Call for Abstracts

Key Dates

Local Information

Conference Poster




Mount Isa Centre for Rural & Remote Health
 PO Box 2572
 100, Joan Street
 Mount Isa QLD 4825
 Tel: (07) 4745 4500
 Fax: (07) 4749 5130






EXTENDED to Tuesday 31 May, 2005

The conference is aimed at workforce implementation of health innovations, particularly in remote settings.   There will be a combination of both interactive workshops and poster and paper presentations from a range of remote health professionals.   We also have attracted keynote speaker Dr Nikki Katalanos, Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program at the University of New Mexico.

Our first conference, held in 2002, was a great success and attracted more than 120 participants across numerous remote locations throughout Australia.  In 2005 we are expecting somewhere between 150 and 200 participants.



Participants will have a range of backgrounds but with a common interest in the development of rural and remote health innovations and their implementation within Australia.  This will include health professionals, academics and representatives of remote health organisations and community groups.


Abstracts should deal with innovations in one or more of the following themes:

Ø    Multidisciplinary remote health workforce;

Ø Improving the health of remote and Indigenous communities;

Ø    Engaging communities in health education and research;

Ø  Health service delivery in remote communities; and

Ø   Remote health policy and strategic planning.

Abstracts for contributed papers will be accepted until Friday 29 April 2005. 
Emailed abstracts must be received by the same date. If you have questions or are having difficulty submitting your abstract on-line, contact


ALL health professionals, including:

Ø    Doctors;

Ø     Nurses;

Ø     Allied health and health promotion professionals;

Ø     Aboriginal health workers;

Ø     Health Researchers;

Ø     Health Graduates of other relevant disciplines with an interest in remote community health care; and

Ø     Members of self help groups and community organisations.


Oral presentations will be allocated a total of 15 minutes – this includes 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.


Workshops will be held during the conference on a range of topics.   Individual submitting an abstract of relevance to workshop topics may be invited by the conference working group to participate in the delivery of a workshop.


Those abstracts not accepted for oral presentations may be considered for display posters. Display posters will be exhibited in the area where lunch and morning and afternoon teas will be served. Authors will be encouraged to stand next to their posters in allocated refreshment breaks to answer questions. Abstracts for all posters will be included in the Forum proceedings.


Abstracts should be no longer that 300 words (excluding author details), typed in Arial 11 point, double-spaced and left justified.

The “Abstract Submission Form” must accompany all submissions.

Content of the abstract:

    The title should be brief and clearly state the nature of the presentation;

    Abstracts must contain sufficient information to allow a delegate to establish what can be gained by attendance at the presentation; and

    As a guide the abstract should be arranged under the following headings:

§    Aim and Objectives (what the study was aiming to do)

§ Background

§   Methods (how the study was done)

§  Principal findings (what the study found)

§  Discussion (what the results actually mean)

§  Lessons learnt (if there was a next time, what would you do the same, and what would you differently)