Some of Australia’s leading rural and remote health researchers and policy makers gathered for the 2nd Rural and Remote Health Symposium held from 9-11 June 2010 in Brisbane at the Chifley at Lennons Hotel.
This special event was organised by a group consisting of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS), the Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA).
Rural health researchers face distinctive challenges in the communities where they live and work. They generate new knowledge which is of value to rural and metropolitan communities in Australia and overseas, they are leaders in the methods and science they apply to difficult questions, and they are innovative in ensuring that new knowledge is communicated, tested and adopted as policy.
The purpose of the Symposium was to bring together key rural, remote and Indigenous health researchers to review leading Australian and international rural health research with a particular focus on its substance, the science and methodology that underpins it and the most effective means to ensure its adoption into policy and practice.