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Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data - University of Western Australia

Monday, December 08, 2014 8:00 pm - Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:00 am
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Population Health Seasonal School short courses at UWA School of Population Health in Perth in 2014.

Hosted by the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia, these 5-day 6-point units are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who are looking for professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills. These courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health practitioners and academics.

These units are also available to be done with assessment for academic credit. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years. The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies may be awarded on completion of any four SPH postgraduate units in a five-year period - and can form the base units of a Master of Public Health. Completion of any Seasonal School unit by assessment counts towards this certificate.

Register now for Population Health Short Courses - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

SPRING SCHOOL

Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop.  29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering biostatistical methods commonly used in epidemiological and Clinical research, this unit focusses on modern regression methods for means of quantitative variables, proportions (prevalences or risks) for binary variables, incidence rates and survival curves. Topics include analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression, 2x K frequency tables, logistic regression, Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression. The application of these methods to the analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and clinical studies is discussed and critical appraisal of published literature is included. Computing using SAS is an integral part of the unit.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease 29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data 24 - 28 November 2014

This unit acquaints participants with the theory and the practical skills needed for analysis of large sets of linked administrative health data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Aboriginal Health 1 - 5 December 2014

Offered through the UWA Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), this unit offers an overview of Aboriginal lifestyle, focussing on traditional and environmental

responsibilities and the social practices of Indigenous communities during pre- and

post-colonial times, followed by an examination of the impact of past events on the health of present day Aboriginal communities.

Clinical Epidemiology 1 - 5 December 2014

Aims to improve the participant’s knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

Economic Evaluation of Health Care 8 - 12 December 2014

Economic appraisal of health systems including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis and the role it plays in decision making and policy setting.

Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data 8 - 12 December 2014

This unit gives health researchers the opportunity to build on their pre-existing theoretical knowledge and skills in the analysis of linked health data by exploring a number of  intermediate to advanced topics.

 

Enrol now for in a Population Health Short Course - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

Seminar: Health performance reporting – past, present and future - The Bureau of Health Information

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 1:00 am - 3:00 am
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The Bureau of Health Information is excited to be hosting a seminar on Health performance reporting – past, present and future. The seminar will feature Justice Peter Garling, author of the Final Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals, and Dr Nick Goodwin, CEO, International Foundation for Integrated Care. Find further event information here.

Date: Monday, 8 December 2014
Time: 2pm 
followed by 4.00pm afternoon tea
Location: Civic Pavilion, 
The Concourse, 409 Victoria Av, Chatswood

The event is free and open to all – follow the link to register.

2015 Public Health Summer School - University of Otago

Monday, February 02, 2015 8:00 pm - Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:00 am
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Register now for the 28 courses on offer at the 2015 Public Health Summer School. Earlybird closes 19 December.

Develop your skills and knowledge at the largest Public Health Summer School in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

2015 Public Health Summer School

When:                  2-20 February, 2015

Course length:  1-3 days

Where:                University of Otago campus in Wellington, New Zealand

 

Among the wide variety of courses on critical areas of public health are many particularly relevant to those interested in Epidemiology.

 

Our programme offers a number of courses at an introductory level including courses on:

Epidemiology, R, Survival Analysis and SAS

 

Or more advanced courses such as Intermediate Biostatistics and Advanced Epidemiology

 

We also offer a number of special interest topics such as Responding to Infectious Diseases in NZ: Update on emerging issues

 

For a summary of all courses available, please view the attached Public Health Summer School flyer. Or for courses relating specifically to Analysis see the attached Analysis Courses flyer.

 

To register or find out more please visit our website www.otago.ac.nz/uowsummerschool

 

Remember to act quickly to take advantage of the 25% early bird discount which is available until 19 December 2014.

