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5 Connecting the Dots A Conference Shaping the Future of Infrastructure in Remote Indigenous Communities, 67 February 2012, Alice Springs The conference will be hosted by the Australian Governments Infrastructure Australia to influence sustainable growth in remote Indigenous communities through infrastructure. The conference will provide national and international attendees the opportunity to discuss and progress innovative ideas to plan, develop and manage infrastructure in remote Indigenous communities. One of the nine key challenges identified by Infrastructure Australia to the delivery of national strategic and economic benefits with infrastructure reform and investment initiatives is: Supporting Indigenous communities: Improving infrastructure in remote and regional Indigenous communities, and closing the gap in essential infrastructure and services between these and non-Indigenous communities. Conference website is at <www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/conference_series/connecting_the_dots.aspx>. ============ Call for papers: The 13th International Mental Health Conference, 68 August 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland The theme is Positive Change; Investing in Mental Health. Mental health awareness and wellbeing strategies are urgent public concerns. Mental illness has the third highest burden of disease in Australia with approximately 45% of adults experiencing a mental illness at some stage of their lives, including alcohol or substance abuse disorders. The Conference will focus on the complex mental issues affecting the elderly including depression, dementia, delirium, paranoid disorders and anxiety. It will also explore the mental health issues of young Australians (aged 1824 years) struggling with schizophrenia, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, anxiety disorders and drug use and drug induced psychosis. The conference will examine state, federal, international and COAG initiatives, early intervention strategies, validated treatments, suicide prevention and the effectiveness of mental health preventive measures. The conference website is at <http://www.anzmh.asn.au/conference>. ========== Date claimer: The International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development Conference, 2428 September 2012, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane The conference will provide the opportunity for knowledge translation through activities designed to build capacity, stimulate research, and strengthen and expand the international knowledge translation system. The aim is to translate new knowledge from the research setting to real-world applications in order to provide more effective health services and strengthen health care systems, thereby improving the health of Indigenous people. Contact: Dr Mick Adams, Conference Organiser, Australian Steering Committee, E: <m2.adams@qut.edu.au>. **************************************************************** EVENTS Friday, 10 February, in Melbourne, Gambling from a public health perspective lessons from tobacco control for the reform of gambling regulation