Assessor Resources

2018 Assessor Meeting

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the 2018 Assessor Meeting, held on Monday, April 9, 2018, as well as to those who participated in the Pre-meeting for Independent Health Facilities (IHF) and Out-of-Hospital Premises (OHP) Assessors on Sunday, April 8.

It was great to see so many assessors in attendance and we look forward to your feedback. If you have questions regarding the event, please email us.

Photo of two men talking at an assessor meetingPhoto of a group of people talking at an assessor meeting

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Steven Bodley, Council President
  • Dan Faulkner, Interim Registrar/CEO
  • Wade Hillier, Director, Quality Management Division

Morning Presentations

Photo of Zubin Austin, keynote speaker at 2018 Assessor MeetingIf "Competency" is our Answer — Have we Asked the Right Question?
Keynote Speaker:  Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD


The CMPA Good Practice Guide: Promoting Safe Care and Reducing Medical-Legal Risk
Guylaine Lefebvre, MD, Director of Practice Improvement
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Safe Medical Care Group

Reflections from CPSO on Risk-Based Approach to Assessment
Dan Faulkner, Interim Registrar

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Assessing EMRs
Jeff Habert, MD; Darren Larsen, MD

Assessment of Opioid Prescribing
Angela Carol, MD; Lydia Hatcher, MD; Peter MacDougall, MD

Giving Effective Feedback

Interviewing — Investigations & Resolutions Department
Amy Block; Emily Graham

New (and some Old) Tools for an Assessor’s Toolbox
Viren Naik , MD, MEd, MBA, FRCPC

Report Writing  — Investigations & Resolutions Department
Janine Benke; Alice Cranker

Report Writing  — Quality Management Division
Keith Hay, MD (presented with Bernard Seguin, MD; Hugh Kendall, MD)

Role of Supervision
Rashmi Bhalla, MD; Joel Bordman, MD; Peter Newman, MD

Thank You Assessors

Dr. Rocco Gerace
Former CPSO Registrar/CEO

College Code of Conduct

Download a copy of this document, which outlines the general expectations for professional standards and conduct of everyone who works directly for or on behalf of the College, including assessors.

Confidentiality Agreement for Assessors

Assessors are required to sign a Confidentiality and Representation Undertaking agreement. Please sign and return the agreement to the College by mail, fax or email:

College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Ontario
80 College Street, Toronto,
Ontario M5G 2E2
Attention: Claudia Frisch

Fax: (416) 967-2605