The premium networking event for rural and remote doctors
Hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), the Rural Medicine Australia (RMA) conference 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.
RMA21 will be held at The Crown Perth on Whadjuk Nyoongar country from Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 October 2021, with pre-conference courses and the popular Welcome Reception held on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
Tickets are on sale now, so get in early to secure yours while the early bird sale is still on. Full conference rates will apply from 1 July 2021.
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RMA21 abstracts submissions open!
The conference theme forms the basis of RMA, including our keynote and concurrent sessions. We’re pleased to invite authors and presenters to submit abstracts for consideration to present to delegates as part of the 2021 program, which will be delivered both in person and online.
Our theme for RMA21 is "Connection, Collaboration and Unity" and will have the following streams....
Diversity in Healthcare
Doctors in Training
Mark your diaries now!
Our locations are a surprise but our dates are not...
20-23 October 2021
Be inspired by informative speakers and sessions
The RMA21 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. Visit the 'Program' page to learn more about what speakers will be at RMA21 and to view the full conference program.
Enrol in interactive courses and workshops
Improve your skills in areas like emergency medicine, retrieval, obstetrics, anaesthetics and mental health care. Not only will you enhance your skills and learn something new, you can also earn CPD hours by taking part in a range of courses and workshops held pre, during and post conference. But hurry! Places fill up quickly, visit the 'Courses' page for more information and to secure your place.
Network with hundreds of rural health professionals
Let your hair down and network with hundreds of the brightest minds in rural and remote medicine during the many social events available at RMA21. Popular events include the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner and Excellence Awards, where you'll make new connections and catch up with friends and colleagues from all over Australia. Visit the 'Social Functions' page for more information and book your place while registering for RMA21.
Mingle with a range of Sponsors and Exhibitors
We couldn't put on a conference without our sponsors and exhibitors! Your lunch, morning and afternoon tea breaks are included with your RMA21 conference ticket and during these breaks you'll be able to browse the Exhibition and Trade Hall to network and build connections with organisations that can support you and your practice.
It’s really enlightening to hear about some of the political landscape – the good and the bad. As a student, I think it helps to prepare us.Bron, Student
RMA18 was a lovely experience, during a difficult and isolating time of transition for me. It was a relief to see some familiar and friendly faces, as well as some new ones who ardently champion the cause for remote and rural medicine.Tarun, Registrar
RMA is progressive, inclusive, and welcome. There is no sense of hierarchy, every student is included and made to feel a part of the ‘rural mob’. It’s the best conference you will attend as a medical studentJessica, Student
RMA is one of the best conferences I have attended! I’ve learnt many insightful anecdotes not only from listening, but actually speaking and interacting with keynote speaks and other attendees.Justine, Student
I'm leaving RMA inspired, connected and reminded of why rural health is so wonderful.Skye, Junior Doctor