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Learn more about the
27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
April 4th-6th 2019
 

"The main draw is the opportunity to come together once a year to share current trends in rural healthcare and rural medical education. When these two topics come together during the discussions collaboratively - it is truly energizing!! The passion of rural medicine/family medicine as a generalist within the established physicians now intermingling with the topics of newly graduated/practicing physicians and their families is an exciting synergy." -  Anonymous Review from R&R 2018 in St. Johns NL 



Sponsor and Exhibitor Information
Review the prospectus and register today. 
RR2019 - Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration
April 4th-6th 2019

Register Now

 

"The Saskatchewan Medical Association always chooses the inserts into the registration bags at the annual SRPC conference as a way to promote our booth and our messaging. Over the years we have found that doing this has increased traffic to our booth. Visitors to our booth have advance knowledge of why we are there and what we can offer. We have found that this has also helped us to have more meaningful conversations with physicians we meet. In fact, the style and design of our insert are often our first topic of conversation. We will continue to use the inserts into the registration kits for future years." - Randall Kehrig  


    • 27-Mar-2019
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Vancouver, BC. OR Remote video-conference

    Our friends at Therapeutics Initiative – University of British Columbia are hosting an event

    Every physician needs to know how to interpret the evidence on a heath topic but methods for how to conduct research studies properly, especially systematic reviews with meta- analyses is not well understood by any health care provider.

    This talk will help rural physicians interpret p-values in any meta-analysis.

    Systematic review with meta-analysis is the highest level of research, and understanding how this research is statistically significant (through p-value interpretation) is very important. 

    Therapeutics Initiative Methods Speaker Series

    The Therapeutics Initiative is pleased to present our 2019/20 Methods Speaker Series. The Methods Speaker Series series aims to present methodological topics relevant to specific study designs, statistical issues in medicine, open science and the replication crisis. The series will be held on the last Wednesday of every month.

    TITLE: Navigating the p-value swamp for meta-analysts

    SPEAKER: Dr. Ed Kroc, Assistant Professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology within UBC’s Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM

    WHERE: Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. Remote attendance by video-conference is possible but you will need to register.

    To register please visit our website here


    • 02-Apr-2019
    • 03-Apr-2019
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Add On course to The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

    CASTED: Emergency

    This is a 2 day course Day - April 2-3  Register here

    CASTED: Emergency is the ‘hands-on’ ED orthopedics course specifically designed for ED physicians and staff.

     CASTED: Emergency offers numerous clinical pearls on:

    • history, physical, and investigations
    • making more accurate diagnoses
    • recognizing ‘red flag’ patients
    • knowing who needs a reduction
    • reduction and moulding techniques for numerous fractures and dislocations
    • understanding who needs to see ortho and when

    Case-based lectures are combined with ‘hands-on’ casting and splinting. The lectures focus on cases that are:

    • common
    • commonly missed, and
    • commonly mismanaged.

    The case-based lectures also help you understand ED orthopedic principles. Knowing what questions to ask, what to look for on exam and how to order and interpet x-rays will help you on your next shift. You will develop better management plans for your patients. CASTED: Emergency will give you a more complete handle on ED immobilization options, which injuries are operative, which fractures are low-risk, which need moulding, how quickly ortho needs to see in follow-up, etc.

    The ‘hands-on’ components begin with demonstrations of ED ortho reductions and immoblization techniques. Then, as you put on casts and splints, CASTED faculty supervise closely and offer instruction on the proper application and moulding techniques.  The lectures will help you understand when to reduce and why moulding may be needed. The ‘hands-on’ sessions give you the practical side. Knowing ‘how to’ is helpful; but the supervised practice ensures you have the confidence you are doing it right! 

    By the end of the course, we want you to better understand ED ortho, not just memorize what to do. You are promised a course full of humour and numerous clinical pearls you will use on your next shift!

    CASTED: Emergency 2-days (16 hours). The time alotted for lectures/hands-on components are ~50:50 for each. The goals and principles of the courses are similar – including the same course manual. The 2-day course will, as expected, have more cases and more time for ‘hands-on’ practice and demonstration. Click for a typical course outline of our  2-day Emergency course.

    Accreditation

    This program meet the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 48 Mainpro+ credits. (27; 2-day course = 48)

    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1 – up to 16 hours) as defined by the Maintenance of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.

