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Stay connected with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada's newsletter.

Joining SRPC means embracing opportunities to advocate for rural healthcare and connect with like-minded colleagues. Don't miss out on participating actively in the crucial conversations shaping the future of rural health. 

Become a member today and amplify your impact!

Register Now For The 31st Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Conference! 

Register by November 30th and you'll be automatically entered into a draw for a chance to win a three-night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton Downtown!

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Register Here

If you're considering attending R&R, here's a sneak peek at what you can look forward to at the conference. 

If you require assistance with modifying or cancelling a registration, kindly direct your inquiries to:

Jenna Keindel 

Administrative Officer

Email Jenna

Nominate Your Rural Peers Today!

We strongly encourage you to submit nominations for outstanding colleagues, mentors, and peers. Our esteemed awards committee will meticulously review each nomination to select the most deserving winners. We value your input and eagerly await your nominations.

To learn more, visit our Awards Page
Nominate a member here

Call For Research Abstracts - Rural And Remote 2024

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 for the conference and the abstract submission process in the links below.

Thank you for considering our invitation!

Submit a Research Abstract

Almost 200 Rural Physicians Across Canada Have Applied For The National Advanced Skills And Training Program for Rural Practice.  

Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to advance your training while positively impacting rural healthcare. Almost 200 rural physicians across Canada have applied for the National Advanced Skills and Training Program for Rural Practice, but funding ends on March 15th, 2024 so do not delay!

We will reimburse rural physicians to obtain the skills they need to enhance patient care close to home. Whether it is advanced training in emergency medicine or obstetrics or specialized courses in ultrasound, this program has been developed for you!

To be eligible, you must have practiced in a rural community for six months of the last year and continue in rural practice for an additional six months. Rural physicians will be reimbursed up to $35,000 to cover training costs, which includes paying $1000/day for lost income, $1000/ day for a locum, $250/ day for a preceptor, up to $200/ day for accommodation and up to $2000 for travel.

You will need a training plan that describes when and how your training will occur, a letter of support from your Chief of Staff or Regional Medicine Director, and your CV. The letter of support should confirm that your training addresses a need in your community.

Apply Here
Interested in a particular type of training but need help connecting with a preceptor? Please contact:

Kristen Kluke

Project Coordinator

Email Kristen

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News and Updates


R&R Funding Program For Rural Learners!

  • A guaranteed $20,000 in funding is now available exclusively for medical students and residents to significantly reduce registration fees.
  • 25 medical students and 25 residents will each receive $400 in funding.
  • A special thank you to the SRPC students and residents who contributed to shaping the R&R Funding program for Rural Learners: Jessica Bennett, Taylor Hammond, Alaa Baiou, Victoria Landry, Sonja Poole and Alexis Sharp.

Read more

Join SRPC Council.

Help Enhance Rural Healthcare!

Standing Committee Chairpersons Needed:

  • Indigenous Health
  • Nominations and Awards
  • Rural Surgery
  • First 5 Years in Practice
  • Research

Provincial and Territorial Representatives Needed:

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
Learn how to apply here

Small Urban/Rural Emergency Physician Of The Year Award.

CAEP is now accepting nominations and we would like to encourage our rural members to submit nominations for each region. "The Emergency Physician of the Year Award" will be given to two individuals per Canadian region* (as outlined in the CAEP bylaws. One each for a physician practicing in an urban/sub-urban community (populations 30,000+) and a small urban/rural community (populations less than 29,999). This award is open to any physician practicing emergency medicine in Canada, regardless of their CAEP membership status.

Learn more

Thank you to the College of Family Physicians of Canada for your statement on the decision to discontinue the third year of residency training. We are eager to collaborate, contribute, and share our expertise in rural medical education with you. 

A special note of appreciation goes to our dedicated members who have played a crucial role in advocating for rural healthcare. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.

Students And Residents News


Each year the SRPC's Nominations and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical students and residents. The winning essays will be added to our website and considered for publication in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine (CJRM).

