Upcoming Events

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

The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course EVENT was  CANCELLED

After carefully considering the evolving situation with COVID-19 and keeping in mind the Public Health Agency of Canada’s advice on mass gatherings during the outbreak,  the difficult decision was made to cancel Rural and Remote 2020 that was scheduled for April 23rd – 25th in Ottawa ON.

"The rural aspect was highlighted.  The keynote speakers were of high caliber.  The social and family friendly events were of high quality and we enjoyed them very much.  My favorite conference to date with regards to the social aspect and camaraderie and use of humor throughout!  Exceedingly well-planned."
Anonymous Review from R&R 2019 in Halifax NS

"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

    • 30-Sep-2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Our friends at Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services are proud to launch Using Blood Wisely, a national campaign to decrease inappropriate red blood cell transfusion practices in Canada. Hospitals are invited to take the challenge, which involves conducting a spot audit of recent red blood cell transfusions in their hospital.

    Taking the Challenge: Using Blood Wisely Launch Events

    Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services launch new challenge to make every drop count.

    Blood is a vital and limited health care resource. Thanks to the generosity of donors from across the country, blood products remain available for medical treatments and procedures that are critical to the safety and wellbeing of Canadians.

    Yet in Canada, inappropriate transfusion practices are common in hospitals. Not only does this put significant strains on the national blood supply, but it also exposes patients to potential harm.

    Hospitals that exceed and maintain benchmarks will be designated and recognized nationally by Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services. Hospitals that don’t meet the benchmarks are eligible to enrol in a quality improvement initiative where they will implement practices proven to reduce inappropriate transfusions and qualify for designation upon meeting the benchmarks.

    Be part of a national effort to improve patient safety, adopt best practices in transfusion medicine, and conserve a vital health care resource.

    How to get involved:

    1. Join launch events on September 22 or  September 30 at 12 p.m. ET.
    2. Take the challenge by December 1, 2020.
    Taking the challenge is the first step to demonstrating your commitment to using blood wisely.

    Learn more by visiting www.UsingBloodWisely.ca.

    • 17-Oct-2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual (Pacific Time)

    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).

    Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians from the comfort of your office or home.

    Therapeutics Initiative faculty and internationally renowned guest, Dr. John Mandrola, will review best evidence for therapeutic issues on a variety of topics relevant to current primary care and specialty medicine.


    WHEN: Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 8:30 am Pacific Time (finishes at 12:30pm)

    WHERE: Remotely via Zoom

    COST: Varies, please refer to the UBC CPD website below for complete details

    REGISTRATION: [Click here to register]

    CME CREDITS: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 3.75.
    For complete details, including full speaker list, topics, agenda and registration information, please visit the CBD website

    • 23-Oct-2020
    • (EDT)
    • 25-Oct-2020
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Our friends at CADDRA are hosting a virtual conference and research day and hope you will participate. The event is geared towards general practice clinicians and trainees (residents and medical/nursing/pharmacy students) and other allied health care providers.

    CADDRA2020 Virtual ADHD Conference and Research Day
    Date: October 23-25, 2020
    Location: Online (Virtual Event) Phone: 416-637-8583
    Email: carol.simpson@caddra.ca
    Event Website and Registration: https://caddra.societyconference.com/v2

    Register now for CADDRA 2020!

    CADDRA2020 is the largest ADHD health practitioner gathering in Canada and showcases the latest scientific, clinical and practical information on ADHD.

    This three-day virtual event (October 23-25, 2020) features renowned Canadian and international ADHD experts and includes sessions on ADHD comorbidities, virtual care, patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic and its implication on ADHD research, to name a few.

    Attendees can network and learn at live symposiums, interactive breakout sessions, Q&As, panel discussions, poster and oral presentations on the latest scientific, clinical and practical information on ADHD diagnosis, assessment and treatment in children, adolescents and adults.

    Preceding the conference, CADDRA brings together the top ADHD researchers at the 7th Annual ADHD Research Day on Oct 23, 2020. Research Day has become the largest gathering of ADHD researchers in Canada, drawing some of the best minds – and hearts – in ADHD research.

    CADDRA Members receive a 20% reduction to the Conference and Research Day fees making now the ideal time to join!

