The 2020 SARRAH National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference has unfortunately been cancelled.  

The decision to cancel the conference has been made due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation and how this will look in November.

The local organising committee had been working very hard to develop a fabulous conference program and we are disappointed that we are unable to proceed with the conference.

Please stay in touch with Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) for updates on future events.

SARRAH 2020 National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference

It is with deep regret that the 2020 SARRAH National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference has been cancelled.

Thank you to the local organising committee who had worked very hard to develop a fabulous conference.

Thank you also to the organisations who were supporting the conference, we look forward to a continuing relationship in the future.

Please stay in touch with Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) for updates on future events.

Organising Committee

  • Robyn Adams
    Conference co-chair
  • Danielle Hornsby
    Executive Director Allied Health, Queensland Health, Conference co-chair
  • Associate Professor Trish Wielandt
    Academic Head Occupational Therapy & Speech Pathology,James Cook University,College of Healthcare Sciences,Division of Tropical Health & Medicine
  • Dr Anne Jones
    Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Head of Physiotherapy discipline, College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University
  • Dr Kerry McBain
    Head of Psychology, James Cook University
  • Kerrie-Anne Frakes
    Executive Director Strategy, Transformation and Allied Health, Queensland Health
  • Melinda Duncan
  • Ilsa Nielsen
    Principal Workforce Office, Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland, Department of Health
  • Megan Harbourne
    State-wide Clinical Education Program Manager, Townsville Hospital & Health Service
  • Marayah Taylor
    Indigenous Rehab Assistant, Community Rehab
  • Gail Kingston
    Occupational Therapist, Townsville Hospital
  • Catherine Maloney
    A/Chief Executive Officer, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

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SARRAH

The conference is hosted by the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH).

SARRAH is nationally recognised as the peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals (AHPs) working in the public and private sector. SARRAH develops and provides services for AHPs to confidently and competently carry out their professional duties in providing a range of clinical and health education services to people who reside in these settings.

SARRAH’s representation comes from a range of allied health professions including but not limited to: Audiology, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Oral Health, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Speech Pathology.  AHPs are critical for the management of their clients’ health needs, particularly in relation to chronic disease and complex care needs.

SARRAH recognise AHP’s as tertiary qualified health professionals who apply their clinical skills to diagnose, assess, treat, manage and prevent illness and injury.

SARRAH maintains that every Australian should have access to equitable health services wherever they live and that allied health professional services are basic and fundamental to the well-being of all Australians.