Addressing the Health of the Public in Rural Places

The 2019 RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting
May 15 – 17, 2019 – Auburn, Maine

Annual Meeting Agenda

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 Auburn, Maine at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch.

Community responsiveness is an important domain of competence in rural practice. Whether as a comprehensive primary care clinician wanting to address the care of his patients in community context, a part-time medical director at the health department, or a volunteer member of a community health advisory board, rural physicians and other primary care professionals must be prepared to wear many hats. Conducting community needs assessments, accessing public health resources for our patients, and working in the community to improve options for exercise and nutrition – all are important skills for rural practice.

Join us in exploring the implications for health professions education and training in rural places. Attendees are also invited to participate in a pre-conference research Design and Dissemination Studio, and those who do so will be eligible for a $500 travel and meeting allowance, courtesy of Rural PREP, the collaborative for Rural Primary care Research Education and Practice.

 Early registration deadline:  March 15, 2019

Click here for conference registration

 Registration closes:  April 24, 2019

 Conference Registration – $500 early registration, or $550 after 3/15

RTT Collaborative Participants or Sponsors and 2018-2019 NIPDD Rural Fellows are eligible for a Reduced Conference Registration – $375 early or $425 after 3/15                                                                    

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

Rural Residency Coordinators are eligible to apply for a registration scholarship

If you attend the free pre-conference, Design and Dissemination Studio, you may be eligible for a $500 travel and meeting allowance to defray costs courtesy of Rural PREP, a federally funded collaborative for Rural Primary Care Research.  Please indicate desire to participate during the registration process. Additional questions regarding the allowance 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 24, 2019.

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


Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME  04210

(207) 784-4433

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, until 4/19/19 at a discounted room rate of $129 plus tax.  Please click on the hotel link above for direct booking.


Portland International Jetport – PWM is approximately 34.8 miles from hotel

Transportation & Parking

Ground transportation information to/ from Portland International Jetport click here

Complimentary on-site parking is available at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch

Dining and Recreation

Auburn/Lewiston area dining and entertainment

The Hilton Garden Inn has an on-site restaurant, Garden Grille & Bar. Other nearby restaurants can be found by clicking here.


This is the 6th Annual Meeting for The RTT Collaborative. For downloads from previous meetings click the button below.

Past Meetings