The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Ottawa views continuing medical education (CME) as a core mission of our department.

Our commitment is to sponsor several CME courses every year in Canada and around the world to fulfill our faculty's educational needs in our constantly evolving field. Not only do we feel that the scientific content of these CME courses is important, but we also hope to learn from each other, renew old ties and develop new relationships.

The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Medical Education provides and/or contributes to continuing professional development opportunities for practicing family physicians and specialists and other health professionals. The office provides courses that are evidence-based, designed to maintain and enhance medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professional attitudes, and intended to enhance performance standards and quality of care.

In keeping with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accreditation standards, all speakers are asked to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a bearing on the content of their presentations. The intent of disclosure is to make potential influences known to the participants so they may make their own conclusions about the content presented.

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February 2025

  • 15th Annual Ottawa Radiology Review Course... Coming Soon

Visiting Professor Program

The Department of Radiology has been a proud host to many Visiting Professors from all over the world. These distinguished professors have enhanced our faculty’s understanding of current developments and practices in Radiology and Medicine in a wide variety of imaging subspecialties including pediatrics.  

The Visiting Professor program ​offers our medical students, residents, fellows, scientists and technologists a forum to exchange ideas and ​to experience different teaching styles from leading experts from around the world.  

We host approximately 5-6 Visiting Professors in our department each year. A typical visiting professor does two mornings of case reviews with our residents followed by two lunchtime keynote lectures open to the entire department, including interested technologists, scientists, physicists, as well as community radiologists from outside our institution.

How it all started: In the early 1980’s, Dr. Ian Hammond, ​now Professor of Radiology, University of Ottawa, set up the Ottawa Hull Imaging Society with representation from all the local departments as a means of inviting guest speakers with Royal College ​support. Dr. Ian Hammond was the first president, followed by Dr. Rebecca Peterson, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Ottawa. Initially started as a dinner program held at Le Cercle Universitaire on Laurier Street (now Signatures) in downtown Ottawa​​, it evolved to the format we embrace today. The first Visiting Professor and speaker was the late Dr. Max Palayew from McGill University.

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