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icre-2013-wednesday-56Want the latest ICRE 2016 information and updates at your fingertips during the September 29 – October 1 conference in Niagara Falls, Canada?

Good news! The ICRE 2016 mobile app is now available to download for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. 

This handy app gives attendees quick access to valuable information about ICRE, including floor plans, speaker bios, program schedules, conference abstracts, session evaluations, and much more.

New for 2016, our app will also contain exclusive conference extras, including an interactive exhibit hall challenge, and the special ‘Frame It’ photo feature.

With five plenaries, 16 learning tracks, 50 workshops and more than 200 poster and paper presentations, ICRE 2016 offers participants a lot to see and do. Enhance your ICRE 2016 experience by downloading the mobile app!

Don’t forget to complete your session evaluations online or through the app for a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 gift cards!

Please note – in an effort to go green, ICRE 2016 will only be offering a limited number of printed pocket (Z-card) programs onsite. Those without a smartphone or other mobile device can also view a digital version of our pocket program online.

Several desktop computers will be available in the Main Lobby of the Scotiabank Convention Centre, for participants to access the program online, and/or to complete session evaluations.

icre-2013-thursday-10Are you attending ICRE 2016, but still haven’t signed up for a mentorship session? Residents or early career physicians interested in networking with and receiving invaluable, one-on-one professional development advice from a MedEd mentor onsite at ICRE 2016 still have time to book an appointment!

ICRE registrants have until Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. (EST) to book an appointment for Friday, September 30.

For appointments taking place on Saturday, October 1, registration will remain open until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30.

Visit our website to browse our full list of mentors, and schedule a mentorship session.

Appointments can be booked online, or at our registration desk onsite at ICRE 2016, located in the Main Lobby of the Scotiabank Convention Centre (6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON).

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Residents attending ICRE/IRLS 2016 are invited to attend a special session on physician health and medical professionalism on Friday, September 30 (18:00 – 21:00), hosted by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Resident Doctors of Canada .

Taking place at the Herdner Estates Winery in St. Catharines, ON, this session will demonstrate links between medical professionalism and physician health, and describe the general landscape of physician health and wellness. Participants will also learn about skills for improving personal health and wellness; including resiliency. The final section of the evening will allow participants to discuss solutions/actions at the systemic, educational and individual levels.

Transportation will be provided from the Scotiabank Convention Centre and wine and a light meal will be served.

Please follow the link below to complete registration: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/MedicalProfessionalismMatterstoMe/

ICRE-2015-Oct22-115We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in Niagara Falls, Canada in less than two weeks’ time! Below you will find some important information regarding the upcoming September 29 – October 1 conference.

Please read through our checklist carefully to find out everything you need to know before arriving onsite for ICRE 2016.

checkmarkICRE 2016 Mobile App

The official ICRE 2016 mobile app will be launching next week – so keep your eyes peeled for our big announcement! The app includes valuable information about ICRE, including floor plans, speaker bios, program schedules, conference abstracts, session evaluations, and much more.

New for 2016, our app will also contain exclusive conference extras, including an interactive exhibit hall challenge, and the special ‘Frame It’ photo feature.

Enhance your ICRE 2016 experience by downloading the mobile app!

Don’t forget to complete your session evaluations online or through the app for a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 gift cards!

Please note – in an effort to go green, ICRE 2016 will only be offering a limited number of printed pocket (Z-card) programs onsite. Several desktop computers will also be available to access the program online, and/or to complete session evaluations.

checkmarkMeeting Locations

The majority of ICRE 2016 conference activities will take place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre (6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON).

Programming for select concurrent workshops (September 30 – October 1), pre-conference sessions and social events will take place at the Marriott on the Falls (6755 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON) and the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa (6740 Fallsview Blvd.).

Be sure to take careful note of the venue location(s) and the room name(s) of the sessions you are attending. Several of this year’s venues have the same or similar-sounding room names.

Visit our website for more information about our 2016 meeting locations. Continue Reading »

Highlights-0050It’s not too late to pre-register for ICRE 2016: Those with a stake in residency education still have until midnight tonight to register online.

Onsite registration at the conference will be subject to availability.

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.

 

It’s not too late to register for the 2016 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)!

Online registration for September 29 – October 1 conference in Niagara Falls, Canada (and all associated pre- and post-conference programming) closes this Friday, September 9 at 23:59 EST.

Onsite registration for ICRE 2016 and its related events will be subject to availability.

Don’t miss the world’s only international conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency training! This year’s conference, Advancing Quality: Aligning Residency Education and Patient Care offers participants five plenary sessions delivered by leading experts in medical education and quality improvement; 16 learning tracks, more than 50 workshops, and hundreds of poster and paper presentations.

Visit the ICRE website today to view the full 2016 program lineup, and register for ICRE.

 

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Dr. Peter Moore

Sometimes in life, the greatest opportunities happen by chance.

It is a great source of satisfaction for me to see that chance opportunities can develop into professional interests – and ultimately, a passion for implementing positive change. Though I have always had an interest in teaching medical students and interns, it is only in the past few years of my own training that I have contemplated a more focused involvement in medical education.

As part of my current role as president of the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association (AORA) I was invited to take part in AOA 21; the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s initiative to redesign its education and training program. In developing AOA 21, I participated in workshops to renew the curriculum and enable the transition to competency-based education. It is through this initiative that I first met ICRE conference chair, Dr. Jason Frank.

At the encouragement of my colleagues, I applied for – and was offered – the role of ICRE Chief Resident for 2016. ICRE has opened my eyes to the opportunities that exist within medical education on a global scale.

On a personal note, it has been wonderfully motivating as I progress through my own surgical training, to see the efforts that are being made both locally and abroad to improve medical education. Being a part of the change I wish to see is both a privilege and a pleasure.

So far, ICRE has been a wonderful experience. I have met and had the opportunity to learn from a wonderful group of people who work tirelessly towards putting together this conference.  It has been inspiring to work with this year’s other Chief Residents, Dr. Stephen Gauthier and Dr. Brie Yama, and to meet people from the other side of the world who share an interest in education.

I have personally developed an interest in physician wellness, and am dismayed by the rising rates of burnout amongst my fellow doctors. I also see leadership as vitally important in medicine, but am challenged by the questions around how we can teach and learn leadership as a profession. Finally, I acknowledge that there is a gap between evidence and practice, and I am curious about how we might bridge that gap within our global health systems. All these topics and more will be addressed at ICRE and IRLS this year, and I am very much looking forward it!

The great thing about medicine is that we, as an international profession, are bound together by one common goal: Improving the lives of our patients.  Meetings like this give us an opportunity to share ideas, expertise and new developments, and to ultimately learn from one another.

I look forward to meeting those of you who are able to join us for ICRE 2016.  I encourage you to come, from wherever you are in the world.

I also encourage other resident leaders to apply for the role of ICRE Chief-Resident for 2017. In my opinion, it has certainly delivered on its promise of being a very rewarding and enriching experience!

Dr. Peter A. Moore is an orthopaedic registrar (resident) for the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Victorian and Tasmanian training programs. He received his bachelor’s degree in science (majoring in physics) in 2003, and his MBBS in 2007; both from the University of Sydney. Dr. Moore is the current president of the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association (AORA); a role in which he serves as a member of the Federal Training Committee of the AOA, and the chair of the organizing committee for the AORA annual meeting and ICL series. He has been actively involved in AOA 21, the AOA’s initiative to redesign its education and training program, and has extensive experience teaching students and junior doctors from a wide array of Australian medical schools.