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2023 Conference in Melbourne, in Partnership With AusPATH

PATHA is collaborating with The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) for our 2023 conference. AusPATH is Australia’s national peak body for professionals involved in the health, rights and well-being of all trans people – binary and non-binary. The conference encourages all disciplines involved in trans healthcare to come together and to share knowledge, experience, and expertise to improve the lives of trans people and their communities.

This three-day hybrid (face-to-face and virtual) conference will be hosted at Pullman on the Park in East Melbourne on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung country from 2-4 November 2023. Thursday 2 November will be dedicated to interactive workshops, and Friday 3 November to Saturday 4 November will be the main scientific program days.

Conference theme: Advocating for Change, Advancing Best Practice

The AusPATH Conference will offer opportunities for professional development and networking for a multidisciplinary audience, bringing together researchers, primary healthcare providers, community, specialist clinicians, general practitioners, policy experts, academics and mental health practitioners.

There are discounted rates for PATHA members. If you're not a PATHA member, it may not be too late to sign up for membership, but please don't delay as we usually require up to six weeks to approve new memberships. If you're not sure of your membership status, you can find this by logging in to the PATHA website.

Conference objectives

  • Bring together over 450 health professionals and relevant community members from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, including from regional, rural and remote communities
  • Further develop the evidence base in the growing field of transgender health through research dissemination, education, and professional development
  • Highlight Australian excellence in healthcare by strengthening international organisational relationships, particularly by collaborating with the Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) in organising the conference
  • Re-invigorate interstate relationships and collaborations in the trans health field in the Covid-19 context, by featuring speakers from across the continent and providing much needed networking opportunities for health professionals
  • Actively centre and encourage the professional development of health professionals with trans lived experience – binary and non-binary.

Abstract submission

Abstract submissions for the conference are open until 11.59pm AEST 31 May. Find out more about and submit your abstract at:

Click here for more information about the 2023 AusPATH conference, being held in collaboration with PATHA.


The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) is an interdisciplinary professional organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing, and rights of transgender people. We are a group of professionals who have experience working for transgender health in clinical, academic, community, legal and other settings.


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