Social functions

Network & connect at our social events

We're excited to present a calendar of social events available for delegates throughout RMA20. These events are all onsite at the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valey and provide you with the perfect opportunity to mingle and network with others who are passionate about rural and remote medicine. 

Conference Dinner and Excellence Awards

Enjoy a delicious three course meal and drinks, applaud award winners, and dance the night away. This event is always a highlight of the conference. The night provides the opportunity for delegates to let their hair down, network with colleagues in a relaxed environment, and acknowledge and support those who have exceeded in their support for rural and remote medicine for 2020. This is a popular event and tickets are limited. Be sure to purchase your tickets on registration so you don't miss out, and don't forget to nominate a doctor before nominations close on 10 July. 

Date: Friday 30 October
Time: 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Location: Conference and Events Centre, Crowne Plaza
Cost: $170pp (registrations essential)

Welcome-Reception

Welcome Reception

Experience the Hunter Valley first hand at our popular Welcome Reception. Network with peers, meet new friends and enjoy the included drinks and finger food before the conference officially opens the next morning.

Date: Wednesday 28 October 
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Pergola, Crowne Plaza (please note this is outside) 
Cost: Included in conference ticket (registrations essential)

Trivia Extravaganza

Held straight after the RMA20 Welcome Reception this event is one not to miss! Form a team, create a great name, start researching pub trivia and let the competition begin. 

Date: Wednesday 28 October 
Time: 7:30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Pergola, Crowne Plaza (please note this is outside) 
Cost: Included in conference ticket (registrations essential)
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Registrars Networking Reception

Registrars' Networking Reception

This is an exclusive event for all registrars attending RMA20 who want to connect before the first official day of conference. Don't forget to keep an eye out for your dedicated Registrar Committee who can't wait to welcome you to RMA (they'll be the ones wearing the blue shirts). 

Date: Thursday 29 October
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Vintage room, Crowne Plaza
Cost: Free to all registrars and included in conference ticket (registrations essential)

Future Generalists' Function

This is our dedicated student event and a great way for our future rural generalists to meet, mingle, and network with fellow students, and junior doctors from around Australia. It’s time to dust off your leather boots because this year’s theme is Country Muster!

Date: Thursday 29 October
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Exhibition Terrace, Crowne Plaza
Cost: Free to all students and included in conference ticket (registrations essential)

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Presidents' Breakfast

The popular Presidents' Breakfast covers a range of current and topical health matters over breakfast. Key issues will be covered by a panel of Presidents' and specialists in their field in an interactive Q&A format with the audience. Please note that tickets to this event are strictly limited and it sells out every year. Ensure you book your seat when you purchase conference tickets, so you don’t miss out.

Date: Friday 30 October
Time: 7:00-8.00am 
Location: The Marquee, Crowne Hunter Valley
Cost: $35pp (registrations essential)

Recovery Breakfast

Refuel and recover with coffee and a small breakfast after dancing the night away at the Conference Dinner. Stay and mingle or just grab some food and head straight into the plenary session to start your morning fresh and energised.

Date: Saturday 31 October
Time: 8:00am to 8:25am 
Location: Trade Hall, Crowne Plaza 
Cost: Free (registrations essential)
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