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.