RMA19 the peak national event for rural doctors

Rural Medicine Australia (RMA) is the peak national event for rural and remote doctors of Australia. Hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), RMA attracts a diverse and collaborative community of junior doctors, students, educators, academics, and medical practitioners who are passionate about generalist medicine in rural and remote communities.

RMA19 will be held at The Star Gold Coast from Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 October 2019, with pre-conference courses and our popular Welcome Reception on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

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RMA19 Themes and Streams

The conference theme forms the basis of RMA, including our keynote and concurrent sessions. Our theme for RMA19 is "Riding the Wave of Change" and will have the following streams...

Cultural Health
Cultural health

Indigenous health, refugee health, cultural awareness barriers and religion

Women in health
Women in health

Women in the health workforce, treating female patients, obstetrics, termination and women’s health.

Family & community health

Paediatrics and family health, environmental health, drug and alcohol, sexual, mental and big picture health issues.

Rural future

The future of technology, telehealth, junior doctors, research in general practice, education and retention

Rural first responders
Rural first responders

Aviation and military, emergency responses and retrieval, and natural disasters.

Rural GPs
Our rural doctors

Business development and the workforce, administration, quality and safety and governance, doctor mental health and doctors entering new communities.

23 - 26 October



Our program has something to suit everyone, no matter what stage of your career you’re in. With rooms divided into separate streams, you can navigate the program with ease and attend sessions specifically relating to your interest and current position of training.

Interactive Workshops
Interactive Courses

Improve your skills in areas like Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics or Mental Health Care and earn PDP points during our interactive workshops pre and post conference.

Social Events
Social Functions

Let your hair down and network with the brightest minds in rural medicine during one our networking events.


Lunch is included with your conference ticket and during breaks you'll be able to browse the exhibitor hall to network and build connections with organisations that can support you and your practice.

Early bird pricing available now

Meet top Rural Generalists & influencers in a unique 3-day experience.