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ICRE Program Information

A dynamic, practical program for all medical educators

ICRE is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education. This year’s conference will feature five plenaries, 15 learning tracks, more than 50 workshops and approx. 200 poster and paper presentations.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Residency Rediscovered: Transforming Training for Modern Care”.


Click here to download the ICRE 2015 program overview.


Click here to view the abstracts published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Explore the dynamic ICRE program online

Don’t miss ICRE’s dynamic online program. Easily explore the diverse line-up of sessions on resident assessment, admissions, competency-based medical education, CanMEDS, and much more.

Click here to explore the ICRE program. Alternatively, view the program by track or by day.


ICRE will feature a wide variety of half-day workshops on October 22. Don’t miss this unique development opportunity to explore a topic in depth with a small group of like-minded colleagues.

Click here to view the full slate of exciting ICRE pre-conference sessions.


This year’s conference will feature five unique plenary sessions, including CBME: Pro and Con; a dynamic debate on the opportunities and challenges associated with the emerging competency-based medical education system.

Click here to see the full speaker line-up for ICRE 2015.


ICRE is a global forum to discuss and develop issues in residency education. New for ICRE 2015, will be brief, intense discussions on some major recurring issues that affect training around the world. How to choose the right residents for your program? How to make distributed training work? These are examples of common challenges addressed in different ways in different regions.

Format: these are brief sessions, only 45 min. Session leaders are selected for their expertise and interest in the topic, and they are asked to frame the session in the form of some thoughtful opening remarks in less than 10 min. These opening remarks can be a short series of questions for the audience, a challenge for medical educators, an invitation to a question-and-answer panel discussion, or a provocative suggested solution to a recurring problem in residency education.

The majority of the session is intended to be a discussion among participants, who have specifically selected the topic because of their interest. Session leaders are encouraged to facilitate discussion, draw experiences from the crowd, and attempt to illuminate the topic by finding contrasting approaches from around the world.

Lightning Rounds are quick! This is an experiment to allow ICRE 2015 attendees to sample important topics in a rapid fashion.

Continuing Professional Development

The International Conference on Residency Education is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. A certificate of attendance will be emailed out to all attendees following the conference.


Before their presentation, all speakers will disclose the existence of any financial interest or other relationships they might have with the manufacturer of any commercial product to be discussed during their presentation (honoraria/expenses, grants, consultant role, speaker’s bureau relationship, stock ownership or any other special relationships.)

In 2015 we have four generations working and learning alongside in medicine: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Their differences in work-life balance, communication styles, tech-savvy and other characteristics are the subject of much hand wringing. Whether real or imagined, these differences have important implications for the planning and delivery of medical education. With the help of an international panel of discussants, the 2015 Clinician Educators Dinner Program will explore these questions in a highly interactive format.

The Clinician Educator Program is designed for clinician educators (see description below). The purpose of this program is to engage clinician educators in a scholarly discussion about how intergenerational differences should inform medical education. Upon completion of this program, you will engage clinician educators in a discussion of the relevance of intergenerational differences in medical education; identify barriers created by intergenerational differences and strategies to overcome them; and discuss how technology savvy interfaces with intergenerational concerns.

A clinician educator:

  • Is a current or former clinician with experience in the delivery of healthcare as well as the supervision and teaching of health professionals
  • Applies education, psychology, and leadership theory to educational practice;
  • Engages in education scholarship; and
  • Provides consultation and advice regarding educational issues in the health professions.