The program for the 13th National Rural Health Conference is online

Friday, 6 March 2015
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The full program for the 13th National Rural Health Conference is now online. You can see all the speakers, sessions and topics over the four days. It is set to be another big event with sessions covering a wide range of topics about the People, Places and Possibilities in rural and remote Australia.

The keynote speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at the Conference include the National Mental Health Commissioner, Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency, Chair of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Director of the Menzies School of Health. They and others will be contributing to discussion of the People, Places and Possibilities of rural and remote Australia.

With the Conference being held in Darwin, the opportunity has been taken to include a plenary session on Places in our Region. For the first time, a dedicated international session will focus on ‘Learning from each other about providing appropriate health services in resource-constrained environments’. The keynote speakers who will lend their international experience to this session include:

  • Maria Mota (Head of the Timor-Leste National Malaria Control Program)
  • Peter McDonald (Australian Doctors International)
  • Stevenson Kuartel (former Palau Health Minister, Head of Palau Health Foundation)
  • Clement Malau (Divine World University, Madang)

There is also a full program of pre-Conference and arts events. We hope you will take up the opportunity to learn to swing dance, play the didgeridoo, join a bus tour to Nauiyu community, enjoy some bush tucker or sit and yarn with singer/songwriter and 2014 NT Australian of the Year, Shellie Morris. A range of pre-Conference events is now open for registration.

If you haven’t done so, now is the time to register.

For travel and accommodation information, airport transfers, what to do in Darwin, or anything else you need to know go to the Conference website.