Effective Feedback

As many residents and educators know, providing effective feedback to those early in their careers is an important – but sensitive – practice.

One size does not fit all when it comes to feedback however, and the ICRE 2015 pre-conference workshop Ten Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Residents will teach participants how to provide feedback in more tailored ways.

During this practical, pre-conference session, participants will learn:

  • evidence based conditions for effective feedback
  • how to provide feedback using different methods
  • the pros and cons of different methods for providing feedback

For all those involved in observation and feedback sessions in medical education – help ensure your feedback goes the distance!

For more information about this, or other ICRE pre-conference workshops, visit the ICRE website.


Whether you are a resident, clinical educator, researcher, program director or policy maker – ICRE’s wide range of dynamic programming is guaranteed to suit your MedEd interests!

This year’s conference features a long list of workshops, plenaries and sessions on a variety of pertinent topics, including:

  • competency-based education
  • cutting edge tools and practical techniques
  • education for patient safety; research methods
  • health policy and residency education
  • humanities and history in medical education
  • physician health and wellness
  • simulation in residency education
  • using innovative technologies for medical education

Altogether, this year’s conference will feature five plenaries, 15 learning tracks, 50+ workshops and 200 poster and paper presentations.

Visit the ICRE website to complete registration and learn more about conference learning tracks.


As an ICRE 2015 participant, you may be working towards changing the face of medicine – but have you thought about how your research breakthroughs translate to paper?

If you are still new to writing for journals – or, if you simply wish to improve your already seasoned skills – the pre-conference workshop Effective Writing for Journals and Conference Abstracts: Lessons from a Journal Editor is designed to teach participants how to reflect on and refine their writing.

Led by Postgraduate Medical Journal (UK) editor-in-chief Fiona Moss, this workshop will help participants understand and learn:

  •  the skills required for clear writing
  • how to be aware of the needs of readers
  • to summarize key messages
  • to develop a structured approach to writing
  • to ensure that writing effectively reflects the research

For more information about this, or other ICRE pre-conference workshops, visit the ICRE website.


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 using premier wines from British Columbia. They will also have the opportunity to link little known facts about wine with medicine and medical education. Level: novice to expert.

Places are limited and pre-registration a must.

For more information, or to register for this popular networking event, visit the ICRE website. Salut!


Again in 2015, the dynamic and interactive Exhibit Hall at ICRE 2015 will feature the Body Electric: A digital visual art exhibition that aesthetically and critically engages with the idea of the body.

This year, we want your visual art submissions to reflect ICRE 2015 and the themes of discovery and transformation within medicine and healthcare. Visual submissions can be in any medium, but will be represented digitally. Approach the theme broadly and expand the viewer’s experience of: Transformation; Discovery; Invention; and Wonder.

Are you an artist? Submit your work for inclusion in this year’s display. For more information, visit the Royal College website. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2015.

Need more inspiration, explore the 2014 edition of the Body Electric Exhibit.

Want practical education innovations? Want exposure to cutting-edge thinking and tools?  ICRE 2015 offers both with its Assessment: Cutting edge tools and practical techniques session track. Continue Reading »

2015_ice_summits_eThis year’s International Clinician Educators (ICE) Summit takes place immediately following ICRE 2015, on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

The theme of the session will be Continuing Medical Education for Clinician Educators by Clinician Educators. We encourage you to come learn and discuss important, provocative and controversial topics with your fellow Clinician Educators from around the world!

Please note that this event is exclusively for practicing Clinician Educators. ICE Summit defines a Clinician Educator as follows:

  • Is a current or former clinician with experience in the delivery of healthcare as well as the supervision and teaching of health professionals;
  • Applies education, psychology, and leadership theory to educational practice;
  • Engages in education scholarship; and
  • Provides consultation and advice regarding educational issues in the health professions.

For more information about the ICE Summit, visit the ICRE webpage, or contact the ICRE Summit office at icenet@royalcollege.ca.


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