The Public Health Prevention Conference is returning in 2019, following the hugely successful first iteration of the Conference in 2018. It was anticipated that the event would attract 100-150 delegates, however exceed expectations with over 300 people attending and the extension of the program to two and a half days.

The Public Health Prevention Conference 2019 is being held from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 June 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria. 


The 2019 Conference theme is ‘Smashing the Silos’. Two Conference Sub-Themes will guide the program:

•    Economics of prevention
•    What is working, what needs to be strengthened and what are the biggest gaps in prevention systems


The 2019 Public Health Prevention Conference will build on the learnings from the 2018 Conference which highlighted gaps in systems and advocacy for prevention. The big theme for the 2019 Conference will focus on the translation of research and evidence about systems into action, drawing on experiences in Australia and in similar contexts internationally.

The Conference will have high quality national experts presenting various aspects of this rapidly moving and exciting era of public health prevention. The conference will have a focus on cross sector, multilevel interventions to build a healthier Australia through prevention.

We hope that you can be a part of this vibrant scientific program showcasing exciting and innovative work in public health prevention.


The Conference objectives are to:

  • Create an environment for knowledge sharing, collaboration and relationship building;  

  • Promote collaboration, knowledge sharing and facilitate engagement by delegates to work together to achieve better health outcomes for Australians; 

  • Engage professionals in public health prevention;  

  • Provide guidance and insight into capacity building and strengthening prevention;   

  • Provide conference delegates with new and innovative ideas that can be applied to local settings and systems to help create and improve health systems for local communities.


The target audience for the Public Health Prevention Conference 2019 is stakeholders able to effect and/or influence change at the systems and/or practice level including:  

  • Researchers and Academics; 

  • General practice sector; 

  • Health care professionals engaged in prevention (doctors, nurses, allied health, dentists, pharmacists); 

  • Commonwealth and state policy staff including Ministers/ministerial staff, and health and social sector department representatives; 

  • Local government;  

  • NGO/community and social sector provider and advocacy organisations.

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