Rural Medicine Australia national conference 2016
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Cultural ways Rural Research Social determinants Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
The Rural Medicine Australia national conference for 2016 was held 20-22 October, 2016 in Canberra. This annual conference and scientific forum is hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia.
The conference covered a wide range of topics to account for the diverse interests of participants. It included professional development workshops, keynote speakers, policy discussions, political forums, research presentations and networking opportunities.
Presentations focused on the following themes:
- determinants of health in rural and remote communities
- clinical practice in the rural and remote context
- Indigenous health
- innovation and emerging technologies for rural and remote health
- training and sustaining skilled health workforces for rural and remote communities.
Presentations specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities included:
- Sweet M. Acknowledgment: a road trip
- van Bockxmeer J. How rural generalist training inspired me to tackle health inequality … one football at a time!
- Smith J. A remote Indigenous health story
- Quilty S. Frequent ED attenders in remote Northern Australia – opportunities to deliver what is needed
- Fardon J What about the “food gap”? Food insecurity and its contribution to chronic ill health in Australian rural and remote Indigenous populations
- Anjou M. Diabetic eye disease in Indigenous Australians: opportunities for GPs to help close the gap for vision
- Singleton, S. Kimberley Investigation and Description of type 2 Diabetes of Young-onset (KIDDY) – preliminary findings
- Gadd R, Peachey, Williams R. What is this thing called cultural safety? : a panel discussion
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