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The 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

  • 21-Apr-2022
  • 23-Apr-2022
  • Ottawa, ON


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
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  • For Family/Non Medical Partners who are members of the SRPC. *If you are an allied healthcare professional, please join as an associate member.
  • For select JSC committee members only - Contact

With measures in place to ensure a safe learning environment, the 29th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course is proceeding in-person. We want to reassure you that we have implemented these measures to maintain the highest safety standards possible during your attendance.

*Updated Schedule and Course Syllabus (subject to change)

SRPC Members Can Now Sign Up for Hands-On Workshops


This event has been certified for up to 17 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 17 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


Reduced rates for active SRPC Members plus members will have priority for hands-on sessions.

Student Rates apply to Nurses, Midwives & Educator/Administrator Associate Members.
Resident Rates apply to Lifetime, Retired Members.


*All Event prices incl 13% HST.
*Make sure you are signed in to your profile and your membership is updated.
*International registrants, please inquire about special rates before registering. (email

Not a member yet? Join today!

Add On Courses

The following add-on courses are being offered pre/post-conference.
*Registration for add-on courses is managed by the course provider.
Please get in touch with them to make any changes to your registration or inquire about their Cancellation policies.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

  • Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME)
    Details and Registration (Limited to 24 learners)

  • CASTED: Emergency is a 3-day, ruthlessly clinical, award-winning ED orthopedics course. For the online days, you can choose between March 26 & 27, 2022 and April 4 & 5, 2022. Then, on April 19th, the hands-on day will be provided in Ottawa. Details and Registration

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

  • Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME)
    Details and Registration (Limited to 24 learners)

  • ECGs for Family Docs: A Comprehensive Review 
    Details and Registration

  • CASTED: Plastics is our 1-day, ED advanced suturing and hand injury course.  Your assessment, procedural and disposition skills will be greatly improved.  The course combines case reviews with supervised, hands-on practice.  Tendon and nailbed injuries, partial amputations, lip lacerations, advanced wound management - all will be reviewed in detail.  Details and Registration

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

  • BLS/ACLS 2022  - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course for Health Care Professionals Includes a BLS Renewal
    *NEW* An up-to-date Heart and Stroke BLS (within the last 12 months) is a prerequisite for this course. If your BLS is outdated, you will be required to do a BLS Renewal online challenge prior to the course. The cost is $10, payable to Heart and Stroke. To register, please email the completed BLS/ACLS Registration Form to


*Prices include 13% HST.
Regular rate tickets help us reduce costs for students & residents.
All events are family-friendly unless otherwise noted.


Mix & Mingle Reception - All Are Welcome

Join us for a family-friendly event to get acquainted and meet up with old friends. Guests will enjoy a memorable evening with peers and other delegates over good food, fine wine, entertainment and children's activities.

Hockey Night in the Capital - $25.00

East vs. West - A friendly game of shinny. Pack your skates and helmet, and we'll bring the sticks and jerseys.

Roam the city at your leisure

Here are two PDF guides that highlight Ottawa's Attractions. Make plans with friends and "Flash your Badge" for discounts around the city. Look over the Ottawa Attraction Guide and the Ottawa Restaurant Guide. Go on a haunted walk, book an escape room or visit a museum. Make dinner reservations for a group of colleagues or family. Look over the Ottawa Attraction Guide and the Ottawa Restaurant Guide.


Awards Dinner:
Regular Rate $129.95 - Student/Resident Rate $50.85

Join us for a delicious sit-down meal in the elegant Shaw Centre Trillium Ballroom overlooking downtown Ottawa. An evening to recognize rural contributions made by our peers. *Make sure to review the criteria and submit your nominations.  Details here

Jam Session: All are Welcome

Join us after the awards dinner for our very own jam session. Bring your instruments and singing voice.


Wrap Up Party: Absolute Comedy - Exclusive SRPC Dinner and a show. $65.00

Buffet dinner followed by an hour and a half of laughs. After the show, make your way to the downstairs pub to mingle a little longer. Transportation to and from the comedy club will be arranged. (From the Shaw centre.) (16+ event)

Funding and Sponsorship Initiative 


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

  • You may choose to sponsor as many students or residents as you wish during the registration process by adding their registration fee to your registration invoice.

Students and Residents Requesting Sponsorship

  • Learners must pay the full registration fee to qualify. (If there are financial barriers, please contact to defer your invoice until April.)
  • SRPC Sponsorship funds are available to all UNFUNDED Canadian medical students/residents attending R&R.
  • Sponsorship funds will be distributed to learners after the event.


