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Northern Lights 2019

Northern Lights 2019: Pan Northern Physician Leadership Forum

February 28 – March 2, 2019
ALT Hotel Toronto Pearson Airport

Join us at Northern Lights 2019 on February 28 – March 2, 2019 for our Second Annual Pan Northern Physician Leadership Forum.  You will have a unique opportunity to learn and network with  Northern Ontario physicians along with NOSM faculty, staff and leadership.

Effective physician leaders emphasize that safe, high quality, and compassionate care is a top priority within their clinical and educational settings.   Key in Northern Ontario is addressing the health disparities of our Indigenous communities.  This requires an understanding of the art and science of leading change including strategies for motivating, implementing and sustaining it.

The overall goal of Northern Lights 2019 is to further develop leadership skills and a network of Northern Ontario physician leaders.  Participants will have the opportunity to apply their leadership skills during multiple interactive sessions.  Leadership networking activities will occur over supper on Thursday and Friday.  Planned educational activities for Northern Lights 2019 will include:

  • Joule PLI Course Leading Change (Brian Golden & Dr. Joshua Tepper)
  • Integrating Reconciliation into Northern Ontario Healthcare Transformation (Dr. Lisa Richardson/Co-Lead Indigenous Health Education, University of Toronto & Elder)
  • Leading Change and Physician Resiliency (Dr. Joy Albuquerque/Medical Director OMA Physician Health Program)
  • Advocacy: But What Does It Really Mean? (Dr. Nadia Alam/President OMA)


Registration fee of $750.00 will cover costs of meeting rooms, all meals (breakfast, lunch, supper, and breaks) along with course tuition and materials.    Northern Lights 2019 is limited to 40 attendees.  Payment of your registration fee reserves your seat.

Cancellation Policy

Refund of registration fee less $375.00 (administrative fee) if cancellation is received in writing by February 1, 2019.

Travel and Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for their travel and overnight accommodations.  Northern Lights 2019 will begin Thursday February 28 at 7:30 am and end on Saturday March 2 at noon.   Leadership networking activities and presentations will occur over supper on Thursday and Friday.

A block of rooms at the ALT Hotel Toronto Pearson Airport is being held at $179.00 + tax (Single Queen) and $199.00 + tax (Double Queen) until February 8, 2019. To book your room, please use the following link, or copy and paste into a web browser:  After selecting your dates, enter Group Code: 1902NOSMNO to secure the Conference group rate is appliedAlternatively, please contact the ALT Hotel by phone to make your reservation at 1-855-855-6080.