Physician Wellness Workshop: Your life in retirement

August 28, 2024

The AMA is pleased to host Dr. Philippe Erhard to facilitate the Your Life in Retirement Workshop. Dr. Erhard has previously offered this well-received workshop to AMA members in December 2023, and to Doctors Manitoba members three times.

Read about Dr. Erhard

Retirement is an important life stage for physicians. This workshop will cover how to develop a meaningful and rewarding life after medicine, as an essential part of retirement.

  • Time: 9 a.m. - noon
  • Location: virtual
  • Cost: free (AMA membership required)
  • Registration
    • Please email Ivonne Myke at to register for this event or for more information.
    • The deadline for registration is Friday, August 23, 2024 at noon.  
    • Please note registration is capped at 15 participants to allow for an interactive format. All registrants must be AMA members.

This may be for you if you:

  • Are contemplating retirement or are already fully retired?
  • Are interested in an interactive half-day workshop?
  • Are asking the following questions: 
    • Who am I now?
    • What will I do?
    • How will I keep intellectually and socially active?
    • How will I organize my days?  

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common obstacles to a successful retirement.
  • Develop plans for a meaningful life with a renewed identity.
  • Develop structures to avoid mental, physical and social stagnation.
  • Organize their days in a leisurely fashion.

Comments from past participants:

  • "An eye opener and vital for a full and happy retirement."
  • "Well organized presentation with useful content and helpful ideas to plan for the future."
  • "Excellent presentation, very interactive. It is very useful to hear ideas from other physicians and know others are facing similar challenges."
  • "Excellent workshop that challenges my ideas about retirement and aging."

Dr. Philippe ErhardAbout Dr. Philippe Erhard

Originally from France, Philippe Erhard, MD, CCFP, MCFP, Dip. SportsMedicine is a retired family and sports medicine physician. Passionate about well being for himself and others, he has been involved in physician wellness programs in Manitoba for many years. He is a trained retirement coach and the author of two books. The workshop Your Life in Retirement is based on his own experience retiring, as well as input from colleagues and extensive reading. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Heather and enjoys spending time with his family and the great outdoors. 


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