Regional conferences

Your patients, your practice: Practical tips for safe care

These evening events provide physicians with practical advice to identify and minimize medical-legal risk while improving patient safety.

As an attendee, you will be able to:

  • Learn from actual medical-legal cases
  • Gather tips on managing risk in your practice from CMPA physician advisors and local legal counsel who work with the CMPA
  • Earn CPD credits

CMPA members: For your convenience and faster processing, we have moved to an online-only registration system.

Dates and locations


Apr 25, 2018
Guelph, ON
Hampton Inn & Suites Guelph
Apr 26, 2018
Barrie, ON
Liberty North
Sep 26, 2018
Yarmouth, NS
Rodd Grand Yarmouth
Fall 2018
Montreal, QC

Not a CMPA member? Please send an email to, indicating the event you would like to attend. Please include the event type, date, and city.

*If space permits, non-CMPA members are welcome to attend. This includes office staff, health professionals, and medical students. Please note this invitation does not extend to friends and family members of registrants.


5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration and buffet dinner (included)
6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Part 1
Hit the target: Tips to prevent diagnostic delays or misdiagnosis

Learning objectives
  • Describe medical-legal risks associated with diagnostic errors
  • Name 3 common issues seen in CMPA cases involving diagnostic issues
  • Identify 3 strategies for reducing your medical-legal risk with cases involving a challenging diagnosis
Electronic record keeping: Pitfalls to avoid
Learning objectives
  • Identify common pitfalls and medical-legal risks associated with electronic medical records (EMR)
  • Describe 3 strategies to mitigate these risks
7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Health break
8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Part 2
Spotlight on medication safety
Learning objectives
  • Describe medical-legal risks associated with medication use
  • Discuss 2 high-risk medication issues
  • Formulate an action plan to minimize medication-related harm in your practice
Q & A session
  • Get answers to your medical-legal questions from CMPA physician advisors and legal counsel


This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3 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 for up to 3 MOC credits.

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