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In this edition, we acknowledge that the public commemoration of the tragic and enduring legacy of residential schools plays a pivotal role in the reconciliation journey.

SRPC warmly invites you to be part of our Indigenous Health Educational Series, scheduled for the upcoming weeks.

We are thrilled to share our campaign: 


Rural physicians are making an impact in rural and remote communities, providing exceptional care close to home. Together, we can strengthen rural health care and build solidarity no matter where we are. Let's strengthen rural medicine as a community and lead the way through connection and collaboration. 

If you need help with your membership application, please connect with Jenna.

Jenna Keindel 

Administrative Officer

Email Jenna

SRPC and Team Primary Care have allocated up to $35,000  to cover the training costs

SRPC and Team Primary Care have allocated up to $35,000  to cover the training costs, including paying you $1000 per training day for lost income, up to $1000 per day for a locum and $250 for your preceptor, in addition to covering travel and accommodation costs.

Our National Advanced Skills and Training Program for Rural Practice is designed with your success in mind. We understand the unique challenges faced by rural physicians and want to support you to obtain the skills you need to better serve your community. Whether it is advanced training, skill development, or specialized courses, this program puts you in the driver's seat.

To apply, visit our website and complete the easy application form. We do not want you to miss out on this exceptional opportunity to advance your training while positively impacting rural healthcare. Funding ends March 2024 so do not delay!

The eligibility criteria and application are here.

Testimonial from a successful applicant

"Incredibly impressed with this program! Intuitive application, transparent process, and amazing support. Excited for the learning journey ahead, thanks to the skills, knowledge, and funding provided. Ready to deliver top-notch care in my rural community. - Dr. Erich van der Linde, add initials and Alberta please"

If you have any questions or are interested in a particular type of training but need help connecting with a preceptor, please contact:

Kristen Kluke

Project Coordinator

Call: 1-877-276-1949

Email Kristen

All Over the Map. The SRPC Global Health Series

Register Here


  1. Learn about ER capacity building in Ethiopia.
  2. Explore the ethical framework of this work.
  3. Discuss ways to get involved in a similar project.

About Dr. Steve Ferracuti:

ER Physician, Haliburton, Ontario

International health advocate

Chair of the Global Health Committee

Don't miss this insightful webinar!

New Rural and Remote Logo and Exclusive Website!

We are thrilled to bring you more exciting news! SRPC is embarking on an exciting journey with the launch of our new Rural and Remote brand identity, complete with an exclusive brand-new site. This dedicated platform is designed to enhance your experience when registering and staying updated on the upcoming Rural and Remote Medicine Conference.

Mark your calendars for April 18 - 20, as we're gearing up for an unforgettable event in Edmonton, Alberta. Registrations for attendees will open soon, so stay tuned for updates.

However, registrations for Exhibitors and Sponsors are already open! If you're interested in showcasing your organization or supporting this important event, don't miss out on this opportunity.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rural and Remote Medicine Conference!


For questions about exhibitors and sponsors contact:

Kristen Kluke

Project Coordinator

Email Kristen

Surveys, Hacks and Studies 🏞

Call for Abstracts Submissions - Rural and Remote 2024

Presentation Opportunities: The 2024 Planning Committee is currently accepting abstracts for the following presentation types related to any aspect of health and healthcare in rural and remote settings:

  1. Session Lectures (Breakout sessions)
  2. Hands-on Workshops (Small group learning)

Research Opportunities: We are also seeking research abstracts related to various aspects of health and healthcare in rural and remote settings. There are two presentation options available:

  1. Research Oral Presentation.
  2. Research Poster Presentation. 

How to Submit: Find all the details and deadlines about the conference and the abstract submission process in the links below.

Thank you for considering our invitation!

Submit a Presentation Abstract
Submit a Research Abstract

National Advanced Skills and Training Program Survey

SRPC is proud to be part of Team Primary Care – Training for Transformation, a project aimed at enhancing rural healthcare in Canada. We have received significant funding to support rural physicians in expanding their skill sets to benefit their communities.

Are you considering applying for our National Advanced Skills and Training Program? Your input is invaluable to us. Please take a moment to share your thoughts through this brief survey.

Answer this quick survey

Students and Residents News

Join one of the many SRPC Committees, bridge the gaps, and discuss how we can shape the future of rural and remote health. 

