23 - 26 October
Riding the wave of change
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...
Indigenous health, refugee health, cultural awareness barriers and religion
Women in the health workforce, treating female patients, obstetrics, termination and women’s health.
Paediatrics and family health, environmental health, drug and alcohol, sexual, mental and big picture health issues.
The future of technology, telehealth, junior doctors, research in general practice, education and retention
Aviation and military, emergency responses and retrieval, and natural disasters.
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.
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.
Let your hair down and network with the brightest minds in rural medicine during one our networking events.
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
I'm leaving RMA inspired, connected and reminded of why rural health is so wonderful.Skye, Junior Doctor
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