Massey Grand Rounds

Massey Grand Rounds is comprised of members of the Massey College community, including physicians, medical students, and graduate students in areas related to medicine and health sciences. It convenes monthly during the school term and serves as a discussion forum on topics related to medicine, the health sciences, and social issues of interest to students. The group is guided by mentor Dr. Aubie Angel, CM, MD, Senior Fellow. The Annual MGR Symposium is a Junior Fellow-led project for the benefit of the entire U of T academic community.

See details for the 15th Annual Symposium on March 17, 2021 below. 

Women speaking on a panel

MGR – Team 2020-2021

Dr. Aubie Angel, CM, MD, Senior Fellow
Advisor and Mentor

Anastasia Korolj and Krish Bilimoria
Co-Chairs of MGR

Liam McCoy, Paul Chen, Victoria Reedman
Directors of MGR

Miss Cristina S. Castellvi
Administrative Assistant

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 15th Annual Symposium:
"Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Heart and Mind"

March 17, 2021

Please join Massey Grand Rounds as we discuss the workings of the COVID19 virus from biomedical to social aspects in our 2021 Symposium, “Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Heart and Mind,” on March 17. The Symposium will feature perspectives and studies from Dr. Sonia Anand on the cardiovascular effects of COVID19 infection, Dr. Allan Kaplan on the mental health aspects, and Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier on a reformed graduate education. In the spirit of MGR, lively discussion will be integrated with the event as Questions & Answers will be open and addressed throughout the Symposium! We look forward to meeting with you! 

Please register for the Zoom Webinar: (link here

Past Symposia

Massey Grand Rounds Presents Healthy Aging

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 13th Anniversary Symposium: “Healthy Aging: Living Forever?”

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 13th Anniversary Symposium:
Healthy Ageing:  Living Forever?”
Featuring: The Inaugural Janet Rossant Lecture by Dr. Lori West
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 (11 am to 4:45 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

11:00 am Registration Junior Common Room
11:25 am Call to Order: Upper Library
Arsalan Mir-Moghtadaei, Chair and Keshna Sood, MGR Co-Chair, JFs

11:30 – 11:40 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Aubie Angel, Principal Hugh Segal and Dean Trevor Young

11:40 – 12:40 pm Inaugural Janet Rossant Lecture
Dr. Lori West: “Heart Transplantation through the Ages:  A Success Story”

12:40 – 12:50 pm Remarks – Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

12:50 – 1:20 pm Light Lunch
Speakers – Private Dining Room
Registrants – Junior Common Room

1:25 pm Call to Order: Upper Library,
Arsalan Mir-Moghtadaei, Chair and Keshna Sood Co-Chair, MGR

1:30 – 2:30 pm
PLENARY SESSION on “Healthy Ageing”
Chair:  Dr. Trevor Young, Dean of Medicine, U of T

1:30 – 1:50 pm
Dr. Samir K. Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and UHN
“How Could a National Seniors Strategy support Healthy Ageing?”

1:50 – 2:10 pm
Dr. Sandra E. Black, Exec. Director, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance, Sunnybrook & U of T
“Can we someday prevent Alzheimer’s Dementia – the dawn of personalized precision-care pathways.”

2:10 – 2:30 pm
Dr. Susanna Mak, Departmental Division Director for Cardiology, University of Toronto
“Heart function in older men and women: implications for the ability to exercise”

2:30 – 2:50 pm
Q&A and Nutrition Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm PANEL – Title: “Living Forever?”
Moderator:  Dr. Samir K. Sinha

Dr. Fiona Menzies, Chief of Geriatric Medicine, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
“Managing Frailty”

Dr. Jennifer L. Gibson, Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, U of T
“Ethics and Ageing in a Digital Age”

Dr. Susan Jaglal, Interim Chair Department of Physical Therapy, U of T
“Rehabilitation Interventions for Successful Ageing”

4:00 – 4:20 pm General Discussion:

4:30 pm Closing Remarks:
Dr. Aubie Angel

Massey Grand Rounds Poster

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 12th Anniversary Symposium: “Tackling the Opioid Crisis: From Understanding to Intervention”

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 12th Anniversary Symposium:
“Tackling the Opioid Crisis: From Understanding to Intervention”
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 (12 pm to 4:30 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

12 pm – 12:45 pm Registration & Coffee – 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.

