Pack your bag and make your travel and accommodation arrangements to be in Cairns from 26 to 29 April next year. Or even phone a friend in Far North Queensland you haven't seen for a while and see whether you can camp on their floor.
Local Elders, local performers and Councillor Bob Manning, Mayor of Cairns Regional Council, will welcome more than 1,000 delegates to Cairns in the opening session to be held on Wednesday 26 April.
Over the four days of the Conference there will be seven plenary sessions with a range of keynote speakers. There will be: around 250 speakers in concurrent and poster sessions; a range of arts and health performances and installations; and 65 exhibitors wanting to talk to delegates about their services. The conference program will be available on the Conference website early in the new year.
Register online at www.ruralhealth.org.au/14nrhc
The early-bird rate is available until the end of January.
Your company, professional body or interest group may want to book an exhibition booth. A list of those we already know will be exhibiting can be found on the Exhibitors page of the Conference website.
We are still seeking sponsors for the Conference and the range of options available is available on the Sponsor page of the Conference website.
Pre-conference events on Tuesday 26 April will include:
- Multi-disciplinary pain management workshop
- Otitis media and aural health care program
- Infections in rural and remote Australia
- Culturally safe and responsive health care
Information about pre-conference events can be found on the Conference website.
Friends at the Conference
Now is the perfect time to join Friends of the Alliance. Friends support the National Rural Health Alliance in its work to improve the health and wellbeing of the more than 7 million people living in rural and remote Australia.
Membership of Friends will give you a discounted registration for Cairns, where you will find yourself part of the special Friends community, meeting with like-minded people from all around Australia.
You can join Friends online or sign up at the Alliance booth in Cairns!
You will be able to enter the Friends Photo and Poetry competition and exhibition. The top 20 photos and poems will be displayed at the Conference and the winners, as voted by delegates, will receive cash prizes. Entries will be accepted until (DATE) check Leanne/Paulina for the date.
You might like to nominate someone for the Friends of the Alliance Unsung Hero Award: this award recognises a local hero whose contributions deserve wider recognition than they have had to date. Find out more at the Friends page of the Alliance website.
The Board, Council and staff of the National Rural Health Alliance look forward to meeting you in Cairns.