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Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network 2019 Conference


27 August 2019, 08:30am to 28 August 2019, 08:30am

Kirribilli Club – Milsons Point, Sydney
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This year's theme is: Power in Partnerships


The NSW Government is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal people, services and communities to address health disparities and improve health outcomes.1 Meaningful partnerships are critical to effective change.

As outlined in the NSW Aboriginal Health Plan 2013-2023, building trust through partnerships can be achieved by building relationships with and between service providers from the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC), and the Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs). These relationships are important for service planning, design and implementation to improve health disparities for Aboriginal people. There is a need for coordination across all health services at national, state and local levels, including ACCHSs, local health districts/speciality health networks (LHD/SHNs), primary health networks (PHNs), other non-government organisations and private service providers.

With this in mind, the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) will coordinate the 2019 Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network Conference in partnership with the Centre for Aboriginal Health, AH&MRC and PHNs.

This year’s theme focuses particularly on the need for genuine partnerships and collaboration with Aboriginal organisations and communities. This is key to help build self-determination and the capacity for Aboriginal services being involved in designing and implementing in creating better health outcomes for Aboriginal people

Conference objectives

  1. Strengthen integrated approaches in partnership to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people with health issues.
  2. Explore effective partnership models with the development of holistic approaches within communities across jurisdictions in NSW.
  3. Showcase high quality service delivery that is accessible, appropriate and safe in supporting recovery for Aboriginal people, families and communities.
  4. Acknowledge and accept Aboriginal culture as a key element to the healing and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

Call for Abstracts - now

We invite electronic (emailed) abstract submissions using the template.

Submission information

Please indicate your preferred presentation format (oral, workshop, poster) in your submission, bearing in mind that timing is strict. Presenters will be asked to ensure that they finish on time, so that the next presenter can have their allocated time.

An email acknowledgement will be sent to the presenting author once an abstract is successfully submitted. Abstracts received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Presentation selection criteria

The following selection criteria will apply:

  1. The presentations must relate directly to conference objectives and fit within the conference theme.
  2. The presentations must relate to health conditions that strongly effect Aboriginal people which can comprise of comorbidities including mental health/social and emotional wellbeing.
  3. The presentations can range from perinatal to older persons.
  4. Preference will be given to presentations that are:
    1. Presented or co-presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community members
    2. Evidence or outcome based (what is working)
    3. In collaboration with other agencies or consumers (can include young people).

Key dates



Call for abstracts open

15 April 2019

Close of abstract submissions

3 June 2019

Notification of outcome to authors

24 June 2019

Acceptance of presentation offer

8 July 2019


27-28 August 2019

For further information please contact Kristen Ella:




Available later.


200 people to attend in person. A wait list will be available once capacity is reached, so please let the organiser know if you’re no longer able to attend. Live streaming will be available for those with internet access world-wide.

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Event Contact

Kristen Ella, Manager, Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network

9464 4686