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 focussing 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Exhibitors, sponsors, and recruiters can register online.
"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!
Announcements are coming soon! Keep your eye on Social Media. #SRPC2023
Have a look at our 2023 PDF program *Subject to change
Register early for a chance to win a 3-night stay at the Marriott hotel. Full details available here: Contest and PrizesStudent, 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. (email@example.com)
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.
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.
Do you believe in Magic? From Penn and Teller to R&R.: Regular rate $95.00 - Student/Resident rate $65.00 - Children 5-12 years old $20
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.
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.
The SRPC has arranged discounted room rates at two hotels.
Please note the group rate is not guaranteed 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
Or call 1-877-353-2557 and request the group rate for the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.
$169 CAD - $209 CAD per night
Room Block Dates - Friday, April 14, 2023 to Thursday, April 27, 2023
Last Day to Book: Friday, March 17, 2023
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.
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).
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Register on or before November 30th (midnight EST), and your name will automatically be entered into a draw to win a 3-night stay at the Marriott hotel. Value of over $500
Winners will win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference.
Tell us a great story, and share your experience.
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.
The winners will receive the equivalent of $500 (student) or $1000 (resident) credited towards attending the conference.
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.