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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Old Quebec City view Canada

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.


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.


Want to share your research, innovations and other successes with an international audience of medical education experts?

Consider submitting an abstract for presentation at ICRE 2017 in one (or more) of the following categories:

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.

Deadline for all abstract submissions is March 3, 2017.

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

jan4blogIf you have cutting-edge research or practical knowledge to share around residency education and/or training, be sure to start off the New Year by submitting a pre-conference workshop abstract for ICRE 2017!

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 4 at 11:59 PM (EST).

Submissions related to one (or more) of our official Learning Track topic areas will be considered for presentation at our upcoming 10th anniversary conference in Quebec City, Canada.

Pre-conference workshops can be submitted as half-day or full-day sessions, and will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 – just prior to the kickoff of ICRE 2017.

Visit the ICRE website for more information, and to access workshop submission instructions.

Need more time to prepare an abstract? Consider submitting an in-conference workshop proposal instead, for the opportunity to lead a session during ICRE’s official conference program, October 19 – 21, 2017.

Deadline for in-conference workshop submissions is Tuesday, January 27.

Quebec City skylineThe International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is excited to announce that Quebec City, Canada will be the new location for its upcoming meeting, October 19-21, 2017.

Quebec City is one of North America’s oldest and most culturally rich Francophone settlements. From its picturesque location on the Saint Lawrence River, to the cobblestone streets of the Old Quebec historic district, ICRE attendees will understand quickly why Quebec’s nickname is “La belle province” (The Beautiful Province).

The announcement of the new conference location comes as a result of significant construction delays experienced by the Halifax Convention Centre; the originally planned venue for ICRE 2017. ICRE will now head to Halifax in 2018, instead.

All dates for ICRE 2017 and its associated programming will remain the same, despite the location change. We hope you will join the Royal College in Quebec City for the upcoming, 10th anniversary edition of ICRE!

Visit the ICRE 2017 website for more information.

day3-0537Want to share your cutting-edge medical education innovations, insights and knowledge during our upcoming, 10th anniversary conference?

Don’t miss your chance to submit a workshop proposal for ICRE 2017, and be a part of our dynamic program!

Workshop submissions related to one or more of our official conference learning tracks will be considered for presentation. Learning tracks for 2017 include:

  • Accreditation in residency education
  • Competency-based education
  • Faculty development
  • Health policy and residency education
  • Physician health and wellness

Preference will be given to those whose proposals directly align with the conference theme, Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action.

ICRE’s 2017 call for workshop submissions will remain open until January 27, 2017.

Visit our website to learn more, and download submission guidelines.

While preparing your workshop proposal, don’t forget about these other upcoming deadlines:

  • Call for pre-conference workshops. Deadline: January 4, 2017
  • Call for abstracts. Deadline: March 3, 2017
  • Call for Residency Education Awards nominations. Deadline: April 7, 2017