Continuing Professional Development
Dr. Ian Herrick, MD, MPA, FRCPC, CME Director
Ms. Lee-Anne Fochesato, Coordinator
Under the auspices of the Continuing Professional Development Office at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Continuing Professional Development Program supports a variety of high quality continuing education events aimed at practicing anesthesiologists and affiliated health care professionals. Current activities include departmental rounds (held as monthly city-wide forums across London hospitals); weekly site rounds (held at each hospital site and designed to address issues and topics of local interest) and subspecialty rounds and seminars (organized to meet the educational needs of subspecialty groups e.g., cardiac anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, etc.).
In addition, the CPD Program hosts several lectureships and accredits local, national or international conferences and workshops supported by the Department and organized by its members. In 2015, the Department had the honour of hosting a number of distinguished guests including:
Dr. David Mazer, Vice Chair, Research, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto; Anesthesiologist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, for City-Wide Grand Rounds
Dr. Julie K. Marosky Thacker, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University; School of Medicine Medical Director, Evidence Based Perioperative Care, Duke Hospital and Health System, for City-Wide Perioperative Rounds
Dr. Pirjo Manninen, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, for the 2015 Aitken Memorial Lectures
Other major activities for 2015 include:
- Conversion to a new CPD database and evaluation platform (Qualtrics) adopted by the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry which greatly improved accessibility using mobile devices and enhanced data analysis capabilities
- Preparations for centralized management of accredited CPD activities across the department (common platform for notification, evaluation and tracking CPD credits).
- Audit of accredited departmental CPD activity.
- Continuing efforts to establish infrastructure to support expansion of videoconferencing for departmental CPD activities.
The CPD Program would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their contributions to the program in 2015:
This year we welcomed Dr. Peter Mack in the role of CPD site coordinator for UH and thanked Dr. Achal Dhir for his support and many contributions as he stepped down from the role.
We also welcomed Ms. Lee-Anne Fochesato who joined the CPD Committee as Coordinator a position that spans Research, Quality and Continuing Professional Development.
Thanks to Ms. Brie McConnell and Ms. Jiyon Ryu, our departmental librarians, for their invaluable assistance and support for the transition to Qualtrics.