Forth Annual Symposium – 2017

We are excited to announce an exciting line-up of keynote speakers. The program of presentations, seminars and workshops will be available in July.

This year we are offering the option to attend, one, two or three days, so register early to avoid disappointment. Last year registrations filled quickly and unfortunately numbers will have to be strictly limited.


Wednesday, 6 September –
Satellite workshop, Rural emergency care: innovation and research,

Thursday, 7 September –
Ethics in research: workshops and seminars
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Symposium welcome event with guest speaker and entertainment

Friday, 8 September –

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The Symposium will be held at Novotel Geelong,
10–14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong

Conference rates apply for overnight accommodation, so get in early as room availability is limited.

Introducing this year’s keynote speakers.

Dr Bernadette Tobin AO
Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Bernadette is a Reader in Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, Conjoint Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales and Conjoint Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.



Catherine Morley
Chief Executive Officer, Rural Northwest Health

Catherine is a health professional who loves to ask the ‘why’ questions about everything we do. She is passionate, disruptive and leads change that focuses on achieving improved health and wellbeing for the community in which she works.



A/Prof Ronny Gunnarsson
Associate Professor, General Practice and Rural Health

Ronny has worked in Sweden as general practitioner for 20 years. During this time he has engaged in research with a primary health focus. Topics ranged from upper respiratory tract infections, whiplash-associated disorders, doctor’s behaviour, assessment of the consultation, low back pain and transition from childhood to adulthood.









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