The theme for this year’s 10th Annual Chronic Diseases Network conference, taking place in Darwin from 21-22 September, is Health is everyone’s business…everybody’s choice?
The current epidemic of chronic diseases, both nationally and internationally, is changing the way we structure and deliver our health services. Governments recognise that legislation, policy and the broad social environment we live in have important influences on health and wellbeing. This conference will discuss these influences, as well as some of the other impacts on health status, including lifestyle choices, and how people's ‘choices’ are often constrained by many factors.
Key-note speakers and presenters from throughout the Northern Territory and Australia will share their expertise through presentations and workshops. Delegates will be given the opportunity to network, contribute and learn in a practical way with the many workshops that are a feature of this conference.
The new Health Minister Dr Chris Burns will host an opening ceremony at Parliament House to recognise the work of the network and its many non-government core members.
The conference will held at the Holiday Inn, Esplanade, Darwin, from 21-22 September. For further information contact Renate Millonig on 08 8922 8280. Or download the conference brochure (.pdf).
The Chronic Diseases Network (CDN) was set up in 1997 in response to the rising impact of preventable chronic diseases in the NT. The CDN was formed to link stakeholders and improve the health and wellbeing of Territorians.