Virtual Connections Forum 2021

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Empowering and Nurturing our Mob: Strong, Safe and Respected

The Connections Forum showcase a range of uplifting and empowering presentations based on culturally safe approaches to health care for Aboriginal women, children, families and communities. Maintaining a healthy pregnancy and later caring for the growth, wellbeing and development of children in the early years can be a multifaceted time for parents, families and communities.

The theme for the forum ‘Empowering and Nurturing our Mob: Strong, Safe and Respected’ is based on health care that has a clear strengths-based approach. The forum will have a focus on Aboriginal holistic views of health that encompasses the physical, spiritual, cultural, emotional and social wellbeing of the individual, family and community. The connections to family, community, and country will be strongly demonstrated in the presentations.

The forum will incorporate a series of presentations that are based on:

  • Health care, programs, services and ways of working
  • Culturally safe and appropriate care
  • Innovation in practice
  • Engaging families and communities
  • Professional development and leadership

Join this engaging, interactive and uplifting forum that will encourage critical thinking, reflection and discover new approaches to Aboriginal health care, midwifery, child health and nursing care. There will be many learning opportunities to review, develop and explore Aboriginal health care that focuses on promoting reconciliation, cultural competence and cultural safety.

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Abstracts are invited for oral presentations and ePosters which showcase and explore strategies to close the gap in Aboriginal maternal, child and family health and well-being.

Read Guidelines for Presentation Abstracts

Read Guidelines for ePosters

Send submissions to by Friday 2 April 2021. 


All those who provide Aboriginal health care. A dedicated forum for Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Services and Building Strong Foundations teams.



Any questions regarding the event or abstract submission process, please contact:

Suzanne Kelpsa
0406 612 471