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Although the official 2016 ICRE program and speaker lineup won’t be announced until our online registration process opens next week, we couldn’t keep two of our headlining speakers a secret any longer!

We’re thrilled to announce that world renowned quality improvement experts Dr. Kaveh Shojania and Dr. Paul Batalden have joined the ICRE 2016 lineup as our opening and closing speakers (respectively). (more…)

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This year’s conference features five provocative plenary presentations with internationally renowned experts. The ICRE 2015 lineup includes:

Royal College Lecture in Residency Education – Opening plenary
Thursday, October 22, 2015
David A. Asch

David A. Asch

Dr. David Asch is Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. He is Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Management and Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School. He is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Asch teaches health policy at the Wharton School and he practices internal medicine at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he created, and from 2001-2012 directed the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion—the Department of Veterans Affairs’ national center to support vulnerable populations and reduce racial disparities.

His research aims to understand and improve how physicians and patients make medical choices in clinical, financial, and ethically charged settings, including the adoption of new pharmaceuticals or medical technologies, the purchase of insurance, and personal health behaviors. His research combines elements of economic analysis with psychological theory and marketing in the field now called behavioral economics. He is the author of more than 250 published papers, and has received numerous teaching awards.


Closing plenary
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Helen Bevan Helen BevanDr. Helen Bevan is acknowledged globally for her expertise in large-scale change, and ability to translate it into practical action and deliver outcomes.

In the 1990s she led the ground-breaking “Business Process Reengineering” transformation programme at The Leicester Royal Infirmary. As a result, she was asked to become a national leader of initiatives to reduce waiting time for the English National Health Service (NHS) care for which she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2001.

Throughout her career, Dr. Bevan has been at the forefront of NHS improvement initiatives that have made a difference for thousands of patients.

In 2000 she introduced the first nationwide collaborative programmes to improve the delivery of cancer care across England. In 2010 Dr. Bevan and her team launched a call to action, using social movement leadership principles, which contributed to a 51% reduction in the prescription of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia across the country. Dr. Bevan also initiated NHS Change Day, in partnership with a group of young clinical and managerial leaders, which in 2014 was the largest ever voluntary collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS.

On the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service, Dr. Bevan was recognised as one of the 60 most influential people in the history of the NHS.


John Cox John CoxCaptain John Cox is the Chief Executive Officer of Safety Operating Systems. He is a 44-year aviation veteran with experience as a corporate pilot, airline pilot, instructor, test pilot and safety professional. In 2005, he retired from US Airways after 25 years and 14,000 flying hours to found Safety Operating Systems, which has grown into a dynamic company with clients worldwide including airlines, business flight operations, legal firms, manufacturers and government regulators.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Daniel Webster College, and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Aviation Safety Program and the US Navy’s Post Graduate Aviation Safety Command Program. For the last 4 years he has taught aviation safety at the University of Southern California.

Captain Cox brings both operational knowledge and academic training to the business of aviation safety. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a member of their Flight Operations Group, a Liveryman in the Honorably Company of Air Pilots and a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators for over twenty years.


The ICRE 2015 lineup will also include two panel sessions, featuring internationally-recognized experts, as well as the official launch of the CanMEDS 2015 Physician Competency Framework and Milestones Guide.

 Visit www.royalcollege.ca/icre to learn more.


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ICRE recently connected with Dr. Lorelei Lingard, professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, to get insight into changing medical education and what we can expect from her ICRE 2013 plenary lecture. (more…)

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ICRE_12_1077More than 1,400 educators worldwide attend ICRE each year to explore the latest trends and innovations in postgraduate medical education. They benefit from more than four plenary lectures, 60 workshops and more than 180 paper and poster presentations focused exclusively on residency training.

Why should you plan to join them?

  1. Enhancing Educational Outcomes: This year’s theme is Educational Outcomes: Inspiring Residents, Improving Care. Attended and you’ll not only learn about how to strengthen the link between training and patient care, but also practical assessment and teaching methods to improve how you improve performance. (more…)

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Watch Dr. Lorelei Lingard’s recent lecture at TEDxBayfield titled “Collective Competence: Thinking differently about competence to improve healthcare”.  Dr. Lingard is a leading researcher in the study of communication and collaboration on healthcare teams. She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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Join more than 1,400 colleagues from around the world. This year’s conference will feature dynamic plenary lecturer from leading medical educators and experts: 

  • ICRE 2013 opening plenary:  Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, the current president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Click here to read a short Q-and-A with Dr. Kirch.
  • *New* Friday plenary: Dr. Lorelei Lingard, one of Canada’s leading researchers communication and collaboration in health care teams. Dr. Lingard is a professor at Western University and the inaugural director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
  • Saturday morning plenary: Dr. David A. Cook, a professor of medicine and medical education at the Mayo Clinic, the former deputy editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and current deputy editor for Advances in Health Sciences Education.
  • ICRE 2013 closing plenary: Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, a medical scientist at the McGill University Health Center Research Institute, a James McGill Chair and the scientific director of McGill’s Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group.

Visit the ICRE website today to complete registration, learn more about the upcoming program, plenary speakers, social events and more. Early bird deadline is August 19.

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ICRE recently connected with Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), to get insight into implementing change in medical education and what we can expect from his ICRE 2013 opening plenary lecture.


In the past, you’ve spoken about creating a true educational continuum. What do you mean by this?

When I and others speak about a true continuum of medical education, what we mean is that the educational process provides the skills and competencies in each stage to support learning and success in later stages, all on a trajectory to mastery in practice.  In this view, the material taught in premedical education supports learning at the undergraduate medical education (UME) level, and so on.  Another way of looking at it is that each of the phases in the medical education process—premedical education, UME, graduate medical education (GME), and lifelong learning in practice—contributes to the next in a meaningful way, and that all share a common vision of the ultimate product: the “good doctor.” (more…)

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