2022 Tasmanian Rural Health Conference + CPD Weekend

For Doctors, Students, Scholarships

  • Date: Saturday, 17 September 2022 9:00am - Sunday, 18 September 2022 2:00pm
  • Location: Tamar Valley Resort
  • Cost: $25 - $125

We are excited to present the first combined Tasmanian Rural Health Conference and CPD Weekend ‘Coming Together’.

GP Delegate Program

This year is the first combined Tasmanian Rural Health Conference and CPD Weekend themed around 'Coming Together'. We have a variety of workshops on offer this year including women's health, musculoskeletal/orthopaedics, mental health, airways skills, managing chronic pain and more!


  • Ruth Stewart
    National Rural Health Commissioner
  • Allison Turnock
    Medical Director | DoH Tas
  • Claire Griffiths
    RG Intern & Palawa woman
  • Eve Merfield
    RDAT | Chair
  • Sarah Chalmers
    ACRRM | President
  • Michael Clements
    RACGP Rural | Chair
  • Peter Barns
    HR+ | CEO
  • Hamish Meldrum
    Ochre | Co-founder
  • Natalie Burch
    ACRRM | Director of Training TAS
  • Jan Radford
    LCS | Director
  • Ben Dodds
    RDAT | Secretary
  • Lizzi Shires
    Tas Rural Generalist Pathway | Director
  • Jess Andrewartha
    GP & Senior Lecturer
  • Tim Andrewartha
    GP & Palliative Care Consultant
  • Aaron Hawkins
    New Fellow ACRRM
  • Hon. Ruth Forest
    MLC - Independent for Murchison
  • Sally Street
    Mersey | RG Director
  • Kath Ogden
    Senior Lecturer UTAS
  • Ginita Oberoi
    GPTT | Medical Educator
  • Emil Djakic
    Patrick St Clinic | Practice Owner & GP
  • Adam Reid
    EMET | Facilitator - FACEM
  • Jess McDonald
    EMET | Facilitator - FACEM
  • Rohan Church
    EMET | Facilitator - FACEM

Pre-Conference Ultrasound Workshop

A pre-conference Ultrasound Workshop is being hosted by RACGP on Friday 16 September. 

This full-day workshop will help increase your understanding of the applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnostic process. Experts will guide you through the diverse applications of point-of-care ultrasound in rural primary care. You will be introduced to basic techniques using advanced high-end mobile ultrasound equipment provided by our sponsor GE Healthcare.

The workshop is capped at 30 participants to allow increased hands-on experience. Participants will rotate through six ultrasound skills stations:

  • eFast
  • deep venous thrombosis
  • heart and lung ultrasound
  • intravenous line placement and foreign object retrieval
  • musculoskeletal soft tissue
  • first trimester transabdominal obstetric ultrasound

Please note: This pre-conference workshop cost is not included in the conference registration and a separate registration cost is involved. For more information or to register, Click Here

For accommodation on Thursday or Friday night, please refer to the Accommodation section below.

Partner Program

The Partner Program will consist of a variety of activities including an avocado seed carving workshop and lino printing workshop, plus more. The final program will be released shortly. 

Children's Program

The Children's Program will consist of a variety of activities. This year we are offering three age groups:

  • 4-6 year olds
  • 7-10 year olds
  • 11-15 year olds

The activities for each age group will be released shortly.


Accommodation is not included in our registration. All accommodation is to be arranged and paid separately by the ticket-holders.

We recommend staying onsite at the Tamar Valley Resort in Grindelwald for a conference special rate. Please call Tamar Valley Resort Reception 03 6330 0400 and use reservation number 340719 to make a booking. 

  • Single Room: $129 per night (1 adult) 
  • Double/Twin Share Room $162 per night (2 adults)
  • Chalets: $182 per night (2 adults) children $25 extra each

All accommodation includes buffet breakfast.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Registrations close 02/09/2021 or unless sold out
Registrations close 02/09/2021 or unless sold out