Conferences of National Significance
Do you want to attend a conference with a Rural, Remote and Indigenous Health focus?
The NRHSN receives funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) to fund medical, allied health, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry students who are members of their university Rural Health Club to attend Conferences of National Significance (CoNS). CoNS is a great way for you to be able attend a conference where you will be able to network and gain the great experience and knowledge that you may not have been able to afford as a student!
These conferences need to have an emphasis on health within rural, remote and/or Indigenous communities and can be discipline-specific or have a general health focus.
To apply for CoNS funding please read through the CoNS Guidelines carefully and then complete the CoNS Application Form. Members must submit a written report to the NRHSN within 2 weeks of the conference. Make sure you read the CoNS Reports of students who have recently attended a conference. They might inspire you to apply!
Students attending conferences are encouraged to present papers on the NRHSN and its activities, of their Rural Health Club or other relevant topics - this will be looked on favourably in terms of the outcome of your application. Students who do present at conferences on behalf of the NRHSN need to present a copy of the abstract and full paper to the NRHSN Executive prior to the conference for feedback. The costs that the CoNS funding can cover include registration fee, travel and accommodation costs up to $70 per night. Applicants are also encouraged to seek funding from other sources or request discounts from conference organisers.
Applications for conferences not listed on the calendar will be considered, if they are received at least 8 weeks prior to the conference date.
If you have any questions please contact us.
Please note that the CoNS Guidelines have been revised, and the current Guidelines as of February 2013 are available here CoNS Guidelines. Please ensure that you read the current Guidelines before applying for funding.
|Date 2014||CoNS Application closing date||Discipline||Conference||More Info|
|15-16 Mar||Monday 3 February||All||Rural Health West Annual Health Conference and Trade Exhibition||website|
|19-21 Mar||Wednesday 5 February||All||smaccGOLD||website|
|18-21 May||Friday 4 April||Speech Pathology||Speech Pathology Australia National Conference||website|
|23-25 May||Friday 11 April||Medicine||GPCE||website|
|30-31 May||Friday 18 April||SA Medical and Allied Health students only||RDWA Annual Conference|
|25-27 Aug||Monday 14 July||All||The 15th International Mental Health Conference 2014||website|
|27-28 Aug||Wednesday 16 July||Paramedics||2014 Council of Ambulance Authorieis (CAA) Conference||website|
|15-17 Sep||Monday 4 August||All||Public Health Association of Australia 43rd Annual Conference||website|
|17-20 Sep||Wednesday 6 August||Allied Health||SARRAH National Conference||website|
|9-11 Oct||Monday 1 September||Medicine||GP14 (RACGP)||website|
|15-18 Oct||Wednesday 3 September||All||CRANAplus Conference||website|
|30 Oct - 1 Nov||Friday 19 September||Medicine||RDAA and ACRRM - Rural Medicine Australia Conference||website|
|2-4 Nov||Friday 19 September||Nursing||National Nursing Forum, Australian College of Nursing Conference||website|
|14-16 Nov||Friday 3 October||Medicine||GPCE||website|