RDAQ 2020 Conference cancelled due to COVID-19
A personal message from RDAQ President
Dr Clare Walker
Dear RDAQ Members and Non-members
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the 2020 RDAQ Conference.
We understand that as rural and remote doctors, we are facing a time of great stress and a sense of isolation. There may not be ICU beds in our towns, yet many of our communities have disproportionately high numbers of elderly and vulnerable patients.
Many of you work in places where you are already stretched on a daily basis and are rightly contemplating how you are to manage with the surge in demand on our services. I want you all to know that we are still here for you and encourage you to reach out to us any time you need.
The RDAQ Conference helps fund the RDAQ advocacy activities throughout the year and the cancellation of this event will put a significant dent in our funds. However, a few years ago we made a decision to have a contingency fund to survive in the event of a failed conference. We thought there was a risk a cyclone may take out an event one day, but instead it has been a virus! Thankfully that decision means that RDAQ will survive.
So bunker down, stay strong and look after yourselves as you prepare to care for your family, friends and community with the resourcefulness that distinguishes you as a rural doctor.
We will to stay connected with you through this pandemic!
Dr Clare Walker
NEW DATES 24-26 JUNE 2021 - RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast
Delegate Registration Fees
RDAQ is offering delegates two options for your registration fees:
1. A credit towards registration fees for the RDAQ 2021 conference. This will mean you will be registered for RDAQ 2021 and avoid any fee increases for 2021. Please confirm by 3 April 2020 that you would like us to apply a credit.
2. A full refund of your 2020 conference registration fee. We will not apply any cancellation fees, however, RDAQ 2021 may incur a fee increase. Please advise us by 3 April 2020 if you would like to arrange a refund.
Venue location map
RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast
Queensland Australia 4217
07 3105 7800