Inviting speakers for the 14th National Rural Health Conference

01 June 2016

The call for abstracts for the 14th National Rural Health Conference opens today.  Presenters will have the opportunity to share their work with over 1,200 people interested in the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia.  Anyone involved in improving the health of people in rural Australia is invited to submit an abstract for consideration for the 2017 program.

“If you or your organisation has a commitment to good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia, now is the time  to start thinking about presenting in a concurrent or poster session at the 14th National Rural Health Conference to be held in Cairns, 26-29 April 2017,” said Geri Malone, Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance.

“The 14th National Rural Health Conference is the ideal place to share your ideas and knowledge and learn from others.  Around 1,200 rural and remote health champions will attend this biennial event, together with a number of international delegates also in Cairns for the 14th World Rural Health Conference (29 April – 2 May 2017).  The Conference will include around 30 keynote presentations, 220 concurrent speakers and 30 poster presentations."

Delegates at the Conference will include health professionals who are providing rural and remote health services, decision makers, health consumers, non-government organisations and opinion leaders.  Presentations may be in the form of a general oral presentation, a shorter soapbox presentation, a workshop, performance, or poster presentation.  A peer-reviewed process is available for those wanting to submit an academic paper and support will be provided for first time presenters.  The range of topics is broad and a list of suggested topics and guidelines can be found on the Conference website.  Arts and health presentations, performances, installations and workshops are also encouraged.

“The National Rural Health Conference is the pre-eminent event for anyone committed to good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.  The Conference will see the presentation of contemporary reports on health status in rural areas and on a wide range of approaches to the well-known challenges that exist. We are seeking presentations that will stimulate discussion, provoke debate, offer new ideas and encourage the dissemination of new information and research findings,” Geri Malone said.

The Conference provides many opportunities for you to play your part in ensuring that people in rural and remote Australia have a fair go into the future so why not consider submitting an abstract.

The call for abstracts for the concurrent sessions will be open from 1 June to 30 September 2016.  Abstracts are to be submitted online via www.ruralhealth.org.au/14nrhc/programabstract-submissions

Media Release Contact Info: 

Leanne Coleman
Conference Manager
02 6285 4660 / 0407 991 854