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2023 conference logo: theme our vision in our hands, finding our voice

The 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23) will be held on Dharug Country in Western Sydney from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 May 2023.

The 2023 Conference is led by the National Experts Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NEGATSIEH), which contributes to the Conference Leadership Group, supported by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) at The University of Melbourne. NEGATSIEH and IEHU are delighted to announce that the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) has accepted invitation to co-host NATSIEHC23.

The 2023 Conference will build on the wonderful 2022 Conference, where over 220 delegates gathered on Larrakia land in Darwin over 3 days in May. Since 2017, the national Conferences have developed into a key annual gathering of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector. The annual Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for a wide variety of voices to discuss and share success stories and challenges in eye health from across Australia.

National Conferences for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector have been held since 2017, making 2023 the seventh event. The annual Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for the sector to come together and a wide variety of voices are presented to support discussion and sharing of success stories and challenges in eye health from across Australia.

The Conference aims to advance the collective work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector towards the shared goal of improving eye health access and outcomes of First Nations Australians. Delegates will include representatives from Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and other primary care service providers, eye care clinicians, policy makers, researchers, non-government organisations, hospitals, professional peak bodies and government departments from across the country.

Please join us in May 2023.

Please email Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au with any questions.