BPAO Annual Health Symposium returns for 2020

Join us on February 29th, 2020 for the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO) Annual Health Symposium. The day long symposium covers a wide range of health issues with a focus on diseases or determinants of health that disproportionately or differentially affect Ontario’s minority groups. It is also used as a forum to highlight successful physicians and rising stars within the community of black physicians within Ontario. This year’s keynote speaker is Lisa Robinson, Associate Dean of Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Toronto. Dr. Robinson will speak to us about the importance of inclusion and diversity in academic medicine and biomedical sciences. She will also provide an update on the U of T Faculty of Medicine’s inclusion and diversity initiatives. Other topics to be covered include an update on diabetes management, the experiences of racialized mothers of children with developmental disabilities and demystifying the postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The Canadian Medical Protective Association will also hold a special presentation on collaboration and teamwork. Visit the symposium website for additional details. This symposium is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (up to 4 hours). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 4 Mainpro+ credits. Don’t miss out! Click here to register today.