About the Conference

The Rural Health West Annual Conference, Healthy Country Healthy Lives, provided an opportunity for rural medical and health practitioners to hear from influential and topical speakers and discuss the interplay between the environment, our communities and our health.

Emeritus Professor Paul Worley opened the conference by sharing with the delegates his thoughts on promoting a sustainable, cost effective and supported rural health system. Dr Christine Jeffries-Stokes and Annette Stokes discussed the link between contaminated drinking water and chronic disease in remote Australia. Cave diver Dr Craig Challen SC OAM shared his experience of being involved in the rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach in Thailand. Adventurer Steve Plain shared his experience of overcoming an almost fatal injury, before going on to climb seven of the highest peaks in four months. Craig Reucassel delivered the closing address to a packed room and addressed how the medical profession can reduce their waste production and preserve the environment.

In addition to the engaging keynotes, delegates were also able to attend clinical updates as well as case studies, small group discussions and workshops.

To download a copy of the final program, please click here.

CPD points

This activity is accredited for 19 Category 2 points:
RACGP Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development Program - Activity number 150710
ACRRM - Activity number 15687

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10 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA, 6009
 08 6389 4500