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Making Rural Health Matter: Celebrating 20 years of JCU Medicine

Making Rural Health Matter: Celebrating 20 years of JCU Medicine

Making Rural Health Matter: Celebrating 20 years of JCU Medicine

To mark 20 years of JCU Medicine we are turning the spotlight on the current challenges facing medical workforce in rural, remote and regional Australia. Please join us as we take a look back over the success of our program and its impact around the region. Our expert panel will then discuss the broader medical workforce challenges facing rural, regional and remote communities. It will examine some of the current initiatives underway, while investigating the barriers and enablers aimed at addressing the problem.


Part One

Part Two

FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2020  |  10:00AM AEST

JCU is Australia’s most successful university in delivering a fit-for-purpose medical workforce for those most in need. We’ve come a long way in twenty years, but there’s still more to be done.
Featured panellists:

  • The Hon. Mark Coulton, Minister for Regional Health
  • Professor Ian Wronski, Chair, Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre
  • Professor Ruth Stewart, National Rural Health Commissioner
  • Professor Richard Murray, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Tropical Health and Medicine, JCU
  • Dr Jillann Farmer, Deputy Director-General of Clinical Excellence Queensland
  • Hosted by Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Acting Dean of JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry

NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

Cairns region
(07) 4226 8187

Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
(07) 4885 7122

North West region
(07) 4764 1547

Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424