How to engage and advocate safely on social media

Building an online presence in this digital era can be challenging for many physicians. To ensure that your social media engagement and online health advocacy doesn’t affect your ability to practice, the reputation of the profession, or public trust, CMPA has designed this webinar to help you navigate social platforms safely.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the potential medico-legal risks for physicians associated with personal and professional use of social media platforms.
  2. Identify important considerations for establishing professional boundaries and patient confidentiality when using social media.
  3. Understand CMPA’s assistance if a physician encounters a complaint or legal action when engaging on social media.

Delivery mode

  • Synchronous (join the live webinar)
  • Asynchronous (watch the webinar recording)


Synchronous learning

This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ 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, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Asynchronous learning

You may claim 1 credit for watching the video of a CMPA webinar under Mainpro+® (Maintenance of Proficiency): Non-certified activities: Self-Learning: Online learning (videos, podcasts).

(Any non-certified activity is generally eligible for one non-certified credit per hour).

You may claim 0.5 credit for watching the video of a CMPA webinar under the Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC): Section 2: Self-Learning: Scanning (Podcasts, audio, video).


30-40 minutes of presentation and 20-30 minutes of discussion

Scheduled events

  • Date
  • Time (1 hour workshop)
  • Location
  • Language
  • Registration
  • March 21 (Thu), 2024
  • 12pm ET (9am PT, 10am MT, 11am CT, 1pm AT, 2:30pm NT)
  • Virtual
  • English
  • Register now
  • March 22 (Fri), 2024
  • 12pm ET (9am PT, 10am MT, 11am CT, 1pm AT, 2:30pm NT)
  • Virtual
  • French
  • Register now

NOTE: Cases used in presentations are used for educational purposes and are based on actual events. They have been modified and/or anonymized to protect privacy. Please do not photograph, record, or disseminate cases.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]