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Aboriginal Health – Prevention and management of chronic conditions

Tuesday, November 14 2023
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)
Marion Hotel
849 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park South Australia 5043
via Zoom

Recommended For

GPs, Practice Managers & Nurses in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area.


Chronic diseases are major contributors to the mortality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians. The major contributors are heart disease, diabetes, liver diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, cerebrovascular diseases and cancer. Many of these diseases are associated with a range of inter-related factors that are common to more than one disease. This interactive case-based workshop offers participants opportunity to better understand best practice in managing these illnesses in Aboriginal people and to develop a greater appreciation of the other factors impacting Aboriginal health and treatment of chronic disease.

Learning Outcomes

Develop greater understanding current best practice of chronic disease management including application of a multidisciplinary approach in management of chronic disease in Aboriginal patients.
To recognise and apply strategies to more effectively address the continuum of chronic disease from prevention to palliative care within the context of Aboriginal culture.
Develop better understanding of the social impact of chronic disease in Aboriginal patients.


Dinner on arrival
6:00PM - 6:30PM (ACDT)
6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)


Dr Annapurna Nori

A cancellation fee of $44 will be charged via invoice for non-attendance at this event. To notify us of your inability to attend, please email events@ampheat.com.au by no later than 3 full business days prior to the event.  If your cancellation is inside 3 business days and unavoidable, please ensure you contact the event manager to discuss whether this fee can be waived for your circumstance.


Non-attendance means you have registered and not notified us of your inability to attend at least 3 full working days prior to the event. 


Why do we charge this fee?

This fee is to cover administration, catering, venue and speaker costs.


Your notification of your inability to attend enables us to provide courtesy notification to speakers who are giving of their valuable time of a drop in attendance numbers. It may also enable us to give someone on a wait list your seat at the event. If we are notified in time to reduce catering numbers with a venue and not be charged, funding can be put towards future education events enabling us to offer more topics. Very low attendance numbers notified with enough notice may also enable us to re-schedule the event to a future date. For these reasons, please let us know with as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.