Prof. Robert (Bob) Parson is a visiting Faculty and currently the Director of Education and Accreditation, Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. His focus is on accrediting and helping to develop continuing medical education programs. He works with physician groups and faculty to develop educational best practices for planning committees and presenters.  Additionally, he is designing and developing strategies and structure at the program level, and improving teaching and learning strategies, with a focus on metacognition and integrating critical thinking into courses.