Upcoming Events

Hosting a rural relevant CME course and would like your event added to our calendar?  Send us an email


The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course EVENT was  CANCELLED

After carefully considering the evolving situation with COVID-19 and keeping in mind the Public Health Agency of Canada’s advice on mass gatherings during the outbreak,  the difficult decision was made to cancel Rural and Remote 2020 that was scheduled for April 23rd – 25th in Ottawa ON.

"The rural aspect was highlighted.  The keynote speakers were of high caliber.  The social and family friendly events were of high quality and we enjoyed them very much.  My favorite conference to date with regards to the social aspect and camaraderie and use of humor throughout!  Exceedingly well-planned."
Anonymous Review from R&R 2019 in Halifax NS

"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



    • 02-Nov-2020
    • 7:30 PM (UTC-03:30)
    • Virtual

    The Research Exchange Group on Rural Health facilitates networking amongst researchers, graduate students, and policy makers who are interested in this particular area of applied health research. The group meets monthly to exchange information and ideas about research projects and proposals, potential sources of funding, and opportunities for training and knowledge exchange. Although they are based in Newfoundland and Labrador, they welcome participants with an interest in #RuralMed from across Canada and globally.

    RESEARCH EXCHANGE GROUP ON RURAL HEALTH

    Monday, November 2, 2020 @ 7:30-8:30pm NST

    Dr. Jill Konkin, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta with Dr. Lucie Walters, Director of University of Adelaide Rural Clinical School

    Clinical Courage in Rural Generalist Physicians

    Clinical courage is much talked about but there is very little in the literature about it. This presentation will highlight the results of an international study of clinical courage including the six key elements of clinical courage that arose from the narratives of the participants.



    Meeting by Zoom  -  Please see instructions below

    EMAIL RSVP TO ATTEND: Rochelle.baker@med.mun.ca

    When you RSVP, please indicate the meeting date and time.
    Monday, November 2, 2020 | 7:30-8:30pm NST

    https://www.nlcahr.mun.ca/Research_Exchange/RNA.php


    Click this link to Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 852 4603 8807
    Passcode: 947695

    Prefer to just use your phone?

    To join by teleconference, use your phone to call TOLL FREE:

    • Dial 1-888-579-9842
    • At the prompt, enter the Participant Code: 24 56 79 67 #
    • Press*1 to mute/unmute your phone 
    • 04-Nov-2020
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Choosing Wisely Talks | Care Close to Home: What Rural and Remote Communities Can Teach Us About Using Health Care Resources Wisely


    COVID-19 has demonstrated that providing care closer to home is long overdue. For populations in rural and remote communities, there are unique challenges including prioritization decisions around where, when, and why to access resources given limited capacity and medical travel considerations. What can we learn from these approaches in the context of COVID-19 related cancellation of surgeries and backlogs in services? And what impact has COVID-19 had on access to care for rural and remote communities?

    In November’s Choosing Wisely Talks, we'll hear from Dr. Sarah Cook, a family physician in Yellowknife and Co-Clinical Champion of the Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories campaign, and Dr. Margaret Tromp, a family physician in Moose Factory who led the development of the new Choosing Wisely Canada rural medicine list. Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, President, and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, will provide commentary and reflections following the presentation. 

    Register in advance for this ZOOM Meeting

    Nov 4, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Event link: https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/cwtalks-nov2020/


    • 05-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • 06-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • Virtual
    Our friends at UBC CPD (Continuing Professional Development) want you to save the date for an interactive virtual conference with opportunities for networking.  This course is specifically designed as a refresher course for family physician anesthetists (FPAs), family physicians practicing anesthesia in rural/remote communities, anesthesia assistants (AAs), residents & students

    Target audience: family physician anesthetists (FPAs), family physicians practicing anesthesia in rural/remote communities, anesthesia assistants (AAs), residents & students

    Overview: Specifically aimed towards Family Physician Anesthetists (FPAs), the “FPA Refresher Course” is designed to be an intimate review of a wide range of topics that are chosen to respond to the needs of FPs practicing anesthesia in smaller rural communities.

    The agenda will be a mix of lectures and small group workshops over two half-days – stay tuned for the full program. Registration is opening soon!

    Up to 7.0 Mainpro+ credits
    Course Webpage  |  Click here to be notified when registration opens


    • 12-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • 14-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • Virtual Conference

    Our friends at the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) are gearing up for an online conference offering unprecedented global access to industry-leading addiction medicine education.


    ISAM-CSAM 2020 Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting


    The ISAM-CSAM Annual Conference brings together more than 700 leaders, researchers, and clinicians in addiction medicine to share, collaborate, and connect. In addition to a conference program featuring global leaders and prominent researchers, both ISAM and CSAM offer pre-conference and post-conference educational opportunities for professionals looking to expand their skills and knowledge. This year marks the first year that the conference will be held exclusively online, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and British Columbia’s restrictions on gatherings of more than 50 people.


