Registrations are now open for the 2022 CRANAplus Conference.
To join the remote healthy community in Adelaide from 4-6 October, head to our conference website.
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CRANAplus has held its annual conference for over 30 years. Remember back to our past events on this page.
Since 1983, CRANAplus has held its 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, it provides the ideal platform for recognising the outstanding contributions of health professionals through CRANAplus awards and fellowships. Discover past award winners.
The CRANAplus Virtual Symposium was held on September 17 2021 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.
Presenters at the 2021 Virtual Symposium included:
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.
Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to attend, and to our sponsors (Cornerstone Medical Recruitment, Sugarman Australia, Rural LAP, and Flinders University College of Nursing & Health Sciences) for helping to make the event the success it was.
“Embracing Diversity to Build Stronger Connections”
Held at The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale NSW from the 18th — 20th September 2019
2019 Conference Program
“Think Global, Act Local.”
Held at the Pullman Cairns International, Cairns, QLD on 20th — 22nd September 2018
“The Future of Remote Health and the Influence of Technology”
Held at the Cable Beach Resort, Broome WA on the 18th — 20th of October 2017.
2017 Conference Program
“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 Conference Program
“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 Conference Program
“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 Conference Program
“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 Conference Program
“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 Conference Program
“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 Conference Program
“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 Conference Program
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.
“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.
“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.