AYRI Conference celebrates Mount Isa’s CRRH’s 20 years as a University Department of Rural Health and realising remote possibilities. The program presents national and international leaders in health workforce – Keynotes include Emeritus Professor Ruth Ballweg University of Washington; Professor Martha McLeod University of Northern British Colombia, Ms Pat Anderson AO, Dr Lynore Geia, A/ Assoc Professor Julie Hulcombe, and Professor Ian Wronski.

Reflections on the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Rural and Remote Health guest speakers will be provided by Professor Ian Wronski, Dr Jack Best, Hon Michael Wooldridge, Professor Dennis Pashen, Dr Louis Peachy, Mr Ron McCullough, and Associate Professor Catrina Felton Busch

Friday’s program features the challenges and solutions in promoting and supporting general practice and primary health care in rural and remote regions. Panellists include Dr Bastian Seidel RACGP president, Professor Ruth Stewart president ACRRM, Professor Richard Murray Dean of Medicine and Dentistry and president of the Australian and New Zealand Council of Deans, Dr Neil Beaton President elect RDAQ, Emeritus Professor Paul Worley Rural Health Commissioner and Professor Richard Hays MICRRH, JCU and Editor, MedEdPublish.

Exam preparation for Registrars and NP candidates, advanced skills sessions (difficult airway), Basic life support in remote contexts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Workers and Practitioners, self care for health professionals, remote pharmacy forum, Critical reflection and planning for feedback in supervision master class; and supporting remote registrars with GMT will also feature in the program.

Places will be limited so register soon. Associated meetings include the Nth Australia and remote sexual health forum. The North Queensland STI Network and CRRH, JCU invite interested clinicians to the northern Australia and remote sexual health meeting hosted in conjunction with the conference Tuesday 23rd July.


For more information and to register, please visit the conference website here.