Compass Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

23 – 24 November, 2018  |  DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade, Darwin

The Compass Teaching & Learning Conference is Northern Territory PHN’s premier professional development and networking event for primary health care professionals.


The theme for the 2018 conference was Integrated Care: Solutions & Opportunities. An exciting roster of speakers showcased successes and opportunities in providing integrated models of care, particularly in rural and remote settings.

The two-day conference featured:

  • 28+ speaking sessions

  • 5 panel discussions

  • 7 topic streams including Innovation, Practice Administration, Consumer Engagement, Digital Health, Integrated Care, Justice & Legal

  • 20 CPD accredited sessions

  • 4 official networking sessions including the Gala Dinner and Health Professional of the Year Awards ceremony

  • Enlightening keynotes and plenaries

  • Practical workshops including a session on practitioner health and self-care

  • An inter-professional escape room where participants work as part of a health care team racing against the clock to solve a series of puzzles to ‘save’ an aged care resident during a cyclone.

Many of the slides and audio presentations from the conference are now available online, click here to find out more.

Who should attend?

Practitioners of all specialities – doctors, allied health professionals, Aboriginal health practitioners, nurses and practice staff – anyone who is interested in learning and sharing their professional knowledge of primary health care in their regional or remote setting.

Compass is a FREE event for all delegates.

Registration entitles delegates to all conference sessions and networking opportunities, including the Gala Dinner on Friday 23 November.

NT PHN is committed to the ongoing support of health professionals living in remote areas. Remote NT delegates who reside outside of Darwin and Palmerston are eligible for a grant of up to two nights' accommodation at the DoubleTree. Check your eligibility: www.doctorconnect.gov.au/locator.

Compass is unable to fund delegates’ flights and travel expenses, or support costs for delegates’ family members.


Health Professional of the Year Awards

In 2018, the Health Professional of the Year Awards again coincided with the Compass Teaching and Learning Conference.

The Health Professional of the Year Awards recognise health professionals working in the NT who have made an outstanding contribution to health and wellbeing in their community. The awards were presented at the Compass Gala Dinner on Friday, 23 November 2018.

Discover the stories of the 2018 winners here.

To find out more about the awards and the criteria, visit the FAQs page.


For more information about the Compass Teaching & Learning Conference, please contact:
e communication@ntphn.org.au
t 08 8982 1000

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