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The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
Save the date and plan to join us in the Nation's Capital

Ottawa, Ontario. April 23rd - 25th, 2020

Info Here

"The main draw is the opportunity to come together once a year to share current trends in rural healthcare and rural medical education. When these two topics come together during the discussions collaboratively - it is truly energizing!! The passion of rural medicine/family medicine as a generalist within the established physicians now intermingling with the topics of newly graduated/practicing physicians and their families is an exciting synergy." -   Anonymous Review from R&R 2018 in St. Johns NL



The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

Halifax, NS. April 4th-6th 2019

2019 course syllabus, handouts, evaluations available online: SRRPC.CA/SRPC2019

"The Saskatchewan Medical Association always chooses the inserts into the registration bags at the annual SRPC conference as a way to promote our booth and our messaging. Over the years we have found that doing this has increased traffic to our booth. Visitors to our booth have advance knowledge of why we are there and what we can offer. We have found that this has also helped us to have more meaningful conversations with physicians we meet. In fact, the style and design of our insert are often our first topic of conversation. We will continue to use the inserts into the registration kits for future years." - Randall Kehrig


    • 09-Apr-2019
    • 01-Oct-2019
    • Ottawa, ON.
    Register

    Call for Abstracts RURAL AND REMOTE 2020

    Register your abstract, suggest a topic, refer a colleague or let us know that you'd like to be considered as a speaker at the R&R 2020 event. 

    The 2020 Conference theme is  ‘Rural Physician Advocacy – How to Save the World in Your Spare Time’

    We hope that you will join us in Ottawa, Ontario 
    April 23rd to 25th, 2020 at the SHAW CENTRE #SRPC2020

    Multiple abstracts welcome. 

    REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT [ONLINE HERE]

    Details  blow or online  Abstracts

     

    On behalf of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, the Scientific Committee for Rural and Remote 2020 invites submissions for workshops and research presentations. This coming year’s conference will be hosted in Ottawa, Ontario from April 23-25, 2020. It will be an opportunity to share original research, learn, and connect with colleagues from across Canada and around the world.

    For this call for abstracts, we welcome submissions for WORKSHOPS and RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS related to any aspect of health and healthcare in a rural and remote setting. We are particularly interested in presentations linked to this year’s conference theme, ‘Rural Physician Advocacy – How to Save the World in Your Spare Time’ 

    All abstract submissions will undergo peer review by the Scientific Committee. Accepted workshop submissions will be allocated a 50 minute time slot, while accepted research abstracts will be allocated one of two presentation formats (oral or poster).

    Open for Submissions:            April 10th, 2019.

    Workshop Abstracts Due:        October 1, 2019.

    Research Abstracts Due:         December 31st, 2019.

    Notifications:                             February 2020.

    Send to: rrsubmissions@srpc.ca

    Further details will be provided in the abstract acceptance letter. Questions can be directed to rrsubmissions@srpc.ca. For additional details about the conference and to register, visit www.srpc.ca.

    PRESENTATION FORMATS

    • Workshops: These sessions should focus on clinical skill and knowledge development related to rural practice. Workshops will be 50 minutes in duration and should be interactive and engaging. Abstracts should specify the desired audience and whether previous knowledge/experience with the topic is required.

    • Research Oral Presentation: Share information or results from a proposed, ongoing, or completed research project. Oral presentations will include 10 minutes to present, and 5 minutes for Q&A.
    •  Research Poster Presentation: Share information or results from a proposed, ongoing, or completed research project. Posters will be presented during a dedicated poster and networking session at the conference.

    SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT

    Deadline:     All abstracts must be written in English or French and submitted by email no later than October 1, 2019 (for a workshop) and December 31st, 2019 (for research)

    Submit your abstract to: rrsubmissions@srpc.ca or fill in the Online form and “Register” your abstract for peer review.

