Program: Thursday 13 August


This is the program for Health in Difference 2015, but is subject to change. Please check this page for updates.

Day 1: Thursday 13 August

All events take place at the National Convention Centre, on the first floor.

Venue floorplan and other details.

12pm – 1pm Registration and arrival, tea and coffee
Ballroom Foyer, first floor
1pm – 2.30pm Opening Plenary
  Ballroom, first floor
Chair: Susan Ditter
  Welcome to Country
  Indigenous welcome to conference
  Welcome to conference by Senator Dean Smith
  Keynote presentation by Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission
“Strengthening health and wellbeing: The role of human rights”
2.30pm – 3pm Afternoon tea
3pm – 5pm Plenary 1: Keynote speakers introducing conference streams
  Ballroom, first floor
Chair: Susan Ditter
  Gipsy Hosking and Manja Visschedijk
“Re-storied and Restored: Queer family conundrums across the generations”
  Sekneh Beckett
“Azima ila hayati: An invitation to come into my life. A narrative exploration of how Muslim-Australian youth negotiate their cultures, religions, genders, sexes, and sexualities within families and communities”
  Bob Brown
“Retaining energy and optimism in the margins”
  Brian Herd
“Sex, Care & the Law – Managing the Ménage à Trois”
5pm – 7pm Welcome reception
  Speech by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA.
Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire.