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Annual Conference 2017

Event Details

    
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Rural Health West will be hosting the Annual Conference 2017 on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Perth.
View the Program Overview!

One of the most common themes in rural practice is that every day can be different. Rural health practitioners treat such a spectrum of conditions in their consulting rooms and in hospitals; their knowledge and skills must be incredibly extensive in order to successfully treat their wide array of patients. Rural health practitioners must be resilient, adaptable and prepared to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

This year’s conference theme Embracing the unexpected – the unpredictable world of rural health care aims to help practitioners to extend and enhance their skills and knowledge, not just in clinical delivery, but in mindset, attitude and how to deal with the uncertainty of rural practice. We are pleased to present a number of speakers who have experienced very challenging situations and how they survived and thrived through these experiences. Learn more about our Keynote Speakers under the 'Program & Speakers' tab or view the Program Overview.

Registration-Fees


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For all conference registration fees, please view the Registration Form in the Program Overview.

(Early Bird Registrations valid until 10 March 2017)

Please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.
This year’s conference theme Embracing the unexpected – the unpredictable world of rural health care aims to help practitioners to extend and enhance their skills and knowledge, not just in clinical delivery, but in mindset, attitude and how to deal with the uncertainty of rural practice. We are pleased to present a number of speakers who have experienced very challenging situations and how they survived and thrived through these experiences. 

Delegates will be able to update their knowledge and skills through clinical updates, practical workshops, topical concurrent sessions and case study learning opportunities. VIEW THE PROGRAM OVERVIEW. 

Keynote Speakers

Peter-Greste-webPeter Greste
Foreign correspondent
Peter Greste is an Australian journalist and Al Jazeera correspondent who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison.
In December 2013, Greste and his two colleagues, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, were arrested by Egyptian authorities, accused of news reporting which was damaging to national security. In 2014, Greste was found guilty by the court, and sentenced to seven years' jail. In February 2015, a month after his retrial, Greste was deported and returned to Australia. Read more about Peter Greste in the Program Overview >>



AVM Smart-webAir Vice-Marshal (AVM), Dr Tracy Smart AM
Commander Joint Health (CJHLTH) and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force (SGADF)
Since joining the Royal Australian Air Force as a medical undergraduate in 1985, AVM Dr Smart has served as a Medical Officer and Senior Medical Officer at bases around Australia and overseas. She was promoted to AVM in 2015 and assumed the positions of CJHLTH and SGADF. She is now responsible for the provision of health care to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the health preparedness of the ADF for operations, and for providing strategic health advice to the ADF. Read more about AVM Dr Tracy Smart in the Program Overview >>


We want YOUR advice...come talk to our CEO

We are keen to find out what is important to you and how Rural Health West can help. Come talk with our Chief Executive Officer Tim Shackleton and members of our Board to discuss how we can support you to care for your communities. As places are limited for these 45 minute sessions, please register your interest as soon as possible. Session times are available on Page 11 of the Program Overview.

REGISTER NOW

Pre-conference workshop

Rural Health West REOT Perth

Please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.

Annual Conference Family Program

Family Program

Download the Family Program and Registration form to register.


SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2017

MORNING

Children 0 to 4 years
Morning in-house care
 |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child

Children 5 to 12 years
Milktooth Art Project  |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child
Optional take home pack - $20 per pack
Create personalised Superhero comic books, polymer clay work, felt needling and own terrariums. 

Partners/spouses
Two feet and a Heartbeat Walking Tour  |  Perth City  |  $30 per person
Includes morning tea
Explore Perth's heritage precinct on this two-hour guided walking tour of Perth.


AFTERNOON

Children 0 to 4 years
Afternoon in-house care
  |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child

Children 5 to 12 years
Kidz Paradise
  |  Carlisle  |  $30 per child
Includes lunch
Travel by bus to a four-level indoor play centre.

SUNDAY 9 APRIL 2017

MORNING ONLY

Children 0 to 4 years
Morning in-house care
  |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child

PLEASE NOTE
The Sunday Family Program is only available for children 0-4 years being cared for in-house.

