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Dr. Michel Lacerte Wins Provincial Award

October 21, 2016

TORONTO, ON – A founding member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators has been awarded a top prize in the area of workers’ compensation law from the Ontario Bar Association (OBA).

Dr. Michel Lacerte has been named the winner of the OBA’s 2016 Ron Ellis Award for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Law. The award recognizes exceptional contributions and achievement in the field of workers’ compensation law.

The OBA’s award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates leadership in the development of workers’ compensation law, including teaching, scholarly writing and lobbying, and the enhancement of the practice of workers’ compensation law.

Dr. Lacerte is highly respected within the legal profession. Known for his dynamic presentations, the live medical examinations he presents at the OBA’s annual Workers’ Compensation Continuing Professional Development Program remain among the most popular sessions in the program’s history. His ability to explain medical concepts in layman’s language in his humorous and engaging style are characteristics that make him an outstanding teacher for the workers’ compensation bar.

Dr. Lacerte is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry attached to Western University, an Associate Director of Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise Diploma Program at the Université de Montréal, and a member of the Roster of Medical Assessors for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).

His friends and colleagues are welcomed to a dinner celebration in his honour:

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CSME Salutes Dr. Jack Richman with Prestigious Award of Excellence

Jack Richman, MD, CCFP, CCBOM, FACOEM, DOHS, CIME, has been honoured with the Canadian Society for Medical Evaluators (CSME) Michel Lacerte Award of Excellence to recognize his exceptional contributions to CSME and the field of independent medical evaluation throughout his career.

“Jack has made a tremendous contribution to CSME and the medical evaluation profession in Canada as well as in related fields such as occupational and environmental medicine,” said CSME President Fabien Gagnon. “His boundless energy and commitment have fueled vitally important work which benefits people across the country.”

Dr. Richman was one of the founders and was the first president of CSME. CSME was founded in 1996 to serve Canadian physicians and other healthcare professionals in performing medicolegal evaluations that rely on evidence-based medicine, best medical practices and professional practice guidelines. Members are drawn from the healthcare and legal professions and the case-management, rehabilitation and insurance industries.

Dr. Richman is the Executive VP and Medical Director, AssessMed Inc, Mississauga, Ontario, is the fourth Michel Lacerte Award recipient. His extensive contributions include service with:

  • Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability – a past president;
  • Ontario Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - founder and first president;
  • Work Fitness/Disability Evaluation Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) – past Chairman and currently sits on the Practice Guidelines Committee;
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (Accreditation, Standards, and Surveyor Education and Training committees) – served on Board of Directors and was an active surveyor;
  • Acupuncture Foundation of Canada - a past president and supervised the elective on Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto from 1975 – 1995;
  • Canadian Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain - founding member;
  • Atomic Energy of Canada, St. Lawrence Cement Company, Molson's Breweries, Foamex and the Hospital for Sick Children – former Corporate Occupational Medical Consultant.

For more information, please contact:
Renee Levine, CSME Executive Director
Phone: 416 494 1440 ext. 227

200-411 Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON  M5A 3S5
   416 487 4040 | 888 672 9999
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