DOCTALK 2022 - Volume 9 Issue 3.  Download full issue (PDF format)

 From the President & Registrar  

November 2022
By: Dr. Olawale Franklin Igbekoyi, Council President
  Missed Diagnosis and Patient Safety

Training through medical school, continuous professional development, and experience provides most physicians with the skills to make a correct and timely diagnosis and resolve patient concerns. Our healthcare systems are also equipped with powerful diagnostics resources with proven high accuracy to reduce the incidence of missed diagnoses. 
Despite all these factors, physicians do miss diagnoses with a negative implication for quality care and patient safety.



November 2022

By: Dr. Karen Shaw, CPSS Registrar and CEO
Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity

Equity, diversity, and inclusivity do not exist for all.  
The College is working to improve its understanding of these issues by learning about equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) and by critical self reflection of our processes. Find out what are we doing to make a difference.


Legally Speaking

November 2022
By Sheila Torrance, CPSS Legal Counsel

Transition to Process Established in BBV Policy

The College is currently in the process of transitioning to the new monitoring processes established in the BBV policy.  Physicians who perform or assist in performing, or who may perform or may assist in performing, exposure-prone procedures (EPPs) and who are seropositive for a blood-borne virus (BBV), must report such seropositivity hereon in.   READ MORE    

Also in this issue:

Compliance monitoring: Medical Practice Coverage policy – is your office ready?

Are you a trustee?  Your obligations

Disclosure of Adverse Incidents

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Addressing Quality of Care
November 2022
By Dr. Werner Oberholzer, Deputy Registrar

Radiology Reports and Accountability - A Case Study

The College wants to take this opportunity to appeal to physicians to work collaboratively in creating a patient-centred, safe, and responsive system for the preparation and management of imaging reports. READ MORE

Also in this issue:

EMR Template Use - Timesaver or Potential Pitfall?

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Practice Update
November 2022
By: Mr. Willie Ermine, M. Ed, Assistant Professor, First Nations University

Indigenous-Western Healing –Possibilities for positive change in the health care landscape for Aboriginal people

The Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) present intriguing possibilities for positive change in the healthcare landscape for Aboriginal people: the possibility that Indigenous and Western knowledge systems can co-exist and harmonize treatment resources, an opportunity for the exchange of critical knowledge that can lead to opportunities of innovation, informed policy, and to advocate for greater recognition of the role of traditional medicines. READ MORE

Also in this issue:

Cancer Centre Medications in PIP

Education to Physicians about Scripts

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 Registration Times    Senior Life Designation


Changes to Supervision for physicians graduating from the SIPPA Program

Quick note about Renewal Season 

Thinking about taking some time away from practice?

Residents planning to moonlight during the academic year

For more on these topics,



Have you been licensed on a form of postgraduate licensure in Saskatchewan for 40 years or more?

Think you may be eligible
to be a recipient in 2022 or 2023?

or call 306-244-7355

The Council and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan respectfully acknowledge
that the land on which we live and work is Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional territory & home of the Cree, Dakota, Saulteaux and Métis Nations. 
We would like to affirm our relationship with one another now and for the future,
and our role in guiding the profession to achieve the highest standards of care to benefit all people in this territory equally.

DocTalk Volume 9, Issue 3
 2022- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan


Dr. Olawale Franklin Igbekoyi
Dr. Jurgen Maslany
Joanna Alexander (Public)

Dr. Karen Shaw (Ad hoc)
Dr. Werner Oberholzer
Caro Gareau
Alyssa Van Der Woude

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Caro Gareau
Dr. Werner Oberholzer
Sheila Torrance
Dr. Jurgen Maslany             
Joanna Alexander
Alyssa Van Der Woude
Sue Waddington

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