Schedule and Program

CCME 2021 AT A GLANCE 

CCME 2021 will take place from Saturday, April 17-Tuesday April 20, bringing you 4 full days of CCME content! Each day will bring you one of our 4 plenary sessions, 4 major sessions, live workshops, asynchronous oral sessions, and constant access to our poster sessions.

We are so excited to share this new conference experience with you!

View the CCME 2021 at a glance schedule
 

ABSTRACT PROGRAM

The Conference program will feature interactive workshops, pre-recorded oral sessions followed by live Q&As and poster presentations that are grouped into themes. Each theme covers current and emerging issues in medical education, varying from diversity and equity, Covid-19, health & wellness, continuing professional development to faculty development, teaching & learning, curriculum, professionalism, postgraduate affairs and more. With CCME 2021 organized around many different tracks of educational content, attendees will find ample opportunities for learning, networking and collaboration.

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PLENARY SESSIONS

James Makokis Anthony Johnson

Saturday April 17, 2021 | 13:30-15:00 (Eastern Time)

We are all medicine: Bringing Indigenous wisdom into the medical system

Speakers: Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis
 

Session Objectives:

  • Unique ways of advocating for patients and issues in health care
  • That learning about Indigenous health and Indigenous health-system requires getting out on the Land
  • How intergenerational trauma can manifest in someone's life (and on TV). Best practices for being an advocate for an individual who has lived trauma
Anthony Chang

Sunday April 18, 2021 | 13:30- 14:30 (Eastern Time)

AI and the Future of Medicine and Healthcare: Excessive Hype or Paradigm Shift?

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Chang
 

Session Objectives:

  • Describe the current state of the art of AI in clinical medicine and healthcare
  • Discuss how AI impacts on the future of clinical medicine and healthcare and its nuances
  • Recognize how AI and emerging technologies may be part of the curriculum for future clinicians
  • Discuss how AI can be a resource for medical education and training in the coming years
Onye Nnorom

Monday April 19, 2021 | 13:30- 14:30 (Eastern Time)

Black Lives, (In)Justice & Health: A Reckoning, Revolution, or Renaissance in Medicine?

Speaker: Dr. Onye Nnorom
 

Session Objectives:

  • Describe how systemic anti-Black racism drives inequities in Canada
  • Identify and explore promising practices to address inequities in medicine
Marlies Van Djik

Tuesday April 20, 2021 | 13:30-14:30 (Eastern Time)

Wind in Your Sails: Using Human Centered Design to Innovate Education

Speaker: Marlies Van Djik
 

Session Objectives:

  • Describe the current state of user centered health services in Canada
  • Define the basic elements of design thinking
  • Apply design thinking to education in health care
  • Identify a number of common myths around change management

 

EDUCATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Saturday April 17, 2021 | 15:30- 17:00 (Eastern Time)

On the stage: A theatre performance about the experiential knowledge and dilemmas of students and clinicians with disabilities in healthcare programs

Speakers: Dr. Tal Jarus, Dr. Yael Mayer, Chris Cook, Dr. Laura Yvonne Bulk, Dr. Alfiya Battalova, Laen Hershler
 

Session Objectives:

  • Describe the challenges and barriers students and clinicians with disabilities in healthcare programs experience during their education and practice.
  • Describe the unique strengths disabled people bring to the health professions.
  • Identify at least one action they can take to change within their context to create safer environments for students and clinicians with disabilities.
  • Compare and contrast the impact of Research-based Theatre experience and presentation on their learning.

 

JOHN RUEDY EDUCATION INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM

Monday April 19, 2021 | 15:30- 17:00 (Eastern Time)

The Future of Faculty Development

Speakers: Teresa Chan, Dimitri Papanagnou, Michael Gottlieb, Yusuf Yilmaz, Brent Thoma
 

Session Objectives:

  • Identify one innovation they would like to incorporate into their own personal faculty development plan
  • Describe one initiative to augment local faculty development that they would like to implement locally
  • Commit to contacting a faculty development leader to discuss an innovation that they would like to see implemented locally

 

AFMC HOT TOPIC

Tuesday April 20, 2021 | 15:30-17:00 (Eastern Time)

Social Accountability of Canadian medical schools: what is your role as a medical educator?

Panelists: Dr. Marcia Anderson, Dr. Julien Poitras, GB Olarewaju, Dr. Lynn Ashdown Moderator: Dr. Saleem Razack
 

Session Objectives:

  • Describe social accountability and some common misconceptions about social accountability
  • Identify gaps in the social accountability of our medical education system within existing frameworks
  • Understand how we can use the lens of EDI to further our social accountability mandate
  • Identify a new practice/activity/next step that can be enacted by medical educators within their own environments

 

AFMC LEARNER FORUM

Sunday April 18, 2021 | 15:30-17:00 (Eastern Time)

Medical Education in the COVID19 era: The Lived Experience

Speakers: Henry Li, Catherine Lajoie, Dr. Olivier Fortin, Dr. Esther Kim
 

Session Objectives:

  • Describe how the changes in medical education forced by the pandemic have impacted learners’ educational experience
  • Describe how the pandemic has amplified challenges in the Canadian medical education environment
  • Identify resources that are essential to allow the Canadian education environment to thrive