Centre for Remote Health

Paul Stephenson, Chair of CRANAplus Board and Adjunct Prof Sue Lenthall, Centre for Remote Health with the Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship at the CRANAplus Annual Conference in HobartThe Centre for Remote Health (CRH) was strongly represented at the CRANAplus Annual conference held in Hobart in October 2016.

CRH’s Jenny Longland, Associate Professor Sue Lenthall and Topic Coordinator Karen Collas responded to queries about what the Centre for Remote Health offers those looking to study in the area of Remote Indigenous Health.

Associate Professor Sue Lenthall launched the Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship on the opening night. A joint initiative between Centre for Remote Health and CRANAplus, this scholarship covers all course fees for the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice, offered through Flinders University. This scholarship is open to registered nurses, Indigenous health practitioners, allied health practitioners and medical officers.

At the gala dinner, Pharmacotherapeutics lecturer Tobias Speare was awarded the Excellence in Education or Research in Remote Health.  Toby is a pharmacy academic at the Centre of Remote Health and has a keen interest in improving the quality use of medicines through education. One of his major achievements has been the development of an on-line course Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses.  

Toby strives to improve patient care through education around the judicious use of medications. Toby also had a poster presentation at the conference which was well received.

The following prizes were awarded to Centre for Remote Health’s, Remote Health Practice students:

  • Matthew Busbridge: 2016 Centre for Remote Health Prize for Outstanding Masters Graduate - Master of Remote & Indigenous Health  
  • Claire Alcorn: 2016 Healthcare Australia Prize for The Most Outstanding Student in the Topic - Remote Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Janet Hunter: 2016 Chronic Disease Prize for the Highest Achiever in the Topic - Chronic Disease in Remote & Indigenous Primary Health Care, Sponsored by Therapeutics Guidelines

The CRANAplus 2017 Conference will be held in Broome and staff from the Centre for Remote Health looks forward to catching up with you there.

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