Virtual Resident Wellness Conference

The Resident Wellness Conference (RWC) is an AMA's Physician and Family Support Program sponsored event in collaboration with the Universities of Alberta and Calgary wellness offices, and PARA.

Typically, this conference is held biennially for each of Alberta’s medical school residents in alternating years. As this past year has seen many changes in how conferences are accessed and attended, we are pleased to host the 2021 conference virtually and invite all residents throughout Alberta!

The virtual format offers the high level of choice and topics residents have requested and replaces the previous practice of PFSP providing ad hoc sessions for individual programs. Pre-registration is required; all registration fees are waived.

At each past event, over 100 residents from 20+ programs have attended RWC exploring and developing practical self-care strategies and techniques together. Following a plenary presentation, residents choose and participate in several concurrent interactive learning stations. The learning stations’ subjects vary from event to event while usually focusing on the following subject areas:

  1. Teambuilding
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Emotional Intelligence/Self Awareness
  4. Communication
  5. Nutrition
  6. Family Planning
  7. Substance Use Disorder

View details about the 2021 Resident Wellness Conference, Virtual (RWC Alberta 2021)

If you are a physician interested in coaching a station subject, or wish to be involved, please email


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