International Domestic Violence and Health Conference


International Domestic Violence and Health Conference: Sustainable Change in the Health Sector

20-21 November, 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The Centre of Research Excellence to promote Safer Families (Safer Families CRE) is the first dedicated Centre to lead research into Intimate Partner Violence. It is a five-year program (2017-2022) funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The Centre is a national and international collaboration comprising researchers, families and communities, policy-makers, practitioners, community organisations, and health, family and women’s services. Sader Families CRE invites you to submit abastracts for upcomming conference.

What the conference offers

  • A focus on early intervention in health with women, children and young people.
  • How the heath sector can work with other sectors to respond to domestic violence.
  • Learnings from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, First Nations and other Indigenous peoples.
  • Latest insights into health effects of domestic violence. 
  • Interactive panel discussions, workshops and symposiums. 
  • Demonstrations of innovative technological tools and models of practice.
  • Integrated knowledge translation to improve safety, health and well-being of families.
  • Social and well-being activities and events available across the two-day program.

Who is the conference for?

  • Academics and scholars
  • Survivors
  • Practitioners
  • Policy-makers 
  • *Indigenous health and community organisations
  • Community leaders
  • CEOs and managers in health and other relevant sectors
  • General practice
  • Anyone wanting to make a difference!

Conference invites these groups from across the world to share in the latest insights and technology for early intervention and first line response to domestic violence.

*Indigenous includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, First Nations people and other Indigenous communities and people from all over the world.

Important Dates

  • 2 March, 2018:   Call for abstracts opens.               
  • 27 April, 2018:   Registration opens. 
  • 1 May, 2018:   Abstract submissions close*.    
  • 29 May, 2018:   Notification to authors. 
  • 10 July, 2018:   Presenter registration deadline. 
  • *Abstracts with an Indigenous focus close on 24 May, 2018. 
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