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Community Bulletin Board

The Well Doc Alberta Community Bulletin Board is a place to share information about upcoming physician wellness related events as well as research studies currently open to recruitment.

All postings will be reviewed by Well Doc Alberta Leadership for their relevancy to physician wellness and applicability to Alberta physicians, residents, and medical students. Please submit your posting early and allow at least one week for your submission to be reviewed.

For-profit events will not be posted, nor will research studies without formal Research Ethics Board approval or exemption (in the case of quality improvement work).

Once posted, event listings will remain on the website for up to one week past the event date. Research studies will be posted for a maximum of 6 weeks.

Events

MD Culture Shift Community of Practice
February 21, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT
Virtual

Who is this event for: Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students


About: Thee MD Culture Shift Community of Practice brings together Alberta physicians interested in advancing wellness and diversity. Physician members are supported with a community to share ideas and experiences, celebrate successes, and foster learnings through collective knowledge and wisdom. Dr. Florence Obianyor and Dr. Charlie Chen are co-leading the MD Culture Shift Community of Practice (CoP). Future CoPs are scheduled the third Wednesday of every month for one hour.

Organization: 

Alberta Health Services


Cost: Free

Email mdcultureshift@ahs.ca to Register

EDI Moments – Train the Trainer
March 6, 2024
9:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
Virtual

Who is this event for: Physician Leaders


About: The Office of Faculty Development and Performance at the Cumming School of Medicine is offering a session for EDI champions looking to introduce EDI learning to their departments, divisions, and units. This virtual course prepares physician leaders to run their own EDI Moments series for colleagues. Participants will be asked to develop and undertake a self-directed learning project to develop their foundational literacy in EDI topics. Other asynchronous training pieces will be required to prepare to run the EDI Moments program.

Organization: 

Office of Faculty Development and Performance, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Cost: Free 

Click Here to Learn More and to Register

PLUS 4W: Fundamentals for Women in Leadership
April 12, April 17, April 25, May 10, 2024
9:00 am – 1:30 pm MT
Foothills Campus | Calgary, Alberta

Who is this event for: Physicians


About: This four-part course is developed and facilitated entirely by women in a wide variety of Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Health Services leadership roles. This program is open to current and emerging women leaders looking to build leadership competencies in a course created and led by women. This in-depth course will involve pre- and post- work to maximize your learning. Topics include: finding your voice and imposter syndrome; conducting strength-based/constructive development conversations; physician wellness; gender inequity and intersectionality in academic medicine; how to support victims of sexual assault in the workplace; doing the “right” things more often; leading through change and adaptive leadership; practical strategies when dealing with conflict; and inclusive leadership.

Organization: 

Office of Faculty Development and Performance, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Cost: Free

Click Here to Learn More and to Register

2024 Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
May 24 – 25, 2024
Le Centre Sheraton | Montreal, Quebec

Who is this event for: Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students


About: In the upcoming 2024 conference, themed Shifting the Paradigm, the primary objective is to shift the conversation. The aim is to move beyond merely addressing the symptoms of a healthcare system in crisis to focusing on how to drive fundamental system reform that will have a lasting impact and work for everyone.

Organization: 

Canadian Society of Physician Leaders


Cost: $215 - $1,475

Click Here to Learn More and to Register

International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) 2024
October 17 – 19, 2024
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Who is this event for: Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students


About: A scientific conference sponsored jointly by the American Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, and the British Medical Association. The conference will showcase research and system-level initiatives to mitigate burnout and promote professional well-being. ICPH promotes an overall healthier culture for physicians by offering practical evidence-based solutions, practice skills, and resources and tools for attendees to take back to their workplace and readily implement.

Note: Submission for abstracts is now open and closes on April 12, 2024.

Organization: 

American Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, and the British Medical Association


Cost: TBA

Click Here to Learn More

CMA Monthly Wellness Connection Events

The Canadian Medical Association virtual peer support space, Wellness Connection, provides a virtual, safe space where physicians and medical learners can gather to discuss shared experiences, get support, seek advice, and help each other. Their monthly virtual peer support sessions are available to all physicians and learners in Canada. Led by trained facilitators, sessions cover a range of topics and themes to address critical needs and emerging strategies to support physicians and learners.

CMA Wellness Connection

Research Studies/QI Projects


If you have a physician wellness research study or Quality Improvement project, submit it here.

Research/QI Postings
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