Date: September 24 - Sep 25, 2024

Rural Health Clinic Conference

Location: Kansas City, Mo.

They're the association's fastest-growing events for a reason.

Your chance to share, network, and learn from clinic and CAH stakeholders from across the country is NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences Sept. 24-27.

Take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities designed for clinic and hospital professionals and board members serving rural America.

Registration will open in May 2024.

Call for presentations

NRHA is now accepting presentation submissions for our 2024 Rural Health Clinic Conference until May 28.
- Late submissions will not be accepted – no exceptions.
- Only abstracts submitted through the online form below will be considered.
- Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email in mid July.
- A slate of all speakers presenting with full contact information is required.
- Each speaker listed must have knowledge of their listing prior to submission.
- All speakers selected must register for the conference in which they speak.
- Speakers receive a discounted registration fee.
- No travel, lodging or meal expenses are covered.


Visit the RHC and CAH conference call for presentations page for more information about the submission process.

Register for NRHA's Kansas City events

Registration will open in late May.

For more information email NRHA's registration team or call 816-756-3140.

Student Rate Policy

Student registration is only available to full-time students enrolled in at least 12 concurrent credit hours per semester (or 9 hours for graduate students) of a health-related training program at any level. Individuals with full-time employment are not eligible for student registration. Registrants will be required to provide a class schedule reflecting currently enrolled credit hours and to confirm employment status.

NRHA Refund Policy

For cancellations received by National Rural Health Association at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a full refund, less a 30% processing fee, will be provided to the registrant.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a credit towards attendance at a future conference or seminar will be provided.

No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.


2023 RHC & CAH conferences - updated 9-25-23

Past agendas

2022 in-person RHC & CAH conferences

2022 virtual RHC & CAH conferences

2021 virtual RHC & CAH conferences

2020 RHC & CAH conferences

2019 CAH conference

2018 CAH conference

2017 CAH conference

2016 CAH conference

2015 CAH conference

2014 CAH conference

Additional information

Continuing education credits are available.

Conference Hotel

Sheraton Crown Center Hotel
2345 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108


Join NRHA's exclusive Partnership Program to secure your booth space at the highly anticipated Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences. Boost your visibility in the rural market by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner. Hurry, booth spaces are limited to NRHA partners and non-profit entities. Contact Larry Bedell or consult the 2024 Partnership Guide for details. If you're ready to apply, access the Partners Application.

Non-Profit Entities

Calling all non-profit entities! Explore our 2024 Sponsorships and Non-Profit Space Prospectus to seize the opportunity for exhibition or sponsorship. With limited space for 12 non-profits, act fast. Please note, sponsorships do not include exhibit space.


Elevate your organization's profile by sponsoring NRHA events, reaching hundreds of attendees. In the 2024 Sponsorships and Non-Profit Space Prospectus, discover various sponsorship options. Remember, one-third of U.S. hospitals are rural facilities. Note that sponsorships do not include exhibit space.

Continuing education

By attending the Critical Access Hospital Conference offered by the National Rural Health Association participants may earn up to nine hours ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Download an attendance certificate for the most recent Critical Access Hospital Conference.

COVID-19 Precautions

NRHA strongly recommends all attendees are fully vaccinated against COVID prior to attending. The CDC has identified the following symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. If you have one or more of these symptoms in the days prior to or during 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 receive a negative test result before the event. Also, please report to NRHA if you test positive for COVID after the event such that you may have received and/or spread the virus at the event.

As the COVID-19 virus and its variants are highly contagious, event attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure, assume all such risk, and NRHA shall not be held liable.


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