A World of Rural Health
A WORLD OF RURAL HEALTH
UNITES TWO IMPORTANT CONFERENCES
The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) are pleased to announce two rural health conferences being held in far north Queensland in April 2017. The 14th National Rural Health Conference is the pre-eminent conference for those interested in the health and wellbeing of the more than 6.7 million peole in rural and remote Australia. The 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference is an international event that will see delegates from around the world exchange information on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health generally. A discount rate will be available to delegates who register for both events.
The biennial National Rural Health Conference is the pre-eminent event in Australia for anyone who is committed to rural and remote health and wellbeing. Whatever your interest in healthy, sustainable and resilient rural communities this Conference will be of interest to you. Whether you are a consumer, a health professional or student, a researcher or a manager, you will be able to engage with subjects and people of interest to you.
It’s a rural health conference, but one that recognises the critical role played by education, rural industries and a wide range of other sectors and professions. So the Conference will have plenty for rural citizens and those working in rural education, regional development, housing, local government, community services, transport and infrastructure – as well as for health professionals from all disciplines.
The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) is a not-for-profit organisation with 118 member organisations in 131 countries and territories. WONCA has a membership of about 500,000 family doctors.
The WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice consists of up to 20 members with at least two representatives from each of the world's regions: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australasia/Pacific. These members are identified with a requirement that they be a rural practitioner or have a close association with rural practice. The Working Party’s vision is health for all rural people around the world.
The 14th World Rural Health Conference is supported by Tourism and Events Queensland
A WORLD OF RURAL HEALTH IN THE TROPICAL CITY OF CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND
The 14th National Rural Health Conference and the 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference are being held on the north east coast of Queensland, in the beautiful tropical city of Cairns where the rainforest meets the reef. Cairns is the only place where two World Heritage-listed areas are side-by-side, you can dive the depths of the Great Barrier Reef or soar above the world’s oldest tropical rainforest
Cairns is home to the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji people and we acknowledge these traditional owners.
Cairns is the hub of Tropical Far North Queensland, which is 400,000sq km, equal to the combined size of California and Oregon or Spain and Portugal. Cairns also has the closest access to the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest reef in the world, measuring 2,011km in length and 72 km across at its widest point, also making it the world’s largest World Heritage Area. There are 165,000 people within the Cairns Regional Council area.
The Cairns international airport is only 7km away (10 minute drive) and there are direct flights from all Australian capital cities with Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar. Delegates are encouraged to make the most of their time in Cairns and stay for a few days before or after the Conference.
You can find more information about Tropical North Queensland here: www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au
A World of Rural Health is a partnership event that runs over 7 days and incorporates the 14th National Rural Health Conference and the 14th World Rural Health Conference. For questions relating to a specific conference, please direct your enquiry to the relevant contact below. Don't worry if you're not sure who would be best to contact - we are all here to help.
14TH NATIONAL RURAL
National Rural Health Alliance
14TH WORLD RURAL
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Phone: 07 3105 8200