Welcome to Cessnock, southern gateway to the beautiful Hunter Valley! Cessnock provides easy access to the oldest wine-growing region in Australia. Cessnock has a number of fine restaurants, guesthouses and galleries for you to enjoy during your stay for the Conference.
The 2011 AAG Rural Conference will provide the opportunity to discuss some key issues of interest to health and aged care practitioners, policy makers, researchers and anyone interested in current issues in ageing. The theme for the Conference is 'Across the divide: lessons on care from urban and rural communities.'
Topics to be addressed include:
- Care and community participation
- Caring for groups with particular needs e.g. those with a disability
- Consumer directed care; and Enablement models of aged care
- Assisting carers
- Health care and caring in regional and rural areas
- Health reforms, community care, and aged care
- Mental health and caring
- Advance care planning, and Palliative Care
- Telemedicine and other technological innovations in care
Call for Abstracts
Click here to download the Call for Abstracts document.
About Cessnock and the Hunter Valley
Cessnock was developed as a private village on the road that is now known as The Convict Trail, the original Sydney–Hunter Valley road hand-built by 3,000 convicts. Originally a service centre for travellers, Cessnock became a major mining centre at the turn of the century; however, wine and tourism have since become the major local industries.
Further information on Cessnock and the Hunter Valley, please visit the following websites:
'Early' registration deadline:
11 March 2011
Closing date for submission of abstracts:
14th January 2011
Detailed program available:
31 March & 1 April 2011
Previous AAG Rural Conferences
For any information regarding the 2011 AAG Rural Conference, please contact the Conference Managers:
East Coast Conferences
Phone: 1300 368 783
Fax: +61 2 6650 9700
Postal: PO Box 848, Coffs Harbour
NSW 2450, Australia