05 Oct 2020

IMR 2021 Online: Virtually, Everything you Need to Know!

January 15-17, 2021

Thank you all for your patience – we have made the difficult decision to host the IMR2021 conference ONLINE in January in light of the ongoing COVID pandemic. We want to be responsible and although many of you have requested an in-person programme, we do not feel that the COVID situation by January will allow for safe cross-country travel of hundreds of physicians and the close quarters of a lecture hall.

What will IMR2021 Look Like?

  • We will live stream + record our speakers the weekend of Jan 15-17, 2021. The only way to see our lectures is to register for the 2021 IMReview – lectures will be securely broadcast with unique passwords and identity verification for all participants. Recorded Lectures will be available for repeat broadcast to facilitate self-study until June 30, 2021.
  • We will produce the course manual as usual and ship the volumes to your home address during the 1st week of January, to arrive in time for our Jan 15 broadcast. The only way to access our course notes is by signing up for the Review course!
  • Our other online content including Self Study tutorials on Quality Improvement, ECGs, PFTs, Clinical Epidemiology and more will remain live on the site for your learning.
  • Physical Exam and Mock Oral Exam videos will remain online. We plan to add some videos to the database for 2021 (COVID scenario, anyone? PPE station?).
  • Speaker Q&A – during our livestream you will have the ability to post questions to our speaker, and we will also take questions in follow-up to our course email. We always post a “FAQ By Specialty” to the website by Late February, in plenty of time for Spring 2021 Examinations.

How do I sign up?

Online registration for IMR 2021 will begin October 12, 2020 (Canadian Thanksgiving!) – please REGISTER to take advantage of our online study materials early!

TIPS for a successful course review:

Attending an online conference means you need to BLOCK TIME to listen and tune in. While it is tempting to watch the lectures while doing laundry or pilates (or worse – while on call…), the best bang for your buck is to request the weekend off, hole up with a secure wifi connection, and attend as if in person. Zone in and engage in our live polls, speaker Q&A, and even interact with each other!

Remember that all lectures will be live streamed on Eastern Standard Time (see our ITINERARY) – an early start for the BC attendees, but at least you don’t have to fly into Toronto this year!