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Upcoming and Recent Physician Health Conferences

International Conference on Physician HealthTM

September 18–20, 2016
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, MA

The International Conference on Physician HealthTM (ICPH) is a collaborative meeting brought to you by the American Medical Association (AMA), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the British Medical Association (BMA). This conference is held every other year and is hosted by one of the founding associations.

The conference showcases research and perspectives into physicians’ health and offers practical, evidence-based skills and strategies to promote a healthier medical culture for physicians. The conference provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to present recent findings, innovative methods and support systems, and educational programs in the area of physicians’ health. This friendly and informal environment promotes networking, exchange of experience and information, and leisure activity focused on staying healthy.

Call for abstracts – Now open!

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as part of the 2016 AMA-CMA-BMA ICPH. “Increasing Joy in Medicine” is this year’s conference theme. Please keep the theme in mind when preparing your abstract and presentation.


Online submissions are available through the ICPH abstract submission system. To make the process easier, please review the instructions for creating a login and how to use the system prior to accessing the submission form. You may also review the guidelines for submissions.

Please contact with any questions or requests for further information.

2017 Canadian Conference on Physician Health

Please save the date for the 5th Canadian Conference on Physician Health, being held at the Westin Ottawa Hotel from September 21-23, 2017.

2015 Canadian Conference on Physician Health

Great expectations: Navigating the competing identities of the modern physician

This year’s conference focused on the impact of multi-dimensional roles and responsibilities, and acquiring skills to navigate different identities, on physician health and well-being.

For more information read our Conference Debrief in Issue 9 (2015) of the CMA’s PTMA Newsletter.

Final Program

Concurrent Sessions (Coming soon)

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Past physician health conferences


Canadian Physician Health Institute

Canadian Physician Health Institute

The Canadian Physician Health Institute (CPHI) is a national program created in 2012 as a collaboration between the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) and the Provincial and Territorial Medical Associations (PTMAs). The CPHI brings the national and coordinated approach aimed at integrating existing resources. It provides a cohesive, comprehensive, efficient and effective approach that supports the sharing of experiences, the exchange of knowledge and the furthering of research to improve our collective knowledge of physician health and well-being. Email us at for more information.


Canadian Medical Foundation

The Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) is a national charitable organization focused solely on supporting Canada’s physicians and health care system through three priority areas:

  • Funding physician health and well-being initiatives
  • Funding bursaries for medical students and
  • Funding physicians’ philanthropic, research and medical outreach priorities.

Founded in 1987 by CMA, the CMF directs 100% of all donations to charitable works, with support from MD Physician Services and the CMA Group of Companies.