Inaugural Dalby Harvest Medical Conference welcomes over 100 health professionals
November 29, 2019
The Dalby Harvest Medical Conference was held in Dalby on Saturday, 16 November to provide education and training to rural health professionals from across the Darling Downs.
Hosted by Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, in partnership with TSBE, the inaugural Dalby Harvest Medical Conference was a one-day event focused on providing high quality education for local health professionals in their own backyard.
The first-of-its-kind for the Western Downs region, the conference attracted international speakers and speakers from around Australia to share their in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics.
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN CEO Merrilyn Strohfeldt said the PHN had been working diligently over the past 12 months to improve access to high quality education opportunities for rural health professionals in the region.
“One of the priorities for our PHN is ensuring that health professionals across our region have access to meaningful education and training opportunities that they don’t necessarily have to travel to a major city centre to participate,” Ms Strohfeldt said.
“The Dalby Harvest Medical Conference joins a number of other medical conferences hosted by our PHN that provide rural clinicians with education opportunities in the communities in which they live and work."
Keynote speaker for the day was Hall of Fame speaker Amanda Gore, CEO of the Joy Project.
Attendees at the Conference heard from speakers on a number of topics including heart attack prevention, women’s health, palliative care, sleep apnoea and medicinal cannabis.
TSBE Health General Manager Jaden Frame said events like this strengthen the rural healthcare sector.
“Having a strong healthcare sector improves the livability of our regional towns and improves the economic outcomes of the regions,” Mr Frame said.