International Conference on Residency | September 26-28, 2019
Social Events

Social Events

Exercise with Educators: Health, fitness, network

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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 Ottawa. 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.

About the Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club of Canada is a charitable organization that provides funding, equipment, training and support to school breakfast programs across the country. The Club is dedicated to ensuring every child starts their day with a nutritious morning meal, in a safe and secure environment. Founded over 24 years ago, Breakfast Club of Canada is present in 1,640 schools from coast to coast feeding over 220,000 children every school morning. To learn more visit or find us on social media.

The Royal College conferences have proudly supported the Breakfast Club of Canada for several years. In 2018, the conferences donated $800 to this important cause.

Conference Welcoming Reception

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1745 - 1845

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!

Resident Networking Reception

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1815 - 1915

Fee: $30

Back by popular demand, ICRE’s Chief Residents are excited to host the Resident Networking Reception at ICRE 2019 in Ottawa.

In a casual setting, residents will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with peers and many of the ICRE presenting speakers and leaders in medical education.

The Physician as Wine Lover: The ‘Sommelier Role’

Friday, September 27, 2019, 1730-1900

Fee: $90

Come and develop your knowledge and skills in the eighth and most important CanMEDS Role, that of 'Sommelier'. In this hands-on session, participants will review and practice the steps of wine tasting, while sampling premier wines from a rapidly evolving Canadian wine region. They will match tastings with a selection of local cheeses. They will also have the opportunity to link little known facts about wine 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

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 1900-2130

Fee: $160
Residents/ Medical Students: $55

Join ICRE Executive Chair, Jason Frank, MD, MA(Ed), FRCPC, ICRE Scientific Chair Adelle R. Atkinson, MD, FRCPC and colleagues from around the world to celebrate the closing night of ICRE, along with the 2019 Residency Education award winners.

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

Changing the Culture in Healthcare – The Why, The How and The What the Hell?!

Simon Fleming
British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA)

If the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat everything as if it were a nail

It is fair to say that healthcare has a problem with bullying, undermining and harassment. Campaigns like #HammerItOut have gone a long way towards raising awareness, starting a discussion and beginning the hard work of changing a culture embedded in nostalgia; One of power, silence, privilege and inequality.

We know that negative behaviours in the workplace affect patient safety, lead to workforce crises, cost healthcare a fortune and are generally not great for our own wellbeing. But let’s not kid ourselves, we have always sorta-kinda known that.

It is just that now, we are starting to do something about it. Both individually and collaboratively, we have started to realise there’s something in medicine that needs fixing. So, let’s fix it. #HammerItOut.

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Simon Fleming is a Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar on the Pott rotation in London. He is also a Past President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA), a co-chair for the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE), the Vice Chair of the Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) and a Ph.D candidate in Medical Education at Barts and The London Medical School. While passionate about Orthopaedics and achieving excellence in surgical training, he has special interests in hand surgery, competency attainment decisions and combating bullying, undermining and harassment in healthcare, through the award winning #HammerItOut campaign, on which he has delivered a TEDx talk and spoken internationally.

He is heavily involved in mentoring and teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates, which has been recognised with a Surgeon Educator Award from the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and the Academic Support Award from Queen Mary University, Barts and The London Medical School. He is the recipient of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Harry S. Morton Travelling Fellowship in Surgery.

He undoes all the good work he does in the gym with a love of great food and tries to change the world in his spare time.