It’s a packed program of pre-Conference events at Darwin

27 April 2015

There is a packed program of eleven pre-Conference events at the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin, from 22-24 May 2015. The pre-Conference program is an opportunity for delegates to dedicate time to specialised training across a broad range of rural health and other professional issues prior to the Conference opening at 4pm, Sunday 24 May.

The topics being presented in pre-Conference program cover everything from making better use of data to improve patient experiences and outcomes, to exploring the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme with leading disability experts. Another event is a full-day bus tour to Nauiyu Nambiyu (Daly River) Community in the company of Gary Higgins MP, local Member for Daly and NT Minister for Sport and Recreation; Senior Territorians; Environment and Minister assisting the Minister for Arts and Health.

“The pre-Conference program is an integral part of the National Rural Health Conference,” said Gordon Gregory, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance. “These events, whether a workshop, bus tour or presentation, help support the professional development of community leaders, carers and health workers in rural and remote settings. The Alliance is grateful for the cooperation and willingness of the partner organisations that are facilitating the pre-conference events.”  

The pre-Conference events on offer on Sunday 24 May include the following.

  • The Improvement challenge: how local health performance information creates opportunities to improve rural and remote health outcomes.
  • Cultural responsiveness: an action based approach to cultural safety.
  • Writing for publication.
  • Medicines in the bush - a multi-disciplinary workshop.
  • The rural health guide to social media: learn how to survive and thrive.
  • Fundraising possibilities through storytelling about the people and places of your organisation.
  • Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST).
  • Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT).
  • The bus tour to Nauiyu Nambiyu Community.
  • Delivering the NDIS in rural and remote areas: opportunities and possibilities.
  • Medisim trauma care workshop.

Anyone interested in attending a pre-Conference event can register on the Conference website: http://ruralhealth.org.au/13nrhc/register.  

Media Release Contact Info: 

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