Black Physician's Association of Ontario Health Symposium

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The Black Physician's Association of Ontario's (BPAO) Annual Health Symposium is an accredited CME event that provides medical-focused talks and networking opportunities for medical students, residents, and practicing health professionals, including physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Our vision for the event is to highlight health issues that disproportionately affect the Black Community.

All physicians, healthcare providers, and medical trainees of various identities and backgrounds are welcome to attend, learn and network.

The keynote speaker is Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, MD, MHA, FRCPC. Dr. Kyeremanteng, a critical care and palliative care physician at The Ottawa Hospital. He will present COVID-19: Reflections from Experiences on the Frontlines.

Other topics include

  • Using Race-Based Data to Improve Health Outcomes - Cynthia Damba, MBChD, MHS
  • The Intersections of Food Insecurity and Anti-Black Racism - Paul Taylor
  • Perspectives in Leadership in Today's Chaninging World - Boluwaji Ogenyemi, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAD
  • COVID-19 Vaccines and the Black Community - Upton Allen, MBBS, MSc

The BPAO Annual Health Symposium has been accredited by the University of Toronto as follows: 

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ (1 credit/hour) Group Learning: 3.0 credits
  • Royal College Maintenance of Certification Section 1: 3.0 hours

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Practising physician - BPAO member
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Residents and other health professionals - BPAO member
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Medical student - BPAO member
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Medical student - non-member
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