Rural Medicine Australia is coming to Melbourne 19-21 October 2017

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) have partnered to bring the very best of rural and remote medicine to Melbourne. ACRRM and RDAA invite all rural and remote medical practitioners and allied health professionals to the Rural Medicine Australia (RMA17) Conference, 19-21 October in Melbourne. Early bird sale is on now.

Call for Abstracts extended to 16 July 2017

RMA17 will be held in Melbourne from 19 – 21 October 2017 and will be focusing on the themes of sports medicine, research in policy and practice and climate change and health. We encourage you to submit an abstract that explores the wider issues associated with these themes, as we are looking for a variety of topics and presentation styles.

Keynote Speakers confirmed

This year’s themes are Sports Medicine, Research in policy and practice, and Climate Change and health. We have an exciting line up of keynotes ready to present their thoughts and research, including Dr Bob Brown (Bob Brown Foundation), Dr David Hughes (Chief Medical Officer; Australian Institute of Sport) and Mr Tim Kelsey (Chief Executive, Australian Digital Health Agency).

Just announced: keynote Kerryn Harvey to discuss her experience as a para-triathlete and upper limb amputee.

Kerryn Harvey is a personal trainer, Founding Director of START Foundation, elite para-triathlete and presenter. She is also an upper limb amputee. Kerryn’s experience with contracting necrotizing fasciitis and her subsequent amputation gives her a unique perspective on the conference theme of sports medicine.

Want to hear Kerryn’s story?

Early bird tickets are on sale now. You will have the opportunity to see her alongside speakers such as Dr Bob Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens and founder of the Bob Brown Foundation, and the Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP, Assistant Minister for Health.

RMA regularly attracts over 550 healthcare professionals. Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues and discover the latest innovations in rural and remote medicine – secure your tickets today.

To find out more about RMA17, please visit the website or contact  ACRRM on 1800 223 226.


GP17 program discusses the issues relevant to you

With a record number of over 300 abstracts, GP17 offers something for everybody.

Topics in this year’s program include:

o    family and domestic violence

o    women’s health

o    opioids and drug use

o    cultural diversity

o    obesity and diabetes, and many more.


We’ve listened to your feedback and introduced two new hands-on skills building streams.

These will focus on interactive clinical updates and professional skills building.

Various sessions will meet the RACGP Curriculum for Australian General Practice and will help

you fulfil your evidence requirements for planning, learning and need (PLAN).


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