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The IPE Colloquium is a safe space for discussion on leadership, curriculum, and interprofessional collaboration, and provides a platform to yarn and share evidence-based methods from across the health professions. Together, we’re engaging in an exploration into storytelling, and how Indigenous leadership and knowledges can enhance the current narrative of health profession education and practice.

Join us to learn from and with colleagues from across health professions working towards culturally safe practice and learning.

Listen, Hear, Think

The Australian Pharmacy Council is committed to amplifying Indigenous voices so that they are leading and guiding our work to contribute to a culturally safe pharmacy workforce.

Drawn from Wiradjuri language, Winhangarra means to listen, hear and think. By honouring Winhangarra, we can collectively aim for transformational change in health profession education. This means to disrupt it in such a way that broadens thinking beyond the accepted systems.

8:00am to 8:45am


9:00am to 9:30am


Welcome to Country: Songwoman Maroochy Barambah


Opening remarks

9:30am to 11:00am


Voices paving the way to transformative change

In this session, we will listen to the lived experiences of health profession academics, researchers and practitioners who are Indigenous. You will also hear from allies who are making waves in cultural safety in education and training.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify appropriate strategies for best practice co-design of learning material with Indigenous communities.

  • State successful approaches for recruiting and retaining students who are Indigenous.

  • Discuss challenges in incorporating high quality Indigenous health education in degree programs and continuing professional education (CPD).

11:00am to 11:30am

Morning tea


11:30am to 1:00pm


Shifting the narrative through Indigenous leadership

How can we work with and learn from others? In this session you will hear from the founders and leaders of Indigenous networks and how they are transforming health education and championing change within their professions.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe approaches to listening to Indigenous communities and maintaining relationships, and how this can transform education and practice.

  • Discuss how to learn from and work collaboratively with other health professions to eliminate racism in health.

  • Identify factors that enable the creation of culturally safe learning environments in classrooms, placements, and supervised practice settings.

1:00pm to 2:00pm



2:00pm to 3:15pm

Storytelling: Wirruuwaa and the Bidhidyang Ganhur

3:15pm to 3:30pm

Afternoon tea


3:30pm to 4:45pm


Committing to the path - where to from here?   

Through guided yarning, participants will reflect on the learnings from listening and hearing and discuss a process of 2-way reflection.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe how to engage in a 2-way reflection to reach a common understanding of what was said.

  • Demonstrate your commitment to amplifying Indigenous voices in your health professions training and education programs by documenting one actionable step.

  • Identify opportunities to advocate for reform in health professions education and practice that supports improved Indigenous health perspectives.

4:45pm to 5:00pm


5:30pm - 7:00pm

Networking reception:

Reserve Bar, Emporium Hotel 

Join us downstairs to continue fostering connection and relationships.

More details coming soon!

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