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The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
Save the date and plan to join us in the National's Capital

Ottawa, Ontario. April 23rd - 25th, 2020

Info Here

"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 



The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

Halifax, NS. April 4th-6th 2019

2019 course syllabus, handouts, evaluations available online: SRRPC.CA/SRPC2019

"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  


    • 07-Apr-2019
    • 31-Dec-2019
    • Ottawa, ON.
    Register

    Call for Abstracts for Workshops and Research Presentations at RURAL AND REMOTE 2020

    Are you interested in presenting at R&R 2020 in Ottawa? Register your abstract, suggest a topic, refer a colleague or submit your research.

    REGISTER YOUR ABSTRACT [ONLINE HERE]

    The 2020 Conference theme is  ‘Rural Physician Advocacy – How to Save the World in Your Spare Time’.

    We hope that you will join us in Ottawa ON, April 23rd to 25th, 2020 at the SHAW CENTRE.

    Multiple abstracts welcome. 

    Full details available online.

    • 22-Sep-2019
    • (EDT)
    • Collingwood, Ont

    Our friend and SRPC Member Dr. Jesse Guscott CFPC(FPA) SCORE Course Director – This event is geared towards rural and community health care practitioners involved in acute care such as emergency and inpatient medicine. 

    Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies (SCORE)

    On Sunday September 22nd we will be offering our 1 day course consisting of a combination of theatre simulations, skills workshops and Crisis Resource Management coaching sessions.  This course is suitable for all rural and community physicians whose practice includes any acute care including ER, anesthesia or inpatient medicine. As always, the course is accredited at the highest credit level, Mainpro+ 3 credits per hour for a total of 24 credits.  Workshops and simulation scenarios will be selected based on participant needs assessments.

    A preferred rate accommodation has been arranged for this course by the Rural Ontario Medical Program.  For details please email postgrads@romponline.com  

    Visit our website https://www.scorecme.com for detailed course information and registration information. 

    Dr. Jesse Guscott MD CFPC(FPA)
    Course Director

    www.scorecme.com

    jesse@scorecme.com



    • 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).

    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
    • 13.5 Mainpro+ CPD credits over the two days

    Download the brochure or find full Registration details online: https://ubccpd.ca/course/BestEvidence19

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


    • 10-Oct-2019
    • Winnipeg, MB

    Our friend at The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) are hosting an event geared towards rural and community health care practitioners involved in acute care such as emergency and inpatient medicine.



    For full event details please visit the CAEP Web page here

    Gail Chapman | cpd coordinator |Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
    p 613.523.3343x13 | f 613.523.0190  |  www.caep.ca

    • 19-Oct-2019
    • 20-Oct-2019
    • Vancouver, BC.


    Our friends at The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) are hosting an event geared towards rural and community health care practitioners involved in acute care such as emergency and inpatient medicine.



    Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) is a two day course designed to provide physicians with a strong foundation in emergency ultrasound. The course philosophy emphasizes hands-on practical instruction to maximize the participants’ learning experience. This is achieved with one-on-one bedside teaching on live models. The models used during the practical sessions will be a combination of normal and true positive patient subjects.

    The course material is current and relevant to both emergency and family physicians.  It is designed to facilitate the completion of the required 50 supervised scans in each of the four areas (aorta, cardiac, abdomen, and pelvis).  EDTU includes an e-syllabus as well as five lectures on video. The learners are required to review the materials prior to attending the program. This will allow the instructors to spend less time lecturing and more time instructing during the practical sessions.

    For full event details and Learning Objectives please visit the CAEP Web page here

    Carrol Ann Lapierre
    continuing professional development administrator/accreditation lead
    Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
    p 613.523.3343x14 • f 613.523.0190
    calapierre@caep.ca  •  www.caep.ca

    • 25-Oct-2019
    • (MDT)
    • 26-Oct-2019
    • (MDT)
    • Edmonton, AB.

    Our friends at University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine are hosting an event geared toward family physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practicitioners, and other allied health care providers.

