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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”. More information will be released in 2015.

Resident Survival Stories – Call for Residents

Do you have a friend or colleague who you think has an interesting story to share? Are you interested in sharing your experiences of thriving and surviving residency?

If so, please download the invitation here.

Note: The invitation letter, instructions and the Resident Survival Stories session presentations will be provided in English only.

Submission Topics: You will be asked to select one of the three topic areas described below and tell us your story in 250 words or less.

Tell us about a leadership experience in your residency that aligns with the session theme of “Resident Survival Stories”. This could take many forms, for example: identifying a challenge in your program and leading change to make improvements for yourself and fellow residents; or using an assigned role (such as Chief Resident) to tackle issues in your program that made the passage of residency better for all. Leadership can take many forms in residency: from providing guidance in a local change initiative, to formal roles such as Chief Resident, to representing your program at as a member of a local or national organization.

Resident Wellness
Tell us about your experiences and/or challenges of remaining well in residency. Aligning this with our session theme, tell us about the challenges that you experienced and the actions you took which led to a positive outcome. Stories like this will resonate with PDs and residents, and we hope that some of the lessons learned can be taken back to other programs. Residency is a stressful time for many reasons, and over the past few years both medical schools and postgraduate programs have placed an emphasis on being explicit and forward thinking about ensuring the wellness of students and residents.

Career Planning
Tell us about your experience with career planning. Walk us through your journey: what worked, what didn’t work, and what lessons have you learned. Tell us about mentorship and how you went about accessing guidance and advice. We hope that there will be takeaways for our audience which they can use personally and share with their programs. Residency is a stressful, but wonderful time in your life. At the end of it all, the goal is to find a career that is satisfying to you as an individual and a physician.

Deadline for submissions has been extended to June 4, 2015.

Clinician Educator Program: Generations in Medical Education: Navigating the Clash of Clan

Thursday, October 22, 2015
1830-2100 (Fairmont Waterfront)
Fee: $110 (dinner included)

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.