Caring for Country Kids - Call for abstracts now open

25 September 2015

The call for abstracts is now open for the Caring for Country Kids Conference to be held in Alice Springs from 17-19 April 2016.

It is being jointly convened by Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA).  

"The Conference will be a great opportunity for us to share our ideas and work together to ensure country kids have the best possible start in life”, said Gordon Gregory, CEO of the NRHA.

The Conference will cover a broad range of topics, such as: building the capacity of rural, regional and remote health workforce teams to care for children locally; caring for kids from rural and remote areas who have chronic and/or complex health needs; providing emergency care to rural and remote kids; mental health care for children in rural and remote communities; and improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

"The Conference will bring together children, parents and health professionals from remote and rural areas with those who manage some of the highly-specialised facilities leading the research, service planning and treatment services for children", said Barbara Vernon, CEO of CHA.

Delegates are expected from all over Australia and will include health professionals of all disciplines, policy makers, researchers, students, consumers and the media.

The call for abstracts will close on 31 October 2015.

To submit an abstract visit www.countrykids.org.au

For more details and exhibitor opportunities email conference@ruralhealth.org.au

Media Release Contact Info: 

Gordon Gregory – CEO, National Rural Health Alliance                             02 6285 4660
Barbara Vernon – CEO, Children's Healthcare Australasia                         0430 788 205