Positive aspects of rural and remote living Can you help?

30 May 2012

Would you like to improve the lives of people in rural and remote Australia? Are you a health
professional, student, policy maker, researcher or community member with great ideas about rural
health you would like to tell people about?

The National Rural Health Alliance is calling for abstracts for the 12th National Rural Health Conference,
to be held in Adelaide from 7 -10 April 2013. The Conference will focus on the positive ways it is
possible to meet the challenges of living and working in rural and remote areas.
Strong Commitment, Bright Future is the Conference theme and we are looking for presentations that
reflect the passion and commitment for improved health for the one-third of Australians who live and
work in the rural and remote areas of this country.

Potential topics could include health in mining communities, eHealth, multi-disciplinary training for
rural health professionals, mental health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities, successfully
managing chronic conditions, maternity services in the bush and lessons learnt from natural disasters.

“The call for abstracts is the backbone of producing an exciting and stimulating program for
delegates,” said Conference Convenor, Marie Lally, who hopes that the Conference will attract a wide
range of passionate people.

Abstracts of 400 words can be submitted online through the Conference website via the National Rural
Health Alliance’s: www.ruralhealth.org.au and are open from 1 June to 1 October 2012. A wide range
of potential topics for inspiration and details about how to submit an abstract can be found at the

Media Enquiries: 

Gordon Gregory – Executive Director: 02 6285 4660
Penny Hanley – Media Advisor: 02 6285 4660
Leanne Coleman – Conference Manager: 02 6285 4660