Massey Grand Rounds Symposium

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Massey Grand Rounds Symposium

March 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

12th Anniversary Symposium

Tackling the Opioid Crisis:  From Understanding to Intervention

12 pm – 12:45 pm         Registration and Coffee in the Junior Common Room

12:45 pm                      Call to Order:  Upper Library MGR Co-Chairs: Arsalan Mir-Moghtadaei and Alex Koven, JFs

12:45 pm                      Welcoming Remarks and Announcement of Major Massey College MGR Lectureship

                                    Dr. Aubie Angel and Principal Hugh Segal.

1 pm – 2:30 pm             Keynote Addresses


Dr. Irfan Dhalla

“The Physiology and Pharmacology of Opioids:  Why are they so Addictive?”


Dr. Nav Persaud

“What Started the Opioid Crisis?”


Dr. Meldon Kahan

“The Public Health Response to the Opioid Crisis”


2:30 pm – 2:50 pm        Refreshments

2:50 pm                        Call to Order.

3 pm – 4:15 pm             ROUNDTABLE/PANEL – “Actions that will Help End the Opioid Crisis”

Chair:  Dr. Lynn Wilson


Dr. Lynn Wilson “Personal Overview – Rapid Access Models”

Dr. Benedikt Fischer “Policies with Impact – Federal and Provincial”

Dr. Beth Sproule “Actions to Help – A Case for Pharmacists

Dr. Nav Persaud “Modifying Prescribing Habits”

Discussant: Dr. Meldon Kahan

4:15 pm                        Summary Perspective Dr. David Goldbloom, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm        Closing Remarks – Dr. Aubie Angel, Arsalan Mir-Moghtadaei and Alex Koven.


Massey Grand Rounds is a group comprised of members of the Massey College community and includes medical students, graduate students, physicians, and scientists in areas related to medicine and the health sciences. The group is guided by Dr. Aubie Angel, MD, FRCPC, Senior Resident/Fellow, Consultant at the University Health Network, and President of Friends of CIHR. The annual day-long symposium addresses current topics related to medicine, the health sciences, and issues of interest to students.


March 21, 2018
12:45 pm - 4:45 pm