Annual residency education conference concludes Saturday with ceremony to recognize Canadian achievement
CALGARY, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Six Canadian leaders and innovators in residency education will be recognised Saturday at an awards ceremony in Calgary to conclude the 2013 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). These awards recognize leaders in specialty education, excellence in training programs, lifelong contributions and advocacy in medical education. Award winners hail from universities across Canada.
"Canada continually strives to push for innovation and excellence in our residency education programs," says Dr. Jason Frank, chair of ICRE 2013. "We are very proud of what our residents and educators have been able to accomplish this year. It's the perfect way to conclude what has been three days of engaging conversations."
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2013 International Conference on Residency Education Awards:
2013 Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Awards
- Dr. Julie Kromm, University of Alberta
- Dr. Arun Jagdeo, University of British Columbia
The Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award is given annually to Canadian residents who demonstrate leadership in specialty education.
2013 Program Director of the Year Awards
- Dr. Guy Brisseau, Dalhousie University
- Dr. Ian Preyra, McMaster University
Awarded annually to two program directors who demonstrate excellence in integrating the CanMEDS Framework into a health-related training program.
2013 Duncan Graham Award
- Dr. Karen Mann, Dalhousie University
This award is named for Dr. Duncan Graham, chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto from 1919 to 1947 and one of the first to undertake postgraduate medical training after graduating in 1905. Dr. Graham designed a program for postgraduate training of medical specialists in Canada on which the Royal College is modeled. This award recognizes an outstanding lifelong contribution to medical education.
2013 Donald Richards Wilson Award
- Dr. Moyez B. Ladhani, McMaster University
The Donald Richards Wilson Award recognizes excellence by a medical educator or leader in integrating the CanMEDS roles into a Royal College training program. Generously supported by Associated Medical Services, Inc., this award is named for Dr. Donald Richards Wilson, a former president of both the Royal College and AMS, and a lifelong advocate for medical education.
ICRE is the largest conference in the world devoted exclusively to advancing residency education (the post-med school years of training). Launched in 2008, ICRE attracts more than 1,400 physicians, residents and health care leaders from 30 countries to debate and improve how residents are trained. This year's theme is Educational Outcomes: Inspiring Residents, Improving Care. ICRE 2013 will take place September 26-28 at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary.
About the Royal College
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is the national, not-for-profit organization that oversees the medical education of specialists in Canada by setting high standards for postgraduate medical education and continuing professional development. In collaboration with health organizations and government agencies, the Royal College also plays a role in developing sound health policy in Canada.
SOURCE: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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