Rethinking Remote 2024


New venue, new date, new focus!

Rethinking Remote 2024 will be our fourth conference focusing on innovative solutions in remote and rural health and wellbeing.

This event is open to all organisations or individuals (healthcare, emergency services, community, academia, industry and voluntary sector organisations) interested in remote and rural health and wellbeing.

The Conference will have multiple themes relevant to remote healthcare supported by a group of international and world-ranking speakers. 


  1. Theme One
  2. Addressing the social determinants of health in remote, rural and island communities: from social prescribing to green health, explore interventions that act upon the social determinants of health in rural contexts.

  1. Theme Two
  2. Human, Animal and Environmental Health: uncovering the interrelationships between these elements in remote areas, touching on topics like antimicrobial resistance and climate change anxiety.

  1. Theme Three
  2. The future of remote, rural and island health and care workforce: recruitment, retention, and training strategies for healthcare professionals in these unique settings.

  1. Theme Four
  2. Innovation for remote, rural and island health and wellbeing: innovative solutions for healthcare delivery challenges, from technology-enabled care to nurse-led coaching.

  3. Theme Five
  4. Remote, rural and island health and wellbeing open stream: this stream is open for presentation and poster submission for any topic that it is felt does not fit within themes 1 to 4, such as health policy and advocacy.



Each poster submission will be scored prior to the event by members of the planning committee. All poster presenters who are asked to display on the day will have their poster automatically entered into the Poster competition.

All delegates at the conference will be encouraged to vote for best poster and there will be a prize for the best poster selected. Please note that there is no scope for late submissions/additional posters being brought on the day.

Within the poster submission registration process you will be asked for the following:

THEME (more than 1 option can be indicated) / BACKGROUND / AIMS / METHODS / OUTCOMES (if applicable) 

There is a limit 300 characters per section


If you have indicated that you would like your abstract to be considered for oral presentation in addition to poster display. If your abstract is selected you will be asked to give a brief presentation of your work in one of the ‘free papers’ sessions on Thursday morning or afternoon or Friday morning. There will be a prize awarded for the best oral presentation.

Please note that you will have access to return to your abstract submission to make any amendments/ add in additional information until the abstract closing date.