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Annual Conference 2018

Event Details

    

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The livelihood of many rural communities is driven by the boom or bust cycle of primary industry, which places rural populations at greater risk of poor mental health. Dedicated mental health services in rural locations are often sparse or pushed to capacity which can limit the ability for primary health practitioners to help patients access the care they need.

Breaking down the barriers in the bush – mental healthcare for our rural communities is an opportunity for rural medical and health practitioners to hear from mental health leaders and advocates about the latest services and treatments, share their personal insights, and enhance their skills and abilities to successfully care for patients with mental health issues. 

Who should attend?

Aimed at providing education and training to rural medical practitioners, the Annual Conference is open to:
  • Medical practitioners
  • Registrars
  • Specialists
  • Medical students

Conference Registration Fees

Category  Early bird (by 10/03/2018)  Standard (later than 10/03/2018)
 General practitioners and specialists $600
$660
 Registrars $500 $550
 Students $250
$300
 Other $600
$660

All prices quoted include GST

Program

The conference theme Breaking down the barriers in the bush – mental healthcare for our rural communities will address prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery across a broad spectrum of mental disorders.

With engaging keynotes and clinical updates as well as case studies, small group discussions and workshops, the conference offers a collaborative platform of discussion for rural medical practitioners.

 A copy of the Program Overview will be available soon.

Keynote speakers

Dr Ahmed Kazmi-Rural Health West Annual Conference-18 

Dr Ahmed Kazmi

 Dr Ahmed Kazmi is a British GP and comedian who splits his time between the United Kingdom and Australia.
 
He has performed at several prestigious international Fringe and Comedy Festivals and regularly speaks to doctors about self care and mental health wellbeing. 

Dr Ahmed is currently performing Cabaret Consultations at the 2018 Fringe Festival in Perth. After titillating and amusing us with his sell-out comedy show Doctor in the House at the 2017 Fringe Festival, he is back with a more visceral, more musical offering. Cabaret Consultations looks at how a doctor is made and the human dilemmas he faces.

Dr Ahmed performed at the 2017 Rural Health West Awards Gala Dinner and is very excited to speak on the important topic of maintaining good mental health in a high pressure and isolating profession to his rural colleagues. 
 
 Jelena Dokic-Rural Health West Annual conference-18

 Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic started playing tennis when she was six years old and quickly became the national champion in multiple age groups; however, the war erupted in former Yugoslavia and the family was forced to flee. She and her family were refugees before settling in Australia when she was 11 years old. 

At the age of 15, Jelena won the Hopman Cup for Australia partnering with Mark Philippoussis. Her rise continued as she reached the semi-final of Wimbledon the following yearat the age of 17. Jelena’s latter part of her career was riddled with injury and illness which forced her to retire early.

She has penned the best-selling autobiography Unbreakable, a book which details her career and her life, the struggles of being a refugee, dealing with poverty, racism, bullying, and discrimination. She also talks about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered and about dealing with heavy depression.

 Steven Bradbury-Rural Health West Annual Conference-18

Steven Bradbury 

It was 90 seconds that defined an athlete’s career, divided popular opinion, and went down in Australian sporting folklore, as speed skater Steven Bradbury, then aged 28, came from behind to scoop a surprise win in the men’s 1000m final at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

As the figure in green and gold glided over the finish line, the other four finalists disentangled themselves after tumbling in a nasty fall.
It was the culmination of years of hard work at a highly competitive level, including three prior Olympic Games, representing Australia at World Championships and recovering from two potentially career-ending injuries.

Steven tells an amazingly inspirational story of triumph over adversity, of how he underwent years of obsessive training, pain, setbacks, sacrifice and injury and of how he armed himself with the information and tools he needed to achieve this amazing success.

 

Family program

You are invited to attend an ENGAGING, EDUCATIONAL and SOCIAL partners and family program. 

To confirm your place REGISTER NOW! Download the Registration brochure here.

Any queries, please email the Family Program Coordinator or call 08 6389 4564.

