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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.
40th CRANAplus Conference, 2023
“Building on 40 years of strength for a sustainable, skilled and safe workforce“
Held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Gimuy/Cairns on 10th — 12th October 2023
Event program | Image gallery | Conference website
39th CRANAplus Conference, 2022
CRANAplus Virtual Symposium, 2021
“Connecting across an isolated landscape“
Held virtually on 17th September 2021
Virtual symposium program here
CRANAplus Conference, 2019
“Embracing Diversity to Build Stronger Connections”
Held at The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale NSW from the 18th — 20th September 2019
2019 Conference Program
CRANAplus Conference, 2018
“Think Global, Act Local.”
Held at the Pullman Cairns International, Cairns, QLD on 20th — 22nd September 2018
CRANAplus Conference, 2017
“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
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 Conference Program
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 Conference Program
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 Conference Program
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 Conference Program
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 Conference Program
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 Conference Program
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 Conference Program
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.