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IWC to co-host International chronic disease conference

IWC is pleased to announce that it will be co-hosting the International Indigenous Chronic Diseases and Conditions Conference 2018 to be held from August 1-3.

This conference is designed to provide insights into the successes of Indigenous organisations and health care professionals. It will focus on solutions to First Nation’s peoples with chronic diseases and highlights the successes of chronic disease policies and management programs implemented in Indigenous communities.

The conference will also showcase many of the achievements gained against chronic disease issues and the battle to stem the ongoing diseases within First Nations communities, new initiatives and successful programs being implemented and developed in First Nations communities globally.

IWC is the leading provider of community-based Primary Health Care in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay Burnett, with more than 12,000 clients. Around 85 of our clients have one or more chronic diseases and complex condiitions. In 2016 IWC was named national Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) of the Year by AGPAL (Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited).

In August 2017, IWC co-hosted he 2017 National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Misuse Conference in Brisbane. The conference was opened by Federal Minister Ken Wyatt (pictured here at that event) and involved both Australian and International speakers and delegates.

Find out more about the International Chronic Diseases and Conditions Conference 2018, and register to attend, at http://www.icsconferences.org/2018-international-chronic-disease