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Annual Conference 2017

Event Details

    

Almost 200 rural general practitioners, junior doctors and medical students attended the Annual Conference 2017 on 8 and 9 April 2017, making it one of the most successful conferences Rural Health West has hosted in Perth. This year’s annual conference theme Embracing the unexpected – the unpredictable world of rural health, gave delegates the rare opportunity to hear from Air-Vice Marshal Dr Tracy Smart AM, and foreign correspondent Peter Greste, on how they have dealt with uncertainty and overcome physical and mental challenges throughout their career.

Rural Heath West Chief Executive Officer Tim Shackleton said he hopes hearing stories and advice from the keynote speakers inspired delegates.  

“Leading such a diverse and unpredictable career can be both a blessing and a challenge,” said Tim.

“Rural doctors often do it tougher than their metropolitan counterparts. Professional isolation is one of their greatest challenges, with resilience, adaptability and good support systems acting as important protective and supportive factors.

“We hope the opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers provided our delegates with some different perspectives on how others have dealt with unpredictable situations,” he said.

The Annual Conference included presentations and clinical workshops on topics such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, managing methamphetamine use, Ear, Nose and Throat emergencies, and guided ultrasounds, to support doctors to provide this care to their patients closer to home. 

To express interest in attending the 2018 event please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.
"This conference was one of the best that you have done. The range and depth of education was great in my opinion. Well done." 
2017 delegate

73% of delegates said that their learning needs were entirely met.

The 2017 Doctors' Service Awards Night and Gala Dinner was a sell out event and we thank everyone who attended. Guests enjoyed hearing of Peter Greste's experience 'Embracing the Unexpected' in an Egyptian prison and being entertained by General Practitioner and stand up comedian Dr Ahmed 'Doctor in the House' whilst celebrating the dedicated service and accomplishment of medical practitioners in rural Western Australia.

For more information, please contact the Events team via email or phone (08) 6389 4500.

  

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 would like to thank the following companies for their support and we hope you enjoyed 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

 

Would you like to be kept up to date about the 2018 Annual Conference? If so, 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.

Rural Health West would like to thank all the presenters that gave their time over the weekend to present to our delegates. 


We have been given permission for the following presentations to be placed on our website. This listing will be updated as permissions are received.

Presenter Title
Narelle Hadlow   Interactive case-based interpretation of commonly viewed biochemistry results  
Yusuf Nagree Chest pain - the approach to patients with chest pain
Michael Davis Which anticoagulant for which patient in nonvalvular AF
Sarah Smith Contraceptive counselling 
David Blacker Stroke management and rehabilitation 
Colin Somerville What's new in paediatric allergy?
Gavan White White, Gavan - Shoulder Injury


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

About

Almost 200 rural general practitioners, junior doctors and medical students attended the Annual Conference 2017 on 8 and 9 April 2017, making it one of the most successful conferences Rural Health West has hosted in Perth. This year’s annual conference theme Embracing the unexpected – the unpredictable world of rural health, gave delegates the rare opportunity to hear from Air-Vice Marshal Dr Tracy Smart AM, and foreign correspondent Peter Greste, on how they have dealt with uncertainty and overcome physical and mental challenges throughout their career.

Rural Heath West Chief Executive Officer Tim Shackleton said he hopes hearing stories and advice from the keynote speakers inspired delegates.  

“Leading such a diverse and unpredictable career can be both a blessing and a challenge,” said Tim.

“Rural doctors often do it tougher than their metropolitan counterparts. Professional isolation is one of their greatest challenges, with resilience, adaptability and good support systems acting as important protective and supportive factors.

“We hope the opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers provided our delegates with some different perspectives on how others have dealt with unpredictable situations,” he said.

The Annual Conference included presentations and clinical workshops on topics such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, managing methamphetamine use, Ear, Nose and Throat emergencies, and guided ultrasounds, to support doctors to provide this care to their patients closer to home. 

To express interest in attending the 2018 event please contact the Events Team or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.

Program & Speakers

"This conference was one of the best that you have done. The range and depth of education was great in my opinion. Well done." 
2017 delegate

73% of delegates said that their learning needs were entirely met.

Awards Dinner

The 2017 Doctors' Service Awards Night and Gala Dinner was a sell out event and we thank everyone who attended. Guests enjoyed hearing of Peter Greste's experience 'Embracing the Unexpected' in an Egyptian prison and being entertained by General Practitioner and stand up comedian Dr Ahmed 'Doctor in the House' whilst celebrating the dedicated service and accomplishment of medical practitioners in rural Western Australia.

For more information, please contact the Events team via email or phone (08) 6389 4500.

  

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 would like to thank the following companies for their support and we hope you enjoyed 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

 

Would you like to be kept up to date about the 2018 Annual Conference? If so, 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.

Presentations

Rural Health West would like to thank all the presenters that gave their time over the weekend to present to our delegates. 


We have been given permission for the following presentations to be placed on our website. This listing will be updated as permissions are received.

Presenter Title
Narelle Hadlow   Interactive case-based interpretation of commonly viewed biochemistry results  
Yusuf Nagree Chest pain - the approach to patients with chest pain
Michael Davis Which anticoagulant for which patient in nonvalvular AF
Sarah Smith Contraceptive counselling 
David Blacker Stroke management and rehabilitation 
Colin Somerville What's new in paediatric allergy?
Gavan White White, Gavan - Shoulder Injury


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

Annual Conference 2017

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