Dr. Lorelei Lingard presents “Collective competency: Adapting our concept of competence to healthcare teams” on October 23 at 1600: http://frischkornav.gowebcasting.com/3172.

Log into the website a few minutes prior to the plenary and follow the prompts to register for the session.

Dr. Michelle Lin presents “How health professions educators should use social media” on October 22 at 1300, as part of the #SoMeSummit: http://frischkornav.gowebcasting.com/3171.

Log into the website a few minutes prior to the plenary and follow the prompts to register for the session.

Dr. Anne Marie Cunningham presents “How Social Media can change health professional education” on October 22 at 0800, as part of the #SoMeSummit: http://frischkornav.gowebcasting.com/3170.

Log into the website a few minutes prior to the plenary and follow the prompts to register for the session.

Livestream ICRE2014

Can’t attend ICRE 2014, but are keen to catch one of the dynamic plenary sessions? Don’t worry, this year ICRE will be livestreaming the following sessions:

  • Dr. Ali Jalali and Dr. David Cook lead the Social Media panel discussion “Futurecasting in education technologies: Fun new toys and a reality check” on October 25 at 0800: http://frischkornav.gowebcasting.com/3173


Log into the website a few minutes prior to the plenary and follow the prompts to register for the session.

ICRE recently sat down with Dr. Teresa Chan, McMaster University, to discuss Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC), guerrilla faculty development, and a special ICRE announcement.

Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) encourages ‘guerrilla’ faculty development, can you explain what this means?

Social media has become relatively ubiquitous, but most of the time the interface is mainly social content – funny videos (often with cats), joke blog posts, with the occasional news or magazine article. Usually, Facebook is not associated with educational materials unless you have really academic friends.

That said, Twitter is increasingly being used for clinicians who want to stay up to date and engaged with the world (read a quick article in JGME about this). However, even on Twitter, most people are just discussing journal articles about medical knowledge and evidence-based medicine – not faculty development.

Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma), Michelle Lin (@M_Lin), and I (@TChanMD) thought that we would try to sneak faculty development into people’s social media streams, and maybe precipitate some inadvertent learning around key issues faculty might face in medical education. At faculty development sessions it often seem like we are ‘preaching to the choir’ – good teachers who already love teaching attend these sessions to improve their teaching craft. What about all of those people who cringe just hearing the term faculty development?

The MEdIC project uses social media engagement strategies to try to disguise learning with fun, interesting, and engaging scenarios and reach the faculty members in the trenches by infiltrating their social media feeds… Hence the term ‘guerilla’ faculty development.

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We’re looking forward to meeting you in Toronto, Ont. next week! Below you will find important information about the upcoming International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) 2014.

The ICRE 2014 mobile app is now available for devices, and includes valuable information about ICRE. Get quick access to the conference program, read every conference abstract, complete session evaluations and more!

Reminder – Complete your session evaluations for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates.

Please note, in aligning with this year’s theme and in an effort to “go green”, ICRE 2014 will not be offering printed programs onsite. Don’t have a smartphone? Don’t worry!  A limited number of program supplements will be available, as well as several desktop computers to access the program online.

ICRE2014 will also not be providing participants with briefcases.

The Conference takes place at the Allstream Centre, which is located at 105 Princes’ Blvd in Toronto. For those participants staying at one of the conference hotels, the Intercontinental Toronto Centre is located at 225 Front Street West, and the Fairmont Royal York is located at 100 Front Street West.

Please note that the hotel blocks are now sold out.

For hotel location, or contact information, visit the ICRE website.

Shuttles will be available to take participants from the Intercontinental to the Allstream Centre. Shuttle schedules will be posted in the lobby of the hotel as well as the reception area of the Allstream Centre. The trip will take approx. 25 minutes giving you a chance to sit back and relax while taking in Toronto’s downtown sights.

Onsite Registration will open October 22 at 07:00 and is located in Pre-function Hall B of the Allstream Centre.

Tickets for the International Residency Education Awards Dinner, and the Is a tired doctor a safe doctor panel session are still available. Visit the registration desk on-site to purchase your tickets!

The opening plenary session starts on Thursday, October 23 at 1600 in Hall C of the Allstream Centre. Dr. Lorelei Lingard, a professor in the Department of Medicine at Western University and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, will be speaking on Collective competency: Adapting our concept of competence to healthcare teams. We encourage you to attend this dynamic plenary session, taking place immediately prior to the ICRE Welcoming Reception.

The exhibit hall will open on Thursday, October 23 at 1700. Complete your exhibit passport and qualify for the draw to win one of two iPads.

For general questions while onsite, please visit registration, visit one of the Royal College booths during the exhibition hours, or email icre@royalcollege.ca.

Lastly, Toronto’s weather in the fall can vary, including sunshine, rain and even snow, the latest forecast can be viewed here. You are encouraged to bring a jacket or sweater to the conference site as the temperature in meeting rooms is typically cooler.

We wish you a safe journey to Toronto!

Virtual Posters

Guest post from Teresa Chan MD FRCPC & Brent Thoma MD, Pilot Virtual Poster Track Co-chairs


Historically, posters have not received extensive visibility at larger educational conferences like ICRE.  To better archive the rich work from our participants, and also to increase the engagement of our worldwide audience, we have invited a selection of presenters to create “Virtual Poster Presentations”.

In these next three weeks, we will be shining the spotlight on this select group of virtual posters. To see an example of this, please to go our “Virtual Poster Presentation” website.

Each post on this blog will highlight a unique project. Within each case, you will see the poster’s abstract, a PDF version of your poster, and a short video from the authors’ about their work.

We will be highlighting a new poster or two every day until the end of ICRE 2014 (October 25, 2014), but we would like to invite all of you to engage with our virtual authors at any point!  All these posters will also be presented at the conference, so feel free to come out an meet the authors at the conference too!



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