“Great weekend filled with fantastic educational opportunities, with great speakers.” – 2017 delegate
"The biggest thing that I took away from the conference is that it is about empowering Aboriginal communities to manage their own healthcare, and how we as health practitioners can assist them in the implementation and facilitation to do that." – 2017 delegate
More than 155 doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers attended this year's Aboriginal Health Conference; a record turnout.
Having a blend of health practitioners gathered together from all over the State is what made this conference unique. Delegates had a number of opportunities to network with others who share the same commitment to improving Aboriginal health outcomes.
This year’s program offered an engaging schedule of hands-on workshops, clinical updates and keynote presentations. One of the highlights from the weekend, was hearing keynote speaker, Saroo Brierley, share his emotional life story. A variety of abstract presentations featuring new and unique projects were also well-received by delegates, and provided agencies and researchers with an opportunity to present their work directly to the health workforce and receive immediate feedback.
We look forward to welcoming back this successful conference in 2018.
View the Aboriginal Health Conference 2017 Final Program.
Fuel reimbursement forms for rural general practitioners who drove to the conference are to be sent to the Events team by Thursday 28 July 2017. For more information please visit the General tab.
If you are a rural general practitioner who drove to Perth for the conference, please complete and sent a Fuel Reimbursement Form to Rural Health West by Thursday 28 July 2017. Please ensure that original tax invoices are provided when submitting your claim. EFTPOS receipts will not be accepted.
It is important to note that if you wish to make a claim, the Fuel Reimbursement Form MUST be completed and sent to Rural Health West NO LATER than Thursday 28 July 2017, otherwise your reimbursement will not be claimable or processed.
- 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
Please contact the Events Team
or telephone 08 6389 4500 for more information.
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.