Speakers

  • Lisa Calder

    MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

    Dr. Lisa Calder is an emergency physician who undertook her 5-year residency at the University of Ottawa. She completed an emergency medicine research fellowship and obtained her Master of Science degree in epidemiology in 2007. Since finishing her training Dr. Calder has also completed two fellowships: patient safety fellowship in emergency medicine from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation, and the American Hospital Association’s fellowship in patient safety leadership.

    Dr. Calder is also an Affiliate Investigator in the Emergency Medicine Research group of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Clinical Epidemiology Program. She is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa’s department of Emergency Medicine, and has received the University of Ottawa’s excellence in emergency medicine quality and safety award as well as the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians’ teacher of the year award. She joined the CMPA in 2015 as director of Medical Care Analytics.

  • Dominic Crolla

    LL.B., Partner, Gowling WLG

    Domenic Crolla is a senior partner with Gowling WLG and the CMPA’s lead General Counsel. His practice emphasizes professional and product liability, health law, and information technology matters. He counsels clients in a litigious and non-litigious setting. Additionally, he has an active interest in the application of information technology to professional practice, particularly in relation to the practice of law and medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Osgoode Hall Law School.

    Domenic is an advocate before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals. He has appeared in a number of complex matters in both a trial and appellate capacity.

    Domenic is a frequent author and lecturer, the Editor of Electronic Healthcare Law Review; he taught in Osgoode’s LL.M in Health Law programme, and was the Regional Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s LL.M in E-Business. He participated in the drafting of a proposed convention on Telehealth as part of the work of the Medicine and the Law Committee, International Bar Association.

    He is a member of a number of professional societies and has there served in a number of capacities including as President of the County of Carleton Law Association, as past chair of the Medicine and the Law Committee, International Bar Association and a past director of the Advocates’ Society and Bar-Ex Communications. He was a member of the Steering Committee for the Futures Program of the Canadian Bar Association. He is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America. He is rated by Chambers, Lexpert, Best Lawyer and Benchmark.

    Between 2007 and 2010, Domenic was a member of Gowling WLG’s Executive Committee and held the position of Firm Managing Partner, Internal. Currently, he is a member of the firm’s Board of Trustees.

    Domenic is also Honourary Counsel to REACH, a charitable organization for persons with disabilities.

  • C. David Naylor

    MD, DPhil, FRCPC

    Dr. David Naylor is Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He served as President from 2005 to 2013 and was previously Dean of Medicine (1999-2005), founding Director of Clinical Epidemiology (1990-96) at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, and founding Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (1991-98).

    Dr. Naylor is the co-author of approximately 300 scholarly publications spanning epidemiology and biostatistics, public policy, social history, and health economics, as well as clinical and health services research in most fields of medicine.

    Dr. Naylor was involved in the initiation and early governance of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In 2003, he chaired Canada’s National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public The Canadian Medical Protective Association Health; the Committee’s report sparked the creation of the Public Health Agency of Canada. In 2009-10, he was a member of the Global Commission on the Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century, and in 2014-15 he chaired Canada’s federal Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation.

    Most recently, Dr. Naylor chaired (2016-17) a federal panel reviewing Canada’s extramural research funding agencies; the Government of Canada responded in 2017-18 with major new investments and policy shifts. In 2018-19, he served as interim CEO of SickKids Hospital.

    Dr. Naylor is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, an international member of the US Academy of Medicine, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

  • Hartley Stern, MD, FRCSC, FACS, ICD.D

    Executive Director/CEO, CMPA

    Dr. Hartley Stern was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in October 2013.

    His current interests are in bringing innovative strategies to almost 100,000 physicians in Canada to assist them in reducing the risks in their practices, and in improving the safety of the Canadian healthcare system.

    Prior to joining the Association, he was the CEO and Executive Director of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) in Montreal. Dr. Stern’s major areas of activity at the JGH were patient safety and quality, and improving delivery of care through strategic partnerships with other healthcare providers.

    Originally from Toronto, Dr. Stern completed his undergraduate medical education and surgical training at the University of Toronto, followed by a Research Training Fellowship at the London Hospital Medical College in England. In 1994 he moved his practice to Ottawa to undertake the roles of surgeon-in-chief at the Ottawa Civic Hospital (now the Ottawa Hospital) and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. In 2000 he became the CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre.

    As an academic surgeon, Dr. Stern has published almost 200 scientific papers and several book chapters, and received honours and awards for excellence in teaching.