Massey Grand Rounds (MGR)

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.

MGR – Team

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

Miss Cristina S. Castellvi
Administrative Assistant

Arsalan Mir-Moghtadadaei
Chair

Julian Lamanna
Co-Chair of MGR Dinners

Keshna Sood
Co-Chair of MGR Symposium

Contact:
MGR Dinner or MGR Symposium

Massey Grand Rounds - Listserv

MGR Dinners

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 6 pm to 8 pm.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – 6 pm to 8 pm.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 6 pm to 8 pm.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 6 pm to 8 pm.

MGR-Gairdner Breakfast

Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 7:30 am to 9 am

Massey Grand Rounds 13th Annual Symposium

Registration page will become active closer to symposium date of  Wednesday, March 20, 2018

 


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2018 Symposium Program – Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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.

2017 Symposium Program – Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

2016 Symposium Program – Wednesday, March 16, 2016

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 10th Anniversary Symposium
“Addressing Personalized Medicine through Big Data”
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 (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: Katharine Dunlop & Lily Qiu, Junior Fellows

10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Aubie Angel and Master Hugh Segal

10:15 am – 12:00 pm Morning Session: “Trends in Big Data Research – Economic and Clinical Perspectives”

Chair: Dr. Trevor Young, Dean of Medicine, U of T

Keynote Addresses:

10:20 am – 10:45 am Dr. Arvind Gupta, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. Computer Science, U of T. “Big data: the root of innovation in health! 

10:45 am – 11:10 am Dr. Stephen Scherer, Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children, “The MSSNG Open-Science Project: 10,000 Autism Genomes in the Cloud”

11:10 am – 11:35 am Dr. Nancy Reid, University Professor of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto, “Big Data and Statistical Science”

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: Rob Smith, Junior Fellow

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm PANEL – “Big Data Solutions for Big Questions in Health”

Chair & Opening Remarks: Dr. Michael Schull, President and CEO, ICES

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Dr. Khai N. Truong, Assoc. Prof. & Assoc. Chair, Research & Industrial Relations, Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, “Implicit sensing of everyday health data”

1:05pm – 1:15 pm  Dr. Michael Brudno, DirectorCentre for Computational Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, “Capturing and computing patient phenotypes for rare diseases”

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Dr. Joseph Geraci, Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Pathology & Molecular Med., Queen’s University, “A perspective on how to discover robust biomarkers via machine learning”

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

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Remarks –Dr. Aubie Angel, Katie Dunlop & Lily Qiu

2:30 pm 10th Anniversary Reception – Junior Common Room

2015 Symposium Program – Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 9th Anniversary Symposium
“The Science of Stress”
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 (9:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

11:00 am Registration

11:30 am – 11:40 am Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Aubie Angel & Master Hugh Segal

11:40 am – 12:40 pm Keynote Address: General Romeo Dallaire
“Injured but not out of the game”
Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School

12:45 pm – 1:20 pm Light Lunch at Massey College, Junior Common Room

1:25 pm Call to Order: MGR Co-Chairs: Patrick Steadman & Katharine Dunlop, JF
Upper Library, Massey College

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Plenary Talks
Chair: Dr. Catherine Zahn, President & CEO, CAMH

“Consequences of Witnessing Extreme Violence”
Dr. Anthony Feinstein, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

“Stress and the Vulnerable Brain”
Dr. Evelyn K. Lambe, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cortical Physiology
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Q&A, Nutrition Break

3:00 pm – 4:10 pm Call to Order: Co-Chairs: Alexandra Harris, JF, and Lily Qiu, JF
Panel on: “Stress Mechanisms and Management in Student Life”
Moderator: Dr. Trevor Young, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

“The Challenge of Stress for Students”
Janine Robb, MScN, Executive Director – Health & Wellness, Student Life Programs and Services, University of Toronto

MGR Mindfulness Moment

“Effects of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Brain Physiology, Attention and Mood”
Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto 

4:10 pm – 4:25 pm Open Discussion

4:25 pm Summary Perspective
Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

