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Rural Medical Education Conference

May 16, 2023 San Diego, Calif.

We'll see you seaside

Join NRHA and rural health leaders from across the country to help raise the standard for rural health with over 80 innovative, practical, and cost-saving sessions and much more.

NRHA's Rural Medical Education Conference, built by the association's Rural Medical Education Workgroup for educators and students across the rural landscape, is May 16 in San Diego.

“If you’re interested in actively engaging in transformational work on behalf of rural communities, NRHA’s annual events are where it’s at.” – NRHA member Peggy Wheeler

We are so excited to see everyone in San Diego this spring.


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    2023 agenda TBD


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    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.


    There's even more in store

    Don't forget to also register for NRHA's 46th Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation's largest gathering of rural health pros, occurring immediately afterward.

    These events are 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.

    We’ll help you navigate the shifting currents of rural health with more than 80 innovative, practical, and cost-saving sessions — and even more at NRHA’s 8th Rural Hospital Innovation Summit.

    Onsite COVID Precautions

    All onsite registrants and NRHA staff are required to be fully vaccinated. NRHA is following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention definition of full vaccination available here.
    With your onsite registration, you certify that you are, or will be prior to the conference, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by one of the three FDA approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J).
    NRHA will adhere to CDC Guidelines on Masking according to their COVID-19 Community Level Tool that determines prevention steps according to threat levels. While masks are always encouraged, they will not be required except when the community threat level as determined by the CDC for Bernalillo County, New Mexico is HIGH, or if state/local mandates are imposed at the time of our conference.

    Additionally, there are hand sanitizer stations throughout the public space, and all hotel and convention center staff members are following CDC masking guidelines. NRHA will inform conference participants about local testing capabilities should it be necessary during the event.

    NRHA will follow onsite protocols, working closely with local public health officials. We will monitor for developments and adjust our conference protocol as needed.

    Recognize COVID-19 Symptoms

    The CDC has identified the following symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. If you have one or more of these symptoms on the day of the event, please do not participate. If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home unless you get a negative test result before the event. The COVID-19 virus and its variants are highly contagious. Event attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, assume all such risk, and NRHA shall not be held liable. As such, all conference participants will be asked to sign a COVID-19 risk and liability waiver during registration.

    Protect Our Community

    Help to protect our community. Please report to NRHA if you test positive for COVID after the event such that you could have received or spread the virus at the event.

    Your safety is our number one priority.


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