Open to University of Alberta and University of Calgary residents only Wednesday, September 4

Purpose: A joint retreat prior to the Banff Pathology Course for all University of Alberta and University of Calgary Anatomical and General Pathology Residents, with guest speakers discussing various topics relating to both medical expert and other intrinsic CanMEDS roles (leader, professional, communicator, etc.). The intrinsic CanMEDS roles, particularly related to career planning and physician finances during practice are not well covered in the regular curriculum, and a joint retreat with all residents will be an ideal venue to address these topics and allow for team building and networking opportunities.

Time Speaker
07:30-08:30 Breakfast & Registration
08:30-10:00 Interview Skills workshop: How to secure your first job (CanMEDS roles: leader, communicator, professional)

Judith Hugh & Nadia Giannakopoulos (Edmonton pathologists)

10:00-10:30 Nutritional Break
10:30-11:30 Communication in the Laboratory (CanMEDS roles: collaborator, communicator, professional)

Keith Steinbach(Edmonton lab medicine educator)

11:30-12:30 Networking Lunch
12:30-13:30 Breast Pathology slide session (CanMEDS role: medical expert)

Mara Rendi(Minneapolis breast pathologist, also conference speaker)

13:30-15:00 Physician Financial Planning for residency and beyond
(CanMEDS roles: leader, professional)Mark Soth(Hamilton physician focusing on physician finance – blog)
18:30-20:00 Evening Social/Networking (appetizers, standing tables)