Research Innovation & Scholarship in Education

Research Innovation & Scholarship in Education 'RISE' (previously Medical Education Research & Scholarship Day 'MERSD') is an event put on by the office of Faculty Development.  It is a sharing event to celebrate the medical education research and scholarship work that is being done in medicine and across the health professions in the province of Saskatchewan.  Starting in June, 2017 this event is offered annually and showcases work by staff, faculty and learners across the province.  All are welcome and invited to submit abstracts which opens in January and closes in March of each year.

RISE 2021

The attendee conference package, with agenda and webex links to join, will be sent to the preferred email address provided in registration on June 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm (SK) from the Continuing Medical Education (CME) office – watch & save this information for event day.


MERSD 2020

MERSD was unfortunately canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

MERSD 2019

The 3rd annual MERSD (Medical Education Research and Scholarship Day) was held for the first time in Regina on June 7, 2019. We had 33 oral presentations in 3 streams: Curriculum, PG/CPD/CBME, and Enhancing Education; and 16 posters presented.  Our two plenary speakers - Dr. Francis Christian (Surgical Humanities) and Dr. Sara Kim (Conflict Management) - gave inspiring and thought-provoking lectures.

Michelle McCarron and Elan Paluck graciously acted as our adjudicators for the poster competition. The winner of this year’s poster competition was Regina’s Lindsay Edgington, CoM Pharmacy: Evaluation of a Pharmacy Department Continuing Education Framework (EDGE).  Congratulations to Lindsay, and co-authors Zack Dumont, Suzanne Len, and Kirsten Tangedal. 

Thanks to our staff in Regina & Saskatoon for their hard work setting up the day, especially Jeanette and the CoM staff, Kris, IT, and Darla & Katherine from CME.  Thanks to Dr. Stobart and Dr. McKague for their support, and to all who attended the event.

A bus full of Saskatoon attendees made the trip to Regina in style, with breakfast provided and FD programming too, bringing our total attendance to approximately 88 people for the day. We look forward to another great MERSD next year in Saskatoon! 

We would like to continue to encourage local faculty to access FD programs for support.  Thanks to Jeanette Bellavance, Kris Schoenhofen, Dr. Gill White, and our Saskatoon colleagues for their invaluable assistance!

Dr. Helen Chang

Faculty Development Lead, Regina

MERSD 2019

MERSD 2017

External Conference Listing

 Upcoming Medical Education Conferences






Abstract Deadline

Harvard Medical School CME Courses 

Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing your Teaching Skills

Mar 24-26, 2021



ICME (International Conference on Medical Education)

ICME 2021 Virtual Conference

Apr 1-4, 2021



Harvard Medical School CME Courses

Global Health Delivery

Runs Apr 7-Jun 22, 2021


Registration Deadline: Mar 30, 2021

(Canadian Conference on Medical Education)

Annual Conference

Apr 17 - 20, 2021

St. John’s NL


CGEA (Association of American Medical Colleges)

2021 GEA Regional Spring Meeting 

 Apr 20-22, 2021



SRPC (Society of Rural Physicians of Canada)

28th Annual Rural and Remote Conference

Apr 22 - 24, 2021



ICPH 2020

International Conference on Physician Health

April 26, 2021



(Canadian Society of Physician Leadership)


Canadian Conference of Physician Leadership

April 26-29, 2021



(Society of Teachers in Family Medicine)

Annual Spring Conference

May 3-6, 2021



Choosing Wisely Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association

Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting

May 12-13, 2021


Feb 1, 2021

Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education & Research (CIPhER)

2021 Online CIPhER Summer Institute in Evidence-based Teaching and Course Design

May 17, 2021



Equity in Medicine

Equity in Medicine 2021 Conference: Overcoming Barriers in Medicine

June 12, 2021


April 22, 2021

(The International Association of Medical Science Educators)

25th Annual IAMSE Meeting

June 12-17, 2021



Harvard Macy Institute

Program for Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education

June 13-18, 2021


Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 

AHE Network
(Assessment in Higher Education)

Annual International AHE Conference

June 30 – July 2, 2021

Manchester, England

January 18, 2021

(Assoc. for Medical Education in Europe)

AMEE Annual Conference

Aug 27-30, 2021

TBA (face-to-face with online elements) 

