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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

Registration is now available.
Join us in the Nation's Capital
, Ottawa, ON.
April 23rd - 25th, 2020

Early bird rates are in effect
until November 30th.


Attendee Registration

"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

Sponsors and Exhibitor registration Now available

This is a one of a kind opportunity for sponsors to meet and network with hundreds of rural doctors, residents, and medical students all in one location.Whether your aim is to raise awareness, promote a cause, introduce a product, or simply learn more about the challenges and opportunities that rural medicine poses, this is the conference where your goals will be achieved. 

Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration

"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


    • 07-Apr-2019
    • 31-Dec-2019
    • Ottawa, ON.
    Register

    Call for Abstracts for Workshops and Research Presentations at RURAL AND REMOTE 2020

    Are you interested in presenting at R&R 2020 in Ottawa? Register your abstract, suggest a topic, refer a colleague or submit your research.

    REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT [ONLINE HERE]

    The 2020 Conference theme is  ‘Rural Physician Advocacy – How to Save the World in Your Spare Time’.

    We hope that you will join us in Ottawa ON, April 23rd to 25th, 2020 at the SHAW CENTRE.

    Multiple abstracts welcome. 

    Full details available online.

    • 14-Nov-2019
    • (MST)
    • 16-Nov-2019
    • (MST)
    • Banff, AB.
      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 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 2019

    When : Nov. 14, 2:00 p.m. – Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m.

    Where : The Rimrock Resort Hotel, 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2, Canada

    Find out more about the event, the program and rates or to register online visit https://www.rockymountainim.com/



    Questions? send an email to  rockymountainim@ucalgary.ca
    • 15-Nov-2019
    • (EST)
    • CANADA

    CBT Canada has some upcoming workshops, all geared towards doctors, allied health professionals and students/residents, including those working/training in rural communities. 
    Dates Nov 2019 - Sept 2020 and locations all across Canada.

    For a full list of locations details on how to register please visit :  CBT Home Page



    CBT Windsor

    Date: November 15, 2019

    Location: Giovanni Caboto Club, Windsor, ON

    Website: http://cbt.ca/uni/western/


    CBT Sydney

    Date: November 22-23, 2019

    Location: Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront, Sydney, NS

    Website: http://cbt.ca/uni/dalhousie/


    CBT Montreal

    Date: December 3, 2019

    Location: Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal, Montréal, QC

    Website: http://cbt.ca/uni/mcgill/


    CBT Kingston

    Date: December 6, 2019

    Location: Delta Kingston Waterfront, Kingston, ON

    Website: http://cbt.ca/uni/kingston/


    CBT Lethbridge

    Date: January 30

    Location: Lethbridge Lodge, Calgary, AB

    Website: http://cbt.ca/uni/calgary/


    CBT Whistler (winter)

    Date: March 16-18, 2020

    Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC

    Website: http://cbt.ca/locations/cbt-whistler-winter/


    CBT St. John's

    Date: May 29-30, 2020

    Location: Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School, St. John's, NL

    Website: http://cbt.ca/uni/memorial/


    CBT Fredericton

    Date: June 1-2, 2020

    Location: Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, NB

    Website: http://cbt.ca/uni/dalhousie-fred/


    CBT Ottawa

    Date: June 18-19, 2020

    Location: The Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

    Website: http://cbt.ca/locations/cbt-ottawa/


    CBT Blue Mountain

    Date: July 2-4, 2020

    Location: Blue Mountain Conference Centre, The Blue Mountains, ON

    Website: http://cbt.ca/locations/cbt-blue-mountain/


    CBT Banff

    Date: July 15-17, 2020

    Location: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, AB

    Website: http://cbt.ca/locations/cbt-banff/


    CBT Whistler (summer)

    Date: July 27-29, 2020

    Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC

    Website: http://cbt.ca/locations/cbt-whistler-summer/


    CBT Vancouver

    Date: August 10-11, 2020

    Location: Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

    Website: http://cbt.ca/locations/cbt-vancouver/


    CBT Toronto

    Date: September 17-18, 2020

    Location: Sheraton Centre, Toronto, ON

    Website: http://cbt.ca/locations/cbt-toronto/


    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

    • 29-Nov-2019
    • (EST)
    • Little Current, ON

    Our friends at CADDRA are hosting an event geared toward general practice clinicians and trainees (residents and medical/nursing/pharmacy students)


    Evidence-based Assessment and Management of ADHD in Primary Care

    Details and registration available online here: https://www.caddra.ca/event/manitoulin/

    Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019, 1.00 – 4.15pm

    Location: Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, Aundeck Omni Kaning, Little Current, ON.

