Saturday, April 28, 2018
Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. From becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her former husband, to living with bi-polar disorder, Margaret tirelessly shares her personal stories to remind others of the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit.
Margaret is the author of four books, including her bestselling title, Changing My Mind, which charts her life’s ups and downs, and her latest title, The Time of Your Life, which offers women an inspirational and practical approach to creating a healthy, happy, secure and satisfying future.
Margaret sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the UBC Mental Health Institute as a community advocate, and she was for many years former the Honorary President of WaterAid, a charitable Canadian non-governmental agency that is dedicated to helping poor communities in developing countries build sustainable water-supply and sanitation services. She is also the proud mother to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Dr. Holmboe is Senior Vice President, Milestones Development and Evaluation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He is also Professor Adjunct of Medicine at Yale University, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
He also served as the Associate Program Director, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, Director of Student Clinical Assessment, Yale School of Medicine and Assistant Director of the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Before joining Yale in 2000, he served as Division Chief of General Internal Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Holmboe retired from the US Naval Reserves in 2005.
His research interests include interventions to improve quality of care and methods in the assessment of clinical competence. His professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, where he is a Master of the College, Society of General Internal Medicine and Association of Medical Education in Europe. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and the Academy of Medical Educators.
Dr. Holmboe is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Dr. Sherbino is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, McMaster University. He is the chair of the Specialty Committee for Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians &Surgeons of Canada.
Jonathan is a Clinician Educator, co-editing the CanMEDS 2015 Framework and co-hosting the Key Literature in Medical Education podcast among other projects. He is on the editorial board of several journals, and is the editor-in-chief of the International Clinician Educators blog.
Jonathan is the Assistant Dean, Education Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. His own research focuses on clinical decision-making.
Pim Teunissen, MD, PhD, combines a career as a clinician with research in medical education. He is a maternal-fetal-medicine specialist at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. He combines this with a position as professor of workplace learning in healthcare at the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) at Maastricht University. Dr. Teunissen uses his clinical experience to inform his research and vice versa. In his research, he focuses on how education supports learning from work. He does this by connecting concepts and methodologies from different scientific disciplines to pertinent issues within healthcare education. His research activities span the continuum from medical students to new consultants in a variety of specialties and he has published more than 75 scientific articles and book chapters related to workplace learning in healthcare.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Dr. Ian Bowmer has been the Executive Director of the Medical Council of Canada for ten years. An internist, infectious disease specialist and HIV researcher and care provider, he is the former Dean of Medicine and Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University NL.
The Medical Council of Canada has as its vision to “strive for the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in the evaluation of physicians”. As part of this work we source-verify all physician credentials for the thirteen medical regulatory authorities in Canada, provide a common application for medical registration of physicians and administer knowledge and clinical ability assessments for all (domestic and international) physicians wishing to enter practice in Canada. The Medical Council provides pre-immigration assessment of physician credentials for IRCC and a knowledge assessment of physicians wishing to practice in Canada that can be taken in 80 countries and over 500 sites around the world.