RMA21 Abstract submission

The RMA21 conference theme is Connection, Collaboration and Unity.

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. To ensure RMA21 offers an interesting range of presentation types, your submission can take the form of an academic research paper, interactive pitches, poster displays, practical workshops and/or soapbox style presentations. Be creative!

Please note, for your abstract to be considered for review, it must align with the conference theme and at least one of the streams as specified below. 

If you would like to be part of this peak national event, submit your abstract before Monday 10 May 2021. If you have any questions regarding abstract submissions, please feel free to contact the RMA conference team by emailing rmaconference@acrrm.org.au.

Conference streams

Diversity in healthcare

Diversity in Healthcare

This stream promotes sharing resources and learnings to improve the delivery of safe, quality health care for populations where there are a diverse range of requirements, expectations and needs. Topics such as cultural and linguistic considerations; identity health (including LGBTIQ+, Womens' and Mens' health); paediatrics; maternity services; and aged care will be covered in this stream.

Mental Fitness

The mental health of not only the community, but of the medical profession, is paramount as work environments become increasingly competitive, stressful and unforgiving - often in the public eye across the many social media platforms and news streams. Topics such as family conflict; caring for the carer; work/life balance in a rural community; mental health advocacy; peer support, and workforce resilience will be covered in this stream.
Environmental Impacts

Environmental Impacts

This stream covers constructive and progressive approaches to support sustainable development and growth whilst responding to emerging environmental threats to health and well-being in rural communities. Topics such as physical, chemical and biological influences; disease control; first responders; disaster planning and resilience; role of the rural generalist, and health risks from human development will be covered in this stream.
Doctors in Training

Doctors in Training

This stream is dedicated to future Rural Generalists and consultant specialists with an interest and intent to provide expert health care to rural and remote communities. Content to inspire, prepare and upskill medical students, interns, junior doctors, registrars and rural specialist consultants is encouraged for this stream.