August 14 2020

RME Collaborative to Host Virtual Live 2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress in November

TRUMBULL, CT, August 14, 2020 RME Collaborative announced today that they will host the 2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress, a virtual live CME/CE conference, on Saturday, November 21, 2020, in conjunction with National Rural Health Day. Healthcare professionals who serve patients in rural and underserved areas are invited to participate in this complimentary event that will be tailored to meet their unique educational needs.

The 2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress, which will be broadcast live starting at 8:00 AM CT, will be hosted on an interactive virtual platform that can be accessed on desktop, laptop, or mobile devices. Sessions will focus on a variety of clinical, practice management, and patient-centric topics relevant to primary care. Participants across the United States will have the opportunity to engage with expert faculty and respond to poll questions in real time. 

As a Rural Champion partner of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, RME Collaborative supports the “Power of Rural” movement and scheduled this year’s Rural Health Clinical Congress on the Saturday following National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day is held on the third Thursday of each November and is celebrated nationwide by the 50 State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders.

Returning as moderator is rural health expert Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, MPH. Dr. Yawn, who brings 15 years of experience as a rural family medicine physician, will ensure that the content and discussions presented as part of the virtual conference are relevant and tailored to the specific challenges facing rural and underserved areas.

“Clinicians in rural and underserved communities are busy and have limited time to stay up-to-date with rapidly evolving information,” said Dr. Yawn. “This virtual event is designed to provide the latest updates on a variety of relevant topics, all in the context of COVID-19,” said Dr. Yawn.

“Building on the success of last year, we are thrilled to announce the return of our virtual live Rural Health Clinical Congress this November,” said Erica Rusie, PharmD, Scientific Director of RME Collaborative. “The convenient virtual format, which allows clinicians to receive the latest updates without needing to travel, will be especially important this year given the current COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Rural Health Clinical Congress will be jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and will offer free continuing education credit to participants.


About RME Collaborative
Talem Health developed Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative to focus on rural care and needs. RME Collaborative aims to support the professional and educational needs of rural healthcare professionals by providing high-quality, evidence-based continuing medical education. Through strategic partnerships and planning, RME Collaborative devises educational programs that are tailored to the specific challenges of care in rural areas. Contact: Lauren Wills,

About National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health & National Rural Health Day
Each year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and its partners set aside the third Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural.”

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health is the membership association of the nation’s 50 State Offices of Rural Health. State Offices of Rural Health are anchors of information and support for rural communities, health professionals, hospitals, and clinics across the nation. They are dedicated to collaboration, education, communication, and innovation to improve health in small towns around the country. Contacts: Ashley Muninger, or Michelle Rathman,

About Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) has been providing trusted independent continuing education for healthcare professionals since 1979 and is a recognized leader for jointly provided continuing education activities. PIM is nationally accredited to certify education and issue continuing education credit to an interprofessional or multidisciplinary audience of learners, including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, optometrists, healthcare executives, addiction counselors, and clinical laboratory professionals.

The purpose of the PIM continuing healthcare education program is to deliver effective CME/CE activities that are designed to contribute to the professional development of physicians, as well as other healthcare professionals, support the development and function of collaborative interprofessional teams, and positively impact the delivery of healthcare.


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