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NSW Public Health AGM, Impact Award and Book Launch - Louise Baur & Simon C...
Thu. 1 December 2016, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
NSW PHAA AGM 5pm for 5.30 start
Review of activities and election of new Branch Committee
Celebrating 20 years of the Public Health Impact Award (6.00pm)
Louise Baur is the Professor of Child & Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney where she is Head of The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School. She is also a consultant paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Professor Baur has been a pioneer in addressing the causes and understanding of childhood obesity.
Winning the Public Health Impact Award in 2009 for her contribution to understanding and contributing to the growing issue of childhood obesity. Louise has continued to keep this issue on the public and research agendas and will share her thoughts on some of the big changes and challenges over the past 20 years.
Public Health Impact Award- presentation (6.30pm)
On the 20th Anniversary of the Public Health Impact Award, the NSW Branch of the Public Health Association is honoured to present this award to one of the most influential Public Health Advocates of our time - Professor Simon Chapman.
Book Launch - Smoke signals (6.40pm)
Melissa Sweet, journalist, author and publisher of Croaky will launch Simon’s book – Smoke Signals http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/smokesignals a collection of essays published in newspapers, blogs and research journals across his 40-year career, which cover major developments and debates in public health.
We are pleased to be partnering with Sydney University Press to hold this event.
$5 from every book sold at the launch will go towards the NSW Branch Public Health Internship program. The Branch offers internships to a student and an Aboriginal person wishing to develop Public Health skills and experience. Interns are supported to develop a project, participate in Branch activities and travel to the World Congress on Public Health in April 2017.