    This three-hour workshop provides an introductory session to clinicians and healthcare professionals starting to diagnose and treat ADHD.  Attendees will be provided with access to download the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines, 4th Edition (2018) and a print version of the ADHD toolkit. Using real life case scenarios and small group discussions, participants will be able to recognize ADHD and comorbid disorders and apply evidence-based treatments to address the challenges faced by children, adolescents and adults. A reflective exercise must be completed in the two months post-workshop to obtain Mainpro+ certification.

     

    Learning Objectives

    1. Diagnose ADHD using clinical history and validated screening tools
    2. Use the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines, 4th edition to support assessment and ongoing management
    3. Confidently manage ADHD in a primary care setting.

    *This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 9 Mainpro+ credits.


    Questions?

    Contact: CADDRA - Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
    Tel: 416-637-8582
    www.caddra.ca
    caddra.societyconference.com
    • 15-Jan-2020
    • (MST)
    • Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    SOS for PPH - Surgical Obstetrical Skills for Post Partum Hemorrhage

    Registration for SOS is FULL - Please add your name to the wait list as a means to track interest in this course, for future events and in case of cancellation.

    Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel  -  Jan 15 2020

    This Year's Program

    This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits.

    Have a look at the RhPAP video here to see what is the course is all about.

    This high fidelity simulation CPD program is offered in Banff after a very successful trial in Brooks, Alberta. The models are extremely costly. For the Banff program, these fees reflect substantial financial support from RCCbc, RhPAP, and SRPC.

    Registration is limited to 16 participants. Registration closes November 1st. (our last date to order the simulation models) All fees are non refundable after Nov 1st.



    Objectives

    1. To learn to recognize and to intervene surgically using simulated uteruses for life threatening post partum hemorrhage.
    2. To identify the anatomy, to learn the surgical principles, and to practice the technique of Cesarean Hysterectomy as a life saving intervention.
    3. To review and practice the other surgical interventions (Bakri Balloon, B Lynch) for life threatening PPH.

    Faculty

    Dr. Kristin Hoffman, OB, Medicine Hat
    Dr. Joanne Siverston, OB, Prince Albert
    Dr. Murtaza Amirali, OSS, Medicine Hat
    Dr. Erich van der Linde, FP, Brooks

        This course is offered in conjunction with

        Accommodations

        • A block of rooms have been reserved at the The Rimrock Resort Hotel.
          Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2
        • Book ONLINE HERE  SRPC Room Block Code is 200115SRPC
        • Call 1-888-746-7625 (1-888-RIMROCK) to reserve an extended stay, with a reservations agent.  Reference SRPC Room Block Code is 200115SRPC
        • Standard Group rate $198.00 -  December 23, 2019. (Release Date)

        Thank you to our 2020 sponsors



        • 15-Jan-2020
        • 6:00 PM (MST)
        • 16-Jan-2020
        • 6:00 PM (MST)
        • Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel
        Register

        Enhanced Surgical Skills / Obstetrical Surgical Skills Program

        Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel  -  Jan 15 & 16 2020

        This Year's Program

        This one day course is designed for ESS / OSS Surgeons in conjunction with Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals course and the Endoscopy Skills Day for Practicing Endoscopists course. The program will update rural ESS surgeons with current methods, facilitate informal communication and encourage FP-Specialist networks.

        *Updated PDF Schedule 
        •  Highlights  •  OR Nurses  •  Extended Program  •  Faculty  •  Pre-POST Courses  •  Hotel  •  CANCELLATION

        REGISTER

        Registrants that wish to make changes to their registration will need to contact the office by phone or email  jennak@srpc.ca with your request. 
        *Program is subject to change.

