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Stay informed: Administrator Info Series

Below you will find the preliminary schedule of information sessions currently planned for the academic year. A PDF of the preliminary schedule is available below for download:

Please ensure you register in advance for any session that you plan to attend.  Should you have any questions about these information sessions, please contact Nadine McHorgh.

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Session OverviewDate & TimeLocation
ABC's of PGME Information Series Kick-off

This session will provide an overview of the PGME office and the main touch points between PGME, the trainees and our medical education administrators. We will also outline all of the sessions we will be offering this year as well as some exciting new initiatives that are in the works. This session has been ADAPTED from last year's "PGME Overview and Information Series Kick-Off" and is targeted to ALL medical education administrators. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers: Maureen Morris, Associate Director, Operations
Alison Pattern, Project Manager, Learner Systems Integration
Melissa Hynes, Lead, Learner Education Support
Thurs
12-Oct-17

10am-12:30pm
Terrace Room, Chestnut Conference Centre
ICRE Prep Session

Following the ABC's of PGME session, this workshop is designed help you make the most out of your ICRE experience this year. Our presenter will outline the sessions that will provide the most insight and context to your roles supporting the trainees outside of the ICRE PA Pre Conference. There will also be an opportunity for questions and a review of the conference session schedules. This session is NEW and is targeted to those attending the Program Administrator's Conference at ICRE2017

Speakers: Laura Leigh Murgaski, Kim O'Hearn
Thurs
12-Oct-17

1pm-2:30pm
Lombard Suite, Chestnut Conference Centre
CaRMS Basics for PGY1 Entry Programs

This session will provide an overview of CaRMS application process; program description; Quota allocation; file organization; interview scheduling; communications. This session will be a REPEAT from last year's presentation and is targeted to PGY1-Entry Program Administrators. If you weren't in attendance at last year's session, we strongly encourage you to attend this year's.

Speakers: Caroline Abrahams, Maureen Morris; Paula Nixon
Wed
01-Nov-17

10am-12pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
Managing Me - Planning & Prioritizing

You want to carve out more time for your highest impact priorities yet you're facing an endless stream of email, meeting requests and fires to fight. You could spend 24/7 on these immediate demands without ever getting to the longer term, strategic priorities that will most help you grow and succeed. This workshop shares practical, real-world strategies that high performers are using to plan and prioritize in a world of constant change and pressure to do more with less. Key content areas include:Learning how to use Priority Mapping techniques to get clear, focused and be confident that you’re on the same page as your Leader.Learn smart practices for pro-actively carving out time to work on your priorities. How to increase our ability to focus by reducing distractions and creating windows of “decontaminated”, email-free time. Managing expectations. Identifying how to diplomatically reduce lower priority requests and meeting time by asking good questions and not defaulting to “yes”.

Speaker: Doug Heidebrecht
Wed
15-Nov-17

12pm-3pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
ICRE 2017 Debrief Workshop

In follow up to the ICRE Prep Session held in October, this workshop is designed for program administrators to share their experiences at the 2017 ICRE conference. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss key messages and learning points from the conference. This session is NEW and is targeted to those that attended the Program Administrator's Conference at ICRE 2017 and those who are interested in hearing the takeaway messages from the 2017 conference.
Thurs
30-Nov-17
Vancouver Room, DoubleTree Hotel
108 Chestnut Street
BOE Remediation and Resident Wellness

The first half of this two-hour session will cover Board of Examiners (BOE) processes, remediation plans, documentation, and pointers on how to complete BOE tasks. The second half will provide an overview of the Office of Resident Wellness, services offered and what administrators can do for residents requiring help or who are in remediation.

Speakers: Melissa Hynes, Julie Maggi
Thurs
11-Jan-18

11am-1pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Please join us for an information session with representatives from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Session Highlights:
- Applications and credentialling
- Different kinds of licenses
- Purpose of goals & objectives for fellows
- Physiciansapply.ca

Speakers: Melissa Collimore, Fiona Teape, Valerie Udris
Wed
14-Feb-18

8:30am-10:30am
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
Navigating Difficult Conversations

Whether sharing bad news with a client, providing corrective action or talking with a colleague about an uncomfortable issue, difficult conversations often take a large mental and emotional toll on all participants. In fact, having difficult conversations can be one of the most stressful and uncomfortable aspects of our lives and work. Yet the ability to handle difficult conversations respectfully and professionally is also an essential workplace skill. This workshop will review the key elements of preparing for, conducting and concluding difficult conversations.

Speaker: Shannon Thompson
Tues
27-Feb-18

12pm-3pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
PARO-CAHO Contract
(combined PA & PD session)

This session will cover: Rights & responsibilities; Duty Hours; Stipends, Vacation, Benefits, LeaveThis session is targeted to ALL medical education administrators.

Speakers: Dr. Bruce Fage, Dr. Tara Baxter
Tues
20-Mar-18

11am-1pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
PGCorEd (combined PD & PA session)

This session will review the new PGCorEd system, trainee requirements and give a tutorial on the PGCorEd Reports site. By the end of the session you will be able to navigate the new system and review your trainee’s scores in the Reports site. This session is targeted only to PGY1-Entry Program Administrators and Program Directors.

Speakers: Laura Lyseki, Laura Leigh Murgaski
Tues
11-Mar-18

10am-12pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
Royal College: Credentials

This session will cover credentialing, examinations, forms and important dates. This session has been UPDATED from last year's "Royal College 101" and is targeted to ALL medical education administrators.

Speaker: Chantal Benoit, Manager, Credentials Unit, Office of Specialty Education, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Tues
24-Apr-18

11:30am - 1:30pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
PA Appreciation EventThurs
26-Apr-18

12pm-3pm
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto
New Accreditation Program Standards
(combined PA & PD session)

This session will review the new accreditation program standards. New standards will be highlighted and discussion will centre around providing evidence to show that your program is meeting the new standards. Updates on the new accreditation management system will also be discussed.This session is meant for Program Directors and Program Administrators of residency programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Speakers: Laura Leigh Murgaski, Lynda Probyn, Kim O'Hearn, Jessica Montgomery
Tues
29-may-18

10:00am - 12:00am
St. George Campus (Downtown), University of Toronto

For a previous academic sessions’ information series, please refer to the links below:

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