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November PSA President’s Letter

Dear colleagues: What is the Professional Staff Association (PSA), and does it really have any influence?  This is not an uncommon question and one that came up several times during our 2017 members survey. You are the Professional Staff Association and your influence is determined by the strength of the PSA.  You have a four…


September THP PSA President’s Letter

Dear Colleagues, Are you frustrated by something in your work environment?  Can you do anything about it?  Is it hopeless? As Professional Staff, we continue to be impacted by a tremendous amount of change at various levels of healthcare. At Federal, Provincial and local levels, decisions are made that influence the delivery of patient care…


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…


Anesthesia Section Delegate (2018)

Thank you for considering my nomination to represent you once again as a delegate for the section of Anesthesia. As a member of the Executive with OMA’s section of Anesthesia as a Member at Large, I will continue to be a vocal voice on your behalf. Briefly, I am an Anesthesiologist at Trillium Health Partners…


Ontario’s Healthcare System is Burning Out

  Doctors provide dedicated around the clock front-line patient care 365 days a year. From family doctors to emergency physicians, medical specialists to surgeons and anesthesiologists, we all strive to provide timely and exceptional care to patients. It is very distressing and stressful for us when we cannot deliver on that. Several years of underfunding…