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Dr. Jane Lemaire

Back in 2004 when Dr. Jane Lemaire became vice-chair of physician wellness in the University of Calgary’s department of medicine, the issue was in its infancy. “In terms of being able to find a resource (on physician wellness), there was almost nothing."

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CMA funds research initiative to study physician wellness

Recognizing the mental health challenges physicians may be facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is funding a data-driven research initiative to investigate their wellness. The CMA contributed $420,000 to the initiative dubbed Health Evaluation and Liveliness for Physicians through Meaningful Data, or HELP MD. The team—from The Ottawa Hospital, the Bruyère Research Institute, and the University of Ottawa—will use the largest population-level physician health database in North America by linking anonymized data from more than 50,000 Ontario physicians to vast health databases at ICES.

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ICPH 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BMA, AMA and CMA have decided to postpone the International Conference on Physician Health to April 28-30, 2021 at the same venue (IET Savoy Place, London). 

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