The Division of Continuing Medical Education is pleased to expand on our existing Wellness Program with the following series of accredited education sessions. These are intended for people leaders, such as Department and Division Heads, who are looking for Wellness sessions to support their faculty on a wide variety of topics. All sessions are designed to act as a standalone element delivered in a single 1-hour session, or to be combined into a module to support a broader learning engagement (i.e. a half day, full day, etc.). Each session is accredited by CME for 1 hour of Group Learning Activity through the MOC program at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CME recognizes that a lack of organizational and individual Wellness may well be the single, largest challenge for people leaders and individuals as we move forward through the pandemic and beyond. The evidence is clear: when faculty and learners participate in Wellness and personal health training, the organization and the individual become healthier and more productive. As always, CME remains dedicated to supporting you and your faculty in all areas of your professional growth and evolution.

Questions and requests may be directed to CME Wellness @ cme.events@usask.ca

For the Community

NATURE & WELLBEING | Presenters:  Dr. Brooklyn Rawley or Dr. H. Rees 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate that connecting to nature is a great way to improve your and your patient's health 
  • Evaluate and critique the evidence between time spent in nature and it’s health benefits 
  • Describe the link between time in nature and its connections to the climate change movement 
  • Describe the health impacts of climate change 
  • Formulate a plan to start prescribing and enjoying the health benefits of nature 
  • Identify the barriers to accessing nature with patients utilizing a patient-centered approach 

MUSIC & WELLBEING | Presenters:  Dr. Jennifer Lang 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Examine the impact of listening/ participating in music on our wellbeing 
  • Critique the evidence that supports how music benefits our wellbeing 
  • Explore and compare how individuals and institutions are incorporating music into the well-being of themselves, their faculty, staff, patients, and clients 
  • Formulate an approach to a personal “music therapy” plan to enhance your wellness.    

NARRATIVE MEDICINE & WELLBEING | Presenters: Dr. Lori Schramm 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify introductory concepts on the role narratives in clinical practice 
  • Compile relevant skills through practical exercises in close reading and reflective writing related to clinical experiences and writing prompts. (of personal works and published works) 
  • Convert integrate narrative-based medicine techniques into clinical practice 

VISUAL ARTS & WELLBEING | Presenters: Marlessa Wesolowski 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Assess and determine the impact of participating in arts on our wellbeing 
  • Examine the evidence that describes how arts benefit our wellbeing 
  • Recognize ways to integrate the arts into our wellbeing strategies at work and at home 

ONE HEALTH & WELLBEING | Presenters: Dr. Colleen Dell 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explore the potential contributions of One Health (One Medicine) for understanding wellness, accounting for the interconnection between human, animal, and environmental health. 
  • Interpret the evidence surrounding the benefits of companion animals in human health. 
  • Explore how acknowledging the human-animal bond, or connection, with clients can assist with their wellness. 

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the definition, principles, neuroscience, and program of mindful practice and integrate the critical role of self-compassion. 
  • Integrate strategies of mindfulness and self-compassion that can be applied immediately to your personal and professional life. 
  • Describe and explain how mindfulness cultivated in the community can lead to culture and system change within healthcare 

If you would like to learn more about any of the sessions above or to book one of the sessions please contact CME Wellness @ cme.events@usask.ca