International Conference on Residency | September 26-28, 2019

ICRE Program Information

A dynamic and 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. Our upcoming conference in Ottawa, Canada (September 26-28, 2019), 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 Diversity in Residency Education: Training in a World of Differences.

Explore the dynamic ICRE program

View the ICRE 2019 program outline,the final detailed program and access a complete list of ICRE 2019 Learning Tracks.

ICRE Pre-conference programs

Download the pre-conference outline; view the full ICRE 2019 pre-conference schedule and session details here.

Royal College/JGME Abstract Supplement

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Royal College: What Works? Innovations in Residency Teaching and Assessment Abstract Supplement

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Royal College: Posters Abstract Supplement

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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 2019 program will also feature an international MedEd panel, a lively debate, the much-anticipated Top Research in Residency Education session, and a two-part theatre-based simulation experience, SimTrek.


View the ICRE 2019 plenary speaker lineup

Speaker resources

All programs will take place at the Shaw Centre unless otherwise specified.

 

Communicating in the digital world: How good are you? An evening with Maxine Mawhinney, Former Senior News Anchor, BBC News


Friday, September 27, 2019
1830-2100 (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
Fee: $125

The skills and secrets of performing through the lens revealed. Whether you give presentations, media interviews, make short videos or even just take a selfie this interactive, informative session will take you to a higher level of competency by showing you the tricks TV presenters use to make it look easy. A fun session – bring your smart phone fully charged.

This session is designed for anyone who wants to improve their communications skills. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: improve their digital communications skills; perform to a higher level on video or audio; and engage their audience.


Maxine Mawhinney

Maxine Mawhinney

Karolinska Institute University Hospital
Former Senior News Anchor, BBC News

Click here to read more about Maxine

ICRE Pre-conference programs


Click here to view the full ICRE 2019 pre-conference schedule and session details.

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, September 24 to Thursday, September 26, 2019. Sessions and workshops held on Thursday will conclude prior to the ICRE 2019 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.

International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions (IFDC)

Monday, September 23, 2019– Wednesday, September 25, 2019
0800-1700
Fee: $750

This conference brings together international faculty development leaders and educators in the health sciences to share best practices and current research in faculty development and to foster a global community of leaders and educators in the field. This year’s theme is Creating Connections: Exploring Faculty Development through Different Lenses.

Click here to learn more about this exciting pre-conference event.

CBME Program Evaluation Summit

Monday, September 23, 2019
0800-1700 (The Westin Ottawa)
No Fee

This summit is intended to gather those engaged in CBME evaluation, create a space where CBME program evaluation initiatives and ideas can be shared, and provide an opportunity to network and collaborate with others involved in CBME program evaluation.

For more information, contact educationstrategy@royalcollege.ca.

Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education (C-CASE)

The inaugural Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education (C-CASE) will be held on September 25th and 26th, 2019 at the University of Ottawa (Alumni Auditorium on Main Campus).

Organized by the Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee, this two day conference will feature: plenary sessions, guest speakers, panels and scientific sessions as well as a banquet at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Sept 25th). All is included in your registration.

Click here to learn more about the conference and register.

Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
0730-1700 (The Westin Ottawa)
Fee: $250
(There will be a limited number of gratis tickets for learners and members of the public.)

The 6th Annual Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP 2019) will be held Wednesday, September 25th in Ottawa. TISLEP brings together international thought leaders, educators, patients, learners, faculty and other stakeholders interested in healthcare leadership education. This year’s theme is ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity: Challenges for Leadership Education’. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Virginia Roth MD, FRCPC, EMBA, Chief of Staff and an Infectious Diseases specialist at The Ottawa Hospital, will share her expertise and prompt the debate on the topic of ‘Diversity: The future of healthcare leadership’. The theme of the day will be further explored through a series of workshops, oral presentations and posters. TISLEP 2019 is beautifully aligned with this year's ICRE theme: ’Diversity in Residency Education: Training in a World of Differences’.

TISLEP is hosted by the University of Toronto, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. All those interested in attending may register for TISLEP when registering for ICRE. You can also register for this event alone.

