Resident Wellness Conference - Edmonton


November 21, 2019

In collaboration with the University of Alberta’s Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing and Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta, the Physician and Family Support Program is pleased to present the Resident Wellness Conference (RWC) - Edmonton. RWC is a PFSP-sponsored event to provide residents with wellness information and learning. This year's conference, Resident Physician Health: A Shared Responsibility, will focus on recognizing the importance of culture change and personal resilience to support the health of resident physicians in Alberta.

Register today!

Registration fees are waived by PFSP

NOTE: Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fills up quickly but we will have a waitlist available. If you are unable to attend your registered session, kindly email so that another resident may attend.

New in 2019!

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response received for previous RWCs, we are pleased to offer increased capacity and program variety. Additionally, residents will have the option of registering for just the morning or afternoon sessions.


University of Alberta, Lister Centre - 87 Avenue & 116 Street

Conference schedule

  • Morning session: 8:05 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
    Please arrive at 8 a.m. to enjoy a light breakfast before the 8:30 a.m. plenary session.
  • Afternoon session: 12:10 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
    Please arrive at 12:10 p.m. and pick up a box lunch before the 12:30 p.m. plenary session.

Dr. Shirley Schipper MD, CCFP, FCFP, Vice-Dean, Education Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FoMD) will be delivering a plenary in both the morning and the afternoon editions of the conference. She will share her perspective on changing the medical training culture to prioritize and support physician health, why this is important and what is being done in the FoMD. Following the plenary, participants will choose from concurrent interactive learning stations, each exploring one specific area of focus through discussion and activities. Residents will move from station to station with the ability to participate in a total of five. The stations will focus on subject areas such as:

    1. Communication
    2. Nutrition
    3. Teambuilding
    4. Feedback
    5. Mindfulness
    6. Life hacks
    7. Emotional Intelligence / Self Awareness
    8. Study Skills
    9. Non-Clinical Career
    10. Loneliness
    11. Family Planning
    12. Stories/Art
    13. Academic path and maintaining clinical competency
    14. Handling complaints

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.