2017poster_enMedical educators, residents, researchers, policy makers and more: Be sure to save the date for the 2017 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)!

Next year, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ICRE in Halifax, Canada, October 19 – 21, 2017, by featuring a dynamic program that will aim to put important medical education lessons learned over the past decade, into action.

Our robust program consisting of inspiring plenaries, workshops, and poster/paper presentations will revolve around the pertinent theme “Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action”.

Want to be a part of ICRE 2017? Submit a pre-conference workshop abstract today, for the opportunity to lead a half-day or full-day educational session, just prior to next year’s conference!

Visit the ICRE 2017 website to download submission instructions before the January 4, 2017 deadline.


_ss_1673ICRE is one of the most social media friendly conferences around – and from live tweeting plenaries and workshops to sharing insightful tidbits from hallway conversations on Twitter, 2016 attendees were certainly more engaged online than ever.

From September 29 – October 1, almost 6,500 tweets were sent out using the hashtag #ICRE2016; garnering over 12 million impressions!

View our Storify recaps from each day of ICRE 2016 to take in some of the conference highlights through words and pictures shared on Twitter:

Day One: Thursday, September 29

Day Two: Friday, September 30

Day Three: Saturday, October 1

Want to make your networking even more social for ICRE 2017?

Follow @RC_ICRE_CIFR and @drjfrank on Twitter and use the hashtag #ICRE2017 for all the latest news and updates, and to let us know what you’d like to see for next year’s conference.

Become a #MedEd influencer for #ICRE2017 in #Halifax!

During ICRE 2016, a number of outstanding individuals were recognized for their leadership in postgraduate medical education, and their cutting-edge healthcare research.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s trailblazing award winners!

Research Awards

Royal College/JGME Top Research in Residency Education Paper:

  • Lynfa Stroud, University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada): Feedback credibility in a formative postgraduate OSCE: Effects of examiner type

Royal College/JGME Top Resident Paper:

  • Roochi Arora, McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada): Resident evaluations of faculty: Resident versus faculty perspectives

Top What Works? Paper:

  • Chris Merritt, Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Providence, USA):  Emergency medicine with follow-up: A situated learning model for teaching inpatient medicine to emergency medicine residents

Top ICRE Poster Presentation:

  • Marina Y. Ibrahim, McGill University (Montreal, Canada): Use of the surgical teaching rubric improves technical skills’ acquisition and retention

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 Dr. Kaveh Shojania

Missed one of our dynamic plenary sessions during ICRE 2016 in Niagara Falls? Want to re-watch your favourite lecture or panel?

Good news! All five ICRE 2016 plenary sessions are now available to stream online.

Our ICRE 2016 playlist features the following, full-length plenaries:

  • ICRE Opening Plenary: Teaching healthcare quality: The next evidence-based medicine
    Speaker: Dr. Kaveh G. Shojania
  • Plenary Panel: Linking residency training with quality care: Education in action
    Speakers: Dr. Wendy Levinson, Dr. Brian Wong, Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan, Dr. Emma Vaux
  • Plenary Debate: Longitudinal or traditional rotations: Which is better for patient care and training?
    Speakers: Dr. Fiona Moss, Dr. Salvatore M. Spadafora
  • Plenary Session: Royal College/JGME Top 3 Research in Residency Education
    Speakers: Dr. Warren Cheung, Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg, Dr. Lynfa Stroud
  • ICRE Closing Plenary: Graduate medical education and better value healthcare service
    Speaker: Dr. Paul B. Batalden

Looking for more recordings and resources? Slides, podcasts and other materials from ICRE 2016 will be available to download on our website in November 2016.



_ss_0397Feeling inspired by the workshops you attended at ICRE 2016? Have cutting-edge insights to share related to residency education and training?

Consider submitting a pre-conference workshop abstract for ICRE 2017!

Submissions related to one (or more) of our 16 Learning Track topic areas will be considered for presentation at our 10th anniversary conference next year in Halifax, Canada.

Pre-conference workshops can range from half-day to full-day sessions during the hours of 0800 – 1500 on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Visit the ICRE website to download the proposal form, and while there, start thinking about these other upcoming deadlines:

  • Call for workshop proposals: January 27, 2017
  • Call for abstracts: March 3, 2017
  • Call for International Residency Education Awards nominations: April 7, 2017

On Saturday, October 1 from 16:00 – 17:30 (EST), Dr. Paul B. Batalden will present the ICRE 2016 closing plenary lecture: Graduate medical education and better value healthcare service.

To watch: Visit the ICRE website a few minutes prior to start time of this plenary session, and follow the prompts.

Happy streaming!

On Saturday, October 1 from 09:00 – 10:00 EST, Drs. Warren Cheung, Mitchell Goldenberg and Lynfa Stroud will present: Royal College/JGME top research in residency education.

To watch: Visit the ICRE website a few minutes prior to start time of this plenary session, and follow the prompts.

Happy streaming!