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POSTPONED – Rethinking Remote 2020

30th April 2020


Rethinking Remote 2020 will be our third conference focussing on innovative solutions in remote and rural health and wellbeing.

Each year the conference has grown and developed. What makes the conference special is the cross sector sharing of information, ideas, research and solutions from experts both locally and from across the globe. It provides a showcase for the sharing of practical initiatives that are already making a difference to the health and wellbeing of remote and rural communities.

This year we have moved the conference to the MacDonald Aviemore Resort to ensure that the auditorium, accommodation, exhibition area, posters and workshops are all within one purpose built complex. By combining the delegate rate, dinner and accommodation into one conference package we have also managed to reduce the cost to delegates from previous years.




08.30am – 09.30am         REGISTRATION  COFFEE/TEA

09.30am – 09.35am         Welcome

09.35am – 10.00am         KEYNOTEJeanne Freeman Cabinet Secretary Scottish Government

10.00am – 10.30am         Michael Sautter
Rethinking simulation-based healthcare quality Improvement: how to space and time may be turned from constraints to advantages.

10.30am – 11.00am         Dr. Peder Jest
How to deliver health care services to citizens in remote areas and small-scale communities by using individualised health care technology

11.00am – 11.30am          TEA / COFFEE

11.30am – 12.45pm         Workshops / Oral Presentations

2.45pm – 2.15pm             LUNCH EXHIBITION and POSTER VIEWING

02.15pm – 03.30pm        Workshops /Oral Presentations

03.30pm – 04.00pm       TEA / COFFEE

04.00pm – 04.30pm        Dr. Rikard Moen
Challenges, governance and competencies in working remotely

04.30pm – 05.00pm        Col.Prof. Mike Smith
Prolonged care in remote environments

5.00pm                 CLOSE

7.00pm                 CONFERENCE DINNER

Friday 1st May

08.30am – 09.00am         REGISTRATION TEA / COFFEE

09.00am – 09.30am         KEYNOTE Ian Stewart 

09.30am – 10.00am          Assoc Prof. Ewan McPhee
Rural and remote practice in the era of the rural generalist: inspiring the future

10.00am – 10.30am         Clare Morrison
NHS Near Me: using video consulting to improve access to care

10.30am – 11.00am          TEA/COFFEE

11.30am – 12.15pm           Workshops / Oral Presentations

12.15pm – 12.45pm        Dr. Steve F. Bain, Professor & Interim Dean
Management of mental health issues in rural south Texas

12.45pm – 1.15pm      Adrian Smith
Connected pathways to care in the community

1.15pm – 1.30pm             CLOSE

1.30pm                            LUNCH



The Rethinking Remote 2020 Conference will be having a poster session and three free papers sessions which will include 4 oral presentations in each session showcasing innovative work around the five themes of the conference. We will be inviting submissions which are examples of research, service development, an international perspective and,multi-agency working.
All abstracts that are accepted will entitle the author to register for the conference at the Early Bird discounted rate.


Each poster submission will be scored prior to the event by members of the planning committee. All poster presenters who are asked to display on the day will have their poster automatically entered into the Poster competition.

All delegates at the conference will be encouraged to vote for best poster and there will be a prize for the best poster selected. Please note that there is no scope for late submissions/additional posters being brought on the day.

Within the poster submission registration process you will be asked for the following:

THEME (more than 1 option can be indicated) / BACKGROUND / AIMS / METHODS / OUTCOMES (if applicable) limit 300 characters


If you have indicated that you would like your abstract to be considered for oral presentation in addition to poster display. If your abstract is selected you will be asked to give a brief presentation of your work in one of the ‘free papers’ sessions on Thursday morning or afternoon or Friday morning. There will be a prize awarded for the best oral presentation.
Please note that you will have access to return to your abstract submission to make any amendments/ add in additional information until the abstract closing date – FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2020.

Submit Abstract HERE


30th April 2020


Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Inverness-shire, PH22 1PN United Kingdom
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