2017Event Calendar

2017 State Population Health Conference

We are Public Health: Hear us roar

Saturday 21st October 2017,


Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Registration open soon. Register at 

Affordable registration charges: $35 Student members, $45 Student non-members; $75 members PHAA/AHPA/AEA/AFPHM, $90 non- members (includes lunch, morning & afternoon teas and program pack)

The conference provides a great opportunity in a friendly atmosphere to hear about what SA researchers and practitioners are doing.

See more information at

For any questions contact 

Past Events

- Student Careers and Networking Evening - 

Wednesday 17th August 2016


Belgian Beer Cafe, Adelaide

During this event you will have the opportunity to explore possibilities for your public health career in public health practice, policy development, research, advocacy and health promotion.

The evening will involve World Cafe style sessions with South Australian public health experts and opportunity to network with professionals, students, future colleagues and mentors alike!

There are limited spaces for this event so registration is essential.

For further information, please contact Aimee Brownhill at

Alternatively, further details can be found in the Information Flyer here.

Tickets can be purchased here using EventBrite

Student Tickets: $20

Members: $35

Non-Members: $50


AND AGM 2016


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting

of the SA Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia will be held on


Wednesday 29th June 2016, 6pm - 9pm

The Hotel Richmond, 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide


Arrive 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

The evening includes a 2-Course Dinner – cost $50 per head.

Non-members welcome to attend.


PLEASE complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION & PAYMENT by Wednesday 22nd June at this site:


Guest Speaker will be:

Professor Ian Olver


Professor of Translational Cancer Research

Director Sansom Institute for Health Research

University of South Australia

“My passage from patient to population health”

2015 Careers and Networking Evening

Wed 19 August, 6-9pm, Belgian Beer Café

Register now or download the flyer (and pass it on!)

2014 State Population Health Conference

Registrations abstract submission are now open! Check out the conference website for further info.

2014 Careers and Networking Event

Looking for some guidance about opportunities and career pathways in public health? Want to connect with people working in different areas of this diverse field and hear their advice about how to succeed? Then come along to our hugely popular Careers and Networking Event on August 20.

Injury in all policy: Possibility or pipe dream?

Join the Injury Prevention Special Interest Group for a breakfast workshop on the future of injury prevention in Australia.

When: Friday April 11th, 7:00-9:30am
Where: School of Population Health, University of Adelaide
Cost: $10-20

Download the flyer to share with your colleagues and register online today!


The 26th October 2013 9am to 5pm

Education Development Centre Hindmarsh

Public Health Research & Evaluation: 

200 Years after John Snow and Continuing to Make a Difference

A conference highlighting the work of South Australia's early career researchers, postgraduate students and trainees in population health and public health

The PHAA, AHPA, AEA, AFPHM, and Adelaide's Universities join together to present and promote work from students and early career researchers in a supportive conference environment.


Registrations for the conference are open! Take advantage of the heavily subsidised price. Please click here or click on the link:
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The PHAA SA branch is hosting the 2013 Careers night at the Belgium Beer Cafe on the 14th August 2013 from 6pm. For event details please click here.



Notice is hereby given that The Annual General Meeting

of the SA Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia will be held on Wednesday 31st July 2013, 6pm - 9pm

 At "Jam The Bistro", 112-114 Wright Street, Adelaide

Arrive 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

 The evening includes a 3-Course Dinner subsidised by the PHAA SA Branch

  • cost $40 per head (or $25 for student members)

 Our Guest Speaker will be  Dr Stephen Christley

Chief Public Health Officer and Executive Director, Public Health & Clinical Systems at SA Health

 PLEASE complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION & PAYMENT by Wednesday 17th July at this site:

 Note: Anybody wishing to transact special business must provide written notice of that business to the Secretary at least 28 days before the Annual General Meeting (ie by Wednesday 3rd July 2013), so that this can be provided to all members 21 days before the AGM. Secretary/inquiries: Dr Lareen Newman, or 08 7221 8488.


