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MD Financial ManagementVision 20/20 – Pathologists as Leaders in the Evolving Complex Health Care System

 

The Inaugural Leadership Course conducted by CAP-ACP, with a Vision to see Pathologists as Leaders in the Complex Health Care System

 

Co-developed by CAP-ACP and MD Financial Management

 

This course will be of interest to all practicing pathologists, residents and fellows interested in leadership roles and/or bringing positive change in our specialty practice.

 

DATE & TIME:

Saturday, June 22, 0800-1730

 

COURSE COORDINATORS:

Matthew Cesari, Trillium Health Partners

Nadia Ismiil, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Catherine Ross, McMaster University

Monalisa Sur, McMaster University

 

PROGRAM:

0800-0830

Morning Beverages and Check-In

0830-0910

The Unconventional Leader: A Pathologist’s Journey to Leadership in Times of Change

0910-1010

Get Fired Up About Change

1010-1025

Refreshment Break

1025-1125

Everyday Innovation: Bringing Design Thinking to Work

1125-1225

Business Cases in Times of Austerity

1225-1400

Lunch

1400-1500

Diversity & Gender Equality in Leadership

1500-1600

Integrating Wellness into Pathology Practice: Challenges and Opportunities

1600-1615

Refreshment Break

1615-1730

Panel Discussion: Diversity, Gender Equality in Leadership, Wellness and Burnout

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The Unconventional Leader: A Pathologist’s Journey to Leadership in Times of Change
Saturday June 22, 0830-0910

 

Nadia Ismiil, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the path to leadership through the eyes of a pathologist in times of change.
  • Useful tips and tools as you navigate your way to a rewarding leadership journey.

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Get Fired Up About Change
Saturday June 22, 0910-1010

 

Angela Schafer, MD Financial Management

 

The world around is changing at a rapid pace and it’s hard to keep up! In 2013, MD Financial Management experienced a fire at their head office location and that small spark has led to lasting change within the organization. Angela Schafer led the change management team as the organization transitioned to a completely new way of working. Along the way she has developed best practices that MD uses to adapt to change with more resilience. Join her as she shares the MD experience and how leaders play a key role in ensuring that people within our teams are successfully adapting to changes. Hear how MD:

  • Uses guiding principles for the desired experience in order to meet business objectives.
  • Engages leaders to manage individual and team transitions.
  • Uses a freedom in a frame approach to change adoption.
  • Communicates, communicates, communicates.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to anchor the change to guiding principles.
  • Discuss how to hold people leaders accountable.
  • Explain the concept of “Freedom in a Frame”.
  • Explain the concept of “Just Try it”.

The session will be of value to anyone as change is the one constant. People Leaders may find it particularly helpful.

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Everyday Innovation: Bringing Design Thinking to Work
Saturday June 22, 1025-1125

 

Tanis Roadhouse, MD Financial Management

 

Using Design Thinking methodology, innovators get clear on the user and the unique experiences, pains, and joys of that individual or group before exploring possible solutions and trying them out. The methods and mindset of innovation is expressed every day in our curiosity, empathy, and search for creative solutions.

This will be an interactive discussion where you will get to try some design thinking exercises and techniques you can put to use right away.

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Business Cases in Times of Austerity
Saturday June 22, 1125-1225

 

Suhas Joshi, Vice Chair, Ontario Medical Association (Lab Section); Past Lab Director and Executive, Niagara Health Network; Past President Ontario Association of Pathologists

Christopher Naugler, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary; Chair, RCPSC General Pathology Specialty Committee

 

This session will introduce 3 important considerations in the preparation of business plans: (1) the potential business risks and benefits of equipment standardization, (2) the tension between physicians and administrators (professionalization vs managerialism), and (3) the potential impacts of utilization management on business plans. The session will be of value to medical directors, pathologists and administrators.

 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the major differences between managerialism and professionalism.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of standardization.
  • Discuss the potential impacts of utilization management on the creation of business plans.

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Diversity & Gender Equality in Leadership
Saturday June 22, 1400-1500

 

Kona Williams, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service

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Integrating Wellness into Pathology Practice: Challenges and Opportunities
Saturday June 22, 1500-1600

 

Julia Keith, University of Toronto; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

 

During this session, the speaker will:
i. share her own experiences of integrating healthy practices into her pathology work,
ii. create a dialogue around which drivers of physician wellness and burnout are especially applicable to pathology, and
iii. explore strategies for pathologists, pathology leaders and organizations to mitigate some of these factors.

This session will be of value to pathology residents, pathologists in community and academic settings, and leaders of hospital and university pathology departments.

 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  • Define the phenomenon of physician burnout and appreciate some of its consequences.
  • Understand some of the major drivers of physician burnout.
  • Engage in a dialogue around which drivers of physician burnout are especially applicable to pathology.
  • Explore strategies for individual pathologists, pathology leaders and organizations to mitigate some of these factors.

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Panel Discussion: Diversity, Gender Equality in Leadership, Wellness and Burnout
Saturday June 22, 1615-1730

 

Moderator:

Bojana Djordjevic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Panelists:

Subrata Charabarti, Western University; London HSC

Laurette Geldenhuys, Dalhousie University; Nova Scotia Health Authority

Julia Keith, University of Toronto; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Mary Kinloch, Saskatoon City Hospital

Kona Williams, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service