The Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, will formally launch A World of Rural Health (AWoRH) in Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. It will confirm Australia's place as one of the leaders of the international rural and remote health community.
A World of Rural Health is coming to Cairns in April 2017 and will include both the 14th National Rural Health Conference (26-29 April 2017) and the WONCA 14th World Rural Health Conference (29 April – 2 May 2017).
This unique event is being organised through collaboration between the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the International WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice.
It is expected that AWoRH will attract over 1,500 delegates. It will provide the opportunity for Australians and those from countries with similar rural health challenges to check on each others' experiences and help them to chart the best way forward.
By combining the National Rural Health Conference and the WONCA Rural Health Conference it will ensure the latest news on successful rural health systems is considered. The week-long event will have both the multi-disciplinary social determinants approach of the National Rural Health Conference, and the best and latest information from the world organisation of family doctors.
The National Rural Health Conference is well-established as the largest and most influential event for the rural and remote health community in Australia. WONCA’s Rural Health Conference is a biennial international event with an impressive track record in the area of information exchange on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice.
The Parliament House launch will hear a video message from John Wynn-Jones, President of WONCA’s Working Party on Rural Practice.
Marita Cowie, CEO, ACRRM – 0407 019 701
Leanne Coleman, NRHA – 0407 991 854