The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) is a not-for-profit professional association contributing to equitable health and life outcomes, and the cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. AIDA’s ultimate goal is to reach population parity of Indigenous doctors, and to inform and support a culturally safe health care system. In this context, AIDA’s work provides the government and other national bodies with key outcomes and deliverables correlating with high level public policy including Close the Gap campaign and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.
AIDA's unique membership and strengths-based approach positions them as a national leader on shaping health policy relating to Indigenous people. AIDA currently has around 500 members including 150 Indigenous medical doctors, 140 Indigenous medical students as well as associate members, patrons and medical organisations from all over Australia.
AIDA 2017 conference
The AIDA Conference in 2017 will celebrate 20 years since the inception of AIDA. Through the theme 'Family. Unity. Success. 20 years strong' we will reflect on the successes that have been achieved over the last 20 years by being a family and being united. We will also look to the future for AIDA and consider how being a united family will help us achieve all the work that still needs to be done in growing our Indigenous medical students, doctors, medical academics and specialists and achieving better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This conference provides a great platform for students to meet with their peers, doctors and other industry experts. There are opportunities to participate in a variety of interactive workshops and the conference is packed full of exciting cultural content.
This conference brings together our members, guests, speakers and partners from across the sector to share in the reflection on the past and considerations for the future. The conference will also provide a platform to share our individual stories, experiences and achievements in a culturally safe environment.