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Live-Stream Webinar:
Courageous Conversations: Shining a light on wellness and resilience for teachers

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Join your fellow teachers, preceptors, and educational leaders for a conversation about mitigating stress and burnout in your role in family medicine. Consider how mindfulness, resilience, and role modelling can support your teaching practice. Learn and share with colleagues in an informal setting.

No pre-registration is required—join live with this YouTube link on Tuesday, June 22nd, from 12:00–1:00 p.m. (ET).

We encourage you to submit your questions ahead of time so our presenters can address them live.

Learning objectives:

  • Reflect on the effects of stress and burnout on teachers, preceptors, and educational leaders
  • Identify opportunities and strategies that help mitigate burnout
  • Consider a resilience approach to use in the next academic year


  • James Goertzen, MD, MClSc, CCFP, FCFP
    Associate Dean, Continuing Education and Professional Development, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Frantz-Daniel Lafortune, MD, CCFP
    Clinical Instructor, Laval University, and Faculty Lecturer, McGill University
  • Maria Patriquin, MD, CCFP, FCFP
    Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
  • Nureen Sumar, MD,  MSc (Epi), CCFP
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Moderated by the CFPC Chair of the Section of Teachers:
Aaron Johnston, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP
Associate Dean, Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives, and Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, University of Calgary.

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