Reaping the benefits: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Inaugural Scientific Meeting


3rd – 6th May 2016
Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, Australia

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) in conjunction with the NSW Government Department of Industry, University of Newcastle, University of Queensland, Hunter Medical Research Institute and the Australian Government Department of Health are proud to announce the inaugural Scientific Meeting to be held in Newcastle from 3rd - 6th May 2016.

ALSWH is the foremost longitudinal study on women’s health in Australia. Over 58,000 Australian women have participated in ALSWH surveys, with over 41,000 of these re-surveyed up to seven times since 1996. ALSWH is celebrating its first 20 years by hosting this scientific meeting, and showing how researchers, governments and women are ‘Reaping the benefits’ of the study.

The theme for the 2016 ALSWH Scientific Meeting is “Reaping the Benefits”. This theme will be explored and discussed through the following sub-themes:

  • Ageing
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Lifestyle
  • Health Behaviour
  • Transitioning through mid-life
  • Mental Health
  • Longitudinal Research Methods

Who should attend?

Anyone who works or has an interest in women’s health, including:

  • Researchers/academics
  • Policy advisors and policy makers
  • Practitioners/clinicians
  • Epidemiologists and statisticians interested in longitudinal and lifecourse methods
  • Qualitative researchers interested in pursuing new methods of longitudinal health research
  • Researchers who have worked with ALSWH data or who might like to work with ALSWH data
  • Researchers who are interested in women’s health and ageing

For further information please email:

Link to registration form for the 2016 ALSWH Scientific Meeting


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