Conference proceedings and more

Abraham (Rami) Rudnick, MD, PhD

On May 24 and 25, 2024, over 240 physicians and learners gathered in Montréal for the 2024 Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership (CCPL), sponsored by the Canadian Society for Physician Leaders (CSPL). For the first time, the proceedings of this annual conference are included in this issue of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership (CJPL). This year’s theme, Shifting the Paradigm, was highlighted using an innovative format that encouraged attendees to rethink established norms, challenge traditional structures, and engage in bold conversations on reforming our healthcare system. The goal was to continue to shift from a reactive position to being proactive and visionary. 

The conference proceedings published in this issue of the CJPL include summaries of the keynote presentations delivered by André Picard, Zita Cobb, and Verna Yiu, prepared by the CSPL’s executive director Colleen Galasso, who was an active listener during the conference; a panel session that unveiled intricate realities of our healthcare system from physician, patient, and policy perspectives; high-level findings from two interactive plenary workshops; and abstracts from the 15 unique workshops that were offered. By publishing these proceedings, we aim to enrich CJPL by informing its readers who did not attend the conference and by providing conference presenters a platform to showcase their insights. We’re committed to publishing this annual conference’s proceedings in CJPL every year.

In addition, CJPL continues to publish general articles as well as special sections, such as Health Economics and Health Informatics, as well as Coaching. The plan for the special sections is to provide continuity, so that future articles leverage past and present ones in the same section using a curriculum-like approach as much as possible, while ensuring that each article also stands alone. From a format perspective, administrative staff continue to work with me to enhance CJPL’s readability.

This issue also marks the 10th anniversary of CJPL. Over the past decade, we’ve strived to provide you with advice and tips on leadership, along with insightful articles on Canada’s healthcare system. As we celebrate this milestone, we remain committed to providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to be successful in your leadership roles.

As we continue to evolve, we’re eager to receive your input on CJPL’s content, process, style, and format. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and suggestions with me or any of the CJPL team members. Your feedback is invaluable in continuing to contribute to CJPL.


Abraham (Rami) Rudnick, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CCPE, CPRRP, MCIL, DFCPA, mMBA, is editor-in-chief of CJPL and professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Bioethics and the School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia.

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