For more information on the Annual Conference Family Program activities and to register, download the Family Program and Registration Form, alternatively you can register online.

DSA-2017-Awards-night-conference-banner

Long Service and Special Award recipients of the Doctors' Service Awards 2017 will be announced at the Awards Night and Gala Dinner.

To secure your booking for this event, please complete the booking form and return it to the Events team via email or fax (08) 6389 4501.

Download a print version of the Booking Form (PDF)
Download an electronic version of the Booking Form (Word)

When: Saturday 8 April 2017, 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Where: Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth
Dress: Cocktail 
Price: $120pp (includes meals, beverages and entertainment).
Full tables of 10 can be purchased for this event for $1,200.

This is a unique networking opportunity for you and your spouse/partner.
You do not have to be a delegate of the Annual Conference 2017 to attend this event.

Find out more information on the Doctors' Service Awards 2017
Guest speakers_ACevent-DSA17 

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

"With budget constraints and less opportunity to travel around the State, this is the best conference to connect with rural health practitioners in WA" - 2016 sponsor and exhibitor.
 
We have had an overwhelming response once again from companies wishing to exhibit at the Rural Health West Annual Conference and we are pleased to announce all the exhibition booths are SOLD OUT!

We would like to thank the following companies for their support and we hope you enjoy networking with these companies over the conference weekend.

ACRRM logo official colour
7806_WAPHA logo_RGB
HeartCare-WA_Sleep
Aspen Australia colour
 
BOQ Specialist
MDA National
GPHQ
Global Diagnostics
 
FujiFilm SonoSite
RDAWA-LOGO-180pxW
Perth Cardio Institute Logo
Roche blue logo
 
Indivior-Logo+Tag-RGB-72
TeamMed Logo
Pathwest-logo-rgb
novartis_logo
 
MSD LOGO cropped white
HESTA Logo
nl-tec-logo
Seqirus CSL
 
Mylan Logo cmyk
Mundipharma

 

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities

Awards Dinner Partner  $10,000 ex GST  One Only 
Conference App Partner   $4,500 ex GST One Only
Barista Cart Partner   $4,000 ex GST SOLD
Health Zone Partner  $4,000 ex GST One Only
Satchel Partner   $1,850 ex GST SOLD
Advertising in the conference program  from $650 ex GST  
Satchel insert  $500 ex GST  


VIEW THE SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES BROCHURE

For more information on sponsorship opportunities the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.

Rural Health West would like to thank Qantas for making it possible for rural doctors to hear Peter Greste speak at this year's Annual Conference and Awards Night and Gala Dinner.

Qantas Logo
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Perth
••••• 
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 
T: 08 9225 1234
W: perth.regency.hyatt.com 
Located by the beautiful Swan River, Hyatt Regency Perth is within close proximity to the East Perth shopping and business area, WACA Oval and walking and cycling tracks. The hotel’s convenient location on Adelaide Terrace allows you to take a moment to admire the city’s beauty in a short walk towards the main shopping precinct in Hay Street and Murray Street malls. Along the way, admire the historic St Georges Terrace and convention and entertainment centres.

This award winning 5 star hotel offers superior comfort in luxury accommodation and high convenience for guests through complimentary internet, fine cuisine with five restaurants and bars and leisure facilities.  

The hotel is approximately a 20 minute drive to Perth's international and domestic airports.

Rural Health West has secured a special rate of $195.00 per night for the conference weekend.


Travel Information

Rural Health West will provide travel support for currently practising doctors who work and live in rural and remote Western Australia and their spouses/partners.

Tickets booked prior to full registration payment being received by Rural Health West will not be authorised. 

Flights must be booked through Corporate Traveller. Fees for changes to tickets are not reimbursable by Rural Health West. Should you wish to travel to or from Perth outside of the specified conference dates, your fare can still be covered on condition that no additional expense to the organisation is incurred.
Please note: full attendance at the conference is a condition of payment of flights and travel reimbursement by Rural Health West. If you are not in attendance for the whole program, you will be invoiced for the cost of your travel.


