Resident Wellness Conference

Registration is open for the November 1, 2017 Resident Wellness Conference - Edmonton (RWC YEG): Increase your personal strategies for thriving through residency!

Please reserve spots for your programs’ residents by emailing with the name of your program and the number of your residents that will be attending.

In 2015, the Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP) worked with the universities to find more effective ways of offering physician wellness information to residents in Alberta. Rather than responding to individual ad hoc requests, as was the previous approach, it was decided an annual conference format could improve the scope and focus while improving stewardship of resources.

In the spring of 2016 PFSP hosted the first Annual Resident Wellness Conference (RWC) for all residency programs of the University of Calgary. In the fall of 2016 the first was held for all residency programs at the University of Alberta.

RWC YYC May 11, 2017

The 2nd Annual Resident Wellness Conference (RWC YYC) was held for University of Calgary residents in all residency programs.

Each of the 35 attendees had the opportunity to attend three individual sessions:

  1. Thanks! ...I think (exploring feedback skills to facilitate development throughout residency) with Sharron Spicer, MD, FRCPC
  2. Conflict - Fight or Flight? How about embracing it? (exploring strategies for managing conflict) with Elizabeth Monaghan BSc, MD, CCFP
  3. Living Mindfully Now (exploring a dozen daily mindfulness practices) with Vincent Hanlon, BA(Hon), MA, MD, FCFP(EM)

Thanks to the University of Calgary PGME office for their assistance and for handling the registration.

For next year’s conference we hope to increase turnout so will be connecting with various program directors over the next year for input.


Should you have any questions about this or future conferences please email

Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual Resident Wellness Conference 2017 (RWC YEG) in October.

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