Partner's program 

Partners in Practice Management: Priorities for 2018

Saturday 24 March  | 8.45am-3.00pm
Price: $50 per person

For the first time the Family Support Program will partner with Practice Assist to deliver a six hour education session for partners who are actively involved in the business management of general practice. 

Including: Standards for General Practices, changes to the Practice Incentives Program, understanding the Health Care Home, implementing the My Health Record, using Health Pathways, HR and MBS updates, this valuable session will provide the ideal opportunity to network with other partners in practice and meet the Practice Assist team.

A round of golf anyone?

Saturday 24 March  | 8.45am-2.30pm
Price: $40 per person

Spend the morning at one of the best public golf facilities in Australia – Wembley Golf Course. Time for 9 holes of golf or perfect your swing at the Australia’s biggest and best automated driving range. Relax afterwards with a drink or meal while overlooking the lush golf green and bushland. 

We have organised a bus to get your there and home again!

Purchasing, pampering or just browsing - Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Saturday 24 March  | 8.45am-2.30pm Price: No charge
Let us drop you at the door and collect you 4 hours later – bags and all! 

Karrinyup Shopping Centre has over 180 specialty stores and is home to Myer, David Jones, Big W and a number beauty, hair, massage and nail salons.  Child free and the Gala dinner that night – will 4 hours be enough!?

Smartphone photography course

Saturday 24 March  | 9.30am-12.00pm
Price: $70 per person

Learn to use your smartphone camera and make every shot count. This two hour course teaches you how to take great shots using different techniques and making the most of the numerous photography apps on the market. Bring your own smartphone equipped with camera function, comfortable walking shoes and sense of adventure as you will discover alley ways, murals and parts of Perth you never knew existed on this walking course.

*Meet and mingle - calling ALL partners!*

Saturday 24 March  | 3.00pm-4.30pm
Price: No charge

A light hearted, child free, 1.5 hours to socialise with one another and share experiences, laughs and build our community of support. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones, all of whom are in the same situation as you – partners of medical practitioners living in a remote, rural or regional location. The invitation is open to all  - those who are new to Western Australia along with those of you who have been living in the regions for ‘a while’.

Although there is no formal Family Program for partners on Sunday 25 March, the following are options you may wish to pursue yourselves. 

  • Enjoy what the Hyatt Regency Perth has to offer: tennis court, swimming pool and bikes for hire.
  • Perth Upmarket is on 10.00am-4.00pm with free entry at the University of Western Australia. The market brings together over 150 of Perth's premier Artisians under one roof to sell their wares.
  • Walk or ride around the Swan River. Bridge to bridge is 10 kilometres of glorious scenery with well place coffee destinations along the way.
  • The Gluten Free Expo is taking place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9.00am-4.00pm with tickets available at the door. The expo showcases the latest gluten free foods available to discover, sample and purchase.


Kid's program 

In house care (0-4 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  Morning session 8.30am-1.00pm
Saturday 24 March  |  Afternoon session 1.00pm-5.00pm
Sunday 25 March  |  Morning session 8.45am-1.00pm
Price: $30 per child per session (includes morning/afternoon tea, lunch and fully qualified care)

Cared for by qualified, kind, fun caregivers your child will have toys, morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided in an allocated Hyatt Regency Perth hotel room. There will be a quiet adjoining room for sleeping if required. We ask that parents provide nappies, drink bottles (including formula) and your child’s comforters. 

Optional extra for 2-4 year olds: With written parent permission (form will be sent on confirmation of registration), 2-4 year olds may walk to Langley Park with their qualified caregivers for an outdoor play. Weather permitting.
 

Coloso craft (5-12 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  8.30am-1.00pm
Price: $30 per child (includes all materials, morning tea, lunch and full supervision)

Craft and create a puppet with personality! Design, draw, make, play, and transform your puppet into a character beyond your wildest imagination.

Coding and mini-bots (7-12 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  8.30am-1.00pm
Price: $30 per child (includes all materials, morning tea, lunch and full supervision)

Build both a Milli and Micro bot, learn about electronics and mechanics, savvy python coding skills and cool virtual robotic coding software to program your robot for the Wackiest Move competition. All computers and robot parts provided with Milli-bots to take home. 
 
