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Upcoming conferences

Suicide Prevention ConferenceBreast Cancer CongressSilent Witnesses: The place of the coronial system in a civilised society

30 Sep 2012

Suicide Prevention Conference

A key adviser to the United States military on suicide will be among the keynote speakers to address the annual Suicide Prevention Conference in October.

Dr Thomas Joiner, who is Director of the US Military Suicide Research Consortium and Professor in Psychology at Florida State University, headlines a group of speakers that includes Dr Jerry Read, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Centre in the United States, Edinburgh University Professor of Health Policy Stephen Platt and Jonathan Nicholas, chief executive of the Inspire Foundation.

The conference, organised by Suicide Prevention Australia, is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach, New South Wales, on 10-11 October.

For registration and further details, visit:

Breast Cancer Congress

Australian healthcare professionals are invited to attend the Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress (SIBCC), the multidisciplinary Congress for breast cancer health, research, treatment and care in Australia.

This multidisciplinary congress hosts opportunity for Australian healthcare professionals to have the chance to learn and network with leading international cancer screening specialists and key collaborators. The conference is designed to offer comprehensive clinical sessions to address current issues across a variety of disciplines including surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, radiology, radiography and breast care nursing.

The conference is being held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23-26 October 2012

For more information or to register, go to

Silent Witnesses: The place of the coronial system in a civilised society

The deaths of asylum seekers in custody will be a focus of the Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society’s annual conference at the Amora Jamison Hotel, Sydney. Former High Court judge Mary Gaudron will speak on the role of the coroner and the rule of law in a keynote address to the conference on 21 November, while coroners from New South Wales and Western Australia will lead a discussion on asylum seeker deaths on 22 November. The conference will also hear speakers on forensic psychiatry, eyewitness memory, the future of autopsy and preventing deaths in custody. For more information, visit:






Published: 30 Sep 2012