Speakers set to inspire at Rural Health and Research Congress

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Tamworth, NSW 5-7 September

An impressive line-up of speakers has been confirmed for the 7th Rural Health and Research Congress which heads to Tamworth later this year.

Delegates will be inspired by a diverse range of thought leaders with fascinating insights and personal stories to share, from Deng Thaik Adut, Child soldier turned Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate; to Dr Jordan Nguyen, TED-talker, Biomedical Engineer and Futurist; and Jack Nagle, a former basketballer turned drug recovery advocate whose life was taken over by addiction.

“Beyond Distance and Diagnosis”, this year’s theme, will provoke thought and discussion among clinicians, senior health leaders, NSW Health staff, researchers and the like from across NSW and beyond.

The Program features presentations on topics as diverse as: Empowering local Aboriginal communities; ‘Beyond Superhuman' - technology for humanity; ‘Golden Angels’ the impact of volunteer support for dementia patients; Methamphetamine in rural communities; Leading better value care; Sustainable midwifery workforce in rural and remote areas; and Virtual home visits.

Other keynote addresses include:

  • Fiona Coote, Australia’s youngest and longest living heart transplant recipient and currently a Director of beyondblue
  • Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, National Rural Health Commissioner
  • Adjunct Professor Annette Solman, Chief Executive, Health Education & Training Institute
  • Michael DiRienzo, Chief Executive of Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Richard Colbran, Chief Executive, NSW Rural Doctors Network

The Congress, presented by the Health Education and Training Institute in partnership with local host Hunter New England Local Health District, is now in its seventh year and is fast-becoming a staple on the health event calendar.

Delegates can look forward to three days of innovative research and networking, not to mention a fabulous Congress dinner event with entertainment, all set against a picturesque rural backdrop.

Registrations are now open.