1000 reasons to attend the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin

08 May 2015

Over 1000 delegates have registered to attend the 13th National Rural Health Conference at the Darwin Convention Centre, 24-27 May. Today marks two weeks before the Opening Session.

The National Rural Health Conference is the most important biennial event for the rural and remote health community. Over the three days following Sunday  24 May, delegates will hear twenty-six keynote addresses and be able to choose from more than 210 presentations delivered across 10 concurrent sessions.

“Delegates are coming to Darwin from all over Australia and include students and health consumers;  nurses, doctors  and occupational therapists; Aboriginal health workers and academics; mental health workers, policy makers, politicians, data experts and more," said Gordon Gregory, CEO of the NRHA.

It is this wealth of knowledge, skills and experience that makes this event a powerful platform to exchange views, promote the positives of rural and remote life and put forward an agreed set of recommendations for policy action to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote communities.

“Rural health issues are complex and often practitioners do not have the luxury of pigeon-holing themselves into a strict speciality. One of the enduring strengths of rural and remote practice is that, of necessity, the work is often multidisciplinary, and practitioners need to be flexible and innovative”.

The National Rural Health Conference is deliberately broad and multidisciplinary in its focus. Each concurrent session is structured around important rural health topics, rather than individual specialities. This means that in a particular concurrent session delegates may, for example, hear the views of a GP, nutritionist, physiotherapist and community health program manager on the topic of ‘Community capacity for healthy lifestyles’. This multi-disciplinary approach provides for a broader understanding of the issues, and solutions, that affect people living in rural and remote Australia.

Come to Darwin and add your voice to the more than 1000 delegates attending the 13th National Rural Health Conference.

If you would like to register, please visit http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/13nrhc/register

To see the full Conference program go to http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/13nrhc/program

You can hear some of the keynote presentations online in real time or stream proceedings on demand in the days following the event.

Media Release Contact Info: 

Gordon Gregory – Chief Executive:               02 6285 4660
Tim Kelly – Chairperson:                              0438 011 383
Leanne Coleman – Conference Manager:       02 6285 4660