    Where do I find more information?
    Check out their page or follow them on Twitter at @csam_smca, on Facebook at @csamsmca, and LinkedIn. You can also email them at conference@csam-smca.org.

    • 14-Nov-2020
    • (MST)
    • 15-Nov-2020
    • (MST)
    • virtual

    Our friends at the Canadian Association of Wilderness Medicine (CAWM) are gearing up for CAWM 2020. This 2-day virtual conference is for any clinician (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents and students, and other allied health care providers) with an interested in wilderness medicine.  Register now!


    Canadian Association of Wilderness Medicine 2020 Conference  | Nov 14-15 2020

    CAWM 2020 will be a virtual conference held Nov 14-15 2020.  Over the course of the weekend participants will hear 20 presentations from 20 amazing speakers.  All the speakers live and/or work in Canada, and each presentation will consider Wilderness Medicine in the Canadian context.

    Presentations will be on a variety of topics, including: dive medicine, mountain medicine, hypothermia, frostbite, Search and Rescue, and expedition medicine.  

    The full conference schedule is available here.

    Date:  Nov 14 - 15th 2020 (Sat-sun)

    Location: virtual

    The majority of the conference will be recorded, and everyone who registers for the conference will be able to access the recordings for 6 months, at no additional cost.

    Conference participants who register at the Medical Professional Level will be able to claim CME credits:*

    • FAWM Credits from the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)
    • Type 1 CME Credits with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • One-credit-per-hour Group Learning CFPC Mainpro+® credits

    *Our applications for CME Credits are currently under review by the WMS, Royal College and CFPC Mainpro.  We will confirm if these CME credits will be available, as well as the specific number of credits that have been approved, once the review of our applications are complete.  Updates will be sent out by email to registered conference participants, and will be posted on this site. 

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    • 19-Nov-2020
    • (EST)
    • 20-Nov-2020
    • (EST)
    • Virtual

    The RMIM Conference is a collaborative event supported by the American College of Physicians, the Alberta Medical Association, and the Universities of British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

    This annual conference attracts general internists, medical students, residents, and thought leaders from across Western Canada (and beyond) to participate in a variety of practical learning activities focused on enhancing clinical practice, including: plenary talks, workshops, research discussions, formal dinners, exhibitions, and networking opportunities.


    Rocky Mountain Internal Medicine 2020

    In light of COVID-19, we have decided to host RMIM20 in a virtual setting November 19th and 20th from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 



    www.rockymountainIM.com (for all current info, updates, and to subscribe to our mailing list)

    #RMIM20 (on Instagram and Twitter)


    Questions? send an email to  rockymountainim@ucalgary.ca


    • 20-Nov-2020
    • (EST)
    • 21-Nov-2020
    • (EST)
    • Virtual Conference

    Our friends at the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto are hosting an online Symposium and invite you to join them on November 20th and 21st to discuss anesthesia and pain medicine services in rural and remote regions of Canada. This event is geared towards anesthesia care providers who work in rural settings.


    Anesthesia Care and Pain Medicine in Rural and Remote Regions in Canada Symposium

    Our country is large and diverse, encompassing 10 million square kilometres. Approximately 21% of Canadians live in rural Canada, yet only 9.4% of physicians work in rural communities. Clinical practice can be challenging as the disease burden is greater, and outcomes are poorer in rural populations.  We seek to better train and support, deploy and retain anesthesia care providers who work in rural settings.

    November 20, 4:00pm to 7:00pm     |    November 21, 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Event Location: Online

    On behalf of Drs. Beverley Orser and Ruth Wilson, they invite you to attend the first symposium on Anesthesia Care and Pain Medicine in Rural and Remote Regions of Canada to be held virtually. For more details please visit: 

    https://www.anesthesia.utoronto.ca/anesthesia-care-pain-medicine

    TOPICS AND WORKSHOPS

    1.  Anesthesia workforce planning in urban and rural Canada
    2. Coaching networks, mentorship and educational opportunities
    3. Policy enablers of rural anesthesia and pain medicine
    4. Technology, virtual reality and distance coaching and learning
    5. Training and supporting rural generalists (Anesthesia, Obstetrics, Surgery)
    6. Rural and remote practice models optimizing models of care in Canada including allied health professionals
    7. Policy through collaboration with national medical societies and government
    • 30-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • 01-Dec-2020
    • (PST)
    • Virtual

    Our friends at Rural Health Services Research Network of BC, Dept of Family Practice, are committed to increasing research capacity & facilitating communication & collaboration between rural health services researchers. Register now and browse through their agenda & virtual #climatechange storyboard!

    Date: Nov 30th - Dec 1st, 2020. 
    Register online here



    https://blogs.ubc.ca/rhsrnbcsymposium/

    Follow them on twitter @RHSRNbc for updates.

