Dr. Alison Reid Retiring From IAMRA
After 7 years of remarkable contribution and service to IAMRA, Dr. Alison Reid has announced that she will be retiring, effective August 31, 2022. Dr. Reid is IAMRA's first Executive Director and has led IAMRA through a period of incredible growth. She has had a key role in strengthening IAMRA's influence in the medical regulatory community, and has helped to get IAMRA where it is today. IAMRA will be forever grateful for her leadership, her advocacy, and her friendship.
2022 IAMRA Webinars
Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism
September 13, 2022
A recording of IAMRA's webinar: Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism is now available in the Members Only section of the IAMRA website.
Special guests, Elder Sulksun joined us from British Columbia and Kaitiaki Mana Māori, Richard Tankersley joined us from Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Mrs. Joan Simeon, Chair-elect of IAMRA and Manukura/Chief Executive of the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) and Kiri Rikihana, Manukura Tuarua/Deputy Chief Executive of MCNZ, spoke to the Cultural Safety work they have done in Aotearoa/New Zealand as it relates to practice standards, educational accreditation requirements, and their work with the Māori doctors group.
Dr. Heidi Oetter, Chair of IAMRA and Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia spoke about her organization’s commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility and reconciliation on everything from governance and board/ committee education requirements through their review of the complaints processes to make them more accessible and safe for Indigenous people.
For more information on this and other IAMRA webinars, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat.
A recording of IAMRA's webinar: Telehealth and Virtual Care - COVID and Beyond is now available in the Members Only section of the IAMRA website. You will also find a speaker list and additional information provided during this event.
IAMRA Webinar: Telehealth and Virtual Care - COVID and Beyond
July 28, 2022
The emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in a rapid expansion of the use of technology to deliver health services. Virtual services such as telehealth played an important role in the pandemic planning and response.
The rapid integration of telehealth was an innovative and necessary solution to ensure the ongoing delivery of healthcare. However, with such rapid advancement a need has emerged for increased education, quality assurance, protocols and monitoring.
During this webinar panel members discussed lessons learned through the pandemic and issues that regulators need to pay attention to, as telehealth and virtual care are embedded in the ongoing delivery of healthcare services.
This webinar was facilitated by Mrs. Joan Simeon, CEO of the Medical Council of New Zealand. Speakers (in order of introduction):
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