    Download the schedule for the CADDRA conference and ADHD Research Day and Register Now to take advantage of Early Bird rates by clicking here: https://caddra.societyconference.com/v2/

    • 23-Oct-2020
    • (MDT)
    • 24-Oct-2020
    • (MDT)
    • GoWebcasting

    Our friends at The Alberta College of Family Physicians and PEER team are gearing up for the 9th Annual Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) Conference that is geared toward family physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents and students, and other allied health care providers. Register August 2020!

    Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference | October 23-24, 2020

    Led by the team that brings you Tools for Practice, the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) Conference brings together clinical leaders to speak on the latest findings that can affect how you practice. Registration opens August 2020 #PEIP2020 www.peipconference.ca

    Date: October 23-24, 2020

    Location: GoWebcasting (see webcasting details below).

    Event Summary: The PEIP Conference highlights clinically relevant primary care topics that combine evidence, experience, and patient values that is free of industry bias. The Conference is a fully accessible via webcast with limited in-person seating. This multidisciplinary event showcases relevant, evidence-based, and thought-provoking topics in health care.

    Webcasting Information: During this unprecedented time, we are happy to continue webcasting PEIP for a remote but interactive educational experience! Our short snappers will be accessible online from any of your personal devices (desktop, laptop, tablets and smart phones). Virtual attendees will be able to participate in the live question and answer period through our webcast platform.

    @abfamdocsTwitter & Instagram or Facebook – Alberta College of Family Physicians
    @peerevidenceInstagram or Facebook- PEER Evidence

    • 05-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • 06-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • Virtual

    Our friends at UBC CPD (Continuing Professional Development) want you to save the date for an interactive virtual conference with opportunities for networking.  This course is specifically designed as a refresher course for family physician anesthetists (FPAs), family physicians practicing anesthesia in rural/remote communities, anesthesia assistants (AAs), residents & students

    Target audience: family physician anesthetists (FPAs), family physicians practicing anesthesia in rural/remote communities, anesthesia assistants (AAs), residents & students
    Overview: Specifically aimed towards Family Physician Anesthetists (FPAs), the “FPA Refresher Course” is designed to be an intimate review of a wide range of topics that are chosen to respond to the needs of FPs practicing anesthesia in smaller rural communities. The agenda will be a mix of lectures and small group workshops over two half-days – stay tuned for the full program. Registration is opening soon!
    Up to 7.0 Mainpro+ credits
    Course Webpage  | 
    Click here to be notified when registration opens

    • 12-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • 14-Nov-2020
    • (PST)
    • Virtual Conference

    Our friends at the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) are gearing up for an online conference offering unprecedented global access to industry-leading addiction medicine education.

    ISAM-CSAM 2020 Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting

    The ISAM-CSAM Annual Conference brings together more than 700 leaders, researchers, and clinicians in addiction medicine to share, collaborate, and connect. In addition to a conference program featuring global leaders and prominent researchers, both ISAM and CSAM offer pre-conference and post-conference educational opportunities for professionals looking to expand their skills and knowledge. This year marks the first year that the conference will be held exclusively online, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and British Columbia’s restrictions on gatherings of more than 50 people.

    Where do I find more information?
    Check out their page or follow them on Twitter at @csam_smca, on Facebook at @csamsmca, and LinkedIn. You can also email them at conference@csam-smca.org.

    • 14-Nov-2020
    • (MST)
    • 15-Nov-2020
    • (MST)
    • virtual

    Our friends at the Canadian Association of Wilderness Medicine (CAWM) are gearing up for CAWM 2020. This 2-day virtual conference is for any clinician (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents and students, and other allied health care providers) with an interested in wilderness medicine.
    Register now!

    Canadian Association of Wilderness Medicine 2020 Conference  | Nov 14-15 2020

    CAWM 2020 will be a virtual conference held Nov 14-15 2020.  Over the course of the weekend participants will hear 20 presentations from 20 amazing speakers.  All the speakers live and/or work in Canada, and each presentation will consider Wilderness Medicine in the Canadian context.

    Presentations will be on a variety of topics, including: dive medicine, mountain medicine, hypothermia, frostbite, Search and Rescue, and expedition medicine.  

    The full conference schedule is available here.

    Date:  Nov 14 - 15th 2020 (Sat-sun)

    Location: virtual

    The majority of the conference will be recorded, and everyone who registers for the conference will be able to access the recordings for 6 months, at no additional cost.

