Media advisory: CMPA hosts expert panel – Lessons in virtual care from the COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA, August 18, 2020—The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) will host a virtual Education Session titled Virtual Care in Canada: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic on Monday, August 24, 2020. 

The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed the healthcare landscape, unexpectedly driving many physicians to adopt virtual care. As the uptake of virtual care continues to surge, it is crucial that physicians learn how to leverage the opportunities virtual care provides and navigate the challenges to ensure a safe virtual care experience for patients.

Join the webcast to hear from our distinguished panel of experts as they share their different viewpoints to explore appropriate use of virtual care, telehealth, and digital platforms:

  • Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre, Managing Director, Safe Medical Care (Moderator)
  • Mr. Seamus Blackmore, Atlantic Canada, Health Consulting Leader, Deloitte (Keynote Speaker)
  • Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer, OntarioMD
  • Dr. Heidi Oetter, Registrar and CEO, College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC
  • Mr. Daniel Boivin, CMPA General Counsel, Partner, Gowling WLG

Members of the media interested in attending the CMPA’s first virtual Education Session will need to contact Noëlla LeBlanc, Manager, Communication Services to obtain login information. One-on-one interviews with panelists can be secured in advance of the Session.

Date: Monday, August 24, 2020

Time: Education Session—2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

For more information, please contact:

Noëlla LeBlanc
Manager, Communication Services
[email protected]

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 (fault in Québec). 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 over 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.