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STOP Domestic Violence Conference for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Start Date
Hobart, Tasmania
End Date
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Time / Duration
3 Days
Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Join us at the STOP Domestic Violence Conference and explore the current issues facing the sector and brainstorm new initiatives so we can make our communities safer and work toward the goal of eradicating domestic, family and sexual violence in a generation.

Why the STOP Domestic Violence Conference is the conference to attend?

  • The largest attended family, domestic and sexual violence sector conference in Australia and New Zealand with over 400 professionals attending each year.
  • Now in its 9th year, it is also the longest running conference dedicated to ending Domestic Violence in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 91% of delegates said they would return to the conference.
  • The most diverse and inclusive conference on family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia and New Zealand with dedicated streams on topics like Indigenous family violence, violence against elders, abuse within under-represented communities and Domestic abuse and family violence in the workplace.
  • The most comprehensive line-up of expert presenters.
  • Over 10 hours of CPD hours available upon attendance in person at the conference.
  • Trusted and supported by over 3000 passionate leaders from the family, domestic and sexual violence sector.

What will I learn at the STOP Domestic Violence Conference?

  • Exploring the intersections of Domestic Violence
  • Bridging the gaps in Elder Abuse
  • Abuse within under-represented communities
  • Law, Justice & Systemic Reforms:
  • Sectoral Developments:
  • Domestic Violence and our Community:
  • Men and masculinities
  • Game Changers: What’s new and emerging in the sector?
  • Digital Platforms role in DV

Who will attend the STOP Domestic Violence Conference with me?
Here’s a snapshot of who attendees:

  • Management, Service Manager, Team Leader, Case Manager, Support Worker: hospital workers, family court, centrelink, lawyers, rehabilation services including correction and community-based projects, state government departments: DOCS, Housing, Social Services.
  • Mental Health Leadership, Strategy and Management: CEOs, Directors, Managers and Leaders.
  • CEO, Management: State peak bodies and charities.  
  • Mental Health Medical Professionals: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, GPs, Clinical workers, Peer workers, support workers, Counsellors, Occupational therapists, Clinical workers, Social workers.
  • Management, Service Manager, Team Leader, Case Manager, Support Worker: Community Health Services which offer DFV services (Shelters, Refuges, Emergency Housing, AOD services.)
  • Management, Service Manager, Team Leader, Case Manager, Support Worker: Charities
  • Protective services: Police.

Why should I attend the STOP Domestic Violence Conference this year?

  • Share best practices and learn real-world solutions with applicable takeaways. 
  • The conference encourages multi-sectoral collaboration and create a platform for knowledge sharing, case studies and learning opportunities to advance the end of domestic abuse, family and sexual violence and coercive control in our community.
  • Be a part of the solution to end violence against women and children
  • The goal to end violence against women and children in a generation needs us all to collaborate, share and grow. Lend your voice, research or real-world insights as either a presenter, or during the interactive Pan-Shops to achieving this goal.
  • Assess the current challenges - review the sector opportunities set to make big changes.
  • With your peers, you’ll discuss what is happening right now and learn about the innovations which have the potential to change the face of the sector.
  • Gain the insights you need to step up in your role.
  • Walk away with an impressive list of ideas and plans which you can reuse, redesign and reimagine for your own work, clients and community.
  • Take time out from your everyday to plan a safer future for our community.  
  • Take a break from your every day to focus on the bigger industry issues and have a hand in planning the future of the sector and a safer community for everyone.

Is this event for me?
Yes! The STOP Domestic Violence Conference is for you if you’re looking for:

  • Application based presentations to leave you with practical tools to create immediate and positive changes for yourself, your clients, your community.
  • Networking with like-minded sector professionals to discover best practice solutions.
  • Inspiration from current research, top professionals and leaders within the family, domestic and sexual violence sector.
  • A platform to share your research, services, and case studies with your peers.
  • A space to collaborate with and support likeminded professionals and services to deliver better outcomes in our community.
  • A break away from your every-day to think bigger, more creatively and strategically.
  •  Attend one event where you can see over fifty expert presenters in one location all focused on eliminating intimate partner violence, and family, domestic and sexual violence.

