Registrations have now closed, please email Nick Wilson ( or Rachael Ferguson ( for any assistance.

We have over  230  delegates joining us across the 3 days.

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2021 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC): The Gap and Beyond. The 2021 conference will take place online from Tuesday 20 April – Thursday 22 April 2021.

Due to the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic – in particular with regards to interstate travel – we have made the decision to host the conference fully online. To do this, we are utilising a virtual conference platform called ‘EventsAir’. Online conferences are a new thing for most of us, so we will be hosting a series of sessions in the lead-up to the conference where delegates will be able to experience and explore the online conference platform. Speakers and presenters will also be offered 1-on-1 sessions with IEH staff to familiarise themselves with the platform prior to the conference.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 20 April 2021 11am – 5pm (AEST)
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 11am – 5pm (AEST)
  • Thursday 22 April 2021 11am – 5pm (AEST)

The conference times have been selected to allow people across the different Australian time zones to attend/participate. We also anticipate arranging additional and more social events between the hours of 5pm and 6pm (AEST).

Who should attend the conference?

The conference is designed to bring people together and connect people involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care from local communities, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, health services, non-government organisations, professional bodies and government departments from across the country. We would like to invite everyone who is working on or interested in improving eye health and care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.


The conference will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, tabletop presentations, workshops, posters, sector awards, an exhibition of eye health promotional materials, cultural experiences and social functions.


Due to the 2021 conference being held fully online, we are able to offer significantly lower registration costs. There are two registration types

  • 3-Day| $100.00 (General Conference Registration)
  • 3-Day | $50.00 (Community Conference Registration)*

* For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates and delegates employed or on the board of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation

For Aboriginal community controlled organisations, after the first two conference registrations at $50, we will be pleased to provide complimentary registration for additional staff of that organisation also wishing to attend the conference. The additional registrations can submitted at the time of the initial purchase of registrations (this is preferred), but can also be added at a later date by contacting either Rachael Ferguson ( or Nick Wilson (


All delegates will be invoiced by The University of Melbourne for payment of registration costs. This invoice can be paid via bank transfer, BPAY and via credit card over the phone. Please allow 2 weeks once you register for your invoice to be created and sent to you.

Registrations have now closed, please email Nick Wilson ( or Rachael Ferguson ( for any assistance.


Please feel free to contact Nick Wilson (, Guy Gillor ( or Rachael Ferguson ( if you have any questions about the conference.

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