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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS 26th Annual Rural Health Conference November 18 - 20, 2020 - Virtual Events 10am - 2:00pm Central Pre-Conference Events, Novemb


±xNovember 18 - 20, 2020 - Virtual Events 10am - 2:00pm Central

Pre-Conference Events, November 10-12 10am-12:30

Purpose and Goal

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA of TN) Conference is an annual event to educate participants about health concerns affecting rural Tennessee.

The conference reaches a diverse audience, ranging from hospital administrators, coordinated school health personnel; public health workers and administrators; county executives; legislators; school health nurses; health professions students and faculty; physicians, nurses and other providers; health educators; county health council members; rural business leaders; rural citizens and other community leaders and policy makers.

Conference Sessions

This year's annual conference will be a virtual event with plenary speakers (government officials or contracting agencies) in the morning and smaller "breakout sessions" in the afternoon. All sessions will be limited to one hour and are encouraged to have 2-3 presenters/panel participants.

Presenters should be comfortable presenting via GoTo Webinar and GoTo Meetings, or willing to participate in a training. Sessions will be recorded and offered to conference attendees for 6 months.

Lunch and Learn Series

RHA of TN also plans to offer a series of Lunch and Learns August through October to provide more opportunities to facilitate small group learning and connections between members, partners, and sponsors.

All Sessions

Sessions should highlight positive, replicable programs and elements of health in rural Tennessee, or research that aims to improve rural health. The three focus areas are: Health and Economic Policy Concerns, Behavioral/Mental Health Concerns, and Leadership and Collaborations in era of COVID.

NOTE: Each presenter must complete a Speaker Information & Conflict of Interest forms.

  • Please complete the Presenter Interest form at
  • Collaboration with other entities/members is
  • A Conflict of Interest form will be mailed if presentation is selected for the conference

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