National Conference To Explore Health, Wellbeing And Safety Of Queer Women In Australia

Written by Staff Writers
Category: Agenda Published: Monday, 11 October 2021 16:09

A national virtual conference, set for November, will explore the health, wellbeing and safety of LGBTIQ women in Australia.

The conference will feature the voices of experts, researchers, health professionals, service providers and sexuality and gender diverse community members and allies. Issues explored will include sexual and gender identity, sexual health, mental health, violence and safety, tobacco and drug use, alcohol consumption, cancer screening behaviours and more.

The LGBTIQ Women’s Heath Conference is presented by ACON in New South Wales and Thorne Harbour Health in Victoria and South Australia.

“Prior to the impact of COVID-19, ACON and our partner Thorne Harbour Health had been building important momentum with a regular, focused opportunity for people to come together and put the spotlight on significant issues that impact LGBTIQ women’s lives,” ACON Deputy CEO Karen Price says. “These conferences were rich and inspiring, covering diverse content, health issues, bodies and lived experiences.”

The programme will reflect the conference’s theme, ‘Our Health Matters’, with the keynote presentation delivered by the research team behind the UnLEASH cohort study exploring lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health and wellbeing.

The conference will be presented online, which means greater accessibility for delegates and a higher capacity for presenters and speakers to participate. 

Registration is now open, until 3 November.

The 2021 LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference takes place on 4 November.

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