Opening Ceremony Sponsor
The JCU Division of Tropical Health and Medicine (DTHM) is at the forefront of improving health in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical communities within Australia and worldwide. With teaching programs spanning the range of health professions, graduates are progressive, flexible health professionals whose training is directly relevant to the health issues of northern Australia and the Tropics. Home to two WHO Collaborating Centres and the AITHM, DTHM research is internationally recognised with global impact and addresses the most challenging health issue facing tropical Australia and the Tropics worldwide.JCU DTHM Website
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the independent accrediting authority for nursing and midwifery education under Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. ANMAC helps to protect the health and safety of the Australian community by establishing high-quality standards for nursing and midwifery education, training and assessment. We facilitate the development of accreditation standards in consultation with our stakeholders and professional representatives. We are responsible for determining whether programs of study for nurses and midwives seeking to practice in Australia meet the required accreditation standards. We are also the skills assessing authority for nurses and midwives wishing to migrate under the Australian Government’s General Skilled Migration program.AMMAC Website
First Nations Space Sponsor
The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the sole representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. Its primary function is to implement strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery professions.CATSINaM Website
The AITHM is Australia's only dedicated health and tropical medicine research institute. Based at JCU in the Tropics of northern Australia, AITHM research focuses on protecting Australia's biosecurity, and enhancing health outcomes for our neighbouring Tropical nations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.AITHM Website
Also based at JCU, The Cairns Institute brings together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in a vibrant hub of research, capacity building and public debate in the tropics, for the tropics.The Cairns Institute Website
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. It is more commonly known for ScienceDirect for access to science, health and medical journals, full-text articles and books.Elsevier Website
The Centre for Rural and Remote Health (CRRH) – formerly the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health – is a University Department of Rural Health, one of a national network of eleven centres, and the only one in Queensland. It is federally funded under a multidisciplinary training program as a health workforce initiative. CRRH is a key education and rural health workforce training provider, both locally in Mount Isa and increasingly by distance delivery. It facilitates locally developed programs and JCU healthcare courses, as well as annual conferences, including the biennial Are You Remotely Interested? Conference.MICRRH Website
Med+Safe is a highly interactive and engaging simulated environment in which students and clinicians can develop and assess their skills in the safe management of medicines, including core numeracy skills, medication calculations, the 'rights' of medication administration, and critical thinking clinical case studies based on actual adverse and sentinel events that have occurred in clinical practice. Comprehensive reporting within Med+Safe allows organisations to quickly and easily identify compliant and non-compliant learners and meet their auditing requirements. Med+Safe has tens of thousands of registered users within the Higher Education and Hospital sectors.Med+Safe Website
Developed in Far North Queensland, the Rescue Swag is a rugged smart first aid kit containing a wide range of vital first-response medical supplies. Rescue Swags will be used by community rangers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to respond to all manner of severe injuries and can even serve as birthing kits. You can help save lives on Australia’s doorstep by contributing to the Rescue Swags for the PNG Treaty Villages crowdfunding campaign. Every donation could mean the difference between life and death in the Treaty Villages.Campaign Website
NGO Trade Sharing Space Sponsor
Founded nationally in 1984, the Australian College of Midwives is the peak body for Australian midwives, providing a unified voice for the midwifery profession, supporting midwives to reach their potential, and setting professional practice and education standards. It is the leading organisation shaping Australian maternity care, guided by research evidence.ACM Website
Our thanks are extended to Deann Grant, an Aboriginal woman from the Kuku Yulanji Language Group in Daintree in far northern Queensland, who has generously donated artwork for use on the conference tickets. Read more about Deann (PDF, 655 KB) and her work as an artist, painter and teacher.
We also thank Darren Davis, who will play the didgeridoo at the Conference Opening Ceremony. Darren and his family are from Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands. Their line includes Djirribal, Ydinji and Wajanbarra nations, all part of Bama country, which means 'rainforest people'. Darren was the first Indigenous Defence Serviceman to play the didgeridoo opening at the Dawn Service in Canberra, where he played in front of the Royal Family and 35,000 people at the Australian War Memorial in 2014.
WHOCC2018 will be attended by health professionals from around the world, who will share how they are incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in striving for universal health care.
Globally, there are 44 dedicated Nursing and Midwifery collaborating centres, and delegates who attended the 2016 event came from over 30 nations. WHOCC2018 is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your support for the SDGs.
Join us to find out what can be done, make connections, share ideas, and find out what you might be able to do personally to help create a healther, safer and more equitable world.
For many of our nursing and midwifery colleagues from developing countries the opportunity to attend a global gathering is not within their or their organisation's financial means. To make WHOCC2018 truly global a sponsorship and donation portal has been set up.
The SDGs focus on embracing the diversity of communities and working with each other to create opportunities and enduring benefits that bring an end to poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. With this in mind, we ask that you make a small donation to provide financial assistance to attendees from developing countries.
As a first priority, participants travelling from countries on the 2017 United Nations List of Least Developed Countries will be offered financial assistance from the money raised. Remaining funds will be offered as assistance packages to participants from developing nations not on the priority list.
Receipts can be requested for taxation purposes.
Donations can also be given at the time of Delegate Registration.