Faculty Retreat


Spring floral arrangement


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

  • Check-in on Friday April 1st will be at 4:00 PM. Earlier check-in times will not be possible as the hotel is at full capacity, and necessary cleaning is in place to prepare the rooms between guests.
  • Guests are welcome to store their luggage safely in the Papineau room until check-in time.
  • Upon arrival, as a first stop, please visit the Department of Family Medicine Registration desk located on the 2nd floor in the mezzanine beside the Canada Room.
  • Parking is complementary for all guests at the hotel.

2.  Activities

  • In order to participate in the leisure activities on Friday April 1st from 2:00-4:00 PM, we encourage you to pack a change of weather appropriate clothing and footwear to join in on our group activities including curling, a fun run, and campfire (note: fun run and campfire are weather permitting)
  • To book onsite activities such as access to the whirpool and spa please contact the hotel concierge at 819-423-6341. Reservations are required.
  • Parc Omega is a popular attraction that is within close proximity to the Fairmont Chateau Montebello. Tickets should be purchased in advance: https://www.parcomega.ca/

3.  Covid Protocols

  • Mask wearing during the event is required at all times apart from when you are eating, drinking or sitting. Learn more at Quebec.ca.
  • Please ensure you complete the University of Ottawa online Covid screening form before arriving on-site to the hotel.
  • If you are not feeling well, or have any questions about Covid screening, please contact Andrea Rawley. As an extra layer of precaution, we encourage you to administer a Rapid Antigen test prior to departing for the event.

4.  Full Retreat Program

  • Please take this opportunity to review the e-booklet for the complete program of events.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the above information or the event, please do not hesitate to contact fadfm@uottawa.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!


DFM Annual Faculty Retreat Agenda

Friday, April 1 to Saturday April 2, 2022
Fairmont 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.




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. 

Session Evaluations

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


Keynote Presentation Evaluation

Dr. Elizabeth Muggah and Mary Dr. Naciuk, “The Many Paths to Leadership.”

Link to keynote presentation evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/KX9YTQZ


Poster Session Evaluation

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.


Overall Evaluation of the Retreat

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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