the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference in Sydney – #LBQWHC17.

• Karen Wyld covered the First Peoples Disability Network Australia conference held in Wagga Wagga, #LivingOurWay.

• Marie McInerney covered a national meeting in Melbourne to mark the second anniversary of the Choosing Wisely initiative in Australia – #OKtoAskAu.

• Melissa Sweet covered the 14th National Rural Health Conference in Cairns – #ruralhealthconf. See the full conference report here.

• Marie McInerney live-tweeted one day of a Doctors for the Environment Australia conference – #iDEAconf.

• Marie McInerney crowd-funded to cover the ALP’s health summit in Canberra.

Coverage from 2016 conferences

#AusCanIndigenousWellness: a 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. Reporting by Summer May Finlay.

#LowitjaConf2016 – the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016 in Melbourne. Reporting by Marie McInerney, with live tweeting by Summer May Finlay. Download the full conference report.

#PreventObesity16 – A National Health Summit on Obesity in Melbourne, convened by the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC). Reporting by Rebecca Zosel.

#VMIAC16 – the inaugural 2016 Consumer Awards hosted by the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council. Reporting by Marie McInerney.

#CRANAplus2016 – the 34th annual conference of CRANAplus. Reporting by Rosemary Cadden and Melissa Sweet.

• #ClimateHealthStrategy – a Roundtable meeting convened by the Climate and Health Alliance. Reporting by Jennifer Doggett and Melissa Sweet.

#IAMRA2016 – the 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation. Reporting by Marie McInerney.
Download the full conference report: iamra16_report_final

#CPHCEforum16 – The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity’s annual forum. Reporting by Amy Coopes.

#WearablesCEH – The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in Melbourne hosted a Wearable Health Technologies and CALD Communities  symposium. Reporting by Marie McInerney. Download the full conference report: Wearables_CALD_Report.

#CPHCE2016 – UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) forum, titled The Role of the Health System in Reducing Health Inequity. Reporting by Amy Coopes.

#TowardsRecovery – This conference was convened by the peak body for community managed mental health services in Victoria, VICSERV. Reporting by Marie McInerney. Download the full conference report.

#AHMRC16 – The AHMRC conference on Tackling Tobacco and Chronic Conditions was held in Sydney. Reporting by Marie McInerney. Download the full report.

#ATSISPEP – The inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference was held in Alice Springs.
Reporting by Summer May Finlay. Download the full conference report.

#WICC2016 – The inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference was held in Brisbane.
Reporting by Marie McInerney. Download the full conference report.

ANROWS2016: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) held its inaugural National Research Conference on Violence against Women and Children in Melbourne.
Download the full conference report:  anrows2016_conferencereport
Reporting by Annie Blatchford; Editor – Marie McInerney.

Coverage from 2015 conferences

#HSR15: 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”.
Download the full conference report here.
Reporting by Jennifer Doggett.

#OTCC15: The Oceania Tobacco Free Conference was held in Perth with the theme, “let’s make smoking history”.
Download the full conference report here.
Reporting by Marie Mcinerney.

#CRANAplus15: The 33rd Annual CRANAplus Conference was held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre with the theme, Telling Tales: The Power of the Narrative’.
Reporting by Rosemary Cadden and Melissa Sweet

#Pophlth2015: 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.
Reporting by Marie McInerney

#CPHCEforum: The Annual Forum of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
Reporting by Amy Coopes

#HealthyPolitics: The Health Above Politics: Tackling the big public health issues facing Victoria forum
Reporting by Marie McInerney

#NRHC15: The 13th National Rural Health Conference
Reporting by Jennifer Doggett

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Coverage from 2014 conferences

Below you can link to the coverage from 2014 conferences

AHHA Integrated Care Symposium
Reporting by Jennifer Doggett and Marie McInerney

CRANAplus Conference
Reporting by Rosemary Cadden

• Australian Indigenous’ Doctors Association Conference
Reporting by Marie McInerney

4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Reporting by Jennifer Doggett

• The National Suicide Prevention Conference
Reporting by Matthew Giles

• The International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS, and Indigenous sessions from AIDS2014.
Reporting by Marie McInerney

Cultural Solutions – a Healing Foundation forum on Understanding Suicide: trauma, capability and responses in Indigenous communities
Reporting by Summer May Finlay

• Symposium: Racism and the health and wellbeing of children and youth – understanding impacts, finding solutions
Reporting by Marie McInerney

Congress Lowitja 2014
Reporting by Marie McInerney

Lowitja Institute Continuous Quality Improvement Conference 2014
Reporting by Marie McInerney

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Coverage from 2013 conferences

Australian Health Promotion Association conference

Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation Forum
Reporting by Mardi Chapman

Australian Palliative Care Conference
Reporting by Jennifer Doggett

Closing the Credibility Gap
Reporting by Marie McInerney

CRANAPlus conference
Reporting by Rosemary Cadden

FASD Conference
Reporting by Mardi Chapman

Health Workforce Australia conference
Reporting by Jennifer Doggett

International Health Literacy network conference
Reporting by Marge Overs

NACCHO Summit
Reporting by John Thompson-Mills

National Rural Health Conference
Reporting by Marge Overs

Oceania Eco-Health Symposium
Reporting by Marie McInerney

PHAA Conference
Reporting by Marie McInerney

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

Rosemary Cadden
Mardi Chapman
Amy Coopes
Jennifer Doggett
Summer May Finlay
Matthew Giles
Jack Latimore
Marie McInerney
Marge Overs
Melissa Sweet
John Thompson-Mills
Karen Wyld
Rebecca Zosel

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

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