Organisers of the 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23) are inviting interested parties to submit abstracts for this year’s event, to be held in Western Sydney from 24-26 May 2023.
Abstract submissions can be for Oral, Tabletop, Workshop, Quick Yarn and Poster presentations. Topics should be relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and support the 2023 conference theme, Our Vision in Our Hands: Finding Our Voice.
Abstracts are welcome from all working in or interested in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health
Abstracts are welcome from all working in or interested in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. Preference for inclusion will be given to submissions which include at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander presenter will be given.
All submissions must be received by 3 March 2023.
Building on the 2022 Conference, this year’s event aims to facilitate further exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and leadership in eye care. The theme connects the sector’s work with the wider movement towards First Nations self-determination, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the movement to establish First Nations voices into future policy making.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates, the conference will aim to empower, inform and inspire, enabling First Nations people to lead eye health initiatives designed to improve eye health outcomes in communities. For non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates, the conference will aim to deliver knowledge, guidance and some practical skills to help shape their contribution to ending avoidable vision loss. This will include advancing conversations about how they, their colleagues and their non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations may reflect and adjust their own approaches to supporting eye care.