2022 CMDA Canada National Conference

2022 Conference Registration


Thank you for attending our 2022 National Conference! Use the information below to claim CME credits where applicable

2022 Conference Package

2022 Conference Video Playlist


Credits from the CFPC: This Group Learning activity has been certified by the College of Physicians of Canada for up to 5.25 Mainpro+ Certified credits.

Claiming your credits: Please submit your credits for this activity online at www.cfpc.ca/login. Please retain proof of your participation for six (6) years in case you are selected to participate in credit validation or auditing.

Credits from the CSIMThis event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada This activity was approved by the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine for a maximum of 5.25 hours.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Our Montréal Local Planning Committee has chosen to host the 2022 CMDA Canada Annual Conference in a national and regional hybrid format – online and in person (all in person events will be held locally and in accordance with public health recommendations). The national online event will be May 13th and 14th and will feature keynote presentations, the CMDA Canada AGM, an update from our Executive Director Larry Worthen, and special sessions for students and residents. Participants may join online as individuals or participate as part of a local in person group. In addition to the exciting content being planned for the Conference weekend, we will be collaborating with local graduate and student Chapters to host a series of events in the months before and after the Conference. They will be held in person or online depending on the local pandemic restrictions. These events will feature workshop presentations curated by the Montréal Local Planning Committee on a variety of relevant and interesting topics. If you would like to host a gathering in your area, contact Madison at outreach@cmdacanada.org.The Conference picks up the visionary theme from our 2020 conference, inviting us to seek hope in the Lord. Our keynote speakers will include Dr. David Levy, a renowned neurosurgeon, public speaker, and author of Gray Matter and Dr. Derry James-Tannariello, Chaplain, Pastor, Author, Speaker, Teacher and Founder and Executive Director of Freedom in Surrender Ministries. Many of the exciting planned workshops from 2020 will be presented, along with a slate of fresh content. Our thanks to the Québec planning committee for again taking up this labour which will benefit all members of CMDA Canada.

Schedule (all times are in Eastern time)

Friday, May 13, 2022


6:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Welcome & Worship
6:15 pm – 6:45 pm: Special Update: Euthanasia and Conscience (Larry Worthen)
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Plenary Q & A
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm: Plenary Session # 1 – Burnout and Resilience (Dr. David Levy)
7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: Group Link and Plenary Q & A
8:15 pm – 9:05 pm: Plenary Session # 2 – Your Attitude, Your Health (Dr. Derry James-Tannariello)
9:05 pm – 9:35 pm: Group Link and Plenary Q & A
9:35 pm – 9:40 pm: Closing


Saturday, May 14, 2022


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: CMDA Canada AGM
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Plenary Session # 3 – How to Keep your Joy in the Midst of Challenges (Dr. David Levy)
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Group Link and Plenary Q & A
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: BREAK
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm: Plenary # 4 – Disruptions to Caring Communications (Dr. Derry James-Tannariello)
4:20 pm – 4:50 pm: Group Link and Plenary Q & A
4:50  pm – 5:00 pm: Farewell
5:00  pm – 6:00 pm: Student & Resident Q&A (optional)

Dr. David Levy has performed high risk neurosurgery in California, where he resides, Paris (France), India, Kenya and Congo. He has also spoken in the USA and internationally on topics of neurosurgery, neuroscience and faith. In 2017, after 20 years of practice, Dr. Levy and his wife Naomi decided it was time to transition out of medicine to pursue his dream of teaching and creating resources for better brain and mind health. Using his knowledge of the Bible and the brain, Dr. Levy’s vision is to reveal God’s wisdom in a fresh and engaging way, helping people understand that God is good and desires relationship.

Dr. Derry James-Tannariello (DMin, MDiv, a MA in Christian Psychology, a BA in Religion, and a BSc in both Personal Ministries and Psychology) is a Chaplain, Pastor, Author (Heaven Touches Earth – Handbook for Supporting Sick and Terminally Ill and others), Speaker, Teacher and Founder and Executive Director of Freedom in Surrender Ministries. Derry James-Tannariello is Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. She was awarded VIP Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women.

All students who register for the Conference will receive a copy of Dr. Levy’s bestselling book Gray Matter: a neurosurgeon discovers the power of prayer…one patient at a time in either French or English (selection during registration process) as well as a copy of Dr. James-Tannariello’s book Heavy Touches Earth – Handbook for Support Sick, Terminally Ill and Dying (Expanded Edition). Additional copies will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

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