Practice Management


Why Family Physicians Get Sued and How to Reduce Your Risk

Thursday, November 23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Drawing on the Canadian Medical Protective Association's experience with medical-legal matters involving family physicians, the most common reasons family doctors find themselves the subject of legal actions will be explored. Areas of risk will be identified, with suggestions and strategies to reduce this risk.

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Jamie Kissick

Physician Advisor - Physician Consulting Services
Canadian Medical Protective Association

Dr. Jamie Kissick graduated from Queen’s University Medical School in 1983 and completed his residency in family practice at the University of Western Ontario. He worked in the emergency department at St. Joseph’s Hospital and then in family practice in London, Ontario, from 1985 to 1992. Dr. Kissick obtained his Diploma in Sport Medicine in 1990 and went on to work as a sport medicine physician in Ottawa. He has been team physician for the Ottawa Senators (NHL), Ottawa Lynx (AAA baseball), Ottawa Renegades (CFL) and the national men’s sledge hockey team and is currently the head team physician for the Ottawa Redblacks (CFL). Dr. Kissick was also a member of the medical team for the Canada Games, Pan Am Games, World University Games, the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2010 and 2014 Winter Paralympics. He is a former president of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and a member of multiple sport safety committees for the CASEM as well as Think First. He is a member of the International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency Therapeutic Use Exemption Expert Group. He is a member of the Concussion in Sport International Consensus Panel. Dr. Kissick has also been the occupational health physician for MDS Nordion and Mitel Networks. He joined the CMPA as physician advisor for Physician Consulting Services in 2005.


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