The National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) represents 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHC) with over 9000 members located at universities throughout Australia. The NRHSN is a multidisciplinary Network.

Presentations 2006 & 2007

Youth Health Conference, November 2006

Angela Titmuss, RAHMS presented Tjungurringku-payi green shed tjungka (Everyone coming together at the green shed) at the Youth Health Conference held in Sydney.  Angela's presentation was based on her experiences in a remote community.

ARNM Conference, October 2006

Danielle Mielnik, FURHS presented Learning from the Outback: An urban perspective of Rural and remote student placement at the Australian Rural Nurses and Midwives (ARNM) conference in Brisbane.  Danielle based this presentation on the City Girl Goes Bush presentation she gave at the CRANA conference in September.

RACGP Conference, October 2006

Emma Harcourt, SPINRPHEX, will present a poster presentation at the Royal Australian College of Practitioners 49th Annual Scientific Convention in Brisbane, 5-8 October 2006. 

Sustaining procedural General Practitioners in Australia's most remote community is a presentation of the research project undertaken in 2005 by four 4th year medical students investigating the medical and medicolegal issues attached to remote obstetrics in the Indian Ocean Territories.

CRANA Conference, September 2006

NRHN Members had two presentations at the Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia Conference held in Hobart.  The firrst was a Winnows presentation by Sam Drake, Rustica; with FURHS members Emma Faehrmann, Craig Smith, Satima Tonkin-Anderson and Christine Martin titled Winnows: From the desert ot the seas - the voice of the future remote health workforce.

Danielle Mielnik, FURHS presented City Girl Goes Bush an interesting and personal insight into her placement at Yuendumu, a remote community in the Norther Territory.

SARRAH Conference, September 2006

Nick Moore, Loch Lo Bartolo and Jayne Moyle presented a paper titled NRHN Harnessing good intent and moving into the future at the SARRAH Conference 2006.

Nick, RAHMS, gave the conference delgates an insight into the NRHSN's future plans; Jayne, TROHPIQ, presented the allied health students perspective in a RUSC funded club & Luch, MARHS, showed the success and difficulties faced by an NRHSN funded club.

AMSA National Council Meeting

Click here for the NRHN Presentation at the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) national council meeting meeting.

GP & PHC Conference, July 2006

Dr Joseph Turner, TROHPIQ member and NRHSN Secretary in 2005, presented a paper at the General Practice and Primary Health Care (GP & PHC) Conference in Perth held in July this year.   Joe's presentation was entitled University Rural Clinical Placement Experiences, which was done in association with Dr Jon Lane. 

Optimising Impact was the theme of the GP & PHC conference and a Media Release entitled Rural area innovations offer answers to health workforce crisis gives an overview of the theme.  It also quotes Joseph and is well worth a read!

ARRWAG Policy Forum, March 2006

In March 2006, Craig Smith and Lucy Crawford presented What students want - Understanding the changing needs of today's students at the Australian Rural and Remote Workforce Agencies Group (ARRWAG) Policy Forum in Adelaide.  The presentation outlined what today's health students want and need in terms of working in rural and remote areas after graduation.

US NRHA Conference, May 2006

Dr Jon Lane, who was the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) representative for the NRHN in 2003 and 2004 and Rosie Zacher, TROHPIQ member from Griffith University attended the 29th American National Rural Health Association Conference in May 2006 to present a poster entitled Barrier's to Undergraduate Rural Health Placements.  Dr Joseph Turner former TROHPIQ member, and Dr Jon Lane co-authored the poster.


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