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    • 01-Feb-2021
    • 31-Dec-2022
    Register


    Program Description


    The SRPC mentorship program is a pilot program that aims to connect medical students to rural physicians and residents from across the country to allow career exploration, guidance and increased understanding of the scope of rural practice.

    Goals:

    • Connecting students to rural physicians across Canada
    • Career exploration and guidance
    • Increase understanding of the scope of rural practice
    • Provide learning opportunities outside of the formal academic environment
    • Contribute to the current and growing need of rural physicians in Canada

    Your Role As a Mentor


    As a mentor with SRPC, medical students will connect with you through the SRPC office manager. Once you are connected, there will be flexibility in how you set up your mentor-mentee relationships, which can be tailored on an individual basis. This may include answering a few quick questions, setting up a longitudinal mentorship plan, or organizing shadowing experiences (public health guidelines permitting).

    Expectations in your role as a mentor may include:

    • Sharing experiences of rural practice with mentees for the purpose of career exploration and guidance
    • Being honest and open regarding the rewards/challenges to rural medicine
    • Forming a plan and setting expectations with your mentee regarding frequency of meetings and meeting platform to be used
    • Sharing appropriate resources
    • Recognizing that advice given, while extremely valuable, does not substitute for MD program-specific mentorship and supports


    * By registering as a mentor for this program, you consent to allowing the SRPC to share the information you have provided to mentees that register for the program.  As a mentor, you may contact the SRPC at any time and have your name removed.

    ** Mentors must be SRPC members to participate in this program.

    Mentee

    If you are looking for a Rural Mentor. Please ensure your SRPC membership is up to date. Send your email request to Louise for a list of mentors and instructions. (louisea@srpc.ca)

    Mentees Must be SRPC members to participate in this program. (Join here)

    • 02-Mar-2022
    • 01-Mar-2023
    • Online

    SRPC’s Rural Research Peer Support Group

    Struggling with writer’s block? Trying to meet a deadline? Questioning your methods? Getting stymied by bias? Does frantic typing lead to nostalgia for your days as an undergraduate?

    If so, join us for a sociable discussion in a supportive environment to share strategies for success in conducting rural health research and academic writing.

    The SRPC Rural Research Committee is hosting a monthly Zoom meet up to support members who are conducting and writing up research. 

    Join the conversation the First Wednesday of the month
    08:00 PM Eastern Time via Zoom .

    Click Here to Register Now / RSVP

    Dates:

    • Mar 2, 2022  
    • Apr 6, 2022  
    • May 4, 2022 
    • Jun 1, 2022 
    • Jul 6, 2022 
    • Aug 3, 2022 
    • Sep 7, 2022 
    • Oct 5, 2022  
    • Nov 2, 2022 
    • Dec 7, 2022
    • Jan 4, 2023

    Print the Poster

    For more info, email Jenna at jennak@srpc.ca

    • 22-Apr-2022
    • 31-Dec-2022
    Register

    Call for Research Abstracts - Rural & Remote 2023

    Date: April 20 - 22, 2023 in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Theme: "Continuing Excellence in the Next Generation"

    The 30th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course Planning Committee is currently accepting two types of research abstracts related to any aspect of health and healthcare in a rural and remote setting.

    • Research Oral Presentation
    • Research Poster Presentation

    All research abstract submissions will undergo peer review by the Planning Committee and/or SRPC Research Committee.

    Deadlines:   

    Research Oral Presentation – September 30th, 2022
    Research Poster Presentation – December 31st, 2022


    Submissions must include a clear research purpose, objective, methodology, summary of the research results, and conclusion.



    REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT ONLINE HERE


    Additional Information

    Research Oral Presentation: Share information or results from a proposed, ongoing, or completed research project. Oral presentations will include 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q&A.

    Research Poster Presentation: Share information or results from a proposed, ongoing, or completed research project. Posters will be on display for two day and there will be a dedicated time for attendees to view the posters.


    Prefer to Email Your Submission?


    Research abstracts may be submitted via email to rrsubmissions@srpc.ca using the following guidelines.


    • Abstracts are limited to one page (maximum 300 words) not including title, author names and affiliations, or key words and the required information is listed below.

    • Must include introduction, methods, results and discussion.
    • The name of the presenting author should be asterisked (*).

