Scholarly Practice

Empowering Your Time Retreat

📅 Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 12-3pm EDT 

💻 Delivered virtually & in-person

Brought to you by the McMaster Department of Medicine

Many people struggle with managing all the competing demands on their time and feel significant stress and overwhelm around getting things done, setting priorities, and managing workflows - and faculty members are no different!

The purpose of this 3-hour retreat session is to present an evidence-based framework for setting and achieving goals, and for more effective time management. 

This retreat will allow time for participants to reflect on their goals, hone their strategies, and create a plan to implement to help meet their goals. The topics were determined based on faculty interest and needs.

In person

For those who have registered to attend in person, the event is going to be held at:

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

50 Charlton Ave E, Hamilton, ON L8N 4A6

Campbell Auditorium

Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 12-3pm EDT 


If you are attending online, once you have registered, you will be given access to a Zoom link where you will need to input your information once more. This will allow you to gain access to the calendar and reminders about the Zoom.

Although tickets are free, you are not able to switch streams at the last minute.


Christina Shenvi

Dr. Shenvi (@clshenvi) is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the EM residency program. She also serves as Director of the UNC Office of Academic Excellence for the School of Medicine, coordinating coaching and academic support programs for the students. She runs the Geriatric EM podcast, GEMCAST, and has spoken on other podcasts such as EM:RAP, ERCast, and Stimulus. Dr. Shenvi has received multiple teaching awards including the the 2015 UNC Academy of Educators teaching award, 2017 CORD national faculty teaching award, the 2019 ACEP national junior faculty teaching award, and the 2020 UNC Academy of Educators GME teaching award. She co-directs the national ACEP Teaching Fellowship and has a passion for teaching, learning, deliberate practice, and innovative pedagogy. She is particularly interested in helping individuals optimize their performance through time management using cognitive, motivational, and organizational strategies.

Accreditation Statement

McMaster University, Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This one-credit-per-hour Group-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Professional Development Program for up to 2.75 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity 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, and approved by McMaster University Continuing Professional Development Program. You may claim a maximum of 2.75 MOC Section 1 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™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

Each attendee should only claim the hours they attended.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Teresa M. Chan

Dr. X. Catherine Tong

Dr. Ruth Chen

Dr. Azim Gangji

Conflicts of Interest

The following Planning Committee Members and Speakers did not declare a relationship with a FOR-PROFIT and/or NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization over the previous two years: Pamela Elmhirst, Natasja Menezes, and Catherine Munn.
The following Planning Committee Members and Speakers have or had a relationship with a FOR-PROFIT and/or NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization over the previous two years:
  • Teresa Chan: McMaster University, CITE, CIHR, RCPSC, eCampus Ontario / Government of Ontario, SSHRC/New Frontiers
  • X. Catherine Tong: Honoraria from McMaster University
  • Ruth Chen:  None
  • Azim Gangji: None

This event has been made possible by the generosity of the McMaster University Department of Medicine.