If your child would like to take their MICROBOT home, they must be pre-ordered. Microbots are $109.00 each

Inflatable World (4-12 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  1.00pm-5.00pm
Price: $30 per child (includes private bus transport to and from Inflatable World and afternoon tea)

Prepare for high energy, maximum activity! It’s all about having fun, bouncing and playing at one of Australia’s biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds. 4 year olds who would like to join the fun, will have access to the under 5’s special area. 

SOCKS REQUIRED! 

Nature Play (4-12 year olds)

Parents are welcome to join us if they wish!
Sunday 25 March  |  8.30am-1.00pm
Price: $40 per child and $15 per adult (includes private bus transport, morning tea and lunch)

Let’s get outside!
Educators from Nature Play WA will resource a local outdoor space, just for us, with objects and tools children might need live out their adventure. Providing an opportunity to play, build nature awareness and work together, we will build cubbies, paint and hide rocks, get messy with clay, mud and water play. Suitable for the little and big – with challenges to match!
 

WA Country Doctors Awards 2018-Gala Dinner-icon-event

WA Country Doctors' Awards Gala Dinner

Presented by Rural Health West and the WA Country Health Service


This night of nights for rural doctors, presented by Rural Health West and the WA Country Health Service, recognises the achievements in medical care from doctors and specialists in rural and remote parts of the State, and doctors who have provided 20, 30, 40 years of service to country communities.

The WA Country Doctors' Awards Gala Dinner promises to be a brilliant evening and is expected to be another sell-out event. Join us in celebrating with your rural colleagues.

Tickets can be purchased through the Annual Conference registration process or by completing the booking form and returning it to Rural Health West.

When: Saturday 24 March 2017, 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Perth
Tickets: $120.00 per person (includes three-course dinner, beverages and entertainment)
Guest speaker: Olympian speed skater Steven Bradbury

 Rural Health West Doctors Awards Gala Dinner Speaker-Steven Bradbury
Speed skater Steven Bradbury collected the most unlikely, unthinkable gold medal in the history of the Olympics.
Steven will tell an amazingly inspirational story of triumph over adversity, of how he underwent years of obsessive training, pain, setbacks, sacrifice and life-threatening injuries and of how he armed himself with the information and tools he needed to achieve this amazing success.
His story is combined with some Aussie larrikin, a little political incorrectness and some proper bell laughs.

 

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Becoming a partner at this conference is a unique opportunity to interact with delegates from mostly remote locations and showcase your products and services. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for the Annual Conference 2018, these are outlined in the Sponsorship Prospectus. Click here to download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus.

Exhibition booths are now sold out. To discuss alternative opportunities to be involved with the Annual Conference, please contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.

Rural Health West would like to thank the following organisations for their support of the Annual Conference 2018.

Silver sponsor

Indivior-Logo-Rural Health West Annual Conference 2018 

Barista Cart sponsor

RACGP-Logo-Rural Health West Annual Conference 2018


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.
WACHS-and-Aus Gov Dept of Health-funded by-logos-250
Rural Health West's Annual Conference 2018 is made possible through funding from the WA Country Health Service and the Australian Government Department of Health.

Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Perth (5 star conference venue)
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000
T: 08 9225 1234

Standard King Rooms are available from $167 per night. A full breakfast is available daily in the café for $25 per person. To make a booking please call Hyatt Reservations on 13 12 34 and quote the group code G-DFHL.

Please note  For those delegates not staying at the Hyatt Regency Perth, please note that it is your responsibility to pay for transport costs to and from the conference venue whilst you are in Perth. Rural Health West does not reimburse travel costs to and from the conference venue by private vehicle, taxi or other transport while in Perth.

