CATSINaM International Indigenous Health Workforce Meeting - 7 November 2016
The Meeting theme is ‘unmasking our collective history and pride in our global identity’. Speakers from Australia and abroad will explore topics relating to Indigenous knowledge, culture, experiences and identity in professional practice and health care.
Who should attend? Health professionals, students, clinicians, researchers, educators, health advocates and policy makers who are interested in building and sharing knowledge on Indigenous health care and healing.
After CATSINaMs International Indigenous Health Workforce Meeting the Lowitja Institute is hosting an International Indigenous Health Conference from the 8th to the 10th of November; click this link for further information
CATSINaM Student Day - 6 November 2016
A dedicated student day will be held prior to the Meeting, 6 of November 2016. The session is designed to support student participation and leadership by providing the opportunity to hear from health leaders, connect with other students and share ideas in the lead up to the International Indigenous Health Workforce Meeting.
CATSINaM Inaugural Hall of Fame Gala Dinner - 6 November 2016
The evening of 6 November we invite you to join us at our Inaugural Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and be inspired as we pay our respects to the trailblazing heroes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery sector. The social event not to be missed will 'unmask our heroes' with a unique photo exhibition and the first screening of a short CATSINaM documentary. The event is a masquerade ball and an evening not to be missed.
Click this link to register for the CATSINaM International Indigenous Health Workforce Meeting, Student Day and Inaugural Hall of Fame Dinner
The Conference registration are being managed by Conference Deals Direct. If you need to enquire about your reservations please contact them via email email@example.com
Registrations costs are outlined in table below:
|CATSINaM Student Member||CATSINaM Member||Non-Member||Location|
|Student Day||$90||$100||$110||Novotel on Collins|
|Hall of Fame Gala Dinner||$100||$100||$100||TBC|
|International Meeting||$90||$100||$110||Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre|
Please note all registrations will incur a $10 administration fee
Annual General Meeting - 9 November 2016
To be held on Wednesday the 9th of November from 7am - 9am at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Click this link to book exclusive accomodation deals for your stay in Melbourne.
The discounted accomodations are being managed by Conference Deals Direct. If you need to enquire about your reservations please contact them via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have completed your accomodation booking, you will receive a booking summary via email. Please note this will not be a tax invoice, if you require a tax invoice to make payment prior to arrival, please make a note in the Special Requests and the hotel will issue this to you directly.
If you are a student member of CATSINaM who is looking to attend the CATSINaM events and require sponsorship, we want to hear from you.
Applications for financial support close Friday August 5th 2016 at C.O.B.
If you require some sort of funding to assist you in attending the CATSINaM Conference, the following suggestions may help:
- If you are a CATSINaM Student Member, complete the Appliation for Financial Assistance form under the heading Student Sponsorship.
- Look at your own organisation or university and see whether a sponsorship program to attend conferences is available. Speak to the educators at the organisation and also look for possible scholarships available, particularly on University websites.
- Approach service clubs in your area and put forward a case; this is more highly likely to be successful if you have a family member who is a member of the service club. Try Rotary, Lions, Apex, Zonta, Sorpotomists, Kiwanis etc.
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Speaker - Dr Nina Sivertsen
Dr Nina Sivertsen
Nina Sivertsen is an international Indigenous nurse and lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University, Adelaide. She is a Sea-Sámi from Northern Norway, a mother, a novice researcher, a knowledge seeker and keeper straddling life in the Indigenous and academic worlds.
Her work is internationally recognized and focuses on women’s empowerment and leadership, in particular within Indigenous health. With her PhD about Indigenous identity, a historical biography about a travelling midwife from the Arctic, she contributes to the growing literature of Indigenous research by Indigenous researchers in a global context.
She is an active member of many academic committees providing space for Indigenous voices within strategic planning, governance, curriculum and admissions. Her research interests include teaching in tertiary settings, assessing and teaching cultural safety of future health professionals as well as exploring Indigenous women's identity and culture.