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International Conference on Human Services in Rural Communities
Seton Academic Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Programme in Brief, May 29th

8.00 - 9.00 Registration Light Refreshments - Fourth Floor

9.00 - 9.30 Opening Ceremony (Organized by Aboriginal Participants)

9.30 - 9.45 Welcome, Overview of Events, Introduction to Opening Keynote Speaker

9.45 - 10.30 Opening Keynote Presentation
Dr. Brian Cheers, Director of Centre for Rural and Remote Area Studies, University of South Australia. The Place of Care: Rural Human Services on the Fringe

10.30 - 11.00 Nutrition Break

11.00 - 12.30 First Conference Sessions
Choices of concurrent sessions
Room One - Aboriginal/First Nations Issues (All Day)
Room Two - Room Vacant for Networking
Room Three - Room Vacant for Networking
Room Four - Gerontology ( All Day)
Room Five - Schools (Until 3pm)
Room Six - Room Free for Networking
Room Seven - Narrative (All Day)
Room Eight - Practice Issues

12.30 - 1.30 Lunch Buffet

1.30 - 3.00 Second Conference Sessions
Choices of Concurrent Sessions
Room One - Aboriginal/First Nations Issues (Continued)
Room Two - Dual Relationships (All Afternoon)
Room Three -Women (All Afternoon)
Room Four - Gerontology ( Continued)
Room Five - Schools
Room Six - Communities/Community Development
Room Seven - Narrative (Continued)
Room Eight - Room Vacant for Networking

3.00 - 3.30 Nutrition Break

3.30 - 5.00 Third Conference Sessions
Choices of Concurrent Sessions
Room One - Aboriginal/First Nations Issues
Room Two - Dual Relationships
Room Three -Women
Room Four - Gerontology
Room Five - Poster Sessions
Room Six - Communities/Community Development
Room Seven - Narrative
Room Eight - Practice Issues

7.00 Conference Banquet with Cuckoo Moon (Optional) Rosaria Dining Hall


International Conference on Human Services in Rural Communities

Programme in Brief, May 30th

8.00 - 8.30
Light Refreshments

8.30 - 10.00
Choices of Concurrent Sessions
Room One - Violence and Abuse (All Day)
Room Two - Family and Youth (All Day)
Room Three - Room Vacant for Networking
Room Four - Room Vacant for Networking
Room Five - Health/Mental Health (Until 12.00)
Room Six - Room Vacant for Networking
Room Seven - Education for Rural Practice (All Day)
Room Eight - Room Vacant for Networking

10.00 - 10.30 Nutrition Break

10.30 - 12.00 Fifth Conference Sessions
Choices of Concurrent Sessions
Room One - Violence and Abuse (Continued)
Room Two - Family and Youth (Continued)
Room Three - Issues in Rural Human Services
Room Four - Comparative/Global Issues (Continued)
Room Five - Health/Mental Health (Continued)
Room Six - Rural Human Services Across the Globe (until 3pm)
Room Seven - Education for Rural Practice (Continued)
Room Eight - Spirituality and Place

12.00 - 1.30 Lunch

1.30 - 3.00 Sixth Conference Sessions
Choices of Concurrent Sessions
Room One - Violence and Abuse
Room Two - Room Vacant for Networking
Room Three - Issues in Rural Human Services
Room Four - Historical Perspectives
Room Five - Recruitment and Retention of Rural Workers
Room Six - Rural Human Services across the Globe
Room Seven - Education for Rural Practice
Room Eight - Room Free for Networking

3.00 - 3.30 Nutrition Break

3.30 - 4.30 Review and Evaluation
Discussion about whether there should be a similar event next year.
Special Edition of Journal with Selected Conference Papers
Future plans for Rural Social Work Journal

4.30 - 4.45 Closing Words, Introduction to Closing Keynote Speaker

4.45 - 5.30 Closing Keynote Presentation
Dr. Richard Pugh, Coordinator, Rural Studies, University of Keele, England.
Difference and Discrimination in Rural Communities