27 July 2007

HIA2007 South East Asia and Oceania HIA Conference Update

Abstracts Received
We have received a strong response to the call for abstracts, with submissions received from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India, Canada, Nepal and the United Kingdom. Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee in coming weeks and the program will be posted online soon

Online Registration Now Open!
Online registration has opened and can be accessed at http://www.hia2007.com/registration.htm

Early bird registration closes 24 September.

Conference Opening
The conference will be opened by The Hon. Verity Firth, a Minister in the New South Wales Government. Her appointments include:
  • Minister for Science and Medical Research
  • Minister for Women
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water (Environment)
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Cancer)
The Minister is also a Councillor for the City of Sydney.

AusAID Funding
We have been successful in securing funding under AusAID's International Seminar Support Scheme for a group of delegates from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to attend the conference. We hope this will further strengthen the conference's regional outlook.

For more on the conference got to www.hia2007.com

6 July 2007

HIA Community Wiki gets a facelift!

The HIA Community Wiki has just had a redesign. There's been a lot of little tidying up but the four main changes are:
  • The International HIA Blog gets pride of place on the front page through a swish new free widget from Springwidget.
  • There's a new free Flickr photo badge that refreshes every time you visit the site.
  • Check out the HIAwiki's visitor and hit rate through the 'Visitors to the site' page on he main menu bar at the top.
  • There also a new calendar list on the Conferences/events page.

1 July 2007

HIA eNews Issue 18 Avaiable

Issue 18 of the NSW Health Impact Assessment Project eNews is now available. This issue looks at:
  • Ways Forward for HIA in Local Government: Considering health and wellbeing at the local level
  • What’s the Future of the HIA Gateway?
  • New Thai National Health Act: Participatory HIA enshrined in law
  • Planning and Health: Findings from the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
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