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Past CRANAplus Conferences

A look at the CRANAplus Annual National Conferences 2007-2012

The CRANAplus Conference has been an important annual event for Remote Health Professionals for over 30 years. Each conference has been based on a different theme and a wide variety of speakers have captivated us with their unique remote health ideas and experiences. The celebration that is the official conference dinner also combines the annual awards ceremony and over the years there has been many worthy winners.

CRANAplus Conference 2014

'Creating and sustaining diversity within communities'
The 32nd Annual CRANAplus Conference was held at the Pullman Albert Park - from Wednesday 15th October, concluding Saturday 18th Octover 2014. Keynote Speakers included Tim Wilson and Christine Nixon.

Awards presented at the 2014 Annual Conference were as follows:

Aurora Award*: Judy Whitehead

CRANAplus Awards:

Excellence in Education/or Research in Remote Health: Annette Olsen
Excellence in Remote Health Practice Award: Dinah Northcott
Collaborative Team Award: Midwifery Group Practice, Central Australia & Apunipima Cape York Health Council’s Maternal and Child Health Team
Novice/Encouragement Award: Catherine Jurd
Excellence in Mentoring Award: Jonathon Wright

CRANAplus Conference 2013

'From the cradle to the grave'
The 31st Annual CRANAplus Conference was held at the Double Tree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade in Darwin - from Wednesday 25th September, concluding Saturday 28th September 2013. Keynote Speakers included Dr Philip Nitschke, Dr Peter Saul and Dr Yvonne Luxford.

Awards presented at the 2013 Annual Conference were as follows:

Aurora Award*: Donna Hindmarsh

CRANAplus Awards:

Excellence in Education/or Research in Remote Health: Vicki Gordon
Primary Health Care Champion Award: Yvonne Tan
Excellence in Remote Health Practice Award Winner: Christine Foletti
Collaborative Team Award: Indian Ocean Territories Health Service
Novice/Encouragement Award: Emily Taylor
Excellence in Mentoring Award: Sheryl Alexander
 

CRANAplus Conference 2012

‘Remote pearls of wisdom’.
The 30th Annual CRANAplus Conference was held at the Sebel Hotel in Cairns from Wednesday 24th October 2012 and concluding Saturday 27th October 2012. The conference was officially opened by by Queensland Assistant Minister for Health The Hon. Chris Davis. Keynote speakers included the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG,  Karen Cook, Melissa Sweet, Lee Thomas and Dr Mark Wenatong.

Awards presented at the 2012 Annual Conference Dinner were as follows:

Aurora Award*:
Sue Kildea & Karen Schnitzerling

Excellence in Remote Health Management Award: Lesley Pearson
Primary Health Care Champion Award: Debbie Thompson
Excellence in Remote Health Practice Award Winner: Rebecca Vele
Collaborative Team Award: Frontier Services – Savannah Regional Health Service
Novice/Encouragement Award: Sarah Marsh

2012 Photographs

 

CRANAplus Conference 2011

Supporting the full spectrum of remote health practices.
The 29th Annual CRANAplus conference was held at the Novetel Langley Hotel in Perth, WA from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th October 2011. The conference was officially opened by the Hon. Helen Morton MLC, Minister for Mental Health and Disability Services WA. The opening ceremony also marked a significant milestone in CRANAplus’ history with the presentation of the inaugural CRANAplus Fellows. The presentation was made by Marie Baxter, Executive Director of Nursing, WA Country Health Service. The keynote speakers at the 2011 conference were Professor Colleen Hayward, John Mofflin and Lee Thomas.

Awards presented at the 2011 Annual Conference Dinner were as follows:

Aurora Award*:
Kary Sachse

Excellence in Remote Health Management Award: Monica Frain
Excellence in Mentoring in Remote Health Award: Theo Allan
Primary Health Care Champion Award: Katie Pennington
Excellence in Education and/or Research in Remote Health Award: Julia Stewart
Excellence in Remote Health Practice Award Winner: Debbie Moon


CRANAplus Conference 2010

Remote Health – we’re out there… doing it, teaching it, supporting it and researching it.
The 28th Annual CRANAplus conference was held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Adelaide, SA from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th October 2010. The conference was uniquely opened at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens by The Honourable Warren Snowdon Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Defence Science and Personnel, and Indigenous Health. The keynote speakers at the 2010 conference were Rosemary Bryant, Mr Greg Cavanagh and John Mofflin.

Awards presented at the 2010 Annual Conference Dinner were as follows:

Aurora Award*:
Isabelle Ellis

Clinical Excellence Award: Nazlin Remtula
Excellence in Primary Health Care Award: Sharon Liversey
Excellence in Mentoring Award: Selina Kulitja
Excellence in Remote Health Management: Emma Barritt

2010 Photographs

 

CRANAplus Conference 2009

The 27th Annual CRANAplus conference was held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, NT from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th October 2009. The event was opened with a Welcome to Country by Pat Ancell-Dodds, performances by the One Fire Dance Troupe and Drum Atweme and addresses from the Hon. Warren Snowdon and Greg Rickard from NT Health. The keynote speakers at the 2009 conference were Damian Amamoo and James Charles.

Awards presented at the 2009 Annual Conference Dinner were as follows:

Aurora Award*:
Robyn White

Clinical Excellence Award: Doune Hepner
Excellence in Remote Health Management Award: John Wilson
Collaborative Team Award: Torres Strait Outer Islands remote area nurses
Excellence in Primary Health Care Award: Bev Hamerton
Novice/Encouragement Award: Lisa Hall
Excellence in Research and/or Education Award: Sue Lenthall
 

CRANA Conference 2008

Australia’s Remote Health Challenge: Is Primary Health Care the Answer?
The 26th Annual CRANA conference was held at the Novotel Rockford, Palm Cove, Cairns, QLD from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th September 2008. The keynote speakers at the 2008 conference were Professor Earnest Hunter, Sabina Knight, Janet Maloney-Moni and Lesley Podesta.

Awards presented at the 2009 Annual Conference Dinner were as follows:

Aurora Award*:
Vicki Gordon

WA: Vanessa Page
NT: Sharon Weymouth
SA: Beth Hummerston
Qld: Bev Hamerton
Vic: Caitlin Steiner
 

CRANA Conference 2007

Silver Jubilee Conference - Celebrating 25 years of Achievement
The 25th Annual CRANA conference was held at the Broken Hill Entertainment Centre, Broken Hill NSW from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September 2008.

Awards presented at the 2007 Annual Conference Dinner were as follows:

Aurora Award*:
Libby Bowell

NT: Mary Stafford
Tas: Mark McKenna (received on his behalf by Karen Schnitzerling)

 


* The Aurora Award recognises leadership and outstanding contribution to remote health in Australia. Presented each year to ‘a leading light’, this award acknowledges individuals who inspire and motivate us through their leadership, excellence, enthusiasm and commitment.