             


        Program Highlights

        • New Format - Case based, small groups with faculty
        • Rural Trauma - Roles for ESS/OSS
        • Sims in Your Home OR
        • Does rural surgery make the cut? Are we good enough?
        • Hernias and other Surgical Pearls

        Bring Your OR Nurses! 

        Rural OR nurses are invited to fully participate in this program. 

        • With the support of our sponsors RhPAP, RCCbc and SMA,  the SRPC is able to reduce registration to $50 for all OR nurses and to offer a $500 bursary for a limited number of OR nurses who register.
              

        Extended Program

        • THURSDAY EVENING -JAN 16th @ 18:00 - Dinner (Optional) $89.25/pp (tax incl.)
          "The Role of Family Physicians in Rural Surgery: A Global Perspective” with Dr Ryan Falk & Dr Emilie Joos
        • FRIDAY MORNING - JAN 17th @ 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast (Optional) $42/pp (tax incl.)
          “Where Do We Go Next?” with a Panel and Discussion led by CPD committee

        Faculty

        • OB:  Joanne Siverston, Andrew Kotaska, Neeraj Mehra, Kristin Hoffman
        • Gen Sx:  Roy Kirkpatrick
        • Trauma Surgeon:  Phil Dawe, Emilie Joos
        • FPA Bruce McKnight and Sean Ebert
        • Several ESS/OSS colleagues

        Pre-POST Courses

        Register for these events separately

        Accommodations

        • A block of rooms have been reserved at the The Rimrock Resort Hotel.
          Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2
        • Book ONLINE HERE  
        • Call 1-888-746-7625 (1-888-RIMROCK) to book over the phone or to reserve an extended stay with a reservations agent.  Reference SRPC Room Block Code is 200115SRPC
        • Standard Group rate $198.00 -  December 23, 2019. (Release Date)

        CANCELLATION POLICY

        • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to info@srpc.ca.
        • Full Refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by December 6th.
        • 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between December 7th and December 27th.
        • Refunds will not be granted after December 27 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.
        • 17-Jan-2020
        • (EST)
        • 19-Jan-2020
        • (EST)
        • Banff, AB

        Banff Endoscopy Skills Conference

        Hosted by : ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ENDOSCOPIC PRACTICE
        Registration Now Open. 

        10TH ANNUAL ENDOSCOPY SKILLS DAY FOR PRACTICING ENDOSCOPISTS & THEIR TEAMS

        Education for Excellence in Endoscopy
        JANUARY 17 - 19, 2020
        The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta


        COURSE OBJECTIVE

        This course aims to advance the cognitive and technical skills of physicians and nurses who routinely participate in endoscopy procedures. Faculty (gastroenterologists, general surgeons, family physicians and nurses) will use both lectures and small group sessions to facilitate interactive discussions on topics relevant to gastrointestinal medicine and endoscopy.

        Register online or visit the ASEP web page here for full event details.


        Hosted by ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ENDOSCOPIC PRACTICE
        4900 44 Street, Taber, AB T1G 1G1
        admin@asep.ca | www.asep.ca

        • 18-Jan-2020
        • (EST)
        • Collingwood, ON.

        Our friend and SRPC Member Dr. Jesse Guscott CFPC(FPA) SCORE Course Director – is hosting an event geared towards rural and community health care practitioners involved in acute care such as emergency and inpatient medicine. The course is open to Med Students, Residents, RN/RPN, RTs, PAs etc.
        No geographic limitations.

        Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies (SCORE) + ACLS

        Saturday January 18th, 2020 Collingwood, Ontario

        Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies (SCORE) is a multidisciplinary medical education course, especially designed to meet the unique challenges of rural and community health care providers. Health care practitioners in Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Anesthesia, Intensive care and other acute care disciplines must all possess the skills necessary to manage unpredictable, high acuity and high stakes clinical situations. SCORE emphasizes the role of non-technical and human factors in effective team performance for these challenging situations. Using a combination of high fidelity simulation, in-depth post simulation debriefing and crisis resource management coaching sessions, SCORE provides participants with a chance to develop and practice the types of leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving skills necessary for effective crisis response. While most of the content is applicable to all practice environments, a particular emphasis on rural and community hospital resource limitations is embedded in the course content.


