Hundreds of health professionals bound for Blue Lake city

AROUND 300 health professionals will converge on the Blue Lake city next month for The Muster – an international conference hosted by Flinders University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

The Muster will be the sixth in a series of biannual conferences bringing together a global audience to explore and discuss social accountability in health training and rural medical education.

World-renowned speakers will empower communities to improve their health and patient care by exploring four key themes – people and communities, integrated training, culture and wellbeing and rural workforce.

The four-day conference will be co-chaired by Dr Leesa Walker of Flinders University and Dr Deborah Smith of Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Over 200 abstracts will be presented to delegates in simultaneous podium presentations, workshops and personally arranged learning sessions.

Abstracts have been received from every continent except Antartica and The Muster is expected to attract between 200 and 300 educators, researchers, students and healthcare practitioners to Mount Gambier.

Presentations and workshops will be held at several venues, including the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, The Main Corner, Mount Gambier Library, Mac’s Hotel and the Mount Gambier Hotel.

Delegates will attend a gala dinner at The Barn.