The conference is the only national summit on the health and wellbeing of LBQ women.
A diverse lineup of voices are set to address the 2017 Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women’s Health Conference to discuss the unique needs of our community. Running 13-14 July, at Sydney’s Teachers Federation Building in Surry Hills, the conference will host a range of workshops and presentations from health experts, academic leaders, and community members.
Topics on the program include general women’s health, mental and sexual health, alcohol and drug use, as well as various other areas that impact the health sector, including culture, disability, Indigenous issues, age, faith, and general experiences of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in Australia.
Presented by ACON and the Victorian AIDS Council, the conference is an unparalleled opportunity to engage in discussions pertaining to queer women’s health. “This pre-eminent conference is a vital opportunity for those engaged and involved in improving the health of LBQ women from all around Australia, to contribute to discussions about the community, the challenges it faces, and more than that, influence real outcomes,” said ACON Deputy CEO Karen Price.
Keynote speakers include:
Dr Julie Mooney-Somers: Senior Lecturer Qualitative Research in Health at the University of Sydney
Cr Tony Briffa: Co-Executive Director of Organisation Intersex Australia and Deputy Mayor of the City of Hobsons Bay
Bonnie Hart: Intersex rights advocate and President of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia
Dr Vanessa Lee : Senior Lecturer Behavioural and Social Science at the University of Sydney, Director of Suicide Prevention Australia and Chair of Public Health Indigenous Leaders in Education Network
“Along with a number of high-profile keynote speakers, we will also run over 40 concurrent sessions, allowing maximum exposure and interactivity for participants across a range of relevant topics and areas of interest. In other words, there’s something for everyone,” said Price.
“The conference is framed through a sexuality lens, but is inclusive of intersex status and all gender identities, and we welcome attendees who are interested in the intersectionality of issues affecting all LBQ women.”
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