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Rural Medicine Australia 2012



This is the peak annual national conference for rural doctors and other professionals working in rural and remote communities. Rural Medicine Australia 2012 will include the biennial scientific forum on rural and remote medicine. The program will feature research presentations in a variety streams, discussion forms, workshops, and skills updates.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Rural Medicine Australia 2012 conference was a six day event held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Perth. The aim of the conference was to provide an arena for robust debate and exchange of ideas on the latest findings from research into rural and remote health and medical practice.

The conference featured a mix of presentations, workshops, informal and formal forums, and poster displays centred on the theme of Demonstrating the diversity. Topics of particular interest included: e-health and telehealth; mental health and core skills training; rural and remote clinical medicine and priorities; workforce and training pathways; Indigenous health; media and lobbying; and bush emergency medicine.

The HealthInfoNet conducted an internet café on the first and second day of the formal conference program. The café, run by Avinna Trzesinski, Miranda Poynton, and Kathy Ride, was well attended by the delegates who showed great interest in learning more about the HealthInfoNet website.

Kathy Ride and Dr. Raj Pillay Miranda Poynton and Ting Chia Weng from National Taiwan University Miranda Poynton at the Health<em>InfoNet</em>
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


Event coordinator
Maggie Bryan
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
GPO Box 2507
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: (07) 3105 8200
Fax: (07) 3105 8299

Sponsorship and exhibit booths
Sharon St Pierre
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Ph: (07) 3105 8200
Fax: (07) 3105 8299

RDAA membership
Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)
Ph: (02) 6239 7730
Fax: (02) 6260 7551

Media enquiries
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Tony Urquhart
Ph: (07) 3105 8200
Fax: (07) 3105 8299

Rural Doctors Association of Australia
Patrick Daley and Ineke Kuiper
Ph: (02) 6239 7730
Fax: (02) 6260 7551


Last updated: 31 October 2012
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