James Cook University's Centre for Rural and Remote Health has delayed a biennial conference in Mount Isa due to COVID-19.
The 10th three day "Are You Remotely Interested" conference for regional and remote health workers was due to take place in July but has now been rescheduled for Tuesday September 29 to Thursday October 1, 2020.
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With over 100 delegates expected to attend, the theme for this conference is building on the past work in realising remote possibilities and promising practices.
The conference is billed as a chance to extend professional networks, expand knowledge of rural and remote health, and being part of the discussion around delivering quality health care in the outback.
Centre for Rural and Remote Health Director Professor Sabina Knight said those opportunities would still be there at the revised conference date plus they would also discuss the current crisis with a second call for papers in response to the pandemic.
"It will be our first chance to discuss health responses to COVID-19," Prof Knight said.
"We'll be able to reflect on how we managed our experience in regional and remote health. These sorts of things test the whole system and this is where we see real leadership and innovation particularly in the bush.
"So I'm excited to hear what people have to say and what lessons can be learned."
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