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Annual Rural Health Conference

May 8-11, 2018 New Orleans, La.

NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation's largest rural health conference, created for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.

Medical education and health equity events
The annual Rural Medical Education Conference and Health Equity Conference (formerly the Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference) will both be held May 8 directly prior to the Annual Rural Health Conference.

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    2018 Annual Rural Health Conference agenda DRAFT

    Past agendas:

    2017 Annual Rural Health Conference agenda

    Medical education and health equity events

    The annual Rural Medical Education Conference and Health Equity Conference (formerly the Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference) will both be held May 8 directly prior to the Annual Rural Health Conference.

  • icon-scholarships Scholarships

    NRHA offers scholarship funds for students and community members with a critical need for financial support with conference expenses.

    Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis untilall funds have been committed to those who meet the eligibility criteria specified in the application form.

    The total individual scholarship award will be $1,000. Please contact Gaby Boscan at 202-639-0550 with any questions.

  • icon-rates Rates

    Register online or download the registration form. Contact Lisa Inman at 816-756-3140 for more information.

    Early registration rates (before April 16)
    $715 for members
    $815 for non-members*
    $358 for students

    Registration rates after April 16
    $815 member
    $915 non-member*
    $408 for students

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

    Rural Hospital Innovation Summit attendees use this registration form.

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors

    Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers
    Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with ads and sponsorships or by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner. 

    NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. These sponsorships, ads and partnerships are great ways to get your company's message in the hands of hundreds of attendees. Remember, one-third of all U.S. hospitals are rural facilities.

    Download NRHA's 2018 engagement guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    Hotel
    The Marriott New Orleans Hotel is located at 555 Canal St. in the heart of the French Quarter, 16 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

    NRHA’s discounted rate is $215 plus tax (currently 13% plus $3 per night city occupancy tax). The hotel discount deadline is April 16 or when rooms sell out. NRHA events consistently sell out early so don’t delay in 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.