Webinar – Practising during COVID-19: December 16, 2020, 12 p.m. EST
With challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians worldwide were required to discontinue (or alter) the provision of many non-essential and in-person health services.
Specialists and residents across disciplines have expressed a need to converse regarding the best approach to return to full practice amid the pandemic, while keeping the safety of colleagues, staff and patients at the forefront.
Join us on Wednesday, December 16, from 12 – 1 p.m. EST for a Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) accredited online session (Section 1) designed to aid practising physicians in addressing case backlog, preparing to transition from offering limited to full services, or reopening in-person practice (if applicable), during COVID-19. You may claim a maximum of one hour in Section 1 credits for joining the webinar.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify various strategies for maintaining practice during COVID-19
- Assess readiness for resumption of full, in-person services
- Identify medical-legal issues to consider in clearing backlogs and setting priorities
- Employ strategies to maintain the safety of patients, staff and physicians
- Learn how to protect your own mental health and well-being
Meet the panelists
Steven Bellemare, MD, FRCPC, completed his medical training at the University of Ottawa, and his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Having specialized in child maltreatment Pediatrics, he was assistant professor at Dalhousie University and worked as a member of the child protection team at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax before joining the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) in 2009. Now the senior physician advisor with the department of Practice Improvement, Dr. Bellemare received the designation of Certified Physician Executive from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management in 2016. Since joining the CMPA, he has facilitated several hundred educational sessions for medical audiences across the country.
Yvonne Chan, MD, FRCSC, is an associate professor and the continuing professional development director in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. She is the division chief of Otolaryngology at Trillium Health Partners. She is the vice-chair of the Canadian Rhinology Working Group. At the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Dr. Chan is the undergraduate medical lead for Otolaryngology. She finished her Otolaryngology residency at the University of Toronto and completed a Rhinology fellowship at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute with Dr. Fred Kuhn. Dr. Chan obtained her medical degree and a Master’s of Science degree in molecular biology also from the University of Toronto.
Mamta Gautam, MD, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. She is also president and chief executive officer of PEAK MD Inc., a company that focuses on enhancing leadership development and leadership resilience. Dr. Gautam is an internationally renowned clinician, consultant, executive coach, researcher, speaker and author in the areas of professional health and professional leadership.
Meet the moderator
Anne Matlow, MD, FRCPC, is professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Dr. Matlow is a University of Toronto graduate, with specialty qualifications in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. She has held key leadership positions locally and nationally in infection prevention and control and patient safety. Dr. Matlow exercises her passion for leadership education through her role as faculty lead for Strategic Initiatives in Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto, in addition to various international initiatives. She is also a safety systems educator at the Royal College.