This Sunday (24 May) over 1100 delegates from across Australia will converge on Darwin for the 13th National Rural Health Conference to share information on current remote and rural health challenges. Those attending the Conference will hear from 28 keynote speakers and more than 210 papers in 10 concurrent sessions, and be entertained by more than 100 performers.
For those with an interest in improving health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities, this event is important and valuable. It is also a unique opportunity to continue their professional development, and have their voice heard in formulating policy recommendations.
For those unable to attend, there are a number of ways to stay connected and keep up-to-date with presentations and other developments.
All of the Keynote addresses and some of the concurrent session presentations will be accessible by streaming on demand within 36 hours of their live presentation.
In addition, Tuesday's Keynotes and selected concurrent presentations will be available though live streaming.
Look for the television icons on the Conference program to see which presentations are being streamed. You will be able to access a presentation by clicking the link on the Conference website at www.ruralhealth.org.au/13nrhc/
The Sharing Shed is the online forum into which Conference delegates will be loading their ideas and recommendations for improving rural and remote health and wellbeing.
People unable to be at the Conference can follow developments on the Sharing Shed at www.ruralhealth.org.au/sharingshed/. Only conference delegates can upload to the site, and comment and vote on the recommendations found there.
For the social media savvy, we encourage you to join in on the Conference conversation. Find out up-to-the-minute updates through Twitter using #ruralhealthconf, and on the Alliance’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NRHAlliance
The Croakey Blog, a forum that hosts debate and discussion about health issues and policy, will be publishing pieces from the Conference that can be viewed at blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/
If all this excitement makes you want to be there in person, you can still register. Simply go to www.ruralhealth.org.au/13nrhc/register and download a hard copy registration form. Fill it out and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Damien Hickman – Communications 0414 380 892