The Rural Health West Aboriginal Health Conference supports health practitioners working in rural communities, and those who are striving to make a significant difference in the lives of Aboriginal Australians.
Delegates who attended the conference in July had the opportunity to network, learn, and collaborate with others who share their passion. This one-stop-shop conference is the only conference held in Western Australia that provides a high level of relevant clinical updates, with a particular focus on health professionals working in Aboriginal Medical Services. Maintaining current skills and knowledge means that rural health professionals are better equipped to serve their communities and can continue to make a beneficial change to the lives of their Aboriginal patients.
“Fantastic conference as always…the passion and energy of the presenters and other delegates is amazing. I had been toying with the idea of pursuing a career in a different field of medicine other than general practice. The conference brought me right back around to the strong commitment...to be a rural GP, ideally working in an Aboriginal Medical Service.”
– 2016 delegate
For further information and to express your interest in attending the 2017 Aboriginal Health Conference, please contact the events team via email or call 08 6389 4500.
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Rural Health West would like to thank all presenters who participated in the Aboriginal Health Conference 2016.
Permission has kindly been given to Rural Health West to publish the below presentations.
Managing your Aboriginal patient's chronic conditions: case studies
- Jaye Martin
, WA Country Health Service - Kimberley
Chronic respiratory disease
- John McLachlan
, Fiona Stanley Hospital
Management of vertigo
- Alexander Ring
, Balance Physiotherapy
- Mark Thomas
, Royal Perth Hospital
Management of hypertension in general practice
- Athula Karu
, Perth Cardiovascular Institute
Foreign bodies in the eye
- Xia Ni Wu
, Outback Vision Van
Learnings from community food literacy programs
- Rebecca Murray and Christal Houghton, Foodbank WA
Child health assessment
- Shevta Patel, Paediatrician
Failure to thrive: up-to-date guidelines on the assessment, treatment and management of infant and child growth and development
- Arvind Sharma
, General Paediatrician
For more information or to express your interest in attending the 2017 Aboriginal Health Conference, please contact the events team
or call 08 6389 4525.