Travel

Rural Health West will provide the following travel support for currently practising general practitioners who work and live in rural and remote Western Australia.
• Fuel reimbursement; or
• Air travel for doctor and spouse/partner; and
• Air travel for up to two children* will be considered in the following cases:
• Doctor couples who both practice and register to attend the conference
• Single parent doctors

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

Fuel reimbursement

If you will be driving to Perth for the conference, you are eligible for a reimbursement for your fuel expenses to and from Perth to your home town. A Reimbursement Form will need to be completed and posted to the Events Team at Rural Health West by Friday 13 April 2018 to ensure our Accounts team can process your fuel reimbursement promptly. Please ensure that original tax invoices are provided when submitting your claim. EFTPOS receipts will not be accepted.

Flights

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 no additional expense to the organisation is incurred.

After registering for the forum, please contact Corporate Traveller as soon as possible to book your flights by emailing Cara Bradbury with the following information:
• Name of traveller/s as per personal ID
• City/town of departure
• Preferred dates and times of travel 
• Contact numbers – ideally a mobile and a landline
• Any other requirements you have

Tickets will be booked as per your request and ticketing will take place after details have been confirmed with you. If you have further queries, Corporate Traveller can be contacted via telephone on 08 6466 5172.
 

Parking

Self-parking is available at the Hyatt Regency at a rate of $30.00* per night. Valet parking is also available at the hotel at a rate of $45* per night. For all other parking options please visit the City of Perth Parking website www.cityofperthparking.com.au. 

*Parking rates are subject to change. 

Public transport

The Hyatt Regency is a 25 minute walk from Perth Train Station.

Perth’s Central Area Transit (CAT) free bus services operate throughout the CBD and city fringes. Please see Central Area Transit (CAT) free bus service map here. 

For more information about Perth’s public transport please visit Transperth.

Non-reimbursable items

Rural Health West is unable to reimburse the following 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 the Events Team
• Taxi charges
• Parking fees
• Hire cars
• Mileage allowance for private vehicles
• Meals other than specified in the conference program
• Conference registration fee
• Family program and babysitting fees
 

Cancellation policy

If conference registration is cancelled by 23 February 2018, a full refund is given. If registration is cancelled after 23 February 2018, a refund of 50 per cent is given. Refunds will not be issued for any registrations cancelled after 16 March 2018.

About

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The livelihood of many rural communities is driven by the boom or bust cycle of primary industry, which places rural populations at greater risk of poor mental health. Dedicated mental health services in rural locations are often sparse or pushed to capacity which can limit the ability for primary health practitioners to help patients access the care they need.

Breaking down the barriers in the bush – mental healthcare for our rural communities is an opportunity for rural medical and health practitioners to hear from mental health leaders and advocates about the latest services and treatments, share their personal insights, and enhance their skills and abilities to successfully care for patients with mental health issues. 

Who should attend?

Aimed at providing education and training to rural medical practitioners, the Annual Conference is open to:
  • Medical practitioners
  • Registrars
  • Specialists
  • Medical students

Conference Registration Fees

Category  Early bird (by 10/03/2018)  Standard (later than 10/03/2018)
 General practitioners and specialists $600
$660
 Registrars $500 $550
 Students $250
$300
 Other $600
$660

All prices quoted include GST

Program & Speakers

Program

The conference theme Breaking down the barriers in the bush – mental healthcare for our rural communities will address prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery across a broad spectrum of mental disorders.

With engaging keynotes and clinical updates as well as case studies, small group discussions and workshops, the conference offers a collaborative platform of discussion for rural medical practitioners.

 A copy of the Program Overview will be available soon.

Keynote speakers

Dr Ahmed Kazmi-Rural Health West Annual Conference-18 

Dr Ahmed Kazmi

 Dr Ahmed Kazmi is a British GP and comedian who splits his time between the United Kingdom and Australia.
 
He has performed at several prestigious international Fringe and Comedy Festivals and regularly speaks to doctors about self care and mental health wellbeing. 

Dr Ahmed is currently performing Cabaret Consultations at the 2018 Fringe Festival in Perth. After titillating and amusing us with his sell-out comedy show Doctor in the House at the 2017 Fringe Festival, he is back with a more visceral, more musical offering. Cabaret Consultations looks at how a doctor is made and the human dilemmas he faces.

