Join us for a virtual special presentation on peer support on Mon. Oct. 19

Please join us for a virtual special presentation on Monday, October 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. titled "Peer Headshot of Dr. Jo Shapirosupport: The power of colleagues to help us heal". Facilitated by PSI visiting scholar and Harvard physician Dr. Jo Shapiro, the event aims to showcase an inclusive and interprofessional approach to peer support in the medical field. The presentation is open to all members of the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy and students are also welcome to attend. We encourage all to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. 

Dr. Jo Shapiro is an associate professor and chief in the division of otolaryngology in the Harvard Medical School. She launched the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Professionalism and Peer Support in 2008 and has focused her work on physician wellbeing and care. The mission of the center is to support physicians in providing the best care for every patient.  

To save your spot at this virtual event, please email seamo.communication@queensu.ca stating your interest. A Zoom link for the special presentation will follow. 

This event is being brought to you by the Physician Wellness Advisory Committee (comprised of Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Providence Care, Queen’s University and SEAMO) and we would like to thank PSI (Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation) for their funding.

Dr. Shapiro will also be running peer support training sessions where she will provide: (1) an overview of the fundamentals of peer support, (2) simulation of peer support and (3) scripted peer support conversation prompts. To sign up for these training sessions, email Christine Mandy.