This year marked the 43rd annual Northern Doctors Day, a chance for physicians from across the North to come together, socialize, and engage in training and development.
This annual event was held on November 1 and 2 and brought together 111 physicians from across Northern Health. The first day was held at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia’s Learning and Development Center. It provided physicians with an opportunity to talk to Northern Health’s various physician support departments and to attend a variety of training sessions on everything from cervical cancer screening to vaping.
The Courtyard by Marriott played host for the second day of the event, which featured an all-day course on strategies to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout in physicians, a vital and often overlooked aspect of our health care system. Francoise Mathieu, Executive Director at TEND, led an interactive and evidence-informed presentation. TEND offers resources and training for high-stress, trauma-exposed workplaces.
Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the 43rd annual Northern Doctors Day and we’ll see you next year!