Dr Ahmed performed at the 2017 Rural Health West Awards Gala Dinner and is very excited to speak on the important topic of maintaining good mental health in a high pressure and isolating profession to his rural colleagues. 
 
 Jelena Dokic-Rural Health West Annual conference-18

 Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic started playing tennis when she was six years old and quickly became the national champion in multiple age groups; however, the war erupted in former Yugoslavia and the family was forced to flee. She and her family were refugees before settling in Australia when she was 11 years old. 

At the age of 15, Jelena won the Hopman Cup for Australia partnering with Mark Philippoussis. Her rise continued as she reached the semi-final of Wimbledon the following yearat the age of 17. Jelena’s latter part of her career was riddled with injury and illness which forced her to retire early.

She has penned the best-selling autobiography Unbreakable, a book which details her career and her life, the struggles of being a refugee, dealing with poverty, racism, bullying, and discrimination. She also talks about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered and about dealing with heavy depression.

 Steven Bradbury-Rural Health West Annual Conference-18

Steven Bradbury 

It was 90 seconds that defined an athlete’s career, divided popular opinion, and went down in Australian sporting folklore, as speed skater Steven Bradbury, then aged 28, came from behind to scoop a surprise win in the men’s 1000m final at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

As the figure in green and gold glided over the finish line, the other four finalists disentangled themselves after tumbling in a nasty fall.
It was the culmination of years of hard work at a highly competitive level, including three prior Olympic Games, representing Australia at World Championships and recovering from two potentially career-ending injuries.

Steven tells an amazingly inspirational story of triumph over adversity, of how he underwent years of obsessive training, pain, setbacks, sacrifice and injury and of how he armed himself with the information and tools he needed to achieve this amazing success.

 

Awards Dinner

WA Country Doctors Awards 2018-Gala Dinner-icon-event

WA Country Doctors' Awards Gala Dinner

Presented by Rural Health West and the WA Country Health Service


This night of nights for rural doctors, presented by Rural Health West and the WA Country Health Service, recognises the achievements in medical care from doctors and specialists in rural and remote parts of the State, and doctors who have provided 20, 30, 40 years of service to country communities.

The WA Country Doctors' Awards Gala Dinner promises to be a brilliant evening and is expected to be another sell-out event. Join us in celebrating with your rural colleagues.

Tickets can be purchased through the Annual Conference registration process or by completing the booking form and returning it to Rural Health West.

When: Saturday 24 March 2017, 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Perth
Tickets: $120.00 per person (includes three-course dinner, beverages and entertainment)
Guest speaker: Olympian speed skater Steven Bradbury

 Rural Health West Doctors Awards Gala Dinner Speaker-Steven Bradbury
Speed skater Steven Bradbury collected the most unlikely, unthinkable gold medal in the history of the Olympics.
Steven will tell an amazingly inspirational story of triumph over adversity, of how he underwent years of obsessive training, pain, setbacks, sacrifice and life-threatening injuries and of how he armed himself with the information and tools he needed to achieve this amazing success.
His story is combined with some Aussie larrikin, a little political incorrectness and some proper bell laughs.

 

Family program

You are invited to attend an ENGAGING, EDUCATIONAL and SOCIAL partners and family program. 

To confirm your place REGISTER NOW! Download the Registration brochure here.

Any queries, please email the Family Program Coordinator or call 08 6389 4564.

Partner's program 

Partners in Practice Management: Priorities for 2018

Saturday 24 March  | 8.45am-3.00pm
Price: $50 per person

For the first time the Family Support Program will partner with Practice Assist to deliver a six hour education session for partners who are actively involved in the business management of general practice. 

Including: Standards for General Practices, changes to the Practice Incentives Program, understanding the Health Care Home, implementing the My Health Record, using Health Pathways, HR and MBS updates, this valuable session will provide the ideal opportunity to network with other partners in practice and meet the Practice Assist team.

A round of golf anyone?

Saturday 24 March  | 8.45am-2.30pm
Price: $40 per person

Spend the morning at one of the best public golf facilities in Australia – Wembley Golf Course. Time for 9 holes of golf or perfect your swing at the Australia’s biggest and best automated driving range. Relax afterwards with a drink or meal while overlooking the lush golf green and bushland. 