    • All co-authors and primary affiliations should be listed.

    • The SRPC encourages speakers to consider a student or resident to co-present.

    • Abstracts must be submitted in a Word document.

    • Abstracts must disclose any conflicts of interest.

    We will not be contacting individuals whose proposals are not selected.
    • 01-May-2022
    • 01-Dec-2022
    Register

    Call for Abstracts - Rural & Remote 2023

    The 30th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course Planning Committee is currently accepting abstracts for presentations. 

    Rural & Remote 2023 will take place April 20 - 22 in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Theme: "Continuing Excellence in the Next Generation"

    The committee is accepting abstracts for two types of presentations related to any aspect of health and healthcare in a rural and remote setting.

    • Session Lectures (Breakout Sessions)
    • Hands-on Workshop

    All abstract submissions will undergo peer review by the R&R Planning Committee.

    Deadline:   

    September 30th, 2022



    REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT ONLINE HERE


    Additional Information

    Session / Workshop: These sessions should focus on clinical skills and knowledge development related to rural practice. Sessions / Workshops will be 60 minutes in duration and should be interactive and engaging.


    Prefer to Email Your Submission?


    Abstracts may be submitted via email to rrsubmissions@srpc.ca using the following guidelines.


    Session / Workshop Presentation (300 words maximum)

    Must include: title, presenter(s) and contact information (email, phone number), learning objectives, description of the talk.

    • 29-Jul-2022
    • 31-Dec-2022
    • Conference App (Expo Pass)
    Register

    The 29th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course - On Demand

    Missed R&R 2022 in Ottawa but would like access the recordings? Register now for On-Demand and you'll have access to the 78 recorded sessions that are listed below. 

    Once you register you will be provided with access the conference app (Expo Pass), where the video's are posted.  You will have access to the app until December 31, 2022.

    **Available to SRPC members only.

    This event has been certified for up to 78 Mainpro+® credits.

    (If you attended in-person, you already have access and do not need to register) 

    **Need us to send you the "Magic Link" again?  Email your request to Jenna

    Here is a list of the recordings that will be available to you with your On-Demand registration.

