035A8283If you’re an international thought-leader, educator, patient, faculty member, or anyone else with a stake in the requisite leadership competencies for the physician leaders of today and tomorrow, don’t forget to register for the 2nd Annual Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP), taking place October 20 in Vancouver, prior to ICRE 2015.

Want to rally around healthcare research this fall, instead? Keep the ICRE 2015 momentum going after in-conference workshops and plenaries have wrapped up, and register for INReSH!

Researchers from around the world with an interest in selection research are invited to meet in Vancouver on October 25 to work collaboratively and exchange ideas, generate new thinking and establish constructive working relationships, at the 2nd annual meeting of the International Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare (INReSH).

Visit the ICRE website to find out more about these and other exciting pre- and post-conference programs.

Highlights-0050If you’re involved with (or interested in) medical education training that’s ahead of its time, don’t miss the cutting-edge workshops and sessions offered under the Using Innovative Technologies for Medical Education Learning Track at ICRE 2015!

Explore how innovative tools such as apps, social media and e-Learning can be utilized to empower learners, share ideas and best practice with an international network of colleagues, and create new learning opportunities in the digital age. Continue Reading »

Feedback has always been a crucial element of the educational training process for resident doctors, but the recent emergence of competency-based medical programs has really emphasized the importance of effective, performance-based feedback.

Receiving detailed, constructive, and prompt feedback is imperative to a resident’s professional growth – but how can clinical educators be sure their feedback is helping maximize learners’ potential?

For those involved in observation and feedback sessions in medical education, ICRE 2015’s pre-conference workshop Ten Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Residents is a can’t-miss professional/faculty development opportunity. Led by Lia Fluit, PhD, MD, MSc, and Corry van Rooijen, Msc of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (Nijmegen, Netherlands), this practical and timely workshop will teach participants about evidence-based conditions for effective feedback; how to provide feedback using different methods; and discuss the pros and cons of different strategies for providing feedback. Continue Reading »

Are you a program director interested in hearing how other MedEd experts have survived and thrived through difficult situations? Or, are you a resident keen to learn from his/her peers about examples of best practice and successful navigation in the areas of leadership, career planning and resident wellness?

035A5868If so, plan to attend one of ICRE’s dynamic Survival Story panel sessions, and listen to the diverse stories and experiences shared by colleagues.

The unique Program Director Survival Stories session on Friday, October 23, 13:30-15:00 (PDT), will bring together program directors from around the world to share practical tips, techniques and strategies that have helped them succeed. This year’s international panel of medical educators features Dr. Majid Al-Salamah, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City (Saudi Arabia); Dr. Brian Chung, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada); Dr. Meghan Walsh, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis (U.S.); and Dr. Felix Ankel, Regions Hospital, St. Paul (U.S.).

Early career physicians can also gain practical professional knowledge by learning about the successes and challenges faced by their colleagues, during the Resident Survival Stories panel on Saturday, October 24, 11:00-12:30 (PDT). A session special to the International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS), this panel will be chaired by Dr. Adelle Atkinson, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (Canada), and will feature stories from resident leaders Dr. Alysha Dedhar, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver (Canada); Dr. Natasha Snelgrove, Resident Doctors of Canada, Burlington (Canada); and Dr. Nicholas Costain, University of Ottawa, Ottawa (Canada).

Visit the ICRE website to learn more about these provocative panels, and to view the full conference program.

A commitment to delivering safe, quality patient care is at the very core of what makes a great physician, and ICRE is dedicated to offering critical, cutting-edge knowledge to those involved in residency training programs.

The practical and pedagogical lessons that will be taught through the Education for patient safety Learning Track at ICRE 2015 are valuable ones, and will help contribute to improved care for future generations.

Here are just a few examples of the exciting workshops and sessions being offered under this track:

  • ASPIRE-ing towards safer patient care: Practical approaches to teaching patient safety: Designed especially for program directors, clinician educators and curriculum developers, this interactive workshop will show participants how to use case-based learning to teach about patient safety culture; re-organize morbidity; and mortality rounds. When: Saturday, October 24, 11:00-12:30 (PDT).
  • Tailoring quality improvement plans for residency training: Teaching residents about quality patient care is a significant undertaking; and one that rarely can be tackled through a one-size-fits-all approach. This session (designed for program directors, supervisors, residents, and accreditors) will show participants how to tailor quality improvement plans and create further awareness amongst professionals about their influence on quality. When: Friday, October 23, 13:30-15:00 (PDT).
  • What’s new in CanMEDS 2015? Incorporating safety and quality competencies in your program: As a nod to the CanMEDS 2015 Framework launch taking place at this year’s conference, this session takes an in-depth look at how patient safety and quality improvement have been integrated into the project to implement a competency-based medical education approach to residency education and specialty practice in Canada. When: Friday, October 23, 15:30-17:00 (PDT).