1:00 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. 

3:00 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 – “The two front challenge: Effective prevention & treatment”
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 Poster

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 11th Anniversary Symposium:
“Health & Environment – Food, Drugs, and Air”

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 11th Anniversary Symposium* on
“Health & Environment – Food, Drugs, and Air”
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 (9:30 am to 2:30 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

9:30 am – 10:00 am Registration

9:55 am Call to Order
Upper Library – MGR Co-Chairs: Peter (Jianrui) Liu & Alex Koven, Junior Fellows  

10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Aubie Angel, Master Hugh Segal & Dean Trevor Young

10:15 am – 12:00 pm Morning Session: “Environmental Health: Air, Food & Drugs” Chair: Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University Professor; Science Chair, Massey College

Keynote Addresses:

10:20 am – 10:45 am Dr. Susan Tarlo, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
“Health effects of the air we breathe – at home, work and outdoors”

10:45 am – 11:10 am Dr. Thomas M.S. Wolever, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
“Carbohydrate Quality, Quantity and Health: Added Sugars”

11:10 am – 11:35 am Dr. Jürgen Rehm, Director, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH
“Illicit drug use in Canada, harms and public health”

11:35 am – 12:00 pm Q&A

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm Light Lunch at Massey College:
Speakers – Private Dining Room (PDR)
Registrants – Junior Common Room  

12:45 pm Call to Order

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm PANEL – “Health in the Urban Environment”
Chair & Opening Remarks: Dr. Peter D. Donnelly, Senior Fellow, President & CEO, Public Health Ontario

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Dr. Peter D. Donnelly
“Violence: a further urban environmental health challenge”

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm Dr. Stephen Hwang, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
“Housing: A critical determinant of urban health”

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Dr. Gillian Booth, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
“The built environment, obesity, and diabetes”

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm General Panel Discussion and Q&A

2:15 pm Summary Perspective – Dr. David Goldbloom, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Remarks – Dr. Aubie Angel, Peter (Jianrui) Liu & Alex Koven

2:30 pm Adjourn

Addressing Personalized Medicine Poster

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 10th Anniversary Symposium: “Addressing Personalized Medicine through Big Data”

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 11th Anniversary Symposium* on
“Health & Environment – Food, Drugs, and Air”
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 (9:30 am to 2:30 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

9:30 am – 10:00 am Registration

9:55 am Call to Order
Upper Library – MGR Co-Chairs: Peter (Jianrui) Liu & Alex Koven, Junior Fellows  

10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Aubie Angel, Master Hugh Segal & Dean Trevor Young

10:15 am – 12:00 pm Morning Session: “Environmental Health: Air, Food & Drugs” Chair: Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University Professor; Science Chair, Massey College

Keynote Addresses:

10:20 am – 10:45 am Dr. Susan Tarlo, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
“Health effects of the air we breathe – at home, work and outdoors”

10:45 am – 11:10 am Dr. Thomas M.S. Wolever, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
“Carbohydrate Quality, Quantity and Health: Added Sugars”

11:10 am – 11:35 am Dr. Jürgen Rehm, Director, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH
“Illicit drug use in Canada, harms and public health”

11:35 am – 12:00 pm Q&A

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm Light Lunch at Massey College:
Speakers – Private Dining Room (PDR)
Registrants – Junior Common Room  

12:45 pm Call to Order

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm PANEL – “Health in the Urban Environment”
Chair & Opening Remarks: Dr. Peter D. Donnelly, Senior Fellow, President & CEO, Public Health Ontario

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Dr. Peter D. Donnelly
“Violence: a further urban environmental health challenge”

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm Dr. Stephen Hwang, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
“Housing: A critical determinant of urban health”

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Dr. Gillian Booth, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
“The built environment, obesity, and diabetes”

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm General Panel Discussion and Q&A

2:15 pm Summary Perspective – Dr. David Goldbloom, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Remarks – Dr. Aubie Angel, Peter (Jianrui) Liu & Alex Koven

2:30 pm Adjourn

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