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  • DEM HPP - Palliative Care Physicians - June 11 & 18, 2019 (Sessions 3 & 4 TBA)Jun 11, 20198:30 am - 10:30 am


UM Bannatyne: Medical Services Building: Room S200

University of Manitoba, 750 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W2

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The High Performance Physician Course:
Palliative Care Physicans


Session #1: Tuesday, June 11, 2019  8:30 am to 10:30 am
Room S200 – Medical Services Building
Bannatyne Campus

Session #2:  Tuesday, June 18, 2019   8:30 to 10:30 am
Room S200 – Medical Services Building
Bannatyne Campus

Session #3:  Friday, October 11, 2019 8:30 to 10:30 am
Room S200 – Medical Services Building
Bannatyne Campus

Session #4:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:30 to 10:30 am
NOTE ROOM CHANGE:  A408 Chown Building
Bannatyne Campus


We are pleased to provide you the following information about the upcoming High Performance Physician (HPP) course that you will be participating in. HPP is offered through the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manitoba. It was designed to help equip medical professionals with practical tools to enhance individual and team performance, personal resilience, and well-being. Issues relating to physician burnout and human factors, which can impair situational judgment and decision-making, have been demonstrated in medical research. Physicians are often tasked with performing high stakes interventions under conditions of cognitive overload, fatigue, and time pressures. Add to that, the unrelenting stream of administrative demands and expectations that are to be managed each day. These conditions pose a challenge towards long-term sustainable health and performance.


Through the HPP course, you will learn cutting edge strategies on how to deal with these inherent stressors more effectively. Course content is evidence based, rooted in the sciences of peak human performance, neuroscience, professional learning, and includes best practices in leadership development, communication, and stress management. Since its inception in 2007, HPP has been delivered to hundreds of physicians at all levels of experience and across numerous areas of specialization.

This course is divided into 4 distinct modules comprised of the following themes:

  • I.  Nurturing a performance mindset
    Developing trust and confidence
    Emotional preparation: fear, pressure, doubt, and uncertainty
    Minimizing distracting thoughts
    Shifting attention on demand
    Subconscious priming
    Guided imagery and rehearsal

  • II.Triggering an ideal performance state
    Regulating focus and arousal
    Situation awareness and decision-making
    Responding to acute stress situations
    Readying in advance: Stress inoculation
    Recalibrating focus under pressure
    Practical mindfulness
    Performing through fatigue: Energizing

  • III. Anchoring a perspective on work and life
    Creating a personalized conception of work-life “fit”
    Communication that mobilizes others
    Giving and receiving feedback
    Briefing and debriefing
    Managing conflict
    Creating an optimal learning culture

  • IV. Dealing with setbacks and failures
    Critical reflective practice
    Everyday leadership
    Prioritizing and executing
    Overcoming inner resistance
    Staying consistent
    Daily routines

Cost & Registration:

The cost for the 4 modular session is $400 per participant.

Cancellation Policy:

There are a limited number of spots for each course, and it can be difficult to find participants to fill spots that open up due to cancellation.  In light of this, cancellations greater than 4 weeks from the course date will receive a FULL refund, minus $100 administration fee.  Cancellations with 2-4 weeks of the course date will receive a 50% refund, and there are no refunds for cancellations less than 2 weeks from the course date. Participants who have registered may transfer their registration to another person, but this responsibility lies with the original participant.  We will try to help find a replacement, but in the event one cannot be found, participants WILL NOT receive a refund (if within 2 weeks of the course).  Please contact Jan Middleton at 204-272-3066 or Jan.Middleton@umanitoba.ca for any cancellation and transfer requests.

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) for a maximum of 4.5 hours and an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) for a maximum of 3.5 hours as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 8 Mainpro+ credits.

We look forward to your participation, and the shared opportunity to optimize personal health and performance.

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