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Doctors for Regional Innovation, Vision, Excellence, Research & Scholarship Saturday October 16 2021

What is DRIVERS 2021?

DRIVERS 2021 is a new, one-day statewide conference to showcase quality in regional and rural medicine. As our name says, this conference is for regional Doctors and their Innovation, Vision, Excellence, Research and Scholarship. It’s also an evening to celebrate our vision with an awards ceremony accompanied by some of Bendigo’s best food, drinks and entertainment.

Engage with exciting and relevant keynotes from Dr Annette Holian, Professor Tom Callaly and Dr Nicola Yuen, participate in a workshop with purpose and hear from over 35 doctors, medical professionals and students in Lightning Talks, Ninja Case Studies and more. See more at our official DRIVERS 2021 program.

A COVID-safe hybrid event 

DRIVERS 2021 will be delivered in a hybrid format, with participants engaging individually via Zoom, and from COVID-safe “conference hubs” located in Bendigo and Gippsland.  The Zoom links and conference hub addresses will be distributed only to our registered guests and presenters.

Attendance on site is strictly limited to those who are within the current COVID guidelines regarding travel in regional Victoria and have been allocated a seat by the steering committee (we've emailed you about this if you're coming in person!).

Online only:

If required, the conference will pivot to online-only, which will see the awards presented immediately after our final keynote speaker to minimize our screen time over the day. We'll also move the pre-conference workshops and gala dinner - they'll be rescheduled to 20th November in Bendigo - and if that's the case, you're invited.


Registrations to attend DRIVERS 2021 online are closed.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries about DRIVERS 2021, please contact:

Ms Sophie Burke
North West Victorian Regional Training Hub Manager, Monash Rural Health
Phone: 0428 553 155

Associate Professor Janelle Brennan
North West Victorian Regional Training Hub Director, Monash Rural Health
Member of the DRIVERS 2021 Scientific and Steering committees

The DRIVERS 2021 Scientific and Steering committees can be contacted via Sophie Burke.

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