Webinar - Wednesday, April 15 Noon ET
Virtual Care: Managing Liability Concerns 
Guest Presenter, Dr Desai, CMPA

Join us for a 60 minute webinar (40 minutes of content & 20 minutes for Q & A) in the safety of your office. The lengthy offering for Q&A will be helpful for generating discussion from across the country.

To help us prepare, please send questions you may have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 9.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe potential regulatory and privacy risks associated with virtual care platforms
  2. Integrate measures to enhance legal protection during virtual care


  1. What are some of the legal and privacy risks to consider when using a virtual care platform?
  2. What are ways to document virtual visits?
  3. What happens if patients want to record visits, or does so secretly?
  4. What are some differences you are seeing between now (pandemic era) and normal times?
  5. What are other risk mitigation strategies you suggest as we embark upon virtual care?

This session is especially relevant in today’s world crisis. 

Larry Robinson, MD, FABPMR
Professor and Division Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Dennis R. Desai, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Senior Physician Advisor, Quality Improvement and eHealth, Physician Consulting Services, CMPA

Dr. Dennis Desai graduated from medicine at the University of Ottawa in 1985. After a rotating internship and a year in general practice, he went back to the University of Ottawa to complete a general surgery residency in 1992. An interest in travel then led to surgical registrar appointments in England and in New Zealand. Upon his return to Canada, Dr. Desai travelled and worked in a number of cities across the country, including Yellowknife, Grande Prairie, and Orillia. In July 2008, he moved to Ottawa to join the CMPA. Dr. Desai is passionate about privacy and health informatics. He holds several designations, including Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems- Canada, Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada, Certified Information Privacy Technologist, and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems- Canada. Since joining the CMPA, Dr. Desai has served as a senior physician advisor and deputy privacy officer, and currently leads the CMPA’s quality and eHealth initiatives in the role of senior physician advisor, quality improvement and eHealth.

This event 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 the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).