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Exercise with Educators: Health, fitness, network

The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is committed to supporting physician health and well-being in every aspect of its programming – from its scholarly workshops to its social events. Back by popular demand, ICRE’s Exercise with Educators program encourages conference participants to trade their business wear for active wear, and join colleagues for a yoga session, or a guided walk or run around scenic Quebec City. All fitness levels are welcome.

Registration for Exercise with Educators sessions is available through the online registration form. Proceeds from this year’s events will benefit the Breakfast Club of Canada.

For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than 163 000 students every day in 1,455 schools.

ICRE participants converse in the exhibit hall

Conference Welcoming Reception

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1730-1830

Meet new colleagues, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres during this lively conference opening event. Make the ICRE welcoming reception your rendezvous point before heading out for the evening!

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The Physician as Wine Lover: The ‘Sommelier Role’

Friday, October 20, 2017, 1730-1900
Fee: $75

Are you interested in developing your knowledge and skills in the eighth CanMEDS Role, that of 'Sommelier'? In this hands-on session, participants will review and practice the steps of wine tasting, while sampling premier Canadian wines and match with a selection of world renowned Quebec cheeses. They will also have the opportunity to link little known facts about wine and cheese with medicine and medical education. Level: Novice to expert. Please note: Spots are limited and pre-registration is a must. Salut!

International Residency Education Awards Dinner

International Residency Education Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1900-2130
Fee: $160

Residents/ Medical Students: $55

Join conference chair Jason Frank, MD, MA(Ed), FRCPC, and colleagues from around the world to celebrate the closing night of ICRE, along with the 2017 Residency Education award winners.

Dr. Stanley Hamstra

Dr. Stanley J. Hamstra is responsible for oversight and leadership regarding research in Milestones and assessment systems that inform decisions around resident physician progression and board eligibility. Dr. Hamstra works with medical subspecialty societies, program director organizations, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and specialty certification boards. His research addresses medical education broadly, including competency assessment for residency training programs, and developing administrative support for educational scholarship within academic health settings. Prior to joining the ACGME, Dr. Hamstra was at the University of Michigan, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto Department of Surgery. He has also worked closely with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on developing policies regarding competency-based medical education for graduate medical education.

The reception starts at 1900; dinner with wine will be served at 1930. Dress is business attire.