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.

With over 150 wineries, restaurants aplenty, sweeping landscapes, mobs of kangaroos, and just a two hour drive north of Sydney (or less than an hour from Newcastle), the Hunter Valley is a fabulous destination for RMA and a great place to catch up with friends and colleagues from all across Australia.  

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.

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