Dalhousie Leadership Workshops for Women in Radiology

The CRF is proud to have sponsored the inaugural event which took place virtually on October 23, 2021 to discuss women’s leadership in radiology and to share best practices. Dr. Daria Manos, Professor of radiology at Dalhousie University and President of the Canadian Society of Thoracic Radiology championed this initiative which was a stunning success with over 80 participants! The attendance was a mix of community, trainee, and academic radiologists from across Canada.


Due to its success, the CRF also provided some finance for the 2nd (Jan. 2023) and 3rd (Jan. 2024) virtual workshops.


The content varied from general discussions on empowerment, barriers to leadership, and equity to more specific tips for conflict resolution, negotiating, building a personal brand and dealing more effectively with hospital administrators. There was a final wrap up session featuring expert panelists who shared their experiences and lessons learned.

Some of the feedback from participants included:

  • “The workshop was fantastic. It brought to light areas of disparity between male and female physicians and some potential solutions to change that. As a radiologist who switched from Academic to Community Radiology, the workshop inspired me to get more involved in the residency program again and be present to mentor female radiologists and support them.”
  • “This was an excellent conference, and it was great to join this community of women radiologists. There were so many excellent tips and good advice. I particularly enjoyed how freely these women shared in their experiences.”

UBC Sauder School of Business Leadership Courses

The CRF is proud to have partnered with the UBC Sauder School of Business and the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) to develop new and unique leadership courses in radiology. These courses are designed to help radiologists develop their leadership skills and contribute to the future of radiology in Canada.


The first module Optimizing Your Practice’s Efficiency was held on April 18-19, 2017 in Montreal.

Some of the feedback from participants included:

  • “Great conference. The small group cases were helpful to apply what we learned.”
  • “Excellent course. Keep up the good work.
  • “Really excellent, valuable, and value-added course. Dr. Frank Lexa was superb.”
  • “Great meeting. Dr. Nagarajan was the real highlight. Thanks for putting this together!”

The second module Negotiation Strategies for Canadian Radiologists was held on April 24-25, 2018 in Montreal.

Some of the feedback from participants included:

  • “Leadership perspective: OK to fail, it is actually a must to a road map to improvement”
  • “Case study scenarios and dialogues were very valuable – something I would like to implement into training”
  • “Overall great course, worth the time and money. Significantly better than the Joule equivalent”

Faculty Members


We would like to acknowledge Dr. Bruce Forster, CRF President, for spearheading this project and seeing it to fruition. We would also like to thank the other faculty members for their expertise and contributions.

Faculty members of the Leadership in Radiology course (left to right):
Drs. Bruce Forster, Robyn Cairns, Frank Lexa, Mahesh Nagarajan and Daniel Skarlicki

Future courses


Given its great success, the CRF is currently exploring a relationship with external parties to license their contents for the purpose of delivering courses to Canadian radiologists and fellows.