Physician Leadership Workshop for Women in Radiology

October 23, 2021
4 hours accessible coast to coast (CME credits pending)


Registration will open in June.

This half-day course designed for practicing radiologists (both community and academic radiologists) and residents has been generously supported by the Canadian Association of Radiologists and the Canadian Radiological Foundation.

We encourage you to be part of a growing network of female radiologists across the country.

Keynote speakers:

Mamta Gautum - Dr. Mamta Gautam is a psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa; and President and CEO of PEAK MD.  Dr. Gautam is an internationally renowned clinician, consultant, researcher, speaker and author in the areas of Professional Health and Professional Leadership. She is a pioneer in the area of physician health and well-being, and has been hailed as “The Doctor’s Doctor”. She is the founding director of the University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine Wellness Program; as well as the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Wellbeing, where she served as the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group. She created the Canadian Psychiatric Association Section on Physician Health; and in 2008, she founded the International Alliance on Physician Health, bringing together experts worldwide to collaborate on work in this area.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Burnout Working Group. 


Ania Kielar - Dr. Ania Kielar is a radiologist at the University of Toronto, Joint Department of Medical Imaging. She completed medical school and residency at the University of Ottawa and her fellowship in abdominal imaging at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, USA.  A future president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, she is currently serving as CAR treasurer.  She is associate editor for Abdominal Radiology Journal and on the board of the CAR Journal.  She is a member of the LI-RADS version 2021 Writing and Lexicon Group and involved in many committees for the Society of Abdominal Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and RSNA.  Her areas of research interest including standardization in radiology and error reduction.  In her free time, she enjoys cycling, skiing and adventure travels with her husband and 2 year old. 


Samantha Hill - Dr. Samantha Hill became the 139 th President of the OMA in May 2020, representing Ontario’s 32,000 working physicians. In addition to her role as President, Dr. Hill works as a cardiac surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Services in Toronto. Dr. Hill obtained her medical degree from McGill University and holds a Master’s of Science, Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and a Master’s of Science, Community Health, Health Practitioner Teacher Education from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She has held several positions within the OMA and is a recipient of the Fitzgerald Teaching Award (2017). A single mother of two boys aged six and three, Dr. Hill is a committed environmentalist who believes that one of the most important things we can do as human beings is to take care of the world.

Keynote address:

Empowering Women Leaders: Dr. Mamta Gautam

As physicians, we are all leaders.  It has never been more important to lead than during this current challenging time, filled with disruption, technological advances, and change.

This interactive workshop will guide you through key aspects of leadership, highlighting some of the skills that you need to know to both embrace and shape the future. Join us to

Create your Confidence, Grow your Grit and Raise Your Resilience as a leader.

We are very lucky to have secured significant funding for this workshop in order to offset registration costs.

Steering committee:

  • Dr. Daria Manos (Dalhousie)
  • Dr. Karen Finlay (McMaster)
  • Dr. Charlotte Yong-Hing (University of British Columbia)
  • Dr. Lindsay Cherpak (University of Ottawa)
  • Dr. Carole Dennie (University of Ottawa)
  • Dr. Kathy O'Brien (Dalhousie)
  • Dr Sonya Sagredo (Cite de la Sante Laval)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Daria Manos, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Associate Head (Education), Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dalhousie University