Entitlements available to currently practising delegates
  • Air travel for doctor and spouse/partner
  • Fuel costs for transport from home town to conference venue and return when using private car*
  • Meals as specified during the conference program
  • Air travel for up to two children** will be considered in the following cases:
    - Doctor couples who both practise and register to attend the conference
    - Single parent doctors

* Please contact the Events team on 08 6389 4525 to discuss and obtain approval for fuel reimbursement.
** Please contact the Events team on 08 6389 4525 to discuss and obtain approval for air travel for children.

How to book flights:

After registering for the conference, please contact Corporate Traveller as soon as possible to book your flights by emailing Sue Dodd at sue.dodd@corporatetraveller.com.au with the following information:

  • Name of traveller as per personal ID
  • City/town departing from
  • Preferred dates of travel – am or pm preferred
  • Contact numbers – ideally a mobile and a landline
  • Any other requirements you have

Corporate Traveller will review the cheapest travel options available at your preferred time and date. 
Your tickets will be booked and ticketing will take place after details have been confirmed with you. If you have any further queries, Corporate Traveller can be contacted via telephone on 08 6466 5172.

Fuel reimbursement

For those delegates driving to Perth for the conference, a reimbursement form for fuel will be available for download in early 2017. Copies will be available on the day. Please ensure that original tax invoices are provided when submitting your claim to Rural Health West. EFTPOS receipts will not be accepted.

Non-reimbursable items

  • Flight arrangements not booked through Corporate Traveller
  • Flight changes
  • Accommodation and all related expenses (accommodation rates have been negotiated with the conference venue)
  • Children’s travel unless approved by Events Coordinator
  • Taxi charges
  • Parking fees
  • Hire cars
  • Mileage allowance for private vehicles
  • Meals other than specified in the conference program
  • Conference registration fee
  • Family Support Program and babysitting fees

It is important to note that if you wish to make a claim, the form MUST be completed and sent to Rural Health West NO LATER than Thursday 27 April 2017 otherwise your reimbursement will not be claimable or processed.

Please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.

About

2017-Annual-Conf-2017-registrationsnowopen

Rural Health West will be hosting the Annual Conference 2017 on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Perth.
View the Program Overview!

One of the most common themes in rural practice is that every day can be different. Rural health practitioners treat such a spectrum of conditions in their consulting rooms and in hospitals; their knowledge and skills must be incredibly extensive in order to successfully treat their wide array of patients. Rural health practitioners must be resilient, adaptable and prepared to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

This year’s conference theme Embracing the unexpected – the unpredictable world of rural health care aims to help practitioners to extend and enhance their skills and knowledge, not just in clinical delivery, but in mindset, attitude and how to deal with the uncertainty of rural practice. We are pleased to present a number of speakers who have experienced very challenging situations and how they survived and thrived through these experiences. Learn more about our Keynote Speakers under the 'Program & Speakers' tab or view the Program Overview.

Registration-Fees


AC17 Register online now_321



For all conference registration fees, please view the Registration Form in the Program Overview.

(Early Bird Registrations valid until 10 March 2017)

Please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.

Program & Speakers

This year’s conference theme Embracing the unexpected – the unpredictable world of rural health care aims to help practitioners to extend and enhance their skills and knowledge, not just in clinical delivery, but in mindset, attitude and how to deal with the uncertainty of rural practice. We are pleased to present a number of speakers who have experienced very challenging situations and how they survived and thrived through these experiences. 

Delegates will be able to update their knowledge and skills through clinical updates, practical workshops, topical concurrent sessions and case study learning opportunities. VIEW THE PROGRAM OVERVIEW. 

