The Academy’s Annual Events each year present us with an opportunity to showcase the various dimensions and impacts of Social Sciences within and outside the Social Sciences. This year, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) will join the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for the annual Symposium meeting, reflecting the need to align the diverse range of disciplines involved in health across Australia to better strategically address the needs of our community.
The Symposium will be on the theme ‘Health Equity: Challenges & Solutions’, reflecting the need to align the diverse range of disciplines involved in health across Australia to better strategically address the needs of our community. Better integration of research, education and clinical care, and targeting our efforts where the need is greatest will improve the health of our nation. The collaborative meeting will bring Australia’s leaders in health and medical research, social and political science together. By working with our sister Academy we are uniquely placed to drive greater integration between clinical and research settings and policy engagement, to positively impact health outcomes.
ASSA’s Annual Events are scheduled 18-20 October 2017 in Adelaide. Registration details will be advised closer to the event.
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Presentation by New Fellows at Crystal Room, Stamford Plaza, Adelaide.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Panel Discussions at The Adelaide Oval
Panel Discussion meetings at The Adelaide Oval in various locations.
Panel A- SANFL Chairman’s Room
Panel B- SACA Committee Room
Panel C- Sheffield Room
Panel D- Phil Ridings Bar
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch at William Magarey Room North, The Adelaide Oval
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual General Meeting at William Magarey Room East, The Adelaide Oval
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
President's Drinks at William Magarey Room North, The Adelaide Oval
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cunningham Lecture at William Magarey Room East, The Adelaide Oval
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fellows Dinner at Ian McLaughlan Room, Adelaide Oval
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Symposium registrations at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) North Terrace Adelaide, South Australia.
8:45 am - 9:10 am
Professor David Watson FAHMS (SA/NT Convenor) Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS (AAHMS President) Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA (ASSA President)
9:10 am - 10:30 am
Defining the Challenges
Chairs – Professor Steve Wesselingh FAHMS & Professor Fran Baum AO FASSA
0910-0930 Health inequalities in Australasia: Who, how much is it changing over time, and how might they change with policy interventions?
Professor Tony Blakely (Department of Public Health, University of Otago; and Health Economics Unit in the Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne)
0930-0950 Australia’s equity policy, or lack thereof!
Professor Stephen Duckett FASSA FAHMS (Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute)
0950-1010 Global Equity and Discovery Science
Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS (University of Queensland and Translational Research Institute)
1010-1030 Health Equity – an international perspective
Dr Richard Horton (Editor Lancet)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chairs –Professor David Watson FAHMS and Professor Stephen Duckett FASSA FAHMS
1100-1120 Policy and translation – evidence from the real world
Professor Sally Redman AO (CEO, Sax Institute)
1120-1140 ‘Its not all about Medicine’, The social determinants of health equity.
Professor Fran Baum AO FASSA (Director, Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University).
1140-1200 Funding research in Australia: How does the NHMRC consider population needs when targeting research funding?
Professor Anne Kelso AO (CEO, NHMRC)
1200-1300 “Richard Horton’s Hypothetical” Research and innovation increase health disparities
Facilitator – Dr Richard Horton (Editor Lancet)
– Professor Alex Brown FAHMS
– Professor Anne Kelso AO (CEO NHMRC)
– Professor Fiona Stanley AC FASSA FAHMS(Hon)
– Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS
– Professor Jane Hall FASSA FAHMS
– Professor Guy Maddern FAHMS
– and others!
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Indigenous Health – can we close the gap?
Chairs – Professor Alex Brown FAHMS & Professor Adam Graycar FASSA
1345-1410 Leadership, Scholarship and the growth of Indigenous voices in overcoming inequality.
Professor Ian Anderson (Deputy Secretary Indigenous Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government).
1410-1435 Social Gradients in non-communicable diseases – Lessons from Indigenous Australians.
Professor Alan Cass FAHMS (Director, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin)
1435-1500 Racism and social discourse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health disparity.
(Speaker to be confirmed)
1500-1525 What do we need to do to close the gap?
(Speaker to be confirmed)
1525-1545 Panel Discussion
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Professor David Watson (convenor), Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS (AAHMS President), Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA (ASSA President)
Drinks at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)