4:45 pm Closing Remarks – Dr. Aubie Angel

2014 Symposium Program – Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS
8th Anniversary Symposium on
“Addressing Disparities in Canadian Healthcare”
Wednesday, March 21st, 2014 (12 pm to 4:30 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Registration and Coffee Social – Junior Common Room

1:00 pm Call to Order – Co-Chairs:  Lisette Yorke & Sabrina Tang

Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Aubie Angel and Master John Fraser

1:15 – 3:00 pm PLENARY TALKS – Introductions
Co-Chairs:  Kirill Zaslavsky & Adam Mosa
Chair:  Dr. Fred Lowy, Senior Fellow, Massey College

Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
“Addressing Health Disparities for Older Ontarians”

Dr. Bruce Newbold, Prof./Director, School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster
“Immigrants’ Health Disparities and Health Care: Sources of Vulnerability”

Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
“Access, stigma and mortality: the case of mental health”

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Discussion

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Nutrition Break

3:20 pm – 4:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: “Strategic Interventions & Solutions”
Co-Chairs:  Patrick Steadman and Alexandra Harris
Moderator:  Ms. Kelly Crowe, Health Reporter, CBC The National

Dr. Andrea Baumann, Assoc. VP, Global Health & Sci Director, Nursing Health Services Research Unit, McMaster University
“Workforce Disparities and Employment Continuity”

Dr. Bruce Newbold, Prof./Director, School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster
“Do Community Services Work?”

Dr. Raisa Deber, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, U of T
“Rules of the Game:  What Needs Changing?”

4:10 pm – 4:40 pm Open Discussion

4:40 pm Summary Perspective
Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

4:55 pm Closing Remarks – Dr. Aubie Angel

2013 Symposium Program – Wednesday, March 21, 2013

MASSEY GRAND ROUNDS 12th Anniversary Symposium:
“Sustaining our Healthcare System:  Challenges and Leadership”
Wednesday, March 21st, 2013 (12 pm to 4:30 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

CALL TO ORDER
Co-Chairs: Ryan Doherty & Lisette Yorke

WELCOMING REMARKS
Dr. Aubie Angel and Master John Fraser

DEANS COMMENTS
Dean Catherine Whiteside, U of T, and Dean Roger  Strasser, NOSM

PLENARY TALKS
Co-Chairs: Kirill Zaslavsky & Sabrina Tang
Chair: Dr. Catherine Zahn, President & CEO, CAMH

Medicare is as sustainable as we want it to be
Dr. Michael Rachlis, Health Policy Analyst and Adjunct Professor U of T

Fiscal Sustainability & the Transformation of Canada’s Healthcare System
Mr. Will Falk, Executive Fellow, Mowat Centre, Adjunct Prof, Rotman SoM, U of T

Sustainability of Health Care: Choosing Wisely and Thinking Twice
Dr. Wendy Levinson, Chair, Department of Medicine, U of T

NUTRITION BREAK

PANEL DISCUSSION
Co-Chairs: ADAM MOSA & SHEILA WANG
Moderator: Ms. Carolyn Abraham, Science Journalist

Dr. Sioban Nelson, Dean of Nursing, U of T

Mr. Will Falk, Executive Fellow, Mowat Centre, Adjunct Prof, Rotman SoM, U of T

Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, Director, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, UofT

OPEN DISCUSSION
Summary Perspective – Co-Chairs: Lisette Yorke & Ryan Doherty
Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Past Co-Chairs

Alexander Koven 2016-2018
Peter (Jianrui) Liu 2016-2017
Katharine Dunlop 2014-2016
Lily Qiu 2015-2016
Patrick Steadman 2014-2015
Kirill Zaslavsky 2013-2014
Adam Mosa 2013-2014
Ryan Doherty 2012-2013
Lisette Yorke 2013-2014

Upcoming Event:
Massey Grand Rounds Dinner with Dr. Peter N. Lewis

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 6 pm to 8 pm.
Private Dining Room, Massey College
4 Devonshire Pl, Toronto, ON M5S 2E1

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