ICRE-2015-Oct22-239Residency training is changing at a rapid pace; that’s why each year, ICRE adds new professional development events to its program, to keep PDs, PAs, PG Deans and other postgraduate faculty up to speed.

For those involved in accreditation activities within their respective institutions, don’t miss Residency Accreditation Reform Town Hall: New Directions for the 21st Century on the evening of Friday, September 30. This special evening event will provide a rundown of the latest changes to accreditation systems, and explain how those changes will impact and benefit their work.

For those wanting to explore a high-profile MedEd topic in depth, ICRE’s new Symposium Sessions will provide can’t-miss professional development opportunities.

Related sessions offered during ICRE 2016 include:

  • Symposium: Healthy healers, healthy workplace: Awareness to action
  • Symposium: Outcomes-based education deserves outcomes-based accreditation: Accreditation for the 21st century
  • Symposium: Mentoring: The journey between apprentice and mastery

Browse the ICRE 2016 program to find out more about the new workshops and sessions being offered during this year’s conference.


ICRE-2015-Oct24-174Do you know a resident leader passionate about improving training and enhancing patient care?

Let them know that the call for 2017 ICRE Chief Residents is now open!

Selected ICRE Chief Residents will act as representatives and advocates for the international resident community leading up to, and during, the 2017 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) in Halifax, Canada (October 19 – 21, 2017).

Visit our website for more information and submission guidelines.

The call for ICRE Chief Residents closes on September 23, 2016.

Want to learn more about our 2016 ICRE Chief Residents?

Browse our blog to read the bios of Drs. Stephen Gauthier, Peter Moore and Brie Yama, and view a special guest post by Dr. Gauthier about the professional development opportunities available to residents during ICRE.

It’s not too late to take advantage of ICRE 2016’s early bird rates: Those with a stake in residency education still have until midnight tonight to register online and save!

As the world’s largest conference dedicated exclusively to advancing residency education, ICRE 2016 is a can’t miss event! This year’s conference will feature five plenaries, 16 learning tracks, more than 50 workshops, and approximately 200 poster and paper presentations.

Visit the ICRE website today to view the full 2016 program lineup, and find out more about the exciting social events taking place at this year’s conference. Don’t forget to book your travel to Niagara Falls at the same time, and receive a discounted rate on tickets.

See you September 29 – October 1, at ICRE 2016!

1blogICRE-2015-Oct22-151If you’re a resident or early career physician interested in networking with, and receiving invaluable, one-on-one professional development advice from a medical education (MedEd) expert, don’t miss ICRE’s Mentorship Program!

New and improved for our 2016 conference, the Mentorship Program is designed to provide mentees with useful, individualized advice from an experienced educator with expertise in teaching, assessment, education leadership, education research, and more.

Visit our website to browse the full list of available mentors, and discover which MedEd experts’ areas of academic interest most appeal to you.

Please note: Spots for ICRE’s 2016 Mentorship Program are limited, and pre-registration is a must.

Sign up early to ensure you are paired with your preferred MedEd mentor.

Don’t delay – register online today for the 2016 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)!

Early bird registration rates end on Monday, August 22, so remember to reserve your spot at ICRE and save!

Visit the ICRE website for information on what’s included in conference registration fees, and to view our dynamic, 2016 program lineup.

See you in Niagara Falls, September 29 – October 1, 2016!

My decision to become involved in the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) as a Chief Resident stems from the experience I had at my first ICRE conference in 2014. I attended ICRE as a third year resident and it opened my eyes to the exciting state and direction of medical education in Canada and internationally.

For all the residents and medical students out there who are considering attending this year’s conference in Niagara Falls, Canada, I would like to share with you my personal, “top three” list of things I discovered at ICRE:

  1. It’s an exciting time to be involved in medical education – as an educator and as a resident! The field of medical education is undergoing exciting and transformational change. As a resident in the middle of a training program, I hadn’t thought much about the fact that the training landscape was shifting underneath me: Shifting towards competency based training; embedding quality improvement in training; improving handover; cultivating better leaders; and enhancing the overall residency experience. At ICRE, I learned that these are only some examples of the exciting changes taking place. The thing that I find most amazing about all this is that these changes are occurring in complex systems, without interrupting the training itself. It’s like modifying a car’s engine while cruising at 120km/hr on the highway.

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1465 015Our special two-day quality improvement (QI) and health professions education (HPE) pre-conference, Building the Bridge to Quality invites an interdisciplinary, interprofessional audience to come together to help establish the first steps towards creating a safer, more accountable heath care system — but the QI in MedEd programming doesn’t stop there.

ICRE’s Educating for Quality and Safety learning track offers a number of valuable and practical sessions that will equip participants to navigate the quality and safety movement in health care, including:

  • Clinical Bedside Teaching in the Era of Quality and Patient Safety (pre-conference)
    Thursday, September 29 (12:00 – 15:30)
  • Optimizing the clinical learning environment
    Friday, September 30 (15:45 – 17:15)
  • Building a formal quality improvement (QI) infrastructure from scratch
    Saturday, October 1 (10:30 – 12:00)

The full list of QI and patient safety sessions can be found here.

NEW for residents: The Building the Bridge to Quality pre-conference event is now offering a special discounted rate for early career physicians.

Visit our registration page to find out more.


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