    For a list of our upcoming CASTED courses, visit our schedule page.

    For further details or to request a roadshow, please contact us.

    Register here




    • 04-Apr-2019
    • (ADT)
    • 06-Apr-2019
    • (ADT)
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Register

    The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

    This year’s conference theme, COASTAL CONNECTIONS

    Have a look at the program
    Draft Agenda  •  Descriptions & Objectives
      Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia APRIL 4th to 6th, 2019 
    at the HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTRE #SRPC2019

    This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18.75 Mainpro+ credits.

    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. You may claim a maximum of 18.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated)

    More than 190 sessions, small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. A family-friendly (day care included) collegial atmosphere.

    What people have said about past R&R Conferences:

    • It's hard to decide which sessions to go to with so many good choices.
    • As a student it gave me an idea of the challenges facing rural docs today.
    • Relevant peer teaching!
    • Enjoy meeting old friends and colleagues and making new connections.
    • The child care was excellent
    • SRPC Staff Excellent, friendly, and welcoming as usual.
    • Each year it gets better.
    "The main draw is the opportunity to come together once a year to share current trends in rural healthcare and rural medical education. When these two topics come together during the discussions collaboratively - it is truly energizing!! The passion of rural medicine/family medicine as a generalist within the established physicians now intermingling withthe topics of newly graduated/practicing physicians and their families is an exciting synergy." -   Anonymous Review from R&R 2018 in St. Johns NL

      SRPC Members will have priority in small sessions.
      Join the SRPC Today

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      Watch the trailer for the MedicalCircus
      Come find out more about the new and need-to-know updates for Primary Care for 2019 in an entertaining, hour-long performance! 

      The Medical Circus - The latest project from Paul and Simon!  

      ADD ON COURSE   •   SOCIALS   •   FAMILY   •   EXHIBITOR / SPONSOR / RECRUITERS   •   HOTEL / TRAVEL/ Transfers / TOURISM   •   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   •    Awards and ESSAY CONTEST    •   CANCELLATION POLICY

      ADD ON COURSES

      Here you will find the links to register for add on courses.
      These registrations are managed by the course provider.
      Cancellation policy are set by them.

      SOCIALS

      Optional - Social events 
      (If you you are already registered and wish to add social tickets, please contact Jenna)

      THURSDAY

      • Mix and Mingle (Free) 
      • Hockey Night in Halifax at Centennial Arena  -  $23.00
        East vs. West - A friendly game of shinny. Pack your skates and helmet. We'll bring the sticks. Ice Time: 9:00pm - 10:00pm at Centennial Arena.
      • Tunes and A Time - Halifax Distilling Company -  SOLD OUT-  $63.25
        Cape Breton Square Dance & Performance by Change of Step with Wendy MacIsaac and Mac Morin. Join us for an energetic evening of Nova Scotia’s Celtic culture! Featuring world-class highland dancers, as well as accomplished musicians, this is your chance to experience first-hand the fun of a Cape Breton square dance! A great activity for all ages, come spin round & round some of your fellow R&R attendees! This will be a performance, followed by a few sets of West Mabou style square dance, led by the Dancers of Change of Step.    (Snack food only)  *Family friendly till 9pm  More about the Halifax Distilling Company

      FRIDAY

      • Award Dinner at Murphy's  -  SOLD OUT-  $97.75 / $51.75 
        Lobster Dinner with potato salad and coleslaw. (Alternative option of chicken breast or vegetarian stir fry) 
        Regular Rate $97.75 •  Student/Resident $51.75  •  Children 5-12 chicken fingers $17.25  •  Children 0-4 free 
      • Jam Session (Free)
        Bring your instrument and your voices and we will bring the lyrics to some classics.
      • Movie Night (Free)  Maudie - a film about Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, which takes place in southwest Nova Scotia where Maud lived her whole life.

      SATURDAY

      • Wrap up party at Keith's Brewery  -  $143.75 / $86.25
        A “jewel in the crown” of historical Halifax, Mr. Keith’s brewery was originally built in 1820. In 2000 the site was re-opened to the public as a premiere destination for Nova Scotians as well as tourists. Walk around the brewery enjoy a few more hours with friends and colleagues. (Ticket price includes drinks and food) *Family friendly till 9pm
        Regular Rate $143.75 •  Student/Resident $86.25  •  Children 5-12 chicken fingers $17.25  •  Children 0-4 free 

      The regular rate tickets help keep cost lower for students and residents.

