2017 Conference
November 16-18

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DORIS HERMAN

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3330 Hospital Drive NW
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Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Conference


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting Committee, thank you for making the 2016 meeting a success. We hope you found the educational content informative and relevant to your daily practice, and that you also enjoyed the opportunity to interact socially with your colleagues.

We are back at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff for the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held Nov. 16-18. Judging from your feedback and that excessively long evaluation tool we were required by our accreditors to use, people are satisfied with the format of the Meeting and we are meeting many of your CME needs. The Poster session was well received, and we’ve made some organizational adjustments to make it even better this year.

We are back at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff for the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held Nov. 16-18. Judging from your feedback and that excessively long evaluation tool we were required by our accreditors to use, people are satisfied with the format of the Meeting and we are meeting many of your CME needs. The Poster session was well received, and we’ve made some organizational adjustments to make it even better this year.

  1. Registration fees are increased (1.5 fold in the past 2 years – that is what it costs for your CME these days) and we are asking people to subsidize the dinner meals on Thursday and Friday evening so that we can run a breakeven budget (on paper, Rocky Mtn will actually lose $10,000 in 2017, but I have a commitment to backstop us this year for that amount), and;

  2. Resident sponsorship has been dropped. However, all residents receive funds from their University programs to attend scientific meetings; as a local meeting with low travel and most meals costs covered, we are still the best deal in town. Notably, with our Poster session, we have in essence exchanged that sponsorship for a publication and academic recognition.

  3. Most importantly, we have worked hard to maintain the quality and validity of our Program that has carried us all these years.

We are asking for your feedback on these matters.

If you are an ACP member in any province in Western Canada, you qualify for a $100 fee reduction. If you live in Alberta and belong to the Alberta Medical Association, your specialty program committee, in addition to sponsoring this Meeting, likewise provides a $100 fee reduction. If you are in these regions but do not belong, I strongly recommend you consider.

Finally, we hope you will plan to join us for the Conference Dinner on Thursday and Friday. These Dinners have proven to be highly enjoyable evenings that provide the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new friends. Please purchase your tickets in advance via the online registration portal to help in our planning of the meal needs. Only a small number of tickets will be available for purchase on site.

On behalf of the entire Organizing Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Banff in November.

Sincerely,

R J Herman
Chair, Rocky Mountain Internal Medicine Conference Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

CHAIR

Dr. Robert Herman, UC

Board

  • Dr. Glen Drobot, UM
  • Dr. Lee-Ann Hawkins, UC
  • Dr. Narmin Kassam, UA
  • Dr. Barry Kassen, UBC
  • Dr. Rahim Kachra, UC
  • Dr. Scott McKee, Salmon Arm, BC
  • Dr. Harpinder Nagi, UBC
  • Dr. Michel Sauve, Fort McMurray, AB
  • Dr. Brian Wirzba, UA