2008 Program

Well-being in a Competitive world as Students and Beyond

12-1 pm Registration and Light lunch – Junior Common Room
12:50 pm Call to Order: Patrick WongOpening Remarks and Welcome – Upper Library

Dr. Aubie Angel;

Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto;

Fiona Menzies and Martin Betts, Junior Fellows

1:15-2 pm Keynote Address– Introduced by Fiona Menzies, Junior Fellow

Dr. Lawrence K. Altman

Medical Correspondent, New York Times

“The stress of dealing with cheats and miscreants”

2-3:15 pm Environmental stressors and professional development– Introduced by Martin Betts, Junior Fellow

Chair: Dr. Wendy Levinson


Dr. Wendy Levinson, Chair, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

“Providing excellent care: Are we? Can we?”

Dr. David Lowe, physician, Student Health Centre, University of Toronto

“Health Factors Affecting Success: A Report on the U of T Experience”

Dr. Michael Hutcheon, Senior Fellow at Massey College, Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

“Gauging the Strain in Medical Training and Practice: Notes from the Front” 


2:45-3:05pm Nutrition Break – Junior Common Room
3:30-4:30 pm Call to Order and Introductions– Laura Banks, Junior Fellow


Panel Discussion – Adapating to a Competitive Environment 

– Moderator: Dr. James Orbinski

Dr. Joshua Tepper, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Human Resources Strategy Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Province of Ontario

“Anticipating future training opportunities in post-graduate medicine: Is there a rationale?”

Mr. Ryan Grant, Financial Consultant, MD Management

“Financial pitfalls and dealing with debt”

Dr. Guy Faulker, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto

“Role of physical activity in promoting mental health”

Dr. James Orbinski, Chair of Dignitas International, Research Scientist at St Michael’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Political Science and Family and Community Medicine, Senior Fellow at Massey College, Past President of Médecins sans frontières

“A balanced life: Can it be defined?”

4:30-4:55 pm Summary Remarks and Open Discussion 

Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Fellow at Massey College, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

4:55 pm Closing Remarks 

Patrick Wong, Junior Fellow; Dr. Aubie Angel


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