News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Rural General Practice Network conference – counting down!

Network conference 2013 – counting down!

Just one month remains to register for the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s 2013 conference – the country’s showcase rural health event.

The 2013 conference, scheduled for March 13-17 at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre, carries the theme “Let’s Get Connected”. The conference will feature topics such as the Rural Broadband Initiative and technology in health and will also forge links with rural health and other groups such as the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network (NZRHN) and the newly-formed Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ).

There’s also a host of pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions and keynote speakers – in fact something for every member of the practice team: doctors, nurses, practice managers and administrators.

Keynote speakers include Professor Lesley Barclay (Professor and head of Sydney University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health), Te Ururoa Flavell (Maori Party MP, Waiariki electorate), Chai Chuah (national director of the National Health Board) and Graeme Osbourne (director, Information Group in the Ministry of Health’s National Health Board business unit) and Henare O’Keefe (Hastings District Council councillor and community advocate) and more.

The popular Nurses’ Forum returns and nurses’ registration for the entire conference drops from $420 to $385 (GST inclusive).

Also returning to the programme is the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Fun Run and Walk. The course for the event – now in its second year – is the Rotorua lakefront offering participants the opportunity to take in the sights, sounds and smells of this unique setting. Southern Cross Primary Care has again kindly sponsored the fun run and walk. Be in on the early morning action, get a fresh start to the day’s programme, and get the t-shirt and a chance to win a prize!

Don't forget that Network Members get a significant discount on the conference registration fee.

To view the programme, register and access more information about the conference, click HERE.

RHĀNZ a highlight at Network conference 2013

The conference includes a half day on March 13 dedicated to the newly-formed Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ). Modelled on the Australian Rural Health Alliance, RHĀNZ brings together medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied health groups, with social and political organisations involved in rural communities to develop policy advice and advocate on behalf of communities with a strong unified cross-sector voice. The RHĀNZ programme will feature keynote speakers, AGM and dinner. Speakers include Professor Lesley Barclay (Professor and head of Sydney University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health), Robin Steed (NZ Institute of Rural Health), Linda Clarke (Dairy Women’s Network) and Jeanette Maxwell (Federated Farmers).

To view the programme, register and access more information about the conference, click HERE.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news