A Voice for Children

Registrations are now open! The 4th Annual Academy of Child and Adolescent Health Conference is set to take place in Melbourne, Australia from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 October 2023. ACAH23 promises to be an insightful and educational event, bringing together 150 health professionals from various disciplines in paediatrics.

This year’s theme, “A Voice for Children”, will feature inspiring talks by passionate clinicians on important topics such as Global and Refugee Health, Mental Health, and Rural and Remote Children. Attendees can look forward to learning from and connecting with their peers, and gaining valuable insights from patient stories and experiences.

And that’s not all – we’re bringing back the Abstract competition and Champion Awards to showcase innovative research, ideas, and to celebrate significant individuals who are advocating for the voice for children and young people. Cast your votes for the winning team in the Great Tech Debate.

Connect with fellow attendees, old friends and new, at our pre-conference workshops followed by a lovely evening of cocktails on Thursday, and a social dinner on Friday.

Register now for ACAH23 and join us for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun!

Introducing our speakers

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

ACAH23 is set to take place in Melbourne, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world! Centrally located on bustling Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne CBD, the Novotel Melbourne on Collins is renowned for its contemporary style, 4.5 star hotel comfort and unique event spaces.

Champions Awards

The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health established the ACAH Champion Awards in 2022 to recognise passionate, innovative people, from diverse backgrounds, who are gamechangers in Child and Adolescent Health!

The difference between these awards and other honours, is that these awards are peer-nominated and peer-voted.

Abstract Submissions

Healthcare professionals with an interest or specialty in child and adolescent health are encouraged to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed and scored to determine eligibility for oral presentation (8 minutes + questions) at the conference and eligibility for prizes. 

Early bird sale is on! 

Key dates

7 May 2023

Early Bird registrations open

14 May 2023

Research abstracts and Champion
Awards nomination portal opens

16 July 2023

Early bird registration closes

31 July 2023

Research portal closes

Late August 2023

Winners for research abstracts notified

Early August 2023

Champion Awards Voting Opens

19 October 2023

Workshop day

ACAH Mentoring Night

Thursday Cocktail Night

20 October 2023

ACAH23 Day One 
Conference Dinner

21 October 2023

ACAH23 Day Two 

Hear from our previous attendees 

First trip out of Queensland, networking, quality of conference discussions and sessions. Great not just to hear about lists of causes or new drug management, but to spend time on “wicked problems” effecting our lives/work. Also to listen to passionate people where their job is a vocation!

Delegate, ACAH2022

I enjoyed connecting with like-minded people who are passionate about working to improve, and advocating for, children and young people’s health. The breadth and depth of accumulated experience of attendees and presenters at the conference was really inspiring to see.

Delegate, ACAH2022

Excellent conference – covered very topical issues in Paediatrics with each speaker best suited to speak on each. Very well organised. Thankyou.

Delegate, ACAH2022

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