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30th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

April 20 - 22, 2023

Niagara Falls | Scotiabank Convention Centre

Continuing Excellence in the Next Generation

We are excited to welcome you to Niagara Falls and the 30th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine  Course.  This year, while we will continue to offer excellent peer-to-peer teaching on the subjects rural physicians need (emergency, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency preparedness, family medicine practice, and more), we are focusing on teaching and mentoring in rural practice.  We are all asked to prepare the next generation of practitioners, and we at the SRPC want to help you do just that.  Our plenary speakers will share about rural generalist care and providing it (yes, this needs work) on the international, national and SRPC home-grown levels while guiding the physicians who will take this on after we retire.  Our speakers and workshops from across Canada will leave you with more confidence, whether in managing ADHD, inserting chest tubes, providing palliative care, or teaching medical students and residents.  Add to this the usual convivial, interactive and social culture of Rural & Remote, and there will be lots of networking with your colleagues from across the country.

As it is the early spring of the Niagara region, you will want to book your time off now and join us at Rural & Remote 2023!

RR2023 Participants have access to EventMobi for 90 days after the event. Participants can download handouts and access speaker evaluations.

Access by: EventMobi Web Portal or the EventMobi App. (Available on the  Apple App Store or the Google Play Store)

Web Portal Instruction: 
  • Visit the EventMobi Event Portal Page
  • This event requires a passcode:  SRPC2023
  • Enter your email address and set a personal password.

APP Instructions:

  • Enter Code: RR2023 (to search for the event) and Launch App.
  • This event requires a passcode:  SRPC2023
  • Enter your email address and set a personal password

If you have any questions about EventMobi or have trouble accessing - please email Jenna

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Louise (
The 2023 Sponsor Prospectus Booklet is available online.
Exhibitors, sponsors, and recruiters can register online.

Thank you to our 2023 exhibitors and sponsors:




The Rural and Remote Medicine Course

  • SRPC is excited to deliver the 2023 course in person.
  • There will not be any virtual or hybrid access this year.
  • Over 150 sessions in a collegial, peer-to-peer, interactive learning environment.
  • Registration fees include access to all sessions, a full breakfast, lunch and breaks.
  • Reduced rates for active SRPC members with priority for hands-on sessions.
  • Optional evening socials (extra charges apply, tickets must be purchased in advance).
  • Family friendly events.  You can register your partner and bring your children. We offer complimentary daycare during conference hours.
  • Hotel discounts for conference attendees and an Air Canada promotional discount code.
  • International registrants, please inquire about special rates before registering. (Email
  • Add-on courses.

"The main draw is the opportunity to come together once a year to share current trends in rural healthcare and rural medical education. When these two topics come together during the discussions collaboratively - it is truly energizing! The passion of rural medicine/family medicine as a generalist within the established physicians now intermingling with the topics of newly graduated practicing physicians and their families is an exciting synergy." - Anonymous Review.


This Group Learning has been certified for up to 18 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 18 hours (Credits are automatically calculated).

Overall Objectives

  • To provide a forum for networking and collaboration between healthcare providers with an interest in rural and remote medicine.
  • To provide a forum that will discuss issues, present initiatives, and foster networks of collaboration between rural physicians and allied health care workers. 
  • To provide practical information and the opportunity to develop skills for treating and managing common clinical problems in rural areas. 

Keynote Speakers & Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Our 3 keynote speakers will no doubt motivate, encourage, and inspire.

  • Thursday April 20th - Dr. Jillann Farmer
  • Friday April 21st - Dr. Mike Kirlew
  • Saturday April 22nd - Dr. Karl Stobbe


Have a look at our 2023 PDF program Updated April 14, 2023.
*Subject to change 

Agenda at a Glance

Keep your eye on Social Media. #SRPC2023


Price increase on March 1st, 2023

Student, Resident, First Three Years in Practice, and SRPC Members (Physicians) - be sure you are logged in to access member rates.

Not a member yet? 

Join today and save!  SRPC Members have priority for hands-on sessions.

  • Student rates apply to Nurses, Midwives, Educators, and Administrators who are Associate Members.
  • Resident rates apply to Lifetime and Retired Members.

Students & Residents - Please review the Funding & Sponsorship Initiative details below prior to submitting your registration.

ACRRM Members - Please inquire about Member rate PRIOR to registering. (



The regular ticket rates help reduce costs for students and residents.
**If you have already registered but would like to add tickets to your registration, email with your request. 

Thursday, April 20

  • Mix & Mingle Reception - All Are Welcome (FREE)
    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 - $25
    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.

Friday, April 21  *SOLD OUT*

  • Student, Resident, Mentor Reception (FREE)

  • Awards Dinner - Regular Rate $130 - Student/Resident Rate $65 - Children 5-12 years old $20
    Formal Dinner. 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 (FREE)
    Join us after the awards dinner for our very own jam session. Bring your instruments and singing voice.

Saturday, April 22  *SOLD OUT*

Do you believe in Magic? From Penn and Teller to R&R:

Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment with illusionist:

Nick Wallace at the Columbus Club of Niagara Falls, a 10-minute walk from the Convention Centre.

