About the conference

The Lesbian Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) Women’s Health Conference is proudly co-presented by ACON and the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC).  The inaugural conference took place in Melbourne in 2015, presented by VAC before partnering with ACON in 2016. The 2017 LBQWHC will be the first to be hosted by ACON and held in Sydney over two days.

The conference focusses on the health and wellbeing needs of all LBQ women within Australian communities. The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities.

Key dates for the 2017 conference

  • Abstracts & Submissions open: 20 December, 2016
  • (extended) Abstracts & Submissions close: 5 April, 2017
  • Notifications of selection: mid-May, 2017
  • Registration & scholarships open: 10 April, 2017
  • Full program announced: June 2017
  • Conference: 13 & 14 July, 2017

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Conference engagement statement

This conference is committed meaningful inclusion, diversity and access. It aims to create safer spaces to strengthen the health and wellbeing of all LBQ women, including Aboriginal women and Sistergirls, women of colour, women with disabilities, trans, gender diverse and intersex women.  We respect that experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer sexuality can intersect with diverse gender experiences, intersex status and all forms of marginalisation that women experience. We acknowledge that striving for best practice and positive health outcomes for all women requires meaningful engagement and fostering a cross-sector response that embeds these principles in all aspects of our work.