    Session
    Speaker Name(s) Session Title
    93 The Honourable Murray Sinclair Healthy Rural Indigenous & Canadian Communities - Building Stronger Rural & Remote Health Care Together
    101 Dr. Samuel Ogbeide and Dr. Brendan Munn Clinical Advances in Rural and Remote Healthcare Settings 
    102 Dr. Kevin Wasko & Ms. Jennifer Scherman Saskatchewan’s Provincial COVID Response – Mobilizing Rural Care Teams Via A Tiers of Service Approach
    103 Dr. Madeleine Cole & Dr. Katie Matthews Conscientious Provision: Mifegymiso for Medical Abortion and Miscarriage Management
    105 Dr. Darlene Kitty Moving Towards Cultural Safety, Reconciliation & Anti-Racism 
    109 Dr. Tom O'Neill Managing Hemorrhagic Shock in Rural Hospitals
    120 Dr. Mike Allan, Dr. Mike Kolber & Dr. Tina Korownyk Jeopardy
    121 Dr. Alexis Sharp & Dr. Tristan Brownrigg Exploring Experiential Learning Through A Resident Wilderness Medicine Elective
    122 Dr. Marnie Jakab, Dr. AC Silver & Dr. Sabrina Slade So, You Wanna Locum?
    123 Dr. Nadin Gilroy Extending Access to Pregnancy Termination Into Rural/Remote Canada
    125 Dr. Dan Eickmieir The Aggressive Patient
    126 Dr. Chris Patey & Dr. Shane Stratton Bog Bikes & Snow Crab – Rural Newfoundland Emergency Cases
    127 Dr. Kirstie Overhill & Dr. Renate Kahlke Clinical Coaching for Excellence, Resiliency and System Change
    140 Dr. Mike Allan, Dr. Mike Kolber & Dr. Tina Korownyk New True and Poo: New Clinically Relevant Studies for Primary Care
    141 Dr. Tracy Morton & Dr. Virginia Robinson POCUS in Rural Canada: A Vision for the Future
    142 Dr. Jessica Otte And You Thought You Knew Everything About Tramadol
    143 Dr. Dale Dewar Choosing Wisely X-rays, CT Scans, Ionizing Radiation and Health
    145 Ms. Avery Palmer & Ms. Rachel Howlett CaRMS "How To" Guide
    147 Dr. Thomas L. Perry, Dr. Dee Mangin, Ms. Sydney Saunders, Ms. Charissa Tonneson & Ms. Ashley Perreault
    Practical Deprescribing - A Professional Community Approach (2 hours)
    148 Dr. Shireen Mansouri & Mr. Sherif El Meniawy The Value of Informal Peer Support
    161 Dr. Nancy Fowler, Dr. Roy Wyman & Dr. Ivy Oandasan Imagining the Future – A Consultation with Rural Teachers (2 hours)
    164 Dr. Dave Jerome Clearing the Water - An Approach to the Management of Patients Who Have Drowned
    165 Dr. Paul Cano First Trimester Prenatal Care (The Facebook Weeks)
    166 Dr. Amita Dayal & Dr. Sarah Gower Medical Assistance in Dying
    167 Dr. Thomas L. Perry, Dr. Dee Mangin, Ms. Sydney Saunders, Ms. Charissa Tonneson & Ms. Ashley Perreault
    Practical Deprescribing - A Professional Community Approach (2 hours)
    168 Dr. Darlene Kitty, Dr. Ojistoh Horn & Ms. Sarah Giacobbo Putting the CanMEDS-FM Indigenous Health Supplement into Action (2 hours)
    181 Dr. Nancy Fowler, Dr. Roy Wyman & Dr. Ivy Oandasan Imagining the Future – A Consultation with Rural Teachers (2 hours)
    182 Dr. Emma Crawley, Dr. Marnie Jakab & Dr. AC Silver Transition to Rural Residency
    183 Dr. Bruce Mohr Management of Shoulder Dislocation
    185 Dr. Sarah Gower Second Trimester Prenatal Care (The Instagram Weeks)
    186 Dr. Amita Dayal Narrative Based Medicine - A Newbie's Perspective
    188 Dr. Darlene Kitty, Dr. Ojistoh Horn & Ms. Sarah Giacobbo Putting the CanMEDS-FM Indigenous Health Supplement into Action (2 hours)
    198 Dr. Courtney Howard A Healthy Response to Climate Change
    201 Mr. Lewis Forward & Mr. John Johnson Current Topics in Indigenous Health Research
    202 Dr. Paula Slaney & Dr. Angela Cung First Five Years in Practice Panel
    203 Dr. Jacinthe Lampron Management of Trauma at a Rural Emergency Room
    204 Dr. Tim Wehner “Tim’s tips” for Avoiding Pitfalls in Early Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes
    205 Dr. Ryan Falk & Dr. Nicole Ebert Careers in Rural Surgery (ESS/OSS) for Family Physicians (Intended for Students and Residents)
    206 Dr. Colin McCready Providing Medical Care in Antarctica
    221 Dr. Wilson Lam & Dr. Andrew Hunt From Early Years to Early Learners: Current Topics in Medical Education
    222 Ms. Avery Palmer & Ms. Rachel Howlett Rural Electives Across Canada
    224 Dr. Declan Fox, Dr. Megan Miller, & Ms. Jennie Thompson 36 Ways to Recruit a Rural Doctor
