CERSH Conferences

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SEXrurality Conference 2017 was held on 1 & 2 August 2017 at Grange Cleveland Winery, Lancefield Victoria. With over 150 delegates across the two days the conference provided opportunities for participants to debate, share, network and organise around issues relevant to rural sexual health and wellbeing. It delivered an inclusive and participative conference experience with engaging keynote speakers and informative presenters and panel discussions.

Key themes across the two days were:

  • Emerging sexual health issues and opportunities for diverse communities
  • Improving Sexual Health through Social Media and Digital Technology
  • Collaborations across sectors and settings to improve sexual health
  • Sexual health research involving rural communities

Keynote speakers were:

  • Clementine Ford – Broadcaster, writer and journalist
  • Dr Amie O’Shea and Peer Educations from the Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships Program at Deakin University
  • Professor Christopher Fairley – Professor of Public Health, Monash University and Director, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
  • Marilyn Beaumont OAM – Women’s health advocate
  • Dr Paddy Moore – Head of Choices Clinic, Women’s Hospital
  • Plus local rural workers, a panel of experts and more…

A full wrap up will be posted shortly, along with highlight clips and videos of the presentations.


See below for summaries and video presentations from the 2013 and 2015 conferences.