Program News

Fifth Canadian Conference on Physician Health

by Dr. Philippe Erhard The fifth Canadian Conference on Physician Health took place in Ottawa in September 2017. Here are some highlights that I would like to share with you. Did you know that the suicide rate for physicians is six times greater than the general population? We don’t have any statistics for Canada, but […]

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“I never get sick. Why should I get the flu shot?”

As doctors, sometimes we think we aren’t vulnerable to illness. And sometimes we are just too busy to look after ourselves. With this in mind, the Doctors Manitoba Physician Health and Wellness Committee decided to get our flu shots at our November meeting. We believe in being role models for our colleagues and patients. In […]

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Report – International Conference on Physician Health

by Anne Flinlayson I was lucky to have the opportunity to attend the International Conference on Physician Health(ICPH) in Boston this September.  The theme of the conference was Increasing Joy in Medicine. The professional medical associations of Canada, America, and Britain collaborated to provide sessions showcasing research and programs related to increasing resiliency, job-satisfaction, and […]

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Doctors Manitoba Physician Wellness Day

The first Doctors Manitoba Physician Wellness Day was held April 29, 2016 at FortWhyte Alive’s picturesque Siobhan Richardson Field Station. This was the first full day event concentrating on physician health and wellness that the Doctors Manitoba Health and Wellness committee planned since being created in 2013.  The event included 6 speakers and 38 participants. […]

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College of Medicine’s New Wellness Website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the College of Medicine’s new Wellness website. Over the past year our team has gathered resources and listened to your feedback. We have created this website to provide an easy and quick resource for information, focusing on all aspects of Wellness. It will be expanding over […]

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Canadian Conference on Physician Health

The fourth Canadian Conference on Physician Health was held in Winnipeg on October 16-17, 2015; this conference is held in Canada every two years and alternates with the International Conference on Physician Health (held in London, UK in 2014). This year’s conference was co-hosted by Doctors Manitoba and the Canadian Medical Association and attracted 155 […]

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Sustainable High Performance Workshop update

The Sustainable High Performance Workshop was held at Doctors Manitoba on March 5, 2015. Led by Cal Botterill, Jason Brooks, and Aman Hussain, participants learned about performance psychology and strategies to increase focus at work, improve recovery from stress, and sustain personal and professional performance. If you were unable to attend the workshop and would […]

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Mindfulness Workshop a success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Introduction to Mindfulness workshop held at Doctors Manitoba on February 23, 2015. Dr. Melanie St. Hilaire led the group of 14 participants through applications of mindfulness in Medicine and mindfulness meditation practices including awareness of breath, sitting meditation, body scan, and lovingkindness. If you were unable to […]

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Physician Health & Wellness Committee Update

Greetings from your Physician Health and Wellness Committee! We are excited to continue promoting better health and wellness for Manitoba’s doctors. This website was created for physicians by physicians. We are currently updating the website with new material and we want your input. We want to hear from our members about your experiences and to […]

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The Launch of Physician Health & Wellness by Doctors Manitoba

Doctors Manitoba has launched a completely new Health and Wellness (docsmbwellness.org) website dedicated to supporting the wellness of Manitoba physicians. In 2012, under the vision of Dr. Pravinsagar Mehta, then President of Doctors Manitoba we began a process of developing a master plan that provides a broad range of assistance and training to its members […]

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