Regular rate $95.00

Student/Resident rate $65.00

Children 5-12 years old $20

Be prepared for a night of subtle illusions. Nick Wallace appeared on season 14 of America's Got Talent, Penn and Teller: Fool Us, as well as FOXtv's Houdini & Doyle's World of Wonders. His first appearance on American's Got Talent has been viewed more than 100 MILLION times on YouTube. He has been named the Canadian Champion of Magic by the Canadian Association of Magicians and is the 2018 recipient of the Allan Slaight Award for Canadian Rising Star.

Travel & Accommodations


The SRPC has arranged discounted room rates at two hotels, and our contacted room block is almost full.
Some dates and room types have been fulfilled.  Rooms are available on certain days at our group rate.  For the dates  that we have fulfilled our requirements, rooms are available without the discounted rate. Should you be required to make separate reservations, please note you will not have to move rooms.
Our group rate is not guaranteed once our block is sold out or after March 17, 2023.

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
5 min walk (400m) to the Niagara Falls Convention Centre

Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 min walk (300m) to the Niagara Falls Convention Centre

UPDATE - Please call the Hotel Reservations team above and request the group rate for the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.
*DO NOT CALL Marriott Central Reservation.

Air Canada

Book online and use our discount code -     QC4GKC41

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Toronto, YYZ (ON)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, April 12, 2023 and ends Sunday, April 30, 2023.
  • For North America 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For international travel 10% on standard fares & higher.

Airport Shuttle

From Toronto Pearson International Airport to Niagara Falls. 
Please have the following ready:

  • Travel dates
  • Airline and flight number (arrival/departure)
  • Name of the hotel

Book Online  and use discount code 713.
or call 1-905-374-8111

$110.00 + HST Round Trip Shuttle
$79.00 + HST One Way
10% Discount on all private exclusive services for all airports (Hamilton, Billy Bishop Toronto Island).

Niagara Falls Tourism

Are you making R&R a family trip or a couples getaway? Start planning now. Plan your trip with the Visitor’s Guide, Coupon Book, and Map.  Digital Booklet Online Here.

Niagara Falls Tourism also offers everything you need to plan your trip. Find attractions, restaurants, and events to fill your itinerary. 


$10 per day (no in/out privileges)

Niagara Falls Convention Centre offers you and your guests over 800 parking spaces. Parking is conveniently located at the back of our building and can be easily accessed from intersections at Stanley Avenue and Dunn Street. Guests can rely on our parking attendants to provide support at pay stations and entry/exit points during conventions and events.

Add-On Courses

In conjunction with R&R, the SRPC is happy to invite and host additional add-on courses. They all take place pre or post-conference so that you can maximize your learning experience while you are with us. Each course provider manages their registration and cancellation policies. If you need to withdraw from the course, please contact them directly.

EDE Core Bootcamp

(Three-day hands-on course) April 17-19, 2023

This is an intense 3-day hands-on ultrasound workshop designed for participants to obtain CPoCUS Independent Practitioner certification in Acute Care. Acute Care IP certification includes heart, lung, abdomen and first-trimester obstetrics. The bootcamp includes precourse modules, EDE Core introductory course, required scans and exams (written, practical and visual). No prior ultrasound experience or training is required. 

More information - Register Here

Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME)

(One-day course) April 18 or April 19, 2023 

The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 21 years.

This program is designed for physicians working in an acute care setting requiring them to competently manage patients in need of emergency airway management.

AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practicing clinicians. Whether you work in a large, high volume centre or a small remote setting, AIME will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

More Information - Register Here

ECGs for Family Docs: A Comprehensive Review 

(One-day course) April 19, 2023 

ECG interpretation is a core competence of Family Physicians but is often taught using pattern recognition that leads to difficulty with complex or atypical ECGs. This course explains the basics of electrophysiology using a simplified approach that is well suited to Residents and practicing Family Physicians. 4 hours of preparatory narrated PowerPoint slides on ECG basics, bradycardias, tachycardias and ST changes ensures that you need to know everything you need to know before you show up for the course. Once at the session, we do a brief review then spend the next 4 hours practicing ECG interpretation arranged by topic in order to build mastery of each ECG facet. We finish with a 60 min integrated interactive exam that allows you to test your knowledge and correct any lingering deficiencies.

Register Here
ECGs for Family Docs: A Comprehensive Review PDF Brochure

CASTED: Emergency Hands-On Day

April 18, 2023

Our comprehensive ED orthopedics course. After this course, you will rethink ED orthopedics with a much better approach to diagnosis, management and disposition. 

It is a 3-day course. Days 1+2 are on-line, synchronous and you can pick from any monthly course dates that fit your schedule. You will review over 200 cases - common, commonly missed, and commonly mismanaged. After these 2-days, you will be better diagnostically, better understand the indications and goals for reductions, and better appreciate who needs to see ortho and when.

Day 3 is the hands-on day on April 18 - before SRPC's R+R conference. During this full-day, you will be reminded of the ED ortho principles, see demos of various ED splints, reductions and physical exams, and then have tons of closely supervised hands-on practice.

