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11th National Rural Health Conference



The theme for the 11th national conference of the National Rural Health Alliance is 'Rural and remote Australia: the heart of a healthy nation'. The conference will discuss social and economic determinants, chronic disease, electronic health records and the rural and remote health research agenda.

Pre-conference meetings:

WA Department of Health, Heart Foundation, Diabetes WA and the Aboriginal Health Council of WA workshop
Deadly approaches to staying healthy
Sunday 13 March, 9.30am - 3.30 pm, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australian Journal of Rural Health
Getting into print: the keys to publication
Sunday 13 March, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Aboriginal health showcase
Sunday 13 March, 11.00am to 3.00pm, Meeting Room M7, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australasian College of Health Service Management
Rural health management workshop
Sunday 13 March, 12.00 noon to 3.30pm, Meeting Room 3, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Training Course
STIs clinical management - engaging your Aboriginal clients
Sunday 13 March, 8.30am to 3.30pm, Meeting Room 8, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Abstract submissions are now open.

Very early bird registrations closes before Sunday 1 August 2010.

Early bird registration closes before Saturday 18 December 2010.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

This is one of the larger health conferences held in Australia, attracting over 1,200 delegates. The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, a member of the Friends of the National Rural Health Alliance (conference organisers) had a full cohort of staff hosting a HealthInfoNet cafe on all four days of the event.

The theme was ‘Rural and remote Australia: the heart of a healthy nation', emphasising the importance of the ‘bush' to the country's identity, economy and culture. The strong emphasis on Indigenous health ensured that the focus of the alliance on health equity by 2020 was consistently reinforced.

There was keen interest among delegates in all aspects of the AIH's work, particularly the yarning places. Some topics, such as social and emotional wellbeing and environmental health, registered numerous inquiries.

Notable speakers at the conference included Dr Tom Calma (former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner), Hon Brendon Grylls (WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands), Professor Mike Daube (Curtin University's Public Health Advocacy Institute) and Dr Pat Dudgeon (Chair of the Indigenous Australian Psychologists Association).

Alison & Sharee Boundry Alison, Sam Faulkner & Liz Pugh Michelle & Alison
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


National Rural Health Alliance
PO Box 280
Deakin West ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6285 4660
Fax: (02) 6285 4670


Last updated: 20 April 2011
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