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Photo courtesy of ICRE 2013

Photo courtesy of ICRE 2013

Attendees who participated in the Exercise with Educators: Walk. Run. Network events at ICRE 2014, as well as the proceeds from an event sponsorship by the Dairy Farmers of Canada, have contributed to a $6,167.95 donation to Breakfast for Learning to help support student nutrition programs across Canada.

Breakfast for Learning helps feed hungry Canadian students by supporting breakfast, lunch and snack programs that provide nutritious items such as milk and fresh fruit.

Since 1992, Breakfast for Learning has helped 3.6 million children and youth enjoy over 554 million healthy meals and snacks making learning possible throughout the school day (source: breakfastforlearning.ca).

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2014 ICRE Exercise with Educators events, and thank you to our gracious event sponsor the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Few educators can so profoundly influence and shape young physicians’ careers in the way program directors do. Nominations for Canada’s top awards in residency education, including the prestigious Program Director of the Year Award, are now being accepted. Also, resident leaders are vital to the future of medicine and medical education. Shine a light on the work of an outstanding resident in your program. For all the details, visit the ICRE Awards Page.

Outside of Canada? Apply for the international educator & resident leadership awards

ICRE also recognizes the top international medical educators and residents. Don’t miss out on the chance to nominate your deserving colleague for these prestigious awards.  Click here for all the details.

Nominations for these awards will be accepted until April 3, 2015.

Stay tuned to our twitter feeds, including @RC_ICRE_CIFR and @DrJFrank, as well as our YouTube channel as we unveil all the details for next year’s conference in Vancouver.

Know someone who has had a lasting impact on residency education? Want to honour the contributions made by outstanding leaders and innovators? Then this is your chance! The call for nominations for ICRE’s Residency Education awards is now open!

Nominations will be accepted until April 3, 2015.

ICRE 2015 will attract more than 1,500 medical experts and leaders from around the world, and is the perfect venue for you to share your expertise. Submit your abstract proposal online by March 6, 2015!

David A. Asch, MD, MBA

Asch May 2010 CropDr. David Asch is Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. He is Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Management and Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School. He is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Asch teaches health policy at the Wharton School and he practices internal medicine at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he created, and from 2001-2012 directed the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion—the Department of Veterans Affairs’ national center to support vulnerable populations and reduce racial disparities.

His research aims to understand and improve how physicians and patients make medical choices in clinical, financial, and ethically charged settings, including the adoption of new pharmaceuticals or medical technologies, the purchase of insurance, and personal health behaviors. His research combines elements of economic analysis with psychological theory and marketing in the field now called behavioral economics. He is the author of more than 250 published papers, and has received numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Asch will be delivering the Royal College Lecture in Residency Education as the opening plenary of ICRE 2015 on Thursday, October 22. For more information on ICRE 2015, visit: http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/events/icre/program

ICRE 2015 in-conference workshops provide the unique opportunity to explore a topic in length with a dynamic and captive audience. The deadline to submit proposals is today, January 29, 2015. For all the details on how to submit, visit the ICRE website.

Don’t forget these other important deadlines:

  • Abstracts: March 6, 2015
  • Residency Education awards nominations: April 3, 2015
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