INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESIDENCY EDUCATION (ICRE) – 2015

The 2015 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) was held October 22-24, 2015. The conference is a global forum for those involved in residency education to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance postgraduate medical education. The theme was: Residency Rediscovered: Transforming Training for Modern Care.

Here are the highlights:

ICRE2015-PAFacilitators:

  • Dr. Gillian Schiau Secretary, RDOC, PGY-6 Interventional Radiology, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Simon Moore, Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Family Practice, Former President, Resident Doctors of Canada
  • Dr. Natasha Snelgrove, PGY-5 Psychiatry, McMaster University

These two workshops demonstrated the impact of distress on mental resiliency; provided an understanding of the skills to manage shifts in mental resiliency, the importance of early intervention, and the need for proactive and systematic implementation of resiliency training in medical education.

ICRE2015-IRLS-ICREFacilitators:

  • Dr. Thomas McLaughlin, President, RDoC, PGY-3 Pediatrics, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Christina Nowik, Past President, RDoC, PGY-4 OB/Gyn & CIP, Queen’s University
  • Dr. Nureen Sumar, early in practice Family Physician, Calgary

This workshop focused on understanding of the Mental Health Continuum and how it applies to practice; understanding how to recognize shifts in mental health and the importance for recognizing and intervening early when shifts occur; and learning the Big 4+ skills and how they can be applied in daily practice and life to mitigate stress in challenging situations both personally and professionally.

ICRE2015-IRLS-ICREFacilitators:

  • Dr. Thomas McLaughlin, President, RDoC, PGY-3 Pediatrics, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Christina Nowik, Past President, RDoC, PGY-4 OB/Gyn & CIP, Queen’s University
  • Dr. Nureen Sumar, early in practice Family Physician, Calgary

This workshop focused on understanding of the Mental Health Continuum and how it applies to practice; understanding how to recognize shifts in mental health and the importance for recognizing and intervening early when shifts occur; and learning the Big 4+ skills and how they can be applied in daily practice and life to mitigate stress in challenging situations both personally and professionally.

ICRE2015-Res-SurvivalRDoC Facilitator:

  • Dr. Natasha Snelgrove, PGY-5 Psychiatry, McMaster University

This session identified key areas important and potentially challenging to residents and offer ideas for successful strategies to manage these areas through avenues such as mentorship, curriculum development, and additions to programming.

ICRE-CBMEPresenter:

  • Dr. Terry Colbourne, PGY-2 Internal Medicine University of Manitoba

This presentation discussed the findings from an educational research papers and described the implications of this research.

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