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Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action
October 19-21, 2017 - Quebec City, Canada

Are you an international medical educator and interested in what ICRE has to offer?

Watch this short video to hear from past international participants:

ICRE 2017 dates

All programs will take place at the Quebec City Convention Centre unless otherwise specified.

Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP)
(Location TBC): October 18, 2017

International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF)
(Delta Quebec): October 18, 2017

NEW! Learning Analytics Summit: Demystifying the Use of ‘Big Data’ for Medical Education: October 18-19, 2017

Program Administrators Conference: October 18-19, 2017

Pre-conference events: October 18-19, 2017

Clinician Educator Program
(Hilton Quebec): October 19, 2017

International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE): October 19-21, 2017

International Clinician Educators (ICE) Summit – Quebec City
(Hilton Quebec): October 22, 2017

International Competency-based Medical Education (CBME) Course
(Hilton Quebec): October 22, 2017

Goals and objectives

Each year, ICRE brings together more than 1,800 clinical educators and physicians from around the world to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance training.

ICRE 2017 Objectives:

By the end of ICRE 2017, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the forces and science behind the quality revolution in medicine, and adapt residency education accordingly;
  • Describe worldwide best practices and research in residency education;
  • Describe new global 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 2017 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
  • Educating for quality of care, patient safety, and resource stewardship
  • Education research methods
  • Engaging residents: Inspiring the next generation of leaders and educators
  • Faculty development
  • Health policy and residency education
  • Humanities and history in medical education
  • Implementing quality of care, patient safety, and resource stewardship improvement projects
  • Leadership education
  • Learning analytics
  • 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

Click here to access descriptions of the ICRE 2017 Learning Tracks.


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

Conference Planning Group - Program Advisory Board

Click here for a complete list of the ICRE 2017 Conference Planning Group..


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