WONCA Rural early bird registrations now open!

Register now

Register now for the 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference, being held in Cairns from Saturday 29 April – Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Make sure you take advantage of this special offer, and get in before the 31 January price rise. Registration is also open for social events and the World Summit Rural Generalist Medicine (Friday 28 April 2017). All costs are in Australian dollars.

1st keynote speaker announcement

ACRRM is proud to announce Prof Amanda Howe, President of the World Organization of Family Doctors, as keynote speaker at the 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference.

See Prof Howe speak here.

Prof Howe is a practising family doctor, an academic professor, and a national and international leader in family medicine.

Since 2001, she has been Professor of Primary Care at the University of East Anglia, where she was part of the founding team for a new undergraduate medical program.

During her career, she has held multiple roles in undergraduate, postgraduate, and faculty education, including being Course Director for the UEA medical program during its early years of development and G.M.C. accreditation.

She has particular expertise in the teaching and learning of professionalism and patient safety, in the models and effectiveness of involving family medicine in community based medical education and in resilience and doctors’ wellbeing.

She also has clinical research interests in primary care mental health, the contribution that patients can make to health care, and in early interventions for risk factors. She served from 2009 – 2015 as an Officer of the Royal College of General Practitioners, previously chairing their research committee and the U.K. Society for Academic Primary Care.

Be the first to get program news

We are in the midst of setting up an exciting conference program, and by registering now you’ll be the first to receive news on plenary/keynote sessions, clinical sessions, workshops and poster presentations.

The conference program has four themes:
• Social and environmental determinants of health.
• Leadership, education and workforce.
• Social accountability and social capital.
• Rural clinical practices: people and services.

Join us as we exchange information on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health generally.

The initiative that assures rural and remote medicine’s future

The Student Conference Scholarship Fund Help is bringing international students to the conference.

It is important to strengthen the future of rural and remote medicine on a global scale, and by contributing you’ll be giving students the opportunity to attend a conference which shares the latest in global rural health.

This initiative is a collaboration between the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), in conjunction with the Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) and National Rural Health Students’ Network (NRHSN).

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ACRRM post-conference courses

The College is pleased to offer four post-conference clinical courses, from its highly regarded continuing professional development program.

But participant numbers are strictly limited to 20 in these hands-on clinical courses, so register early.

• Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training – 3 May 2017

• Advanced Life Support – 3 May 2017

• Ultrasound – 3 May 2017

• Rural Emergency Skills Training – 3-4 May 2017

Registrations for these courses are costed separately to registration.