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2018 Outreach Forum

In 2018, the Outreach Forum was held over 14 and 15 June at the Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The forum hosted 110 delegates and speakers from across NSW and inspired collaboration, networking and the exchange of ideas within the health Outreach sector. The forum hosted plenary speakers from the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW, the Department of Health, and Outreach providers leading innovative services in NSW.

The table top presentations focused on themes of community engagement and collaboration, chronic disease prevention and management, and Medicare models. A range of speakers represented diverse Outreach services across NSW  including Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, Hunter New England Local Health District, Grand Pacific Health, Central Coast Primary Care, Australian Hearing, Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services, Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, HealthWISE New England North West, Agency for Clinical Innovation, Awabakal Ltd., Sydney North Primary Health Network, South Western Sydney Local Health District, and NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN).

View the 2018 Outreach presentations below.


Outreach Program update

Presented by Sharif Bagnulo, Senior Manager - Outreach Programs, RDN.

Forum address

'Looking back, looking forward ... AHMRC and RDN in NSW' 

Presented by:

Christine Corby, OAM, Board Member Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW; RDN Board Member; CEO, Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service

Kate Armstrong, Public Health Medical Officer, Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW.

Plenary presentation one

'Aboriginal Otitis Media Clinics'

Presented by Dr John Curotta FRACS, Ear, Nose and (ENT) Surgeon, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Plenary presentation two

'Nurse led initiatives to improve access to colposcopy for Indigenous women in Western NSW' 

Presented by Leonie Parker, Nurse Practitioner, Orange Aboriginal Medical Service.

Panel discussion

Facilitated by Dr Liz Barrett, Public Health Physician and Medical Advisor, NSW Rural Doctors Network

Featuring Dr Naru Pal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee, Royal Australian College of Physicians; Jessica Waterworth, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, South Western Sydney Local Health District; Jill Murray, Clinic Manager, Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service.


Powerpoint presentations