Suzan Schneeweiss, MEd, FRCPC
Dr. Schneeweiss is a Professor of Paediatrics and Associate Dean Continuing Professional Development (CPD), University of Toronto. As Associate Dean of CPD, she promotes the academic mission of the largest CPD office in Canada. She is a staff member and Director of Education for the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Schneeweiss is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine and holds a Masters of Health Professional Education degree from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has dedicated her career to advancing CPD and worked as the Academic Director for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto CPD (2013-2015) and Director for Continuing Education for the Department of Paediatrics at SickKids (2004-2013). She served as a CPD educator for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for six years where she worked to support the maintenance of certification program and lifelong learning completing her term in 2016. As an academic program director and conference chair for a variety of CPD programs and conferences, she has acquired a broad range of experience in the complexities of program development and has been extensively involved in teaching. She continues to work with a variety of organizations at the local, national and international levels to support CPD and build capacity for the next generation of CPD leaders.
Jane Tipping, MADEd
Jane Tipping is an adult education specialist with an expertise in continuing professional development. She has a background in faculty development, continuing professional education, instructional design and program evaluation. Currently Jane works as an educational consultant with the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada as well as the Canadian Anesthesiologist Society.
Jane has worked with several Canadian associations including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Rheumatology Association, and the Canadian Anesthesiology Association. She presents at many national and international educational meetings and is well known for her skills in educational design and facilitation.
Additional accomplishments include:
- Winner of outstanding collaboration award between industry and academia (Alliance for Continuing Medical Education).
- Winner of Best Article Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
- Elected to the board of directors for the Alliance of Continuing Medical Education
- Creator (with others) of Essential Skills in CEPD course for the Association of Medical Educators of Europe.
I am very passionate about CPD and the need to continually “push the bar”. It is also my intention to contribute to raising the awareness of the importance of CPD within the medical education continuum.