[ASC-media] Health 2004 International Conference

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com
Mon Mar 22 18:30:52 EST 2004

Health 2004 International Conference

Issued for Robyn Thompson (see below for contact details).

26 - 30 April 2004, Melbourne, Australia

In April, more than 2000 delegates including Asian health ministers and
heads of
government departments, representatives from the World Health Organisation
and other
UN bodies, major NGOs, foundations, universities and some of the world's
health professionals will meet in Melbourne to review the state of the
world's health.
Keynote speakers include Dr Jeff Koplan, former Director of the Centers for
Control in Atlanta, Marina Mahathir, President of the Malaysian AIDS
Foundation, Dr
David Satcher, former US Surgeon General and Mason Durie, Professor of Maori
Research at Massey University.

The impact of globalisation on the health of all populations is a key theme
at the
conference and there will be an opportunity to question and discuss how
decisions are
made in this new era. The conference will feature more than 200 sessions on
topics as
diverse as,
. global obesity trends
. bio-terrorism vs population health
. combating bullying in schools
. active ageing
. Indigenous leadership - creating the future
. intimate partner violence
. the impact of resettlement on the health of refugees
. HIV in the Asia/Pacific region
. the importance of fathering
. the mental health impact of discrimination and violence.

The conference will critically examine health from a broad range of
perspectives and it
is expected that there will be significant public interest in the issues
discussed and in
the research presented during Health 2004.
Health 2004 is the International Union for Health Promotion and Education's
18th World Conference. The IUHPE is a leading global network promoting
worldwide and contributing to the achievement of equity in health.

Valuing diversity, reshaping power: exploring pathways for health and

Register for Health 2004

Health 2004 registration is free for accredited media representatives.
Accreditation will
give you free access to all conference sessions, the exhibition and
ceremonies. To
register go to www.health2004.com.au/media

If you or a media colleague would like to receive regular media updates in
the lead- up
to or during the conference, please e-mail media at health2004.com.au

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to discuss media opportunities at
Health 2004,
please contact:

Robyn Thompson
Conference Media Coordinator
Ph: (+613) 9667 1319
Mob: (+61) 413 838 662
E-mail: rthompson at vichealth.vic.gov.au

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