Why you can’t miss the 14th World Rural Health Conference

Over 600 people have registered for the WONCA World Rural Health Conference in Cairns this April. Is your name on the list? If not, register today for this international event that sees delegates exchange information on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health.

Here’s four big reasons why you should attend.

1) Networking with more than 600 delegates
Over 600 delegates from around the world have already booked, and this is your opportunity to hear their unique stories, and share your own.

2) Professional development
This is a great way to develop your understanding of rural medicine and its delivery, as you can engage in poster discussions, workshops, lectures and presentations throughout the four-day event. We’ve also lined up post-conference training courses.

3) Keep up-to-date with the latest trends in international rural health
The conference features streams based on themes relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners, and throughout the event you’ll have multiple opportunities to contribute to conversations surrounding rural health.

4) Hear the conference keynote speakers:

- Prof Amanda Howe: WONCA President - A practising family doctor, an academic professor, and a national and international leader in family medicine. (Pictured right)

- Mr Jim Campbell: Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Executive Director, of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA).

- A/ Prof Bruce Chater: Medical Superintendent with Right of Private Practice in Theodore, Queensland, Secretary of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice, and Chair of the Statewide Rural and Remote Clinical Network. (Pictured right)

- Prof Ian Couper: Director of the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health and Professor of Rural Health, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

- Ms Mayara Floss: Undergraduate student of medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) in Brazil. (Pictured right)

- Dr Shannon Nott: the District Medical Officer for Western NSW Local Health District.

- Dr Molly Shorthouse: Chair of Rural Doctors' Associaion of Australia' Northern Territory division and co-chair of the Northern Australia Remote Hospital's Network.

- Prof Alistair Woodward: Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Auckland.

Conference website