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Leave no one behind: a disability health symposium

4 December 2017

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day of People with Disability. This United Nations event is held each year on 3 December and is supported by Australia and countries around the world.

In 2017, Metro South Health released a Disability Plan which aims to ensure equitable, accessible and effective health care for people with disability.

In line with our commitment, Metro South Health will observe the International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) with a half day symposium for staff discussing the contemporary challenges in the area of health and disability.

The symposium will feature a range of speakers and topics including:

  • Metro South Health initiatives
  • Health service access issues
  • Avoidable deaths amongst people with disability
  • Major changes to disability supports
  • Increased consumer ‘choice and control’.

The area of disability is undergoing significant change. Symposium attendees will gain an understanding of some of the key contemporary changes and challenges which impact on their service and practice.


Program: International Day of People with a Disability Symposium (PDF, 143.54 KB)

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Last updated 26 July 2019
Last reviewed 22 November 2017