The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education. For our upcoming conference in Ottawa, Canada (September 26-28, 2019), we will feature six plenaries, 21 learning tracks, more than 60 workshops and approximately 200 poster and paper presentations.

Meeting Locations:
All ICRE 2019 conference activities take place at the Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9J2, Canada) and The Westin Ottawa (11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9H4, Canada).

The theme of this year’s conference is Diversity in Residency Education: Training in a World of Differences.

Goals and objectives
Each year, ICRE brings together more than 1,500 clinical educators and physicians from around the world to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance training.

• clinical teachers and educators;
• program directors;
• residents;
• postgraduate deans;
• program administrators;
• government leaders and policy makers;
• educational researchers; and
• medical education leaders.

ICRE 2019 Objectives
By the end of ICRE 2019, participants will be able to:
• Describe novel designs for residency education in the 21st century;
• Describe key current trends in residency education, and identify the implications for their own program(s);
• Adopt a number of new approaches for enhancing excellence in teaching and assessment in residency;
• Describe best practices and research in residency education;
• Describe new developments in competency-based education and the implications for residency education;
• Describe different approaches to residency education from other countries and jurisdictions;
• Describe the forces and science behind the quality revolution in medicine, and adapt residency education accordingly;
• Describe the implications of new technologies for residency education;
• Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in practice, including treating diverse patient populations, diversity within teams and needs of resident and trainee populations;
• Describe diversity in teaching and training methods, incorporating different styles of learners and strategies to engage them.

ICRE 2019 Learning Tracks
• Accreditation in residency education
• Admissions: Selecting residents
• Assessment: Cutting edge tools and practical techniques
• Competency-based education
• Diversity in residency education: Training in a world of differences
• Educating for quality of care, patient safety, and resource stewardship
• Education research methods
• Faculty development
• Fatigue risk management/Resident duty hours
• Health policy and residency education
• Humanities and history in medical education
• Implementing quality of care, patient safety, and resource stewardship improvement projects
• Leadership education
• Learning analytics
• Physician health and wellness
• Simulation in residency education
• Teaching and learning in residency education
• The unique educational climate of the operating theatre
• Trainees leading medical education change: For trainees, by trainees
• Using innovative technologies for medical education
• What Works? Innovations in residency teaching and assessment

Please note: Online pre-registration is available until September 3, 2019. Onsite registration will also be available, based on availability.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


Event Start Date
26 Sep, 2019
Event Start Date
Event End Date
28 Sep, 2019
Event End Date


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