The call for abstracts starts soon – Caring for Country Kids

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) want to remind those with an interest in the health of rural and remote children that calls for abstracts will open in August for the Caring for Country Kids Conference.

This event will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, 17-19 April 2016 and focuses on the provision of quality healthcare for children and young people living in rural, regional and remote communities across Australia.

It will be a two-day event providing learning and networking opportunities to public and private healthcare providers, families and carers, and interested people from health-related sectors such as rural education, transport and housing in rural, regional and remote areas.

The Conference will focus on placing rural and remote children and their families at the centre of care, keeping them healthy, and enhancing the patient journey from primary through secondary to tertiary care – and back again. The goal is to improve access for country kids to the right care, in the right place, at the right time - by building the capacity of the rural, regional and remote health workforce team to care for children locally. It will consider healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, and children with chronic and/or complex health needs, emergency care and mental health care.

Potential sponsors and exhibitors are encouraged to contact the NRHA conference@ruralhealth.org.au