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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.

Registrations OPEN till 11 October 2017.

Cunningham Lecture 2017

A Social Science of Failure: why I made mistakes and what I learned from them.

Presented by Professor Peter Shergold AC FASSA (Chancellor, University of Western Sydney)

 

 

 

Event Schedule

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presentation by New Fellows at Crystal Room, Stamford Plaza, Adelaide.

For ASSA Fellows, guests and invitees.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Panel Discussions at The Adelaide Oval

For ASSA Fellows only.

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

For ASSA Fellows only.

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Annual General Meeting at William Magarey Room East, The Adelaide Oval

For ASSA Fellows only.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

President's Drinks at William Magarey Room North, The Adelaide Oval

For ASSA Fellows, guests and invitees.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cunningham Lecture at William Magarey Room East, The Adelaide Oval

By Registration Only-  Public Lecture.

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fellows Dinner at Ian McLaughlan Room, The Adelaide Oval

By registration only. For ASSA/AAHMS Fellows, guests and invitees.

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Symposium Registrations

By Registration Only. For ASSA/AAHMS Fellows, guests and invitees.

Symposium registrations at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) North Terrace Adelaide, South Australia.

8:45 am - 9:10 am

Symposium Opening

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

Morning Tea

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Finding solutions

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)

Confirmed Panellists:
– 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 Chris Baggoley FAHMS
– Hon. John Hill

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Indigenous Health – can we close the gap?

Chairs – Professor Alex Brown FAHMS & Professor Sue Richardson AM, 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.
Dr Chelsea Bond (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland)

1500-1525       What do we need to do to close the gap?
(Speaker to be confirmed)

1525-1545       Panel Discussion

 

Speaker list may change with limited notice.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Close

Professor David Watson FAHMS (Convenor), Professor Ian Frazer AC FAHMS (AAHMS President), Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA (ASSA President)

4:00 pm

Drinks at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Pricing

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