WHAT: NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference
WHERE: Marlborough Convention Centre/ASB Theatre, Blenheim
WHEN: April 4 – 7, 2019
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s National Rural Health Conference in Blenheim from April 4-7. Come along and enjoy the CME, collegiality and Marlborough hospitality.
The conference will feature workshops, research presentations, concurrent sessions and eight keynote speakers across three days concluding with a Members’ political and breakfast forum on the morning of the fourth day. A Gala Dinner and Awards Night, Welcome Function and several other dinners will again be features of the conference. To view the programme and register follow this LINK.
The conference has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 19.25 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
The College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc has also endorsed the National Rural Health Conference 2019.
Nurses attending the conference can be allocated the appropriate Professional Development Hours for the actual hours they have attended over the duration of the conference.
Amongst the keynote speakers headlining the conference are Dr of Psychiatry Hinemoa Elder (Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists) who will speak on “Isolation and connection in rural and remote mental health. An emergency for men”, Dame Tariana Turia (former Maori Party founder/co-leader) who will speak on Maori health and wellbeing in rural NZ, Emeritus Professor Dr Paul Worley (Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner), American remote medicine specialist Michelle Boltz, who will share her experience as Chief of Village Services for the North West Arctic Alaska, working together with the Alaska State Community Health Aide programme providing full spectrum primary care in remote villages across the state. Other keynote sessions will be on future student leaders in rural health, presented by NZRGPN student sub-committee Chair Jibi Kunnethedan and deputy chair Ben Alsop-ten Hove. Minister of Health Dr David Clark will give a political keynote presentation at the conference opening on Friday morning, April 5. The MC will be Adrian Te Patu.
There will be 40 concurrent session covering five streams – medical/nursing, research, student, management and community. Topics include diabetes, prostate cancer, medicines adherence, cvd risk assessment, creating sustainable rural health models, Health Care Homes, depression and anxiety, navigating the immigration pathway, urban versus rural health disparities, Maori use of the health service, and technological innovations for mental health, to name a few.
There will be a day of pre-conference workshops on Thursday, April 4 with topics including nursing, alcohol, infant resuscitation, insulin management, rural hospital medicines update and research presentations.
A comprehensive trade and exhibition space will give delegates the opportunity to engage with industry representatives during the breaks.