Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together

National Conference 2018

Registrations are now open for the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together – National Conference 2018 on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March 2018 at The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

The continuing effort throughout 2017 of all Indigenous eye health stakeholders has resulted in sixty seven percent of 138 activities outlined in the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision being completed and 16 of 42 recommendations fully implemented. Collectively, real progress is being made to improve Indigenous eye health outcomes across Australia but we must maintain the effort to reach parity by 2020.

The 2018 conference will showcase the progress in Close the Gap for Vision activities, illustrate and workshop solutions to overcome challenges and especially what can be achieved by striving together.

Who should attend?

The conference is designed for those working in all aspects of Indigenous eye care including Aboriginal health workers and eye care practitioners, and for those working in clinical, regional, jurisdictional and national organisations. It will include Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, non-government organisations, funding and commissioning agencies, professional bodies and government departments.

A conference dinner will be held at The Arts Centre, Melbourne (the same location as the conference) on the first night of the conference, Thursday March 15. The 2018 Leaky Pipe Awards will be presented during the dinner and provide opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements of individuals and groups in progressing activities to Close the Gap for Vision. Further details on the Awards, including nomination information, can be found below.

The first day of the conference is Close the Gap Day, as it was in 2017, and we will celebrate this event at the conference with a special morning tea for Indigenous health equality.

Conference registration (including dinner) is $100.

For registration to the conference, please complete and submit your registration by 23 February 2018.


Additional information and specific questions can be directed to Carol Wynne (03 8344 3984 | carol.wynne@unimelb.edu.au) and Mitchell Anjou (03 83449324 | manjou@unimelb.edu.au).

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Carol Wynne

(03) 8344 3984