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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

View the ICRE 2017 program outline, and access a complete list of ICRE 2017 Learning Tracks.

Share your Resident Survival Stories at ICRE 2017

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 2017 ICRE 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 area of professionalism and truth telling.

Deadline for submissions is June 16, 2017.

Candidates with stand-out stories will be invited to Quebec City to serve as panelists during the October 19-21 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 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.

Plenary Speakers

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 2017 program will also feature an international MedEd panel, a lively debate around teaching leadership, and the much-anticipated Top Research in Residency Education session.

Click here to see the full plenary speaker lineup for ICRE 2017.

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 keylime@royalcollege.ca.

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.