8th Rural & Remote Health Scientific Symposium

Connecting research, practice & communities

6 & 7 October 2021, virtual program delivery

The 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium is offering its full program of more than 60 research presentations, poster sessions and high-quality keynote speakers on a virtual platform on 6-7 October.

The Symposium is brought to you by the National Rural Health Alliance, in conjunction with the Australian Rural Health Education Network, the Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators, the Lowitja Institute.

The theme of the virtual symposium is ‘Connecting research, practice and communities’– bringing together researchers with policymakers and other stakeholders to shape the future of rural and remote health research.

Scientific Organising Committee

Gabrielle O’Kane, CEO NRHA & Chair 
Ross Wilson, FRAME
Catherine Chamberlain, Lowitja Institute
Joanne Hutchinson, ARHEN
Michelle Rothwell, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Evelien Spelten, Australian Journal of Rural Health
Clare Ross, NRHA
Colette Colman, NRHA
Clare Fitzmaurice, NRHA

Key dates

13 April 2021Call for abstracts opens
13 June 2021

Call for abstracts closed

26 July 2021

Authors receive notification of outcome of abstract –
successful, waitlisted or unsuccessful

1 June 2021

Online registration opens

6 & 7 October 2021

8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium

Keynote speakers

Professor Tom Calma AO
Professor Mary-Louise McLaws
Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer
Associate Professor Adrienne O’Neil