Plenary Speaker – Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 (PM)
Saleem Razack, MD
Professor of pediatrics and health sciences education, McGill University
The Program Administrator’s Role in Promoting the Flourishing of Sexual and Gender Diverse Residents
Saleem Razack is a professor of pediatrics and health sciences education at McGill University, as well as the director of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit and a practicing intensivist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. His research focuses on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the education of health professionals. He was also the inaugural director of McGill’s Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement, which focuses on EDI within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Closing Plenary Speaker – Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 (AM)
Richard Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon), FRCS (hon)
President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Richard Reznick received his medical degree from McGill University, followed by a general surgical residency at the University of Toronto. He spent two years in fellowship training, first obtaining a Masters’ degree in medical education, followed by a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Texas.
Dr. Reznick was the inaugural Director of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Centre for Research in Education at University Health Network, and in 1999 was appointed Vice President of Education at University Health Network. He served eight years as the R. S. McLaughlin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
From 2010 -2020, Dr. Reznick assumed the position of Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Chief Executive Officer of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO).
In 2021, Dr. Reznick assumed the position of President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Reznick chaired the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Digital Technologies which tabled its report to the Royal College in 2020.