Satellite Events

Satellite event refers to any activity which is independently organised, offered, and/or accredited by an organisation other than the Public Health Association of Australia; and held before, during or after the Australian Public Health Conference 2020.


As information becomes available on satellite events the information will be added below.

Promoting Health Equity: From Knowing to Action - Research and Policy Symposium

Date: Monday 16 September 2019

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: The Victoria Room, Hilton Adelaide

Registration: to register please click here

Cost: Free

Hosted By: NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity

The NHMRC CRE in the Social Determinants of Health Equity will present the key findings from its 5-year research program at its final symposium on 16 September 2019: Promoting health equity: From knowing to action.


The symposium will include sessions on:

  • Infrastructure for health and equity – with presentations and discussion on the National Broadband Network; and urban planning in Greater Sydney

  • Globalisation: Trade and work – with presentations and discussion on trade and health; and work in a de-industrialised world, including on the implications of de-industrialisation for health equity; informal work; and paid parental leave

  • Effective policy to (really) close the gap/Are we decolonising? – with presentations and discussion on the Northern Territory Intervention; and Close the Gap


The event will provide rich empirical data about the opportunities and challenges in policy agenda setting, formulation, implementation and evaluation. Drawing lessons from across the policy case studies, the symposium will discuss issues relating to power and the political determinants of health. Not only will the event highlight ways forward for policy and research, the final session of the day will be an advocacy ideas panel that will examine civil society as a force for enabling healthier and more equitable societies.


This symposium will be of great interest to policy makers, advocacy groups and academics from many sectors who have an interest in the findings of the CRE and how the findings can influence the policy process to build action that promotes health equity.


Funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Sharon Friel, Australian National University

  • Professor Fran Baum AO, Flinders University

Supported by:

  • Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)

  • Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA)

  • Institute of Public Administration Australia SA (IPAA SA)


  • The University of Sydney

  • University of Ottawa

  • The Lowitja Institute

To download the event flyer, please click on the link below. 

Students and Young Professionals in Public Health

Networking Night


Date: Monday 16 September

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Cost (All prices are in AUD and inclusive of GST.)

  • $25: PHAA Member Registration

  • $25: APHA Member Registration

  • $35: Non-Member Registration

The event is a chance to meet other students and young professionals and will involve World Café style sessions to network and gain some handy career insights from Australian public health experts. It is also a great way for conference attendees (especially first-timers) to meet so that there are some familiar faces for you to approach during morning and afternoon tea breaks! Local students and young professionals who are unable to attend the Australian Public Health Conference are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.

The event is being held in the iconic SAHMRI building, South Australia’s independent flagship health and medical research institute, colloquially referred to as ‘the cheese grater’. A light supper will also be provided.

This event is being hosted by the Public Health Association of Australia Student and Young Professionals in Public Health Committee in collaboration with PHAA SA Branch and the Australian Health Promotion Association SA Branch.

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Workshop - Where does the progressive health movement go in an era of neo-liberalism? 
Planning for health equity and an ecologically sustainable society

⁠Date: Friday 20 September 2019 
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Venue: Flinders University, in the City
Address:⁠ Level 1, Room 1.2, Flinders in the City, Corner of Flinders Street
and Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia

About the Event

The People’s Health Movement is a global network of grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academic institutions from over 70 countries. Guided by the People’s Charter for Health (PCH), PHM works on various programmes and activities and is committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Health.


PHM Australia invites you to attend a workshop to contribute to a discussion on how the progressive health movement organises for health equity and an ecological sustainable society.

The day will include:


  • A celebration of the life of Professor David Sanders, Chair of PHM Global Steering Council.

  • A session on Ecologically sustainable global economy: barriers and opportunities:

  • Fran Baum, Southgate Institute, Flinders University

  • Belinda Townsend, School of Regulation & Global Governance, ANU

  • David Legge, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe

  • A panel discussion Social security policy: imperatives and advocacy:

  • Tim Woodruff, Doctors Reform Society

  • Hayden Patterson, Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union

  • Greg Ogle, SACOSS

  • Tracey Phillips, SA Anti-Poverty Network

  • A PHM strategy session on the future of PHM, including sharing strategies with the Union, social services and environmental movements.


Please note we will also break from 12-1:30pm to join the Climate Strike action beginning in Victoria Square.

Hosted by

PHAA Political Economy of Health and International Health Special Interest Groups
Flinders University
People's Health Movement Oz


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Women's Health Special Interest Group Celebration

⁠Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Time: 5pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Suite 2, Level 1


About the Event

We are celebrating the decriminalisation of abortion in 

  • Tasmania (2013)

  • Queensland (2017)

  • Northern Territory (2015)

  • And...NSW and South Australia soon

  • The constitutional validation of safe access zones by the High Court in 2019.

However we still have so much more work to do!

Come along and network, catch up on the women's health national chat, take a rest for a few minutes from advocating like a mad witch. You will meet nice people (supportive men very welcome as always!)


Photo Credit: Ethan Rohloff, Destination NSW