 

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +64 4 8061807

 

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Intensive Course - Health Data Sources and Management

Monday, February 09, 2015 8:00 pm - Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:00 am
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This five day intensive course provides an introduction to various types of health data, including an introduction to publicly available data resources from Australia and abroad. Sessions are presented by experienced researchers and/or data managers, and include perspectives from data custodians and data users. There is a strong focus on the evaluation of quality and validity of data, and in highlighting the importance of appropriate use and handling of data when answering research questions relevant for public health. The course will allow participants to develop practical skills required to acquire and manage data. It will address ethical, legal and political issues related to the use of health data (including those from Indigenous populations). The course is offered by the School of Population Health, University of South Australia, located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Adelaide. The estimated fee for auditing (attending without assessment) is $679. For further information, contact Associate Professor Marie Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Course content:

·         Role of the data custodian

·         Data linkage

·         Data resources and uses for:

o    Health Economic evaluations

o    Life-course surveys

o    Dietary databases

o    Indigenous databases

o    Infectious diseases

o    Cancer Registers

o    Regional mapping

·         Ethical and legal issues

·         Data management using STATA

Public Health Surveillance - ANU, Canberra

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:00 pm - Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:00 am
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Public Health Surveillance 24-27 February 2015

Ever wondered how Australia monitors important diseases? Participants in this course will learn about surveillance of both infectious and non-infectious disease, how a disease becomes notifiable and how to set up and evaluate a surveillance system.

Outbreak Investigation - ANU, Canberra

Monday, March 02, 2015 8:00 pm - Friday, March 06, 2015 4:00 am
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Outbreak Investigation 2-5 March 2015

 

This course is designed to equip participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to undertake investigation and control of outbreaks in the field. The emphasis will be on applying knowledge and concepts to scenarios based on real-life outbreaks.

Social Media Tools for Researchers - Free Webinar

Thursday, May 07, 2015
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Do you want to be recognised and known for your work? Want to find collaborators and networks to share information with? Are you interested in how to get up to 20 times more citations on your peer reviewed publications?

If you find social media overwhelming and you’re not sure which platforms you should use then you need to attend this 1 hour webinar on either 7th or 13th May.

During this webinar you will find out:
The platforms researchers are using, how they are using social media to benefit their research profile, why you should use social media professionally, and time saving tips for social media.

This webinar is proudly presented by Knowledge Translation Australia.

For further details and to register follow this link http://bit.ly/1QhtGTs

Systematic Reviews - ANU, Canberra

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 7:00 pm - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:00 pm
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Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Systematic Reviews 9-10 June 2015   NEW!

Systematic Reviews will enable participants to find, appraise and interpret research relevant to public health. At the end of this course, participants will have a critical understanding of how to include quality research evidence in health policy and practice. 

Scientific Writing - ANU, Canberra

Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:00 pm - Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 pm
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Scientific Writing 11-12 June 2015   NEW!

Scientific Writing is designed for anyone wanting to improve their writing skills and translate reports and research into peer-reviewed publications. This course will provide the knowledge and skills to support career development where publication is essential.

Mastering Research Translation Workshop - Sydney

Thursday, July 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Do you want greater reach, bigger outcomes and better impact from your research? Do you want to learn more about knowledge translation as a system and how you can benefit from it?
 
Knowledge Translation Australia will be running the half day workshop Mastering Research Translation Workshop in Sydney on Thursday 30th July 2015. For further information and to register follow this link http://bit.ly/1NUhsxy

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL METHODS SEMINAR - UNSW Kensington Campus

Friday, July 31, 2015 2:00 am - 3:00 am
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EPIDEMIOLOGICAL METHODS SEMINAR


The NSW Chapter of the Australasian Epidemiological Association is holding an afternoon seminar to discuss ‘Epidemiological Methods’ at 4.00pm on Thursday, 30th July
 
PRESENTERS
Dr Anne Grunseit
Senior Research Fellow, Evaluation Analyst

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and the Prevention Research Collaboration, University of Sydney

"Non-Linear Principal Components Analysis: What, when, how and why"

 

Dr Robin Turner

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics

School of Public Health and Community Medicine

“Understanding the effect of patient choice: designing a randomised trial to estimate treatment, selection and preference (choice) effects”

 


THURSDAY, 30 JULY 2015
4.00 - 5.00pm (light refreshments will be served from 5.00pm)

Room 305, Level 3, Samuels Building

School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia
Gate 11, Botany StreetUNSW Kensington Campus
UNSW Map Ref F25

RSVP

Registration is free, but essential to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, 22nd July 2015 for catering purposes.

Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research - ANU, Canberra

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 7:00 pm - Saturday, August 22, 2015 3:00 am
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research 18-21 August 2015

An introduction to developing a proposal for an epidemiological study in the field, including reviewing the literature, study designs, developing research questions, ethics, questionnaire design, analysis and interpretation.

Analysis of Public Health Data - ANU, Canberra

Monday, August 24, 2015 7:00 pm - Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:00 pm
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Analysis of Public Health Data 24-27 August 2015

This course covers collection of data in public health settings, along with cleaning, interpreting and analysing data. Analysis topics include: standardisation, stratification and logistic regression. The course will use the statistical software package Stata.

2015 Population Health Congress

Sunday, September 06, 2015 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:00 am
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This year’s Public Health Association Conference will take place in beautiful Dunedin 7-9 September 2015
(with opening activities taking place on the 6th). Once again it will be the public health event of the year that you just can’t afford to miss.

Theme

The overarching theme of the conference is “Public Health is everybody’s business”. By that we mean that only by working together across society can we achieve much more than the sum of our individual efforts.

We want the Conference to provide a window on what’s currently happening across Aotearoa to improving the health of all New Zealanders, and then to help us all think about how better to work together. And we want to spend some time considering the future of public health. Who will be our leaders and how should we organise ourselves to meet future challenges?

If you want to be part of the answers to these questions then this thought-provoking and stimulating event is the place to be.

Speakers and presentations

Some great and interesting speakers are already lined up, including a number of keynotes you may not have heard from before. The Committee has been impressed by the number and quality of abstracts received, so expect some pretty awesome and enlightening parallel sessions and posters as well.

Registrations

Early bird registrations close 29 July. There are various Early bird rates but they will save you money. We encourage you to get in early and book your flights while you’re at it! Full registrations close 20 August.

Socialising and networking

A number of social events are planned including the opening pōwhiri, a conference dinner, a walking tour of Dunedin’s amazing street art, and maybe even a film festival (tbc). The Conference will be central to your professional development, but willalso provide a wonderful opportunity to share your experiences on an informal level and to network with like-minded colleagues.

Find out more and register

Find out more about the Conference and register at http://conference.pha.org.nz. Keep your eye on the website too. We’ll be updating it as developments occur.

We look forward to seeing you there,

The Conference Organising Committee

 

Public Health Association Conference 2015


This year’s Public Health Association Conference, the public health event of the year, will take place in Dunedin 7-9 September
(with opening activities taking place on the 6th).

The overarching theme of the conference is “Public Health is everybody’s business”. Only by working together across society we can achieve much more than the sum of our individual efforts, and we want to look at how we can better achieve this right now as well as into the future.

If you want to be part of this thought-provoking and stimulating discussion, this is the place to be.

Some great and interesting speakers are already lined up and you can also expect some pretty awesome and enlightening parallel sessions and posters.

The Conference will be central to your professional development, but willalso provide a wonderful opportunity to share your experiences on an informal level and to network with like-minded colleagues.

Early bird registrations close 29 July and we encourage you to get in early to save money. Full registrations close 20 August.

Find out more and register at http://conference.pha.org.nz.

We look forward to seeing you there,

 

The Conference Organising Committee

Fundamentals of Epidemiology - ANU.Canberra

Monday, September 07, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Fundamentals of Epidemiology 7-10 September 2015 

Epidemiology is a required skill for many aspects of public health practice. This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of epidemiology and demonstrates how these can be applied to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. 

Biostatistics in Population Health - ANU, Canberra

Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 2- and 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Biostatistics in Population Health 14-17 September2015

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of biostatistics. There is no need to have experience with biostatistics (or any statistical software package); the material is aimed at anyone who would like to be able to read and interpret the biostatistical content in the medical and public health literature. 

Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2015)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:00 pm - Saturday, October 17, 2015 4:00 am
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The inaugural Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2015) is shaping up to be bigger than its predecessors, after an overwhelming response to the call for abstracts announcement saw more than 280 submissions received for consideration by the conference scientific committee.

The conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-16 October and merges Australasia’s two former road safety conferences, the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Conference, and the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (RSRPE).

Professor Narelle Haworth, CARRS-Q Acting Director and Conference Chair said the conference organising committee has been thrilled with the level of interest shown by the Australian and overseas road safety and injury prevention communities in this new event.

“Covering a wide variety of topics and themes relevant to the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety, abstract submissions have been received from all over the world, from both established and emerging road safety researchers and practitioners. Overarching themes include Road Safety Management, Infrastructure, Safe Vehicles, User Behaviour, and Post Crash Care,” said Professor Haworth.

“With the theme of ‘Taking Action Together’, the conference program promises a dynamic showcase of the latest in research, practice and developments in road safety, coupled with important insights from our keynote speakers including: Dr Barry Watson, CEO of the Global Road Safety Partnership in Geneva; Gavin Smith, CEO of Bosch Australia; and Professor Brian Owler, President of the Australian Medical Association,” added Professor Haworth.

The scientific program, featuring keynote, oral and poster presentations, and interactive symposia, and will be released on the website on Monday 13 July.

ARSC2015 is expected to attract over 400 delegates working in the wide range of portfolios and industries who contribute to improving road safety outcomes.  This includes: infrastructure construction and maintenance; behavioural science; education and training; emergency services; engineering and new technology; health and rehabilitation; police, justice and law enforcement; local, state and federal governments; communications; traffic management; and vehicle safety industries.

Mr Lauchlan McIntosh, President of the Australasian College of Road Safety is encouraging all who work in the variety of areas covered by the conference to join this inaugural event.

“The Conference will bring together our leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and front-line emergency personnel with a common focus on reviewing where we are at, where we need to go, and how we can reduce road trauma in the years ahead,” said Mr McIntosh.

“It’s going to be a busy, thought-provoking and powerful three days and certainly the road safety conference not to be missed this year. I encourage anyone with an interest in this area to register before the 14 August early bird discount ends, and be part of this important initiative in Australasia’s road safety strategy,” Mr McIntosh added.

The Conference will include the prestigious 2015 Australasian College of Road Safety Awards, recognising and celebrating exemplary projects and people working hard across our region to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

The 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference is an initiative of the Australasian College of Road Safety and Austroads, and is supported by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) and our Platinum Partner Queensland Government.

For further information, please visit the website www.australasianroadsafetyconference.com.au or contact Conference Manager Renee von Schwan on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone +61 7 3138 4936.

The use of meta-analysis for causal inference in epidemiology - Massey University, Wellington

Monday, October 19, 2015
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The use of meta-analysis for causal inference in epidemiology – 19th October 2015

The Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington are hosting a short course “the use of meta-analysis for causal inference in epidemiology”. The course is presented by Professor Allan Smith, Professor of Epidemiology, University of California. For more info see http://coeh.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/smithallan.htm.

 

Meta-analysis has become a major tool in medical and public health research. There are over 30 journal publications every day with “meta-analysis” in the abstract or as a keyword. We can rarely make a causal conclusion from just one study. So we need ways to assess causal evidence integrating evidence from several or many studies. Meta-analysis can help us do this.

 

The purpose of this workshop is to present the role meta-analysis can play in causal inference from epidemiological studies. Excel spreadsheets will be used by those with laptops to conduct a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies using both the fixed effects and random effects models, using data from a set of epidemiological studies. Heterogeneity will be assessed and the overall evidence addressed using criteria for causal inference.

 

For registrations and further information please contact Vicki Maguire v.n.maguire @massey.ac.nz.

2015 SA Population Health Conference

Saturday, October 31, 2015 7:45 pm - 4:00 am
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Registration Opening Soon

2015 State Population Health Conference

http://sapopulationhealth.eventbrite.com

$30 students, $70 members, $80 non-members (includes lunch, teas and program pack) 

Abstracts due Friday 14th August at 5pm

pdf  2015 State Pop Health Conference-flyer_03.07.2015 (1.57 MB)

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