40 physician leader testimonials

CBT Canada alumni 

  1. Highly relevant to family physicians for both physical & mental problems... state-of-the-art techniques... superbly presented.  —Donald Butt, MD, FCFP, President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  2. Powerfully useful tools for patient care—and for self-care.  —Michael Malus, MD, FCFP, Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University
  3. Rekindles the spirit & enthusiasm for medical practice... I daresay this was one of the most enjoyable CME events I've ever attended.  —Tim Kolotyluk, MD, FCFP, President, Alberta College of Family Physicians
  4. Although we tend to think of CBT as an important therapeutic tool in family practice, I have found it to be extremely helpful in the ED environment as well. I cannot recommend these medical CBT workshops highly enough!  —Jeff Eppler, MD, FRCPC, Scientific Co-Chair, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2017
  5. Very informative, evidence-based and up-to-date. Dr. Dubord is a wonderfully engaging teacher who is clear, concise and practical.  Excellent for front-line mental health care.  —Eric Young, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC, BC Deputy Provincial Health Officer
  6. Fun with specific & clear points... very practical... well worth the time… CBT should be core training for all physicians.  —Peter MacKean, MD, FCFP, President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  7. When family doctors ask me how to help patients rely less on opioids, I always steer them to these workshops—these are essential skills for working with patients in pain.  —Lori Montgomery, MD, FCFP, Medical Director, Chronic Pain Centre, University of Calgary 
  8. Pithy pearls... my work in the clinic would have been way easier if I'd had this training back in medical school.  —Johanna Murphy, MD, FRCPC, Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship, Queen's University School of Medicine
  9. I wish I’d had this training at the start of my medical practice—it would have saved me much headache & heartache. This series of workshops should be a mainstay for all those in family medicine… The presentation style & content are exceptional. I was so impressed with the training that I wished time would stand still.  —Harry Vedelago, MD, FCFP, ABAM, Chief of Addiction Medicine, Homewood Health Centre
  10. Terrific workshop... "spot on" relevant... engaging & enthusiastic... high impact professionally & personally... I will definitely be back for more.  —Madeleine Montpetit, MD, FCFP, Physician Lead, Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa
  11. A great workshop.... simple, practical & relevant... and humorous & really entertaining!  —Linda Reid, MD, FCFP, Lead Faculty, Behavioural Medicine, UBC Family Practice Residency Program
  12. Impressive and practical—one can never get too much CME on this topic—there is no finish line. Endless opportunities for personal growth.  —Peter Nieman, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary (& "The 100 Marathon Man") 
  13. Very well organized & very enjoyable workshops... and very helpful in approaching patients with anxiety about cancer diagnosis & treatment. This material should be incorporated more into medical school training.  —Phillip Wright, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Radiation Oncologist, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, University of Saskatchewan
  14. A fun yet focused presentation—I learned something about teaching... and truly useful on a day to day basis, both for self-care & patient care.  —Anne Woods, MDiv, MD, FCFP, Director, Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University
  15. Well above average… an overall excellent workshop.  —Thomas M. Bailey, MD, FCFP, President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  16. A very enjoyable workshop, and highly impactful.  —Shusmita Dhar, MD, ABIM, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  17. Very practical and ready to use immediately... Recommended “+++”.  —Nadia Knarr, MD, FCFP, Chief of Family Medicine, Belleville General Hospital
  18. A captivating presentation style and an outstanding workshop overall... very applicable to hospital life & physician well-being.  —Colin Marsland, MBChB, FRCPC, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
  19. Very enjoyable and certainly useful.  —David W. Tannenbaum, MD, FCFP, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto
  20. Highly knowledgeable speakers... very practical for primary care... tool-based and not just theoretical... & good value for the money. —Amanda Bell, MD, FCFP, Regional Assistant Dean, McMaster University (Niagara Campus)
