NATSIEHC23 Bursary Applications Open

In this week’s NATSIEHC23 Conference update, we are excited to share details about bursaries to support First Nations delegates to attend.

Bursary applications

Applications for bursaries are now open to support First Nations delegates to attend the 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23).

Who are bursaries intended for? Bursaries are intended to support First Nations People to be able to attend and participate in this exciting annual sector gathering. Applications are not limited to those currently working in and around eye care, and we encourage students and other interested community members to consider applying for this unique opportunity.

What do bursaries include? Bursaries cover full Conference registration, transport and accommodation as required. Bursaries are not offered as set amount.

Bursary applications close Friday 31 March.

Bursary Information & Application

lauren hutchinson announced as Jilpia Jones oration keynote speakerKeynote Speaker

NATSIEHC23 organisers are excited to announce the first keynote speaker confirmed for this year’s Conference: Lauren Hutchinson, to deliver the 2023 Jilpia Nappaljari Jones Memorial Oration.

The Jilpia Nappaljari Jones Memorial Oration was first introduced in last year’s Conference. It aims to celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to eye care. The Oration acknowledges the significant contribution Jilpia made to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and her inspiration for a whole generation of amazing women leaders in eye health.

Abstract Submissions Extended

Abstract submission has been extended by two weeks, and will now close on Friday 17 March.

Thank you to everyone who already submitted an abstract, and from what was already submitted, the 2023 Conference is shaping up to be a particularly robust exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Abstract Submissions

The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards

Award nominations are now open. The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards recognise achievements and contributions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. These sector awards, formerly known as the Leaky Pipe Awards, have been handed out to champions and unsung heroes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care annually as part of the sector’s national conferences since 2018.
For more information and for nominations, please see the Conference website below.

Nominations Close 21 April, 2023

Award Nomination Form

Travel and Accommodation Information

The Conference website has now been updated with information about travel to the Conference and some local accommodation options.
Please see the Travel and Accommodation section of the Conference website for more information below.

For questions, additional information, or support with your nomination, please contact us at

Visit Conference Website

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