Indigenous Conference on HIV and Hepatitis Health Equity

April 13, 2023

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The University of QLD Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and ASHM are proud to announce the Indigenous Peoples Conference on HIV and Hepatitis Health Equity will be held in Meanjin (Brisbane), on Friday, July 21, 2023, from 10:30am – 5pm and Saturday, July 22 (9am – 1:30pm) at the Sofitel Hotel.

The theme of the conference is Achieving Health Equity for First Nations Peoples in HIV and Hepatitis in an Increasingly Inequitable World. Despite significant efforts, First Nations Peoples in Australia and around the globe, continue to face significant challenges in preventing, treating, and managing HIV and Hepatitis.

The centring of Indigenous peoples’ expertise, experiences and leadership will be a feature of this conference; recognising that this is at the same time is what is required to drive equity for Indigenous Peoples. 

Led by Co-Convenors James Ward (UQ Poche) and Edan Campbell-O’Brien (ASHM), this conference will provide a culturally safe forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and other Indigenous Health Professionals internationally to advocate for the needs and interests of Indigenous Peoples in global and state led initiatives in HIV and Hepatitis. Topics will include policy, programming, and financing, discussions on challenges and gaps across the sector, and to explore what’s required to address HIV and Hepatitis inequities and more broadly, among First Nations and Indigenous peoples.

Scholarships are available for First Nations peoples and the conference is open to others who are prepared to come, listen, and learn. For more information visit the webpage here:


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