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AMO 2nd Annual Physician Wellness Day

AMO logoThe Academy of Medicine Ottawa invites you to attend its 2nd Annual Wellness Day. Leveraging the success of the first Wellness Day last year, the AMO wants your input as they explore key issues in physician health, hear first-hand from colleagues about their own experiences, and work to enhance existing wellness programs to promote awareness and access. Help design the ultimate physician wellness program in our region – one that will serve as a template for such programs around the country!

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road


  • Expand and enhance the cause of physician health and wellness in Ottawa
  • Promote physician health in our region
  • Share five physicians’ stories
  • Identify gaps in the system and have dialogue on how to improve the wellness resources in Ottawa and in the LHIN region

Topics and speakers

  • Substance abuse, Dr. Paul Irwin
  • Burnout, Dr. Veronica McCarthy
  • Personal health issue, Dr. Susan Swiggum
  • CPSO issue, Dr. Eoghan O’Shea
  • Caregiver burnout, Dr. Anna Byszewski

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis, upon receipt of registration form and fee. Registration includes lunch and nutritional afternoon snacks. Parking is free.

  • Physicians: AMO Members $100
  • Physicians: Non-members $150
  • Medical Residents $75
  • Medical Students $75

Register today or get more information on the AMO’s website!

Register now: AMO 8th Annual Clinical Day is February 20th

The Academy of Medicine Ottawa’s 8th Annual Clinical Day will take place on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre (200 Coventry Rd, Ottawa). Register now and save! Early bird registration is available until November 30th.

To support your clinical practice and promote better health for your patients

The AMO Clinical Day is designed for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, to support clinical best practice and promote health for patients. We offer the highest quality accredited continuing medical education with an interdisciplinary program, to build awareness of options, strategies and resources.

Topics and speakers

  1. Slaying the zombies of smoking cessation – Andrew Pipe, CM, MD, LLD(Hon), DSc(Hon)
  2. Autism spectrum disorder – Susan Farrell, PhD
  3. Mindfulness starts here – Lynette Monteiro, PhD
  4. Helping our patients keep their marbles – Tony Hakim, OC, MD, PhD, FRCPC
  5. Choosing Wisely: prevention of unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures – Chris Simpson, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS
  6. Sport concussion – Taryn Taylor, BKIN, MSc, MD, CCFP, DipSportMed
  7. Suicide prevention – Simon Hatcher, MD, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, FRCPC
  8. Lyme disease, MERS-CoV and other scarey bugs – Carolyn Pim, MD, FRCPC

CME credits

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 6 Mainpro-M1 credits. 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.

Register now and save!

Early bird registration until November 30. Registration includes continental breakfast, nutritional morning snack and lunch. Parking is free.