To learn more about workshops and sessions related to Education for patient safety, or to view the full conference program, visit the ICRE 2015 website.

Don’t forget to register online before September 14, 2015, and take advantage of our early bird rates!

See you in Vancouver!

Wondering what some of your colleagues and mentors have to say about the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)? Visit our YouTube page for fun and informative videos with MedEd experts, which give an exclusive and exciting glimpse into ICRE 2015!

Leading up to the October 22-24 conference in Vancouver, we will continue to post new content, so whether you’re attending ICRE for this first time this year – or have never missed a conference – check back often for more reasons why ICRE 2015 is a can’t miss event!

Recently, we asked ICRE chair Dr. Jason Frank to explain why he thinks you should attend ICRE 2015, and we’re delighted to share his answers with you now!

Also new to our YouTube channel is a special video invitation from ICRE 2015 plenary speaker Dr. Eric Holmboe. Dr. Holmboe will join Dr. Mark Walton as a co-presenter of CBME: Pro and Con, taking place on Saturday, October 24. Following the CanMEDS2015 launch, the pros and cons of a competency-based medical education system will be debated.

Once you’ve browsed through these videos (and more), follow us on Twitter @RC_ICRE_CIFR and tell us why you attend ICRE, or connect with Dr. Frank (@drjfrank) and Dr. Holmboe (@boedudley) directly.

See you in Vancouver!

canmedsIn just two months, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada will officially unveil the updated CanMEDS 2015 Physician Competency Framework and refreshed CanMEDS Diagram. As the foundational project behind the Competence by Design initiative, the updated framework is designed to support a next-generation competency-based medical education model that spans the continuum of a physician’s career.

In support of this release, a variety of workshops have been planned for this fall’s International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) in Vancouver. Attend and be among the first to see the revised framework, as well as the launch of various tools designed to help equip physicians to better understand and incorporate the updated framework into their medical education systems, and to prepare for the implementation of Competence by Design.

Have questions about CanMEDS 2015? Attend ICRE for answers!

This year’s conference will be a prime time to get answers to any questions you may have about the new CanMEDS 2015 framework and the Royal College’s Competence by Design initiative.

Activities taking place at ICRE related to these two projects include:

  • Role-specific workshops: Are you interested in learning more about the changes to a specific CanMEDS Role and what those changes will mean to you? A number of CanMEDS Clinician Educators will be delivering workshops throughout the conference designed to help you learn more about the new framework and prepare to integrate it into your teaching and assessment activities.When: Varies; browse the ICRE program for session dates, times and locations.
  • CanMEDS 2015: A Global Perspective — A journey to a 21st century competency framework: Linda Snell, MD, FRCPC, chair of the CanMEDS 2015 Professional Expert Working Group, will chair this panel of internationally-renowned medical education experts who will review the updated framework and discuss/debate the impacts of these changes on both the domestic and international medical education systems. For more information on the CanMEDS 2015 plenary panel, browse the ICRE program.When: Saturday, October 24, at 08:00 PDT.
  • Launch of the updated CanMEDS 2015 Physician Competency Framework: Immediately following the “CanMEDS 2015: A Global Perspective” panel, the Royal College will officially unveil the updated CanMEDS 2015 framework, and celebrate this landmark achievement in the Competence by Design journey.When: Saturday, October 24, at 09:15 PDT.
  • Faculty development and support tools: Also launching at ICRE 2015 are a variety of tools designed specifically to help you understand and incorporate the updated framework into your medical education system, and to prepare you for the implementation of Competence by Design.

Tools that will be released at ICRE 2015 include:

  • The CanMEDS Tools Guide for Residency: A standalone, practical resource to support program directors as they implement CanMEDS 2015.
  • Intro to CanMEDS for Clinical Teachers: A series of tools to support faculty in embracing CanMEDS. Through a combination of workshops, online modules and shareable videos, this suite of tools for faculty development can be customized to meet clinical teachers’ needs.
  • Teaching Quality Improvement in Residency Education: Written by Roger Wong, MD, FRCPC, this electronic publication outlines a curriculum to teach quality improvement to residents. It covers topics such as setting learning objectives, assessing competencies and curriculum evaluation from fundamentals to advanced quality improvement.
  • CanMEDS: An Interactive Experience: This online, interactive tool is designed to help individuals explore and engage with the CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework, including the milestones across each stage of the competency continuum.

Register for ICRE 2015 to participate in these events, and visit the CanMEDS booth onsite at the October conference to pick up your copy of the updated CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework (free for all ICRE attendees).

We hope to see you in Vancouver!


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