Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference


34th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference

The 34th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference will be held October 18-20, 2017 at the Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon.

The annual Oregon Rural Health Conference is the largest gathering in Oregon dedicated to sharing information and showcasing innovative approaches to health and the delivery of health care in rural Oregon. The conference brings together providers, administrators, consumers, policy makers and others to exchange ideas and share expertise.


Online registration is now closed. Please contact Linda Peppler ( | 503-494-4450) with any questions.

Lodging Information

A block of rooms is being held until September 24, 2017 at Sunriver Resort. Conference single or double lodging rates per night are as follows:

Lodge Village Room | $125
Lodge Village Suite | $169
River Lodge Room | $179

To receive conference rates, reservations must be made by September 24. You must identify yourself as an attendee of the Oregon Rural Health Conference. To make lodging reservation, go to Sunriver Lodging or call 855-420-8206.

In the event there is no vacancy at Sunriver Resort, here are links to lodging options nearby:

  1. Best Western Newberry Station - LaPine
  2. Airbnb - Sunriver homes
  3. Seventh Mountain Resort
  4. Mount Bachelor Village Resort
  5. Towneplace Suites by Marriott

Continuing Medical Education Credits


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify specific risks and challenges in volunteering in a medical setting for disaster preparedness
  • Outline basic principles to evaluate new health reform proposals and priorities for new primary care models to protect the financial health of rural hospitals and medical practices
  • Understand how to invest community benefit dollars in upstream and preventative care given state and federal regulatory changes
  • Identify policy changes at the federal level and understand how they impact the provision of care in rural Oregon

Target Audience

Primary Care and Specialty Physicians; Physician Assistants; Nurse Practitioners; and other health care professionals.


Contact Linda Peppler,

Future Conferences


October 3-5, 2018
The Riverhouse, Bend, Oregon


October 2-4, 2019
The Riverhouse, Bend, Oregon