#ICEicle: The International Residency Leadership Summit (IRLS) – Toronto, Canada October 25-26, 2014

Taking place in conjunction with ICRE 2014, the International Residency Leadership Summit (IRLS) is a premier leadership development event. This engaging summit provides residents (registrars) with an excellent opportunity to develop practical leadership skills.

This year’s theme, Resident Leadership in the Digital Age, focuses specifically on Social Media in residency education. Interactive workshops and networking opportunities ensure that emerging leaders are introduced to key resources and contacts.

Highlights of the event include:

  • a networking lunch, called Leading the Future – finding your path, where residents will get the opportunity meet with leading innovators in medical education;
  • a social media panel, which will discuss and dissect the intersection of social media and medical education, sharing best practices for social media in residency education; as well as
  • a session by Dr. Mike Evans, creator of the YouTube sensation Med School for the Public, where he will discuss the changing landscape in healthcare, interspersed with media developed in his lab.

The keynote speaker is Matt Strickland, a General Surgery resident from the University of Toronto, and a member of the Royal College’s Innovation and Technology Task Force. Together with two engineer-colleagues, Dr. Strickland founded GestSure Technologies, a company that created an interface that enables surgeons to review pre-operative imaging intraoperatively with just a move of the hand using Microsoft’s Kinect technology for Xbox.

Residents also receive a discounted rate for the Residency Awards Dinner, where the invited keynote speaker will be Dr. Vincent Lam, a Toronto-based emergency physician, and author of the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. His talk is entitled “Narrative in medicine: Why we need stories in an age of evidence.”

Don’t wait, early-bird registration rates end on September 15, 2014. Simply visit the online registration page and follow the prompts. Questions? Email irls@royalcollege.ca

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