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CPD Educators — Region 1

Rod McFadyen, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Rod McFadyen received his MD degree from the University of Manitoba in 1978. He has practiced Emergency Medicine in Victoria, BC at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals since 1989 and has most recently been focusing on care of the elderly. He is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

In addition to teaching at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels of UBC’s Island Medical Program and residency programs, Rod is Medical Director of Continuing Professional Development at the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Over the past decade he has also been working as a Transport Advisor for the BC Ambulance Service, The Canadian Forces and The Canadian Coast Guard. His areas of interest include practice assessment, leadership development for physicians and the role of physician CPD in patient safety and quality improvement activities.

CPD Educators - Region 2

Shahid Ahmed, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Shahid Ahmed is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Adjunct professor of Oncology at the University of Saskatchewan and has worked as medical oncologist at the Saskatoon Cancer Center since 2003. He received his medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences in Pakistan and completed his postgraduate training at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York State.

Shahid’s areas of interest include gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer and health service research, with a special focus in medical education. From 2007-13, he was the director of resident education in the division of medical oncology at the University of Saskatchewan and played an active role in supporting education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has also worked in collaboration with the Continuing Professional Learning program at the University of Saskatchewan to facilitate cancer education among primary care physicians.

In addition to patient care and education, Shahid has been actively involved in clinical research and has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored several book chapters and presented his work at scientific meetings around the world. He has also currently an active member of Drug Advisory Committee of Saskatchewan.

CPD Educators - Region 3

Vinita Bindlish, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Bindlish graduated from medical school at McMaster University in 1995. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery from the University of Toronto in June 2000. She has been practicing in Kitchener-Waterloo since July 2001. Dr. Bindlish completed a Masters in Business Administration degree at Wilfred Laurier University in 2012 and completed a Masters in Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2014. Dr. Bindlish is currently enrolled in the Risk Management Certification program at Wilfred Laurier University. Her main areas of interest are organizational dynamics and strategy. She spends her spare time raising her two sons.

Craig Campbell, MD, FRCPC, FSACME

Dr. Campbell is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Principal Senior Advisor, Competency-based Continuing Professional Development in the Office of Specialty Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Campbell is responsible for the development of a strategy to implement a competency-based CPD model to support learning and assessment of physicians in practice. Dr. Campbell’s research interests are focused on developing and implementing tools and strategies to promote the use of external data and feedback to enhance competence and performance of individual physicians, groups or health care teams. Dr. Campbell is a Fellow of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) and member of the editorial board for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Ranjit Baboolal, MD, MRCP, FRCPC

Dr. Ranjit Baboolal is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto and Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He is currently on staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

He graduated from Ireland’s Royal College of Surgeons in 1980 and completed MRCP (UK) in 1987 before moving to Canada. In 1990, he subsequently completed his residency in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Neonatology at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children. Ranjit also completed his Masters in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2012 and a Diploma in Medical Education from the University of Dundee in 2015.

CPD Educators - Region 4

Sam Daniel, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Sam Daniel is a Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatric Surgery and Associate Chair of Pediatric Surgery at McGill University. He is a clinician-scientist who established the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory, a world-class facility that develops models to further the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. He also runs a tertiary care clinical practice in pediatric Otolaryngology at the Montreal Children's Hospital, where he also heads the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery division.

Sam has been an educator for the Royal College since the inception of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program and is the CPD Director of the Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec. He also serves on the CPD committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

He has received multiple awards including the 2013 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Continuing Professional Development Innovation Award, Canada's top 40 under 40, Honour Awards from the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and The American Academy of Otolaryngology, and he was also inducted into the Triological Society. He is the recipient of The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation's Medical Award of Excellence, which is awarded to a physician whose exceptional patient care, superior knowledge, valued teaching abilities and generous accessibility to the Hospital Community are an inspiration to others.

CPD Educators — Region 5

Ford Bursey, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Ford Bursey was Assistant Dean for Professional Development in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University in St. John’s from 2004 until 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Medical Science and received his MD from Memorial University. Following completion of his basic medical training, he completed two years of postgraduate training in gastroenterology at the University of Ottawa before returning to Memorial in 1988.

Ford is currently a staff physician in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Eastern Health in St. John's. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and serves as the Governor for the Atlantic Provinces for ACP.

In addition to serving two terms on the Education Committee of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Ford is a former Chair of the Education Committee for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. He has also served as President of the Medical Staff Association of the St. John's Health Care Corporation, President of the Atlantic Association of Gastroenterology, Program Director of the training program in Internal Medicine at Memorial and has participated in Accreditation Survey teams for both the Royal College and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

Jo-Ann Talbot, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot is an emergency medicine specialist who works at the Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Department. She teaches the evidence-based medicine course for the Dalhousie University emergency medicine residency program and has taught at the New York Academy of Medicine. She has also taught other courses including the Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Health Care (TEACH), the McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Course, and the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) course. Her scholarly interests include medical education, knowledge translation and quality improvement.

As a faculty member in the Dalhousie University Emergency Department, Jo-Ann teaches all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate medical learners as well as continuing medical education for practicing physicians.

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