To register, click here - then select the on-line days that suit your schedule. 

CASTED: Plastics
The Hands-on Hand Injuries and Complex Laceration Course

(One-day course) April 19, 2023

1-day hands-on course to help you master suturing and hand injuries in the ED. 

Cases, demonstrations and supervised hands-on practice.  

This course covers tons of pearls and pitfalls with hand injuries – where misdiagnosis and maltreatment abound for ED physicians and practitioners. 

  • Review anatomy, understand how to examine for tendon injuries, and see a demo of how to repair, and then hands-on practice.  
  • Nailbed lacerations, vermillion border injuries, pinna laceration, eyebrow and other facial lacerations – all will be covered. Again, cases, demos and practice.  
  • Proper ED splinting and dressing will be reviewed in detail. 
  • Hand infections, amputations, approach to major hand trauma and deep wounds. All will be covered in this 1-day course.  
  • What you do in the ED makes a difference – this course will offer tons of tips and tricks to use on your next shift.  
  • CASTED is accredited for up to 21 Mainpro+ credits by the CFPC. 

To Register, click here

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.


  • As part of registration, there is the option to support unfunded students and residents.

  • Students and residents must pay the full registration fee to qualify. (If there are financial barriers, please contact to defer your invoice until April 1st)
  • SRPC sponsorship funds are available to all UNFUNDED Canadian medical students and residents attending R&R.
  • Sponsorship funds will be distributed to students and residents after the event.


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

If you are a medical school or organization that wishes to support a group to attend R&R, please contact Jenna to discuss options and make arrangements.

SRPC's R&R Medicine Conference Co Presenter Program

The SRPC is now accepting applications for the Rural and Remote Medicine Conference Co-Presenter Program. This year, the conference is being held in Niagara Falls from April 20-22nd. The deadline to apply is February 20th. Details Here

Physical Wellness for Physicians

During the 30th annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course, any attendee living with pain may obtain a 30-minute consultation with one of the clinicians at the on-site PhysWellMD clinic. This free assessment and treatment session introduces the myoActivation┬« methodology for the treatment of chronic pain and mobility impairment.  Should you book a session, there is a high likelihood that you will walk out of the clinic feeling better and moving more fluidly than when entering the consulation.  You will also gain an appreciation of a simple clinical tool that you can utilize in your clinical practice.

The following myoActivation clinicians will have 30-minute appointments available on each day of the conference between 1:30 to 5:00 pm.

Andrew Jeffery, Family Physician, Southampton, ON

Katelin Sims, Physiotherapist, Port Elgin, ON

Tania Henriques, Physiatrist, Burlington, ON

Pre-booking is required at  

Following registration, you will be required to complete a timeline of lifetime trauma (TiLT) inventory and sign an informed consent.  These documents are available for viewing at

If you have any questions, contact Greg Siren MD CCFP FCFP

Contest and Prizes

Early Bird Draw

We are pleased to announce that the Early Bird Draw for our Marriott hotel stay contest has officially closed! Our winner, Dr. Vikas Bhagirath, can look forward to a wonderful 3-night stay at the luxurious Marriott hotel worth over $500 in value. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest for their enthusiasm and congratulate our lucky winner once again!

Student & Resident Research Poster Presentation

The submission window for the Student & Resident Research Poster Presentation has now officially closed! Students and residents had until December 31st, 2022 to submit their research posters in order to be considered.  All those who submitted were eligible to win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference. 

We can't wait to announce our student poster winner and resident poster winner! We thank all participants for their hard work and enthusiasm in submitting their research posters!

Student & Resident Essay Contest

We are delighted to announce that the Student & Resident Essay Contest submission window has closed. All essays were reviewed, and the winners of the contest have been selected. All participants had to be active members of the SRPC, with submissions due by December 31st, 2022.The winners will be awarded either $500 (student) or $1000 (resident), credited towards attending the conference. Thank you to all of those who submitted their inspiring stories and reflections. We will also announce the winners soon, stay tuned!


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 21st, 2023.

    • Visit the SRPC AWARDS PAGE for all the information required to prepare your nomination letter. 
    • All applications must be received by January 31, 2023, with the exception of the RSA, RLSA, FRRMS, Lifetime awards.
    • Members MUST be registered for the conference no later than March 1st to be eligible for awards.


If you are interested in the free childcare services, please add your child(rens) 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 ($160 incl. tax), 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.)

Cancellation Policy

All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to

  • A full refund (less the $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by March 4.
  • A 50% refund will be granted for cancellations between March 5 and March 21 OR the total amount (less the $75 admin fee) as a credit on your account for future invoices (events, membership, or donations).
  • Refunds will not be granted after March 21. The total amount (less the $75 admin fee) will be left as a credit on your account for future invoices (events, membership, or donations).
  • Deposits are non-refundable but are transferable to SRPC membership or donations.
  • Social tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred or donated to a student or resident.
  • Pending registrations are considered "planning to attend" or "paying later." Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans have changed. If you can no longer attend, we will cancel your registration.


If you have questions please contact Jenna.