      Family

      • Please visit our SRPC Family/Partner Page  
      • Childcare : Free on site during conference hours.
      • Non Medical Partner : Registration $143.75

        To add your child/children to the childcare list p
        lease email jennak@srpc.ca with their Name/Age/Allergies and provide contact name/cellphone number. 

        We are happy to add your Non Medical partner to your registration ($) so they can join you for meals and plenaries.

      HOTEL / TRAVEL / TOURISM

      Hotel Details:

      Room blocks (discounted rates) - Check in as early as March 30th and Check out as late as April 10th at your choice at these two locations. Reservations online must be made prior to March 5th, 2019.  After March 5th call hotel direct to see if they still have rooms. 

      • Cambridge Suites Halifax (limited rooms left)
        1583 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
        Rates start at $159
        6 min walk to the Halifax Convention Centre (500.0 m)
        Toll free Cambridge Suites is 800-565-1263

      • Prince George Hotel Halifax (Fully booked)
        1725 Market Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
        Rates start at $189
        2 min walk to the Halifax Convention Centre (190.0 m)
        Toll free Prince George Hotel 800-565-1567

      WestJet :

      Use discount code 4X7M6AQ to book online visit www.westjet.com/conventions 

      Travel from: March 26, 2019 to April 15, 2019
      Offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests traveling Trans-border** into and out of Halifax.

      Air Canada :

      Use discount code, 8GPH4YQ1 to book online visit aircanada.com and enter the promotion code in the search panel. 
      • The booking is to be made to the following city: Halifax, YHZ (NS)
      • The travel period begins Wednesday, March 27, and ends Sunday, April 14, 2019.
      • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.

       VIA Rail:

      From all stations throughout the VIA system to Halifax, Nova Scotia and return.  VIA rail travel details here

      Transportation options:

      From Halifax Stanfield International Airport YHZ  You have a few options.

      Bus : $3.50, 1 hour ride + 5-8 min walk

      Car Service/Limo/Taxi : $64, one way, door to door 30-40 min drive

      Details here

      Discover Halifax: 

      Making R&R a family trip or a couples getaway? Start planning now. Show your Membership card or your conference badge to any of the participating businesses and receive VIP offers designed exclusively for attendees and their companions.  Discover Halifax and surrounding areas. 


      EXHIBITOR / SPONSOR

      SRPC Awards and Essay Contest

      The SRPC feels it is important to provide recognition to persons or organizations that have made a significant contribution to rural medicine in Canada. Awards will be presented at the Annual Rural and Remote Medicine course Awards Ceremony in Halifax, NS on the evening of Friday April 5th 2019.
       
      Our awards page has all the information you need to prepare your nominations, including the criteria for each of our awards. All applications must be received by Monday January 28, 2019.

      Exception: RSA, RLSA, FRRMS, Lifetime. Must be registered no later than Friday March 8th

      Call For Abstracts

      Is Now closed for R&R 2019 - but you can submit for next year

      Abstract Submissions for R&R 2020 - Ottawa, On

      CANCELLATION POLICY

      All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to jennak@srpc.ca
      • Full Refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by March 4th.
      • 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between March 5th and March 21st OR Full amount (less $75 admin fee) as credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (event, membership or donations)
      • Refunds will not be granted after March 21st. Full amount (less $75 admin fee) as credit on your account to be used on future invoices. (event, membership or donations)
      • Deposits are non refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership or Donations
      • Social tickets are non refundable but may be transferred or donated to a student or resident.
      • 04-Apr-2019
      • (ADT)
      • 06-Apr-2019
      • (ADT)
      • Halifax, Nova Scotia
      Register

      RR2019 - Exhibitors, Sponsors, & Recruiters

      Any organization or company that wishes to sponsor, exhibit, or recruit at the 27th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Course in Halifax NS, April 4-6 2019, is encouraged to register today.

      Download/print the 2019 Prospectus.PDF and review prior to clicking on "Register"

      All prices include 15% HST.

      Did you make a $500 deposit?  If so, on the "Review and Confirm Page" select "Invoice Me" and   Louise will apply the discount and email you a revised invoice.