We have organised a bus to get your there and home again!

Purchasing, pampering or just browsing - Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Saturday 24 March  | 8.45am-2.30pm Price: No charge
Let us drop you at the door and collect you 4 hours later – bags and all! 

Karrinyup Shopping Centre has over 180 specialty stores and is home to Myer, David Jones, Big W and a number beauty, hair, massage and nail salons.  Child free and the Gala dinner that night – will 4 hours be enough!?

Smartphone photography course

Saturday 24 March  | 9.30am-12.00pm
Price: $70 per person

Learn to use your smartphone camera and make every shot count. This two hour course teaches you how to take great shots using different techniques and making the most of the numerous photography apps on the market. Bring your own smartphone equipped with camera function, comfortable walking shoes and sense of adventure as you will discover alley ways, murals and parts of Perth you never knew existed on this walking course.

*Meet and mingle - calling ALL partners!*

Saturday 24 March  | 3.00pm-4.30pm
Price: No charge

A light hearted, child free, 1.5 hours to socialise with one another and share experiences, laughs and build our community of support. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones, all of whom are in the same situation as you – partners of medical practitioners living in a remote, rural or regional location. The invitation is open to all  - those who are new to Western Australia along with those of you who have been living in the regions for ‘a while’.

Although there is no formal Family Program for partners on Sunday 25 March, the following are options you may wish to pursue yourselves. 

  • Enjoy what the Hyatt Regency Perth has to offer: tennis court, swimming pool and bikes for hire.
  • Perth Upmarket is on 10.00am-4.00pm with free entry at the University of Western Australia. The market brings together over 150 of Perth's premier Artisians under one roof to sell their wares.
  • Walk or ride around the Swan River. Bridge to bridge is 10 kilometres of glorious scenery with well place coffee destinations along the way.
  • The Gluten Free Expo is taking place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9.00am-4.00pm with tickets available at the door. The expo showcases the latest gluten free foods available to discover, sample and purchase.


Kid's program 

In house care (0-4 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  Morning session 8.30am-1.00pm
Saturday 24 March  |  Afternoon session 1.00pm-5.00pm
Sunday 25 March  |  Morning session 8.45am-1.00pm
Price: $30 per child per session (includes morning/afternoon tea, lunch and fully qualified care)

Cared for by qualified, kind, fun caregivers your child will have toys, morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided in an allocated Hyatt Regency Perth hotel room. There will be a quiet adjoining room for sleeping if required. We ask that parents provide nappies, drink bottles (including formula) and your child’s comforters. 

Optional extra for 2-4 year olds: With written parent permission (form will be sent on confirmation of registration), 2-4 year olds may walk to Langley Park with their qualified caregivers for an outdoor play. Weather permitting.
 

Coloso craft (5-12 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  8.30am-1.00pm
Price: $30 per child (includes all materials, morning tea, lunch and full supervision)

Craft and create a puppet with personality! Design, draw, make, play, and transform your puppet into a character beyond your wildest imagination.

Coding and mini-bots (7-12 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  8.30am-1.00pm
Price: $30 per child (includes all materials, morning tea, lunch and full supervision)

Build both a Milli and Micro bot, learn about electronics and mechanics, savvy python coding skills and cool virtual robotic coding software to program your robot for the Wackiest Move competition. All computers and robot parts provided with Milli-bots to take home. 
 
If your child would like to take their MICROBOT home, they must be pre-ordered. Microbots are $109.00 each

Inflatable World (4-12 year olds)

Saturday 24 March  |  1.00pm-5.00pm
Price: $30 per child (includes private bus transport to and from Inflatable World and afternoon tea)

Prepare for high energy, maximum activity! It’s all about having fun, bouncing and playing at one of Australia’s biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds. 4 year olds who would like to join the fun, will have access to the under 5’s special area. 

SOCKS REQUIRED! 

Nature Play (4-12 year olds)

Parents are welcome to join us if they wish!
Sunday 25 March  |  8.30am-1.00pm
Price: $40 per child and $15 per adult (includes private bus transport, morning tea and lunch)

Let’s get outside!
Educators from Nature Play WA will resource a local outdoor space, just for us, with objects and tools children might need live out their adventure. Providing an opportunity to play, build nature awareness and work together, we will build cubbies, paint and hide rocks, get messy with clay, mud and water play. Suitable for the little and big – with challenges to match!
 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Becoming a partner at this conference is a unique opportunity to interact with delegates from mostly remote locations and showcase your products and services. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for the Annual Conference 2018, these are outlined in the Sponsorship Prospectus. Click here to download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus.

Exhibition booths are now sold out. To discuss alternative opportunities to be involved with the Annual Conference, please contact the Events team or telephone 08 6389 4500.

Rural Health West would like to thank the following organisations for their support of the Annual Conference 2018.

Silver sponsor

Indivior-Logo-Rural Health West Annual Conference 2018 

Barista Cart sponsor

RACGP-Logo-Rural Health West Annual Conference 2018


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.
WACHS-and-Aus Gov Dept of Health-funded by-logos-250
Rural Health West's Annual Conference 2018 is made possible through funding from the WA Country Health Service and the Australian Government Department of Health.

General

Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Perth (5 star conference venue)
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000
T: 08 9225 1234

Standard King Rooms are available from $167 per night. A full breakfast is available daily in the café for $25 per person. To make a booking please call Hyatt Reservations on 13 12 34 and quote the group code G-DFHL.

Please note  For those delegates not staying at the Hyatt Regency Perth, please note that it is your responsibility to pay for transport costs to and from the conference venue whilst you are in Perth. Rural Health West does not reimburse travel costs to and from the conference venue by private vehicle, taxi or other transport while in Perth.

Travel

Rural Health West will provide the following travel support for currently practising general practitioners who work and live in rural and remote Western Australia.
• Fuel reimbursement; or
• Air travel for doctor and spouse/partner; and
• Air travel for up to two children* will be considered in the following cases:
• Doctor couples who both practice and register to attend the conference
• Single parent doctors

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

Fuel reimbursement

If you will be driving to Perth for the conference, you are eligible for a reimbursement for your fuel expenses to and from Perth to your home town. A Reimbursement Form will need to be completed and posted to the Events Team at Rural Health West by Friday 13 April 2018 to ensure our Accounts team can process your fuel reimbursement promptly. Please ensure that original tax invoices are provided when submitting your claim. EFTPOS receipts will not be accepted.

Flights

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 no additional expense to the organisation is incurred.

After registering for the forum, please contact Corporate Traveller as soon as possible to book your flights by emailing Cara Bradbury with the following information:
• Name of traveller/s as per personal ID
• City/town of departure
• Preferred dates and times of travel 
• Contact numbers – ideally a mobile and a landline
• Any other requirements you have

Tickets will be booked as per your request and ticketing will take place after details have been confirmed with you. If you have further queries, Corporate Traveller can be contacted via telephone on 08 6466 5172.
 

Parking

Self-parking is available at the Hyatt Regency at a rate of $30.00* per night. Valet parking is also available at the hotel at a rate of $45* per night. For all other parking options please visit the City of Perth Parking website www.cityofperthparking.com.au. 

*Parking rates are subject to change. 

Public transport

The Hyatt Regency is a 25 minute walk from Perth Train Station.

Perth’s Central Area Transit (CAT) free bus services operate throughout the CBD and city fringes. Please see Central Area Transit (CAT) free bus service map here. 

For more information about Perth’s public transport please visit Transperth.

Non-reimbursable items

Rural Health West is unable to reimburse the following 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 the Events Team
• Taxi charges
• Parking fees
• Hire cars
• Mileage allowance for private vehicles
• Meals other than specified in the conference program
• Conference registration fee
• Family program and babysitting fees
 

Cancellation policy

If conference registration is cancelled by 23 February 2018, a full refund is given. If registration is cancelled after 23 February 2018, a refund of 50 per cent is given. Refunds will not be issued for any registrations cancelled after 16 March 2018.

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