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Dr. Richard Reznick is the opening plenary speaker for #ICRE2017 this October 19-21 in Quebec City. He recently told us about changes in medical education, the importance of learner empowerment, and where he sees the future of MedEd heading.

From professor, educator, to Dean, how have you seen medical education evolve over the years?

Richard Reznick (RR): Probably the most important change has been learner empowerment. For the most part, medical educators are working with adult learners and need to take a particular approach to interacting with this audience. The most fundamental principle in this is to empower the student to take responsibility of their own learning, and the teacher role changes from transmitter of information to guide, facilitator and coach. (more…)

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2017_icre_chiefresident_fleming_photoIt is fair to say that, before my last trip to Canada (that makes me sound very jet set-like, it was in fact, also my only trip to Canada), I really did not know what to expect; of the country, of the people and certainly not of the ICRE, which I attended in Vancouver.

It was a revelation.

Of the country, none of the stuff you read online covers it. It’s every postcard, every nature program, and every dream holiday brochure rolled into one. Of the people, the stereotypes hold true – they are the nicest, friendliest, and most welcoming people I have ever had the chance to meet. Trust me, when a British guy says a people are polite, he knows of which he speaks.

Then we come to the crux of the matter – the International Conference in Residency Education. This is the largest conference in the world, focused on the training and improvement of education of junior doctors around the world. It is mind boggling. (more…)

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We are pleased to welcome back The Body Electric exhibit to this year’s conference.

The Body Electric showcases artistic talent in visual art, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and film.

This year, submissions should reflect the ICRE 2017 theme, Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action, as well as the theme of change and social action within medicine and health care.

Deadline for submission is July 10, 2017.

Visit the ICRE website for more information and submission instructions.

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The wait is over! Online registration for the 2017 International Conference on Residency Education is now open.

Join more than 1,800 medical education leaders, clinical educators, program directors, residents and policy makers from around the world in Quebec City, Canada, October 19-21, for the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education.

Headlined by leadership and change management experts, this year’s conference will:

  • explore the theme of Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action
  • feature five plenary sessions, 19 learning tracks, 60+ workshops, and more than 200 paper and poster presentations

Click here to register for ICRE 2017.

The early bird deadline for online registration is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

We can’t wait to see you in Quebec City!

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We all know incredible MedED trailblazers who are making incredible contributions to the field of residency training, advocacy and practice.

Show your appreciation by nominating your peers for a Residency Education Award!

The 2017 selection committee is currently seeking nominations for the following awards:

The deadline is April 7, 2017 for all categories listed.

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Do you have a great research, innovations or quality improvement topic you’d like to share with an international audience of medical education experts?

There’s still time to submit an abstract for presentation at ICRE 2017 in one (or more) of the following categories, before the March 6, 2017 deadline:

Abstracts can be presented in poster or oral form, and should speak to one or more of the topic areas as defined under our official conference Learning Tracks.

Visit the ICRE website for more information, and to download our submission guidelines.

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We live in the age of Big Data. Information technology has allowed us to collect amazing amounts of data about what we do every day, and how we go about our daily tasks.  For example, consider how Google can predict the words you are likely to type next when you search online; or, how your favourite online store knows exactly what to recommend for your next purchase. Analyzing this data can provide powerful insights.

In education, we are just beginning to understand how to use data to enhance the way students learn. Currently, the amount of available sources of information on how trainees learn is unprecedented. As data from learners’ performance increases exponentially, modern IT tools provide solutions for combining and presenting this data for the benefit of learners and supervisors.

But can information gleaned from these sources truly help trainees accelerate their growth in a discipline? The promise of analytics is that the compilation and presentation of data back to trainees can indeed promote learning.

Educational data mining can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us at the 2017 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) in beautiful Quebec City for the Learning Analytics Summit: Demystifying the Use of Big Data for Medical Education.

Together with an international panel of experts, participants will have the opportunity to help build a community of scholars from the ground up that will debate the pertinent issues and establish an agenda for future development.

We are pleased to include the following panelists on the program: Dr. Rodrigo Cavalcanti (University of Toronto); Dr. Jason Frank (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada); Dr. Stan Hamstra (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education); Dr. Karen Hauer (University of California); Dr. Martin Pusic (New York University School of Medicine); Dr. Tim Shaw (University of Sydney); Dr. Brent Thoma (University of Saskatchewan); Dr. Amol Verma (University of Toronto); and, Dr. Eric Warm (University of Cincinnati).

Visit the ICRE website to learn more about this exciting two-day pre-conference event.

Dr. Rodrigo Cavalcanti MD, MSc, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director for the HoPingKong Centre at UHN. He is also a CanMEDS Clinician Educator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Since 2010, he has been a member of the planning board for the International Conference on Residency Education, and is Chair of this year’s Learning Analytics Summit.

 

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