30 September 2007

HIA2007 Conference in Sydney: Update 3

Earlybird Registration Deadline Extended
There has been a positive response to the call for registrations so far. The conference organisers have extended the deadline for earlybird registrations by one week to Monday 1 October 2007. You can register for the conference online at http://www.hia2007.com/registration.htm

Sponsorship from the Victorian Department of Human Services
The Victorian Department of Human Services
has sponsored the HIA2007 Conference, joining the conference's principal sponsors NSW Health and the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.

Public Health Walking Tour of Sydney on Friday 9 November 2007
Associate Professor Peter Sainsbury from Sydney South West Area Health Service will be leading a public health themed walking tour of Sydney on the morning of Friday 9 November 2007. The walking tour will depart from the conference venue and return in time for the conference start at 9:00am. Further information on the tour will be included in future conference updates.

Professor Richard Morgan added to Conference Program

Professor Richard Morgan, Director of the Centre for Impact Assessment Research and Training at the University of Otago, New Zealand, will be delivering a conference plenary on "Linking HIA and Other Forms of Impact Assessment: Lessons and experience". The opportunity for Professor Morgan to delivery a plenary was created when Professor Hugh Barton had to withdraw from the conference.

Dining Out in Sydney After the Conference Reception on Tuesday 7 November 2007

Following the conference reception on the evening of Tuesday 7 November 2007 the conference organisers will be leading groups to several nearby Sydney restaurants for dinner. Please let the organisers know at the reception if you're interested in coming along.

Visas for International Conference Delegates
Visas may be required for delegates travelling from outside Australia for the conference. Information on visas can be obtained from http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/index.htm

Weather in Sydney
The weather in Sydney in November is usually mild with average daily minimum temperatures of 15 degrees and an average daily maximum of 23 degrees. The average monthly rainfall is 81mm, making it one of the driest months of the year. More information on Sydney's weather is available from http://www.bom.gov.au

Conference Website

For more information on the conference go to http://www.hia2007.com