the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada


The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

  • 04-Apr-2019
  • (ADT)
  • 06-Apr-2019
  • (ADT)
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • Also For Nurses, Midwives & Educator/Administrator Members
  • Also For Nurses, Midwives & Educator/Administrator Members
  • Also For Nurses, Midwives & Educator/Administrator Members

*All Event prices incl 15% HST.
*If the rate you want to access is grey, please make sure you are signed in to your member account and/or that your membership is up to date.
** International registrants please inquire about special rate PRIOR to registering.

The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

This year’s conference theme, COASTAL CONNECTIONS

Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia APRIL 4th to 6th, 2019 

Register early! Price increase on March 1st, 2019.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18.75 Mainpro+ credits.

More than 160 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.

Event details and agenda will be available soon. Once you secure your spot, you will be the first to know. 

SRPC Members will have priority in small sessions.
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Here you will find the links to register for add on courses.
These registrations are managed by the course provider.
Cancellation policy are set by them.


Optional Social events - Details will be announced soon
(tickets will be sold separately)

  • Mix and Mingle
  • Hockey Night
  • Trivia Night
  • Award Dinner
  • Jam Session
  • Wrap up Party


  • Childcare : Free on site during conference hours.
  • Non Medical Partner : Registration $143.75

    To add your child/children to the childcare list p
    lease email with 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.


Hotel Details:

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 must be made prior to March 5th, 2019.

  • Cambridge Suites Halifax   New Reservation Link
    1583 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Rates start at $159
    6 min walk to the Halifax Convention Centre (500.0 m)
    Toll free Cambridge Suites is 800-565-1263

  • Prince George Hotel Halifax  Reservation Link
    1725 Market Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Rates start at $189
    2 min walk to the Halifax Convention Centre (190.0 m)
    Toll free Prince George Hotel 800-565-1567

WestJet :

Use discount code 4X7M6AQ to book online visit 

Travel from: March 26, 2019 to April 15, 2019
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 traveling Trans-border** into and out of Halifax.

Air Canada :

Use discount code, 8GPH4YQ1 to book online visit and enter the promotion code in the search panel. 
  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Halifax, YHZ (NS)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, March 27, and ends Sunday, April 14, 2019.
  • 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.

 VIA Rail:

From all stations throughout the VIA system to Halifax, Nova Scotia and return.  VIA rail travel details here

Transportation options:

From Halifax Stanfield International Airport YHZ  [Car rentals/Taxi/Bus]

Discover Halifax: 

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


SRPC Awards and Essay Contest

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 Halifax, NS on the evening of Friday April 5th 2019.
Our awards page has all the information you need to prepare your nominations, including the criteria for each of our awards.

All applications must be received by Monday January 28, 2019.

Call For Abstracts

Still time to submit your Research Abstract.  Due: January 7, 2019 - Poster or Oral Presentation

Register your Submissions for R&R 2019


  • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to
  • 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.
  • Refunds will not be granted after March 21st but we will transfer the balance (less $75 admin fee) to another SRPC event or SRPC membership.
  • Deposits are non refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership.
  • Social tickets are non refundable but may be transferred to a student or resident.

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