ICRE | October 18-20, 2018

ICRE Program Information

A dynamic, practical program for international medical educators and residents

The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education. For our upcoming conference in Halifax, Canada (October 18 – 20, 2018), we will feature six plenaries, 21 learning tracks, more than 60 workshops and approximately 200 poster and paper presentations.

The theme of this year’s conference is The Learning Environment and Residency Education: The Evolution of Training.


Explore the dynamic ICRE program

View the ICRE 2018 program outline, and access a complete list of ICRE 2018 Learning Tracks.


Click here to download the ICRE program overview.

Plenary Speakers


Plenary Speaker

Each year, ICRE offers cutting-edge and thought-provoking perspectives on medical education (MedEd) through its plenary lineup. In addition to dynamic lectures from leadership experts, the 2018 program will also feature an international MedEd panel, a lively debate, the much-anticipated Top Research in Residency Education session, and new this year, a two-part theatre-based simulation experience, SimTrek.
View the ICRE 2018 plenary speaker lineup.


Speaker resources

Pre-conference workshops

ICRE will feature a diverse offering of half-day and full-day workshops on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and Thursday, October 18, 2018. 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.

ICRE Pre-conference Programs

Click the links to view the full ICRE 2018 pre-conference schedule and program lineup.

Focused, in-depth pre-conference programs give participants a unique opportunity to explore particular medical education topics through half-day and full-day sessions. The extra time allows for more critical exploration of topics, and stronger skill-building in each area of study.

Pre-conference programming will take place from Tuesday, October 16 to Thursday, October 18, 2018. Sessions and workshops held on Thursday will conclude prior to the ICRE 2018 opening plenary.

Please register online for all pre-conference programs. Please note: You do not need to be registered for ICRE in order to register for pre-conference programs.

ICRE Mentorship Program

ICRE is pleased to announce that the Mentorship Program is back for our 11th anniversary conference in Halifax, Canada.

Over the years, this interactive program has proven to be a valuable addition to the educational conference experience for ICRE attendees who are interested in fostering and expanding their professional networks. Through the ICRE Mentorship Program, residents, medical students, researchers, and fellows are given the opportunity to receive valuable, one-on-one professional development advice from seasoned experts in their field of interest.

Involvement in this program is also mutually beneficial for participating mentors, who can gain unique and cutting-edge perspectives from the next generation of physicians who are impacted directly by current medical education advances and transformations.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in ICRE’s Mentorship Program! Click here to learn more about the ICRE Mentorship Program.