15th National Rural Health Conference: a healthy mix of policy, research, celebration and networking

  • 15th National Rural Health Conference call for abstracts
Leanne Coleman
National Rural Health Alliance

Mark the date in your diary for the 15th National Rural Health Conference in Hobart, 24-27 March 2019.

Based on past conferences, we expect over twelve hundred delegates to converge on Hobart to focus on improving the health and wellbeing of people in rural, regional and remote Australia.

The biennial National Rural Health Conference is the largest public event of its kind, bringing together health professionals with consumers, students, researchers, government officials, parliamentarians and the media.

The conference is distinguished by the strength and diversity of its program – featuring a mix of policy, research, celebration and networking.   It’s a program based on the abstracts it receives – ensuring it’s of interest to the entire rural health sector.

The theme, Better together! reflects the importance of collaboration to improve the health of those living in rural and remote Australia.

The Call for Abstracts is now open and we’re looking for a range of presentation types:

  • a general paper (20 minute oral presentation);
  • a soapbox paper (10 minute oral presentation);
  • a  peer-reviewed academic paper (20 minute oral presentation;
  • a rogano research discussion (10 minute oral presentation to outline specific dilemmas  followed by 20 minutes scholarly debate with delegates);
  • a  poster presentation; or
  • an arts and health presentation.

All confirmed presenters are required to submit a full written paper (up to 3,500 words) to be published in the online conference proceedings immediately after the event.

For a list of themes to guide you on topics relevant to the Conference, and for abstract and paper guidelines visit the Conference website.

Abstracts must be submitted by 20 August 2018.

For further information contact the National Rural Health Alliance Conference team:  [email protected] , or phone  02 6285 4660.

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