    For inclusion in the conference program, please bear in mind the following:

    • Abstracts must be submitted electronically to rrsubmissions@srpc.ca or Online
    • Abstracts are limited to one page (maximum 300 words) not including title, author names and affiliations, or key words.
    • The name of the presenting author should be asterisked (*).
    • All co-authors and primary affiliations should be listed.
    • The SRPC encourages speakers to consider a student or resident to co-present.
    • Abstracts must be submitted in a Word document (.doc or .docx) only and structured using the subheadings noted below.
    • Authors may state a preferred presentation format; however, these are not guaranteed.
    • Abstracts must disclose any conflicts of interest.
    • Submitting authors must accept responsibility for the content of the abstract.
     WORKSHOPS (300 words maximum)
    • Title
    • Presenter(s) and contact information (email, phone number)
    • Learning Objectives
    • Equipment and space needs
     ORAL and POSTER Presentations (300 words maximum)
    • Title
    • Author(s) and contact information (email, phone number, twitter handle)
    • Presentation format preference (oral or poster)
    • IMRaD Format (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion)
    • 22-Sep-2019
    • (EDT)
    • Collingwood, Ont

    Our friend and SRPC Member Dr. Jesse Guscott CFPC(FPA) SCORE Course Director – This event is geared towards rural and community health care practitioners involved in acute care such as emergency and inpatient medicine. 

    Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies (SCORE)

    On Sunday September 22nd we will be offering our 1 day course consisting of a combination of theatre simulations, skills workshops and Crisis Resource Management coaching sessions.  This course is suitable for all rural and community physicians whose practice includes any acute care including ER, anesthesia or inpatient medicine. As always, the course is accredited at the highest credit level, Mainpro+ 3 credits per hour for a total of 24 credits.  Workshops and simulation scenarios will be selected based on participant needs assessments.

    A preferred rate accommodation has been arranged for this course by the Rural Ontario Medical Program.  For details please email postgrads@romponline.com  

    Visit our website https://www.scorecme.com for detailed course information and registration information. 

    Dr. Jesse Guscott MD CFPC(FPA)
    Course Director

    www.scorecme.com

    jesse@scorecme.com



    • 04-Oct-2019
    • (MDT)
    • 05-Oct-2019
    • (MDT)
    • Vancouver, BC.

    Our friends at Therapeutics Initiative – University of British Columbia are hosting an event geared toward general practice clinicians and trainees (residents and medical/nursing/pharmacy students).

    October 4 & 5th, 2019

    • Friday, October 4 - Practical Pearls in Interpreting Evidence
    • Saturday, October 5 - Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians: up-to-date, practical information on prescription drug therapy
    • 13.5 Mainpro+ CPD credits over the two days

    Download the brochure or find full Registration details online: https://ubccpd.ca/course/BestEvidence19

    QUESTIONS? Contact julie.teng@ti.ubc.ca


    • 15-Jan-2020
    • (MST)
    • 16-Jan-2020
    • (MST)
    • Banff, AB.

    SAVE THE DATE

    CPD for ESS / OSS

    The SRPC will be at The Rimrock Resort Hotel
    January 15th and 16th, 2020
    Banff AB 

    More details to come in the Fall 2019.

    • 23-Apr-2020
    • 25-Apr-2020
    • Ottawa, Ontario

    The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

    2020 Conference theme: Rural Physician Advocacy – How to Save the World in Your Spare Time

    Save the date. Join us in the Nation's Capital Ottawa, Ontario.
    April 23 - 25, 2020

    R&R 2020 will be hosted at the SHAW CENTRE down town Ottawa. #SRPC2020

    More than 190 sessions, small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. A family-friendly (day care included) collegial atmosphere.


    What people have said about past R&R Conferences:

    • It's hard to decide which sessions to go to with so many good choices.
    • As a student it gave me an idea of the challenges facing rural docs today.
    • Relevant peer teaching!
    • Enjoy meeting old friends and colleagues and making new connections.
    • The child care was excellent!
    • SRPC Staff Excellent, friendly, and welcoming as usual.
    • Each year it gets better.

    "The main draw is the opportunity to come together once a year to share current trends in rural healthcare and rural medical education. When these two topics come together during the discussions collaboratively - it is truly energizing!! The passion of rural medicine/family medicine as a generalist within the established physicians now intermingling with the topics of newly graduated/practicing physicians and their families is an exciting synergy." -   Anonymous Review from R&R 2018 in St. Johns NL

    SRPC Members have reduced rates and priority in small sessions.
    Become a SRPC Member Today


    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   •   HOTEL / TRAVEL/ TRANSFERS / TOURISM   •   ADD ON COURSE   •   SOCIALS   •   FAMILY   •   AWARDS AND ESSAY/POSTER CONTEST   •   EXHIBITOR / SPONSOR / RECRUITERS   •   CANCELLATION POLICY

    Call for Abstracts RURAL AND REMOTE 2020

    Register your abstract, suggest a topic, refer a colleague or let us know that you'd like to be considered as a speaker at the R&R 2020 event

    REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT

    Hotels

    Room blocks (discounted rates) - Check in as early as March 30th and Check out as late as April 10th at your choice at these two locations. Reservations online must be made prior to March 22th, 2020.  After March 23th call hotel direct to see if they still have rooms.  

