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The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course - take 2!

Join Us Virtually  - April 22 - 24, 2021
Registration is open

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    • 01-Feb-2021
    • (EST)
    • 31-Dec-2021
    • (EST)

    Program Description

    The SRPC mentorship program is a pilot program that aims to connect medical students to rural physicians and residents from across the country to allow career exploration, guidance and increased understanding of the scope of rural practice.


    • Connecting students to rural physicians across Canada
    • Career exploration and guidance
    • Increase understanding of the scope of rural practice
    • Provide learning opportunities outside of the formal academic environment
    • Contribute to the current and growing need of rural physicians in Canada

    Your Role As a Mentor

    As a mentor with SRPC, medical students will connect with you through the SRPC office manager. Once you are connected, there will be flexibility in how you set up your mentor-mentee relationships, which can be tailored on an individual basis. This may include answering a few quick questions, setting up a longitudinal mentorship plan, or organizing shadowing experiences (public health guidelines permitting).

    Expectations in your role as a mentor may include:

    • Sharing experiences of rural practice with mentees for the purpose of career exploration and guidance
    • Being honest and open regarding the rewards/challenges to rural medicine
    • Forming a plan and setting expectations with your mentee regarding frequency of meetings and meeting platform to be used
    • Sharing appropriate resources
    • Recognizing that advice given, while extremely valuable, does not substitute for MD program-specific mentorship and supports

    * By registering as a mentor for this program, you consent to allowing the SRPC to share the information you have provided to mentees that register for the program.  As a mentor, you may contact the SRPC at any time and have your name removed.

    ** Must be an SRPC member to participate in this program.

    • 01-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 01-Sep-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online self-directed
    The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is offering SRPC Members a 20% discount in this online module that will help primary care practitioners (paediatricians, physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other allied health care providers) to diagnose, manage and treat mild to moderate AD.  This module will be available until September 1, 2021.

    Diagnosis and Management of Mild to Moderate Paediatric Atopic Dermatitis

    This is a self-directed, interactive online module available through Pedagogy, the CPS learning platform. This module features the latest evidence to help primary care practitioners diagnose, manage, and treat paediatric atopic dermatitis, and help patients and parents adhere to treatment regimens. This module is Mainpro+ and MOC certified.

    We are pleased to offer SRPC members a 20% discount on this module.  Members can apply this discount on Pedagogy using coupon code SRPC2020 at checkout.

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, remitting-relapsing inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by intensely pruritic (itchy) and dry, scaly lesions. AD is one of the most common paediatric skin disorders, and disease onset occurs in 85 to 90 percent of Canadian children before age 5. Among children and youth with AD, almost three-fifths have mild to moderate disease, which can be managed by a paediatrician or other primary care practitioners.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this online module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the diagnostic process for paediatric atopic dermatitis (AD)
    • Describe the non-pharmacologic management of AD
    • Describe the different first-line pharmacologic therapies for AD
    • Assess when specialist referral may be appropriate/necessary
    • Enhance patient/parent education and counselling to optimize treatment adherence

    Posted 05-Nov-2020 Event End date 01-Sep-2021

    • 14-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Pandemic Next Steps for Hospitals 

    APRIL 14, 2021 -  ONLINE EVENT


    Knowledge Gained from Responding to COVID-19

    This conference is a forum for discussion on the next steps for hospitals with regards to vaccine rollout, managing health care backlogs, and mental health within the font line workforce. This conference does not cover clinical information on best practices to treat COVID-19.

    Full event details and online registration HERE

    Visit their website to view all upcoming conferences:

    All our conferences are virtual. It makes it a lot easier for our delegates to register and attend online.  Our goal is to give our audience a unique meeting platform with our peer-to-peer online events.

    • 15-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 16-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Ethical Issues and COVID-19: Reflections on the Past, Implications for the Future

    April 15 & 16, 2021 (Eastern Standard Time Zone)
    Offered Virtually

    This year’s Ethics Symposium promises to again deliver the same high-quality education sessions, informative panels with exerts, question and answer periods, and case-based learning, all related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Only this year, you’ll get to enjoy the symposium online with live sessions! We have expanded our symposium this year into two half-day morning sessions and will have a variety of education formats in both English and French. All staff, students, and of health care organizations are welcome! For more information and to register, click here


    • 17-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    The 2021 Toronto Anesthesia Symposium will bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss the changing landscapes in Anesthesia and look at the new innovations and technology that will help lead us into the future.