Keynote Speakers

Peter-Greste-webPeter Greste
Foreign correspondent
Peter Greste is an Australian journalist and Al Jazeera correspondent who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison.
In December 2013, Greste and his two colleagues, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, were arrested by Egyptian authorities, accused of news reporting which was damaging to national security. In 2014, Greste was found guilty by the court, and sentenced to seven years' jail. In February 2015, a month after his retrial, Greste was deported and returned to Australia. Read more about Peter Greste in the Program Overview >>



AVM Smart-webAir Vice-Marshal (AVM), Dr Tracy Smart AM
Commander Joint Health (CJHLTH) and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force (SGADF)
Since joining the Royal Australian Air Force as a medical undergraduate in 1985, AVM Dr Smart has served as a Medical Officer and Senior Medical Officer at bases around Australia and overseas. She was promoted to AVM in 2015 and assumed the positions of CJHLTH and SGADF. She is now responsible for the provision of health care to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the health preparedness of the ADF for operations, and for providing strategic health advice to the ADF. Read more about AVM Dr Tracy Smart in the Program Overview >>


We want YOUR advice...come talk to our CEO

We are keen to find out what is important to you and how Rural Health West can help. Come talk with our Chief Executive Officer Tim Shackleton and members of our Board to discuss how we can support you to care for your communities. As places are limited for these 45 minute sessions, please register your interest as soon as possible. Session times are available on Page 11 of the Program Overview.

REGISTER NOW

Pre-conference workshop

Rural Health West REOT Perth

Please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.

Awards Dinner

DSA-2017-Awards-night-conference-banner

Long Service and Special Award recipients of the Doctors' Service Awards 2017 will be announced at the Awards Night and Gala Dinner.

To secure your booking for this event, please complete the booking form and return it to the Events team via email or fax (08) 6389 4501.

Download a print version of the Booking Form (PDF)
Download an electronic version of the Booking Form (Word)

When: Saturday 8 April 2017, 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Where: Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth
Dress: Cocktail 
Price: $120pp (includes meals, beverages and entertainment).
Full tables of 10 can be purchased for this event for $1,200.

This is a unique networking opportunity for you and your spouse/partner.
You do not have to be a delegate of the Annual Conference 2017 to attend this event.

Find out more information on the Doctors' Service Awards 2017
Guest speakers_ACevent-DSA17 

Annual Conference Family Program

Family Program

Download the Family Program and Registration form to register.


SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2017

MORNING

Children 0 to 4 years
Morning in-house care
 |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child

Children 5 to 12 years
Milktooth Art Project  |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child
Optional take home pack - $20 per pack
Create personalised Superhero comic books, polymer clay work, felt needling and own terrariums. 

Partners/spouses
Two feet and a Heartbeat Walking Tour  |  Perth City  |  $30 per person
Includes morning tea
Explore Perth's heritage precinct on this two-hour guided walking tour of Perth.


AFTERNOON

Children 0 to 4 years
Afternoon in-house care
  |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child

Children 5 to 12 years
Kidz Paradise
  |  Carlisle  |  $30 per child
Includes lunch
Travel by bus to a four-level indoor play centre.

SUNDAY 9 APRIL 2017

MORNING ONLY

Children 0 to 4 years
Morning in-house care
  |  Hyatt Regency, Perth  |  $30 per child

PLEASE NOTE
The Sunday Family Program is only available for children 0-4 years being cared for in-house.

For more information on the Annual Conference Family Program activities and to register, download the Family Program and Registration Form, alternatively you can register online.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

"With budget constraints and less opportunity to travel around the State, this is the best conference to connect with rural health practitioners in WA" - 2016 sponsor and exhibitor.
 
We have had an overwhelming response once again from companies wishing to exhibit at the Rural Health West Annual Conference and we are pleased to announce all the exhibition booths are SOLD OUT!

We would like to thank the following companies for their support and we hope you enjoy networking with these companies over the conference weekend.

ACRRM logo official colour
7806_WAPHA logo_RGB
HeartCare-WA_Sleep
Aspen Australia colour
 
BOQ Specialist
MDA National
GPHQ
Global Diagnostics
 
FujiFilm SonoSite
RDAWA-LOGO-180pxW
Perth Cardio Institute Logo
Roche blue logo
 
Indivior-Logo+Tag-RGB-72
TeamMed Logo
Pathwest-logo-rgb
novartis_logo
 
MSD LOGO cropped white
HESTA Logo
nl-tec-logo
Seqirus CSL
 
Mylan Logo cmyk
Mundipharma

 

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities

Awards Dinner Partner  $10,000 ex GST  One Only 
Conference App Partner   $4,500 ex GST One Only
Barista Cart Partner   $4,000 ex GST SOLD
Health Zone Partner  $4,000 ex GST One Only
Satchel Partner   $1,850 ex GST SOLD
Advertising in the conference program  from $650 ex GST  
Satchel insert  $500 ex GST  


VIEW THE SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES BROCHURE

For more information on sponsorship opportunities the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.

