National Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference
Hilton on the Park, Melbourne
The first National Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference will be held 20-21 November 2012 at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) in association with Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia (SHFPA). More information on the conference website.
The call for abstracts for presenters closes 22 June - be quick!
Invited guest speakers include:
Simon Blake, OBE: Simon Blake is Chief Executive for Brook, the UK's largest young people's sexual health charity. Brook's mission is to enable young people to enjoy their sexuality without harm. Simon has lead Brook through a major change programme 'Bigger, bolder, better'. Immediately prior to joining Brook, Simon worked at the National Children's Bureau for seven years where he held a number of positions including Assistant Director of Children's Development and Director of the Sex Education Forum. In 2004 Simon was seconded to the Department of Health as an advisor on children's public health. Simon is Chair of Compact Voice, the body that represents the voluntary sector and negotiates the relationship between government and the voluntary and community sector. In June 2011 Simon was awarded an OBE for services to the voluntary sector and young people in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Prof. Dr. Vanwesenbeeck: Prof. Dr. Vanwesenbeeck is trained as a clinical and social psychologist. She is presently Manager of International Research at Rutgers WPF, Dutch centre of expertise on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and affiliated Professor of Sexual Development, Diversity and Health at Utrecht University. She has been working in the area of SRHR for several decades as an expert on gender and sexuality. Sex work is one of her areas of expertise and was the subject of her PhD dissertation in 1994 entitled Prostitutes' well-being and risk. She has been involved in much of the sex work research commissioned by the Dutch government. Presently, she also focuses on SRHR and (global) development. Among her administrative functions were the Presidencies of the Dutch Society of Sexology (NVVS) and the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR).