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Aboriginal Health Conference 2018

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WA Country Health Service





"I enjoyed all of the sessions that I attended, there is always going to be a cross-over and you can't attend everything. I found most of the presenters engaging and knowledgeable and every session gave me something to think about. Thank you." – 2018 delegate



The Aboriginal Health Conference Health is in your hands provided an opportunity for rural medical and health practitioners to share in ways they can educate and empower their Aboriginal patients to take control of their own health.

Professor Helen Milroy of The University of Western Australia opened the conference with an insightful keynote presentation on her findings from the Royal Commission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander well-being was discussed in an impressive address by Professor Patricia Dudgeon from The University of Western Australia. Dr Samuel Goodwin of Alice Springs Hospital and Central Australia Health Service delivered the final keynote speech and provided delegates with an update on telehealth and the positive difference it can make in patients lives.

In addition to the three keynote presentations, delegates also had the choice of attending a variety of clinical updates, case study discussions and workshops.


Family program 

This year’s Aboriginal Health Conference Family Program provided a range of activities for spouses, partners and children to meet new rural medical families and build on existing friendships. Activities included an Optus Stadium tour, cooking class, shopping, a trip to Latitude, the movies and Scitech.

If you would like further information on the family program, please email the Family Program Coordinator or call 08 6389 4500.


 



 

Rural Health West would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2018 Aboriginal Health Conference:

Gold Sponsor Bayer Australia 
Silver Sponsor Eli Lilly Australia

Exhibition booths sold out in 2018. Register your interest to exhibit at the 2019 Aboriginal Health Conference here.


Fuel reimbursement

If you drove to Perth for the conference, you are eligible for a reimbursement for your fuel expenses to and from your home town to Perth. A Reimbursement Form will need to be completed and posted or emailed to the Events Team at Rural Health West by Friday 3 August 2018. Please ensure original tax invoices are provided when submitting your claim. EFTPOS receipts will not be accepted.

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
We would like to thank all of the speakers that presented at the Aboriginal Health Conference. 

Speakers that have provided consent for their presentation to be made available are listed below.

Sean George Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Hessom Razavi             Practical ophthalmology in the rural setting
Sandra Thompson Factors affecting the retention of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce 

About

2018-AHC-ED-icon-no-square

WA Country Health Service





"I enjoyed all of the sessions that I attended, there is always going to be a cross-over and you can't attend everything. I found most of the presenters engaging and knowledgeable and every session gave me something to think about. Thank you." – 2018 delegate



The Aboriginal Health Conference Health is in your hands provided an opportunity for rural medical and health practitioners to share in ways they can educate and empower their Aboriginal patients to take control of their own health.

Professor Helen Milroy of The University of Western Australia opened the conference with an insightful keynote presentation on her findings from the Royal Commission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander well-being was discussed in an impressive address by Professor Patricia Dudgeon from The University of Western Australia. Dr Samuel Goodwin of Alice Springs Hospital and Central Australia Health Service delivered the final keynote speech and provided delegates with an update on telehealth and the positive difference it can make in patients lives.

In addition to the three keynote presentations, delegates also had the choice of attending a variety of clinical updates, case study discussions and workshops.


Family program 

This year’s Aboriginal Health Conference Family Program provided a range of activities for spouses, partners and children to meet new rural medical families and build on existing friendships. Activities included an Optus Stadium tour, cooking class, shopping, a trip to Latitude, the movies and Scitech.

If you would like further information on the family program, please email the Family Program Coordinator or call 08 6389 4500.


 



 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Rural Health West would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2018 Aboriginal Health Conference:

Gold Sponsor Bayer Australia 
Silver Sponsor Eli Lilly Australia

Exhibition booths sold out in 2018. Register your interest to exhibit at the 2019 Aboriginal Health Conference here.


General

Fuel reimbursement

If you drove to Perth for the conference, you are eligible for a reimbursement for your fuel expenses to and from your home town to Perth. A Reimbursement Form will need to be completed and posted or emailed to the Events Team at Rural Health West by Friday 3 August 2018. Please ensure original tax invoices are provided when submitting your claim. EFTPOS receipts will not be accepted.

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

Presentations

We would like to thank all of the speakers that presented at the Aboriginal Health Conference. 

Speakers that have provided consent for their presentation to be made available are listed below.

Sean George Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Hessom Razavi             Practical ophthalmology in the rural setting
Sandra Thompson Factors affecting the retention of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce 

Contact Information

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