RCP0318-2018-ICRE-WebBanner-EN-Register-621The wait is over! Online registration for the 2018 International Conference on Residency Education is now open. Continue Reading »

I want to begin this post by asking you, the reader, to reflect upon the thoughts and questions that come to mind when you consider the learning environment in postgraduate medicine. It’s highly likely that any number of you thought of many different aspects and approach the learning environment through different lenses. There is no doubt the learning environment is a complex construct with many facets to consider when attempting to better understand and appreciate it.

Residency is a unique time in a physician’s career during which we begin to take on the responsibility of working for our institutions and for our patients, however still have much to learn to grasp the full scope of our own specialty. We are entering our careers in financially strained systems in which we must give consideration to caring for the system as a whole, while caring for our individual patients. The needs and expectations of society are also shifting, with increasing demands for accountability of our hospitals and our graduating clinicians. In recent years, consideration of these factors has led to broad and international changes in residency curricula. With this change in curricular design, must come parallel exploration and advancement of the environment in which we, as physician trainees, learn and become competent clinicians.

This consensus conference is structured to explore the postgraduate learning environment through six avenues: psychological, architectural, educational, inclusivity, digital and socio-cultural. We will strive to develop a comprehensive understanding of how these factors influence the learning environment, and thus, how they in turn impact learning. We intend to review what is known within each of these bodies of research, what areas need further exploration, and most importantly, how each of them fit together in the greater construct of the learning environment as a whole.

Participants will leave with an in-depth appreciation for the multiple facets of the learning environment and valuable considerations for application at their own institution. We also hope to collaboratively set the stage for future research into advancing the postgraduate learning environment.

We are lucky to have many international experts contributing to the program including Dr. Jonas Nordquist (Conference Co-Chair, Karolinska Institute), Dr. Linda Snell (McGill University), Dr. Jason Frank (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada), Dr. Ming-Ka Chan (University of Manitoba), Dr. Kelly Caverzagie (University of Nebraska College of Medicine), Dr. Anthony Llewellyn (University of Newcastle), Dr. Hiroshi Nishigori (Kyoto University), Dr. Saleem Razack (McGill University), and Dr. Ingrid Philibert (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).

We are very much looking forward to this event and hope that you can attend.

2018_ICRE_ChiefResident_Hall_PhotoDr. Jena Hall BScH, MD, MEd Candidate 2018
Learning Environment Consensus Conference Co-Chair
ICRE Chief Resident
Obstetrics and Gynecology PGY2
Queen’s University

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

Consider submitting an abstract for presentation at ICRE 2018 in one of the following categories, before the March 2, 2018 deadline:

Abstracts will be accepted for presentation in either poster or oral form, and should speak to one 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.

ebulletinIf you have cutting-edge research or practical knowledge to share around residency education and/or training, be sure to submit a pre-conference workshop abstract for ICRE 2018!

Deadline for submissions is this Friday, January 5 at 23:59 (EST).

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

Earlier this year, the ICRE planning committee called on residents around the globe, looking to find passionate and dedicated individuals to bring a resident’s perspective to the ICRE 2018 planning committee.

After receiving an overwhelming number of submissions from residents all over the world and from many different disciplines, we are pleased to introduce the ICRE 2018 Chief Residents: Continue Reading »

ICRE is one of the most social media friendly conferences around –from live tweeting plenaries and workshops to sharing insightful tidbits from hallway conversations on Twitter, 2017 participants were certainly more engaged online than ever.

From October 19-21, over 10,000 tweets were sent out using the hashtag #ICRE2017; garnering over 24 million impressions!

View our Storify recaps from each day of ICRE 2017 to take in some of the conference highlights through words and pictures shared on Twitter:

Day One: Thursday, October 19

Day Two: Friday, October 20

Day Three: Saturday, October 21

Want to make your networking even more social for ICRE 2018?

Follow @ICREConf and @drjfrank on Twitter and use the hashtag #ICRE2018 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 #ICRE2018 in #Halifax!

On Saturday, October 21 from 16:00 – 17:30 (EDT), Drs. John S. Andrews and Pierre Dussault will present the ICRE 2017 closing plenary lecture: Leadership: A force for change

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

Happy streaming!