Events

FoMD EVENTS STATUS

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry appreciates that the evolving COVID-19 pandemic is a cause for concern for everyone. The University of Alberta is working closely with public health authorities and drawing on established best practices to protect the health, wellness and safety of our community.

LI KA SHING INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY / GAIRDNER VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM 

Tuesday, June 22 - Thursday, June 24, 2021

Zooming in on COVID-19 and Other Viral Diseases 

This free virtual symposium is focused on highlighting the most recent research on SARS-CoV-2 and other viral pathogens. This national conference, with an international presence, is a themed event that will spotlight pandemic preparedness, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions / immune responses, vaccines and antivirals. The symposium is occurring predominantly for half of each day, with a free public panel forum scheduled for the first evening. In addition to keynote speakers, the symposium will also showcase local and national talent and provide trainees an opportunity to present their work in either an oral or poster format as selected from submitted abstracts. EVENT POSTER

We are excited to welcome our esteemed event keynote speakers, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove (World Health Organization) and Dr. Michael Houghton (2020 Nobel Laureate).


EDI BannerEQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SYMPOSIUM

Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION AND CLINICAL PRACTICE: Creating Space for Courageous Conversations

While trauma is often seen as the result of discrete events or episodes, it is increasingly clear that trauma is best conceptualized as an event or set of circumstances that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope. With the current COVID-19 health crisis and the increased prevalence of social movements focused on addressing racial inequality and social justice issues, it is necessary to broaden our collective understanding of trauma to include the experiences of individuals overwhelmed by global grief, systemic racism, and discrimination, among others. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is being championed in the delivery of social services, education, health care and other areas with the goal of understanding and attending to the needs of individuals impacted by trauma. Organizations educating the next generation of health professionals, should be aware that trauma impacts not just patients and client populations, but also learners and staff alike. By adopting the guiding principles of TIC: safety, trust, choice, collaboration, and empowerment; educational institutions take the brave step to uncloak hidden curricula, bias, and discrimination and help create within their systems a culture of compassion wellbeing, equity, and social justice. EVENT POSTER

Speaker: Sophia Parks, MA, Registered Psychologist, Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

Pre-registration not required. Join Here


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DEAN'S LECTURE SERIES: PRECISION HEALTH

Monday, June 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am MDT

From Mutations in a Few to Drugs for Many: Journey of a Physician-Scientist

Session Objectives: 
  • To understand how rare mutations can give insights that have relevance for many 
  • To understand the process of drug development 
  • To define how precision diagnosis can lead to improved approaches in therapy   
Dr. Michael Hayden
  • Named one of the 50 Canadians born in the 20th century who have changed the world
  • Killam Professor & Canadian Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia 
  • Co-founder of five biotechnology companies: Prilenia, NeuroVir Therapeutics Inc., Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., Aspreva Pharmaceuticals Corp, and 89bio 
  • Past President of Global R&D and Chief Scientific Officer, Teva  

Presented by DLS: Precision Health, in conjunction with the Department of Medicine  

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INAUGURAL VITREOUS MEDICAL FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 10, 2021

“Vitreous” a virtual film event organized by UofA medical students will focus on how film, much like the vitreous humor of the eye, provokes changes in perspective providing clarity on the complexities of the human condition and healthcare. The theme "Backlines," plays on the idea of the frontlines of COVID-19, everything occurring behind the scenes. To learn more, click here.

Register *The first 25 people who register before June 27 will receive a special festival package!

CALL FOR VIDEOS!! 
We invite students across healthcare and other disciplines to submit film shorts (max.10 mins) to be included as part of the inaugural Vitreous Medical Film FestivalSubmissions should connect to the idea of "BACKLINES." Monetary prizes for the top submissions!! $200 (first prize), $100 (runner up), $50 (audience choice).
Submission Deadline: July 4 @ 11:59 PM MDT
To learn more, click here. To submit a short film, click here. For more information: grunwald@ualberta.ca.