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Conference Calendar

Following is a listing of upcoming local, national and international conferences relevant to the sector. Please note that this page is updated as notifications of conferences are received by SiREN. If there is a conference that you would like SiREN to include in this list please contact us at

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Date Conference Location Summary
September 6 - 9, 2021

Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference and Sexual Health Conference

Melbourne, Victoria

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine. The annual joint conferences provide a forum for the workforce to keep up-to-date with research, clinical management, prevention, best practice and policy, including professional development and activities for relevant accreditation. Abstract submissions have closed. 

September 9 - 12, 2021

Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health

Cape Town, South Africa

World Association for Sexual Health. This year's conference theme is Leave No One Behind. More details to be announced soon.

September 22, 2021

The YEP Project Sector Summit 2021

Maylands, Western Australia

The summit aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexuality and SHBBV issues. The theme is: 'Healthy relationships for young people and sexual health needs of subpopulations: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, LGBTIQA+ young people, culturally and linguistically diverse young people and young people living with disabilities'. Abstract submissions have closed.

September 23 - 24, 2021

Australian Public Health Conference

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and Online

Public Health Association of Australia. ​The conference provides a national and multi-disciplinary perspective on public health issues. This year the conference theme is: ‘Supporting and Re-Energising Public Health in a Disrupted World’. The theme responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate emergency, impacting on public wellbeing and the public health response. Abstract submissions are closed.

October 7 - 8, 2021

Shifting Perspective - WA Alcohol and Other Drug Conference

Perth, Western Australia

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies. The conference will provide a platform for esteemed local, national, and international speakers with presentations that reflect contemporary issues affecting the alcohol and other drug sector. Presentations will be informed by the conference themes: the impact of COVID-19, co-occurring and complex issues, law reform, and health reform. Abstract submissions are closed. 

October 13 - 15, 2021

9th International Conference on Health and Hepatitis Care in Substance Users

Sydney, Australia

International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users. The conference is a platform for evidence that enhances and supports the global health and quality of life of people who use drugs. The focus has been broadened to include not just hepatitis C but also other infectious diseases and the broader health of people who use drugs. Abstract submissions have closed.