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While there are many CME activities that interest Rural Doctors, there are very few with a rural focus. This page highlights upcoming SRPC sponsored events and others that have this rural focus and conform to our ethics policy with regard to CME. If you feel that your event should be listed here contact us. For other types of Canadian conferences check out the calendar of events as listed below for each university.

SRPC Sponsored Conferences


The Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course


Rural Critical Care

Canadian Rural Conferences

Rural Coordination Centre of BC

RECC – The annual Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) rural medical conference is hosted by RCCbc and supported by the JSC. This event offers accredited learning (sessional and hands-on workshops) in emergency medicine, wilderness medicine, and mentorship.


Rural Locum Forum – Co-hosted by RCCbc and the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, the Rural Locum Forum gathers together BC’s rural locums for accredited learning, discussions about BC rural health services, and networking.


Indigenous Health Conference —  Towards Health and Reconciliation

  • Have you ever wanted to work with Indigenous populations but weren’t sure where to start?
  • Do you work with Indigenous communities and want to enhance your knowledge about major health conditions and determinants of health that contribute to health disparities?
  • Do you recognize that there may be differences in health perspectives within Indigenous peoples and you want to become a more culturally sensitive provider?
  • Are you looking for employment opportunities with Indigenous populations across Canada?

University of Calgary Continuing Medical Education

Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals Conference – This annual conference provides rural healthcare providers with updates and information in emergent care in rural hospital settings. The event is hosted by the University of Calgary Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Professional Development and is supported by the Alberta Rural Phsyician Action Plan (RPAP).

International Rural Conferences
Australia has an interactive accredited rural medical education satellite broadcast series given by the Rural Health Education Foundation.  While connecting up to the satellite may be difficult, the programs are archived and easily accessible on the web here.
The Canadian Medical Association is committed to providing its members with access to high quality, accredited online continuing medical education. The courses focus on current education gaps and neglected topics that are of importance to physicians today, while addressing physician concerns about the accessibility of accredited courses. All of the CMA courses are accredited by both the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The credits that you earn from completing any of the CMA courses can now be automatically transferred to both colleges. Link to



Canadian Continuing Medical Education - Calendar of Events
The following list links to the calendars of CME departments of most medical schools across the country.

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