Our next webinar: ‘Health literacy – what is it and why is it important?’

DATE: 27 April 2017
TIME: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Topics include:

> Concept and definition of health literacy
> Prevalence and practical consequences of low health literacy
> Practical techniques for improving health literacy in clinical practice

Guest speaker


Professor Don Nutbeam

Professor Nutbeam shares his time as a Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and a Senior Advisor at the Sax Institute, an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to knowledge transfer for better public policy.

His career has spanned positions in universities, government, health services and an independent health research institute. He was Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University of Southampton, UK (2009-2015) and prior this Provost  (2006-9) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) at the University of Sydney from 2003. In this latter position, he was Head of the College of Health Sciences, comprising the Faculties of Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

For the period 2000–2003 he was a senior public servant, Head of Public Health in the UK Department of Health. His career prior to 2000 included a 10 year spell at the University of Sydney.

He is a social scientist with research interests in the social and behavioural determinants of health, and in the development and evaluation of public health interventions. Since 2000, he has continued his work in testing health literacy interventions through funded research in collaboration with colleagues in the UK, Europe and in Australia.

He has substantial international experience in both developing and developed countries, working as an advisor and consultant on public health issues for the World Health Organisation over a 30 year period, and as consultant and team leader in health system capacity development projects for the World Bank.



Upcoming webinars:

For further information on each webinar please click or tap on the ‘+’:

May 2017 - 'Fibromyalgia'
June 2017 - 'Managing osteoporosis and arthritis'
July 2017 - 'Arthritis aids'
August 2017 - 'Anti-inflammatory foods for arthritis'

System requirements (for participants)

> Windows XP, 2000, Vista, MacOS X, Linux and Unix
> Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, Firefox 1.0 or above, Safari 1.0 or above
> Macromedia Flash 9.0 or above
> 56kbps Internet connection minimum (broadband internet connection recommended)
> Speakers

Please note the following:

> A link with login details will be emailed to all participants the day before the scheduled webinar and again 4 hours prior.
> A recording of the webinar will be available for viewing for the next 30 days after the scheduled session. If you attend the live event, you will also have the opportunity to participate in the question and answer session.

Cancellations and refunds

Please note that as per section 7.2 of our Fees & Pricing Policy, if an event or service does not attract sufficient registrations, fees, sponsorship and/or donations to break even, Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event. In such an event, participants who have registered will be provided with four options:

1) The registration fee may be retained for participation on the revised date.
2) The registration fee may be reallocated to another Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW event or service.
3) A full refund may be provided, with the option to re-register at future events.
4) The participant may choose to allocate the registration fee as a tax-deductible donation to Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW.

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Webinars are a fantastic way to hear about ways to improve your health.

We know it’s difficult to attend all the events that you want so we use the latest technology to reach you wherever you are.

Webinars deliver important information about healthy lifestyles, diet, exercise and the careful management of arthritis, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

What’s great is that you can ask questions of the expert live.

A recording of the webinar will be available for viewing for the next 30 days after the scheduled session.