Annual Departmental Retreat - Shifting Landscapes: Family Medicine in 2020



Every year, the Department of Family Medicine hosts a Departmental Retreat. It is the perfect time to share and learn from each other. This year, as a result of the current pandemic, we have to do things differently and host the retreat on Zoom. We have insightful workshops and activities planned. Everyone in the Department is invited to join. Take a look at the agenda and register below!

The retreat will take place on October 29 and October 30, 2020.


Thursday, October 29 via Zoom.

1:00 – 1:15 pm: Opening remarks

Dr. Dove, Department Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Eidelman, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

1:15 – 2:45 pm: Webinar Workshop 1

Decolonizing Practice/ Practicing Decolonization: Improving Indigenous Inclusion in McGill's Family Medicine Department

Speakers: Prof. Richard Budgell, Prof. Alex McComber

(Plenary session in English and breakout sessions bilingual)

2:45 – 3:05 pm: Musical break 

3:05 – 3:15 pm: Covid Story – Contest Winners

3:15 – 4:50 pm: Webinar Workshop 2

The Research Pitch

Research presentations and participant polling

Facilitated by Dr. Isabelle Vedel and Dr. Alexandra DePokomandy

Various speakers

(In English and French)

4:50 – 5:00 pm: Closing remarks, Department Chair

Friday, October 30, via Zoom.

8:30 – 8:45 am: Introductory remarks

Dr. Dove, Department Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Aalamian, Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

8:45 – 9:00 am: Covid Story Contest Winners 

9:00 – 10:30 am: Webinar Workshop 3 

Game Changers: Department Innovators and Innovations

Presentations with Q&A

Speakers: Dr. Guylene Theriault, Dr. Francois Venne,

Dr. Neb Kovacina, Dr. Dominique Archambault

(In English and French)

10:30 – 11:00 am: Break: Zoom-ba with Preetha Krishnamoorthy, M.D.,C.M.

11:00 – 12:00 pm: Webinar Workshop 4

The Art of Communication in the Virtual World of a Pandemic

Panel discussion


Diana Colby, Director of Communications, McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Emma Glaser, McGill resident, Master degree in health care web-based communication

Julie Kristof, Patient Advocate and Owner of Hub Research

(Plenary session in English with bilingual discussion)

12:00 – 12:05 pm: Closing remarks, Department Chair

Registration (register to both days if you want to attend the whole retreat): 

October 29

October 30

The day of the retreat: 

We have one Zoom link per day. 

October 29:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 989 4846 4169
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October 30: 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 925 5880 8010
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