Following the event, Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP) attendees are invited to network with senior leaders such as presidents, CEOs, deans, and postgraduate deans from medical education institutions around the world at the Royal College’s 12th annual International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF) reception. Reception will be held between 4:15–6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at The Westin Ottawa.

Follow us on Twitter: @TISLEP_MD for regular updates and our hashtag #TISLEP2019.

ICRE highlight events

Symposium: CBD and brie: Implementation lessons learned over wine and cheese - SOLD OUT

Friday, September 27, 2019
1730-1900

Competence by Design (CBD) is the Royal College’s flagship specialty CBME program. To date about twenty disciplines have launched CBD, dozens more are in the midst of preparing to launch and others are about to begin their CBD journey. While we may not have reached a tipping point yet, at this stage of implementation there is a great deal of lived experience yielding a lot of positive results and lessons learned. Join us for this highly interactive, semi-structured session for sharing stories of progress and lessons learned in order to optimize readiness building to enable more widespread adoption of CBD. This session will feature early adopter CBD program leaders - faculty, residents and program administrators - who will share lessons learned from their CBD implementation experiences.

Good Food, Good Ideas: The Fine Art of Educational Improv

How to apply adaptive educational expertise to clinical teaching
Thursday, September 26, 2019
1900-2100 (The Westin Ottawa)
Fee: $125
(Formerly known as the Clinician Educator Program)

Clinical teachers must frequently call upon creativity and improvisation when engaging in work- based instruction. This is known as adaptive educational expertise, and forms a crucial skill developed in the transition from novice to experienced clinical teacher. In this session attendees will engage in a fun and instructive exercise aimed at highlighting the challenges and richness of opportunistic teaching.

This session is designed for clinician educators, program directors, education researchers, senior learners (e.g. residents), curriculum designers and faculty developers. Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to define adaptive expertise, describe its application to teaching, especially in the clinical context, develop the capacity to do ‘educational improv’, and discuss how to develop / harness AEE in others.

The overall goal of this session is to highlight the importance of adaptive educational expertise (AEE) for clinician educators

KeyLIME Live @ ICRE

Friday, September 27, 2019
1200-1330
*Lunch included
Fee: $25

On Friday, September 27, the KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) co-hosts (Drs. Jason Frank, Linda Snell, Jonathan Sherbino and Holly Caretta-Weyer) 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 encourage audience participation and questions!

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

This session is designed for clinician educators, medical education scholars, medical teachers and trainees with an interest in up-to-date, new, and important literature in medical education. After listening to the podcasts, listeners will be able to: keep up to date on current literature in medical education; discuss research methodologies used; and apply the issues discussed to their own context and daily education practice.

For questions, please contact the KeyLIME Secretariat at keylime@royalcollege.ca.

*As seating is limited for this event, pre-registration and a nominal fee of $25.00 is required. Lunch will be provided.

Articles to be discussed are to be determined.

ICRE Post-conference Programs

Post-conference programs will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Please register online for all post-conference programs.

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

“I Have an Idea – I’m Just Not Sure If It’s a Good Idea”: How to Make a Meaningful Contribution to Education Research

Sunday, September 29, 2019
0800-1300 (The Westin Ottawa)
Fee: $450

Have you found yourself wondering how to get started with education research? Many of us in education roles recognize the challenges that our work presents, and feel motivated to develop research ideas that arise from those challenges. While some of the problems we encounter in education work simply require solutions, others cry out for creative exploration. We can stumble, however, when it comes to determining which is which. How do we decide which ideas deserve our scholarly attention? And once we have decided, how to we bring those ideas to fruition?

Led by dynamic and renowned Clinician Educators, ICE Summit will push you to think deeply about the most controversial and provocative elements of MedEd – our speakers aren’t presenters, they are provocateurs! [pruh-vok-uh-tur, noun; a person who deliberately behaves controversially in order to provoke argument or other strong reactions.]

