WONCA World of Rural Health conference- latest bits and pieces.

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The WONCA World Rural Health Conference comes to Cairns, Australia at the end of April. This is the latest information on visas, accommodation, transport, postconference workshops.

Need a visa?

Some wait times apply, organise yours today Time is running out to book your visa for the conference. There are several types of visas available for conference delegates. If you're visiting for the conference, and you're not being paid for your participation in the event, you need to apply fora visa.

For full details on Australia's visa requirements, click here. 

Have you booked your accommodation?

We've secured a range of accommodation options for you to enjoy at the conference. Our partners Travel Makers will manage your accommodation booking, with flexible rates offered exclusively to conference delegates. Budget options also available.

Contact Travel Makers today to reserve your accommodation.

We've got your transport needs covered

Flying into Cairns airport? International Coaches and Tours offer a Cairns Airport shuttle service to and from Cairns city hotels.

Price for a one way transfer from the airport to hotels in Cairns city or from hotels in Cairns city to the airport is AUD12.50 per person. Cancellation for a booking requires 24 hour notice.

To start booking your airport shuttle, please call International Coaches and Tours' friendly reservation staff on +61 7 4032 5877 or email [email protected].

Visit the website for more information.

Pre-conferences and post-conference courses

Don't miss the World Summit on Rural Generalist Medicine

In 2013, over 200 delegates from around the globe visited Cairns for the first World Summit on Rural Generalist Medicine. This April, the Summit returns to Australia once again. Help us create the conversation around rural generalist medicine, and develop key action items for the specialities international recognition. Purchase tickets to the World Summit today.

Post-conference workshops

Make the most of your time at #ruralwonca - register now for our post-conference courses.

We invite any doctor from around the world to attend one of the College's highly regarded and renowned courses, to experience the ways in which medicine is delivered in rural Australia. Our courses are developed by rural doctors, for rural doctors.

The following courses will be presented in Cairns, immediately following the 14th World Rural Health Conference on May 3.

• Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training

• Advanced Life Support
• Ultrasound

Post conference study tour in New Zealand

Post conference study tour to New Zealand

Can't attend the Conference? Why not contribute to the bursaries?

If you will not be attending the WONCA 14th World Rural Health Conference in Cairns, but would like to contribute funds in support of eligible applicants from developing countries to attend, please consider this opportunity.