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Rural Medical Education Conference

May 9, 2017 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.

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    2016 Rural Medical Education Conference agenda.

    Annual Rural Health Conference

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

  • icon-scholarships Scholarships

    NRHA offers scholarship funds for students 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

    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.

    Registration information

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

  • icon-building Accommodations


    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 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.

    NRHA certificates of attendance will be available at the registration desk. Attendees may use these certificates with third-party organizations or their employer as documentation of having received conference hours of instruction.