This is an important message on behalf of Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Eric Wooltorton.
Dear DFM Retreat Attendees,
We look forward to welcoming you to the Department of Family Medicine Faculty Retreat this Friday, April 1, and Saturday April 2, 2022, at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello. Our planning committee has been working hard to ensure the event is run as smoothly and safely as possible for all faculty, family members and staff involved.
Please note the following for ease of the event:
1. Hotel information
3. Covid Protocols
4. Full Retreat Program
Should you have any questions or concerns about the above information or the event, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, April 1 to Saturday April 2, 2022Fairmont Le Château Montebello
To see the full schedule for the workshops, please view the English Agenda.
For more detailed information about the retreat, such as the planned activities, the poster presenters, workshop evaluations, etc., please visit the Destination Family Medicine Program.
Dr. Eyre is a bilingual family doctor at Centretown Community Health Centre, Ottawa, Ontario. She cares for a full scope practice with a focus on frail, home bound elderly, and new Canadians. Dr. Eyre is also involved in multidisciplinary research addressing access issues for vulnerable populations. She has worked in team-based community health care for over 30 years.
Dr. Eyre was the Postgraduate Program Director at the University of Ottawa from 2011- 2017 and the IMG Director from 2006-2011. She continues to work with the University of Ottawa in medical education. She is actively involved in work to shape a better health care system as co-lead of the Champlain Community of Family Practice, a member of the steering committee for Kids Come First and involvement with the Ottawa OHT. She is the Resident Director for the PBSG program with the Foundation for Medical Practice Education. Dr. Eyre has worked internationally with the Red Cross in Sri Lanka and Haiti doing disaster relief. She is a mother of 3, newly a grandmother, and consciously adding more farming and fiber arts into her life as she ages.
Claire Kendall is the Associate Dean, Social Accountability with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is an Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine, family physician at the Bruyère Academic Family Health Team, and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Strengthening Primary Care for Integrated Health Equity.
Sarah Taylor is the Acting Director, Community, Safety, Well-Being, Policy, and Analytics with the City of Ottawa within the Community and Social Services Department (CSSD). She is the steward of the recently approved the City’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. In addition, brings cross-departmental leadership in research, policy, and data analyses while collaborating with partners to drive critical decision making in service delivery and policy
Dr. Archibald is the Director of Research and Innovation and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Department of Innovation in Medical Education and the Faculty of Education. He is the lead for the Program for Research Innovation and Medical Education (PRIME) and works to support research development, evaluation of research projects designed to enhance undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as faculty development in the Department of Family Medicine. He is also a faculty instructor for NAPCRG’s Grant Generation Project.
Dr. Wooltorton works at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus teaching unit, and recently completed a Masters in Education (Health
Professions Education) at uOttawa. He was previously the uOttawa Department of Family Medicine's Director of Curriculum, and is now the Director of Faculty Development. He loves "Dad jokes". Sorry.
Dr. Liz Muggah has been practising as a family physician for over 20 years and currently works at the Bruyère Family Health Team in Ottawa. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and the Assistant Dean of Wellness for the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Liz is currently the President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and two teenage daughters, and when not working can be found cycling or cross-country skiing in Gatineau Park.
Dr Robin Kennie works in Perth Ontario and has won the OCFP Community Teacher of the Year award. He has been extensively involved in the Eastern Regional Medical Education Program as the medical director, and is the Director of Community Practices for the Postgraduate Program in the Department of Family Medicine. He has presented nationally on “layered learning”.
Dr. Abdulla is a comprehensive family doctor, palliative, sports, cosmetic and travel medicine consultant. He is assistant professor Department of Family Medicine and Academic Consultant Level 1 Faculty of Nursing at University of Ottawa. He mentors health sciences, medical students and family medicine residents. He has or is serving on the Boards of the Eastern Ontario Regional Lab Association, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Bruyere Foundation, Physician Services Incorporated, eHealth Connecting Ontario for Eastern Ontario, and more. He was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. Personally, he enjoys travel, badminton, ballroom dancing, and public speaking. Dr. Abdulla’s expertise lies in complexity science, resilience training, disruptive innovations, quintuple aim in all disciplines, and empowering those around him.
Dr. Sharon Johnston is the new Scientific Director and associate Vice President of research at the Institut du Savoir Montfort (ISM). Dr. Johnston has over fifteen years of experience as a clinician investigator with the department of family medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa as well as a researcher at the ISM and the Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario. From combatting health misinformation, to developing a virtual concussion exam training manual for family physicians to incorporating patient feedback into health system performance measurement and quality improvement, her career has focused on improving Canada's health systems especially primary care service delivery. Her claim to fame is she warmed the bench for a couple future olympic hockey players in college and had a front page photo in the university newspaper of her being hit from behind … and getting her first concussion.
More information coming soon!
Dr Mary Naciuk is a family physician in Winchester, working at the North Dundas Medical Clinic and the Winchester District Memorial Hospital emergency department. She has been practicing since 2008 after taking the long way to a career in medicine. She is currently the President of the WDMH Medical Staff organization, physician lead of the Winchester Covid Assessment Center and Chair of the Rideau St Lawrence Family Health Team. She is an Assistant Professor in the uOttawa department of family medicine. In addition to work, she has an interest in art and she spends as much time with her husband, children and grandchildren as possible.