Rural Health West would like to thank Qantas for making it possible for rural doctors to hear Peter Greste speak at this year's Annual Conference and Awards Night and Gala Dinner.

Qantas Logo
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the Annual Conference 2017 contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.

General

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Perth
••••• 
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 
T: 08 9225 1234
W: perth.regency.hyatt.com 
Located by the beautiful Swan River, Hyatt Regency Perth is within close proximity to the East Perth shopping and business area, WACA Oval and walking and cycling tracks. The hotel’s convenient location on Adelaide Terrace allows you to take a moment to admire the city’s beauty in a short walk towards the main shopping precinct in Hay Street and Murray Street malls. Along the way, admire the historic St Georges Terrace and convention and entertainment centres.

This award winning 5 star hotel offers superior comfort in luxury accommodation and high convenience for guests through complimentary internet, fine cuisine with five restaurants and bars and leisure facilities.  

The hotel is approximately a 20 minute drive to Perth's international and domestic airports.

Rural Health West has secured a special rate of $195.00 per night for the conference weekend.


Travel Information

Rural Health West will provide travel support for currently practising doctors who work and live in rural and remote Western Australia and their spouses/partners.

Tickets booked prior to full registration payment being received by Rural Health West will not be authorised. 

Flights must be booked through Corporate Traveller. Fees for changes to tickets are not reimbursable by Rural Health West. Should you wish to travel to or from Perth outside of the specified conference dates, your fare can still be covered on condition that no additional expense to the organisation is incurred.
Please note: full attendance at the conference is a condition of payment of flights and travel reimbursement by Rural Health West. If you are not in attendance for the whole program, you will be invoiced for the cost of your travel.


Entitlements available to currently practising delegates
  • Air travel for doctor and spouse/partner
  • Fuel costs for transport from home town to conference venue and return when using private car*
  • Meals as specified during the conference program
  • Air travel for up to two children** will be considered in the following cases:
    - Doctor couples who both practise and register to attend the conference
    - Single parent doctors

* Please contact the Events team on 08 6389 4525 to discuss and obtain approval for fuel reimbursement.
** Please contact the Events team on 08 6389 4525 to discuss and obtain approval for air travel for children.

How to book flights:

After registering for the conference, please contact Corporate Traveller as soon as possible to book your flights by emailing Sue Dodd at sue.dodd@corporatetraveller.com.au with the following information:

  • Name of traveller as per personal ID
  • City/town departing from
  • Preferred dates of travel – am or pm preferred
  • Contact numbers – ideally a mobile and a landline
  • Any other requirements you have

Corporate Traveller will review the cheapest travel options available at your preferred time and date. 
Your tickets will be booked and ticketing will take place after details have been confirmed with you. If you have any further queries, Corporate Traveller can be contacted via telephone on 08 6466 5172.

Fuel reimbursement

For those delegates driving to Perth for the conference, a reimbursement form for fuel will be available for download in early 2017. Copies will be available on the day. Please ensure that original tax invoices are provided when submitting your claim to Rural Health West. EFTPOS receipts will not be accepted.

Non-reimbursable items

  • Flight arrangements not booked through Corporate Traveller
  • Flight changes
  • Accommodation and all related expenses (accommodation rates have been negotiated with the conference venue)
  • Children’s travel unless approved by Events Coordinator
  • Taxi charges
  • Parking fees
  • Hire cars
  • Mileage allowance for private vehicles
  • Meals other than specified in the conference program
  • Conference registration fee
  • Family Support Program and babysitting fees

It is important to note that if you wish to make a claim, the form MUST be completed and sent to Rural Health West NO LATER than Thursday 27 April 2017 otherwise your reimbursement will not be claimable or processed.

Please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.