        For more information on the SCORE courses and to register please visit

        https://www.scorecme.com


        Follow them on twitter @SCORECME1
        Follow them on instagram:score_cme
        Email them admin@scorecme.com


        • 20-Feb-2020
        • (EST)
        • Collingwood, ON.

        Our friend and SRPC Member Dr. Jesse Guscott CFPC(FPA) SCORE Course Director – is hosting an event geared towards rural and community health care practitioners involved in acute care such as emergency and inpatient medicine. The course is open to Med Students, Residents, RN/RPN, RTs, PAs etc.
        No geographic limitations.

        Thursday February 20th, 2020 Collingwood, Ontario

        Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies (SCORE) is a multidisciplinary medical education course, especially designed to meet the unique challenges of rural and community health care providers. Health care practitioners in Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Anesthesia, Intensive care and other acute care disciplines must all possess the skills necessary to manage unpredictable, high acuity and high stakes clinical situations. SCORE emphasizes the role of non-technical and human factors in effective team performance for these challenging situations. Using a combination of high fidelity simulation, in-depth post simulation debriefing and crisis resource management coaching sessions, SCORE provides participants with a chance to develop and practice the types of leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving skills necessary for effective crisis response. While most of the content is applicable to all practice environments, a particular emphasis on rural and community hospital resource limitations is embedded in the course content.


        For more information on the SCORE courses and to register please visit

        https://www.scorecme.com


        Follow them on twitter @SCORECME1
        Follow them on instagram:score_cme
        Email them admin@scorecme.com


        • 23-Apr-2020
        • (EDT)
        • 25-Apr-2020
        • (EDT)
        • Ottawa, ON.
        Register

        The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

        2020 Conference theme:  Rural Physician Advocacy – How to Save the World in Your Spare Time
        Registration is open and early bird rates are in effect until November 30th.

        Join us in the Nation's Capital at the SHAW CENTRE
        Ottawa, Ontario - April 23 - 25, 2020
        #SRPC2020

        Close to 200 sessions over 3 days, including small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. A family-friendly, with day care included, collegial atmosphere.

        What people have said about past R&R Conferences:

        • Wide variety of topics with truly rural doctors doing the presenting.
        • Very practical information for real world use!
        • The contents covered all rural practice aspects and gave students plenty of hands-on working experiences and interaction with trainers.
        • I love this course!  I come every year to recharge and be reminded why I love rural medicine.
        • Childcare availability and quality was excellent!
        • So relevant and focused on rural practice.

        "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

        Reduced rates for SRPC Members with priority for hands-on sessions.
        Not a member yet? Join now, then register to get the discounted rate.
        Join the SRPC Today

        •   SMALL SESSIONS & HANDS_ON   •   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  
        •   HOTEL / TRAVEL/ TRANSFERS / TOURISM   •   ADD ON COURSE  
        •   SOCIALS   •   FAMILY   •   AWARDS AND ESSAY/POSTER CONTEST  
        •   EXHIBITOR / SPONSOR / RECRUITERS   •   CANCELLATION POLICY

        At a Glance Agenda - to come

        Small Sessions - Hands-On Workshops

        Once the schedule has been confirmed, we will contact all registered SRPC members regarding registration for these workshops.

        Call for Abstracts Rural and Remote 2020

        If you would like to suggest a topic, refer a colleague or let us know that you would like to be considered as a speaker at the R&R 2020 event

        REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT

        Hotels

        Discounted hotel room rates - check in as early as March 30th and check out as late as April 10th at your choice at these two locations. Reservations online must be made prior to March 22nd, 2020.  After March 22nd please call the hotel directly. 

        Fairmont Château Laurier
        (4 min walk to Shaw Centre)  Room rates start at $229

        1 Rideau Street
        Ottawa ON  K1N 8S7
        Online Booking Here
        Book by phone at 1-800-441-1414 (Booking code SRPC0420)

        Novotel Ottawa City Centre
        (6 min walk to Shaw Centre) Room rates start at $189
        33 Nicholas Street
        Ottawa ON  K1N 9M7
        Online Booking here
        Book by phone at 1-855-677-3033  (Booking code 739454)

        Travel

        Air Canada:

        Book online and use discount code JZ9VHFA1.

        • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
        • The travel period begins Monday, April 13, 2020 and ends Saturday, May 02, 2020.
        • 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.

        WestJet:

        Book online and use discount code Q54YU10.

        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.

        Porter:

        Book online and use discount code MEDI20.

        A 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course. The discounted fares and promo code are available for booking flights starting Oct 21, 2019 to Apr 25, 2020 and available for travel to and from anywhere in Canada or US to Ottawa.
        Dates of Travel:  From Apr. 20, 2020 to Apr. 26, 2020

        ViaRail:

        Book online and use discount code 13995.

        • VALID:   April 13th 2020 to April 29th 2020
        • From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa 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, Montréal or Ottawa only.
        • 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 down town.

        Bus : $3.50, 25 minute ride + 7-10 min walk
        Private transportation/Taxi : approx $30.00
        Details here

        Ottawa Tourism:

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

        Add On Courses

        The following add on courses are being offered pre/post conference.

        • AIME - The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies
                        Tues. April 21st or Wed. April 22nd (1 day course)
                        Register for AIME

        • SCORE - Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies
                           Wed. April 22nd (1 day course)
                           Register for SCORE

        • LEAP Mini - Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care
                                  Wed. April 22nd (1 day course)

                                  To register
          send an Email to Betty Tucker  - Include name & email

          • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
                         Wed. April 22nd (1 day course)
                         Registration Form

          • OASIS - Ottawa Anesthesia Skills Integration and Simulation
                            for Family Practice Anesthetists

                            Sun. April 26th (1 day course)
                            Register for OASIS

          • CASTED - The ‘Hands-on’ ED Orthopedic Course
                                Tues. April 21st and Wed. April 22nd (2 day course)
                                Register for CASTED

          • Ultra Sound course Details coming soon.

            *Registration for add on courses are managed by the course provider.
            Cancellation policy are set by them.

            Socials

            *Prices include HST.  Regular rate tickets help us reduce costs for students & residents.
            All events are family friendly.

            Thursday

            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.  Ice is rented for 1 hour at 9:30pm at the   uOttawa Minto Sports Complex.  (810 King Edward Ave.)

            Roam the City at your Leisure
            A PDF
            guide will be posted soon that highlights Ottawa's Attractions. We hope that you will make plans with friends and don't forget to "Flash your Badge" for discounts around the city.

            Friday

            Awards Dinner: Regular Rate $129.95  -  Student/Resident Rate $50.85
            A delicious sit down meal in the elegant Shaw Centre Trillium Ballroom overlooking downtown Ottawa. An evening to recognize rural contributions made 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.

            Saturday

            Wrap Up Party: Regular rate $124.30 - Student/Resident rate $62.15
            Join us for a family-style dinner followed by entertainment and dancing at  allsaints.  A building of national historic significance, allsaints represents the dedication and investment of congregations for over a century. Once inside, you'll enjoy cathedral ceilings and beautifully stained glass windows
            in a beautiful diverse and inclusive urban space.  The party will heat up with live music and entertainment by The PepTides with a larger-than-life pop sound. The five vocalists and four instrumentalists draw on eclectic influences, with elements of funk, soul, gospel, folk, Latin and new wave.

             

            Family

            • 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 the your registration. They can also be registered by sending an email request to jennak@srpc.ca.  Please include their name/age/allergies and provide contact name and cellphone number. 

            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 on their own. (Same rate as the students.)

            Awards & Essay/Poster Contest

            Awards:

            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 the evening of Friday, April 24th, 2020.
             
            Visit our awards page for all the information needed to prepare your nominations. All applications must be received by Friday, January 31, 2020.

