2021 Vir­tu­al Symposium

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The CRANAplus Vir­tu­al Sym­po­sium was held on Sep­tem­ber 17 from 10:30am (AEST) to 4:40pm (AEST).

This one-day cel­e­bra­tion of ideas invit­ed health pro­fes­sion­als to Con­nect Across an Iso­lat­ed Land­scape as we con­tin­ued our 37-year-strong annu­al con­fer­ence tra­di­tion in an online envi­ron­ment for the first time. 

Mis­sion con­trol in Alice Springs.

The tran­si­tion to an online envi­ron­ment was a hard deci­sion made nec­es­sary by uncer­tain­ty around COVID-19, but as we dis­cov­ered togeth­er, vir­tu­al con­nec­tions can be just as meaningful.

The event attract­ed a large turnout of famil­iar faces and up-and-com­ing health pro­fes­sion­als, and pro­vid­ed a forum for new con­nec­tions, exist­ing bonds, and emerg­ing opportunities.

Pre­sen­ters at the 2021 Vir­tu­al Sym­po­sium included:

  • Helen Zahos, Human­i­tar­i­an and Dis­as­ter Nurse
  • Adjunct Prof. Shel­ley Nowl­an, Deputy Rur­al Health Commissioner
  • Prof. Yvonne Cadet-James, Aca­d­e­m­ic at James Cook University
  • Prof. Roianne West, CEO of CATSINaM

Speak­ers dis­cussed top­ics includ­ing ear health, wound care, immu­ni­sa­tion, mater­ni­ty, COVID-19 and more — all from a remote and iso­lat­ed per­spec­tive. Revis­it the day’s pro­gram here.

We extend a sin­cere thank you to every­one who took time out of their busy sched­ule to attend, and to our spon­sors for help­ing to make the event what it was.

We can’t wait to bring you anoth­er inspir­ing pro­gram in 2022.


More about the CRANAplus Annu­al Conference

For over 30 years, we have run the annu­al con­fer­ence to bond and unite the dis­persed remote and iso­lat­ed health work­force. The con­fer­ence serves as an oppor­tu­ni­ty for like-mind­ed remote and iso­lat­ed health indi­vid­u­als to net­work, con­nect and share.

Held at a dif­fer­ent loca­tion each year or under­tak­en online, the event brings togeth­er health prac­ti­tion­ers, man­agers, gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives, pol­i­cy mak­ers, aca­d­e­mics and stu­dents into an ener­getic social forum.

Built around a series of high qual­i­ty pre­sen­ta­tions from indus­try speak­ers, it pro­vides the ide­al plat­form for announc­ing recip­i­ents of schol­ar­ships and recog­nis­ing the out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions of health pro­fes­sion­als. We bestow awards across mul­ti­ple cat­e­gories and allo­cate the pres­ti­gious Auro­ra Award as part of our com­mit­ment to cel­e­brat­ing achievement.