    PEIP (Practical Evidence for Informed Practice)

    October 25-26, 2019 in Edmonton, but with ability to participate remotely (including asking presenters questions) via webcast.
    Please see brochure attached and link to registration:  http://bit.ly/2019PEIP

    The Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference highlights focused reviews on clinically relevant primary care topics that combine evidence, experience, and patient values and is free of industry bias.

    With two ways to participate (in person or via live Webcast), the conference is a fully accessible, multidisciplinary event that showcases relevant, evidence-based, and thought-provoking topics in health care.

    DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM GUIDE HERE


    • 15-Jan-2020
    • (MST)
    • Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel
    • 2
    Register

    SOS for PPH - Surgical Obstetrical Skills for Post Partum Hemorrhage

    Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel  -  Jan 15 2020

    This Year's Program

    Have a look at the RhPAP video here to see what is the course is all about.

    This high fidelity simulation CPD program is offered in Banff after a very successful trial in Brooks, Alberta. The models are extremely costly. For the Banff program, these fees reflect substantial financial support from RCCbc, RhPAP, and SRPC.

    Registration is limited to 16 participants. Registration closes November 1st. (our last date to order the simulation models) All fees are non refundable after Nov 1st.



       

    Objectives

    1. To learn to recognize and to intervene surgically using simulated uteruses for life threatening post partum hemorrhage.
    2. To identify the anatomy, to learn the surgical principles, and to practice the technique of Cesarean Hysterectomy as a life saving intervention.
    3. To review and practice the other surgical interventions (Bakri Balloon, B Lynch) for life threatening PPH.

    Faculty

    Dr. Kristin Hoffman, OB, Medicine Hat
    Dr. Joanne Siverston, OB, Prince Albert
    Dr. Murtaza Amirali, OSS, Medicine Hat
    Dr. Erich Van der Linde, FP, Brooks

        This course is offered in conjunction with

        Accommodations

        • A block of rooms have been reserved at the The Rimrock Resort Hotel.
          Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2
        • Book ONLINE HERE  SRPC Room Block Code is 200115SRPC
        • Call 1-888-746-7625 (1-888-RIMROCK) to reserve an extended stay, with a reservations agent.  Reference SRPC Room Block Code is 200115SRPC
        • Standard Group rate $198.00 -  December 23, 2019. (Release Date)

        Thank you to our 2020 sponsors

            
        • 15-Jan-2020
        • 6:00 PM (MST)
        • 16-Jan-2020
        • 6:00 PM (MST)
        • Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel
        Register

        Enhanced Surgical Skills / Obstetrical Surgical Skills Program

        Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel  -  Jan 15 & 16 2020

        This Year's Program

        This one day course is designed for ESS / OSS Surgeons in conjunction with Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals course and the Endoscopy Skills Day for Practicing Endoscopists course. The program will update rural ESS surgeons with current methods, facilitate informal communication and encourage FP-Specialist networks.

        PDF Schedule  •  Highlights  •  OR Nurses  •  Extended Program  •  Faculty  •  Pre-POST Courses  •  Hotel  •  CANCELLATION

        REGISTER

        Registrants that wish to make changes to their registration will need to contact the office by phone or email  jennak@srpc.ca with your request. 
        *Program is subject to change.

             


        Program Highlights

        • New Format - Case based, small groups with faculty
        • Rural Trauma - Roles for ESS/OSS
        • Sims in Your Home OR
        • Does rural surgery make the cut? Are we good enough?
        • Hernias and other Surgical Pearls

        Bring Your OR Nurses! 

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

        • With the support of our sponsors RPAP, RCCbc and SMA,  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.
              

