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Rural & Remote 2013
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R&R 2013

21st Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

"Sea To Sea To Sea"


April 4th through 6th, 2013

in Victoria British Columbia
at The Empress

Online Registration - Full Online Registration

Available PDFs

Program at A GlanceUpdated - 2013/03/27

Preliminary Program

Registration Form

Course Syllabus On linenew


Call For Submissions - Suggest a topic speaker or workshop

Scientific Committee Chairs
Dr. John Soles, Co-chair Dr. Mary Johnston, Co-chair

Supported by
Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues of BC (JSC)
Rural Coordination Centre of BC Rural Education Action Plan



CME by Rural Physicians for Rural Physicians
Over 200 workshops, lectures and plenaries in a collegial peer-to-peer interactive learning environment. Based largely on small group sessions allowing you to interact both with speakers and each other in beautiful

Victoria, British Columbia.
• Family and child friendly • Renew friendships & meet colleagues from across Canada

• Practical & interactive workshops on:
• Emergency Medicine • Obstetrics • Orthopedics • Internal Medicine • Mentoring and Professionalism • Paediatrics • Practice Management • Surgery • Plastics • Critical Care • Ultrasound • Nutrition • Psychiatry • Anaesthesia • First Nations Health • Addiction Medicine • Wilderness Medicine • Sports Medicine • Policy Development • Cardiology


Hotel Reservations

The main conference site is the Fairmont Empress.


We have reserved a room block at the Empress and negotiated a discount on the room rates. To book online and receive this discount or be part of the block you must us the this link: Reservations Click Here.

**Our room block is rapidly filling up.
For example, while there are still some rooms available at the Empress on Wed. April 3rd, there are no rooms in our block on the 3rd. Some discounted rooms are still available on other nights. If you have any difficulty using the online reservation system please call Fairmont directly at 1-800-441-1414


For telephone reservations at the Fairmont call 1-800-441-1414 and identify the block with the 'Society of Rural Physicians'







Alternative billeting and lodging options

We have also secured a block of rooms at the nearby Quality Inn Downtown Victoria, 850 Blanshard St.

To get the reduced conference rate you MUST phone 1-800-661-4115 and quote 'Society of Rural Physicians of Canada' .



Register for these and Rural And Remote !

Wait List Only

For Physicians

Tuesday April 2nd through Wednesday April 3rd

$1200 physicians | $200 nurses | $100 paramedics

The CARE Course – COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO RURAL EMERGENCIES - This is a two day course for rural physicians, nurses and paramedics providing hands-on education in a fun, warm and supportive learning environment. Topics include airway management, trauma care, cardiac care, emergency obstetrics, paediatrics and neonatal care. Sponsored by RCCbc...Created by, for and with rural practitioners across Canada.

Tuesday April 2nd through Wednesday April 3rd
$1,500 Physicians | $1,200Residents & Midwives

ALARM – 2 DAY INTENSIVE COURSE Review, update. Upon completion, participants will understand how to improve the outcomes and processes of intrapartum and immediate postpartum care; includes case-based plenary sessions, hands-on workshops and a comprehensive examination process.

For more information see: ALARM


With apologies, despite our best efforts, this course is unavailable.

ATLS – 2 DAY COURSE –ADVANCED TRAUMALIFE SUPPORT Teaches a systematic, concise approach to the early care of the trauma patient. ATLS course training provides a common language that can save lives in critical situations.


Wednesday April 3rd

$725 Physicians | $575 for Resident (NB Price Change)

SHOCK -The Shock Course was designed specifically for the rural health care practitioner. Participants will review the management of the hemodynamically unstable patient and discuss the specific steps that must be taken by each member of the health care team in the workup and treatment of these patients. It is a case-based course that is interactive, with lots of hands-on time practicing with ultrasound, as well as central line insertion and management. Instructors are all rural physicians and nurses with experience in critical care. To date, the Shock Course has visited 30 communities across BC.

For more information see: The Shock Course

Wednesday April 3rd

$600 Physicians |$400 for Residents

PALS -PALS Provider Renewal. This one-day course is to allow the healthcare professional who has previously been successful in a PALS course within the last two years to update and be re-evaluated in the knowledge and skills required to initiate advanced resuscitative efforts for infants and children.

For more information see: PALS


Wednesday April 3rd

Follow CAEP Links for Pricing Details

AIME -The AIME program has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 14 years. 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.

To register and for more information see More on AIME

Afternoon of Friday April 5th

$875 Physicians | Not open to students or residents (NB Price Change)

 (NB This course is now incresed to 6 hours, 7.5 MainPro C credits) 

The OB Ultrasound Course -The OB Ultrasound Course was designed specifically for rural health care practitioners who provide obstetrical care to patients. Participants of the course dramatically improve their management of patients in the third trimester through the inclusion of hands-on sessions with live models. Instructors are all rural physicians who are experienced in bedside ultrasound administration.

For more information see: The OB Ultrasound Course

Saturday April 6th

No additional Cost for Conference Attendees and $300 for members / $350 if not attending

Day For GP Obstetrics - Join the conversation on rural obstetrics. Attendees will discuss challenges and issues that are unique to and specifically relevant for rural obstetrics and maternity care providers. Topics will include: managing anemia, culturally safe care for aboriginal pregnant women, high risk pregnancies in rural settings and more. A panel discussion about the sustainability of rural obstetrics will conclude the day.

