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 11, 2018
Abbotsford, BC
Best Western Plus Regency Inn
Apr 12, 2018
Nelson, BC
Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre
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

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