  21. Practical tools for busy office practices... well organized & highly entertaining. Every family physician should be exposed to this training.  —Pierre Larouche, MD, CCFP, Professeur titulaire, Université de Montréal
  22. A great course to learn CBT and apply it to your practice immediately.  —Joyce Tsang-Cheng, MD, FCFP, Acting Director, UBC Student Health Services
  23. Very valuable workshops... I now have a much larger pool of techniques to use when dealing with difficult patients & situations.  —Marilyn Raizen, MD, FRCPC, Pediatric Emergentologist, Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba
  24. Excellent, practical & up-to-date info... very enjoyable & fun.  —Steve Kraus, MD, CCFP(EM), President, Northwest Territories Medical Association
  25. A very worthwhile exercise.  —Bruce Wright, MD, FCFP, Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island, UBC Faculty of Medicine   
  26. Very helpful... an excellent course which I would highly recommend to others.  —Jane Philpott, MD, CCFP, Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Markham Stouffville Hospital (Canadian Minister of Health, 2015-17)
  27. Family medicine oriented... very useful & accessible.  —Thomas R. Freeman, MD, FCFP, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Western University (UWO)      
  28. A great workshop! Definitely fun, and surprisingly relevant to my work as a gastroenterologist.  —Shane Devlin, MD, FRCPC, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group, University of Calgary
  29. Very good & helpful in coping with life issues, both for our patients and ourselves.  Gordon Riddle, MD, FCFP, President, Ontario College of Family Physicians 
  30. I felt totally engaged and challenged. Short, sweet, to the point.  —Dietmar Raudzus, MD, FCFP, Chairman, St. Paul's Hospital CME Conference for Primary Care Physicians
  31. We're pleased and proud... a marvellous program.  —Jamie Meuser, MD, FCFP, Director of CPD/CME, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  32. Very useful… and easy to understand with a good relaxed style.  —David Cree, MD, CCFP, President, General Practice Psychotherapy Association
  33. Very expert & very well run. Ideal for the busy practitioner to deal with mental health issues in the office setting—and it’s helpful for personal resilience & wellness as well.  —Stephen Darcy, MD, FCFP, Behavioural Medicine Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  34. Techniques that are applicable to EVERY area of medicine… should be a mandatory part of medical training.  —Angie Hong, MD, FCFP, Dipl ABOM, Bariatric Medicine, North York General Hospital
  35. An excellent program I would recommend to anyone. I strongly believe these medical CBT workshops should be part of residency training, not just for patient care, but also for personal well-being.  —Tuhin Bakshi, MD, FCFP, President, Alberta College of Family Physicians
  36. Puts my workshops to shame.  —Kirk Lyon, MD, FCFP, Mentorship Taskforce Chair and Former Residency Director, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  37. Excellent... practical & entertaining.  —Cameron Ross, MD, FCFP, Lead Faculty, Evidence Based Medicine, UBC Family Practice Residency Program
  38. Very well-presented & enjoyable, and surprisingly applicable to my work as a vascular surgeon.  —Gerry MacKean, MD, FRCPC, Chief of Surgery, Halifax Infirmary, Dalhousie University
  39. Ranks in the top 5% of the CME I’ve taken over the years.  —Barbara Stubbs, MD, FCFP, Director, Professional Development Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto 
  40. If I’d had medical CBT training back in medical school, I would have spent less time feeling helpless/hopeless—as would my patients.  —Claudette Chase, MD, FCFP, President, Ontario College of Family Physicians
  41. One of the best training setups I've ever seen in hundreds of educational experiences over the past 50 years.  —John Crosby, MD, FRCPC, Medical Post columnist

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National CME Award

"A provider of exceptional learning experiences" 

Greg Dubord, MD with Jamie Meuser, MD

CBT Canada is a recipient of the prestigious National CME Program Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This major CFPC award recognizes programs providing "exceptional learning experiences". PHOTO: CBT Canada's Dr Greg Dubord receiving award from the CFPC's CME Director Dr Jamie Meuser.


Medical school workshops during the past year have included the University of Toronto (May 11, 2017), Western (Sep 15, 2017), Dalhousie (Nov 17, 2017), McGill (Nov 28, 2017), and McMaster (Dec 1-2, 2017). For a brief summary of the feedback, please click here.

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