copyIf you or someone you know is a program administrator looking for a valuable professional development opportunity, don’t miss the 2016 Program Administrators Conference, September 28 – 29 in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Held in conjunction with ICRE, the PA Conference is a unique learning program designed to meet the specific developmental needs of those program administrators and coordinators who play an essential role in medical education.

From practical workshops to insightful plenaries and the much-anticipated PA Survival Stories session, this event provides program administrators with a wealth of opportunities to enhance their skill sets and network with colleagues from across Canada.

Visit our website to find out more about the 2016 PA Conference.

icre-chris-watlingICRE is thrilled to announce that MedEd leader Christopher J. Watling, MD, MMEd, PhD, FRCPC will deliver the special keynote address during this year’s International Residency Education Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 1.

Dr. Watling, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry will bring his unique perspective and knowledge around how medicine’s professional culture shapes its education practices during his address, From orchestras to operating rooms: Professional culture and its impact on learning.

During this practical and introspective lecture, Dr. Watling will discuss how MedEd leaders can recognize distinct features of medicine’s professional culture; link medicine’s pedagogival strategies to cultural values that underpin them; and describe the influence of professional culture on learning.

Cap off your ICRE 2016 experience in style, by joining Dr. Watling, and this year’s ICRE award winners for the International Residency Education Awards Dinner!

Visit the ICRE website to register today.

cropped-TISLEP_Header_75x220If you’re an international thought-leader, educator, physician or anyone else with a stake in transformative leadership education for the physician leaders of tomorrow, don’t forget to reserve your spot at the 3rd annual Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP), taking place September 27 in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Hosted by the University of Toronto and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, TISLEP will kick off ICRE 2016’s pre-conference programming with a compelling keynote by Peter Lees, Chief Executive and Medical Director of the UK’s Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, followed by dynamic discussions and an exploration of international opportunities related to physician leadership.

The ultimate goal of the Summit is to equip participants with the transformative leadership skills needed to provide quality care during these times of significant healthcare system reform, and to design globally relevant strategies for embedding leadership development into postgraduate education and training.

For more information, visit TISLEP online, and register today for this much anticipated event.

ICRE-2015-Oct23-99Let them know they can find it at the 2016 International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS)!

IRLS recently unveiled its provocative and practical lineup of resident-focused workshops, plenaries and panels, which cover a variety of cutting-edge topics, including:

  • Advocacy and Leadership in Medical Education
  • Patient Safety & Quality Improvement – Essential Leadership
  • Mentoring: An Empowerment Tool to Motivate and Improve Skills in Residency
  • Thinking Past the Final Exam – Career Development for Residents

This year’s expanded resident development event also includes an inspiring closing plenary delivered by quality improvement expert Dr. Brian Wong, entitled: Resource Stewardship: How Can Residents Lead?

As one of Canada’s premier resident development events, IRLS provides residents with an unrivalled opportunity to enhance and develop leadership skills while building up their professional networks.

So if you know a dynamic resident leader, tell them to save the date for IRLS, September 29 – October 1 in Niagara Falls, Canada!

Trius Red Barrel CellarLRTake the opportunity to fully experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Niagara Region’s wine country during ICRE, by signing up for a special Niagara Wine Tour!

On Tuesday, September 27 and Sunday, October 2, ICRE participants can spend an afternoon visiting the vineyards of four award-winning wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, including Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin.

Along with premium food and wine tastings, these tours will also give participants an in-depth look into the winemaking process.

Visit the Magnificent Tours website for more information, and to book your tour today.

*Please note: In order to book a group tour, a minimum of 10 people must be guaranteed

ICRE-2015-Oct22-115With five plenaries, 16 Learning Tracks, 50 workshops and 200 poster/paper presentations, ICRE’s 2016 program offers participants a lot of sessions to explore in a short amount of time.

Fortunately, there’s a way to sample a variety of medical education (MedEd) topics in a rapid fashion during this year’s conference, by attending ICRE’s Lightning Round sessions.

During these 9 fast-paced, 45-minute sessions, MedEd experts will lead brief, but in-depth discussions on timely issues impacting and influencing residency training around the world.

This year’s topics include:

  • Crucial conversations with residents
  • Finding your passion: Exploring career paths in medical education
  • Learning analytics: Tools to gauge learning and accelerate education
  • Intro to Twitter mastery #MedEd

These interactive forums will tackle how common challenges are addressed in different ways across regions, by drawing experiences, best practices and innovative approaches from international participants.

Click here to explore the ICRE program, and discover which Lightning Round sessions pique your interest!

Don’t forget to register online before August 22 to take advantage of our early bird rates!

ICRE-2015-Oct23-111ICRE’s pre-conference programs give participants a unique opportunity to explore particular medical education (MedEd) topics through focused and in-depth half-day and full-day sessions.

This year’s pre-conference lineup will take place September 27-29; leading up to ICRE’s opening plenary on Thursday, September 29.

The practical workshops offered will cover a wide range of MedEd topic areas to appeal to educators’ different areas of interest and/or practice, including:

  • Clinical Leadership: What is it, Why is it Important, and How Do We Learn to Lead?
  • Social Media Masterclass: How to Build Your Digital Footprint as a Clinician Educator
  • Health Advocacy: What is it really? And How Can I Ever Teach and Assess it?
  • Clinical Bedside Teaching in the Era of Quality and Patient Safety

Build your practical skills through ICRE’s pre-conference workshops!

 Click here to register for ICRE 2016’s pre-conference programming


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