For more information see: Updated Agenda

Morning of Saturday April 6th OR Afternoon of Saturday April 6th

$300 Maximum of 6 Attendees.

RCC Simulated Paediatrics Course - Goal: Through simulation prepare health providers to provide care of critically ill paediatric patients in rural and remote communities with local resources. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn to work as an effective team in caring for critically ill patients. 2. Practice enhanced skills including establishing secure airway, I/O access and placement of central lines. 3. Learn about the management of shock, respiratory distress and sepsis. For more information see RCC Sim Paed Agenda


Saturday April 6th OR Sunday April 7th

$1,500 Physicians and Residents

EDE -EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ECHO – 1 DAY INTENSIVE COURSE This course is intended to make emergency physicians functional in EDE as quickly as possible. Learn the 5 key indications for EDE.

For more information see: EDE Course

Sunday April 7th

$970 Physicians | Not open to students or residents

ACLS EP - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - Experienced Provider
Participant prerequisite: the course is open to clinically experienced physicians who respond to a variety of emergency cardiac events within their clinical practice. The course is based and adapted from the AHA and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s ACLS for Experienced Provider course. Clinical topics covered during the day long course is specific to clinical issues experienced by physician practioners working in community and rural medical practice.
Course content synopsis: The day long session commences with a brief overview of the 2010 BLS and ACLS guideline changes. Participants will practice the BLS and ACLS content through several “megacode” simulated scenarios in small groups during the morning session. Upon completion of the morning session, participants completing the mega code scenario and completion of the ACLS Written Exam will receive an ACLS Update course completion card upon completion of the course.

The afternoon session is facilitator-directed/presentations on a variety of clinical topics of interest to the practicing physician. All topic sessions involve participant participation and discussion throughout the afternoon session.
Faculty/facilitator bios:
Dr. Urbain Ip — Medical Coordinator, Surrey Academic Campus, Fraser Health. Chief Medical Officer, School of Health Sciences, JIBC. Practicing Emergency Physician, Surrey Memorial Hospital. Emergency Department Bedside Ultrasonographer since 1997. Original Developer of CAEP ED Ultrasound Course.
Dr. David Goranson — extensive experience in both rural medicine and an urban ER practice with a high volume of cardiac cases. Has taught ACLS for 25 years (approximately 150 courses) plus PALS, ATLS and related topics.
Mr. Mike Craig – senior manager of large cardiology clinic in Victoria. Principal developer for web-based ECG training. Previous clinical experiences as a Paramedic in B.C. and Alberta.
Mr. Chris Sims, RN — Patient Care Supervisor/Site Leader (evening shift) at Vancouver General Hospital (784 beds). Involved with ACLS program through the Justice Institute of B.C since 1984. Senior ACLS Instructor, Instructor-Trainer on numerous ACLS Provider, Update, and ACLS EP courses throughout B.C.

For more information the ACLS EP course agenda is attached as an overview of the course structure: ACLS- EP



Course Submissions

Workshop submissions are welcome. Submit online at this page or send your abstract to:


Student and Resident Essay contests



Win a Trip and Registration to Rural and Remote 2013

April 4th - 6th, 2013

The Empress, Victoria BC

Each year the Nominations and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for Canadian medical students and residents. The winners’ essays will be considered for publication in the CJRM.



Students should submit an essay with a rural elective theme.


Residents should submit an essay about their rural experience.


The winners will win the equivalent of $500 (students) or $1000 (residents) credited towards the cost of attending the 2013 Rural and Remote conference. Eligible costs may include registration, travel to and from the conference, as well as accommodations and social events.



Students and Residents must be a member of the SRPC. Deadline for submission has been extended to January 10, 2013 Length: 500 - 1000 words


Submissions for Rural Research Poster Presentation

We are organizing a poster session at the Rural and Remote Medicine Course of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. Poster presentations will be held on April 5, 2013 at the Fairmont Empress/VCC in Victoria, British Columbia.

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for research posters.

Poster proposals must include a clear research purpose, objectives, methodology, summary of the research results and conclusion. Posters are restricted to a width of 3 feet and height of 4 feet.

Students and residents will have the opportunity of being awarded for the best student/resident research poster. Winners will win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference.

Deadline for submission is January 31st, 2013

Please submit your proposal as a Microsoft Word file or a PDF to:

Submissions for Rural Program Poster Presentation

We are organizing a poster session for rural programs from across Canada at the Rural and Remote Medicine Course of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. Poster presentations will be held on April 5, 2013 at the Fairmont Empress/VCC in Victoria, British Columbia.

We invite you to submit a poster pertaining to your program to share information and provide another learning opportunity for residents, students and preceptors from across Canada.


Deadline for submission is January 31st, 2013

Please submit your proposal as a Microsoft Word file or a PDF to:

SRPC These contests are sponsored by SWOMEN


Information for Exhibitors

Download Registration Form or contact Jennifer McBane-Barr by or by phone at 1-877-276-1949.

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