Upcoming Events

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

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additional Webinar details - coming soon!

    • 01-Feb-2021
    • 31-Dec-2021

    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.


    Are you an SRPC Student, Resident or New to Practice Physician Member?

    Are you looking for a Rural Mentor? Please send your email request to Louise for a list of mentors and instructions. (louisea@srpc.ca)

    • 01-Jun-2021
    • 30-Sep-2021
    • On Demand, Available until end of September
    On Demand, Available until end of September
    SRPC Members - Request Promo Code - Email Jennak@srpc.ca
    LEAP Personal Support Worker

    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, SRPC members have been seeking out additional information, tools, and resources as it relates to palliative care. You have demonstrated that learning about palliative care is important as you strive to provide the best possible care and support to your patients and their families. In recognition of the interest and commitment to palliative care, SRPC and Pallium Canada have teamed up to extend a 50% discount on LEAP Online to SRPC members.

    Pallium Canada is a national leader in providing continuing medical education on palliative care for health care professionals across Canada. Its Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) courseware provides practical, interprofessional, and evidence-based training and tools in the palliative care approach across multiple health care settings. Over the past twenty years, Pallium’s courses have equipped tens of thousands of primary- and generalist-level health care professionals with core competencies in palliative care.

    LEAP Online is a facilitated online learning program that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Online includes 16 online modules completed at your own pace and 6 hours of webinars led by LEAP facilitators who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits.

    You can learn more about LEAP Online here

    SRPC Members Request the Promo Code.

    • 08-Jul-2021
    • 08-Jul-2022
    • Free - Online self-directed All Year

    Free - Online self-directed Coures. No end or deadline

    Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

    More details - Register Online

    Topics Covered

    • The fur trade and other exchange relationships

    • Land claims and environmental impacts

    • Legal systems and rights

    • Political conflicts and alliances

    • Indigenous political activism

    • Contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

    Course Format

    • Delivery: Online
    • Level: Beginner
    • Commitment: 12 weeks of study, 2—3 hours/week

    This course consists of twelve modules, each with a series of:

    • video lectures
    • a set of course notes and course glossary
    • and required and recommended readings.
    • 01-Aug-2021
    • 28-Feb-2022
    • Virtual - 60-minute weekly sessions

    Register Now for these FALL Sessions FOR FREE.

    CPD Epilepsy education sessions offered at no cost over the lunch hour.

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan is a virtual case-based learning program which endeavors to educate healthcare practitioners caring for patients with epilepsy to enhance their care. The program is funded by the Ministry of Health of Ontario and provides CME credits at no cost. Sessions are 60 minutes and offered weekly over the lunch hour for ease of participation. Sessions begin with a quick 10-minute didactic talk delivering relevant clinical pearls followed by an interactive discussion of a de-identified real patient case brought forward by community healthcare providers. Our interdisciplinary teams located at academic hospitals connect with community practitioners via Zoom to deliver these sessions. Have an epilepsy case for discussion? Want to learn more about epilepsy management? 

    Visit the ECHO website: https://oen.echoontario.ca/

    Register Now:

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy in Children and Youth 
    The same 15- session cycle is delivered on:

    • Thursdays from 12-1pm beginning Fall 2021 (hosted by McMaster Children's Hospital)
    • Tuesdays from 12-1pm beginning Fall 2021 (hosted by CHEO)
    • Mondays from 12-1pm beginning Winter 2022 (hosted by SickKids)
    • Thursdays from 12-1pm beginning Spring 2022 (hosted by Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario)

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy in Adults 
    The same 15- session cycle is delivered on:

    • Wednesdays from 12-1pm beginning Fall 20221 (hosted by University Health Network)
    • Fridays from 12-1pm beginning Winter 2022 (hosted by Kingston General & The Ottawa Hospital)
    • Wednesdays from 12-1pm beginning Spring 2022 (hosted by Hamilton and London Health Science Center)

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy and Genetics
    The same 5-session cycle is delivered on:

    • Fridays from 12-1pm beginning Oct 2021
    • Mondays from 12-1pm beginning Jan 2022

    Email Tristen if you have any questions.
    Tristen Moyaert (she/her), HBSc, MPH
    Program Manager Project ECHO: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan

    • 11-Aug-2021
    • 28-Feb-2022
    • Ottawa, ON

    Call for Abstracts - Rural & Remote 2022

    The Rural & Remote 2022 Planning Committee is currently accepting abstracts for presentations.  We have our fingers crossed for an in-person event scheduled to take place in Ottawa, Ontario, April 21st – 23rd, 2022. 

    The committee is accepting abstracts for three types of presentations related to any aspect of health and healthcare in a rural and remote setting.

    • Session / Workshop Presentation
    • Research Oral Presentation
    • Research Poster Presentation

    All abstract submissions will undergo peer review by the Planning Committee and/or SRPC Research Committee.


