Executive Committee update September 2016

NRHSN Cooee September 2016 Exec Update II                   Photo: 2016 NRHSN Executive Committee

What have we been up to?

  • 12 August - The NRHSN congratulated The Hon. Sussan Ley on her re-appointment as Health Minister and The Hon Dr David Gillespie on his appointment as Assistant Rural Health Minister
  • 23 August - Queensland Rural Health Clubs advocated for rural training pathways with Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Jeanette Young. Check it out here.
  • 6-7 September – Blair Burke, NRHSN Medical Officer presented on ‘A future innovative healthcare system’ at the 5th Rural and remote health scientific symposium. See presentations from the symposium here.
  • 14-17 September – Danielle Dries, NRHSN Indigenous Health Officer presented on ‘culturally competent health professionals for the future health workforce’ at the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) Conference

What’s coming up?

  • 18-21 September – Blair Burke, NRHSN Medical Officer will present on ‘providing healthy living and health career promotion to rural high school students’ at the Public Health Association of Australia conference
  • 19 September - Our rural placement research opened on 24 August – make sure you have your say by clicking on the link in the email sent to you before 19 September – find out more here!
  • 23 September – Applications close for CARAH Health LEADS: Building Rural and Remote Leadershippromote to your members now!
  • 29 September – 1 October – William Moorhead, NRHSN Community and Advocacy Officer will present on ‘the innovative healthcare system we want to work in’ at GP16, the RACGP Conference for General Practice
  • 1 October – Applications close for the 2017 NRHSN Executive Committeeapply now!
  • 12-14 October – Danni-Lee Dean, NRHSN Nursing and Midwifery Officer will present on ‘going to extremes – how isolation, geography and climate build resourcefulness and innovation in healthcare’ at the CRANAplus Conference for remote health professionals

Let us know!

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any comments, questions or feedback you can contact us on executivecommittee@nrhsn.org.au:


Rebecca Irwin


Community and Advocacy Officer

William Moorhead

Vice Chair

Joshua Mortimer


Indigenous Health Officer

Danielle Dries


Gabriela Kelly


Medical Officer

Blair Burke

Allied Health Officer

Ankur Verma


Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Danni-Lee Dean











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