    This year's theme, New Paradigms in Perioperative Anesthesia, explores the changing landscapes in Anesthesia and look at the new innovations and technology that will help lead us into the future.

    Toronto Anesthesia Symposium

    Saturday, April 17th 2021 - Digital Conference

    Topics include:

    • Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesia
    • 3D Printing/APIL Lab
    • Cannabis: Canada's Global Presence – What's Next?
    • Management of an Emergency C-Section in a COVID Pregnant Patient


    Visit the symposium site https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/anesthesia for more details and register today to join us on online April 17. 2021. 
    • 22-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online Portal

    The 28th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course - Take 2!

    The 28th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course - Take 2!  will be presented virtually April 22nd - 24th and we hope that you will join us from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you have internet access! 

    Registration will provide you with an all-access pass to the three day live event. PLUS, an additional 90 days, allowing you the freedom to access any session you missed at a more convenient time. (24/7 on-demand will be available until Friday July 23, 2021)


    Date: Thursday, April 22 - Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Time: 10:30 am - 4:45 pm (EST)


    Regular Rate Late Fee (effective April 1st)
     SRPC Member Categories
     $550  $615
     First 3 Year of Practice
     $425  $475
     Resident/Retired/Lifetime  $275  $310
     Student/Associate  $140  $155
     Non- Member Categories
     Non Member Attendee
     $750  $840

    (Taxes are extra and based on your address.  Rate increase will take effect April 1st 2021.)

    Members need to log in to access the member rates.  Physician Net cost to join is only $340  - Not a member yet? Join today!

    Students & Residents - Please review the FUNDING AND SPONSORSHIP INITIATIVE details below prior to submitting your registration.

    Anyone with questions about registration or invoicing, or membership please contact Jenna. (jennak@srpc.ca)


    PDF Draft Agenda (will be updated weekly)
    Please note that all events listed are in eastern standard time.


    This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for15 Mainpro+ credits.


    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.  You may claim a maximum of 15 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


    We have close to 100 sessions relating to rural and remote medicine and rural generalism. The SRPC is fortunate to offer peer to peer teaching.


    Our keynote speakers will no doubt motivate, encourage, and inspire!

    The SRPC is honoured to bring to you Canadian astronaut Dr. David Saint-Jacques, Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Dr. Ruth Stewart, National Rural Health Commission in Australia and ACRRM Past-President.


    Connect with peers and make new connections by networking and sharing ideas during the event. We will have several virtual break-out rooms for focused discussions. 


    A virtual research poster gallery will be available to see the latest in clinical research in rural medicine. 


    Looking for a locum or to settle in a rural area, interested in the latest products available in medicine, wanting to connect with medical schools?

    Our agenda has a block built in to allows you to click and connect with our loyal sponsors, recruiters, and exhibitors in their virtual booths.  

    Thank you to our Website Sponsors:


    *Sponsors, Recruiters and Exhibitors can find all the details on the Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration page or can email louisea@srpc.ca


    UPDATE: All sessions will be available for 90 days on-demand (until Friday July 23, 2021) to allow you the convenience of listening to the sessions on your own time. 


    SRPC Members are encouraged to join us for our Virtual Annual General Meeting on Friday, April 23rd. We will share important updates and vote on SRPC initiatives. 


    We will host our Wine Tasting, SRPC Awards Night, Yoga and Children's Story-time on Zoom, and we will send instructions on how to join these socials the week of April 19th.

    Join us for a live and interactive virtual wine tasting event at Rural and Remote! 

    The SRPC is pleased to host two separate events and will be featuring wines from British Columbia and Ontario. Both evening socials will take place at 8 pm EST.

    * Deadline for Ontario Wine purchase  Extended until April 12th- You still have time to order!!
    * Deadline for BC Wine purchase March 29th (SOLD OUT)
    *The wine must be purchased using the links provided and will ship directly to you.
    * Wine can only be sold and shipped to Canadian addresses.
    * Zoom links to join the event will be available on the conference platform.
    * No purchase necessary for the zoom social.  You are welcome to join the social if you have not purchased the wine.  

