Hope and Healing after Trauma - Reflections for Physicians by General Roméo Dallaire

Hosted by AMA's Physician and Family Support Program

June 7, 2022

Image credit: Michelle Campbell, CEO, St Joseph's Health Care Foundation, London Ontario, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Image credit: Michelle Campbell, CEO, St Joseph's Health Care Foundation, London Ontario, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Please note that the session will not be recorded.

If you could you use some inspiration and hope on your path to recovery from difficult times, you owe it to yourself to register for and attend this live virtual keynote session featuring the remarkable General Roméo Dallaire* sharing with physicians about his own journey of healing from trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Time details

  • 6-7:30 p.m.

More information about the event

General Roméo Dallaire’s story, messages, and example are both credible and emotionally resonant for physicians. The parallel between General Dallaire’s experience and that of physicians in Alberta is striking. In this presentation, General Dallaire shares what he has learned and addresses operational (occupational) stress injuries and offers a path to recovery.

There is no cost to attend but pre-registration at the above link is required. Feel free to have friends, colleagues or family members attend with you.

PFSP thanks CZMSA for their critical role in making this session possible and encourages all members to visit albertazmsa.com/zmsas to learn more about the advocacy and support ZMSAs provide Alberta physicians.

*A celebrated advocate for human rights, especially regarding child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities, General Dallaire is also a respected government and UN advisor and former Canadian Senator.

Whether as military commander, humanitarian, senator, or author, Roméo Dallaire has penetrated our national consciousness, often in supremely uncomfortable ways. Setting aside his natural reserve, he has felt compelled to bring national and international attention to situations too-often ignored, whether the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide, the struggle that he and many other military veterans face with post-traumatic stress disorder, or the recruitment and use of child soldiers.

His defiant dedication to humanity during the Rwandan mission has been well-documented in films and books, including his own award-winning account: Shake Hands with the Devil: the Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.

Adapted from: www.romeodallaire.com. Biography accessed: March 16, 2022

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