JCU Events CPHMVS Seminar: Closing the Gap - Unpacking National Policy Failure

JCU Events

Thu, 9 May 2019

CPHMVS Seminar: Closing the Gap - Unpacking National Policy Failure

Townsville, Cairns

When: 9 May 19, 10:30am -- 12pm

Where: At James Cook University
Room DB40.103, Building 40 - Padua Theatre, Townsville Campus
Room A4.002, Building A4 - A4, Cairns Campus (via video link)

Presented by Dr Ian Ring AO Hon DSc MB BS MPH MSc FAFPHM FACRRM

Dr Ian Ring AO Hon DSc MB BS MPH MSc FAFPHM FACRRM was previously Head of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University, and Foundation Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute at the Australian National University and Principal Medical Epidemiologist and Executive Director, Health Information Branch, at Queensland Health. Early in his career he was a District Health Officer in PNG and Senior Lecturer in charge of rural health training for the Medical Faculty of UPNG. He has been a Member of the Board of the Australian Institute of Health, Member of the Council of the Public Health Association and the Australian Epidemiological Association. He was the Elkington Orator for the Qld Branch of PHA, and was awarded the Sidney Sax medal by JCU. He was the coauthor of Guidelines for the Development of Health Management Information Systems, World Health Organization, Regional Officer for the Western Pacific. In 2018 he was awarded an honorary doctor from JCU in view of his contribution made to Northern Australia.

He is an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University, Professorial Visiting Fellow, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at Wollongong University. He is an Expert Advisor to the Close the Gap Steering Committee and is a member of the International Indigenous Health Measurement Group, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Demographic Statistics Expert Advisory Group, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Advisory Board, AMA Taskforce on Indigenous Health, and previously, the RACP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Expert Advisory Group, and the National Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information Data.

Please note this seminar will be recorded.

Cairns Zoom Link: https://jcu.zoom.us/j/614893842