International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)

ICRE 2024 Program Information

A dynamic and practical program for international medical educators and residents, the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education. Our upcoming conference in Ottawa, Canada (September 19-21, 2024), will feature six plenaries, 17 learning tracks, more than 60 workshops and 180 poster and paper presentations.

Programming will take place at the Shaw Centre and Westin Ottawa Hotel. The theme of this year’s conference is Professionalism, Ethics, and Identity in Residency Education: Evolving in a Changing Landscape

The ICRE program has received financial support from EPA Portfolio, MedHub/BoardVitals, RBC Healthcare and in-kind support from the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME), and D.E. Systems Ltd.

ICRE 2024 Program Information

A dynamic and practical program for international medical educators and residents, the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education. Our upcoming conference in Ottawa, Canada (September 19-21, 2024), will feature six plenaries, 17 learning tracks, more than 60 workshops and 180 poster and paper presentations.

Programming will take place at the Shaw Centre and Westin Ottawa Hotel. The theme of this year’s conference is Professionalism, Ethics, and Identity in Residency Education: Evolving in a Changing Landscape

The ICRE program has received financial support from EPA Portfolio, MedHub/BoardVitals, RBC Healthcare and in-kind support from the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME), and D.E. Systems Ltd.

Explore the ICRE program

Plenary speakers

Each year, ICRE offers cutting-edge and thought-provoking perspectives on medical education (MedEd) through its plenary lineup. In addition to dynamic lectures from leadership experts, the 2024 program features a captivating Top Research in Residency Education session, a theatre-based simulation experience, a powerful panel exploring whether the term professionalism is holding us back, a critical conversation around the weaponization of professionalism and the impacts on our trainees and the faculty who teach them, a powerful call to action for each of us to figure out who we are, and how that identity can best serve out patients, trainees, and communities, and more!

View the 2024 ICRE program outline and plenary speaker lineup

ICRE Pre-conference courses

Focused, in-depth pre-conference courses give participants a unique opportunity to explore particular medical education topics through half-day or full-day sessions. The extra time allows for more critical exploration of topics and stronger skill-building in each area of study.

Pre-conference courses will be held Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19, 2024. Courses held on Thursday will conclude prior to the ICRE 2024 opening plenary.

Please register online for all pre-conference courses.

Please note: You do not need to be registered for ICRE to register for pre-conference programs.

Unable to attend ICRE in-person?

We are pleased to offer in-person and virtual options for ICRE 2024. Learn more about the different options and register.

Pre-conference events

CBME Program Evaluation Summit (Virtual)

Monday, September 16, 2024
TBD 
No Fee

This summit is intended to gather those engaged in Competency-based Medical Education (CBME) evaluation, create a space where CBME program evaluation initiatives and ideas can be shared, and provide an opportunity to network and collaborate with others involved in CBME program evaluation.

For more information on this program, contact educationstrategy@royalcollege.ca.

International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF)

Wednesday, September 18, 2024: by invitation only
0800-1700 (The Westin Ottawa)
Virtual option available

In-person fee: $400 | Virtual fee: $75

The International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF) provides an opportunity for senior leaders, such as presidents, CEOs, deans and postgraduate deans from medical education institutions around the world to discuss challenges and innovations related to  medical education and lifelong learning.

For more information, please contact imelf@royalcollege.ca.

The International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP)

Wednesday, September 18, 2024
0800-1800 (The Westin Ottawa)

Early Bird Fee: $350 (Received by/on August 9)
Full Fee: $400 (Received after August 9)

Stay tuned for more information on The International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP)

 

Simulation Educators Training

The Royal College Simulation Educator Training (SET) Course was developed to improve medical training capacity in Canada through faculty development and serve as the foundation for the growth of simulation-based health educator competency across Canada. It includes a spectrum of content designed to advance the skills of both novice and intermediate simulation educators.  

The course consists of 12 self-study asynchronous modules with a corresponding 2-day in-person session and 1 virtual orientation. Authored and peer-reviewed by healthcare experts from various specialties and backgrounds. The online content includes self-assessment questions, answers, and evidence-based rationale helping you to choose best practice knowledge and address skill gaps. Participants will come together in person for 2 full days. The in-person course is designed to provide practical experiences, all in an interactive environment that combines instruction with hands-on training in a small group setting for maximum learning.  

This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3). You may claim a maximum of 35 hours.  

Learning Outcomes 

Having engaged in the Royal College Simulation Educator Training Course, participants will be able to: 

  • Design and implement a simulation-based curriculum across the continuum of education, using a multitude of modalities and settings and informed by a variety of guiding conceptual frameworks. 
  • Conduct learning conversations that include applying debriefing skills toward making these conversations safer and more satisfying for everyone. 
  • Include simulation-based performance assessment where appropriate. 
  • Structure meaningful evaluation of simulation programs. 
  • Provide leadership for the initial development or ongoing sustainability of a simulation program. 
  • Consider themselves members of a vibrant community of practice. 

Date: September 17 & 18 

Timings: 8am – 5pm 

Location: The course will take place at the Skills and Simulation Centre at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. 

Course Fee: $1695 

Sign up here: If you are interested in registering for SET course fill in the signup form and we will email you once the registration starts.  

 

ICRE highlight events

ICRE Scholarly Conversations

Thursday, September 19, 2024
1845-2100 (The Westin Ottawa)

Fee: $150 (dinner included)

More details to be confirmed.

Invitation-only Programs

Workshop for New Program Directors

Thursday, September 19, 2024

0800-1530 (The Westin Ottawa)
No fee

This workshop is returning to an in-person format and will provide participants with educational concepts, practical hints and guidelines to orient and support them in assuming the responsibilities of their role as new program directors. Participants will have the opportunity to attend various interactive workshops designed by current and past program directors, to improve their knowledge of Royal College policies and processes, and experience personal development in their new roles. For more information, please contact pdworkshop@royalcollege.ca.