        Extended Program

        • THURSDAY EVENING -JAN 16th @ 18:00 - Dinner (Optional) $89.25/pp (tax incl.)
          "The Role of Family Physicians in Rural Surgery: A Global Perspective” with Dr Ryan Falk & Dr Emilie Joos
        • FRIDAY MORNING - JAN 17th @ 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast (Optional) $42/pp (tax incl.)
          “Where Do We Go Next?” with a Panel and Discussion led by CPD committee

        Faculty

        • OB:  Joanne Siverston, Andrew Kotaska, Neeraj Mehra, Kristin Hoffman
        • Gen Sx:  Roy Kirkpatrick
        • Trauma Surgeon:  Phil Dawe, Emilie Joos
        • FPA:  Kirk McCarroll
        • Several ESS/OSS colleagues

          Pre-POST Courses

          Register for these events separately

            Accommodations

            • A block of rooms have been reserved at the The Rimrock Resort Hotel.
              Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2
            • Book ONLINE HERE  
            • Call 1-888-746-7625 (1-888-RIMROCK) to book over the phone or to reserve an extended stay with a reservations agent.  Reference SRPC Room Block Code is 200115SRPC
            • Standard Group rate $198.00 -  December 23, 2019. (Release Date)

            CANCELLATION POLICY

            • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to info@srpc.ca.
            • Full Refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by December 6th.
            • 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between December 7th and December 27th.
            • Refunds will not be granted after December 27 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.
            • 23-Apr-2020
            • 25-Apr-2020
            • Ottawa, Ontario

            The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

            2020 Conference theme: Rural Physician Advocacy – How to Save the World in Your Spare Time

            Save the date. Join us in the Nation's Capital Ottawa, Ontario.
            April 23 - 25, 2020

            R&R 2020 will be hosted at the SHAW CENTRE down town Ottawa. #SRPC2020

            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 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

            SRPC Members have reduced rates and priority in small sessions.
            Become a SRPC Member Today


            CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   •   HOTEL / TRAVEL/ TRANSFERS / TOURISM   •   ADD ON COURSE   •   SOCIALS   •   FAMILY   •   AWARDS AND ESSAY/POSTER CONTEST   •   EXHIBITOR / SPONSOR / RECRUITERS   •   CANCELLATION POLICY

            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

            Hotels

            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 22th, 2020.  After March 23th call hotel direct to see if they still have rooms.  

            Fairmont Château Laurier
            (290m - 4 min walk to Shaw Centre)  Room rates start at $229

            1 Rideau Street
            Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
            Book by phone - Call 1-800-441-1414 - booking code SRPC0420
            Online Booking here

            Novotel Ottawa City Centre
            (400m - 6 min walk to Shaw Centre) Room rates start at $189
            33 Nicholas Street
            Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7
            Book by phone - Call 613-230-3033 or 1-855-677-3033 - booking code 739454
            Online Booking here

            Travel

            Air Canada:

            Use discount code, JZ9VHFA1 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: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
            • The travel period begins Monday, April 13, 2020 and ends Saturday, May 02, 2020.
            • 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.

            WestJet:

            Use discount code Q54YU10 To book online please visit www.westjet.com/conventions 

            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 travelling Trans-border into and out of Ottawa.

            Porter:

            A 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course. The discounted fares and promo code are available for booking flights starting Oct 21, 2019 to Apr 25, 2020 and available for travel:

            Location: To and from anywhere in Canada or US to Ottawa.
            Dates of Travel:  From Apr 20, 2020 To Apr 26, 2020
            Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “MEDI20”.

            ViaRail:

            • VALID:   April 13th 2020 to April 29th 2020
            • From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa and return.
            • Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
            • One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.
            • For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
            • 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
            • Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

            BOOKING:   Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  13995Book Online here

            Transportation options:

            From Ottawa International Airport (YOW) You have a few options to get down town.

            Bus : $3.50, 25 minute ride + 7-10 min walk
            Private transportation/Taxi : approx $30.00
            Details here

            Ottawa Tourism:

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


            Add On Courses

            More info to come in the fall.
            Here you will find the links to register for add on courses.
            *Registration for add on courses are managed by the course provider. Cancellation policy are set by them.

