Past Con­fer­ences

A look at the CRANAplus Annu­al Nation­al Con­fer­ences 2007 — 2016

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 2016

GOING TO EXTREMES : How iso­la­tion, geog­ra­phy & cli­mate, build resource­ful­ness & inno­va­tion in health­care”.

Held at the Grand Chan­cel­lor in Hobart on the 12th — 14th of Octo­ber 2016

Our Keynote Address Speak­ers were Dr Bob Brown who spoke dur­ing the first day and The Hon.Michael Kir­by AC CMG, who spoke dur­ing the first ses­sion on Fri­day Octo­ber 14th 2016.

2016 Pho­tos


2016 Con­fer­ence Pro­gram (5.05 MB)

2016 Abstracts

2016 Abstract 0955 Jones (2.24 MB)

2016 Abstact 1430 Carmichael (14.55 MB)

2016 Abstract 1630 Zeitz (4.56 MB)

2016 Abstract 1200 Board­man (13.71 MB)

2016 Abstract 1145 Mc Ellig­ott (11.03 MB)

2016 Abstract 1600 Bar­nett (3.3 MB)

2016 Abstract 0940 Ter­ry (6.57 MB)

2016 Abstract 1435 Mc Gill (2.02 MB)

2016 Abstract 1450 Jac­ka (3.75 MB)

2016 Abstract 1400 Mc Cre­anor (14.02 MB)

2016 Abstract Hak­endorf (4.68 MB)

2016 Abstract 1025 Menere (14.81 MB)

2016 Abstract 1715 Menere (315.96 KB)

CRANAplus Con­fer­ence 2015

Telling Tales: The Pow­er of the Narrative’

The 33rd Annu­al CRANAplus Con­fer­ence was held at the Alice Springs Con­ven­tion Cen­tre — from Thurs­day 15th Octo­ber, con­clud­ing Sat­ur­day 17th Octo­ber 2015. Keynote Speak­ers includ­ed Stephanie Dale and Dr Bud­dhi Lokuge.

2015 Pho­tographs

2015 CRANAplus Con­fer­ence Pro­gram (4.46 MB)

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.

2014 CRANAplus Con­fer­ence Pro­gram (2.77 MB)

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.

2013 CRANAplus Con­fer­ence Pro­gram (1.41 MB)

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.

2012 Pho­tographs

2012 CRANAplus Con­fer­ence Pro­gram (6.08 MB)

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.

2011 CRANAplus Con­fer­ence Pro­gram (96.95 KB)

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.

2010 CRANAplus Con­fer­ence Pro­gram (4.54 MB)

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.

CRANAplus Con­fer­ence 2008

Australia’s Remote Health Chal­lenge: Is Pri­ma­ry Health Care the Answer?

The 26th Annu­al CRANAplus 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.

CRANAplus Con­fer­ence 2007

Sil­ver Jubilee Con­fer­ence — Cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of Achieve­ment

The 25th Annu­al CRANAplus con­fer­ence was held at the Bro­ken Hill Enter­tain­ment Cen­tre, Bro­ken Hill NSW from Thurs­day 13th to Sun­day 16th Sep­tem­ber 2008.