Staying Tuned

Staying Tuned is a Canadian Medical Association accredited course which offers attendees 7 Mainline M1 credits for their participation. The course will be a Guide for Physicians to make them more content and less error prone.
Date: May 3rd 2014 Delta  Beauséjour, Moncton


Only thirty places (30 attendees total).





COURSE REGISTRATION OPEN (Spring 2014 session)

Registration Fees

Payment Options:


1. Pay Online (via Credit/PayPal)


2. Pay By Cheque (mail or drop-off) cheque* see brochure for instructions

“Staying Tuned” is a course presented by the following esteemed faculty:

  • Dr. John Mary Meagher – Physician, Moncton Hospital (40 yrs in practice)
  • Dr. Serge Melanson – Director, Moncton Hospital Emergency Department
  • Dr. Gary Duguay – Physician, Moncton Hospital Emergency Department
  • Dr. Allison Dysart – Family Physician, Sackville Memorial Hospital (NB)

Contact the Instructor

Location: Delta Beauséjour Hotel     750 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1E6

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Program Outline and Objectives

Section 1.Hazardous attitudes of family physicians and pilots compared. Leading towards The Theorem of Attribution: to err is human – the reptilian part. The imperative of choice; for example, to improve. Participants will identify a common source of errors. Participants will discuss a few celebrated examples.
Section 2. Invitation to introduce oneself to oneself. A new vital sign for physicians. Participants will create their own algorithm of self-knowledge. Participants will create their own Irritability Barometers.
Section 3. Barriers to due diligence and care. Sleep deprivation- the cheapest drunk. Egoism- the tyrant within. Hurry- the thief of the present. Burnout- The empty basket. Participants will devise antidotes to hazardous attitudes. Participants will evaluate their risk for burnout and list tips to prevent its onset.
Section 4. The difficult art of listening – especially to what one does not want to hear. Doubt – the last stop sign on the road to error. Participants will appreciate their inner dialogue when conversing. Participants will be shown how to listen to the doubt’s whisper.
Section 5. Attention to the task at hand or Mindfulness. Live the moment and postpone worry. Participants will appreciate the value of living the moment in their office and at home. Participants will practice how to be attentive throughout the day.
Section 6. Why there is no one way ticket to Serenity and the Roman Rationalists attempt to find one. The participants will learn to build their own firewall to the assailants to their inner citadel of Serenity.
Conclusion Review of the program Post program Calisthenics to practice these strategies towards Aequanimitas. Outline for the gym of the mind. Invitation to a private forum to continue the discussion.

Program Highlights:

  • Transpose the lessons learned in the cockpits of commercial aviation to your office.
  • Navigate to a happier and more successful work and life with the advice from celebrated doctors, philosophers and with the proven safety experience of the commercial aviation.
  • Training program to become attentive to the task at hand.
  • Continue course discussion publicly at

The group’s first CME course entitled “Navigating the Minefield Within”, which occurred on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 and touched on similar material, has received strong praise. Some of the feedback we’ve received from students and participants is listed below:



  • “This intriguing program covers knowledge territory that is unusual for a Mainpro Program and when delivered, holds substantial promise as a high quality learning experience.”

    ~ Dr. Jamie Meuser, CPD director of College of Family Physicians of Canada

  • Excellent and useful program-worlds away from usual CME.

    – Longtime Emergency Room Physician

  • Excellent CME, a must for physicians in my opinion. Great Speakers.

    – Medical Resident

  • Great info on how to be a better physician through active listening, recognizing barriers to good judgement (haste, egoism and fatigue) and how to counter them. How to recognize the importance of doubt.

    – Surgeon


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