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New Directions in Health

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm AEDT

$50.00 – $80.00

ASF’s “New Directions in Health” workshop is a manifestation of what ASF is all about: we aim to promote an optimistic and determined orientation towards generating practical ideas for solutions, brainstormed with committed, thoughtful, and knowledgeable others, that yield viable alternatives for meeting human and social needs in the various areas that so badly require change today in Australia and the West more broadly. In this first in-person ASF workshop of 2024, the focus is on new solutions in health. Presenters at this intimate workshop will cover topics ranging from alternative health delivery, insurance, and quality assurance mechanisms, to how we relate to the sun, to new ideas and positive approaches in mental health care, Aboriginal health care, and dentistry. We hope to emerge from this workshop with practical ideas that can be further developed and discussed, vetted and piloted within families and communities, and eventually feed into building alternatives to the present dysfunctional healthcare system.


  • $80 for non-ASF members
  • $50 for ASF members – (you will need to log in before purchasing if you are an ASF member)
  • Tickets for remote online participation may be released closer to the date, depending on demand


Each session to consist of 15-20 minutes of formal presentation followed by 10-15 minutes of group discussion and brainstorming. All talks are to be audio-recorded for the sole purpose of obtaining a transcript that will form the basis of a summary pamphlet after the event.

Venue: BUS 115, UNSW School of Business, Kensington Campus, Sydney

11 AM: Welcome, introductions to all speakers, and goal setting for the day

11:30: Opening Remarks by John Campbell

12-1 Light lunch

1:00 PM: Dijana Dragomirovic: Driving change in health care quality assurance and leadership

1:30 PM: Robert Clancy: Aboriginal health is not about closing the gap: It is about never creating one

2:00 PM: Julie Sladden: A new paradigm for relating to the sun

2:30 PM: Ros Nealon-Cook: New approaches to providing psychological care

3:00PM Coffee Break

3:30 PM Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster: New health service delivery mechanisms

4:00 PM Dave Richards: New drug quality assurance mechanisms: The traffic lights system

4:30 PM Natalie Dumer: Alternative modes of care in dentistry

5 PM Dave Richards and Julie Sladden: Personalised genomics

5:30 PM Synthesis Discussion and next steps

6 PM Close




April 1
11:00 am - 6:00 pm AEDT
$50.00 – $80.00
Event Category:


Australians for Science and Freedom
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UNSW Sydney Business School
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Kensington, New South Wales 2052 Australia
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