RMA20 - 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), Rural Medicine Australia (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.

RMA20 will be held at The Crowne Plaza in the beautiful Hunter Valley, Lovedale from Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 October 2020, with pre-conference courses and our popular Welcome Reception on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Conference theme & streams 

The conference theme forms the basis of RMA, including our keynote and concurrent sessions. Our theme for RMA20 is "Respond. Recover. Reflect. Renew" and will have the following streams...
Diversity in healthcare

Diversity in Healthcare

Environmental Impacts

Environmental Impacts


Mental Fitness

Doctors in Training

Doctors in Training

Mark your diaries now!

Our locations are a surprise but our dates are not...


RMA20 - 28-31 October 2020


RMA21 - 20-23 October 2021


RMA22 - 12-15 October 2022


RMA23 - 25-28 October 2023
28 - 31 October 2020

RMA20 Activities


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 Courses

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

Social Functions

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


Your lunch and morning and afternoon tea breaks are included with your conference ticket and during these breaks you'll be able to browse the exhibitor hall to network and build connections with organisations that can support you and your practice.

Want to know what RMA is all about? Check out our gallery...

RMA19 gallery

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