Aspire Together - Achieve Together
Developing strong commitments to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in rural and remote communities.
The Rural Health West annual Aboriginal Health Conference is a leading conference in this field, attracting over 150 delegates from around Australia.
Registrations now open Please click on the Register Now button for online registration, and you can download the Program Overview (including Family Program) to the right (please note file size is 4MB).
Rural Health West is pleased to be welcoming the following keynote speakers in 2013:
Dr Peter Braunberger, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
Dr Braunberger has been practicing child and adolescent psychiatry in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario since 2005, with his practice involving a mix of outpatient and inpatient care. He consults to four regional Aboriginal Child Protection and Child Mental Health Agencies, as wells as performing the role of Liaison with Aboriginal Communities with The Hospital for Sick Children Telelink Mental Health Program.
Ms Maureen Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Nindilingarri Cultural Services, Fitzroy Crossing
Ms Maureen Carter is a proud Aboriginal women from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing, and belongs to the Kija and Gooniandi language groups of the area. She has an intimate knowledge of the social, welfare and health issues facing the Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. Ms Carter has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Nindilingarri Cultural Service for the past 11 years and is most proud of the unique partnership that she developed in 2000 between her organisation, WA Country Health Service and Kimberley Population Health in Fitzroy Crossing.
Mr Stephen Moo, Chief Information Officer, Northern Territory Department of Health
Mr Stephen Moo has been employed in the health sector for over 30 years and during the last 14 years has had direct responsibility for the design, development, implementation and ongoing systems management for major corporate client and clinical information systems, and information communications and infrastructure. He has overseen the Northern Territory's eHealth program for the past nine years and is the principal architect and sponsor for the development and implementation of a comprehensive eHealth program that is widely regarded as being the most advanced of its kind in Australia.
Mr Dewayne Everettsmith, Aboriginal Health Worker, Singer-songwriter, Tasmania
Mr Dewayne Everettsmith is an Aboriginal man descended from both the Aboriginal community of Cape Barren Island and the Gunai/Kurnai people of Victoria. He is a Tasmanian Aboriginal singer-songwriter who is making a very big mark in the mainstream music world, recently becoming the voice of Australian tourism, writing and singing the soundtrack for a global marketing campaign.
Who should attend?
General practitioners, specialists, career medical officers, GP registrars, hospital medical staff, researchers, medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses, practice nurses, nursing students, Aboriginal health workers, allied health practitioners, administrators and policy makers involved in rural and regional health care.
Why should you attend?
- Relevant clinical updates and practical workshops
- A strong clinical focus highlighting successful programs that will aspire you to meet and rise to the challenges Aboriginal health can present
- The opportunity to collaborate, network and share ideas with other medical professionals who have an interest in Aboriginal health
- Be involved in presentations and workshops designed specifically to ensure interactive and valuable learning opportunities for delegates
- Attend a valuable conference followed by the NAIDOC Week celebrations provided by the 2013 host city, Perth