The 2013 'Careers and Networking Evening'

 Wednesday 14 August 2013, 6-9 PM, The Belgian Beer Café Function Room

Students: $15, Members: $30 (PHAA, AHPA, AFPHM), Non-members: $45

Light supper and resources include

To register go to:



During this evening event you will have the opportunity to explore some of the possibilities for your career in public health whether that be public health practice, health promotion, research in public health, policy development or public health advocacy. The first part of the evening will use a World Cafe format and you will have the opportunity to explore these possibilities through discussion with other participants and mentorship from experienced public health professionals. Later in the evening you will be issued with a Public Health Careers Resource and you will be invited participate in a modified SCORPIO activity. This will involve working through a series of learning stations that are structured to provide participants with a problem-based, integrated learning experience. Throughout the evening every participant will also have the chance to network with future colleagues and mentors through organised and informal networking activities.

The PHAA SA Branch looks forward to seeing you there!

2013 South Australian State Population Health Conference 

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts can now be submitted for the South Australian State Population Health Conference. Please see the flyer here


Registrations for the conference are open! Please click here or click on the link:

Review of Non-Hospital Based Services Resources 

 McCann of Worms Public Forum Video

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Link to Radio Adelaide's Interview with Fran Baum about cuts to non- hospital based services here:

Review of non-hospital based services SA Government

23/01/13 Last night's McCann of Worms Event was held very successfully. Attended by almost 400 people the night yielded a robust discussion and critique of the recent review of non-hospital based services. A huge thank you to the speakers, special guests, primary health care practitioners and concerned citizens who attended.  

22/01/13 Venue Change McCann of Worms Event

Due to demand for seats for the McCann of Worms Public Forum, the venue has been changed to: Alan Scott Auditorium, Levels 2 & 3 Hawke Building. City West Campus, University of South Australia 50 – 55 North Terrace Adelaide.

15/01/13 The PHAA in conjunction with AHPA, SACOSS, the ANMF, and HCSA have arranged a free public forum to discuss the McCann review. The event will be held on Tuesday 22nd January 2012. Access details for McCann of Worms event here. Register for the event here.

19/12/12 Letter to SA PHAA members from branch president Natasha Howard accessible here

11/12/12 The PHAA SA Branch executive committee is preparing a response to the recent SA government report 'Review of non-hospital based services', please standby for further correspondence.

Pdf file of the McCann report accessible here

A link to Professor Fran Baum's response to the report here

PHAA and AHPA Post Population Health Congress Celebratory Gathering

The post Population Health Congress event was held at the Richmond Hotel Rundle Mall. It presented a great opportunity for networking, debriefing and discussing Congress format and content. The Primary Health Care Practitioner and the Kerry Kirke Student Awards were also presented on the evening. 

Thanks to all who attended and a big congratulations to award recipients. 

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Careers Workshop 2012

The 2012 Careers Workshop follows the huge success of the event in 2011. This year's event was held on the 18th of July, and was attended by more than 50 people. Thank you to our group facilitators and speakers for their efforts on the night.

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2011/2012 PHAA SA branch AGM

The 2011/2012 Annual General Meeting for the PHAA SA branch was held at the Queens Head Hotel on the 6th of June. The meeting was a successful event with 37 members, special guests and award recipients attending. Reports were made by the branch secretary and branch treasurer.

Dr. Glenn Laverack, a notable name in international Public Health, presented an informative and thought provoking talk on community action and 'bottom up' health promotion. The Basil Hetzel Leadership in Public Health Award was presented by Dr. Basil Hetzel; and the Konrad Jamrozic Student scholarship was presented by Lesley Walker. Please see our scholarship page for more information.

2011 South Australian Population Health Conference 

The 2011 population health conference was held successfully in October. This is an event organised in conjunction with the South Australian universities, AHPA, AFPHM and the AEA. The event was attended by over 100 students and academics. The event provides a forum for early career researchers, and local researchers to present their work in a supportive environment. The theme of this year's conference was intersectoral collaboration.