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Education – What’s the Future Norm?

Parents have had a taste of virtual learning and most are now looking forward to when kids are back in their traditional classrooms. The impact of closures has been academically significant on high school and post-secondary students where assessments matter as they plan for their future.  The closures have also been difficult for parents of…


Social Media as an Influential Tool for Physicians

For many of us, social media is something we may feel we can’t fit into our already busy schedules. But as I’ve come to discover, it’s because physicians are so busy that we need to embrace this powerful tool. By leveraging social media, we can join each other and hundreds of other doctors in sharing…


Do Medical/Professional Staff Associations Have Influence?

Dear colleagues: What is the Medical/Professional Staff Association (MSA/PSA), and does it have any real influence?  Within hospitals this is not an uncommon question.  Doctors often reach out to the MSA on issues related to hospital policy and process and when they need an avenue to voice their concerns. Medical Staff Associations are a sub…


How can doctors influence their work environment?

Dear Colleagues, Are you frustrated by something in your work environment?  Can you do anything about it?  Is it hopeless? Doctors continue to be impacted by a tremendous amount of change in healthcare at Federal, Provincial and local levels. Decisions influence the delivery of patient care with sometimes little, or late input from those in…


July THP PSA President’s Letter

Dear colleagues:  My name is Rohit Kumar and for the next year I will be your President of the Professional Staff Association. I will be joined by a motivated PSA leadership team that includes Drs. Nick Scampoli (CVH-Emerg), Catherine Grenier (MH-Emerg), and our newest member Milan Barboza (CVH-Medicine). We are committed to representing your interests,…


Spring 2019 OMA Update

Spring OMA council took place on May 3-5 in Ottawa and the predominant theme was that of organizational renewal and an improved member focus. The new CEO, Allan O’Dette is leading the charge with the new mission, vision and values and his focus on membership, mandate, management and modernizing the OMA.To meet compliance with the…


Anesthesia Section Delegate (2019)

Thank you for taking the time to consider my nomination to represent you as an Anesthesia section delegate. This year I will be the Vice-Chair of our section and will continue to work closely with the new section Chair and rest of the Executive to represent your best interests. These are important and challenging times for our profession…


Fall 2018 Credit Valley and Mississauga Medical Society Update

District 5 Credit Valley & Mississauga Medical Society Update As your representatives, we would like to provide you with an update of upcoming events and recent developments within the OMA. Special Council Meeting related to Negotiations and Relativity At the Spring Council meeting earlier this year it was decided that a separate meeting be dedicated…


Spring 2018 Credit Valley & Mississauga Medical Society Update

DISTRICT 5 The Credit Valley & Mississauga Medical Society Update Dear colleagues, The Credit Valley and Mississauga Medical Societies are two of ten medical societies that make up District 5.  Together we represent about 1550 doctors in the area surrounding Trillium Health Partners (THP) who may or may not be affiliated with THP. Please take…


May 1st Declared as Canada’s National Doctor’s Day

Doctor's Day Physician

Once a year, we have an opportunity to recognize and celebrate all the important contributions physicians make to the health and well being of patients in their communities, and their leadership and advocacy to promote high quality care for patients. This year, for the first time, the Canadian Medical Association officially declared May 1stas National…