National University Rural Health Conference (NURHC) 2008
The NRHSN's 10th Anniversary conference focused on the future of Rural Health in Australia; where we have come from and where we are going. By bringing together a mix of both the future and current rural health professionals along with some of the country's foremost rural and remote health bodies.
Over 300 medical, allied health and nursing students attended NURHC in Launceston along with key rural health organisations and health professionals, with enthusiasm and passion for rural and remote health evident throughout the conference.
Friendly club rivalries were developed or renewed at social events such as It's a Knockout and Golden Windmills performance night. Conference presentations were interesting and engaging, networking between members, Clubs and health professionals was strong and media coverage was extensive.
Many members were interviewed by local and interstate radio stations, as well as newspaper articles in the Launceston newspaper The Examiner, Rural health talk draws 300, April 3rd and Country health on agenda & Award for students indigenous website, April 5th. A list of media publications from NURHC can be found at Media.
One of our keynote presenters Dr Tilak Dissanayake described his experience at NURHC as his best day in general practice! Be sure to read his interview in Australian Doctor, June 2009.
Presentations & Photos
Presentations from each of the presenters are available on this website and photos can be found at the Photo Gallery. Details about award winners can be found at NURHC Updates.
Teena Downton and Teesha Downton from SHARP have written reports outliningtheir experiences and attendance at NURHC - if you weren't able to attend but want to find out what you missed on, or if you did attend and want to read what other students thought of the conference it's well worth reading.
Please email your thoughts on NURHC 08 to Kerryn Eccleston - we'd love to know what you thought!