The seventh annual Rural Health and Research Congress wrapped up at the Tamworth Town Hall on Friday with organisers praising the venue and the city.
The three day congress attracted over 300 delegates, with a long and diverse list of key note speakers, as well as a range of concurrent sessions and seminars that also ran throughout the congress addressing a huge variety of topics.
The congress is an initiative of NSW Health and run by the Health Education and Training Institute.
Congress coordinator Catherine Helps said “Tamworth has been a brilliant venue.”
“Having the tradition and history of the Town Hall, and the modern UNE building next door was perfect, and we even got to see some rain,” she said.
“The whole event has been really well attended, and we have had a really diverse and extraordinary group of speakers and presenters – we were really happy with it.”
While former child soldier turned human rights advocate Deng Adut was a highlight of the event, so too was futurist, biomedical engineer and TV personality Jordan Nguyen, who spoke on Thursday about the challenges and perceptions of technology.
“A lot of people have been talking about Deng and Jordan Nguyen’s presentations – they were both really inspirational.”
The congress finished with two presentations on the scourge of methamphetamine in regional NSW by Prof Nicole Lee and former basketballer Jack Nagle.
The Congress also raised $1200 for drought stricken farmers at a dinner on Thursday night.
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