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Keynote: Resiliency 101

Turn your Canary into a Falcon 

with Dr. Danie Botha 

Danie Botha is a speaker, author, and physician. Born in Zambia, he grew up in South Africa, where he completed his school education and medical training. He was a captain in a medical battalion and later specialized in anesthesiology. He moved to Canada with his young family in 1998, where he fell in love with everything snow. Danie still practices as a physician. Having worked in state-run, private, military, and missionary hospitals in different countries, he has learned that individuals can overcome innumerable obstacles, that writing can restore, and that humor heals. Danie is the author of four novels and a book of poetry. He speaks about remedies for burnout, leadership, and writing as healing—helping physicians and healthcare professionals overcome emotional exhaustion and reclaim joy and purpose again in work and life. He is a land paddling enthusiast and a recovering sub-zero cross-country skier. 


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