National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

Rural Medical Education Conference

SD boat 350

May 9
San Diego, Calif.

The Rural Medical Education (RME) Group is a special interest group of NRHA committed to advancing the training of physicians for rural practice through network development and advocacy. Click here for more information on the RME Group.

Conference agenda

2016 Rural Medical Education Conference agenda.

Annual Rural Health Conference

Stick around for NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference, which comprises the nation's largest gathering of rural health pros, May 9-12.

Registration information

Register online by selecting "2017 Annual Conference" or download the registration form to email, mail or fax.

Conference rates:

Early (until April 13)
$180 member
$280 non-member*
Student $100

After April 13
$280 member
$380 non-member*
Student $140

* Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members.


Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive 

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel is located across the street from the San Diego International Airport.  Complimentary shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

NRHA's conference rate is $209 plus tax (currently 10.5%)  Call (877) 734-2726. NRHA conferences always sell out early, so don't delay booking your room.

Fraud alert

Some NRHA’s members have been contacted by companies claiming to represent NRHA in booking hotel reservations for this conference. This is unfortunately a widespread problem in the meeting industry. NRHA does not use a third party booking service, and hotel reservations can be booked directly.

Experience San Diego

San Diego is known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Balboa Park is the site of the world-famous San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public. Click here for visitor information.

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