Four reasons not to miss the 14th World Rural Health Conference

  • 14th World Rural Health Conference

Prof Amanda Howe, Mr Jim Campbell, A/ Prof Bruce Chater, Prof Ian Couper - some of the keynote speakers at the conference.

You really should join the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine in Cairns for the 14th World Rural Health Conference, 29 April – 2 May 2017, being held back-to-back with the 14th National Rural Health Conference (link), 26-29 April.

Register today for this international event that sees delegates exchange information on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health.

Here’s why you should attend.

1) Networking with more than 550 delegates

Over 550 delegates from around the world have already booked, and this is your opportunity to hear their unique stories, and share your own.

2) Professional development

This is a great way to develop your understanding of rural medicine and its delivery, through poster discussions, workshops, lectures and presentations throughout the four-day event. We’ve also lined up post-conference training courses.

3) Keep up-to-date with the latest trends in international rural health

The conference features streams based on themes relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners, and throughout the event you’ll have multiple opportunities to contribute to conversations surrounding rural health.

4) Hear the conference keynote speakers

Amanda Howe
Amanda Howe

Prof Amanda Howe: A practising family doctor, an academic professor, and a national and international leader in family medicine;

Mr Jim Campbell: Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Executive Director, of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA);

A/ Prof Bruce Chater: Medical Superintendent with Right of Private Practice in Theodore, Qld, and Chair of the Statewide Rural and Remote Clinical Network;

Prof Ian Couper: Director of the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health and Professor of Rural Health, Stellenbosch University, South Africa;

Ms Mayara Floss: Undergraduate student of medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) in Brazil;

Dr Shannon Nott: the District Medical Officer for Western NSW Local Health District.

Jim Campbell
Jim Campbell

Dr Molly Shorthouse: Chair of RDAA's NT division and co-chair of the Northern Australia Remote Hospital's Network;

Prof Alistair Woodward: Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Auckland.

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