Everything you need to know about the 2020 National Men's Health Gathering
The 2020 National Men’s Health Gathering is one of the leading events for the men’s health sector in Australia.
Hosted by the Australian Men’s Health Forum at Rydges Hotel in Melbourne from May 13-15, the Gathering will celebrate its silver anniversary with a massive selection of speakers, specialists and delegates coming together to look at ways Australia can continue to lead the world in men’s health.
Who should attend?
Incorporating the 13th National Men’s Health Conference and the 10th Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention, the Gathering is for Indigenous Health Workers; Indigenous Social and Emotional Wellbeing Support Workers, Accessible and Special Projects Workers, Case Managers, Client Advocates, Clinical Nurses, Community Worker/Mentors, Drug and Alcohol Workers, Family Counsellors, Fathers Support Workers, General Medical Practitioners, Health and Wellbeing Coordinators, Indigenous Outreach Workers, Male Health Workers, Parental Engagement Officers, Social Workers and Mental Health Specialists.
What’s the cost?
Early bird prices for the conference end on Friday February 28 and all fees are inclusive of GST.
They start at $250 concession price for a one-day pass or $350 single day registration, with the highest price $750 including three-day conference registration, welcome reception and conference dinner on Thursday May 14. This dinner will also celebrate the winners of the 2020 Australian Men’s Health Awards. Additional tickets for partners to attend the social functions can also be purchased separately.
Where to stay?
The conference will be held at Rydges in Exhibition Street Melbourne, right in the heart of the city’s music theatre district. Accommodation is available at the four-star hotel, which has parking, gym facilities, restaurants, bars and a heated roof-top pool! A queen room, including breakfast, is $210.
The Gathering program will include keynote and concurrent sessions held from Wednesday May 13 until Friday May 15. The full program will be released in March. Already confirmed as keynotes are: Dr Anthony Brown, Chair, Global Action for Men’s Health; Cristina Caperchione, Associate Professor, Sports and Exercise Science, UTS; Professor Gary Wittert, Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, University of Adelaide; Jeremy McVean, Founder, The Fatherhood; Darren Black, CEO, OzHelp Foundation;Brendan Maher, Dr Zac Seidler, Movember; Jeremy Forbes, Founder, HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies), Angus Clelland, CEO, Mental Health Victoria and Tom Docking, Dads Group Inc.
The conference will open with the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Convention on May13, which continues into Day 2. This will overlap with the start of the Men’s Health Conference and an early breakfast panel discussion on the dads sector.
Following the morning plenary - Does Australia Lead The World In Men’s Health? – the conference will then split into four concurrent streams: health/physical research, mental health, social health and indigenous health.
The closing plenary for day two is a panel discussion featuring Jeremy McVean, founder of The Fatherhood and Darren Black, CEO, OZHelp Foundation on the topic: how men and men’s health are changing, from cradle to grave.
Day three’s program will open with a lively discussion on men’s mental health with Dr Zac Seidler, from Movember, Jeremy Forbes, Founder, HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies) and Angus Clelland, CEO, Mental Health Victoria.
If you would like to have a presence at the Gathering, there are several options to choose from as a sponsor of the event.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Gathering is expected to attract 200 delegates and leaders in men’s health.