Registration is open

A national meeting hosted by our participating program in Hood River, Oregon

Scheduled for the Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, on the Columbia River, near the Hood River RTT


Photo by Peter Marbach

Stories of the River: From Source to Sea

April 27-29, 2022

This year we are using the metaphor of the river to talk about honoring our history and that of the community, bringing tributaries together in building an effective team, navigating transitions, rapids and other turns in the river – ensuring our legacy and preparing for when the salmon return. You can probably think of other ways the river is a metaphor for rural health professions education!

Call for Proposals is now closed but you may submit a Poster until March 1, 2022

Poster Proposal Form

Come share your stories! Join us in exploring the implications for health professions education and training in rural places.

Draft Agenda

Conference Registration – $500 until March 1, or $550 after March 1

Registration closes:  April 1, 2022

At the beginning of the registration process you will be asked to apply a discount code if you qualify.  You will be notified in advance by RTTC if you are eligible for a discount code for one of the following categories:

  • Up to two representatives from each RTT Collaborative Participating Program will receive a coupon code from their residency coordinator
  • 2021-2022 NIPDD Rural Fellows
  • Students and residents click here to register
  • Selected attendees from the RTT Collaborative Scholarly Intensive on January 20-21, 2022, will receive a rebate if they have already registered. Eligible individuals who have not yet registered by that date will receive a coupon.
  • Plenary speakers, members of the host planning committee, RTT Collaborative Board members and staff receive complimentary registration

Main Registration Here

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the event will be charged a 10% administrative fee.  No refunds for cancellations after April 6.

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


Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA  98648
(509) 314-4177

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference facility, Skamania Lodge, until 3/26/22 at a discounted room rate of $199/ night plus tax.  Please click on the hotel link above for direct booking.  Reservations can also be made by calling 844-432-4748.

 Note:  Alternate nearby accommodations will be made available once the room block at Skamania Lodge is filled.  Please contact Dawn Mollica for more information.


Portland International Airport – PDX.  The airport is approximately 42 miles from Skamania Lodge.

Recommended scenic route from airport to Skamania Lodge:  Take Route 205 north across the river to Highway 14 east.  The alternate and faster route is Route 84 east until you reach the toll bridge to cross over to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA.

Rental Car Information

Car rentals at PDX

On-site parking is complimentary at Skamania Lodge

Dining and Recreation

Skamania Lodge dining options

Skamania Lodge /Explore the Gorge activities

Gorgeous Hikes

Trip Advisor area activities

Restaurants near Hood River

At this point, January 3 2022, we fully anticipate an in-person meeting, with individual presenters and attendees participating in person. 


The RTT Collaborative Team
(740) 593-2253

For downloads from previous meetings, including the meeting just past, click the button below.

Past Meetings