    225 Dr. Peter Miles Wound Management for Rural ESS/OSS FPO’s
    226 Dr. Brendan Munn & Ms. Nadia Bonenfant Getting Away From the Type A and Yogi Stereotypes : A Couple’s Take on Getting Physician Wellness Right
    241 Dr. Declan Fox & Ms. Megan Carey Stepping into the Ruralverse: Advances in Rural Health Technology
    242 Dr. John Pawlovich, Dr. Jeff Beselt & Ms. Kim Williams Real-Time Virtual Support: Relationship-Based Digitally Enhanced Collaborative Care in Rural BC
    244 Dr. Sarah Gower Third Trimester Prenatal Care (The Snapchat Weeks)
    248 Dr. Anne Robinson & Dr. Sharon Cirone Opioid Use Disorder 101: Introduction to Recognizing & Treating OUD In Your Practice
    260 Dr. Stefan Grzybowski, Ms. Montana Blum, Ms. Sila Rogan & Ms. Jordie Fischer Youth Responding to Climate Change: A Rural Community in Action
    262 Dr. John Pawlovich, Dr. Jeff Beselt & Ms. Kim Williams Follow Up Discussion - Real-Time Virtual Support: Relationship-Based Digitally Enhanced Collaborative Care in Rural BC
    264 Dr. Filip Gilic & Ms. Ashley Perreault Ventilate, Don't Intubate! A Common Sense Approach to Respiratory Distress
    267 Dr. Mike Allan, Dr. Mike Kolber & Dr. Tina Korownyk Guideline Review: PEER Team’s 2021 Chronic Pain Guideline Highlights
    280 Dr. Stefan Grzybowski, Ms. Anna de Waal, Ms. Alexandra Bland & Ms. Jordie Fischer So, what’s next? Pathways Forward for Rural Community Resilience to Climate Change and Ecosystem Disruption
    281 Dr. Paula Slaney & Ms. Vanessa Bournival Rx Nature: The Science of Forest Bathing
    282 Dr. Margo Wilson & Ms. Dani Lee Beyond the Overpass: Highlights of Rural Research
    284 Dr. Filip Gilic & Dr. Erica Baines Code Alone
    286 Dr. Gavin Parker Introductions to Ultrasound
    287 Dr. Mike Allan, Dr. Mike Kolber & Dr. Tina Korownyk Learning in Practice: Audience Selected Cases
    298 Dr. Katharine Smart Time for a Reboot - How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Inspiring a New System of Health
    300 Dr. Gavin Parker Procedural Sedation In The Rural ED
    301 Dr. Shabnam Asghari, Dr. John Christy Johnson, Mr. Erik Friesen Stepping into the Ruralverse: Advances in Rural Health Technology
    302 Dr. Wade Mitchell Skin Cancer 101
    307 Dr. Bruce Mohr Intravenous Regional (Bier) Blocks
    308 Mr. Mateo Orrantia, Dr. Eliseo Orrantia & Dr. Ryan Patchett-Marble The PRACTISS Platform: Helping Bring Medical Simulation to your Community
    321 Dr. Kirstie Overhill & Ms. Michelle Pavloff From Patients to Physicians: Promoting Mental Health in Rural Medicine
    322 Dr. Wade Mitchell & Mr. Sherif El Meniawy Stabilizing the Sick Newborn & Preparing them for Transfer
    324 Dr. Steve Ferracuti SRPC Global Health: Wait! Isn’t Everything Global Health?
    325 Dr. Jesse Guscott, Dr. Filip Gilic, Dr. Margaret Tromp & Dr. Wilson Lam Simulation Education: Pearls from the Rural Jedi Masters
    327 Dr. David Bradbury-Squires & Dr. James Rourke Community-Based Rural Health Research – Where We’ve Been, What We Learned and How to Make it Happen?”
    328 Dr. Gordon Brock The Workplace Depression Disability Tsunami: How to Make your Case to Insurance Companies and get your Patients their Disability Benefits
    340 Dr. Wendy Graham, Dr. Cheri Bethune & Dr. Shabnam Asghari Tackling ‘Wicked’ Problems in Rural Health Care: The Adaptive Action Method (AAM) in Action
    341 Dr. Ghislaine Attema ‘The Long and Winding Road’ Rural Medical Education in Canada 2015-2020: Analysis, Review, Next Steps, and Recommendations
    345 Dr. Courtney Howard Tools of Advocacy
    347 Dr. Marnie Jakab & Dr. Erica Baines & Sabrina Slade The Perks of Practising Rural
    348 Ms. Ella Chochla & Ms. Tara Styan Rural & Isolated Support Endeavour: Lessons Learned & Volunteer Experiences
    360 Dr. Wendy Graham, Dr. Cheri Bethune & Dr. Shabnam Asghari A Faculty Development Rural Research Program Fostering Socially Accountable Research - 6for6 Six Years Down the Road
    361 Dr. Samantha Harper So you've agreed to be an Event Medic?
    362 Dr. Virginia Robinson Point-of-care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Primary Care
    365 Dr. Courtney Howard Climate Change


