Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu will bring an inspirational message, calling for family medicine to serve as a vehicle for positive change as he presents “Igniting Change - Centering Shared Humanity and Inclusive Compassion: Towards greater social justice in medicine.”
Black Physicians of Canada National Leadership Award
This award recognizes individuals for their excellence and exemplary national leadership in advancing BPC's vision of uniting, supporting, amplifying, and empowering Black physicians, physicians-in-training and the Black community in Canada. Nominees can be any Black physician, fellow, resident, or medical student and should have highly distinguished accomplishments and who have had an extraordinary impact at the national level related to their leadership.
Thursday November 9th – 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Tara Kiran investigates how changes in the health care system impact patients, particularly the most vulnerable, in her presentation “Co-designing the future of primary care with patients and the public.”
Dr. Kiran is the Fidani Chair of Improvement and Innovation at the University of Toronto where she is the Vice Chair of Quality and Innovation in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She practises family medicine at the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team, is a scientist at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Friday November 10th – 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu will lead us in an examination of the unique expertise of family physicians, now and in the future, in her presentation “Proud to be who we are: generalists!”
President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 2012-2013, she received an honorary doctorate from Laval University in 2013. From 2014 to 2018, she was Scientific Director of the Quebec Patient-Oriented Research Support Unit as part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). She collaborates with the Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux du Québec (INESSS) as a medical expert in the field of family medicine and primary care. Recognized as one of the 20 pioneers in family medicine research by the CFPC, she has been a member of the Ordre national du Québec and of the Order of Canada since 2022.View Dr. Beaulieu’s promotional video in French.