WONCA Rural comes to Cairns Australia, in April 2017

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is proud to have been invited by the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice to host the 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference at the Cairns Convention Centre from 29 April to 2 May 2017.

The program

The conference will be based around themes most relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners. These include social and environmental determinants of health; leadership, education and workforce; social accountability and social capital, and rural clinical practices: people and services.

ACRRM is looking forward to welcoming a wide range of national and international delegates, including rural and remote doctors; academics and researchers; doctors-in-training, and those involved in medical administration and policy. The program will include plenary/keynote sessions, symposia and workshops; poster presentations and clinical sessions to foster skills development (see photos).

Pre and post conference?

Delegates can also register pre-and-post conference workshops and events, including the 3rd World Summit on Rural Generalist Medicine which will be held on April 28, 2017; and a range of professional development and procedural workshops on the day following the conference (May 3, 2017).

Who should attend?

As the rural workforce of the future, junior doctors and medical students will have a high profile at the conference, with the opportunity to participate in a separate program of presentations and social events in addition to being part of the main program.

A bursary program is being developed for Young Doctors, doctors from developing countries and medical students. More.

Other things to do?

As part of the conference program, delegates will be able to register for a local activity – a bus trip to a scenic destination, health care facility, or area of historic or cultural significance. There are also plans to organise shorter, medically – focussed site visits within the conference program.

A comprehensive partner and family program has been organised. Partners will also be welcome to join delegates for the social program, which will include a themed conference dinner and an opportunity to visit the Tjapukai Cultural Park to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

Delegates who would like to extend their stay and further explore the region have the option of participating in one of the two post-conference tours, either to New Zealand to the south, or to explore the Torres Strait Islands to the north of Cairns.

About Cairns

Cairns is a great destination for both national and international visitors, with easy access to a wide range of attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef and ancient tropical rainforests. The international airport provides a gateway to the Asia Pacific and connecting flights to Europe.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a great conference in a great location!

For more information or to register for the conference, go to: www.ruralwonca.com.au

The organizers

ACRRM is a professional medical College recognised by the Australian Medical Council to provide vocational training towards Fellowship in the specialty of general practice. The College’s programs are specifically designed to provide Fellows with the extended generalist skills required to provide the highest quality care in rural and remote communities. More information on ACRRM.