The 2010 National SARRAH Conference (the 9th National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference) was held at:
Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, Broome, Western Australia, 20th to the 23rd October 2010
For information about the conference please visit the 2010 Conference Website
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) is nationally recognised as a peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals. SARRAH advocates for rural and remote allied health professionals and allied health practice on local, state and national levels. http://www.sarrah.org.au/site/index.cfm
ACAP was represented by Ian Patrick (President), Richard Brightwell (Director) and Ray Bange (Policy Consultant). The opportunity to meet with members of the various rural based organisations and to discuss the national health agenda was invaluable. ACAP was successful in hosting a poster presentation at this conference and it was well received by conference delegates. The interest generated by the attendance has resulted in numerous follow up conversations and meetings with rural health organisations and will hopefully translate into increased rural health opportunities for paramedics in the short and medium term.
Student Paramedics Australasia (SPA) were represented by Pauline Murcott (SPA Director) and used the opportunity to network with other student groups. The SPA poster was popular and attracted considerable attention / discussion.