The Coalition for Physician Learning and Practice Improvement has awarded CAPM&R Executive Director, Heather Dow with the designation "Certified Professional in CPD (Healthcare).

This credential, CPC(HC), is a formal designation awarded to senior CPD professionals, in Canada, with significant experience and a demonstrated track record of achievement in CPD; recognizing their contributions as a leader, program developer, researcher and administrator.

Heather is from among the first cohort, of this new credential, and the only individual representing a national specialty society to receive this designation (and can use the credential CPC(HC).)

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ESA astronaut Tim Peake is taking part in the Canadian experiment MARROW that will study the effects of ageing and immobility in microgravity. This will benefit astronauts and people on Earth who are bedridden or who have reduced mobility.


Information for International Physiatrists

Physiatrists wishing to enter the Canadian medical system are advised to contact the Credentialing Department at Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for further information. They may also wish to contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the province where they wish to practice.