The Director Will See You Now

The professional association for physicians in Manitoba, currently known as Doctors Manitoba, has been together for over 110 years. However, its focus on developing board directors and educating them on sound governance principles is relatively recent. Their organization was in need of a diagnosis and a carefully managed treatment plan... and their physician board members provided just the right care at exactly the right time.

At a time when professional bodies across the country must constantly prove relevance and value to their members, it is imperative that the foundations of transparent and accountable governance are strengthened and nurtured.

Former Doctors Manitoba Board President Dr. Aaron Chiu, ICD.D, and current CEO Theresa Oswald, will share their challenges, successes and failures in bringing a historic organization into a world of modern governance and authentic collaboration.


Theresa Oswald is the CEO of Doctors Manitoba and has held the post since January 2018. She has also served as the Executive Director of the Women's Health Clinic. Ms. Oswald was an elected member of the Manitoba Legislature from 2003-2016, and during that time she served as Minister of Healthy Living and Minister of Jobs and the Economy. She was also Manitoba's Minister of Health for over seven years, which makes her the longest, consecutive serving Minister of Health in Canada since the introduction of Medicare.

Dr. Aaron Chiu is an associate professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a neonatologist, clinical researcher and educator. He completed an MBA in 2012 and earned the ICD.D designation in 2017. He is the Associate Dean for Quality Improvement and Accreditation at the Max Rady College of Medicine and the Medical Consultant for Quality for the Manitoba Child Health Program. His past board positions included Doctors Manitoba and MD Financial Management. He is currently Chair of the Balmoral Hall Foundation board.


October 16, 2019

Session: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location | Lieu:

Manitoba Club
194 Broadway Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R2

CEUs | CFCs:


Price | Prix :

Member: $55 +tax
Non-member: $80 +tax

Organizer | Organisateur:

Manitoba Chapter

Contact | Contacter:

Donna Berrington
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