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Cairns, Queensland, Australia


26-29 April 2017

National Rural Health Conference

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The 14th National Rural Health Conference will be held in Cairns, in tropical north Queensland, Australia from 26 to 29 April 2017.  The 14th Conference is part of 'A World of Rural Health' that also includes the 14th World Rural Health Conference.

This biennial event has a unique reputation as a meeting place for people involved with the health care of people who live in the diverse communities of rural and remote Australia.

Keynote Speakers

There will be more than 20 keynote speakers discussing their views on the health of people in rural and Australia. The following speakers have been confirmed and a detailed program will be available on the website in January 2017.

    • Gracelyn Smallwood, Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University
    • Anne Kelso, Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council
    • Kelly McJannet, Chief Executive Officer, Food Ladder
    • Jonathan Sher, Consultant on preconception health, education and care, Scotland
    • Mark Wenitong, Medical Director, Apunipima
    • David Gillespie, Assistant Minister for Health
    • Janine Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
    • Catherine King, Shadow Health Minister
    • Trent Twomey, Chair, North Queensland PHN

The 14th World Rural Health Conference will be held Cairns immediately after the 14th National Rural Health Conference.  For information go to

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National Rural Health Conference 2017

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