Rural Rendez-Vous 2012 Call For Abstracts

February, 2012

In October 2012, Northern Ontario will provide the setting for a joint-world conference that will inspire health professionals, educators, students, and researchers from around the globe.

In Thunder Bay, and other communities in Northern Ontario, you will be engaged by world-renowned keynote speakers, lively workshops, new ideas, and international networking opportunities. Rendez-Vous 2012 brings together the Wonca World Rural Health Conference and The Network: Towards Unity for Health annual conference, as well as the next Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) /Flinders Conference on Community Engaged Medical Education, the Consortium for Longitudinal Integrated Curricula, and the Training for Health Equity Network.Under the conference theme of Engaging community participation in education, health, research, and service, the Rendez-Vous 2012 program offers you an unprecedented learning opportunity covering education, health, research, and service discussions from international perspectives of community participation and community engagement.

Six streams of abstract submission provide a diversity of topics for you to share your scholarly work and thought provoking presentations: Community-Engagement in Health Professional Education; Transforming Health Professional Education Globally; Developing a Culture for Inter-professional (IP) Learning and Practice; Innovations in Longitudinal Integrated Curricula; Social Accountability in Health Profession Education; Advocacy- Women and Health.

We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) through our online abstracts submission form.

Detailed information regarding abstract submission, format and presentation, review, registration and abstract publication can be found on the Rendez-Vous 2012 website.The scientific co-chairs are Dr Lisa Graves MD CCFP FCFP and Dr David MacLean PhD.

Wonca rural health conference: Rendez-Vous 2012 at a glance

Dates: October 9-14, 2012
Venue: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Theme: Together and engaged
Deadline workshop submission: February 27, 2012
Deadline abstract submission (Oral/Poster): March 26, 2012
Early Bird Registration Closes: July 3, 2012

Thunder Bay

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons to experience in Northern Ontario, with searing red and gold leaves and cascading falls that will take your breath away.

Located on the shore of Canada’s largest freshwater lake, Thunder Bay is a city that is nestled among Canada’s boreal forests and Canadian Shield. The city itself is one of Canada’s greatest outdoor cities, as it is home to the world-renowned Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, a gateway to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Quetico Park, and tens of thousands of great angling lakes and thousands of kilometres of wilderness trails.

Thunder Bay is also home to Fort William Historical Park. Built as an educational homage to explorers, voyageurs and fur traders who once charted the rivers and streams across Northern Ontario, the Fort continues to come alive with re-enactments and festivals.

The majority of the Rendez-Vous 2012 program will be held at Thunder Bay's Valhalla Inn. Located within close proximity to Thunder Bay’s airport, the Valhalla Inn boasts 261 guest rooms and suites, two full-service restaurants, an indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and fitness facilities, as well as 15 meeting and banquet rooms.

Look up Rendez-Vous 2012 on YouTube to see a promotional video clip.