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The 2016 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)

Advancing Quality: Aligning Residency Education and Patient Care
September 29 – October 1, 2016, Niagara Falls, Canada


Goals and objectives

Each year, ICRE brings together more than 1,500 clinical educators and physicians from around the world to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance training.

ICRE 2016 Objectives:

By the end of ICRE 2016, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the forces and science behind the quality revolution in medicine, and adapt residency education accordingly;
  • Describe best practices and research in residency education;
  • Describe new developments in competency-based education and the implications for residency education;
  • Describe key current trends in residency education, and identify the implications for their own program(s);
  • Adopt a number of new approaches for enhancing excellence in teaching and assessment in residency;
  • Describe different approaches to residency education from other countries and jurisdictions;
  • Describe the implications of new technologies for residency education; and
  • Describe novel designs for residency education in the 21st century.

ICRE 2016 Learning Tracks:

Topics that will be covered at this year’s conference include:

  • Accreditation in Residency Education
  • Admissions: Selecting residents
  • Assessment: Cutting edge tools and practical techniques
  • Competency-based education
  • Education for patient safety
  • Education research methods
  • Faculty development
  • Health policy and residency education
  • Humanities and history in medical education
  • Physician health and wellness
  • Resident duty hours
  • Simulation in residency education
  • Teaching and learning in residency education
  • Using innovative technologies for medical education
  • What Works? Innovations in residency teaching and assessment


  • clinical teachers and educators;
  • program directors;
  • residents;
  • postgraduate deans;
  • program administrators;
  • government leaders and policy makers;
  • educational researchers; and
  • medical education leaders.


Click here for details about the ICRE 2016 Conference Planning Group.


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