Dr. John Conly, MD, FRCPC is recognized with Ronald Christie Award
Each year the Ronald Christie Award is given to a former Chair of a Canadian Department of Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to academic medicine in Canada. Named after Dr. Ronald Christie, who is credited with making major contributions that changed the direction of academic medicine in Canada, the top candidate is chosen through a ranking process by the Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine.
This year the award was given to Snyder Institute co-director and founder of the Medical Ward of the 21st Century (W21C), Dr. John Conly, MD, FRCPC. Conly, a professor and former Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary area, says that the award was unexpected and did not even know he was being considered for it.
“I am very pleased to be recognized by my colleagues for my work in academic medicine,” he says. “It makes you feel as if your hard work and efforts have paid off when you are recognized by your peers in this regard.”
During his tenure as Department Chair, he spearheaded several innovations including the founding of the W21C, Central Access and Triage, the Academic Alternate Relationship Plan, and several new innovations in ambulatory health care delivery. Please join us in offering congratulations on this prestigious award.