checkmarkICRE 2017 Mobile App

The official ICRE 2017 mobile app is now available! The app includes valuable information about ICRE, including floor plans, speaker bios, program schedules, conference abstracts, session evaluations, and much more.

Enhance your ICRE 2017 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!

checkmarkMeeting Locations

The majority of ICRE 2017 conference activities will take place at the Quebec City Convention Centre (1000 Rene Levesque East, Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 2B5, Canada).

Programming for select pre- and post-conference sessions and social events will take place at the Hilton Quebec (1100 Rene Levesque East, Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 4P3, Canada) and the Delta Hotels Quebec (690 Rene Levesque East, Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 5A8, Canada).

Be sure to take careful note of the venue location(s) and the room name(s) of the sessions you are attending.

Visit our website for more information about our 2017 meeting locations.


Participants staying at one of our official conference hotels will enjoy a short walking distance from all meeting locations!

All hotels are located in close proximity to each other, so please be sure to confirm the name and precise address of your hotel before arriving in Quebec City:

  • Hilton Quebec (1100 Rene Levesque East, Quebec City, QC)
  • Delta Hotels Quebec (690 Rene Levesque East, Quebec City, QC)
  • Hôtel Château Laurier Québec (1220 Place George-V West, Quebec City, QC)

Please note that all hotel blocks are now SOLD OUT.

Don’t forget: Those who have booked a room at one of our conference hotels will automatically be entered into a draw to win free registration to ICRE 2018 in Halifax, Canada!

Hotel cancellation policy: Cancellation of individual reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date to avoid cancellation penalties.

checkmarkOnsite Registration

Onsite registration for ICRE 2017 will open on Tuesday, October 17 at 15:00 (EDT) in the Videotron Hall of the Quebec City Convention Centre.

Tickets for the International Residency Education Awards Dinner are still available, and can be purchased onsite at the registration desk.

checkmarkOpening Plenary         

ICRE 2017 officially kicks off with our conference opening plenary on Thursday, October 19 at 16:00 (EDT) at the Quebec City Convention Centre (200C).

Keynote speaker Dr. Richard Reznick will deliver a dynamic lecture entitled The Buffalo Experiment: Alive and well in medical education.

Directly following the opening plenary is the much-anticipated ICRE Welcoming Reception, taking place at 17:30 (EDT) in Room 200AB. Meet up with friends and colleagues, enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and explore our exhibits!

New this year, the ICRE Chief Residents invite attending residents to the Resident Networking Reception starting at 18:00 in Foyer 2. Tickets can be purchased in advance or onsite if spots are still available.

checkmarkExhibit Hall and Exhibit Challenge

The Exhibit Hall will open on Thursday, October 19 at 17:30 (EDT).

We are excited to welcome back the interactive Exhibit Challenge!

Available exclusively on the ICRE 2017 mobile app, the Exhibit Challenge encourages conference participants to engage and network with this year’s exhibitors, while competing to win one of two iPads.

Winners will be drawn and announced during the conference closing plenary on Saturday, October 21. Please note: In order to qualify for a prize, Exhibit Challenge answers must be submitted via the mobile app by 14:00 on Saturday, October 21.

All selected winners must be in attendance at the ICRE closing plenary, in order to claim their prize.

While exploring the Exhibit Hall, don’t forget to visit The Body Electric digital art exhibit. This year’s themes of change and social action within medicine and healthcare are taken up by international artists and medical professionals.

For general questions while onsite, please visit the registration desk, or one of the Royal College booths during official exhibition hours.

Email inquiries can also be sent to icre@royalcollege.ca

checkmarkMentorship Program

Those who have pre-registered for a scheduled meeting with a medical education (MedEd) expert through our Mentorship Program are asked to meet their selected mentors (at the pre-determined time) at the Get Connected @ ICRE lounge in Videotron Hall of the Quebec City Convention Centre.

Haven’t signed up yet for a mentorship session? ICRE participants interested in networking with and receiving invaluable, one-on-one professional development advice from a MedEd mentor onsite at ICRE 2017 still have time to book an appointment!

ICRE registrants have until Thursday, October 19 at 18:00 (EST) to book an appointment for Friday, October 20.

For appointments taking place on Saturday, October 21, registration will remain open until 17:00 on Friday, October 20.

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

checkmarkICRE Chief Residents

This year, we are thrilled to welcome back the conference’s Chief Resident program. This program invites three outstanding resident leaders to act as representatives and advocates for the international resident community throughout the planning and preparation for the meeting.

Dr. Simon Fleming (British Orthopaedic Trainees Association; @OrthopodReg), Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg (University of Toronto; @mitchgoldenberg) and Dr. Brie Yama (University of Toronto; @BrieYama) will all be onsite in Quebec City, October 19-21, so be sure to strike up a conversation, or follow them on social media throughout the conference!

New this year, the ICRE Chief Residents will select standout residents before (on social media) and throughout the conference to be part of the Golden Ticket program. Recipients of a golden ticket will gain backstage access to pre-plenary and program advisory board meetings.

checkmarkSocial Media

Social media engagement during ICRE continues to grow exponentially each year – so be sure to log onto Twitter during this year’s conference and build your digital MedEd networks!

