RDWA Conference

It's an emergency... call the doctor!

This year the RDWA's annual conference for resident rural GPs is all about management of common emergency presentations in rural general practice. 'It's an emergency... call the doctor' will be held on the afternoon of Friday 22 May followed by a full day on Saturday 23 May 2015 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide. We have secured endorsement for a one day emergency procedural grant and Category 1 points.

A casual dinner with your GP colleagues and partners will be held on Saturday night at the zoo.

The Family Program has something for every age group - Hairy Maclary for the little ones, the zoo for everyone, and a high tea and chat for the big ones.

The RDWA also offers university students who are members of their rural clubs the opportunity to take part in a one day, multi-disciplinary conference to experience the richness and breadth of rural practice.

We have secured accommodation deals with three nearby hotels, including apartment style options. The RDWA will provide a $125 subsidy to assist with accommodation costs for resident rural GPs. This is available for up to two nights should both nights' accommodation be used.

For best choices, we encourage early booking of accommodation.



Quick Q and A

How much will the Conference cost?

There is no cost for attendance at the GP Conference for SA's resident rural GPs or for their families attending the Family Program.

There is no cost for university health students who are members of their rural clubs, however numbers are limited.


How will I get my accommodation subsidy?

RDWA staff will contact resident GPs who attend the conference to provide a claim form. GPs can send their claim form and accommodation receipts by return mail or by the web. A subsidy of $125 for each of Friday and Saturday nights is available to assist with costs. Receipts will be required.


How will I claim a procedural grant?

Procedural grants are determined according to the College's criteria. You will need to check your eligibility with your College and claim according to the College process.


Can GP Registrars and Interns attend?

Rural pathway GP Registrars completing their Hospital Core Year and all GP Registrars training in rural South Australia are welcome to attend the rural resident GP conference.

Interns placed at the Mount Gambier and District Health Service are welcome to attend.


Can university students attend the family program?

The family program is for rural resident GP families and families of interns at Mount Gambier and GP Registrars on the rural pathway.





Program and Registration