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.

NURHC 09 Sponsors

The NRHSN would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of NURHC 09.  Without their support it would not be possible for the NRHSN to bring together so many health students to discuss the future of rural health.  If your organisation is interested in sponsoring NURHC 09 please download the sponsorship prospectus and contact the NRHSN (ph 03 9860 4700) for more information.

Principal Sponsor

The National Rural Health Students' Network gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government as the principal sponsor of the 11th National University Rural Health Conference.

Lanyard Sponsor

Tropical Medical Training (TMT) is a general practice training and education provider in northern Australia.  TMT offers diverse rural, tropical and Indigenous training opportunities as well as high quality hospitals and practices in urban cities. Tropical Medical training boasts integrated training and education which engages and caters for undergraduates, hospital interns, General Practice registrars and local General Practitioners.

Delegate Sponsors

General Practice Network NT (GPNNT) is the peak organisation representing general practice and primary health care across the Northern Territory with strong capacity to shape and influence NT and national Primary Health Care policy and practices.  GPNNT are proudly sponsoring two NT students to attend NURHC 09.
Based in Adelaide, Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) builds high quality medical services in partnership with rural and remote South Australian communities.  RDWA are proud to sponsor two SA students to attend NURHC 09.
The James Cook University, Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Medicine (MICRRH) is a "participating universities centre for population health, education and research".  MICRRH are very proud to sponsor three James Cook University students/RHINO members to attend NURHC 09.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is the peak professional organisation for Rural and Remote Medicine (RRM) education and training in Australia and leads the world in the development of this discipline. Our members are committed to providing the highest quality of medical care to patients in regional, rural and remote communities throughout Australia.
The National Rural Health Alliance is the peak body working to improve the health of Australians in rural and remote areas. It is comprised of 28 Member Bodies, representing health consumers, service providers and other organisations in non-metropolitan areas.

Plenary Session Sponsors

Australian General Practice Training is a postgraduate vocational training program for medical graduates wishing to pursue a career in general practice and/or rural and remote medicine in Australia. The AGPT program is a three or four year full-time registrar training program funded by the Australian Government.


Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is dedicated to raising awareness, funding research into the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of prostate cancer as well providing support, information and advocacy for men and their families impacted by prostate cancer

Program/Handbook Advertising 

beyondblue: the national depression initiative is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.

Awards Sponsors

Rural Health Workforce Australia’s role is to work with the Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs) to develop national solutions to improve the recruitment and retention of the health workforce throughout rural and remote Australia. RHWA administers the NRHSN contract and is proud to sponsor several awards at NURHC.
 Janie Dade Smith Janie Dade Smith has worked for over 30 years in rural, remote and Indigenous health.  She works nationally as a health educationalist, academic and project manager in curriculum development, educational resource development, policy development, Indigenous Health, research and innovative workforce development.

Graphic Design

The NRHSN gratefully acknowledges Sarah Russel from SR Media for the design of the NURHC 09 logo and program handbook.  SR Media's website will be up and running shortly and she can be contacted on 0401 297 337 or by email for your graphic design needs.

Merchandise Supply

Heta Moses from Valet Promotions has once again supplied merchandise for NURHC in 2009.  You can contact Valet Promotions on 1300 429 097 or by email for your Rural Health Club's merchandise requirements.

Other Sponsors

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) is nationally recognised as a peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals. SARRAH is a 'grassroots' organisation whose membership consists of individual allied health professionals across rural and remote Australia.
Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to deriving guidelines for therapy from the latest world literature, interpreted and distilled by Australia's most eminent and respected experts.
Medi Oncall is Australasia's leading medical recuriter arranging LOCUM and PERMANENT positions for medical practitioners in public and private practice throughout Australia and New Zealand in your desired location and area of medicine. Medic Oncall is the only Australian medical recruiter to have acheived the recruiting and Consulting Services Association Service Delivery Standard.
Optometrists Association Australia is the professional association for Australian optometrists.  It provides a range of services to its members including representing them and their interests to government and other bodies, and providing resources and publications to assist them in their practices.
Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) was established in 2001 to help create a national network of rural health education and training, in particular with respect to the University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) Program.
RM Williams have provided all NURHC delegates with a 15% off discount card off their products.


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