Cairns is the place to be next April

Friday, October 7, 2016

More than 500 people have submitted an abstract for a potential spot on the 14th National Rural Health Conference program which makes Cairns the place to be next April. And with the Early bird registration now open, you have until 31 January 2017 to save by registering at the discounted Early bird rate.

Kim Webber, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance said “The 500 abstracts create quite a profile of contemporary issues influencing health in rural and remote areas; and they reveal a continued strong commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia”.

More than 60 abstracts deal with the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people while others confirm ongoing interest in rural mental health, aged care, child health, ehealth, food security, pre-school to tertiary education, palliative care, climate change and health, pharmacy and medicines, quality and safety as well as recruitment and retention. More than 70 abstracts have opted to undergo the academic peer-review process, and more than 60 have chosen to present in one of the shorter soapbox slots. Poster presentations will be another highlight with around 40 poster abstracts received.

The Conference program will again feature a strong arts and health presence. In addition to formal papers discussing aspects of the integration of arts practice into health and lifestyle solutions, there will also be live performances and presentations from a range of artists.

“With such a high level of interest in the Conference, the program is bound to stimulate plenty of discussion and practical solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia,” Kim Webber said.

It is expected that more than 1,000 delegates will attend this important biennial event and exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are now available. You can keep in touch with all 14th Conference developments on the Conference website at and details of the Conference program will be available on the website before Christmas.

The 14th National Rural Health Conference is being held immediately prior to the 14th World Rural Health Conference –

Contact Details: 

Leanne Coleman
Conference Manager
0407 991 854