Abstract submission

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The call for abstracts has closed.

Around 400 abstracts were received and will ensure another exciting and stimulating program for delegates to the 13th National Rural Health Conference. The abstracts are currently being reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee and authors will receive notification in late January 2015 about the success or otherwise of their abstract.

An outline of the Conference program will be available on this website before Christmas.

General Information

The Conference's concurrent sessions will have 20- and 10-minute presentations from those whose abstracts are selected by the Committee. Most of the 20-min papers will be classified General papers, with a small number of them being Peer-reviewed (at the request of their authors). Papers in the latter group are subject to a process which can provide their authors with academic points. Presenters who do not want to give a formal paper are encouraged to submit a poster which will be displayed on-site at the Conference over three days.

The Conference Program Committee will determine the number of concurrent sessions, the mix of 20- and 10-minutes presentations and posters, and the topics to be covered. They will also arrange for a small number of special colloquiums to be held during the concurrent sessions.


Topics on the Conference program will include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: education, work and health
  • architecture of the rural and remote health system (PHNs, LHNs)
  • arts and health
  • chronic disease: identification, monitoring and management
  • climate change and health
  • development of Northern Australia
  • funding of health care: fee-for-service, public sector, mixed mode
  • health care, aged care and care for those living with a disability
  • healthy ageing in the Bush
  • medicines and professional pharmacy services
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • models of service delivery 
  • quality and safety in rural and remote settings
  • recruitment and retention
  • research on rural and remote health: data, evidence
  • social determinants of rural health: education, industry, transport, housing
  • State/Territory and Commonwealth - federalism
  • technology and rural and remote health

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Questions about the abstract submission process can be directed to speakers@ruralhealth.org.au
or by phoning the Conference Team on 02 6285 4660.

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