We invite you to attend the National Rural & Remote Telehealth Conference being held at the Empire Theatre on 16 and 17 October in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Through the Blueprint for Better Healthcare in Queensland (2013) the Queensland Government has committed to establishing the Rural Telehealth Service, providing unprecedented access to a new generation of safe and sustainable care for residents in small, rural or remote communities.

Telehealth using videoconferencing technology has been a developing service option for residents within rural and remote Australia for nearly 20 years. The introduction of a range of telehealth MBS items in 2011 and recent implementation of telehealth funding incentives to support adoption in the public sector represents a growing opportunity to fully realise the potential benefits of telehealth across the whole of the health sector in Queensland.

This conference has four main aims with a particular emphasis on sustainably embedding telehealth enabled service delivery models in rural and remote communities:

  • Facilitate shared problem solving, learning and innovation
  • Identify opportunities to enhance and integrate the telehealth capability of both the public and private health systems
  • Develop strategies to involve patients, carers, clinicians and policy makers to increase and sustain momentum for improved telehealth services
  • Improve and embed telehealth enabling business processes and systems with a focus on service sustainability across the health sector


Michael Bishop


Full attendance at this conference attracts 9 ACRRM Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD)


Conference Partners


Queensland Government

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service


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Organising Committee

Michael Bishop

Andrew Bryett
Ans Van Erp
Matt Page
Peter Rookas
Annette Scott
Lisa Deeth
Carrie Bouke

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Organisations are invited to participate in the 2014
National Rural & Remote Teleconference Conference as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

Contact Anna Boyes at Conference Design to discuss your participation.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts will close 20th June 2014. More details, including presentation formats, can be found at Call for Abstracts


Registration will open online in May.

Conference Host

The conference is hosted by the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service.

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service


Abstract Submission Extended

The call for abstracts will close on 21 July.


Registraton Opens

Online registration will open on 1 May..

Provisional Program

The provisional program will be posted on the website in August after the acceptance of presentations have been emailed.

Presenter Registration

All presenters are required to register for the conference. Presentations cannot be included in the program unless at least one author registers to present.
SEP 2014

Final Presentations

Final versions of abstracts are due by 01 September.

Early-bird Registration

Registration will open in May and early-bird registration will close on 16 September.