Dialogue Volume 15 Issue 1 2019 - Page 2

MD Vol. 15, Issue 1, 2019 is the official publication of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The objective of this magazine is to provide clear policy direction and review pertinent legislative and disciplinary information, consult with the profession on issues of concern, and provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information and ideas. This publication does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. In This Issue D I A LO G U E , V O L . 1 5 , I S S U E 1 , 2 0 1 9 23 REGISTRAR/CEO Dr. Nancy Whitmore DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA Fiona Hill-Hinrichs MANAGING EDITOR Elaine McNinch ART DIRECTOR Ally Tripkovic PRINTED IN CANADA BY Mi5 Print & Digital WEBSITE: www.cpso.on.ca 80 College St., Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2E2 Tel: (416) 967-2600 Toll Free: (800) 268-7096 Fax: (416) 961-8035. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is the licensing and regulatory body governing the practice of medicine in Ontario. The College is responsible for setting and maintaining medical standards, licensing physicians, investigating complaints about physicians on behalf of the public, and disciplining doctors found to have committed act(s) of professional misconduct. Features 9 Diversion of Prescription Medication  Diversion of prescription medication can occur in many ways. We lay out the steps that you should take if you have been a victim in a drug diversion scheme. 19 Up Close – Chief Medical Advisor  Dr. Sheila Laredo is leading the College’s team of Medical Advisors, a Dialogue is published 4 times a year. The subscription rate is included in the annual membership fee and is $36.00. group of doctors who have become more tightly integrated in the work of the College. We spoke to Dr. Laredo about how she and her team members are being used to best effect within medical regulation. Publication Mail Agreement #40063319 ISSN 1715-8966 23 Women in Medicine  The number of female physicians will outnumber their male counterparts by 2030, projects a College report that has analyzed physician demographics in Ontario.