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June 2024 Newsletter
Aaniin Boozhoo, Tan’si, Greetings from IPAC, 

As we approach IPAC's Annual Mentorship Gathering and AGM in Halifax, NS, let us honor the teachings of our ancestors and the treaties we uphold, including those of Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are honoured to be hosting this event in Halifax (Kjipuktuk), located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. In less than 40 days, from July 12th-14th, we will convene to celebrate Our Stories and Our Medicine. I am so excited to see everyone there.
Dr. Thomas Dignan, a Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, leaves behind a legacy of remarkable impact on Indigenous health care in Canada. Throughout his distinguished career, he stood as a beacon of advocacy and mentorship, driving systemic change and nurturing the next generation of Indigenous physicians.
Congratulations to All Our Medical Student Graduates!
🎓 Congratulations to all the 2024 Medical Student graduates! 🎉 Your hard work and dedication have brought you to this remarkable milestone. To celebrate your achievements, IPAC is proud to honour our graduating students at the Annual Mentorship Gathering & AGM on Friday, July 12th, in Halifax, NS.

There is still time to fill out the short . 📝
2024 IPAC Award Recipients
We are thrilled to announce the five recipients of the 2024 IPAC Awards!🏆
These exceptional individuals have demonstrated exemplary leadership and have been instrumental in driving positive change in Indigenous health care.

This year, we received 17 outstanding nominations, and we thank everyone who participated by nominating and supporting these remarkable nominees. 

Our award recipients will be honoured at our Annual Mentorship Gathering in July.

Spring Activities
CEPA and Bill S-5: Elders Gathering
Offering a glimpse behind the scenes of our incredible experience at the Elders Gathering in Vancouver in April! Seven Elders from coast to coast to coast, sharing laughter, stories, and invaluable wisdom. It was an honour to learn from them as we discussed the significant legislation, Bill S-5, and reflected on the environmental changes affecting their communities. Special thanks to SPIRO Creative for capturing these enriching moments! 

Bill S-5 Advocacy Work
🙌 A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the ! From completing the Member Survey to joining our virtual roundtables, your input and engagement are invaluable. Stay tuned for an upcoming video and report summarizing the insights and contributions from these initiatives. Together, we're making strides towards a healthier, more sustainable future for all. Thank you for being a part of this important journey! 🌿🌎 
🌟 Shoutout to the dedicated members of the Physician Wellness and Joy in Work working group: Dr. Mike Dumont, Dr. Chase McMurren, Dr. Ryan Giroux, and Melanie Osmack! 

Their recent workshop on the Calls to Action at in April showcased their invaluable contributions to Indigenous health and wellness. Thank you for your commitment and dedication! 

Learn more about this important NCIME working group .
Hurry, time's running out! The deadline to register for our Annual Gathering AGM is approaching fast on June 29th! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect and learn. This is an incredible opportunity for Indigenous Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians to come together, share their academic journeys, expand their networks, and participate in cultural activities. 

🏨 Act fast! The final day to secure a room at the Lord Nelson hotel is June 10th, and rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your room . 
📣 Calling all attendees of IPAC's Annual Mentorship Gathering & AGM!  Get ready to stand out with our exclusive t-shirt featuring the theme "Our Stories. Our Medicine" front and centre!  

On sale until June 7th, available for pickup at the event ONLY. Don't miss this chance to grab yours! Sizes range from small to 3XL (Classic unisex fit). Order yours
What are the early signs of physician burnout?
If you’re feeling exhausted, emotionally “zoned out” or functioning on autopilot to get through the day, you’re not alone. Physician burnout is on the rise and it’s reaching a crisis in Canada. For answers, we spoke with Dr. Murray Erlich, a once-practising psychiatrist turned professional life coach. He has gone through burnout himself — and lived to tell the tale. Dr. Erlich explains what physician burnout is, how to recognize the signs and where to get help. 

Thank you MD Financial for sponsoring our IPAC Annual Mentorship Gathering!
An Enormous Thank You to Our Incredible Partners!
A massive thank you to our esteemed partners for making the Annual Mentorship Gathering and AGM possible! Your contributions create a platform for academic sharing, networking, and cultural enrichment. Your support means the world to us as we prepare for an unforgettable event together! 

Click to view our sponsoring partners for the Annual Mentorship Gathering.
Did You Attend the 2023 Annual Mentorship Gathering in Winnipeg?
📢Friendly Reminder! If you attended the 2023 Annual Mentorship Gathering in Winnipeg, don’t forget to claim your CPDs by June 30! 
PRIDoC 2024 is taking place on Kaurna Country at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia from December 2nd to 6th, 2024. , and Early Bird rates are available until August 30th, 2024. Member rates apply if you are an IPAC member!  

Best of luck to all abstract submitters! Notifications will be sent out to presenters on June 7th, and the program will be released on June 21st. !
Scholarship Opportunities
CFPC Indigenous Resident Award
📢 Attention Indigenous Family Medicine Residents! 
Looking for scholarship opportunities? Check out the "Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Scholarship" at .

Nominees must be senior family medicine residents in their second year at the time of nomination. Don't miss out on this chance to support your medical journey!  
Explore Your Next Career Move: IPAC's New Job Board is Live!
🚀 Ready to explore incredible career opportunities in Indigenous healthcare? Look no further! IPAC's new external job board is your gateway to rewarding physician positions across Canada. Discover your next adventure today!          
Canadian Society of Physician Recruitment Job Board
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