    • 18-Jan-2023
    • (MST)
    • 20-Jan-2023
    • (MST)
    • Banff, AB


    Join us in person at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff, AB.

    Priority registration will be given to last year's registrants for the inconvenience of the course postponement due to the pandemic. Please email jennak@srpc.ca to claim your spot.
    • Wednesday January 18 - 17:00 - 21:00
    • Thursday January  19 - 07:45 - 21:00
    • Friday January 20 - (Optional) - 08:00 - 10:00
    Poster PDF

    Agenda to come

    This Group Learning program has been certified for up to 21 Mainpro+® credits. 

    Surgical Skills Workshops

    • The Dreaded C Hyst
    • Sphincter Injuries (the OASIS program)
    • New Approach to Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • Tips to “Rescue” the C/S Gone Sideways
    • Obstetrical Ultrasound Skills
    • Vacuum Mid Pelvis Rotations
    • Surgical First Response to Trauma

    Bring Your OR Nurse

    Rural OR nurses are invited to fully participate in this program.

    With the support of our sponsors RhPAP, RCCbc, and Manitoba Health Care Providers Network, the SRPC is able to reduce registration to $50 for all OR nurses and to offer a $500 bursary for a limited number of OR nurses who register.


    Rimrock Hotel

    Room Block: Society of Rural Physicians of Canada

    Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
    Call toll-free number: 1-888-746-7625 (1-888-RIMROCK)

    Fees and Payment

    All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration and include 5% tax.

    • SRPC Members $1365
    • SRPC Student or Resident $367.50
    • OR Nurses $52.50
    • Non SRPC Members $1575.00

    SRPC EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY

    • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to info@srpc.ca.
    • A full refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by December 6 2022.
    • A 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between December 7 and December 27 2022
    • There are no refunds after December 27 2022, but we will transfer the balance (less $75 admin fee) to another SRPC event or SRPC membership.

    You might also be interested in:

    • 20-Apr-2023
    • 22-Apr-2023
    • Niagara Falls, ON
    Register

    Rural & Remote 2023 - Exhibitors, Sponsors, & Recruiters

    Full details regarding exhibit booths and sponsorship are available in the conference prospectus.

    Hotel - Travel - Tourism

    The SRPC has arranged discounted hotel room rates at Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. Please note the cut-off date. If you need to reserve a room after, you'll need to call the hotel directly, and the group rate will not be guaranteed.

    Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
    169 CAD - 209 CAD per night
    Last Day to Book: Friday, March 17, 2023
    [Book Online] OR call the hotel directly at 1-877-353-2557 and request the special group rate for Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.

    AIR CANADA

    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.

    Airport Shuttle

    From Toronto International Airport to Niagara Falls.
    Details coming soon. ($)

    Niagara Falls TOURISM

    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.

    Any organization or company that wishes to sponsor, exhibit, or recruit at the 30th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course in Niagara Falls ON, April 20th-22nd 2022, is encouraged to register today

    Full details are available in the prospectus

    If you have any questions please contact Louise - louisea@srpc.ca or 819-647-7054


    • Full payment is due 30 days after receipt of your registration form. All payments must be made in full by March 1, 2023

    • Bookings will be released for resale if full payment is not received within 30 days of submitting the application.

    • We will review your Registration/Invoice, (apply your deposit/discount if applicable) and send you the final invoice.

    • Deposits are non refundable.

    • 20-Apr-2023
    • 22-Apr-2023
    • Niagara Falls, ON


    Continuing Excellence in the Next Generation

    Save the Date -  April 20 - 22, 2023.
    Niagara Falls Convention Centre

    Call for Abstracts

    Are you interested in presenting at R&R 2023?
    Register your abstract now, suggest a topic, refer a colleague or friend. The planning committee is currently accepting abstracts 

    The deadline to submit is Friday September 30th, 2022.

    Hotel - Travel - Tourism

    The SRPC has arranged discounted hotel room rates at Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. Please note the cut-off date. If you need to reserve a room after, you'll need to call the hotel directly, and the group rate will not be guaranteed.

    Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
    169 CAD - 209 CAD per night
    Last Day to Book: Friday, March 17, 2023
    [Book Online] OR call the hotel directly at 1-877-353-2557 and request the special group rate for Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.

    AIR CANADA

    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.

    Airport Shuttle

    From Toronto International Airport to Niagara Falls.
    Details coming soon. ($)

    Niagara Falls TOURISM

    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.




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