National Rural health Conference a success

The 10th Australian National Rural Health Conference held last week was a big success.

The Cairns Convention centre lived up to its reputation, hosting the 920 delegates without a hitch in a large pleanry and 9 breakout rooms.

I facilitated the first Community Skills Workshop, with over 100 participants, on the Sunday prior to the Conference.

Seth Fourmile welcomed the confernece to country on behalf of the Yidinji.

Queensland Health Minister Paul Lucas opened the conference on Monday morning (18th May).

Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, received 19 recommendations from the conference at close on Wednesday afternoon (20th May).

A wide and challenging group of keynote speakers and presenters addressed: indigenous health, effects of climate change on rural health, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, art-in-health, alcohol, community controlled services, national health reform, multidisciplinary health teams, electronic patient records, etc.

Some photos at the Flickr site (see right menu)

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