    Fairmont Château Laurier
    (290m - 4 min walk to Shaw Centre)  Room rates start at $229

    1 Rideau Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
    Book by phone - Call 1-800-441-1414 - booking code SRPC0420
    Online Booking here

    Novotel Ottawa City Centre
    (400m - 6 min walk to Shaw Centre) Room rates start at $189
    33 Nicholas Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7
    Book by phone - Call 613-230-3033 or 1-855-677-3033 - booking code 739454
    Online Booking here

    Travel

    Air Canada:

    Use discount code, JZ9VHFA1 to book online visit aircanada.com and enter the promotion code in the search panel. 

    • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
    • The travel period begins Monday, April 13, 2020 and ends Saturday, May 02, 2020.
    • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.

    WestJet:

    Use discount code Q54YU10 To book online please visit www.westjet.com/conventions 

    Offer:  5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Ottawa.

    Porter:

    A 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course. The discounted fares and promo code are available for booking flights starting Oct 21, 2019 to Apr 25, 2020 and available for travel:

    Location: To and from anywhere in Canada or US to Ottawa.
    Dates of Travel:  From Apr 20, 2020 To Apr 26, 2020
    Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “MEDI20”.

    ViaRail:

    • VALID:   April 13th 2020 to April 29th 2020
    • From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa and return.
    • Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
    • One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.
    • For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
    • 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
    • Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

    BOOKING:   Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  13995Book Online here

    Transportation options:

    From Ottawa International Airport (YOW) You have a few options to get down town.

    Bus : $3.50, 25 minute ride + 7-10 min walk
    Private transportation/Taxi : approx $30.00
    Details here

    Ottawa Tourism:

    Making R&R a family trip or a couples getaway? Start planning now. Show your conference badge to any of the participating businesses and receive VIP offers designed exclusively for attendees and their companions.  Discover Ottawa and surrounding areas.


    Add On Courses

    More info to come in the fall.
    Here you will find the links to register for add on courses.
    *Registration for add on courses are managed by the course provider. Cancellation policy are set by them.

    Socials

    Optional - Social events will be announced in the Fall
    *Regular rate tickets help keep cost lower for students and residents.

    Family

    • Please visit our SRPC Family/Partner Page  
    • Childcare : Free on site during conference hours
    • Non Medical Partner : Registration $143.75

      You will be able to add your child/children to the childcare list when registration opens. Or you can add them later by sending an
      email request to jennak@srpc.ca 
      Please include their Name/Age/Allergies and provide contact name/cellphone number. 

      We are happy to add your non medical partner to your registration ($) so they can join you for meals and plenaries. If your partner is an allied health professional we recommend that they join as an SRPC Associate Member and register on their own. (Same rate as the students.)

    Awards and Essay/Poster Contest

    Awards:

    The SRPC feels it is important to provide recognition to persons or organizations that have made a significant contribution to rural medicine in Canada. Awards will be presented at the Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course Awards ceremony in Ottawa Ontario on the evening of Friday April 24th 2020.
     
    Visit our awards page for all the information needed to prepare your nominations. All applications must be received by Friday January 31, 2020.

    Exception: RSA, RLSA, FRRMS, Lifetime. Members MUST be registered no later than Monday March 23rd.


    Poster:

    • Poster proposals must include a clear research purpose, objectives, methodology, summary of the research results and conclusion. Posters will be judged on rural relevance, research methodology, impact, clarity of presentation and ability to answer questions regarding your research.  Posters are restricted to a width of 4 feet and height of 3 feet.
    • Deadline for submission is January 07, 2020
    • Students and residents will each have the opportunity of being awarded for the best student/resident research poster. Winners will win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference.  [More info online]



    Print  Essay/Poster contest flyer



    Essay:

    Each year the Nominations and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical students and residents. The winners' essay will also be considered for publication in the CJRM.

