Our first (and hopefully last) virtual
conference is on the books! While we made the best of a virtual world, we
realize the social interactions and networking events were missed by all.We are now aware of the advantages of a virtual
conference, which we hope to incorporate at our next in-person event.We are counting down the days!
A reminder to those registered for the conference that you have access to the recordings of the 96 sessions and 3 plenaries via the conference platform until July 23rd. Log in here
There is still time to connect with our exhibitors! Use the 'contact us' button found in each booth.
Congratulations to Mr. Erik Friesen from Toronto, ON on being awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the top student research poster at R&R.
A big shout out to all those that donated money to fund a student or resident to attend the conference. With your generosity we were able to support 52 students and 31 residents!
Congratulation to Dr. Amanda Klinger from Williams Lake, BC who was our scoreboard leader!
Save the date - Rural & Remote 2022 - April 21st - 23rd
Rural Road Map: Report Card on Access to Health Care in Rural Canada
Since its formation in 2018, the Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) has made important contributions to enhancing access to care for people living in rural and remote areas of Canada. Our work is based on the four priority areas identified in the Rural Road Map for Action—social accountability, policy interventions, best practice models, and rural research.
In this report card we
highlight key activities that RRMIC’s partner and stakeholder
organizations have undertaken that advance these priorities. We provide
an overall assessment of progress made on the 20 actions that form the
framework of the Rural Road Map. In 2021 we are exploring what comes
next in our drive to ensure everyone in Canada has access to the care
they need close to home.
Call to Action: An Approach to Patient Transfers for Those Living in Rural and Remote Communities in Canada
For many people in Canada who live in rural and remote communities, accessing high‐quality, coordinated, and timely health care is a challenge.The SRPC and theCFPC are addressing this issue in a new consensus paper that highlights the need for more efficient patient transfers to and from hospitals and other medical facilities for people in rural and remote communities, including those living in Indigenous communities.
CAEP - National Licensure Consensus Statement
Now into the third wave of COVID-19, Canada faces a severe healthcare crisis. A major obstacle for provinces is the lack of skilled personnel in both rural and urban communities. There are more healthcare workers available to help but we are limited to working in the province where we are licensed. We need to be able to provide help wherever it is needed in Canada.
CAEP has started a House of Commons petition to the Minister of Health regarding national licensure. Please sign and share broadly.
Dr. Sarah Giles - Members at Large
Dr. Sarah Gower - Maternity and Newborn Care
Dr. Kirsten Desjardins-Lorimer - First Five Years in Practice
Dr. Kerry Lynn Williams - Communications
Dr. David Bradbury-Squires - Research
Dr. Andrew Hunt - Newfoundland and Labrador
you a student, resident, or new to practice and looking for a mentor?We can help!
The SRPC mentorship program is a pilot program that
aims to connect learners with rural interests to rural physicians and residents
from across the country to allow career exploration, guidance, and increased
understanding of the scope of rural practice.
Your mentor-mentee relationships 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).
Need a locum or looking to fill a position? Let us help you!
Place an ad in the CJRM or on our Jobs & Adsboard today. Follow the SRPC on Facebook and Twitter for information relevant to the rural physicians.
We welcome your suggestions. If you see something we should know about please email us. email@example.com
The SRPC’s Mission - Championing rural generalist medical care through education, collaboration, advocacy and research.
The SRPC's Vision - Excellent health care close to home for all rural Canadians.