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Day 1: Thursday 2nd of May - General Symposium

8:45 - Arrive, sign in, and hang up posters

9:15 - Welcome and overview of AFRS

Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Deakin University

9:30 - Keynote Presentation: Prof John Aitken

‘The Science of Fatherhood –toxins, trends and treatments’

10:30 - Poster presentation session 1

11:00 - Morning tea

11:30 - Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium (AFRC): Snapshot update on 2018-2019 goals and achievements

12:30 - Poster presentation session 2

1:00 - Lunch

1:45 - Keynote Speaker: Emma Walsh

‘What are the priorities on fatherhood policy? What is the context for policy at the moment’

2:45 - Poster presentation session 3

3:20 - Afternoon Tea

3:40 - Panel: Supporting policy responses and policy advice

Chair: Richard Fletcher, Panel: Glen Poole, Rebecca Giallo, Emma Walsh

4:45 - Short break

5:00 - Keynote Speaker: Paul Ramchandani

‘Fathers play and depression’

5:30 - Drinks @ Bar Nacional

6:30 - Dinner @ Chiara Restaurant

Day 2: Friday 3rd May - AFRC in action

8:30 - Arrive, sign in

8:45 - Review of Day 1. Group discussion on AFRC key priorities and direction

Chaired by Dr Karen Wynter, Deakin University

9:45 - AFRC Working Group Meetings Session 1

10:45 - Morning tea

11:15 - Interactive session. ‘Father inclusive practice: have we made any progress? Where to next? What are the barriers?’

Chaired by Jan Nicholson

1:00 - Lunch

1:45 - AFRC Group Meetings Session 2

2:45 - Big Table Discussion: ‘Bringing it All Together: The Year Ahead for the AFRC’

3:45 - Poster Awards

4:00 - Close

 

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