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A dynamic, practical program for all medical educators

Man smiling during an ICRE workshop

The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education. This year’s conference will feature five plenaries, 16 learning tracks, more than 50 workshops and approximately 200 poster and paper presentations.

The theme of this year’s conference is Advancing Quality: Aligning Residency Education and Patient Care.

To view the ICRE 2016 program outline, click here.

To access the complete list of ICRE 2016 Learning Tracks, click here.

To consult the ICRE 2015 presenter slides, podcasts and program information, click here.

Share your Resident Survival Stories at ICRE 2016

Are you a resident with an interesting story to share about surviving and thriving through training? Does your experience lend itself to a unique learning opportunity for fellow residents? If so, we want to hear from you!

The ICRE/IRLS 2016 planning committee is currently looking for participants to lead a practical discussion during this year’s Resident Survival Stories panel session, which will highlight both the challenges and triumphs experienced by residents.

The session will serve as an opportunity to share best practices and hear examples of successful navigation in the areas of leadership, career planning, and resident wellness.

Deadline for submissions is June 3, 2016.

Candidates with stand-out stories will be invited to Niagara Falls to serve as panelists during the September 29 – October 1 conference.

Click here for more information, and to access the submission site.

Please note: Resident Survival Stories session presentations will be accepted and delivered in English only.

Pre-conference workshops

ICRE will feature a diverse offering of half-day workshops on September 29, 2016. This unique professional development opportunity will give participants the chance to explore a medical education topic in-depth, with a small group of like-minded colleagues.

To view the full lineup of pre-conference sessions, click here.

Plenary speakers

This year’s conference will feature five unique plenary sessions.

To view the plenary lineup and speaker bios, click here.

Clinician Educator Program: Intersections between the quality agenda and education – the role of clinician educators in curricular design

Thursday, September 29, 2016
1800-2100 (Port Colborne, Scotiabank Convention Centre)
Fee: $110 (dinner included)

As exemplified by this year’s ICRE conference theme, the field of quality improvement (QI) is having increasing influence on how clinician educators approach curricular decisions. Topics such as sign-over, resource stewardship, standardization of care and performance measurement have become key priorities. The overall objective of improving patient care cannot be questioned, and quality improvement initiatives promise to markedly enhance the education of medical trainees. However, translating the quality movement into effective curricula will require careful input from educators. This year’s program will promote a scholarly discussion about what curricular steps are needed in developing effective QI and patient safety curricula. This highly interactive session will be facilitated by an international panel of speakers in an engaging format, over dinner.

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 to translate three key areas in quality improvement into curricular decisions. Upon completion of this program, you will have been engaged in a discussion on how institutional quality improvement agendas are likely to impact education; considered potential pitfalls or barriers that quality improvement initiatives can impose on trainee learning; and identify strategies to align the following topics with medical education: stewardship of resources, standardization of care, performance measurement, and quality improvement and patient safety.

A clinician educator:

  • Is a current or former clinician with experience in the delivery of healthcare and 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.

KeyLIME Live at ICRE

Friday, September 30, 2016
1145-1315 (Jr. Ballroom A, Scotiabank Convention Centre)
Lunch included

On Friday, September 30, 2016, the three KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) co-hosts (Drs. Jason Frank, Linda Snell & Jonathan Sherbino) will discuss the key points of the medical education articles they’ve selected for this live session. Articles that are important, innovative, or that will impact your educational practice will be discussed.

The audio from this live session will be recorded and implemented within the bi-weekly KeyLIME podcast schedule, produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Pre-registration for this event is required. Lunch will be provided to attendees of this session.

For questions, please contact the KeyLIME Secretariat at