Conferences and Courses

Welcome to CLIME 2017!
CAME's Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education (CLIME)
January 30-February 2, 2017 - Toronto ON

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 1, 2016

We are pleased to inform you that CAME, in collaboration with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Centre for Faculty Development, a partnership between the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital will be delivering the 2017 edition of the Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education (CLIME). CAME created CLIME to develop national leaders in health sciences education and is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are engaged in leading initiatives that will promote excellence, innovation, change, and scholarship in Health Sciences. This Institute is geared towards Health Sciences educators who are in a position to implement new skills in the workplace. Teaching and learning methods will include: interactive lectures, individual assignments, self-reflection, small-group sessions, team work, and opportunities for networking. Moreover, case examples used during the program will be directly applicable to Health Sciences education.

CLIME 2017 will be held at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute located at 209 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8. This course will be offered in English; space is limited to 45 participants.

Accreditation Statement:

This continuing education event was held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.


This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 27.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 27.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. More information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit please visit the following link:

Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent at the educational activity.

CLIME participant feedback:

"Incredibly well organized. Passionate and personal facilitation created an excellent learning/work environment. Thank you." - CLIME 2015 participant

"I learned so much that will help me in my career. This was an incredible conference." - 2015 CLIME participant

"Awesome opportunity to meet and interact with a mixed group of colleagues. It energized me. I am leaving with many ideas and motivation." - CLIME 2013 participant

"Thanks for CLIME. I've progressed and matured in terms of medical education leadership in a very short time. I surprised myself." - CLIME 2013 participant

"Excellent program! As I am starting to enter more significant leadership roles, it is nice to be able to have this information now, instead of most things in my career where I wished I had had this skill/exposure earlier." - CLIME 2013 participant

"I learned more than I had anticipated. The interaction with peers was invaluable." - CLIME 2013 participant

"This is the first time I've taken the time to reflect on myself as a leader. Thank you for giving me this opportunity and gift which have allowed me to grow" - CLIME 2012 participant

"I left the CLIME program with greater self-awareness and a sense of empowerment." - CLIME 2011 participant

"Excellent course, loads of content, excellent resource people." - CLIME 2010 participant

"Something for everyone from beginner to "veterans" in MedEd - this is a gift of time to reflect on how to "live" the academic life! - CLIME 2009 participant

"An excellent course! What a privilege to be part of such a great endeavour with such a dedicated group of leaders! - CLIME 2008 participant

For a PDF version of the CLIME 2017 flyer please click here.


By the end of CLIME, participants will be able to:

  • identify their professional goals as leaders in the health professions and discuss ways of achieving these goals;
  • analyze their own leadership styles and consider how style influences practice, using different models of leadership and change;
  • apply a framework for analyzing change to specific situations in their own professional contexts;
  • master different conflict management styles and negotiation strategies;
  • describe an approach to establishing and leading effective teams; and
  • define "scholarship" with respect to medical education and discuss strategies to foster scholarly work.

Week-at-a-Glance (subject to change)

Monday, January 30, 2017
Morning Personal Effectiveness I: Goals and Career Paths
Afternoon Interpersonal Effectiveness

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Morning Medical Education Leadership
Afternoon Leading Change

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Morning Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
Afternoon Effective Teams

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Morning Scholarship in Medical Education
Afternoon Personal Effectivemness II: Time Management for Leaders

2017 Planning Committee

Dr. Deepak Dath, McMaster University
Dr François Goulet, Collège des médecins du Québec
Dr. Brent Kvern, University of Manitoba
Dr. Darren Beiko, Queen's University
Dr. Barbara-Ann Millar, University of Toronto
Dr. Ming-Ka Chan, University of Manitoba
Ms. Jennifer Nicholls, McGill University
Ms. Mary Digout, Canadian Association for Medical Education


Register early as space is limited to 45 participants (CLIME was a sell-out in previous years). To qualify for the discounted registration fee, you must pre-register by November 1, 2016.

Register online:

Registration forms can also be completed and submitted by fax, email ( or mail. Payment can be made by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or cheque made payable to the Canadian Association for Medical Education. All amounts are in Canadian dollars. Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch for 4 days, refreshment breaks as well as a group dinner on Wednesday evening.

Registration Fees

For CAME Members before November 1, 2016 $3,900 + HST = $4,407.00
after November 1, 2016 $4,100 + HST = $4,633.00
For non-CAME Members before November 1, 2016 $4,400 + HST = $4,972.00
after November 1, 2016 $4,600 + HST = $5,198.00

HST Registration No.: 83184 8726 RT0001

Additional Savings: Become a CAME member and save $300 on your CLIME registration fees and enjoy the benefits of CAME membership!

For information about becoming a CAME member, please visit our website at:

Deadline for registration is December 16, 2016. Cancellation in writing before December 16, 2016 will result in an administration fee of $500. Requests for refunds received after December 16, 2016 will not be possible.

Register online:


A block of rooms with preferred rates have been reserved for CLIME 2017 participants. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Participants should plan to arrive in Toronto on Sunday, January 29, 2017 as the day begins early on Monday morning (7:30 a.m. for registration check in).

Pantages Hotel Toronto
200 Victoria St
Toronto, ON
M5B 1V8
TeL: 1-855-852-1777
Room Rate:

Single Room Rate: $169.00 excluding all applicable taxes
Reservation cut-off date: October 28, 2016 based on availability of rooms

Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto
8 Colborne St.
Toronto, ON
M5E 1E1
Room Rate:

Single Room Rate: $169.00 excluding all applicable taxes
Reservation cut-off date: November 1, 2016 based on availability of rooms

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay St.
Toronto, ON
M5G 2L2
Tel: (416) 597-9200 Room Rate:

Single Room Rate: $209.00 excluding all applicable taxes
Reservation cut-off date: November 1, 2016 based on availability of rooms


For additional information or to register, please contact:
Mary Digout, Association Manager
Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)
800 - 265 Carling Av., Ottawa ON K1S 2E1
Tel: 613 730-0687 ext 238 ;
Fax: 613-730-1196