‘In Dialogue’ Episode 5: Drs. Karen Saperson and Sarah Reid

In episode five of “In Dialogue,” CPSO Policy Director Craig Roxborough speaks to Dr. Karen Saperson, a psychiatrist specializing in geriatric psychiatry, and Dr. Sarah Reid, a paediatric emergency physician, about virtual care and the College’s new policy approved at its June 2022 Council meeting, as well as physician burnout and maintaining the delivery of quality health care.

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Dr. Saperson is the academic representative for McMaster University on CPSO’s Council. She’s also a professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, as well its Academic Head of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, and the current chair-elect of the Royal College Geriatric Psychiatry Specialty Committee. Her research focuses on medical education, particularly in the area of assessment and education policy development.

Dr. Reid is an elected professional member for district 7 on CPSO’s Council. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) Research Institute. Her main academic interest lies in improving the care of children seen in general emergency departments across Canada.

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