The 2020 RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting

The Continuum of Rural Health Professions Education: 

Across time, place, and discipline

Skamania Lodge,  1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA  98648
April 15-17, 2020


This year’s Annual Meeting promises to be an exciting event! Hosted by three participating rural residency programs in Oregon – a new expanded precedent in hosting for The RTT Collaborative, which is enjoying its seventh year of existence as a nationwide cooperative of rural programs. The meeting also welcomes the Rural Medical Educators (a special interest group within the National Rural Health Association) and the Rural Residency Planning and Development grantees and technical assistance center staff for 2019-2021 (RRPD).

The RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting 2020 (Download PDF)


Early registration rate is $550 (Register by March 1, 2020)

Click here for conference registration.  You will be invoiced via email for the appropriate amount after completing the registration process.

Standard registration rate after March 1, 2020 is $600.

Conference Registration closes April 1, 2020

RTT Collaborative Participants or Sponsors and 2019-2020 NIPDD Rural Fellows are eligible for a reduced conference registration. Plenary speakers, members of the host planning committee, RTT Collaborative Board members and staff receive complimentary registration – however, all must register.  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 $250 travel and meeting allowance to defray costs courtesy of Rural PREP, a federally funded collaborative for rural primary care research.  Please indicate a desire to participate during the registration process.  Additional questions regarding the allowance should be emailed to Dawn Mollica.

Selected representatives of Rural Residency Planning and Development Grantees may also be eligible for a conference scholarship, but must contact for additional information.

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 2.

The RTT Collaborative has applied for CME prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (In the past it has been 8-12 credits)



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 3/14/20 at a discounted room rate of $189 plus tax.  Please click on the hotel link for direct booking.  Reservations can also be made by calling 844-432-4748 using the following code:  1YB7BN


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 probably 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


Questions? Contact Dawn Mollica at or 740-593-2253

For downloads from previous meetings click the button below.

Past Meetings