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physician wellness - peer support workshop

Date and Time:
Saturday February 6th, 2021 – 1:00pm to 4:30pm EST


This event will focus on the practical aspects of forming a peer support program. We have expert guest speakers from Stanford Anesthesia, Schulich School of Medicine and Halton Healthcare, attending to present and facilitate this workshop and we look forward to having a great turnout. We welcome all your questions! This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the country.

This event is exclusively for CAS members. Please ensure you have renewed your CAS 2021 membership in order to register.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. You may claim a maximum of 3.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated). 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to implement a peer support program for anesthesiologists at their institution
  • Explain factors which lead to the success of such programs
  • Apply the latest evidence to the development of such programs
  • Identify and evaluate potential barriers and enablers to setting up peer support programs at their institution


Dr Andrea Lum has been a clinical academic physician leader for two decades beginning her radiologist career at the University of Ottawa (1989) and was recruited to Western University in 2000, has served as Program Director Diagnostic Radiology Residency (2001), Chair Department of Medical Imaging 2008 and became the first Chair & City Wide Chief of Medical Imaging. In 2016 she was selected as Chair Medical Advisory Committee (MAC)/Director of Quality Medical Care at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).  Her accomplishments as the MAC Chair include leading physician engagement for the 2018 LHSC on site survey by Accreditation Canada, achieving Exemplary recognition! She was appointed Vice Dean Clinical Faculty Affairs on January 1, 2020 for a five year term at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, a role which is enabling her to lead and develop Faculty Experience including Faculty Wellbeing and Professional Affairs. 
She was the first physician leader at London Health Sciences Centre to achieve Canadian Certified Physician Executive certification in April 2012, and re-certified in 2017, “Dr. Lum’s track record demonstrates her passion and commitment along with her success as a leader,” comments Dr. Robin Walker, past Integrated VP of Medical Affairs. “This designation affirms that she is among the best in physician leadership in the country. Congratulations to Dr. Lum for achieving this honour.” Dr. Lum has received numerous awards, a few in 2019 include a MAC Award “In recognition and appreciation of your outstanding leadership in the role of Chair MAC“  from the MAC Chair; a “Certificate of Recognition LHSC Quality and Performance Department“ from the CEO and Chief Quality and Safety Officer; and a “Lifetime Achievement Award“ from the Chair Department of Medical Imaging Western University.

Dr Bryan Bohman is Associate Chief Medical Officer for Workforce Health and Wellness at Stanford Health Care.  Additional Stanford roles include: Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Co-Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) program, Senior Advisor to the WellMD Center and Fellow, Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement.  He has previously served as SHC’s Chief of Staff, as Chief Medical Officer for University HealthCare Alliance and as a Director on SHC’s Board.
Dr. Bohman’s primary areas of interest include population health management and the relationships between clinician wellness, quality improvement and healthcare system performance.

Dr. Jonathan Sam is a consultant pediatrician and medical director at West Oak Medical. In response to the pandemic, he created and leads the CovidCARE peer support program at Halton Healthcare. They’ve been invited to facilitate over 100 sessions; reaching almost 2000 staff in 3 hospitals.