International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)

Plenary Speakers – PA

The 2024 program will focus on nurturing the work relationship between a program administrator and a program director, and much more! 

Meet the 2024 Program Administrators Conference plenary speakers:

Plenary Speakers – PA

The 2024 program will focus on nurturing the work relationship between a program administrator and a program director, and much more! 

Meet the 2024 Program Administrators Conference plenary speakers:

Opening Plenary Speaker - Wednesday, September 18, 2024 (AM)

Alexandre Messager, 

Manager, Human Resources and Faculty/Clinical Leadership Development, University of Ottawa
Generational Intelligence: Working with multi-generations

Biography

Meet Alexandre Messager: he describes himself as a stethoscope attuned to the needs and challenges of clinical leaders. With a steadfast commitment to enhancing patient care, Alexandre serves a diverse clientele that includes healthcare professionals, physicians, researchers, and medical students through his company, “Human Leadership Humain.”

Boasting a solid 12-year tenure at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Alexandre held pivotal roles managing leadership, learning, and organizational development. His extensive experience has imbued him with a profound understanding of the complexities faced by healthcare workers across North America, Europe, and Kuwait.

Alexandre employs a cutting-edge approach centered on cognitive intelligence, specifically tailored to help leaders address and solve complex issues effectively. His expertise in psychological safety and teamwork within healthcare settings earned him a feature in a Forbes online article entitled “A Better Way Of Humanizing Organizations: Psychological Safety And Trust.”

In addition to his professional endeavors, Alexandre is an active participant in social media and webinars, extending his reach to audiences in Canada, France, and Kuwait. He is also the author of two books: “ABCs of Medical Leadership: Leading with Humanity” and “L’abécédaire du leadership médical: transition vers un leadership plus humain,” which advocate for a more humane approach to medical leadership.

Through tailored leadership development programs and personal coaching, Alexandre is dedicated to transforming healthcare systems and enhancing the quality of care by fostering strong, well-trained clinical leaders. His vision is clear: to redefine healthcare leadership where trust, safety, and humanity are at the forefront.

 


Wednesday, September 18, 2024 (PM)

Adelle Atkinson, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Associate Chair – Education, Department of Paediatrics, Addiction Medicine Fellow, University of Toronto
Setting our programs up for success by supporting the evolution of CBD 2.0: A primer

Biography

Dr. Atkinson completed her MD at McMaster University in 1994.  She went on to complete her Paediatric Residency and fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Toronto in 1998 and 2000.

Dr. Atkinson is currently a Professor of Paediatrics in the Department of Paediatrics, and a consultant Immunologist/Allergist in the Division of Immunology and Allergy.  Her clinical work focuses on patients with primary immunodeficiencies, bone marrow transplantation, and complex allergic diseases with an emphasis on reactions to foods, drugs and biologics.

Dr. Atkinson currently holds the position of Associate Chair – Education, and was formerly the Program Director for Core Paediatrics for 17 years.   She is a graduate of the Education Scholar’s Program, through the Centre for Faculty Development, U of T.  She is the winner of the PARO Best Residency Program (2008), the Dr. Sarita Verma Award for Mentorship and Advocacy (2009), the Harry Bain Award for teaching excellence (2014), the Department of Paediatrics Continuing Education Award (2018), the Paediatric Chairs of Canada Clinician Educator Award (2018), the International Conference on Residency Education – Program Director of the Year award (2019) and the CPS – Michel Weber Education Award (2020).  She spends over 50% of her time in medical education related activities, with current efforts focused on a scholarly approach to the learning environment.

Dr. Atkinson also holds several other leadership positions including Chair – Specialty Committee for Paediatrics for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Atkinson is also a Clinician Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with a focus on the Implementation of Competence by Design.


Damon Dagnone, MD, FRCPC, MSc, MMEd

Director of Standards and Accreditation, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen’s University
Setting our programs up for success by supporting the evolution of CBD 2.0: A primer

Biography

Dr. Damon Dagnone is the director of Standards and Accreditation at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University, where he also completed his training in Emergency Medicine, following medical school training at Western University. He is continually immersed in numerous medical education projects with his key interests in the areas of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME), the medical humanities, and simulation-based assessment. When not connecting with colleagues at work, Damon enjoys spending time with his family and trying to keep up with his kids.


Thursday, September 19, 2024 (AM)

Simon Fleming , FRCS (Orth), PhD, MFSTEd, AFHEA

Orthopedic, Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital
A decade of advocacy: Reflections on uncomfortable conversations

Biography

Dr. Simon Fleming is an orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon with a PhD in medical education. A culture change advocate, he has garnered an international reputation for his work. Dr. Fleming is a founding and executive board member of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance. He is also on the executive board for the NIHR Clinical Education Incubator and an associate editor for Medical Education, The Clinical Teacher and the British Journal of Surgery. Dr. Fleming has held significant leadership positions, including serving as the former vice chair of the United Kingdom’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors’ Group and as the past president of the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association.