Still time to get to Cairns…

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The 14th National Rural Health Conference kicks off in Cairns in three weeks and there’s still time to be a part of the most important event of its kind in the country.

Over four days from April 26 to 29, industry leaders, cultural identities, health service providers, students, carers and those generally interested in the sector will come together to engage, interact and ultimately produce a set of priority recommendations aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the seven million people throughout Australia’s rural and remote areas.

Almost 1,000 delegates have already registered to participate and with 220 sessions encompassing 49 concurrent and 28 keynote presentations, as well as more than 70 exhibitors, there’s much to see and do.

The diverse line-up of prominent speakers includes Tim Costello, Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia; Senior Australian of the Year for 2017, Sister Anne Gardiner; Mark Wenitong, Senior Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council; and Marcia Langton, Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.

The dynamic program offers something for everyone with topics ranging from breast cancer treatment and care, preparing the next generation of rural parents, to #JustJustice, the online campaign looking at enhancing access to Aboriginal-led health-based solutions to incarceration.

There are also a variety of ways for delegates to be involved, from the opportunity to submit recommendations as part of the unique and innovative Sharing Shed, participating in the arts and health activities on offer, taking advantage of the many social engagements such as the renowned Conference Dinner, and broadening participation even further through social media (#ruralhealthconf  #loverural).

Exclusive accommodation rates have been secured through Travelmakers for all Conference delegates and details can be found on the 14th National Rural Health Conference website.

Register now at to have your rural voice heard at this exciting and significant event.

Contact Details: 

David Butt, Chief Executive Officer:  0411 474 912 / 02 6285 4660
Leanne Coleman, Conference Manager: 0407 991 854