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IL Rural Health Association Call for Presenters - Deadline April 7th

2023 IRHA Annual Educational Conference Aug. 9-10th I-Hotel in Champaign 

Topics must be related to the following areas:

  • Best Practices: Public Health Departments, Rural Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics
  • Community and Population Health Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Emergency Preparedness Services
  • Impact of COVID on Rural Practice Settings
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Medicaid and Medicare 
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Needs in Rural Communities
  • Oral Health
  • Overcoming Staffing Shortages
  • Overcoming Obstetric Care Shortages
  • Rural Health Clinic Compliance
  • Rural Workforce Development & Recruitment
  • Substance Abuse Challenges in Rural Communities
  • Telemedicine in Various Specialties

 Target Audience

  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Case Coordinators
  • Mental Health Providers
  • Nurses
  • Practice Managers
  • Public Health Administrators and Staff
  • Rural Health Clinic Administrators
  • Rural Hospital CEO/Administrators
  • Rural Mid-Level Practitioners
  • Rural Physicians

Presentation Formats

All sessions will be allotted 45 minutes, and this should include time for questions.

Format Options: Research Presentation, Workshop Session, Panel Discussion (panel discussion will include at least two individuals speaking on related topics (e.g., telemedicine projects, integrated care models, oral health in rural hospitals, etc.). We no longer have a Poster Presentation option but instead encourage students to submit an article for our spring newsletter and apply for a scholarship to attend our Conference by contacting


You will be notified of acceptance in May.  The IRHA reserves the right to combine sessions, make recommendations with respect to presenters, and to contact presenters regarding potential edits. 

If Accepted: Submitting a proposal represents a commitment to develop and deliver a presentation that is informative, relevant and useful.  Accepted presenters who plan to attend the whole conference must register for the conference and will receive the discounted rate of $150, as a small gesture of our appreciation for the hard work in preparing your presentation. Presenters who are only coming for their presentation are invited to stay for one meal and do not have to register.

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