International Conference on Residency | September 26-28, 2019

Residents at ICRE

As the next generation of medical educators and leaders, the involvement and participation of residents in critical discussions around residency training and transformation is paramount.

Over the last decade, residents have become an influential and important part of the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), and they now make up a significant part of the conference’s primary audience.

With major transformations currently taking place within medical education systems around the world, and the topic of resident leadership and scholarship increasingly gaining visibility within ICRE’s program, we’re pleased to bring back the practical and timely resident-focused Learning Track again for 2019, with a new name:

Trainees leading medical education change: For trainees, by trainees

Designed for residents; by residents, this track will highlight how trainees can best learn, navigate, adapt, engage in co-leadership, and excel within a changing medical education landscape. Through workshops, presentations and interactive sessions tailored towards trainees, this track will engage trainee and faculty educators in critical discussions related to teaching and training; management and clinical skills; accreditation; resource stewardship; patient safety and quality; competency-based medical education; mentorship and coaching.

Full session details will be available in Spring 2019.

Don’t miss the Resident Networking Reception! Click here to learn more

Share your Resident Survival Stories at ICRE 2019

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 ICRE 2019 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 Diversity - Training in a world of differences: How it affects Residency Training

Deadline for submissions is May 20, 2019.

Candidates with stand-out stories will be invited to Ottawa to serve as panelists during the September 26-28 conference.

Click here for more information, and to access the submission site.

Gain approval to attend ICRE 2019

In today’s economy, we know that spending time and money to attend the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) and its associated events is a professional development opportunity that sometimes needs to be justified. We recommend that you follow the steps below to demonstrate to your program director or management the positive return on investment (ROI) for your institution, clinic or organization that will result from attending ICRE 2019.

Step 1:

Explore ICRE’s 2019 program and determine which educational sessions you plan to attend. Choose those that will most benefit your professional practice, your research, your colleagues/residents and your institution. Each of the workshops, plenaries and poster/paper presentations under ICRE’s 21 Learning Tracks outline specific learning objectives and outcomes for participants.

Step 2:

Complete a Request Letter and submit to your program director or management. This letter, developed specifically for our medical education audience, is meant to help facilitate the approval process and create a business case for attending ICRE 2019. You may also download our Cost/Benefit Worksheet to help develop a cost estimate.

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa this autumn!

ICRE Chief Residents

Each year, our conference puts out a call to resident leaders around the globe, to recruit some of the best and brightest to the ICRE Chief Resident program.

ICRE Chief Residents act as representatives and advocates for the international resident community leading up to, and during ICRE. The unique and valuable perspectives of this year’s chosen candidates will be reflected in the 2019 conference program.

Meet our outstanding ICRE 2019 Chief Residents:


“Being a Chief Resident for ICRE was, by far, one of the best things I’ve ever done. Fact. The opportunity to immerse myself in the conversations and debates that occur throughout the conference are a perfect combination of inspiring, energising and fascinating! As Chief you are made to feel part of a welcoming, supportive community of international educators and that you have a real voice; your ideas and opinions are valued, you are part of the conference, and it feels hugely empowering, as a Chief, to know you are working in a team that are focused on advancing junior doctor education across the globe.”
– Dr. Simon Fleming, British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association, ICRE 2017 Chief Resident, ICRE 2018 Senior Chief Resident, ICRE 2019 Co-Chair

“I am so proud to have served as an ICRE Chief Resident over two amazing conferences. It was a rewarding opportunity that provided me with a unique insight into how an international academic program comes together. I had the chance to rub elbows with, and be mentored by, thought leaders in medical education from around the world. I am especially grateful for the friendships I formed with my fellow Chief Residents, who’s passion and energy for academic medicine will inspire and motivate me well beyond my time in the role. If you are a physician trainee who aspires to contribute over your career to furthering medical education, I strongly recommend applying to this position!”
– Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg, University of Toronto, ICRE 2017 Chief Residents, ICRE 2018 Senior Chief Resident

"Being an ICRE Chief Resident gave me the opportunity to meet and interact with so many resident leaders and medical educators from across the world. I had an amazing time helping to design and implement such an important conference. If you're a resident looking for a challenge, an opportunity to shape the future, and to be inspired by medical education - apply to be the next ICRE Chief Resident!"
– Dr. Stephen Gauthier, University of Toronto, ICRE 2016 Chief Resident

“The opportunity to be a Chief Resident for ICRE 2016 was a fantastic one. It was definitely worth the trip from Australia to be part of such an incredible conference, to share ideas and learn from some great medical educationalists from all around the world. A perspective of how things are done in other places is always valuable. It was wonderful to meet so many residents/registrars who share a passion of being part of the ongoing transformation of medical education”
– Dr. Peter Moore, Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association, ICRE 2016 Chief Resident

“As one of the Chief Residents for ICRE 2016 and 2017, I had the privilege to work alongside international experts and leaders in medical education in what can only be described as a truly transformational experience. From participating in the behind the scenes planning calls where the conference themes emerged, to planning the details of the plenary sessions and selecting keynote speakers, to working with a dynamic team to see the vision come to fruition at the conference, being an ICRE Chief Resident provided experiences that literally changed the direction of my career! The collaborations, connections and community I gained were beyond anything I could have imagined and I would encourage any trainees with a passion for medical education to apply to be a future ICRE Chief Resident!”
– Dr. Brie Yama, University of Toronto, ICRE 2016 and 2017 Chief Resident