The RTT Collaborative holds an annual meeting in a location generally hosted each year by one of the Collaborative’s participants. This year’s meeting is in Anderson and Seneca, South Carolina.

2017 RTTC Annual Meeting
“Navigating the Rapids: Engaging the Community in Scholarship”
April 19-21 – Anderson, SC

Engaging the community in scholarly work can be like navigating the rapids of a wild and scenic river in upstate South Carolina. The skills it requires are different than those needed to traverse the Mississippi or the Amazon. Adapting the expectations for scholarship crafted in larger academic settings to the scale of rural medical education can be difficult, and fun!

Although sometimes framed as an individual sport, as in kayaking, the most challenging rapids require a team and a raft. Join rural medical educators, representatives from the ACGME, researchers and policy folks at this year’s RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting. Visit the home of Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency, engage with leaders from the ACGME on matters of accreditation, experts and peers on matters of curriculum and finance, and participate in a free pre-conference workshop in Community Based Participatory Research, courtesy of Rural PREP, a new federally funded collaborative for Rural Primary care Research Education and Practice.

Annual Meeting Agenda

Registration Information and Pricing

Early registration deadline: February 28, 2017

Registration closes: March 28, 2017

Conference Registration$500 early registration, or $550 after 2/28

RTT Collaborative Participants or Sponsors and 2016-2017 NIPDD Rural Fellows are eligible for a Reduced Conference Registration – $375 early or $425 after 2/28

Plenary speakers, members of the host planning committee, RTT Collaborative Board members and staff are paid registrants

If you attend the free pre-conference workshop on Community Based Participatory Research, you may be eligible for a $1,000 travel and meeting stipend to defray costs courtesy of Rural PREP, a new federally funded collaborative for Rural Primary Care Research. Please indicate desire to participate during the registration process. Additional questions regarding the stipend should be emailed to Dawn Mollica.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the event will be charged a 10% administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations will be made after April 5, 2017.

The RTT Collaborative has applied for CME prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians


Conference Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn
115 Destination Blvd.
Anderson, SC 29625
(864) 964-0100

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, until 3/28/16 at a discounted room rate of $114 + tax. Please click on the hotel link above for direct booking.


  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) – 35 miles
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – 121 miles
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) – 128 miles


Anderson-Clemson Shuttle Services: $74-$195

Taxi service from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport: approximately $40

Car rentals

If you are interested in coordinating a ride share from the airport with someone else, please contact Dawn Mollica.

Dining and Recreation

Local restaurant guide

Want to brave the rapids? Click here for the closest whitewater outfitter!

Past Meetings