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 Grant Program – Overview

Leadership Grant Program – Individual Application

Leadership Grant Program – Group Application

Leadership Grant Program – Residency Program Application

Leadership Development Days

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Stay tuned for details on our 2020 offerings!

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 anesthesiologists from across the province 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 was entitled Health System Fundamentals for the Anesthesiologist: Part II and took place on Thursday, September 26 at Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto as part of the Ontario Anesthesia Meeting. This highly engaging day provided our members the opportunity to learn about discuss how recent healthcare changes introduced by the current government, including the implementation of the People’s Health Care Act, is or will be impacting our Members and their patients. Led by Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, this day left participants better informed and empowered on how they can impact system change.