The Order of Australia Association
National Conference 2020

Future Proof, How Past Experiences Inform Future Challenges

Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May 2020

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The theme of the 2020 National Conference is “Future Proof, How Past Experiences Inform Future Challenges”.

As part of the conference, delegates will be treated to visits to two Territory owned and operated, internationally renowned institutions: Menzies School of Health Research and The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.

Menzies School of Health Research is Australia’s leading medical research institutes involved in improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. They are global leaders in tropical research in to lifethreatening illnesses. Internationally known for its collaborative research with remote indigenous Territory communities. There will be an introduction from Professor Alan Cass, Director.

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre is a key element of the Australian Government’s disaster and emergency medical response to incidents of national and international significance. Established as a result of the 2002 Bali Bombings, the NCCTRC is strategically positioned to ensure Australia has the best readily deployable medical workforce to rapidly respond to sudden health emergencies both onshore across Australia, and offshore throughout South East Asia. There will be an address by Director Professor Len Notaras AM.

In addition:

  • Visits to the unique Government House (a survival of the Bombing of Darwin and cyclone Tracy) and Parliament House which is the most modern Parliament in Australia.
  • An Oration from the NT Administrator Her Honour Vicky O’Halloran AM
  • Another four sessions by either Keynote Speakers or Panel discussions focusing on how the Territory has overcome many past challenges and how the future provides so many opportunities.

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