Final countdown starts to conference 2017

Start date - End date:
30 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
TSB Arena, Wellington

Just under two weeks remain until this year’s national rural health conference in Wellington - will you be there? There's still time to register, and book flights and accommodation to secure your seat at the country’s premier rural health conference. The exciting lineup of keynote speakers and topics features:

Dr Peter Moodie (Is General Practice funding sustainable and equitable? Are Health Care Homes our salvation?), Norm Hewitt (family violence and bullying), Robyn Toomath (endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, author of “Fat Science”, obesity campaigner), Dr Eric Crampton (Head of Research at NZ Initiative - economic and policy thinktank and former University of Canterbury Economics lecturer), Matt Shirtcliff (mental wellness advocate/creative director), Dr Garry Nixon and Professor Ross Lawrenson (Does New Zealand need a rural school of medicine?), a PRIME Review panel discussion (Dr Tim Malloy, Tony Smith, Jared Stevenson, and Kate Stark) and water quality in NZ (Marnie Prickett).

Visit the conference website to register and see the academic programme, accommodation options and social events. Follow the LINK to access the website.The conference theme is “Healthy Rural Communities – Mauri Ora, Whanau Ora, Wai Ora” and the TSB Arena-Shed 6 complex on the Wellington waterfront is the venue. The dates are March 30 to April 2, 2017.

The programme also features six content-packed concurrent session streams covering medical and nursing, management, research, rural hospital models of care and community presentations over the two main days – Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.

Preconference workshops will be held on Thursday, March 30, followed by keynote and concurrent sessions and exhibition/trade days on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, culminating with members’ breakfasts and political sessions on Sunday, April 2.