Dr.O'Connor is a family physician based out of the Montfort Academic Family Health Team. She has focused practice designation in Care of the Elderly and she balances general family practice with community based geriatrics. This includes: working at the Montfort outpatient falls clinic and the primary care memory clinic at her FHT, as well as providing patient care in both Long Term Care and Retirement Home settings. She is also actively involved in geriatrics teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Viner completed a Family Medicine Residency in Ottawa in 1980 and became a faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine in 1982. After 21 years of community-based office teaching practice including low-risk obstetrical and inpatient care, he moved into the Civic Family Medicine teaching unit as its Medical Director for almost five years and became an Associate Professor in 2005. He was appointed Director of Evaluation for the DFM in 2010. Over the past decade, he presented at numerous national and many international conferences on medical education. In December 2016, the Faculty of Medicine gave him an Award of Educational Advancement and Innovation in Postgraduate Medical Education and at CCME in April 2017 he was honoured with a CAME Award of Merit. After 41 years of practice, he semi-retired in Jun and now works part-time at the Civic providing supporting the Family Medicine program.
Dr. Laura Muldoon is a family physician at Somerset West Community Health Centre in Ottawa.
She has participated in and led health services research about different ways in which primary care can be delivered. Her research has focused on populations that experience health inequities, the Community Health Centre model of health and well-being, social determinants of health and inter-professional team models.
Laura leads a course at the University of Ottawa medical school for undergraduate students learning about the interactions of medicine, individuals and society.
Leonard Bloom has worked, since 1987, at Greenboro Family Medicine Centre where he and his colleagues have practised comprehensive Family Medicine. Having completed an undergraduate degree in English Literature at Mcgill, he taught English, under the auspices of CUSO, in Nigeria, where he was inspired to study Medicine. He realized from his first moments in the McGill Faculty of Medicine that his English studies revealed an important perspective complementing the biological. Combining his interests in English Literature and teaching medical students, he is studying the roles of poetry and short stories in medical education: Imaginatively considering the multiple and complex reasons patients seek care, while paying close attention to the language in which these dilemmas are expressed, results in more accurate and complex diagnoses and greater patient satisfaction. Leonard is presently completing a Master’s degree in English Literature.
Dr. Lina Shoppoff is from Northern Ontario. She graduated in medicine from the University of Ottawa in 2009 where she received the André Péloquin Memorial Award for her dedication to her patients. She completed her residency training in family medicine in 2011. She currently practices at the Eastern Ottawa Community Family Health Team Clinic. She is also the director of undergraduate medical education at the Department of Family Medicine, director of interprofessionalism and community service learning and the director of SIM in the Francophone stream. She teaches and supervises medical students across all four years. She received Awards in Education for Leadership competency and Health Advocate competency.
Dr. Rita Hafizi is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s MD program and family medicine residency program. She is a Family Physician at the Bruyère Academic Family Health Team and Primrose Family Medicine Centre, where she practices full scope family medicine and mentors medical students and residents. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) and she is also the Undergraduate Clerkship Rotation Director for Family Medicine for the University of Ottawa's Anglophone stream students. Last year, she was the recipient of the DFM's Undergraduate Educator of the Year Award. Her professional interests include, medical education, women’s health, refugee health, and geriatrics to name a few!
Dr. Pellerin was born and raised in Trenton, Ontario. After completing her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University while juggling volleyballs and track and field, she moved to Ottawa, where she earned her medical degree (class of 2015) and subsequently completed her family medicine residency (2018). She then joined the Plantagenet Family Health Team in 2018, where she is a regular preceptor for clerkship medical students. In 2019, she became the Clerkship Family Medicine Rotation Director for the francophone stream at the University of Ottawa. She is the mother of 2 monsters boys and enjoys running and reading.
Dear Faculty members,
Thank you for attending the 2022 Department of Family Medicine Faculty Retreat at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello on April 1-2, 2022. We hope you found this to be an enriching learning and educational experience alongside your peers and colleagues.
As you know, your feedback is important to us. I invite you to take a few minutes, if you have not already done so, to complete the evaluations for any of the following sessions which you attended. Thank you.
Concurrent workshop #1: Doc to Doc Wellness Program Simplified – Dr. Aly Abdulla: Please click here to complete the evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KXVRC6X
Concurrent Workshop #2: Everything Old is New Again: teaching geriatric principles to residents – Dr. Hélène O'Connor: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KX96WCR
Concurrent workshop #3: Concussion: Evidence based management – Dr. Sharon Johnston and Dorota Nowodworski: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KX7XNRJ
Concurrent Workshop #4: CityStudio Ottawa: Improving health and wellbeing in our region through community-campus engagement – Dr. Claire Kendall and guest presenter Sarah Taylor: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KXDJPKF
Concurrent Workshop #5: Champlain Community of Family Practice: Promoting the voice of Family Medicine into our region – Dr. Alison Eyre, Dr. Gary Viner, and Dr. Laura Muldoon: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KXDPYFP
Concurrent Workshop #6: Diagnosing by the Book: Affect and Narrative Medicine – Dr. Leonard Bloom: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KXCM2MT
Workshop and Panel Discussion #7: “Strategies to Influence Leaners to make Family Medicine a destination of choice!” - Robin Kennie, Dr. Lina Shoppoff, Dr. Rita Hafizi, Dr. Annabelle Pellerin and Dr. Eric Wooltorton: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KX22RGQ
Dr. Elizabeth Muggah and Mary Dr. Naciuk, “The Many Paths to Leadership.”
Link to keynote presentation evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KX9YTQZ
Link to poster session evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KXYCFQ8
There is a prize giveaway for the faculty member who receives the most votes for top ranked poster.
Link to complete the evaluation for the overall retreat: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KXLQ82P
Thank you again for joining us for this year’s event and for your contributions as faculty members.
Eric Wooltorton MD, MSc CCFP FCFP Med
Director of Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine
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