Rural Connect 2021

Join us on March 26th & 27th, 2021 for this brand new virtual conference for Canadian rural generalists, specialists, residents and healthcare workers!

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We look forward to welcoming rural generalists, specialists, residents and other health care professionals from across Canada to this new virtual event on March 26th & 27th, 2021. The conference will run from 8:30am - 12:00pm each day and will see a variety of keynote speakers and workshops. Some of the topics that will be covered will include: 

  • Learner in Difficulty: Intervening Sooner Rather than Later
  • Physician to Physician Support: The Fundamentals
  • Rural Simulation-Based Education
  • and more ...

 

At the end of this conference, participants will be equipped to: 

  1. List and apply at least two ways in which they will change their practice as a result of attending learning sessions.
  2. Create a personal toolbox of training methods based on workshop presenter experiences.
  3. Evaluate and apply a variety of communication strategies to enhance interactions with learners.

 

 

Accreditation

CFPC

National Mainpro+® Group Learning

This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 5.5 Mainpro+® credits.

Please refer back to this page in the coming weeks for full details on speakers, workshops and to access the full agenda.

 


Meet our Keynotes!

Look below for more information about our plenary speakers for Rural Connect 2021!

Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe

Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe

Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe is a member of the Peigan Nation, Treaty 7 Region of Alberta. In his efforts to improve Aboriginal health, Dr. Crowshoe is working towards developing appropriate primary health models for Aboriginal communities and on increasing physician knowledge and capacity around Aboriginal peoples’ health through academic and research driven medical education initiatives.

Dr. Jon Meddings

Dr. Jon Meddings

Dr. Jon Meddings is the current Dean of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He began his first term as Dean of the faculty in July 2012 having served as Vice Dean since 2009, and previously as Interim Vice-President (Research) of the University of Calgary (2010), head of the Division of Gastroenterology, and as a professor in the Department of Medicine, while continuing to be an active member of the medical community.

Sen. Mohamed Ravalia

Mohamed Ravalia

Senator Ravalia began his career as a rural family physician with an interest in academia and collaborative care. He has a passion for teaching and is dedicated to expanding distributed learning opportunities in Rural NL.

Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw

Cathy Scrimshaw

Dr. Scrimshaw has been a full scope rural doctor in Pincher Creek for the past 28 years and prior to that worked on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. She is currently the medical lead for a mentorship program for chronic pain and addictions, with the Alberta College of Family Physicians and is a founding member of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.