            Socials

            Optional - Social events will be announced in the Fall
            *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

              You will be able to add your child/children to the childcare list when registration opens. Or you can add them later by sending an
              email request to jennak@srpc.ca 
              Please include 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. If your partner is an allied health professional we recommend that they join as an SRPC Associate Member and register on their own. (Same rate as the students.)

            Awards and Essay/Poster Contest

            Awards:

            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 Ottawa Ontario on the evening of Friday April 24th 2020.
             
            Visit our awards page for all the information needed to prepare your nominations. All applications must be received by Friday January 31, 2020.

            Exception: RSA, RLSA, FRRMS, Lifetime. Members MUST be registered no later than Monday March 23rd.


            Poster:

            • Poster proposals must include a clear research purpose, objectives, methodology, summary of the research results and conclusion. Posters will be judged on rural relevance, research methodology, impact, clarity of presentation and ability to answer questions regarding your research.  Posters are restricted to a width of 4 feet and height of 3 feet.
            • Deadline for submission is January 07, 2020
            • Students and residents will each 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.  [More info online]



            Print  Essay/Poster contest flyer



            Essay:

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

            • Students and Residents must be a member of the SRPC
            • Essay should be between 500-1000 words.
            • Deadline is Dec 31st 2019
            • Prize: $500 (students) and $1000 (residents)
            • Student: Non-fiction essay with rural elective theme. 
            • Residents: Non-fiction essay about rural experience.
            • To apply:  Forward your essay to jennak@srpc.ca [More info online]


            Exhibitor/Sponsor/Recruiters

            Sponsor Prospectus (Available in the fall)
            Exhibitor / Sponsor (Registration will open in the fall)
            For more information or to add your name to the contact list please email Louise Ardern - louisea@srpc.ca

            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 donated to a student or resident.
            • Pending registrations are considered as "planning to attend" or "Pay Later".  Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans have changed and if you are no longer able to attend and we will cancel your registration.
              • 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.

            18-Jul-2019 SCORE + ACLS
            04-Jun-2019 Therapeutics Initiative Night: UTIs, PPIs, & Deprescribing
            24-May-2019 BC Rural Health Conference 2019
            24-May-2019 2019 Rural Locum Forum
            07-Apr-2019 The ECCU 1 Course
            07-Apr-2019 CNIS Instructors Hernia Repair Course
            06-Apr-2019 Realistic 3D Printed Modules to Learn HALO Procedures
            04-Apr-2019 RR2019 - Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration
            04-Apr-2019 The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
            02-Apr-2019 CASTED: Emergency
            27-Mar-2019 Therapeutics Initiative Methods Speaker Series
            08-Feb-2019 Cabin Fever 2019
            18-Jan-2019 35th Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals
            18-Jan-2019 Endoscopy Skills Days for Practicing Endoscopists
            22-Oct-2018 CAEP Event - EMR III (2 day course)
            19-Oct-2018 ACFP Event - Extended Messaging
            19-Oct-2018 ACFP Event - Brief Messaging
            03-Oct-2018 CAEP Event - AIME (1 day course) repeated
            01-Oct-2018 Call for Abstracts Rural and Remote 2019
            15-Apr-2018 Supervised Ultrasound Scanning Day
            13-Apr-2018 Scotch Tasting - Extra R&R Social
            13-Apr-2018 Pediatric Simulation Workshop
            12-Apr-2018 Trivia Night - Extra R&R Social
            12-Apr-2018 Leading Resuscitation Remotely Via Telehealth
            12-Apr-2018 The 26th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
            10-Apr-2018 ALARM - Advances in Labour and Risk Management
            19-Jan-2018 The 8th Annual Endoscopy Skills Day
            17-Jan-2018 Enhanced Surgical Skills Program
            17-Jan-2018 SOO CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors Course
            17-Jan-2018 Advanced Rural Plastics Procedures
            13-Dec-2017 Rural Plastics Procedures Montreal
            13-Dec-2017 Slit Lamp Examinations
            08-Nov-2017 SRPC Logo Contest

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