Learn More About Our Committees
To Join Our Committees Email:

Rural Podcasts

The Future of Rural and Northern Health Care in Canada -  Dr. James Rourke

Listen here

EM:RAP Podcast

The SRPC has a special Members Only Promo code. Request SRPC Code for first-time EM:RAP subscribers.

Listen here

RnR Rounds Podcast.

Up to 68 episodes with 10,000 downloads publishing every two weeks. 

Listen here

The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) Podcast

The ultimate goal of the SGEM is for patients to get the best care based on the best evidence.

Listen here

Really Rural Surgery and Obstetrics podcast

An educational medical podcast series that analyzes relevant surgical studies in the context of rural surgery in Canada.

Listen here

SRPC Resident Podcast:

Enjoy two episodes: Demystifying Paths to Rural Emerg: +1 Series and FPA-Family Practice Anesthesia: +1 Series


If you have a link to a podcast channel that others will appreciate, please share it with us! 

Send your email to Diana

Events and Community Partners News

Vacancies for an initial term starting in 2024

In 2024, the CMA Nominations Committee will seek to fill leadership positions on the CMA Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committee, Awards Committee, Committee on Ethics and Nominations Committee, as well as the vice chair of the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

CMA leaders receive an honorarium for meeting preparation and attendance time. If applicable, the CMA also provides an honorarium for meeting travel time and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Are you ready to make an impact? Consider applying for one of the following vacancies to add your voice to CMA leadership.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 29, 2023.

Learn More Online

2023 is now open for individual or group registra on! Hybrid Event: in person (Edmonton) and live webcast. The 12th annual Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference is open for registration. Join us from October 20 – 21 for entertaining evidence-based reviews of clinically relevant primary care topics. We have another great line up of fantastic speakers - including many of your favorites (Mike Allan, James McCormack, Jessica Kirkwood, Tina Korownyk) and fantastic returning PEIP presenters (Menaka Pai, Hematology) and many more.

Learn More Online

Canadian Women in Medicine is a national non-profit organization focusing on support for women physicians in all aspects of their lives. We have recognized the need for a community for female physicians to connect and support one another in personal and professional growth. We host regular educational, networking and mentorship events, and a celebration for Canadian Women Physicians’ Day on March 11. We are also involved with advocacy, awards and recognition for women physicians, and an annual wellness conference.

Learn More Online

Registration Open 07-Sep-2023 – Check link for deadlines.

18-Sep-2023 – Check the link for deadlines

15-Sep-2023 (PDT)- Virtual Series

22-Sep-2023- Various locations across Canada

23-Sep-2023 - Check out the Session Schedule to find available facilitated sessions in your area

28-Sep-2023 8:00 PM -Zoom

03-Oct-2023 6:30 PM (PDT) - Online

04-Oct-2023 2:00 PM - Online

10-Oct-2023 12:00 PM - Zoom

13-Oct-2023 (MDT)- Hybrid conference - virtual and in person in Penticton, BC

26-Oct-2023- Toronto, ON

28-Oct-2023 (PDT) -Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC | In-person or Virtual Conference

30-Oct-2023 8:15 PM - Zoom

17-Nov-2023 (PST) - Vancouver, BC | Hybrid

18-Nov-2023 -In-Person Montreal Quebec / Virtual/On-Demand

28-Nov-2023 8:00 PM - Zoom

18-Apr-2024 - Edmonton, AB

18-Apr-2024 (MDT) - Edmonton, AB

24-May-2024 (PDT) - Whistler, BC

09-Jun-2024 (CST) - Saskatoon, SK

18-Jun-2024 (MDT) - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

28-Oct-2024 (PDT) - Virtual conference

Ongoing Events

SRPC Mentorship Program
CBT Canada events
Various Dates - Virtual
Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric RSV Infections
Ongoing - Online
Comprehensive, Advanced & Fellowship level Point of Care Ultrasound training For Rural, Remote & Resource-Limited practitioners
Ongoing - Online
Latest update on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) and Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Ongoing - Online
Indigenous Canada - Offered By Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta
Ongoing - Free - Online self-directed All Year
After Cancer Care
Ongoing - Free - Online self-directed All Year
Practice-Based Learning Programs (PBLP)
Ongoing - Online self-directed All Year
Physician Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (PTCAP) Series
Ongoing - Online
Spring Dermatology Review Virtual Series 2023
Ongoing - Virtual Series
We welcome your suggestions. If you see something we should know about, please connect with Diana.
Email Diana

Diana Chavez

Marketing Officer

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