    Conference participants who register at the Medical Professional Level will be able to claim CME credits:*

    • FAWM Credits from the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)
    • Type 1 CME Credits with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • One-credit-per-hour Group Learning CFPC Mainpro+® credits

    *Our applications for CME Credits are currently under review by the WMS, Royal College and CFPC Mainpro.  We will confirm if these CME credits will be available, as well as the specific number of credits that have been approved, once the review of our applications are complete.  Updates will be sent out by email to registered conference participants, and will be posted on this site. 

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    • 19-Nov-2020
    • (EST)
    • 20-Nov-2020
    • (EST)
    • Virtual
    The RMIM Conference is a collaborative event supported by the American College of Physicians, the Alberta Medical Association, and the Universities of British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

    This annual conference attracts general internists, medical students, residents, and thought leaders from across Western Canada (and beyond) to participate in a variety of practical learning activities focused on enhancing clinical practice, including: plenary talks, workshops, research discussions, formal dinners, exhibitions, and networking opportunities.

    Rocky Mountain Internal Medicine 2020

    In light of COVID-19, we have decided to host RMIM20 in a virtual setting November 19th and 20th from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

    www.rockymountainIM.com (for all current info, updates, and to subscribe to our mailing list)

    #RMIM20 (on Instagram and Twitter)

    Questions? send an email to  rockymountainim@ucalgary.ca

    • 22-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24-Apr-2021
    • (EDT)
    • Niagara Falls, ON.

    The 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

    The SRPC is taking R&R to Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Save the date!  April 22 - 24, 2021

    Plan to join us in Niagara Falls ON,  APRIL 22nd to 24th, 2021

    SRPC members enjoy reduced rates and priority in hands-on and small group sessions.

    Join the SRPC Today

    With close to 200 sessions over 3 days, including small group and hands-on workshops, the Rural and Remote conference is a family-friendly (with daycare included), collegial atmosphere.  We hope you'll plan to join us!

    What have people said they liked about this course?

    • Wide variety of topics, lots of truly rural doctors doing the presenting and great opportunities to meet with others.
    • As a first time attendee, really enjoyable!  I was able to network with lots of people in the region and/or in similar practice situations which is rare. Great topics that were relevant and practice changing!  Social events were enjoyable so I'm leaving with new friends!
    • The childcare was outstanding. My kids LOVED the bouncy castle and the face painting at the Mix and Mingle Reception.
    • I enjoyed networking with colleagues. Nice to see enhanced attendance from other groups - general surgery, obstetricians, midwifery, nurses.
    • The contents covered all rural practice aspects and gave students plenty of hands-on working experiences and interaction with trainers.
    • I thought it was wonderful - I only wished I could have attended more sessions,


Past Events

22-Aug-2020 VITAL FM Update - Live, Stream on Demand
15-Jul-2020 CBT Banff
02-Jul-2020 CBT Blue Mountain
29-May-2020 2020 Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership - Cancelled-
29-May-2020 BC Rural Health Conference - Cancelled
29-May-2020 CBT - Dates and locations across Canada
25-Apr-2020 Sims for ESS - Cancelled
23-Apr-2020 The 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course - Cancelled
23-Apr-2020 RR2020 - Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration
15-Apr-2020 15th Annual Transfusion Medicine Education
09-Apr-2020 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
16-Mar-2020 Rural and Remote 2020 - CANCELLATION
20-Feb-2020 SCORE
18-Jan-2020 SCORE + ACLS
17-Jan-2020 Banff Endoscopy Skills Conference
16-Jan-2020 Banff Rural Suite Courses
15-Jan-2020 CPD for ESS / OSS
15-Jan-2020 SOS for PPH - Surgical Obstetrical Skills for Post Partum Hemorrhage
29-Nov-2019 Evidence-based Assessment and Management of ADHD in Primary Care
26-Nov-2019 WEBINAR: Topical Analgesics – Can we directly apply the evidence?
14-Nov-2019 Rocky Mountain Internal Medicine 2019
25-Oct-2019 PEIP (Practical Evidence for Informed Practice)
19-Oct-2019 Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) (2 day course)
10-Oct-2019 CAEP Event - AIME (1 day course)
04-Oct-2019 Therapeutics Initiative Conference 2019
22-Sep-2019 SCORE + CGMH
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 Call for Abstracts Rural and Remote 2020
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 - Brief Messaging
19-Oct-2018 ACFP Event - Extended 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 Advanced Rural Plastics Procedures
17-Jan-2018 SOO CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors Course
13-Dec-2017 Slit Lamp Examinations
13-Dec-2017 Rural Plastics Procedures Montreal
08-Nov-2017 SRPC Logo Contest

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