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31March 2013 The Combined Networks Meetings 2009 to 2013 Update Susan Wong, Member Services Offi cer Chronic Diseases Network (CDN) NT Department of Health In 2009 it was identifi ed that in order to deliver services to health practitioners in regional areas as requested there was a need to work in partnership. Therefore NT Palliative Care Network, CanNET, General Practice Network NT, Chronic Diseases Network and Cancer Council NT formed the Combined Networks Meeting Committee. Joining forces to provide a coordinated approach in supporting communities and workers in remote locations, the Combined Networks Meetings began taking place in major regional centres of the NT with the fi rst visit occurring in Nhulunbuy in April 2009. Representatives then made coordinated trips to Alice Springs, Gove, Tennant Creek and Katherine in 2009 and 2010 and also held meetings in Darwin. The 2009 and 2010 evaluations resulted in an extremely positive response from participants that prompted the Committee to hold two Combined Networks Meetings in each major regional centre during 2011, however the meetings in Darwin did not occur. In 2012, the Combined Networks witnessed the following changes: Meetings in Darwin recommenced The General Practice Network NT became Medicare Local NT The 2012 Combined Networks Committee consisted of representatives from Chronic Diseases Network, Medicare Local NT and Cancer Council NT One meeting was held in each major regional centre of the NT The focus was placed on guest speakers with a chronic diseases background who presented to the conference theme for the year In 2013, the Combined Networks Committee will comprise: Chronic Diseases Network, NT Department of Health Medicare Local NT, previously known as GPNNT Cancer Council NT The Committee is looking for other organisations to join, so if you are interested please ring 08 8922 8280 or email chronicdiseasesnetwork@ nt.gov.au There will be one trip each to Alice Springs, Gove, Katherine and Tennant Creek and a meeting will also be held in Darwin. Confi rmed Guest Speakers for each 2013 meeting, as well as the theme against which they will present are as follows: Theme: Self Management-A Partnership Approach o Liz Kasteel presenting on the Self Management Framework o Annie Villeseche presenting on the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines o Jo Watts presenting on Lifting the Lid: Discussing End of Life & Chronic Disease The remaining 2013 locations and scheduled dates as listed below, however the dates are subject to change: Darwin Wednesday, 1 May Gove Tuesday, 18 June Katherine Tuesday 13 August Tennant Creek Tuesday 29 October R EG U LA R A R TIC LES