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ASMR Indigenous Health Forum
In November 2011, the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) conducted its 50th National Scientific Conference (NSC).  The theme of this constructive and dynamic meeting was Indigenous Health: Action on Prevention.   While the conference reiterated the unacceptable state of Indigenous health in this country it also highlighted  inspiring examples of positive health outcomes through evidence-based interventions, novel study designs and holistic methodologies. 

As a result of listening, sharing and collaborating in respect of Indigenous Health, ASMR conducted a forum to look at Better Health Outcomes for Mums and Bubs.  Explore issues surrounding womens and childrens health within the context of broader health and social issues faced by Australian Indigenous people to produce a set of practical, realistic recommendations designed to achieve better health outcomes. 

The Indigenous Health Forum took place during the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Monday, November 26th

The Forum was chaired by Mr Joshua Creamer, Barrister-at-Law and President, Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland.  Speakers:

Prof Ngiare Brown, Professor of Indigenous Health and Education, University of Wollongong
Prof Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), CQU
Ms Sandra Campbell, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
Prof Sue Kildea, Prof of Midwifery, Joint appointment Mater Health Services Brisbane and Australian Catholic University
Prof Roger Smith, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

Listen to Audio Recording of this Forum
Report and Recommendations