Partnering with STOP Domestic Violence Conference
Partner with the STOP Domestic Violence Conference and expand your organisation’s connection to our conference delegates including policy makers, mental health professionals and family, domestic and sexual violence sector leaders.  

Showcase (and show off) the programs, services and initiatives which can help make all sector professionals lives safer, easier and more supported. Our team can assist in creating custom partnership packages designed for your specific goals, so reach out today.

Instructors / Speakers
Grace Tame,
Australian of the Year, Activist & Advocate for survivors of sexual assault

After being groomed and raped by her maths teacher when she was just 15 years old, Grace Tame has turned her traumatic experience into advocacy for survivors of child sexual abuse and has been a leader of positive change for over a decade.

Recognising the injustice of Tasmania’s gag order that prevented survivors from self-identifying publicly, Grace offered her story to the #LetHerSpeak campaign created by Nina Funnell, along with the stories of 16 other brave survivors. In 2019, she finally won a court order to speak our under her own name, making her the state’s first female child sexual abuse survivor to do so.

Current work:
Now, 26 and based in Hobart, Grace is dedicated to eradicating child sexual abuse in Australia, and supporting the survivors of child sexual abuse.

Her focus is around enabling survivors to tell their stories without shame, educating the public around the process and lasting effects of grooming and working with policy and decision-makers to ensure we have a federal legal system that supports the survivors, not just the perpetrators.

She is also a passionate yoga teacher, visual artist, and champion long-distance runner, having won the 2020 Ross Marathon in a female course record time of 2:59:31.

An open book about her experience, but even more passionate about preventing this from happening to other children, Grace speaks from the heart and will have her audience simultaneously inspired and in tears.

She is a regular keynote speaker, media guest and advocacy commentator.

Grace is the 2021 Australian of the Year.

Yvette Cehtel,
Chief Executive Officer Women’s Legal Service

Yvette Cehtel is the CEO of the Women’s Legal Service Tasmania, having been appointed in 2019. Yvette’s background is as a lawyer having graduated in 1995 and having been admitted to practice in 2000. Yvette has worked as a Judges Associate, in private practice, as Legal Adviser to the Tasmanian Attorney General (working on the Family Violence Act 2004 (Tas), as counsel with Crown Law in New Zealand, as a Barrister in New Zealand, as a Manager with Relationships Australia, Tasmania, and with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.

Yvette has a Bachelor of Laws (UTAS), Master of Law (Human Rights) Monash and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Yvette is a member of the National Women’s Safety Alliance, Policy & Advocacy Advisory Committee established by the Commonwealth Government.

Also, Yvette is a Board Member of the Women’s Legal Service Australia.

She has been contributing to not for profit community sector and government boards for almost 30 years, including three appointments to the Tasmanians Legal Aid Commission as a Commissioner.

Dr Alison Evans,
CEO Centre for Women’s Safety & Wellbeing WA

Alison Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing – the leading voice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the peak body for specialist domestic and family violence services, sexual violence services and community women’s health services in WA. Prior to this, Alison was the Director of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence at the Centre. Other roles include Executive Director of the Women’s Community Health Network WA.

Alison is a member of numerous government and non-government advisory and strategic bodies and Board member of the National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence. Alison has substantive knowledge of violence against women, gender inequity and inequality and their implications for women’s health and wellbeing, life chances and choices and access to services, supports and safety. Alison is committed to collaborative practice and supports the leadership of victim survivors to amplify their voices and create change. Alison is a woman with a disability and a survivor of domestic and sexual violence and is strongly committed to working for social and economic participation and housing security for particularly marginalised women.

STOP Domestic Violence Conference for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Domestic violence
Provider Type
Time / Duration
3 Days
Start Date
End Date
Price Details
Vitual, In-Person Group (3 pax) &Early Bird Pricing (Ends 22/09/2023) Available, Get 10% Discount: Use Code "HEALTHCARELINK"
Hobart, Tasmania
Hotel Grand Chancellor