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

            Research Poster:

            • Poster proposals must include a clear research purpose, objectives, methodology, summary of the research results and conclusion. Posters will be judged on rural relevance, research methodology, impact, clarity of presentation and ability to answer questions regarding your research.  Posters are restricted to a width of 4 feet and height of 3 feet.
            • Deadline for submission is January 07, 2020
            • Students and residents will each have the opportunity of being awarded for the best student/resident research poster. Winners will win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference.  [More info online]

            Print  Essay/Poster contest flyer

            Essay:

            Each year the Nominations and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical students and residents. The winners' essay will also be considered for publication in the CJRM.

            • Students and Residents must be a member of the SRPC
            • Essay should be between 500-1000 words.
            • Deadline is Dec 31st 2019
            • Prize: $500 (students) and $1000 (residents)
            • Student: Non-fiction essay with rural elective theme. 
            • Residents: Non-fiction essay about rural experience.
            • To apply:  Forward your essay to jennak@srpc.ca 
              [More info online]

            Exhibitors and Sponsors

            Sponsor Prospectus
            Exhibitors and Sponsors can register online.
            For more information or if you have questions, please contact Louise Ardern.

            Some of our 2020 Sponsors:


            CANCELLATION POLICY

            All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to jennak@srpc.ca
            • 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 OR Full amount (less $75 admin fee) as credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (event, membership or donations)
            • Refunds will not be granted after March 21st. Full amount (less $75 admin fee) as credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (event, membership or donations)
            • Deposits are non refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership or Donations
            • 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 and we will cancel your registration.
            • 23-Apr-2020
            • (EDT)
            • 25-Apr-2020
            • (EDT)
            • Ottawa Ontario
            Register

            RR2020 - Exhibitors, Sponsors, & Recruiters

            Any organization or company that wishes to sponsor, exhibit, or recruit at the 28th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course in Ottawa ON, April 23rd-25th 2020, is encouraged to register today. 

            Download/print the 2020 Prospectus.PDF and review prior to clicking on "Register"

            All prices include 13% HST.

            If you have any questions please contact Louise - louisea@srpc.ca or 819-647-7054


            This is a one of a kind opportunity for sponsors to meet and network with hundreds of rural doctors, residents and medical students all in one location. Whether your aim is to raise awareness, promote a cause, introduce a product, or simply to learn more about the challenges and opportunities that rural medicine poses, this is the conference where your goals will be achieved.

            The majority of delegates are experienced doctors who are practicing in rural and remote Canada as well as students and residents interested in rural medicine. Other delegates include nurses, physician assistants, medical educators, health administrators, and academics.

            Funds raised through your contribution ensure the ongoing viability of this valuable conference. It is the only one of its kind, addressing the needs of rural doctors on a national level.

            SRPC’s Rural and Remote Medicine Conference has become one of the most well attended rural medical conferences anywhere. In previous years it has attracted nearly 1,000 attendees from across Canada as well as from other countries. It offers rural doctors opportunities to gain and/or upgrade vital skills, exchange knowledge, develop their professional and social networks, and compare notes on the evolving field of rural medical practice.

            • Exhibitors who participated in Rural and Remote 2019 receive a 10% discount on registration if booked before December 1, 2019. (Some restrictions apply.)

            • Full payment is due 30 days after receipt of your registration form. All payments must be made in full by March 1, 2020

            • Bookings will be released for resale if full payment is not received within 30 days of submitting the application.

            • We will review your Registration/Invoice, (apply your deposit/discount if applicable) and send you the final invoice.

            • Deposits are non refundable.

            • 22-Apr-2021
            • 24-Apr-2021
            • Niagara Falls, ON.

            The 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

            Save the date and add it to your calendar.  April 22 - 24, 2021
            The SRPC is taking R&R to Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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



            SRPC Members have reduced rates and priority in small sessions.

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            With close to 200 sessions, small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. A family-friendly (day care included) collegial atmosphere.

            What have people said they liked about this course?

            • Wide variety of topics. Lots of truly rural doctors doing the presenting. Lots of opportunities to meet with others. And the babies!!!
            • First time attendee, really enjoyable! Got to network with lots of people in the region 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.
            • Networking with colleagues. Enhanced attendance from other groups - general surgery, obstetricians, midwifery, nurses.
            • The contents have covered all rural practice aspects and given 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
            • Lots of networking possibilities
            • Breadth, plenaries, food

             

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