Follow our official account @ICREConf (@CIFRConf in French) and that of ICRE Chair Dr. Jason Frank @DrJFrank, and use the #ICRE2017 conference hashtag to share your thoughts and browse the insights of others.

For those new to social media or those looking to share their expertise, we’re excited to host the first ICRE Tweetup during the Welcoming Reception on Thursday, October 19. Those interested are asked to meet at The Body Electric Exhibit.

checkmarkGround Transportation

Public transportation, taxis and car rentals are all available to take you from your airport/train terminal to your hotel.

Please visit our website for all the details and discounts.


Dress for ICRE 2017 is business casual. You are encouraged to bring a jacket or sweater to the conference site, as the temperature in meeting rooms is typically cooler.


The city of Quebec City has a humid continental climate, which is moderated by its close proximity to the Saint Lawrence River.

In October, daily average temperatures range from 11 to 2 degrees Celsius (52 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit).


We wish you a safe journey to Quebec City!

Are you a resident looking to get backstage access to this year’s ICRE plenary sessions?

Looking to observe the happenings of plenary planning meetings and have the opportunity to meet ICRE’s plenary speakers face-to-face?

The ICRE Chief Residents are excited to introduce the Golden Ticket program.

Residents who go above and beyond, and make a positive impression on the ICRE Chief Residents throughout the three day conference will be given a golden ticket. With this golden ticket, the resident will be invited to attend one of the pre-plenary meetings or the onsite program planning board meeting. While attending, they’ll have the opportunity to engage with some of MedEd’s most influential people, while experiencing the behind the scenes production of ICRE.

Residents will be selected to attend pre-plenary meetings for:

  • 1 ticket to Opening Plenary
  • 1 ticket to Plenary Panel
  • 1 ticket to Plenary Debate
  • 3 tickets to ICRE Planning Advisory Board (PAB) meeting

In lead-up to ICRE, we invite residents to tweet using #ICRE2017 and tell us what you’re most looking forward to at this year’s conference for your chance to join us at the pre-plenary meeting with this year’s opening speaker, Dr. Richard Reznick.

MedTwitterSocial media (or SoMe), is an ever emergent force in the world of academic conferences and the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE) has recognised that to be at the forefront of residency education is to engage with social media.

If the purpose of a conference is to share knowledge, opinions, research and to network, both with like-minded people and perhaps those who differ in ideas, then social media is the perfect tool for all these. Continue Reading »

We recently asked Dr. Adelle Atkinson, ICRE 2017 resident track co-chair about the new resident learning track, Engaging residents: Inspiring the next generation of leaders.

This is the first time that ICRE has a resident specific learning track. Can you tell us a bit about how it came to be?

AA:  What we’ve done in creating this new resident track this year is we’ve captured the great things that have happened over the years at the International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS). While IRLS doesn’t exist in its current form anymore, we’ve really tried to make sure that anything from there that the residents found really useful is included in this new track.

Our goal is to really incorporate resident sessions into main conference programming, while focusing on content that can provide resident development. We asked ourselves what topics would residents find very timely in this point of time in their training, and what can they really use and bring back to their day-to-day skill building and training. Continue Reading »

AppeBullHave the latest ICRE 2017 information and updates at your fingertips during the October 19-21 conference in Quebec City, Canada. Download the ICRE 2017 mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices).

This user-friendly app gives attendees quick access to valuable information about ICRE, including:

  • floor plans,
  • plenary speaker bios,
  • program schedules,
  • conference abstracts,
  • session evaluations,
  • and much more.

New for 2017: The app contains a polling feature to allow conference participants to engage and respond to polls and questions in real-time during select sessions.

For the first time, ICRE’s Chief Residents are excited to announce the introduction of the Resident Networking Reception at ICRE 2017 in Quebec City.

This exclusive event is an opportunity for attending residents to participate in an evening of networking among colleagues and medical educators from around the world.

“We wanted to give residents attending ICRE the opportunity to meet some of the leaders of medical education, face-to-face, in a comfortable and fun setting,” says Dr. Brie Yama, 2017 ICRE Chief Resident. “As ICRE Chief Residents, we get to interact with many of these great minds, and we wanted other residents to share in this experience.”

In a casual setting, residents will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with peers and many of the ICRE presenting speakers and leaders in medical education.

The reception will take place on Thursday, October 19 from 18:00-19:00 in Foyer 2 of the Quebec City Convention Centre.

Tickets to the Resident Networking Reception are $20.00 and include:

  • Two cocktails at the bar,
  • Passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, and
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with several of the most influential educators.

If you’re a resident, this reception is not to be missed!

To register for the reception, click here.

Each year, we like to celebrate an outstanding program administrator who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and excellence beyond his/her program.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, along with the ICRE planning committee, would like to congratulate the recipient of the 2017 Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence:

Sara CoverMs. Sara Cover, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Sudbury, Canada)

Ms. Sara Cover from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) in Sudbury, Canada is this year’s Program Administrator Award recipient.

Ms. Cover is the program administrator (PA) for the Anesthesiology program at NOSM, which is the newest anesthesiology residency program in Canada, and one of the first programs to transition to Competence By Design (CBD). Continue Reading »