Faculty Development Day 2021















We are excited to welcome back Faculty Development Day for 2021! This year we have an exciting program and workshops for our faculty and fellows! This event will be an in-person meeting and we will be adhering to the University of Toronto and Toronto Public Health guidelines for physical and safe distancing.

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 2:50 pm
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown, 108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R

The theme for Faculty Development Day is Physician Wellness.

Keynote Address: “Mindful Practice for this Moment in Time”

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Jillian Horton, Director of Physician and Learner Wellness, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

The registration deadline is Friday, November 5, 2021. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early – registration is free!  Due to Public Health restrictions and COVID-19, spaces are limited, we are only allowed to have 100 participants on site. Once we receive 100 registrations, we will close the registration portal. However, the plenary session by Dr. Jillian Horton will be virtual and access to watch her lecture will be available to all.

The format for the event will be similar to previous years - please see the program for the timetable and workshops.

Please note: New Faculty Orientation will be from 1:50 - 3:00 pm.


As the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted us from being able to host more participants for an in-person conference we are delighted to be able to offer the plenary session virtually. We invite you to join us for the keynote address from Dr. Jillian Horton on November 11, 2021, from 8:35 - 9:45 AM, this will include a 15-minute Q&A. The title of her talk is “Mindful Practice for this Moment in Time”.

Please visit the ZOOM link below to register and retrieve your unique zoom link for the event. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of registration.



This year, the theme of Faculty Development Day is Physician Wellness.


To create an environment that promotes Faculty Development in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


By the end of the event, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the best strategies to manage physical and mental stress in our daily work and to maintain personal wellbeing
  • Understand and apply best practices in providing feedback and coaching for medical education
  • Describe the concept of psychological safety and its importance in contributing to wellbeing in the workplace and enhancing innovation, creativity and learning
  • Understand the extent of learner mistreatment and describe legal implications and university policy that govern faculty behaviour


Workshops will be offered in two sessions - A and B, please sign up for the workshops when you complete your registration. You will be assigned based on your top 2 choices.

Session A - 9:50 - 11:10 AM
Session B - 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Download the Workshop Program for details on the learning objectives - Workshop Program (create button)
1A Feedback and Coaching Skills: Supporting Improvement in Performance in Day to Day Clinical Activities
1B Documenting Feedback in EPAs
2 Wellness in the Workplace
3 What does Psychological safety look and feel like in Anesthesia?
4 Learner Mistreatment and Harassment


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Toronto

108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3