Faculty Retreat


Impacts in Family Medicine

Web Guide for the 2018 Faculty Retreat


Dr. Eric Wooltorton

We listened and moved our retreat out of town, to the beautiful and intimate setting of Calabogie, Ontario. Throughout the retreat, we hope that you will…
PAUSE! Enjoy the setting, reconnect with friends, learn at our accredited workshops and reflect on the inspiring words of keynote speaker Dr. Michael Kirlew.
STOP any worries! Enjoy teaching sessions, taught by our Department’s best teachers, with concurrent sessions that allow flexibility.
PLAY and have fun! Enjoy some novel ways to teach and learn, be creative and dance up a storm with the Mike McSheffrey Band!

Dr. Eric Wooltorton
Director, Faculty Development


Dr. Dianne Delva

Thank you for joining us at this year’s retreat as we discover and celebrate the many successes of our Department. I look forward to recognizing those who have reached a Years of Service milestone in 2018, and learning with you from our exceptional faculty. As we participate in this retreat, I challenge you to consider what family medicine will look like in 30 years. What are we doing today that will have an impact on how family medicine is practiced and taught in 2050? What can we do now to prepare our learners and ourselves for this future? We will be exploring these ideas at the Departmental Assembly on Saturday morning and throughout our time together. I look forward to spending time with each of you, and for your input on what it will take to ensure we are the best Department of Family Medicine in Canada!

Dr. Dianne Delva
Chair, Department of Family Medicine


Download a copy of the Agenda (PDF).

Friday, October 19

Time Room Session
09:30-10:00 The Annex Registration
10:00-12:00 Black Donald's CRAG
12:00-13:00 Mountain View Lunch
13:00-15:00 Black Donald's CRAG
15:00-17:00 Outdoors Leisure Time
17:00-18:00 Algonquin Hall Cocktails
18:00-19:00 Algonquin Hall Key Note Speaker:
Dr. Michael Kirlew
"Living and Teaching our Social Accountability Mandate"
19:00-20:30 Algonquin Hall Dinner
20:30-21:00 Algonquin Hall Awards and Recognition
21:00-23:00 Algonquin Hall Social and Networking, with musical guests Mike McSheffrey Band

Saturday, October 20

Time Room Session
08:00-08:45 Mountain View Breakfast
09:00-09:20 Algonquin Hall Departmental Assembly - Introduction
09:20-10:10 Algonquin Hall The Future of Family Medicine – Expert Panel
10:10-10:30 Algonquin Hall Break
10:30-11:30 Algonquin Hall Brainstorming and Voting
11:30-12:00 Algonquin Hall Strategic Direction Summary
12:00-12:45 Mountain View Lunch
12:45-13:30 Mountain View Posters
13:30-14:30 Algonquin Hall Medical cannabis and prescribing: when and how

Algonquin Hall

Black Donald's

Teaching in-patient medicine: shared challenges and solutions 


Teaching (and living!) resilience – the science of mastering life’s greatest challenges

15:30-15:45 Mountain View Break
15:45-17:00 Outdoors

Escape Challenges as educational tools: The Calaboogies are coming!

17:30-18:30 Algonquin Hall Cocktails
18:30-20:30 Algonquin Hall Dinner
20:30-21:00 Lodge Deck Bonfire and S'mores
21:00-23:00 Algonquin Hall Social and Networking

Sunday, October 21

Time Room Session
08:00-08:45 Mountain View Breakfast

Algonquin Hall

Black Donald's

Comment gérer l’incertitude en médecine (in French)


Building better care of marginalized patients: generating maximum learner impact in a short amount of time, AND

Everyone deserves a learning plan: Practical online tools to make writing an effective plan to support our learners

10:30-11:00 Break, Checkout

Algonquin Hall

Black Donald's

Interactive teaching strategies help residents learn to “choose” and “practise wisely” / Stratégies interactives pour enseigner choisir avec soin (Bilingual)


Short fiction to help us all reflect and find meaning in our lives and work

12:00-12:30 Mountain View Lunch and Wrap-up

* Agenda subject to change



Our Keynote Speaker

Renowned physician advocate Dr. Michael Kirlew will present the Keynote Address on the evening of Friday, October 19 on "Living and Teaching our Social Accountability Mandate”.


Calabogie Lake in Ontario

Join us at Calabogie Peaks Resort!

Visit the website

Calabogie Peaks Resort map

Questions? Please contact Asiya Rolston at facdevdfm@uottawa.ca or at 613-5800 x 6899.

Alternate accommodations

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