    Thursday, April 22nd

    Stratus Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-lake, ON
    Your host will showcase two wines:  
    •    2017 Stratus Red
    •    2017 Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling

    Cost $95.00 (+ shipping)
    (Free shipping in ON / $15 rebate for Rest of Canada.)
    Promo Code: SRPCVIRTUAL

    Order Your Ontario Wine Or Call  905.468.1806 

    Saturday, April 24th (SOLD OUT)

    Hillside Winery & Bistro, Penticton, BC
    Your host will showcase three wines:
    •    2018 Merlot
    •    2019 Unoaked Pinot Gris
    •    2019 Rosé

    Cost $71.00 (+ shipping)
    Promo Code for BC: SRPCWest (Free shipping.)
    Promo Code for Rest of Canada: SRPCEast ($25 flat rate shipping.)

    Order Your BC Wine  (SOLD OUT)


    Awards Ceremony - Friday April 23, 2021 at 7PM EST
    (Link will be available on the event portal)

    The SRPC feels it is important to recognize persons or organizations that have made a significant contribution to rural medicine in Canada. Visit our awards page for all the information needed to prepare your nominations or see if you are eligible. All applications must be received by Sunday, January 31st, 2021.

    Exception for Rural Service Award, Rural Long Service Award, Fellowship of Rural Remote Medicine of the SRPC and the SRPC Lifetime Member awards:  SRPC Members must be registered for this event no later than Wednesday, March 1st, to be eligible.


    SRPC Sponsorship for R&R 2021

    Funding is made possible by generous physicians and others who wish to support learners and the future of rural and remote medicine in Canada.

    • Sponsor a Student or Resident
      During the registration process, you may choose to sponsor a student/resident by adding their registration fee to your invoice.  You will have the option to provide the name of a specific individual and we will inform them that you have sponsored their registration fees.  All student/residents requesting funding will be entered into a draw for the remaining sponsorship. 

    • Students and Residents Requesting Sponsorship***
      Any student or resident that registers for this event and has ZERO funding from elsewhere is eligible. Please indicate that you are an unfunded on the registration page.  1st draw was March15th.
      ***Learners registering AFTER March 15th - Please register, indicate that you are unfunded and pay to complete your registration.  The SRPC will do a 2nd draw after R&R to grant the remaining sponsorship. Indicate that you are unfunded and would like to be considered for the SRPC Sponsorship.

    Other Sponsorship

    Have you been approved for funding?  Please select the "Sponsored" registration option and use the promo code that your sponsor communicated to you.

    Pending Sponsorship?
    If you are unsure if funding is granted, please register as a student or resident and leave your registration as pending. (Do not pay the invoice) we can settle in the weeks to come. Contact Jenna if you have any questions.  (jennak@srpc.ca)


    All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to (jennak@srpc.ca)

    • A 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 a credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (Events, membership, or donations.)
    • Refunds will not be granted after March 21st. The full amount (less $75 admin fee) as a credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (Events, membership, or donations)
    • Deposits are non-refundable but are transferable to SRPC membership or donations.
    • Social tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred or donated to a student or resident.

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    The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course - Take 2!

    • 22-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 23-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    70th Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians

    April 22 & April 23, 2021 (Eastern Standard Time Zone)
    12.0 Section 1 Hours | 12.0 Mainpro+
    Offered Virtually

    This comprehensive course is designed to provide family physicians and other health-care providers with relevant and recent information about approaches to the diagnosis and management of conditions across the breadth of family medicine in both rural and urban settings. Each day consists of a combination of short snappers and lectures designed specifically for family physicians and healthcare providers which allows course attendees to customize their learning experience. By the end of this conference, participants should be able to identify and discuss relevant and recent information about approaches to the diagnosis and management of conditions across the breadth of family medicine in both rural and urban settings. For more information or to register, click here.

    • 22-Apr-2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 24-Apr-2021
    • 5:15 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    SRPC’s first virtual conference! We are doing our utmost to ensure this conference is beneficial to all our loyal exhibitors. Being unable to host our regular in-person conference in 2020, we have realized just how vital our sponsors are to our organization. We thank you for all your support over the years.

    This is a one of a kind opportunity for sponsors to meet and network with hundreds of rural physicians, residents and medical students all in one location. Whether your aim is to raise awareness, promote a cause, introduce a product, or simply to learn more about the challenges and opportunities that rural medicine poses, this is the conference where your goals will be achieved.

    The majority of delegates are experienced physicians who are practicing in rural and remote Canada, as well as students and residents interested in rural medicine. Other delegates include nurses, physician assistants, medical educators, health administrators, and academics.

