CONNECTING THE CARE - ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Welcome to the 19th Annual Chronic Diseases Network Conference. This year’s conference will be held in Darwin, Northern Territory from the 24-25 September 2015.
It is well established that changing lifestyles and ageing populations has seen an increase in the prevalence of chronic conditions in our communities. This rise is not a spontaneous occurrence but rather the result of a number of different social, biological and environmental factors. From the time of conception to the point of one’s death these influences can be precursors for the likelihood of an individual developing a chronic condition. The theme of this year’s conference will examine the complex interplay between chronic conditions and life course events which influence chronic conditions. It is useful to examine how chronic conditions occur across the different stages of the life course because of the strong link between early exposure and later health outcomes. It is now critical that health services approach the prevention and management of chronic condition by connecting the care across the lifespan particularly in the context of the emerging importance of primary health care.
Key conference themes will focus on but not be limited to;
As is always the case with the Chronic Diseases Network Conference, there is a particular focus of the conference theme in the context of the Northern Territory. Therefore Aboriginal Health Workers, those that are working in remote Australia or anyone with a strong interest and focus on Aboriginal health are strongly encouraged to attend the conference and be involved in the conference proceedings.
We encourage abstract submissions from people working in the primary health care sector, people working in the wider health care and community services sectors, and people working in different settings across the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond
The conference success will rely on input from practitioners, researchers, decision-makers and interested community groups and individuals.
CDN Conference Secretariat
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