About The Conference


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Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), a national not for profit, member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation, will hold its 2017 IAHA National Conference at the Rendezvous Scarborough Perth in Western Australia, 27-29 November 2017.

The conference theme is Care, Cultures and Connection, which reflects three key factors that influence the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and allied health context, building culturally responsive connections and relationships and valuing cultures, cultural knowledges and perspectives will contribute to the delivery of culturally safe and responsive care.

The conference values and is built on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and allied health workforce and fosters collaboration and connection. There is a place and a space for you at our conference, no matter what your role and where you work.

Are you an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or non-Indigenous health professional, student, researcher, academic, manager or policy maker? Do you work in health, education, government, community, disability, aged care, mental health or related sectors?

If so, the 2017 IAHA National Conference will provide an inclusive meeting place to:

  • Value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and perspectives
  • Network culturally and professionally
  • Strengthen clinical and non-clinical knowledge and skills
  • Explore collaborative interdisciplinary models of care
  • Build on cultural strengths and capabilities
  • Challenge ways of thinking

Abstracts Open 1 May 2017 and Registrations Open 1 July 2017.

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About the Venue

The  2017 National IAHA Conference is taking place in Scarborough, Perth

The conference and all social functions and pre-conference workshops will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough.

The Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough is located right on Scarborough Beach, 20 minutes from the Perth CBD and only a 30 minute drive from Perth airport. With Western Australia’s famed beaches at your doorstep as well as many easy access to some of the area’s main attractions including Hillary’s Boat Harbour, Rottnest Island, Karrinyup Shopping Centre and the famous Swan Valley.

Scarborough Beach has the best white sand surf beach in the world. This Perth beach is the ideal Indian Ocean vacation destination to relax and meet the beautiful people of Perth who know Scarborough beach is the best beach in Western Australia. You can swim, surf, fish, people-watch, skate, cycle, sail, windsurf, kitesurf, shop, dine, travel, study, go night clubbing, interact with the animals, get fit, explore, or because the beach is so long and vast, drop out, relax and sun bake in a peaceful Perth beach dune hollow away from the crowd.

Scarborough beach has it all in the one place. Beaches within walking distance of Scarborough Beach: Trigg Beach 1.4km north with its island and rock pools and Brighton Beach to the south.  Beach and water conditions are usually best in the morning. Sunny winter (May-Nov) days are usually calm and beautiful. If you’re not into wind surfing yourself, you’ll be thrilled by the speed and stunts of Perth’s marine windsurfing and kite surfing centre in the afternoons when the sea breeze gets blowing.


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