    • Students and Residents must be a member of the SRPC
    • Essay should be between 500-1000 words.
    • Deadline is Dec 31st 2019
    • Prize: $500 (students) and $1000 (residents)
    • Student: Non-fiction essay with rural elective theme. 
    • Residents: Non-fiction essay about rural experience.
    • To apply:  Forward your essay to jennak@srpc.ca [More info online]


    Exhibitor/Sponsor/Recruiters

    Sponsor Prospectus (Available in the fall)
    Exhibitor / Sponsor (Registration will open in the fall)
    For more information or to add your name to the contact list please email Louise Ardern - louisea@srpc.ca

    Cancellation Policy

    All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to jennak@srpc.ca
    • Full Refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by March 4th.
    • 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between March 5th and March 21st OR Full amount (less $75 admin fee) as credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (event, membership or donations)
    • Refunds will not be granted after March 21st. Full amount (less $75 admin fee) as credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (event, membership or donations)
    • Deposits are non refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership or Donations
    • Social tickets are non refundable but may be donated to a student or resident.
    • Pending registrations are considered as "planning to attend" or "Pay Later".  Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans have changed and if you are no longer able to attend and we will cancel your registration.
      • 22-Apr-2021
      • 24-Apr-2021
      • Niagara Falls, Ontario

      The 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

      Save the date and add it to your calendar.  April 22 - 24, 2021
      The SRPC is taking R&R to Niagara Falls, Ontario.

      Plan to Join us in Niagara Falls. APRIL 22nd to 24th, 2021
      at the SCOTIABANK CONVENTION CENTRE #SRPC2021



      SRPC Members have reduced rates and priority in small sessions.

      Join the SRPC Today


      More than 160 sessions, small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. A family-friendly (day care included) collegial atmosphere.

      Here is what people have said about past R&R Conferences:

      • It's hard to decide which sessions to go to with so many good choices.
      • As a student it gave me an idea of the challenges facing rural docs today.
      • Relevant peer teaching!
      • Enjoy meeting old friends and colleagues and making new connections.
      • The child care was excellent
      • SRPC Staff Excellent, friendly, and welcoming as usual.
      • Each year it gets better.

    Past Events

    18-Jul-2019 SCORE + ACLS
    04-Jun-2019 Therapeutics Initiative Night: UTIs, PPIs, & Deprescribing
    24-May-2019 BC Rural Health Conference 2019
    24-May-2019 2019 Rural Locum Forum
    07-Apr-2019 The ECCU 1 Course
    07-Apr-2019 CNIS Instructors Hernia Repair Course
    06-Apr-2019 Realistic 3D Printed Modules to Learn HALO Procedures
    04-Apr-2019 RR2019 - Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration
    04-Apr-2019 The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
    02-Apr-2019 CASTED: Emergency
    27-Mar-2019 Therapeutics Initiative Methods Speaker Series
    08-Feb-2019 Cabin Fever 2019
    18-Jan-2019 35th Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals
    18-Jan-2019 Endoscopy Skills Days for Practicing Endoscopists
    22-Oct-2018 CAEP Event - EMR III (2 day course)
    19-Oct-2018 ACFP Event - Extended Messaging
    19-Oct-2018 ACFP Event - Brief Messaging
    03-Oct-2018 CAEP Event - AIME (1 day course) repeated
    01-Oct-2018 Call for Abstracts Rural and Remote 2019
    15-Apr-2018 Supervised Ultrasound Scanning Day
    13-Apr-2018 Scotch Tasting - Extra R&R Social
    13-Apr-2018 Pediatric Simulation Workshop
    12-Apr-2018 Trivia Night - Extra R&R Social
    12-Apr-2018 Leading Resuscitation Remotely Via Telehealth
    12-Apr-2018 The 26th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
    10-Apr-2018 ALARM - Advances in Labour and Risk Management
    19-Jan-2018 The 8th Annual Endoscopy Skills Day
    17-Jan-2018 Enhanced Surgical Skills Program
    17-Jan-2018 SOO CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors Course
    17-Jan-2018 Advanced Rural Plastics Procedures
    13-Dec-2017 Rural Plastics Procedures Montreal
    13-Dec-2017 Slit Lamp Examinations
    08-Nov-2017 SRPC Logo Contest

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