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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 10th year anniversary conference in Quebec City, Canada, October 19 – 21, 2017, we will feature five plenaries, 19 learning tracks, more than 60 workshops and over 200 poster and paper presentations.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action”.

Explore the dynamic ICRE program online

View the ICRE 2017 program outline, access a complete list of ICRE 2017 Learning Tracks, and explore the ICRE program. Alternatively, view the program by track or by day.

The call for 2018 ICRE Chief Residents is now open!

Are you a resident leader passionate about improving training and enhancing patient care? Interested in a unique opportunity to share your ideas and expertise with an international group of clinician educators and physicians working to advance residency education?

Consider applying to be an ICRE Chief Resident for our 11th annual conference!

As an ICRE Chief Resident, you will act as a representative and advocate for the international resident community leading up to, and during, the 2018 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE).

Selected candidates will be given the opportunity to contribute a resident’s perspective to ICRE decisions; collaborate and network with an international group of medical education leaders; liaise with prominent resident groups and obtain critical feedback from other early career physicians; and engage with and produce original content for ICRE’s online social platforms.

Download the guidelines document for more information, and submission instructions.

The call for ICRE Chief Residents closes on October 23, 2017.

Please note: Applicants do not need to be chief residents within their own programs; but must show demonstrable leadership experience.

Click here to learn about our 2017 ICRE Chief Residents.

Pre-conference workshops

ICRE will feature a diverse offering of half-day and full-day workshops on Thursday, October 19, 2017. 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.

Clinician Educator Program: How to best teach leadership? A scholarly conversation on curricula

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1830-2100 (Hilton Quebec)
The reception starts at 1830; dinner with wine will be served at 1900.

Clinician Educators responsible for curriculum design in postgraduate medical training often grapple with how best to teach leadership. Many leadership behaviours can readily be identified and often manifest during residency. However, the question of how to foster the development of leadership skills remains a thorny one. This derives partly from varying definitions of “leadership” and partly from the variable opportunities to exercise leadership during residency training. ICRE 2017 in Quebec City, QC will provide a forum for exploring “Leadership and Change in Residency Training”. Building on this theme the Clinician Educator Program will allow participants to engage in scholarly discussion over dinner, led by a panel of international leaders in Medical Education. In a highly interactive format, participants will explore together how to develop leadership curricula that are practical and feasible.

KeyLIME Live at ICRE

Friday, October 20, 2017
1145-1315 (Quebec City Convention Centre)
Lunch included

On Friday, October 20, the three KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) co-hosts (Drs. Jason Frank, Linda Snell and 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 co-hosts will welcome a yet to be announced guest host for this special live event – audience participation and questions are encouraged!

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

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

For questions, please contact the KeyLIME Secretariat at

ICRE Mentorship Program

ICRE is pleased to announce that the Mentorship Program is back for our 10th anniversary conference in Quebec City, 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.

A separate registration process will launch in August of 2017.