the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada


Upcoming Events

Hosting a rural relevant CME course and would like your event added to our calendar?  Send us an email

    • 18-Jan-2019
    • (MST)
    • 20-Jan-2019
    • (MST)
    • Banff, Alberta




    Education for Excellence in Endoscopy
    JANUARY 18 - 20, 2019
    The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta

    Event details and brochure available Online.  Registration is now open:

    Receive $200 toward your registration & help RhPAP
    serve you better. Click here for more details here.

    • 18-Jan-2019
    • (MST)
    • 20-Jan-2019
    • (MST)
    • Banff, Alberta

    Our friends Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary asked us to share this event aimed at Physicians, nurses and pre-hospital health professionals practising in rural communities.

    This course provides updates on clinical topics relevant for physicians, nurses and other health professionals who practice in rural communities. Through a combination of plenary lectures, small group interactive sessions and hands-on skill development workshops; participants will review current best practices, guidelines, tools and techniques for investigating and managing emergent patients – from pre-hospital to the rural emergency department.

    Full event details and registration HERE

    The Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals Conference has a number of courses within it including
    Paediatric Fractures Course
    Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Course
    35th Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals
    Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada (EPICC) Trauma
    Common Fractures & Dislcoations Course
    21st Annual Rural Anaesthesia for GP Anesthesiologists
    Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks

    Contact Shannon Stucky if you have any questions or if you need assistance.

    Shannon Stucky, BComm BA I Communications and Events Coordinator
    Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development
    Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

    403-210-6274 I F: 403.210.9247



    Full event details and registration HERE

    • 08-Feb-2019
    • (MST)
    • 10-Feb-2019
    • (MST)
    • Banff, Alberta

    An event for Alberta Preceptors by:

    Every year rural preceptors, residents, and health care professionals come together to learn about the latest industry topics and trends. Cabin Fever will take place at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity on February 8-10 in 2019.

    Hear from Greg's Wings, an organization dedicated to addressing gaps in the health care system. Join our keynote speaker to learn about practice in Nunavut, and close the conference with a session on mindfulness practice, plus much more.

    Register online here before January 4th!
    Questions?  Contact  Marchella Barbero
    Communications Coordinator
    Distributed Learning & Rural Initiatives (DLRI)
    Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
    P: 403-210-6771
    • 04-Apr-2019
    • (ADT)
    • 06-Apr-2019
    • (ADT)
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

    This year’s conference theme, COASTAL CONNECTIONS

    Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia APRIL 4th to 6th, 2019 

    Register early! Price increase on March 1st, 2019.

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

    More than 160 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.

    Event details and agenda will be available soon. Once you secure your spot, you will be the first to know. 

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

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    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.


    Optional Social events - Details will be announced soon
    (tickets will be sold separately)

    • Mix and Mingle
    • Hockey Night
    • Trivia Night
    • Award Dinner
    • Jam Session
    • Wrap up Party


    • 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 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 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 must be made prior to March 5th, 2019.

    • Cambridge Suites Halifax   New Reservation Link
      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  Reservation Link
      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 

    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 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  [Car rentals/Taxi/Bus]

    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. 


    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.

    Call For Abstracts

    Still time to submit your Research Abstract.  Due: January 7, 2019 - Poster or Oral Presentation

    Register your Submissions for R&R 2019


    • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to
    • 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.
    • Refunds will not be granted after March 21st but we will transfer the balance (less $75 admin fee) to another SRPC event or SRPC membership.
    • Deposits are non refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership.
    • Social tickets are non refundable but may be transferred to a student or resident.
    • 04-Apr-2019
    • (ADT)
    • 06-Apr-2019
    • (ADT)
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    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 - 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.

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

    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.


    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 

    *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:

    To register email:

    Click below to Apply by email

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