We are pleased to announce the 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference will be held at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa in Broome, Western Australia, from 18 to 20 October 2017.

THE FUTURE OF REMOTE HEALTH AND THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY

Since the organisation’s inception in 1982 this event has served to create an opportunity for likeminded remote and isolated health individuals who can network, connect and share. It serves as both a professional and social resource for the Remote and Isolated Health Workforce of Australia. We aim to offer an environment that will foster new ideas, promote collegiate relationships, provide opportunities for professional development and celebrate remote health practice.

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Abstracts Open

30 January 2017

Abstract Submission Extended

22 May 2017

Early-Bird Closes

31 July 2017

Sponsors

Sponsors will be recognised as keen and vital supporters of the field. Visit the Sponsor & Exhibitor Profiles page to view company profiles.

Opening & Welcome Drinks Host

Associate Partner

Satchel Insert Sponsor

Sponsors

Speakers

To view speaker biographies please visit the Speakers Page.

Dr Keith Suter

Shellie Morris

Professor Sue Kildea

Who Should Attend

  • Remote and isolated health professionals
  • Consumers
  • Remote or isolated health and community Service Providers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Researchers and education providers
  • Professional bodies & associations
  • State, Territory & Local Governments

Conference Manager

Please direct enquiries to Kate Smith at Conference Design:

kate@conferencedesign.com.au
+61 3 6231 2999

Venue

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
1 Cable Beach Rd W
Broome WA 6725

Video courtesy of Tourism Western Australia © Tourism WA

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Since 1982 the annual CRANAplus conference has created major opportunities for likeminded remote and isolated health individuals to network, connect and share. It serves as both a professional and social resource for the Remote and Isolated Health Workforce of Australia.

The 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference will be held at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa in Broome, Western Australia, from 18 to 20 October 2017.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend. Register now on our conference website at www.cranaconference.com
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One of CRANAplus' key strategic priorities has always been 'to strengthen the remote and isolated workforce by ensuring access to quality education and support'.
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We actively pursue this by taking our courses to the most remote locations across this vast land. The rest of May sees our Education team travel far and wide with the following courses;

Bamaga, Qld;
Triage Emergency Session
Practical Skills (inc Triage) course

Cocos (Keeling) Islands;
Practical Skills course
Remote Emergency Care course
Triage Emergency Session

Christmas Island;
Remote Emergency Care course
Triage Emergency Care course

Newman, WA;
Maternity Emergency Care course

Melbourne, Vic
Paediatric Emergency Care course

Cairns, Qld
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander - Remote Emergency Care

Safe travels to all our travelling staff and volunteers.

More information on all our Courses can be found at:
crana.org.au/education/courses/programs
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CEO's Weekly Update
Dear CRANAplus Members & Stakeholders,

The CRANAplus Board of Directors recently approved the organisations latest strategic plan. This plan sets out how we continue to do what we already do, but also areas where the board wants greater focus and attention over the coming years. Check out the one page summary for the highlights.
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Today in Melbourne I have the honour of chairing the twice yearly gathering of the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations. The vision of CoNNMO is to be an influential alliance improving health and wellbeing through the profession of nursing and Midwifery. In a show of unity and common purpose, the 54 organisations have come together to describe their shared priorities for contemporary practice and education of our professions. The press release and the national priorities can be accessed here.
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A quick reminder that the Call for Abstracts for the 2017 CRANAplus conference in Broome (18 – 20th October) close this Monday!
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‘The future of remote health and the influence of technology’

By its very nature, remote and isolated areas generate unique, resourceful and innovative approaches to the delivery of health care, coupled with the crazy pace of technological development, it’s a good time to ponder the question – "Has, does or will this change the way health care is supplied, experienced and performed in remote Australia?"

Cheers
Christopher Cliffe
Chief Executive Officer
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CEO's Weekly Update

Dear CRANAplus Members & Stakeholders,

Today is the 197th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Happy International Nurses Day to approximately 6000 remote nurses, 360,000 Australian nurses and the 20 million nurses worldwide.

Today I am pleased to release the Safety & Security Guidelines for Remote & Isolated Health, an important step in the ongoing journey to improve safety for our remote and isolated health professionals. The impact of these guidelines will only be felt when they are used to improve the policies, procedures, training and behaviours within our industry.

Download the Guidelines: goo.gl/uRgYrd

These guidelines have been developed following an extensive conversation amongst our industry, reviewing of available literature and the input of a diverse, national expert advisory group. All made possible with the support and funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health and our Minister at the time, Senator Fiona Nash.

On behalf of the CRANAplus Board of Directors and staff I would like to thank everyone who engaged with the project, donated their time and have shared their stories, advice and passion.

This week’s federal budget was relatively well received; they have been quiet, passionate and entertaining lock-ins in years past! For health, it generally focused on ‘Doctors & Drugs’ with remote/rural health, Indigenous health and the other health professions hardly getting a mention. However, it was pleasing to see an expansion of the Rheumatic Fever Strategy, improved telehealth access to psychological services in the bush, 10 new headspace centres in rural Australia and an extension of the strategy to eliminate Trachoma. www.budget.gov.au/

As it is currently National Volunteer Week, I would like to acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who volunteer their time regularly for CRANAplus. Without the gift of your time and skill, there is no way that CRANAplus could have the reach, impact and influence that we do, THANKYOU.
www.volunteeringaustralia.org/

Cheers,
Christopher Cliffe
Chief Executive Officer
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ABSTRACTS CLOSE 22 May. Submit an abstract to present at this year's CRANAplus Conference in Broome, Western Australia. Don't miss this opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with your remote health colleagues, in a beautiful part of Australia. www.cranaconference.com ... See MoreSee Less

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