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Certification in Medical-Legal Expertise (CMLE)

Offered by Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators (CSME) & Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment (CAPDA)

ES: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 @7:00 AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, April 29 @ 9:00 - 12:00 NOON

HOTEL: Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport - 6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON

$129/night Group Code: CEP

TEL:  1+905+678 1400
Certification in Medical Legal Expertise (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)


CMLE Training and
Review Course (2 days)

CMLE Examination
(includes review of sample reports)






Physicians & Psychologists





Allied Health Clinicians**





AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th or 6th Edition


Additional 13% HST will be applied upon completing your registration
GST # 894035195)


**The Allied Health category includes clinicians such as Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Kinesiologists, Registered Nurses etc.

The Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators (CSME) and the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment (CAPDA) are pleased to announce our inaugural CMLE training and certification program. The purpose of the Certification in Medical-Legal Expertise (CMLE) is to harmonize and improve quality standards for competent, independent practice as a medical expert in various domains of practice in Canada. The Certification Program assesses the minimal competencies necessary to practice as a medical legal expert. The Certification Program is intended to be complementary to national standards of competence within a specific health care specialty, and enhance the competent, ethical, and professional practice as a medicolegal expert. The CMLE is not intended to replace any existing College or Board regulatory functions, but rather to augment those processes. The vision for the CMLE is to be recognized as the standard of quality for medicolegal experts in Canada and beyond.

The purpose of the Certification assessment is to evaluate the competence of a wide range of health care professionals in respect of relevant knowledge and judgement in the area of medicolegal evaluation. As part of this, several aspects of competencies need to be covered, including that of evidence-based knowledge and skills pertaining to a wide range of clinical scenarios, the application of core medicolegal reasoning principles and the ability to summarize this information in a constructive and clear manner for use by clinical and non-clinical
professionals alike.

Please see the CMLE Examination Regulations for further details around the curriculum outline and the examination structure.


Mr. David Bertschi, B.A., LL.B., Partner, Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP
Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, MD, Clinical Rheumatologist
Dr. Jeremy Frank, PhD.,C.Psych,C-CAT(MB), Psychology (Program Chair)

Ms. Ranya Ghatas, B.Sc., B.Sc. Hon. OT, Registered Occupational Therapist
Dr. Michel Lacerte, MDCM, MSC, FRCPC, CCRC, C-CAT (P), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. David Lipson, MD FRCPC, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mr. Fabio Longo,Hon. B.A., MA., LL.B, Partner, Trianta Longo Personal Injury Lawyers
Dr. Rhonda Nemeth, Ph.D., C.Psych., Psychology
Dr. Avi Orner, MD, MBA, CCFP, CIME, C-CAT (P), Family Medicine (Program Chair)
Mr. Dennis Polygenis, B.Sc. Pt., MCPA, Registered Physiotherapist
Dr. Konstantine K. Zakzanis, PhD.,C.Psych,C-CAT(MB), Neuropsychology (Program Chair)

Successful completion of this program will qualify clinical participants to write the CMLE Certification Exam on [Sunday, April 29, 2018]. Please see the CMLE Examination Regulations CLICK HERE for more information.

** Please refer to the CMLE Examination guidelines for a Full Overview of the Training Curriculum

The CMLE Program committee has the right to cancel or change speakers, program content and date without prior notice, and assumes no liability for these changes.


INFORMATION:  For more information or to register by phone, call our CMLE Coordinator at 416 640 1211 or email Fax your completed registration form to 416 495 8723

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