      If you have any questions please contact Louise - louisea@srpc.ca or 819.647.7054


      Your sponsorship and attendance at R&R provides a unique opportunity to get the attention of hundreds of rural doctors, students, and residents in one location. Whether your interest is to raise awareness, promote a cause, introduce a product, or simply learn more about the challenges and opportunities that rural medicine provides, this conference delivers.

      The majority of our delegates are experienced doctors who are practicing in rural and remote Canada and students and residents interested in rural medicine. Other delegates include nurses, physician assistants, medical educators, health administrators, and academics.

      Funds raised through your contribution ensure the ongoing viability of this valuable conference. The only one of its kind, catering on a national level, addressing the needs of rural doctors.

      SRPC’s Rural and Remote Medicine Conference has become one of the largest rural medical conferences, attracting nearly 1,000 attendees in previous years. It presents rural doctors with opportunities to gain and/or upgrade vital skills, exchange knowledge, develop their professional and social networks, and compare notes on the evolving field of rural medical practice.

      • Exhibitors who participated in Rural and Remote 2018 receive a 10% discount on registration if booked before December 1, 2018. (Some restrictions apply.)

      • Full payment is due 30 days after receipt of your registration form. All payments must be made in full by March 1, 2019.

      • 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.

      • 06-Apr-2019
      • 9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
      • Halifax, NS
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Using Realistic 3D Printed Modules to Learn HALO Procedures

      This is a Hands on session for Physician members only.
      Limited to 25 learners.

      The session will begin with a short (5-10 minutes) didactic introduction on the utility of our 3D-printed procedural models and specifics on the procedures to be covered. Participants will then be divided into small groups and have the opportunity for hands-on practice (35 minutes) of procedures including chest tube placement, surgical airway, and needle decompression. Several instructors will be present to offer feedback and assistance during this part of the workshop. Printed supplementary materials relating to the procedures will be available at each station as well. Models will include multi-functional 3D-printed thorax models and other stand-alone models designed for chest tube and surgical airway placement. Participants will have the opportunity to practice on more than one model during the session. At the conclusion of the workshop there will be time (5 minutes) allocated for questions and collection of feedback from participants. Prior knowledge/ experience is helpful but not mandatory. Instructors may be able to forward open-access resource information to participants beforehand. 

      1. Recognize the role and value of 3D-printed models in low-fidelity simulation-based medical education training sessions for rural / remote practitioners.
      2. Outline the key information for each procedure including indications, contraindications, complications, and essential equipment for each procedure covered during the session.
      3. Demonstrate essential motor skills in completing select procedures covered in the session.

      No cost to register. Wait list once full.

      • 07-Apr-2019
      • (ADT)
      • Halifax, Nova Scotia
      Register

      Add On course to The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
      The CNIS course is for Surgeons and Physicians who include hernia repair in their practice.
      It is designed to allow you to teach other physicians tissue hernia repairs.
      Limited space for Senior Residents in surgery.

      cnis-sharing-skills-logo

      Hernia Brochure April 2019.pdf

      The Canadian Network for International Surgery is offering the Structured Hernia Repair Course April 7 following R&R in Halifax.  The purpose of the CNIS Hernia course is to teach participants the management and technical surgical skills needed to perform a mesh free hernia repair. The objective of the instructors course is to offer surgery providers the pedagogic skills to participate in CNIS-lead hernia courses in Africa. The Instructor's course involves learning concepts, practice teaching, a myriad of hands on activities and skills sessions.

      Any Question: Contact Vimi at 605-739- 4708 or office@cnis.ca 

      *Cancellation: No refunds, however CNIS will issue donation receipt less the $75 administrative fees and CNIS membership.

      • 07-Apr-2019
      • Halifax, Nova Scotia

      Add On course to The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

      The ECCU 1 Course Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound

      This is an introductory level course specifically tailored for rural physicians. In addition to the Core IP applications, we have included a section on other applications applicable to Rural PoCUS.

      Course Information 

      This course has been designed for all doctors in acute care e.g Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Surgery. It provides the core knowledge for the CPoCUS Core IP and is applicable to other 'Acute Care' specialties. Applicability to rural practice is considered for application.

