2007 Program

Below is the program for the Massey Grand Rounds Symposium: Medical Schools: a Nexus of Education & Industry. Held on April 2007


12:00  Registration and Light lunch – Junior Common Room

12:50 pm Call to Order: Patrick Wong, Jr. Fellow

Opening Remarks and Welcome– Upper Library

Master John Fraser; Dr. Aubie Angel

Fiona Menzies and Martin Betts, Jr. Fellows


1:15 Keynote Address – Introduced by Jai Shah, Jr. Fellow:

 Speaker – Dr. Lawrence K. Altman, Medical Correspondent, New York Times

“Medical Education: Tensions and Conflicts of Interest for Students, Faculty and Patients”

2:00 pm            Issues and Perspectives – 20’ talks + 5’ Q & A 

Session Chair:  Martin Betts

Dr. Allan Detsky, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy Management & Evaluation

“Conflicts of Interest in Academic Medicine: Some Evidence”

Ms. Leslee Thompson, VP Health Systems Strategies

Medtronic of Canada

“Addressing the Changing Landscape: One Company’s Experience”

Dr. Lorraine Ferris, Professor of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, U of T

“Medical education programs can offset the challenges of commercial inducements”

3:15 pm Nutrition Break – Junior Common Room

3:30 Models for a Constructive Relationship: Interactive Panel Discussion

Intro: Fiona Menzies

Moderator: Dr. John Evans, Chair of MaRS Discovery District, Toronto

Dr. John Evans – “The MaRS Project: A View from the Top”

Dr. Irfan Dhalla, Chief Medical Resident, St. Michael’s Hosp.

A resident’s perspective”

Ms. Maureen Brosnahan, Senior National Correspondent, CBC National News

The media and health reporting”

Dr. Patrice Roy, Executive Director, Rx&D

Enhancing the capacity and performance of health research in Canada”


4:30   Summary Remarks and Open Discussion

Dr. David Goldbloom, Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Medical Advisor, CAMH


4:55 pm                 Closing Remarks – Jai Shah, Dr. Aubie Angel

5 pm      Reception: Junior Common Room

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