In this one-day post-conference workshop, Lorelei Lingard and Chris Watling will lead participants through a series of activities that will allow them to zero in on those ideas with the most potential to generate novel and compelling research, to craft research questions that will resonate with a wide audience, and to lay the groundwork for a successful research study. Key elements will include:

  1. Moving from a topic of interest to a problem that demands research
  2. Surveying existing literature to map the space your work will occupy
  3. Proactively articulating the “so what” of your research project
  4. Engaging in thoughtful planning to ensure methodological rigour
  5. Strategizing about effectively sharing your scholarship

This workshop will offer both novice and experienced researchers new strategies for choosing strong ideas and for developing those ideas into meaningful contributions to the education literature.

International Clinician Educators (ICE) Summit – Ottawa

Sunday, September 29, 2019
0800-1200 (The Westin Ottawa)
Fee: $200

Do you dream about having your mind stimulated and your convictions pushed to the limit? Would you like to interact with Clinician Educator thinkers and doers from around the world? Then the ICE Summit is the event for YOU!

Led by dynamic and renowned Clinician Educators, ICE Summit will push you to think deeply about the most controversial and provocative elements of MedEd – our speakers aren’t presenters, they are provocateurs! [pruh-vok-uh-tur, noun; a person who deliberately behaves controversially in order to provoke argument or other strong reactions.]

Our Summit is about discussing and sharing ideas with some of the brightest minds in MedEd. You will leave with new ideas and concepts, a renewed zest for education practice, a collection of strong take-home messages and new network of international colleagues.

Please note that this event is held in English only and is aimed at practicing clinician educators. The ICE Summit defines a ‘clinician educator’ as follows: A CE is a current or former clinician with experience in the delivery of healthcare as well as the supervision and teaching of health professionals. They apply education, psychology, and leadership theory to educational practice; Engage in education scholarship; and Provide consultation and advice regarding educational issues in the health professions.

For more information, visit the ICE Blog or contact ice@royalcollege.ca.

Strategies for Designing & Implementing Your Competency-based Medical Education Program: An Introductory Workshop

Sunday, September 29, 2019
0800-1500 (The Westin Ottawa)
Fee: $450

This workshop is an introductory workshop designed for those who are thinking about or are in the early stages of adopting CBME into their context. It is designed to provide a brief introduction to key concepts, and practices, provide participants with an opportunity to apply the concepts and practices to their context and to plan what they need to do when they go home. The workshop will be accompanied by a workbook with exercises and key references so that participants can continue the work when they return home. The recently published Core Components Framework will be used as an ongoing organizer.

Objectives - By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe a rationale for adopting CBME to your peers
  • Define key terms
  • Identify initial strategies for implementing CBME in your context
  • Using the core components framework, employ a step-wise approach to ongoing implementation

Invitation-only Programs

International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
0830-1630 (The Westin Ottawa); by invitation only
Fee: $375, plus $100 for dinner guest

The annual International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF) provides an opportunity for senior leaders such as presidents, CEOs, deans and postgraduate deans from medical education colleges and institutions around the world to discuss challenges and innovations related to postgraduate medical education and lifelong learning. The IMELF’s theme for this year is: Digital Solutions Transforming Patient Care. For more information, please contact imelf@royalcollege.ca.

Workshop for New Program Directors

Thursday, September 26, 2019
0800-1530 (The Westin Ottawa); by invitation only
No fee

This workshop will provide participants with educational concepts, practical hints and guidelines to orient and support them in assuming the responsibilities of their role as new program directors. Participants will have the opportunity to attend various interactive workshops to improve their knowledge of Royal College policies and processes, and experience personal development in their role as program directors. For more information, please contact pdworkshop@royalcollege.ca.

Workshop for New Surveyors

Thursday, September 26, 2019
0800-1530 (The Westin Ottawa); by invitation only
No fee

This invitation-only workshop provides training for Royal College surveyors of residency education institutions/ programs. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the process for accreditation reviews in the new CanERA system, including a hands-on demo of the new Accreditation Management System (CanAMS) that is used to conduct all accreditation reviews. The workshop will also include tips and suggestions for how best to prepare for conducting an accreditation review.

ICRE 2020: Calls for submissions

  • Call for abstracts: Deadline for submission: January 10, 2020
    Please note: The call for abstract submissions will open in October 2019.
  • Residency Education awards nominations: Deadline for submission: April 3, 2020.
    Please note: The call for awards nominations will open in January 2020.