    Funds raised through your contribution ensure the ongoing viability of this valuable conference. It is the only one of its kind, addressing the needs of rural doctors on a national level.

    SRPC’s Rural and Remote Medicine Conference has become one of the most well attended rural medical conferences anywhere. In previous years it has attracted nearly 1,000 attendees from across Canada as well as from other countries. It offers rural physicians opportunities to gain and/or upgrade vital skills, exchange knowledge, and develop their professional and social networks.

    Sponsorship Prospectus.PDF

    *As per SRPC policy, exhibit space and sponsorship at any CME event is

    restricted to non-pharmaceutical and non-marijuana organizations.

    • Full payment is due 30 days after receipt of your registration form. All payments must be made in full by April 1st, 2021

    • We will review your registration/invoice, (apply your deposit/discount if applicable) and send you the final invoice.

    • Deposits are non refundable.

    • 26-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 29-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual
    • 07-May-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual Conference


    2021 Update in Geriatrics for Primary Care

    Friday May 7, 2021
    Virtual Conference

    5.75 Mainpro+ credits | 5.75 RCPSC hours

     Register Now

     View the Course Program


    Course Description:
    The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development is pleased to offer this 1-day course on the practical clinical management of geriatric patients. This program is designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utilize to improve the quality of life of their patients.

    - New Guidelines for Parkinson Disease
    - Traumatic Brain Injuries
    - Advance Care Planning / End of Life Conversations
    - Vaccinations in Geriatrics

    - New Guidelines in Dementia
    - Elder Abuse
    - Medications that Cause Falls
    - Advance Care Planning: What is the role of physicians in these crucial conversations?
    - Sleep Disorders

    Registration Fees: 

    Overall Learning Objectives:
    By the end of this conference, participants should be able to:
    1. Apply current evidence and best practices provided to diagnose and manage select common conditions in seniors in the primary care setting, including sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
    2. Develop approaches to manage care and successfully engage in difficult but important conversations with seniors including in situations of suspected elder abuse and of advanced care planning in face of advanced chronic diseases.
    3. Network with primary care colleagues and others working with seniors with a focus on creating opportunities and partnerships for quality patient care. 


    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Con-tinuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 5.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 5.75 Mainpro+ credits.

    • 13-May-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 14-May-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    Emergency Preparedness Toronto

    MAY 13-14, 2021 ONLINE 

    Target Audience

    Professionals working mainly in hospitals, but also in pre-hospital emergency services, public health and other organizations involved in the health care sector.

    • Analysts
    • Business Continuity Professionals
    • Clinical Managers
    • Communications Professionals
    • Emergency Management Professionals
    • Emergency Preparedness Professionals
    • Emergency Response Professionals
    • Facility Administrators / Operations
    • Health & Safety Officers
    • Infection Control Specialists
    • Leaders of Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine or Emergency Services
    • Nursing Leaders and Educators
    • Public Safety Officers
    • Risk Professionals
    • Safety Specialist
    • Security Services
    • Support Services


    The past few years have witnessed many natural and human caused disasters, including a global pandemic, that have influenced the life of millions around the world. Health care organizations face greater challenges to prepare for new kinds of emergencies, some never seen or experienced before. Are health care facilities in Canada prepared for the next disasters?

    Join us for the 5th annual Conference on Emergency Preparedness for the Health Care Industry, and hear from peers and industry experts on topics such as: evacuations or mass casualty incidents during a pandemic, mental health in first responders, and the future of the industry.

    Upcoming Sessions at a Glance:

    • The Hospital Incident Command System at UC San Diego Health
    • Incident Management/Command Systems in Canadian Hospitals
    • A Hospital Evacuation during the Pandemic
    • Optimizing Hospital Preparedness for Mass Casualty Incidents during the Pandemic
    • The Beirut Blast: Hospitals’ Challenges in Mass Casualty Management
    • Social Determinates of Health & The Vaccine Rollout
    • Industry Leadership
    • Mental Health in First Responders

    Full event details and online registration HERE

    Visit their website to view all upcoming conferences:

    All our conferences are virtual. It makes it a lot easier for our delegates to register and attend online.  Our goal is to give our audience a unique meeting platform with our peer-to-peer online events.

    • 13-May-2021
    • 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • 14-May-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online