ACSC - Resident Leadership Day

June 20, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario

Resident Leadership Day - new this year!

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The SOGC and APOG have co-developed a one-day program specifically tailored to the needs and interests of ob/gyns in training. The Resident Leadership Day will offer residents an opportunity to interact with Canada’s leading ob/gyn experts, as well as peers from medical programs across the country.

In the morning session, Setting Up for Success, residents will gain practical advice to prepare for their future careers as ob/gyns. Guest speakers will present Little BIG Talks on career preparation, career advice, resume building, and practice management. These talks will be followed by a rotation of round table discussions in smaller groups, allowing participants to ask their questions directly to experts who have already seen the path to success in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

In the afternoon, residents will have a choice between two hands-on courses focused on topics that are essential to building a career in ob/gyn – laparoscopy and ultrasound. These hands-on courses are designed specifically to meet the educational needs of residents and are an excellent opportunity to get feedback from experts and to practice vital techniques.





























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Dr. Karine Lortie MD

Ottawa ON
Dr. Karine Lortie is an assistant professor with the University of Ottawa's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She holds the position of Postgraduate medical education Residency Program Director at her institution and is also the APOG PGME Chair for Program Directors across Canada.

She is the Director of Surgical Education within her department and is the clinical lead in gynecology simulation at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. She is also the Minimally invasive gynecology AAGL recognized cofellowship director.

Upon completion of her medical training at the University of Ottawa (MD 2003, FRCSC 2008), she completed residency at the University of Saskatchewan and Ottawa and a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecology, endoscopic surgery and urogynecology (2008-2009) with Regina General Hospital and the University of Saskatchewan. She also completed the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders education program in 2013 as well as the Senior LHIN Leadership course with The Ottawa Hospital.

She has a clinical focus on tertiary level surgical gynecology including expertise in the treatment of uterine fibroids, pelvic mass, pelvic prolapse, endometriosis and hysteroscopic sterilization. Her research interests include surgical education, curriculum development and evaluation, outcomes of surgical procedures and patient safety.


1. I have no affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a pharmaceutical, medical device, or communications organization.

2. I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. "off-label" use of medication).