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AMO 3rd Annual Physician Wellness Day

October 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road

The Academy of Medicine Ottawa invites you to attend our 3rd Annual Wellness Day. Join us again this year as we focus on The Physician as Patient, and take a practical approach to Physician Wellness for yourself and your colleagues.  Designed for all physicians and medical trainees who care about their own health, those who currently treat physicians and those who would like to do so, this day aims to increase community awareness of physician health, provide practical tools, and offer formal and informal real life solutions to addressing physician wellness issues.

•  Provide an overview of current issues in Physician Health

•  Focus on the family physician as the first responder to colleagues in distress, and review early warning signs and how to respond effectively

•  Outline our professional responsibilities as a physician, including self-care when to react to a colleague in need, and duty to report

•  Provide practical tips on how to have a difficult conversation with a colleague who is struggling, lacks insight, may be resistant to help

•  Highlight special issues, summarize real solutions, strategies and models of care for physicians

•  Present findings of qualitative data gathered from the 2015 AMO Physician Wellness day focus groups

CME credits - up to 3.5 hours
This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.

12:00 – 12:45 pm      Registration check-in and Lunch

12:45 – 12:55 pm      Welcome and Introduction

12:55 – 1:00 pm        Mindfulness exercise by Dr. Jane Evans

1:00 – 5:00 pm          CME SESSIONS (all sessions include a 10 minute Q&A period)

1:00 – 1:30 pm          Session 1: The evolving landscape of Physician Health                                                                                                                                                                     Emily Gruenwoldt, CMA

1:30 – 2:00 pm          Session 2: Self-awareness and early identification
                                  Dr. Carol Geller

2:00 – 2:30 pm          Session 3: Professional responsibilities
                                  Dr. Shena Riff, CMPA

2:30 – 2:45 pm          Nutritional Break

2:45 – 2:50 pm          Mindfulness exercise by Dr. Jane Evans

2:50 – 3:20 pm          Session 4: Technostress: A double-edged sword (Understanding & managing the stress of technology)
                                  Dr. Gretchen Conrad

3:20 – 3:50 pm          Session 5: The physician as patient
                                  Dr. Mamta Gautam

3:50 – 4:20 pm          Session 6: The psychiatric toolbox
                                  Dr. Jane Evans

4:20 – 4:50 pm          Session 7: Results from the 2015 AMO Focus Groups
Dr. David Harel, Bridget  McDonald, Iuliia Povieriena

4:50 pm                    CLOSING REMARKS
                                  Drs. Aly Abdulla & Mamta Gautam, Co-Chairs, Physician Health Advisory Group


Registration includes lunch and nutritional break. Parking is free. 

Physicians: AMO Members $100 + HST
Physicians: Non-members $150 + HST
Residents: $75 + HST
Medical Students: $75 + HST
Health Professionals: $120 + HST

Click here to complete online registration and payment by credit card.
Click here to download registration form if paying by cheque. 

Sponsorship opportunities available.


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Planning Committee
Dr. Aly Abdulla (Co-Chair), Dr. Mamta Gautam (Co Chair), Dr. Raj Bhatla, Dr. Meri Bukowskyj, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Dr. Caroline Gerin-Lajoie, Dr. Shabnam Hussain, Dr. Cecilia Li, Dr. Anna McCormick, Dr. Guy Moreau, Banu Pamukcu, Iuliia Povieriena, Dr. Christopher Simon, Marc Tanguay

October 25th, 2016 12:00 PM   through   5:00 PM
Ottawa Conference & Events Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
Physician: AMO member $ 113.00
Physician: non-member $ 169.50
Medical residents $ 84.75
Medical students $ 84.75
Health Professionals $ 136.60


October 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Academy of Medicine Ottawa


Ottawa Conference & Event Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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