Anesthesia Care & Pain Medicine

 

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Our country is large and diverse, encompassing 10 million square kilometres. Approximately 21% of Canadians live in rural Canada, yet only 9.4% of physicians work in rural communities. Clinical practice can be challenging as the disease burden is greater, and outcomes are poorer in rural populations.  We seek to better train and support, deploy and retain anesthesia care providers who work in rural settings.

We are delighted to share with you some of the lecture videos from the symposium.

 

TOPIC

Speakers

Welcome Remarks & Acknowledgement of Traditional Land and Address from Dean Trevor Young and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Beverley Orser and Dr. Ruth Wilson

Dean Trevor Young and Dr. David Tannenbaum

Address from Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada

Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada

Improving equity of access to health care for our rural communities: The Australian context

Dr. Rodney Mitchell

Rural Practice Models for Obstetric Care

Dr. Andrew Kotaska & Ms. Lesley Paulette

Clinical Coaching Programs that Work

Dr. Kirk McCarroll & Dr. John McAlpine

Setting the Context in Rural Canada

Dr. Jim Rourke

Anesthesia Workforce

Dr. Mateen Raazi

The Future Role of Technology in Underesourced Environments

Dr. Julian Wiegelmann & Dr. Fahad Alam

PROGRAM

PROGRAM:


Please click HERE to view the preliminary program.

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DAY 1 - Friday, November 20 from 4:00 - 7:15 pm (EST)

TIME (EST) TOPIC Speaker


4:00 - 4:05 pm                                     

Welcome Remarks & Acknowledgement of Traditional Lands

Dr. Beverley Orser and Dr. Ruth Wilson

4:05 - 4:10 pm Address from Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada
4:10 - 4:20 pm Address from Dean Trevor Young and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Dean Trevor Young, Dr. David Tannenbaum
4:20 - 5:00 pm

KEYNOTE:
Improving equity of access to health care for our rural communities: The Australian context

Dr. Rodney Mitchell
5:00 - 5:30 pm Health Care Equity for all Communities Dr. Lisa Richardson
5:30 - 6:00 pm Rural Practice Models for Obstetric Care Dr. Andrew Kotaska & Ms. Lesley Paulette
6:00 - 6:30 pm Clinical Coaching Programs that Work Dr. Kirk McCarroll & Dr. John McAlpine
6:30 - 7:00 pm How the Sausage is Made Dr. Joshua Tepper
7:00 - 7:15 pm Closing Remarks Dr. Beverley Orser & Dr. Ruth Wilson

 

DAY 2 - Saturday, November 21 from 8:50 am - 3:00 pm (EST)

TIME (EST)

TOPIC

Speaker

8:50 - 9:00 am

Opening Remarks - Day #2

Dr. Beverley Orser and Dr. Ruth Wilson

9:00 – 9:30 am

Setting the Context in Rural Canada

Dr. Jim Rourke

9:30 - 10:00 am

Anesthesia Workforce

Dr. Mateen Raazi

10:00 - 10:30 am

The Future Role of Technology in Underesourced
Environments

Dr. Julian Wiegelmann & Dr. Fahad Alam

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Breakout session for Working Groups

see Topics and Workshops section below

12:00 - 12:20 pm

Lunch Break

-

12:20 - 2:40 pm

Presentation of recommendations from Working Groups

-

2:40 - 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Beverley Orser & Dr. Ruth Wilson

PARTICIPATING KEY LEADERS

Alam, Fahad

McCarroll, Kirk

Preston, Roanne

Bourgeault, Ivy McCartney, Colin Proulx, Migueal

Davidson, Taryn

McVicar, Jason

Raazi, Matten

DeBaker, Julian

Milkovich, Robert

Raheel, Hira

Enright, Angela Mitchell, Rodney Richardson, Lisa

Errett, Lee

Morris, Gary

Rourke, Jim

Falk, Ryan Newbery, Sarah Simkin, Sarah

Furstenburg, Dietrich

Ng, Elaine

Stewart, Aviva

Iglesias, Stuart

Ng, Victor

Stewartz, Pip

Kamble, Vaibhav

Niazi, Ahtsham

Tannenbaum, David

Kim, James

Noorani, Alborz

Tromp, Margaret

Kirkpatrick, Roy

Orser, Beverley

Van der Linde, Enrich

Kotaska, Andrew

Otombo, Tarimobo

Wieglemann, Julian

Kurrek, Matthew

Paulette, Lesley

Wilson, Ruth
McAlpine, John

 

 

TOPICS AND WORKSHOPS

1. Anesthesia workforce planning in urban and rural Canada

2. Coaching networks, mentorship and educational opportunities

3. Policy support for rural anesthesia and pain medicine

4. Technology, virtual reality and distance coaching and learning

5. Training and supporting rural generalists (Anesthesia, Obstetrics, Surgery)

6. Rural and remote practice models of care in Canada including allied health professionals

7. Policy through collaboration with national medical societies and government

PREVIOUS WORKING GROUP MEETINGS

The purpose of the meeting is to better understand how the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto can better support patients and healthcare workers involved in the provision of anesthesia and pain care in rural Canada. The goal of the evening is to better understand the current landscape of healthcare and service gaps in rural Canada and to identify education and research opportunities. We will also discuss the planning of a 2-day international and interdisciplinary symposium, which will be held in 2020.

Date: January 12, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Postgraduate Medical Education   Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
                  500 University Avenue, 6th Floor - Boardroom A

Featured participants include:

  • Dr. Ruth Wilson, Co-Chair of the Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (College of Family Physicians of Canada); Professor Emeritus Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University; rural family physician (Yellowknife)
  • Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, former Director of Medical Affairs in Nunavut, Iqaluit
  • Dr. Vaibhav Kamble, Program Director, Family Practice Anesthesia

Thanks to everyone who joined, it was a very successful meeting!

SURVEY

Please consider responding to this anonymous survey prepared by Drs. Matt Kurrek and Roy Kirkpatrick.

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