The winners will receive the equivalent of $500 (student) or $1000 (resident) credited towards the cost of attending the SRPC's 31st Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course, April 18 - 20, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Eligible costs may include registration, travel to and from the conference, accommodations and social events. 

Tell us a great story, and share your experience. We look forward to reading your submissions.

STUDENTS: Please send us a self-reflection from your elective in rural medicine.

RESIDENTS: Please send us a self-reflection from your experience in rural medicine.


  • Must be an SRPC Student/Resident member. 
  • Non-fiction essay Firm December 31st each year. 
  • Length: 500 - 1000 words 
  • Format: Microsoft Word
Submit your essay to
Joining one of the various SRPC Committees is a great opportunity to bridge gaps and discuss ways to shape the future of rural and remote health. As a committee member, you can inspire and motivate others to strive for excellence and push boundaries to achieve what was once thought impossible. Your contribution can make a significant difference, paving the way for future generations to follow in your footsteps.
Learn more about our committees
To join our committees email:

Rural Podcasts

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome - Tox 1 Mini-series

60yo male with past history BPH, bipolar, cognitive impairment, and hypertension. Admitted with vertebral compression fracture and pain management

Listen here

Children with Autism in the ED

The ED is a stressful place for patients with autism. Some kids with autism have a need for predictability and routine, and an ED visit is inherently unpredictable.

Listen here

I Get Knocked Down, but I Get Up Again – Do I Have a Scaphoid Fracture?

Coventry et al. Which clinical features best predict occult scaphoid fractures? A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy studies.

Listen here

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

Send your podcast link to Diana

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Upcoming Events List

Upcoming Events

What Is R&R and Why Should I Attend? (session 2 of 2)

27-Nov-2023 8:00 PM | Zoom

Indigenous Health Educational Series

28-Nov-2023 8:00 PM | Zoom

International Medical Graduates (IMG) Guide to CaRMS and Rural Residency

29-Nov-2023 8:00 PM | Zoom

Paediatric Fractures & Dislocation Course

18-Jan-2024 (MST) | Banff AB

26th Annual Rural Anesthesia for GP Anesthesiologists Conference

19-Jan-2024 (MST) | Banff AB

ASEP's 12th Annual Banff Endoscopy Skills Conference

19-Jan-2024 (MST) | Banff, AB

40th Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals

19-Jan-2024 (MST) | Banff AB

Mindful Practice in Medicine Workshop

21-Feb-2024 (MST) | Banff AB

Rural & Northern Healthcare Leadership Conference

29-Feb-2024 | Toronto, ON + Online

59th Annual Family Practice Review

29-Feb-2024 (PST) | Virtual or The Vancouver BC

Rural & Remote 2024 - Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration

18-Apr-2024 | Edmonton, AB

31st Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Conference

18-20 Apr-2024 (MDT) | Edmonton, AB

BC Rural Health Conference 2024

24-May-2024 (PDT) | Whistler, BC

CAEP 2024

09-Jun-2024 (CST) | Saskatoon, SK

18th International Congress on Circumpolar Health

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

100th Anniversary AGM & Conference (2024)

26-Sep-2024 | Ottawa ON

Climate Emergency: Building a Healthy Plenary Future

28-Oct-2024 (PDT) | Virtual Conference

Ongoing Events

Diagnosis and Management of Paediatric RSV Infections

Indigenous Canada - Offered By Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta

MedicalEd's SUTURED

CBT Canada events

Sports Medicine Ultrasound

Comprehensive, Advanced & Fellowship level Point of Care Ultrasound training For Rural, Remote & Resource-Limited practitioners

Practice-Based Learning Programs (PBLP)

Call for Abstracts - Rural & Remote 2024 

CME on the Run! 2023-2024

Call for Research Abstracts - Rural & Remote 2024

MedicalEd's ECCAM courses (Emergency & Critical Care Airway Management)

Providing culturally safe care for Indigenous children and youth

Avoiding the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases in children
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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