Dave Davis, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRCPC(hon), FSACME
Dr. Davis also developed a comprehensive provincial competency assessment program, and helped launch a center for faculty development at the University of Toronto. In 2007, Dr Davis was named Vice President (subsequently renamed as Senior Director), Continuing Education and Performance Improvement at the Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC. In 2015, Dr. Davis was appointed Professor and Senior Director, Center for Outcomes and Research in Education (CORE), Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE.
His current work in Dubai focuses on the creation of the Center for Outcomes and Research in Education (CORE), pulling together themes of quality improvement, system and patient outcomes and effective education.
Shiphra Ginsburg, MD, MEd, PhD
Her program of research involves two inter-related areas. The first explores how clinical supervisors conceptualize, assess and communicate about the performance and competence of their learners, with a focus on the language used in workplace-based assessment. The second area explores the construct of professionalism in medical education, from the perspective of learners, faculty and practicing physicians. Dr. Ginsburg also collaborates widely with colleagues from U of T and nationally/internationally on projects related to cross-cultural professionalism, the effect of the environment on performance assessments, gender issues in teacher assessments, how successful people handle failure, and issues central to the field of medical education research and scholarship in general, including academic publishing and dissemination.
She serves as Deputy Editor at the journal Medical Education and is on the Editorial Board of Academic Medicine. Dr. Ginsburg is the Director of the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Educator Training Program and Director of Education Research and Scholarship, both in the Department of Medicine.
Susan J. Lieff MD, MEd, MMan, FRCPC
She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and educational innovation by the University of Toronto, UT Faculty of Medicine, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Association of Medical Education, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Association of Academic Psychiatry and the American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations.
Heather MacNeill, MD, BSc(PT), MScCH(HPTE), FRCPC
Previously, she acted as Director of Medical Education at Bridgepoint and as Director of COIL – Collaborative Online Interprofessional Learning/Research. She has been invited lecturer at Edutech, Centre for Faculty Development, Master’s Teacher, and INTAPT (Interprofessional Applied Practical Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions). In 2012, Dr. Macneill received the Fred Fallis Award for Distance Education (U of T) & Fox award-best research presentation (SACME, collaborative vs. individual online learning).
Jonathan Pirie MD, MEd, FRCPC, ABP (PEM)
In 2016, Dr. Pirie received the Colin Woolf Award, U of T Faculty of Medicine, for demonstrating a sustained commitment to education. He also received the Harry Bain Award (2011) for excellence in teaching – pediatric residents, Department of Pediatrics. His clinical interests include the resuscitation of acutely ill children and the management of febrile children at risk for serious bacterial infection. Other educational interests include residents in difficulty and the role of remediation in postgraduate trainees.
Suzan Schneeweiss MD, MEd, FRCPC
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam MD, MHPE, FRCPC
He earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba and his psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sockalingam received a Masters of Health Professions Education from University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sockalingam has also served as Deputy, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the University Health Network (UHN), and Director of Continuing Professional and Practice Development for Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Sockalingam is a lead investigator on several peer-reviewed clinical and medical education grants. His education research is focused on training for managing complexity in healthcare, alignment of quality improvement and continuing professional development, and understanding factors influencing lifelong learning in practice. He has been the recipient of several national and international education awards related to education scholarship, teaching and leadership.
Jane Tipping MADEd
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. She has won several awards including an outstanding collaboration award between industry and academia (Alliance for Continuing Medical Education), Best Article Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. Jane is currently co-chair of the Special Interest Group in CPD and the CPD committee for the Association of Medical Educators of Europe.
Jane is very passionate about CPD and the need to continually “push the bar”. It is also her intention to contribute to raising the awareness of the importance of CPD within the medical education continuum.
David Wiljer BA, MA, PhD
His work focuses on patient and health professions education, specifically patient involvement, digitally enabled education and life-long learning. He has explored the development of large programs, infrastructure, communities, and research initiatives that involve health professionals, patients and families in new approaches to education and care delivery, including patient portals for providing patients with access to their health records and social networking approaches to promote self-management and self-care.