Conferences and Events


Conference 2016 29 April - 1 May, Lorne.

The RDAV conference committee were pleased to welcome Mary-Anne Thomas – Labour Member for Macedon and Parliamentary Secretary for Health (Vic) on Saturday.  Pictured here with Mary-Anne is medical student, Louise Manning.



Rural conferences promote the rural doctor movement. First held in NSW in 1987, the purpose of rural medical week-ends has been to encourage association of rural doctors and their families, develop a sense of rural medical community and interaction, and give relevant vertically integrated education. The structure in Victoria was elaborated by the RDAV committee early on to include CPD, medical student involvement, teaching GPs how to be teachers, a political component, a full family program, and with relaxing entertainment.


Past conferences:

2014 Hepburn Springs
2013 Bendigo
Link to Pipeline Forum talks
2012 Conference deferred, AGM held in conjunction with Servier week-end
2011 Lancemore Hill Lancefield
2010 Arts Centre Wangaratta
2009 Bell City Melbourne
2008 Port Fairy
2007 Milawa
2006 Lancefield
2005 Werribee, Jointly held with RWAV and ACRRM
2004 Echuca
2003 Mount Buffalo
2002 Mount Gambier, Jointly held with RDASA
2001 Traralgon Centre for Rural Health (10th year RDAV anniversary)
2000 Yarrawonga
1999 Melbourne
1998 Halls Gap
1997 Wonthaggi
1996 Swan Hill
1995 Lorne
1994 Daylesford
1993 Mt Beauty
1992 Echuca

Rural Doctors Association of Victoria (Constituent of RDAA)