    Session / Workshop Presentation – September 30th, 2021

    Research Oral Presentation – September 30th, 2021

    Research Poster Presentation – December 31st, 2021


    Additional Information

    Session / Workshop: These sessions should focus on clinical skills and knowledge development related to rural practice. Sessions / Workshops will be 60 minutes in duration and should be interactive and engaging.

    Research Oral Presentation: Share information or results from a proposed, ongoing, or completed research project. Oral presentations will include 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q&A.

    Research Poster Presentation: Share information or results from a proposed, ongoing, or completed research project. Posters will be presented during a dedicated poster and networking session at the conference.

    Prefer to Email Your Submission?

    Abstracts may be submitted via email to rrsubmissions@srpc.ca using the following guidelines.

    • Abstracts are limited to one page (maximum 300 words) not including title, author names and affiliations, or key words and the required information is listed below.

    • The name of the presenting author should be asterisked (*).

    • All co-authors and primary affiliations should be listed.

    • The SRPC encourages speakers to consider a student or resident to co-present.

    • Abstracts must be submitted in a Word document.

    • Abstracts must disclose any conflicts of interest.

    Session / Workshop Presentation (300 words maximum)


    Presenter(s) and contact information (email, phone number)

    Learning Objectives

    Description of the talk

    Research Oral and Research Poster Presentations (300 words maximum)


    Author(s) and contact information (email, phone number)

    Presentation format preference (oral or poster)

    IMRaD Format (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion)


    • 07-Sep-2021
    • 17-May-2022
    • Online, Every Tuesday - September 7th - May 17th, 2022

    Rural Virtual Conference (RVC) Series

    ONLINE September 7th, 2021 - May 17th, 2022.

    Tuesdays from 08:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. MST 

    Rural Virtual Conference (RVC) Series

    Series Info: This is a series of weekly ONLINE high quality one-hour continuing professional development sessions, presented by clinical experts. Each presentation focuses on evidence-based information that is directly applicable to rural and remote primary care and hospital environments.


    Rural registration link (If you practice (including locum) in Rural Alberta, registration is complimentary.) 


    Calgary, Edmonton, or outside of Canada registration link (Physician $499.00, Other Health Professionals $299.00, 

    Student $99.00) https://conted.ucalgary.ca/portal/events/reg/participantTypeSelection.do?method=load&entityId=63115522 

    Any inquiries can go to ruralcme@ucalgary.ca

    Series Objectives

    Learners will be equipped to:

    1.     Develop and enhance assessment, investigation and treatment skills to care for patients presenting to the rural family medicine office or emergency department

    2.     Determine which patients can be optimally managed in the rural setting, create awareness of local resources for clinical management, and identify indicators for referral to specialists for those who require a referral

    3.     Build a community of practice through discussion and collective learning in rural and remote settings

    • 18-Sep-2021
    • ZOOM

    CBT Canada has some upcoming Zoom sessions, all geared towards doctors, allied health professionals and students/residents, including those working/training in rural communities.    Multi Dates March to September

    For a full list of events and details  on how to register please visit
    CBT Home Page

    Next event will be:

    September 16-17, 2021  http://cbt.ca/topics/cbt-tools/

      If you have any questions please contact

      Lurissa Kelland
      CBT Canada
      PO Box 852, Station A
      Toronto, ON  M5W 1G3

      TEL: 877-466-8228

      WEB: www.cbt.ca

      EMAIL: info@cbt.ca

      • 20-Sep-2021
      • 8:00 PM
      • Webinar

      Understanding the Context of Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

      Join us for our third webinar, with Dr. Karen Lawford, PhD, RSC Registered midwife, Anishinaabe midwife Assistant Professor, Department of Gender Studies Queen’s University.  Moderated by Dr. Sarah Giles.

      When: Monday, September 20th at 8pm EST.
      Time: 8pm - 9:15pm EST  [click here to convert to your local time]
      Register Now (Webinar details will follow in the confirmation email.)

      (One hour live webinar + 15 minutes for Q&A)


      1. Begin to understand the history of Canada in relation to Indigenous Peoples.
      2. Initiate an appreciation of the extent to which the Euro-Canadian biomedical model—including those working within this model—have purposefully marginalized Indigenous midwives.
      3. Recognize the complexity of Indigenous Peoples’ relationships with healthcare systems and healthcare providers.
      4. Encourage modification of the provision of healthcare to be grounded in an anti-oppressive model of care.


      Dr. Lawford is an Aboriginal midwife (Namegosibiing, Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty 3) and a registered midwife (Ontario). Her research focuses on comprehensive, gender-inclusive sexual and reproductive healthcare for Indigenous Peoples with a particular focus on the provision of maternity care for those who live on reserve. Dr. Lawford seeks to identify the barriers to achieving equitable health services for Indigenous Peoples. She was the 2020 Indspire Laureate in Health for her research and policy work on mandatory evacuation for birth. Dr. Lawford is a member of the College of New Scholars, Scientists, and Artists in the Royal Society of Canada.


