International Day of the Tropics Lecture
International Day of the Tropics LectureLivestream from JCU Singapore followed by ALTAR exhibition launch in Cairns Institute foyer and PNG traditional dancing by Siale
The Creating Futures (CF) Conference was first held in 2003 and CF17 will be the seventh and the second to be held offshore. Creating Futures has had as its focus the intersections of mental health, public health, community development and creativity. The populations of primary interest have been Indigenous peoples from Australia and elsewhere, residents of island nations of the western Pacific and people living with and recovering from mental and/or physical illnesses or disabilities. Creating Futures has foregrounded innovation and evidence in addressing the social determinants of health and wellbeing.
Professor Ernest Hunter has been the convener for all of the CF conferences. Ernest is an Australian medical graduate who trained in adult, child and cross-cultural psychiatry, and public health in the United States before returning to Australia in the mid-1980s. He has worked most of the last three decades in remote Indigenous populations and for the last twenty years in Cape York and the Torres Strait. He is currently and adjunct professor with James Cook University and the University of Queensland.
In 2017 Creating Futures will be held in Suva, Fiji with the support of the Fijian Department of Health. Volunteers from Australia and the Pacific will travel to Suva to conduct workshops in collaboration with colleagues from the Pacific. CF17 is scheduled for 18-21 September 2017 — REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Banner image: Ben 'Jimmy' Angel | Beach Comber Island, Fiji | flic.kr/p/75XT9Q