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


  • Please visit our SRPC Family/Partner Page.
  • Childcare: Free on-site during conference hours
  • Non Medical Partner : Registration $141.25
If you are interested in the free childcare services, please add their names to your registration form. They can also be registered by sending an email request to  Please include their name/age/allergies and provide contact name(s) and cellphone number(s). 

We are happy to add your non-medical partner to your registration ($125), so they can join you for meals, plenaries and general interest sessions.  If your partner is an allied health professional, we ask that they join as an SRPC Associate Member and register  independently. (Same rate as the students.)

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Louise.

Exhibitors, Sponsors, & Recruiters can register online or look over the 2022 Sponsor Prospectus Booklet online.

Some of our 2022 Sponsors:



The SRPC has arranged discounted hotel room rates at your choice of THREE locations. Please note the cut-off dates. If you need to reserve a room after, you'll need to call the hotel directly, and the group rate will not be guaranteed.

Reserve by Sunday, March 20th, 2022


1 Rideau Street
Ottawa ON K1N 8S7
Online Booking Here

Room rates start at $235

Book by phone at 1-800-441-1414 (Booking code srpc0422)


33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa ON K1N 9M7
Online Booking here

Room rates start at $189

Book by phone at 1-855-677-3033 (Booking code 1020952)


130 rue Besserer Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M9
Online Booking here
 (Booking code 235932) 

Premiere One Bedroom Suites: $189.00/night (single/double)

Premiere Two Bedroom Suites: $299.00/night (1-4 persons) 

Book by phone at 1-800-267-1989 (Booking code 235932)


Air Canada:

Book online and use discount code C3UQKUQ1

  • Booking is to be made to the following city: YOW – Ottawa, ON.
  • The travel period begins Thursday, April 14, 2022, and ends Saturday, April 30, 2022.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Standard 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 Standard. 


Book online and use discount code D28AF75

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: YOW – Ottawa, ON.
  • The travel period begins: April 14-30, 2022
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings. 

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.


Book online and use VIA convention discount code: 14180

VALID: April 18th, 2022 to April 27th, 2022
From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario 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, Montreal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT:  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.

Transportation Options:

From Ottawa International Airport (YOW), you have a few options to get downtown.  Details here

Bus: $3.65  will be a 25-minute ride + 7-10 min walk

Private transportation/Taxi : approx $35.00

OC Transpo’s info (Bus, O-Trian, LTR) - passes and rates: Get around the city with a 1-7 day ride pass. Details here.  Let the family explore the city and  plan day trips or tour Ottawa pre or post-conference

Ottawa Tourism:

Are you making R&R a family trip or a couples getaway? Start planning now. Show your conference badge to any participating businesses and receive VIP offers designed exclusively for attendees and their companions.  Discover Ottawa and surrounding areas.  Look over the Ottawa Attraction Guide and the Ottawa Restaurant Guide.

Did you know that Ottawa's Shaw Centre was named the world’s best convention centre? This award is in recognition of the highest rating on client surveys received by a convention centre. Consider Shaw Centre for your next event! Read the Press Release.

Alternative resources:

Follow Ottawa Tourism on social media (TwitterFacebookInstagram) to see more of Ottawa and plan your next visit! 

Awards & Contest

The SRPC feels it is important to recognize 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 on the evening of Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

Visit the SRPC awards page for all the information needed to prepare your nomination letter.
All applications must be received by January 31, 2022.

Exception: RSA, RLSA, FRRMS, Lifetime.
Members MUST be registered for the conference no later than March 1st to be eligible.

COVID Measures & Cancellation

Safety is our utmost concern, and there will be protocols to ensure a safe learning environment. Each participant will be required to provide documentation to confirm proof of double vaccination, masks will be mandatory, and social distance measures will be in place where possible. We will follow all public health guidance as it stands in Ontario during our event.


The Planning Committee will continue to closely monitor the evolution of the pandemic - nationally and in Ontario. Should circumstances preclude a safe program and public health rules in Ontario require us to cancel the program, all registrants will be offered a full refund or a credit towards the next program.

The Shaw Centre’s Safety Guideline is also available should you wish to review.


  • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to

  • A full refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by March 4th.

  • A 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between March 5th and March 21st OR the Full amount (less $75 admin fee) as a credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (event, membership or donations)

  • There are no refunds after March 21st, but we will transfer the balance (less $75 admin fee) to another SRPC event or SRPC membership or Donations.

  • Deposits are non-refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership.

  • 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, we will cancel your registration.

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