Rural Health Professions Actions Plan

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Bringing Albertans together

The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) hosts an annual Rural Alberta Community Physician Attraction and Retention Conference. This is a place where community representatives of attraction and retention committees, as well as interested community members from across Alberta, gather to share experiences, learn about new initiatives related to physician attraction and retention, and network with other rural community members.

2016 RPAP Rural Alberta Community Physician Attraction and Retention Conference

27-29 September 2016

Vermilion, Alberta

2016 was the inaugural year for the annual RPAP Rural Community Conference to be held in a rural Alberta community. Through a proposal process, the town of Vermilion, AB was chosen as the site for this year’s event.

The conference focused on identifying and sharing work that goes on behind the scenes and contributes to the successes found through community involvement in physician attraction, support and retention. An initial keynote address and workshop helped set the stage for the two day event, emphasizing the importance of rural communities, and strategies to build attractive and resilient communities. Participatory sessions offering practical approaches and strategies, sharing the benefits of collaboration, and providing examples of cross cultural work with aboriginal communities all contributed to enhancing the support work carried out by rural Alberta attraction and retention committees.

2016 RPAP Rural Community Conference Podcast playlist

Click on the playlist menu icon in the top left corner of the video window below Playlist Icon 01 to select a podcast from the 2016 conference.

2012 RPAP Rural Alberta Community Physician Attraction and Retention Conference

10-12 October 2012, Edmonton, Alberta

Other RPAP Conference and workshop documentation

2011 Conference

26-28 October 2011 Edmonton, Alberta

2011 Conference Proceedings Summary

2010 Conference

7-9 November 2010 Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Conference Proceedings Summary

2009 Workshop

23-24 September 2009 Nisku, Alberta 

2009 Workshop Proceedings Summary

2008 Workshop

24 April 2008 Nisku, Alberta

2008 RPAP Workshop Proceedings Summary

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