Leadership Initiatives for Ontario’s Anesthesiologists
The OMA Section on Anesthesiology is committed to the development of leadership skills in current and future anesthesiologists. We currently have two ongoing initiatives:
Leadership Grant Program
Our leadership grant program provides funding for individuals or groups who wish to pursue formal leadership training. Details of this program as well as applications are available under the appropriate heading below.
Leadership Development Days
Our Leadership Development Program is now is its eighth year. We aim to hold two distinct leadership days a year, one in the spring and one in the fall, during the annual Ontario Anesthesia Meeting. Our fall offering is traditionally focused on health system fundamentals for Ontario’s anesthesiologists.
In 2019, our spring date was held in Toronto on Saturday, May 11, and was entitled Anesthesiologists as Change Leaders: In the OR and Beyond. It was attended by two dozen of the province’s anesthesiologists and featured such faculty members as Dr. Tania Di Renna, the Medical Director at the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute and Dr. Susan O’Leary, the Chief of Anesthesia at Hamilton Health Sciences.
Our second event for 2019 is entitled Health System Fundamentals for the Anesthesiologist: Part II and will take place on Thursday, September 26 at Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto as part of the Ontario Anesthesia Meeting. Space is limited so registration now. This important day will provide the opportunity to acquire this knowledge and to explore how recent healthcare changes introduced by the current government, including the implementation of the People’s Health Care Act, will impact our Members. It is free to attend for all Section members who are also registered for the Ontario Anesthesia Meeting.