Media advisory - CMPA information session addresses physician wellness

OTTAWA, August 16, 2018 – The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) will host its Annual Meeting and Information Session on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The theme of this year’s Information Session is "Healthier physicians: An investment in safe medical care."

Healthcare is facing a crisis of well-being that impacts patients, providers, and the sustainability of the system as a whole. Studies show that burnout – which is the most commonly reported and consistently measured form of psychological distress – occurs in a third to over a half of North American physicians.

The Information Session will extend the critical conversation around physician wellness. We know that physician burnout:

  • increases costs to the healthcare system, leads to poorer quality care, and makes accessing care more difficult
  • is the “canary in the coalmine” and indicates problems with the work environment
  • reflects system-wide problems, highlighting the need to invest in system-wide change to improve physician wellness.

PANEL:

  • Dr. Pamela Eisener-Parsche, Director, Physician Consulting Services, CMPA (moderator)
  • Dr. Carol-anne Moulton, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, and Staff Surgeon, Division of General Surgery, University Health Network
  • Dr. Scott McLeod, Registrar, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
  • Dr. Hartley Stern, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, CMPA

Location: The Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0Y3

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Time: Annual Meeting – 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. / Information Session – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Onsite registration is available. One-on-one interviews with panelists or CMPA representatives can be arranged.

For more information, please contact:

Dima Hanhan
Public Relations Advisor
Canadian Medical Protective Association
(613) 316-7513

dhanhan@cmpa.org


About the CMPA

The CMPA delivers efficient, high-quality physician-to-physician advice and assistance in medical legal matters, including the provision of appropriate compensation to patients injured by negligent medical care. Our evidence-based products and services enhance the safety of medical care, reducing unnecessary harm and costs. As Canada’s largest physician organization and with the support of our 100,000 physician members, the CMPA collaborates, advocates and effects positive change on important healthcare and medical legal issues. The Association is governed by an elected Council of physicians.