2017 National Rural Health Conference website

Date published
1 Nov 2016
















The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s national rural health conference 2017 website and registration is now live – outlining the academic programme, accommodation options and social events. Follow the LINK to access the website.

Conference 2017 Early Bird registration offer – WIN a Fit Bit Charge 2

Book an Early Bird registration for the NZRGPN national rural health conference 2017 in Wellington (March 30 – April 2) and go into the draw to win a Charge 2 Fit Bit valued at approximately $270. This Early Bird offer closes on February 16, 2017.

The programme will feature eight keynote speakers and six concurrent session streams covering medical and nursing, management, research, rural hospital, models of care and community presentations over the two main days – Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.

The conference theme is “Healthy Rural Communities – Mauri Ora, Whanau Ora, Wai Ora” and the TSB Arena-Shed 6 complex on the Wellington waterfront is the venue.

Keynote speakers include Norm Hewitt (family violence and bullying), Robyn Toomath (endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, author of 'Fat Science', obesity campaigner), Dr Eric Crampton (Head of Research at NZ Initiative - economic and policy thinktank and former University of Canterbury Economics lecturer), Matt Shirtcliff (mental wellness advocate/creative director), Dr Garry Nixon (rural training update), a PRIME Review panel discussion and a political forum featuring politicians from the major parties ahead of the 2017 election.

Preconference workshops will be held on Thursday, March 30, followed by keynote and concurrent sessions and exhibition/trade days on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, culminating with members’ breakfasts and political sessions on Sunday, April 2.

The conference programme also offers a range of social activities including an official welcome function and buffet dinner, along with doctors’, nurses’ and students’ dinners and casual networking opportunities.
An awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Friday, March 31 when accolades including the Peter Snow Memorial Award and the Leadership in Health Promotion award ‘Te HÄ«ringa Hauora’ will be presented.
The conference will be held in association with the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand.

We hope to see you in the Coolest Little Capital next year. Keep an eye on this website for updates.