      The SRPC's Indigenous Health Committee is in the process of developing a series of virtual, educational events to bring awareness and provide learning opportunities for all SRPC members about Indigenous health education.  We encourage all SRPC members to participate.  Not a member yet?  Join today!

      Our live webinars, with time allotted for Q&A are free and only available to SRPC members.

      A recording of the webinar will be made available afterwards to share widely.

      Our group learning program has been certified by the CFPC for 1 Mainpro+ credit.

      • 21-Sep-2021
      • 1:30 PM (NDT)
      • 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.

      Rural Health Research Exchange Group Webinar

      Circumpolar perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Moving beyond the numbers

      Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 16:00 GMT| 1:30pm NST

      Via Zoom and YouTube live stream - see details below


      About this event

      On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the SARS –CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a global pandemic. Since that declaration, the pandemic has reached millions of people across the planet and continues to impact global heath to this day. In the Circumpolar North, the pandemic has also highlighted many of the long-standing challenges to health systems and the complexities inherent in managing infectious diseases in small and remote communities with limited resources. 


      This webinar brings together public health leaders from Alaska, Canada, and Greenland to share their perspectives on regional experiences with the pandemic. The goal of this session is to look “beyond the numbers” and better understand the social and health system challenges and successes in diverse Circumpolar contexts.


      This webinar is hosted by the Research Exchange Group on Rural Health at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, and is  sponsored by the International Union for Circumpolar Health and the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies at the Labrador Institute, of Memorial University. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Anders Koch from the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention at Statens Serum Institut in Denmark.


      1. Anne Zink, MD, FACEP
      Chief Medical Officer
      Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
      Anchorage, Alaska, USA

      2. Wayne Clark, PhD
      Executive Director, Indigenous Health Initiatives Program
      Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
      University of Alberta
      Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      3. Josée Lavoie, MA, PhD
      Professor and Director
      Ongomiizwin Research Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
      Max Rady College of Medicine
      University of Manitoba
      Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

      4. Henrik L. Hansen, MD, PhD
      Chief Medical Officer
      Government of Greenland
      Nuuk, Greenland

      Anders Koch, MD, PhD, MPH
      Past president, IUCH
      Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
      Statens Serum Institut
      Copenhagen, Denmark


      How to Participate:

      Click this link to Join Zoom Meeting


      Meeting ID: 826 6129 4322


      Livestream on YouTube here



      Email Rochelle Baker at Rochelle.Baker@med.mun.ca




      Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

      Putting Research in Place for Newfoundland & Labrador

      Faculty of Medicine

      Memorial University of Newfoundland
      T  709 777 8990 | Rochelle.Baker@med.mun.ca

      • 25-Sep-2021
      • 8:00 AM - 4:05 PM (PDT)
      • Virtual Conference


      The Emergency Department at St. Paul's Hospital and UBC CPD are excited to offer this popular conference virtually again! This year's agenda discusses and provides updates on the most common issues seen in the emergency department and by family physicians in their offices which may require an emergency department visit. Participants will hear from leaders in the field on topics such as emergency literature reviews, peri-arrest patients, massive transfusion, and cultural sensitivity. There will also be opportunities to network, engage and ask questions throughout the conference!

      6.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1

      Audience: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Residents & Students, Specialty Medicine

      Event details, Agenda, Registration

      Join the conversation! #CPDStPauls

      • 28-Sep-2021
      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Free Webinar

      Free, live webinar to discuss:

      - Learn how to create multiple asset classes/sources of income in retirement
      - Learn to leverage your corporation for retirement planning
      - Create tax efficient strategies to fund retirement income
      - Learn how to create a mock pension, funded by your corporation
      - and more!

      Date: September 28, 2021
      Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (EST)

      Register Now

      • 11-Oct-2021
      • 28-Oct-2021
      • Online

      Rural and Remote Focus Course

      This medication abortion training is offered for the following dates:

      • Complete all 6 modules between October 11-25, 2021 (total of 4-6 hours self-guided)
      • Participate in one of the following live sessions:
      1. Tuesday, October 26th Time: 6pm ET/3pm PT
      2. Thursday, October 28th Time: 8pm ET/5pm PT

      Visit the NAF website to REGISTER. 

      This medication abortion training is an opportunity for primary care professionals to learn about mifepristone/misoprostol abortion care and integrating it into primary care settings. The workshop is open to people from clinical, administrative, nursing, or counselling backgrounds and consists of six asynchronous modules with one live session.

      For additional details, dates, fees and registration Visit the NAF website.

      • 16-Oct-2021
      • 8:00 AM (PDT)
      • Virtual Event