Feb 5, 2021 

SCFP (Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians)

67th Annual Family Medicine Conference

Sep 17-18, 2021

Regina, SK


(The Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships) 

Annual CLIC Conference

October 10-13, 2021



(International Association for Communication in Healthcare) & ACH (Academy on Communication in Healthcare)

International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH)

October 17-20, 2021

Rio Mar, Puerto Pico


Harvard Macy Institute

A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education

Oct 18-22, 2021



Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

ICRE 2021 (International Conference on Residency Education)

Oct 21-23, 2021

Ottawa, ON

College of Family Physicians of Canada

FMF 2021 (Family Medicine Forum)

Nov 10-13, 2021 

Toronto, ON

(Association of American Medical Colleges)

Learn Serve Lead 2021: The AAMC Annual Meeting 

Nov 5-9, 2021

San Antonio, Texas

(North American Primary Care Research Group)

49th Annual Meeting

Nov 19-23, 2021

Quebec City, QC


World Conference of Family Doctors

November 25-28, 2021

Abu Dhabi, UAE

January 10, 2021


4th Annual Medical Educator Course

TBA (typically in Feb)

Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education

(short course) Leadership and Innovation in Health 


Ottawa 2021

Assessment of Health Professionals and Evaluation of Programs: Best Practice and Future Development

TBA (typically in March)

Harvard Medical School - CME Courses

Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals

TBA (typically in the spring)

Boston MA


(Northern School of Medicine)

Northern Constellations Annual Faculty Development Conference

TBA (typically in April)

Thunder Bay, ON


(Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators)

Annual ANZAHPE Conference

TBA (typically in July)



(Canadian Medical Association)

Health Summit

TBA (typically in Aug)



University of Toronto - Continuing Professional Development 

Indigenous Health Conference 

TBA (typically November)



 Harvard Macy Institute

Program for Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators

TBA (typically December) 








Abstract Deadline

APMEC 2021
(Asian Pacific Medical Education Conference)

 Annual Conference

 TBA (typically held in January)



CLIME / ICLEM (Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education)

CLIME Annual Conference 

Feb 7-10, 2022

Toronto, ON


(Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education)

 Annual Meeting

 TBA (typically held in February)



(Canadian Conference on Medical Education)

Annual Conference

April 23-26, 2022

Calgary, AB


Harvard Macy Institute

PART 1 - Program for Educators in Health Professions 

May 2-6, 2022

TBA (in-person OR virtual) 


(Canadian Society of Physician Leadership)

Canadian Conference of Physician Leadership

May 6-7, 2022

Toronto, ON


KT Canada
(Knowledge Translation Canada)

KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting

TBA (typically held in May)



Harvard Macy Institute

PART 2- Program for Educators in Health Professions

May 9-14, 2022

Boston, MA

ICRE 2022
(International Conference on Residency Education)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Oct 27-29, 2022 

Montreal, QC

(Association of American Medical Colleges)

Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting  

Nov 11-15, 2022

Nashville, Tenn.

(North American Primary Care Research Group)

50th Annual Meeting

Nov 18-22, 2022

Phoenix, AZ






Conference Dates Location Abstract Deadline

(Canadian Conference on Medical Education)

Annual Conference Apr 15-18, 2023 Quebec City, QC

External Courses

The Physician Leadership Institute has various physician leadership courses through CMA.  More information

The University of Toronto Continuing Professional Development Certificate Program runs until June 2021 and will be taken virtually. More information

External Webinars

We belong to several medical education organizations (AMEE, IAMSE, AMCC) and can access many free webinars.  We can organize a viewing of an archived or live webinar for you or a group.  Keep an eye out in our regular programming for webinars that we are currently offering. All sessions are facilitated to encourage discussion of the local applications and implications and we are happy to arrange access for distributed sites.

For full upcoming Webinar details, please check out events section.

Webinars can be accessed from the following:

  • CAME Canadian Assoc for Medical Education
  • AMEE Association for Medical Education for Europe
  • Choosing Wisely
  • RCPSC – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • AFMC – Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
  • CHES – Centre for Health Education Scholarship UBC
  • AAMC – American Assoc of Medical Colleges
  • IAMSE International Assoc of Medical Science Educators
  • CFHI – Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

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