      Applications covered include: Physics, Instrumentation, Aorta, Trauma (FAST), Vascular Access, Shock, Cardiac (ELS), Obstetric, Rural PoCUS

      Halifax, Nova Scotia
      (WTCC-Rooms TBD)

      Sunday, April 7th, 2019

      Registration: $1350 (Residents/Students: $1050)

      For more information: www.emergencyultrasound.ca

      To register email: eccuhalifax@gmail.com


      Click below to Apply by email

      • 09-Apr-2019
      • 01-Oct-2019
      • Ottawa, ON.
      Register

      Call for Abstracts RURAL AND REMOTE 2020

      Register your abstract, suggest a topic, refer a colleague or let us know that you'd like to be considered as a speaker at the R&R 2020 event.

      Plan to Join us in Ottawa, Ontario. APRIL 23rd to 25th, 2020
      at the SHAW CENTRE #SRPC2020

      Multiple abstracts welcome. 

      REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT

      MORE EVENT DETAILS IN THE SUMMER.

      • 24-May-2019
      • (MDT)
      • Nanaimo, BC.

      Our friends at RCCbc are hosting the 2019 Rural Locum Forum


      2019 Rural Locum Forum

      May 24, 2019 – 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC

      Find out more online here.
      • 24-May-2019
      • (MDT)
      • 26-May-2019
      • (MDT)
      • Nanaimo, BC.

      Our friends at RCCbc are hosting BC Rural Health Conference 2019


      May 24-26, 2019 – 3:00 pm (May 24) to 12:00 noon (May 26)

      Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC

      Find out more about this event here.
      • 04-Oct-2019
      • (MDT)
      • 05-Oct-2019
      • (MDT)
      • Vancouver, BC.

      Our friends at Therapeutics Initiative – University of British Columbia are hosting an event geared toward general practice clinicians and trainees (residents and medical/nursing/pharmacy students).

      Save the Date  - October 4 & 5th, 2019

      • Friday, October 4 - Practical Pearls in Interpreting Evidence
      • Saturday, October 5 - Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians: up-to-date, practical information on prescription drug therapy

      More information and registration coming soon!

      QUESTIONS? Contact julie.teng@ti.ubc.ca


      • 22-Jan-2020
      • (MST)
      • 23-Jan-2020
      • (MST)
      • Banff, AB.

      SAVE THE DATE

      CPD for ESS / OSS

      The SRPC will be at The Rimrock Resort Hotel
      January 22nd and 23rd, 2020
      Banff AB 

      More details to come in the Fall 2019.

      • 23-Apr-2020
      • 25-Apr-2020
      • Ottawa, Ontario

      The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

      Save the date and plan to join us in the National's Capital
      Ottawa, Ontario. April 23 - 25, 2020

      Plan to Join us in Ottawa, Ontario. APRIL 23rd to 25th, 2020
      at the SHAW CENTRE #SRPC2020

      Call for Abstracts RURAL AND REMOTE 2020

      Register your abstract, suggest a topic, refer a colleague or let us know that you'd like to be considered as a speaker at the R&R 2020 event

      REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT

      SRPC Members have reduced rates and priority in small sessions.
      Join the SRPC Today


      More than 160 sessions, small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. A family-friendly (day care included) collegial atmosphere.

      Here is what people have said about past R&R Conferences:

      • It's hard to decide which sessions to go to with so many good choices.
      • As a student it gave me an idea of the challenges facing rural docs today.
      • Relevant peer teaching!
      • Enjoy meeting old friends and colleagues and making new connections.
      • The child care was excellent
      • SRPC Staff Excellent, friendly, and welcoming as usual.
      • Each year it gets better.
        • 22-Apr-2021
        • 24-Apr-2021
        • Niagara Falls, Ontario

        The 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

        Save the date and add it to your calendar.  April 22 - 24, 2021
        The SRPC is taking R&R to Niagara Falls, Ontario.

        Plan to Join us in Niagara Falls. APRIL 22nd to 24th, 2021
        at the SCOTIABANK CONVENTION CENTRE #SRPC2021



        SRPC Members have reduced rates and priority in small sessions.

        Join the SRPC Today


        More than 160 sessions, small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. A family-friendly (day care included) collegial atmosphere.

        Here is what people have said about past R&R Conferences:

        • It's hard to decide which sessions to go to with so many good choices.
        • As a student it gave me an idea of the challenges facing rural docs today.
        • Relevant peer teaching!
        • Enjoy meeting old friends and colleagues and making new connections.
        • The child care was excellent
        • SRPC Staff Excellent, friendly, and welcoming as usual.
        • Each year it gets better.

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