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!
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Louise (email@example.com).
The 2023 Sponsor Prospectus Booklet is available online.
Exhibitors, sponsors, and recruiters can register online.
The Rural and Remote Medicine Course
"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.
Our 3 keynote speakers will no doubt motivate, encourage, and inspire.
Have a look at our 2023 PDF program Updated March 24, 2023.
Keep your eye on Social Media. #SRPC2023
Student, Resident, First Three Years in Practice, and SRPC Members (Physicians) - be sure you are logged in to access member rates.
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Join today and save! SRPC Members have priority for hands-on sessions.
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The regular ticket rates help reduce costs for students and residents.
Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 21
Saturday, April 22
Do you believe in Magic? From Penn and Teller to R&R:
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.
Niagara Falls Tourism
$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. https://www.fallsconventions.com/attending/parking/
EDE Core Bootcamp
(One-day course) April 18 or April 19, 2023More Information - Register Here
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.
(One-day course) April 19, 2023Register Here
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.
ECGs for Family Docs: A Comprehensive Review PDF Brochure
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.
(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.
SRPC SPONSORSHIP FOR R&R 2023
Funding is made possible by generous physicians and others who wish to support learners and the future of rural and remote medicine in Canada.
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. email@example.com
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
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 www.anatomicmedicine.org/srpc-wellness
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 www.anatomicmedicine.org/srpc-tilt-and-consent
If you have any questions, contact Greg Siren MD CCFP FCFP firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.)
If you have questions please contact Jenna.