Special Event: the OMA Physician Health Program presents as part of the Caring For Self While Caring For Others series

On Tuesday May 10, 2016 please welcome OMA PHP guest speakers Ted Bober & Lisa Lefebvre

Title:  Too Hot to Handle: Physician burnout & resilience

Come explore the complex interplay between stress, burnout and resilience as it is experienced by physicians. This session will seek to open a dialogue on questions such as: Is working in the “yellow zone” a reality that physicians must accept? How can we support each other to increase resilience?

1. Review the common reasons physicians called the PHP in the past year
2. Describe the “Continuum of Mental Health” from the Canadian Armed Forces’ Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program
3. Discuss strategies to improve physician wellness from both individual and systemic perspectives

Dr. Lefebvre is an Associate Medical Director at the Physician Health Program of the Ontario Medical Association. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Lefebvre graduated from McGill University Medical School. She completed her Family Medicine Residency, Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lefebvre also serves as the Medical Lead for Continuing Professional Development in the Education Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Ted Bober, MSW, RSW
Ted Bober is a case manager at the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program and on a part time basis, he is a crisis and wellness advisor to management teams at Pearson International Airport and Health Canada’s National Emergency Response Team. Ted has presented at scientific conferences in Canada and the United States. He is a co-author of peer-reviewed articles on trauma and disaster stress and the book In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services published by Oxford University Press.