    @RCC_bc

    @UBC


    • 02-Dec-2020
    • 7:30 PM (UTC-03:30)
    • Virtual

    The Research Exchange Group on Rural Health facilitates networking amongst researchers, graduate students, and policy makers who are interested in this particular area of applied health research. The group meets monthly to exchange information and ideas about research projects and proposals, potential sources of funding, and opportunities for training and knowledge exchange. Although they are based in Newfoundland and Labrador, they welcome participants with an interest in #RuralMed from across Canada and globally.

    RESEARCH EXCHANGE GROUP ON RURAL HEALTH

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 7:30-8:30pm NST


    Dr. Christy Simpson, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Rural Health Ethics: Challenging the Status Quo?

    This talk provides an opportunity to reflect on some of the underlying (implicit) assumptions in health care ethics; ones that arguably leave out the perspective and context of rural health practice and rural life. In taking the opportunity to question these assumptions, the ethical richness and complexity of rural health practice can be highlighted. This includes the identification of additional, relevant values as well as a rethinking of the meaning and significance of overlapping professional and personal relationships.
    Meeting by Zoom  | Telephone-only option also available for those who prefer to just call in | Please see instructions below

    EMAIL RSVP TO ATTEND: Rochelle.baker@med.mun.ca

    When you RSVP, please indicate the meeting date and time.
    Monday, November 2, 2020 | 7:30-8:30pm NST

    https://www.nlcahr.mun.ca/Research_Exchange/RNA.php

     
    • 22-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Niagara Falls, ON.

    The 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

    The SRPC is taking R&R to Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Save the date!  April 22 - 24, 2021

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



    SRPC members enjoy reduced rates and priority in hands-on and small group sessions.
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    With close to 200 sessions over 3 days, including small group and hands-on workshops, the Rural and Remote conference is a family-friendly (with daycare included), collegial atmosphere.  We hope you'll plan to join us!

    What have people said they liked about this course?

    • Wide variety of topics, lots of truly rural doctors doing the presenting and great opportunities to meet with others.
    • As a first time attendee, really enjoyable!  I was able to network with lots of people in the region and/or in similar practice situations which is rare. Great topics that were relevant and practice changing!  Social events were enjoyable so I'm leaving with new friends!
    • The childcare was outstanding. My kids LOVED the bouncy castle and the face painting at the Mix and Mingle Reception.
    • I enjoyed networking with colleagues. Nice to see enhanced attendance from other groups - general surgery, obstetricians, midwifery, nurses.
    • The contents covered all rural practice aspects and gave students plenty of hands-on working experiences and interaction with trainers.
    • I thought it was wonderful - I only wished I could have attended more sessions,

     

Past Events

23-Oct-2020 UBC Division of Palliative Care CME Day
23-Oct-2020 Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) Conference 2020
23-Oct-2020 CADDRA2020 Virtual ADHD Conference and Research Day
19-Oct-2020 RESEARCH EXCHANGE GROUP ON RURAL HEALTH
17-Oct-2020 Therapeutics Initiative: Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians
30-Sep-2020 Using Blood Wisely Launch Events
22-Aug-2020 VITAL FM Update - Live, Stream on Demand
15-Jul-2020 CBT Banff
02-Jul-2020 CBT Blue Mountain
29-May-2020 2020 Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership - Cancelled-
29-May-2020 BC Rural Health Conference - Cancelled
29-May-2020 CBT - Dates and locations across Canada
25-Apr-2020 Sims for ESS - Cancelled
23-Apr-2020 The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course - Cancelled
23-Apr-2020 RR2020 - Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration
15-Apr-2020 15th Annual Transfusion Medicine Education
09-Apr-2020 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
16-Mar-2020 Rural and Remote 2020 - CANCELLATION
20-Feb-2020 SCORE
18-Jan-2020 SCORE + ACLS
17-Jan-2020 Banff Endoscopy Skills Conference
16-Jan-2020 Banff Rural Suite Courses
15-Jan-2020 CPD for ESS / OSS
15-Jan-2020 SOS for PPH - Surgical Obstetrical Skills for Post Partum Hemorrhage
29-Nov-2019 Evidence-based Assessment and Management of ADHD in Primary Care
26-Nov-2019 WEBINAR: Topical Analgesics – Can we directly apply the evidence?
14-Nov-2019 Rocky Mountain Internal Medicine 2019
25-Oct-2019 PEIP (Practical Evidence for Informed Practice)
19-Oct-2019 Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) (2 day course)
10-Oct-2019 CAEP Event - AIME (1 day course)
04-Oct-2019 Therapeutics Initiative Conference 2019
22-Sep-2019 SCORE + CGMH
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 Call for Abstracts Rural and Remote 2020
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 - Brief Messaging
19-Oct-2018 ACFP Event - Extended 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 Advanced Rural Plastics Procedures
17-Jan-2018 SOO CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors Course
13-Dec-2017 Slit Lamp Examinations
13-Dec-2017 Rural Plastics Procedures Montreal
08-Nov-2017 SRPC Logo Contest

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