Canadian Medical Association

2021 Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership


A four-day leadership conference to give you the knowledge and tools to effect and manage change.

This year, the Canadian Society for Physician Leaders (CSPL) has partnered with CMA Joule, a CMA subsidiary, to offer a virtual conference with an expanded line-up of sessions:

  • 4 masterclasses   
  • 6 keynotes 
  • 21 workshops
  • Coaching sessions

All workshops, masterclasses and keynotes are delivered by experts in driving change, creative problem-solving and transforming health organizations.


  • Burned out or fired up: transforming medicine from the inside out – Dan Diamond, MD
  • Authentic leadership through storytelling – Jill Horton, MD
  • Transforming health care organizations: leading multilevel change - Brian Golden, PhD, FCAHS
  • Social media for physicians
    • Gigi Osler, MD
    • Najma Ahmed, MD, PhD
    • Pat Rich


  • Without compassion, there is no healthcare – Brian D. Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC
  • Leadership for such a time as this - Gillian Kernaghan, MD
  • The decision-maker’s guide to digital health – Alexandra T. Greenhill, MD
  • Leadership and allyship: sharing a path to reconciliation – Naana Afua Jumah, MD, DPhil
  • Patient advocacy: How discomfort presents an opportunity for growth - Jeremie Saunders
  • Panel Discussion: A calling or a job? Implications for us as physicians
    • Moderator: Rollie Nichol, MD
    • Panelists: Sandy Buchman, MD; Melanie Bechard, MD; Victor Do, MD; Susan Shaw, MD

Please note: CCPL is offered in English only.

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