Awake at Work 🗓

In this session, use writing to explore how simply showing up and attending to your own experience is the starting point for attending to others. Through guided exercises, you’ll have the opportunity to notice your personal, professional, and physical responses –– whether you’re at a desk, in the community, or in a hospital room –– and to write about them in a reflective, open, non-evaluative way. See how being awake to yourself might help you be awake at work. No experience is necessary.

Time and place:
April 29, 2020
6PM-8PM
Via Zoom
 
Goals:
— Learn five rules for writing that can be used to reflect on one’s work, relationships, and life
— Engage with poetry as a tool for understanding and expressing challenges
— Increase awareness of the impact of the professional on the personal, and the personal on the professional
— Explore poetry and writing as practices of self-care

Workshop Leader
Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The More (Pedlar Press, 2017) long-listed for the City of Toronto Book Award. Her poems have been recorded by the CNIB and translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese. She is currently Poet in Community to the University of Toronto and Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Program. Her “Spontaneous Poetry Booth” and “RX for Poetry” have been featured in hospitals, conferences and fundraisers in Canada and abroad. She runs workshops and gives talks on poetry, spontaneity, and awareness through writing. ronnabloom.com

Open to all U of T Medical Students, Residents, and Learners from other disciplines. Sign up for one or both.

  To register contact ronna.bloom@utoronto.ca

Postcards from the Edge: Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Note Form 🗓

WORKSHOP with Ronna Bloom

Postcards from the Edge:

Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Note Form

*** PLEASE NOTE: Expanded availability for virtual/online participation ***

April 15, 2020

Perhaps you are too overwhelmed to read this? Let’s be brief: this workshop will address impacts, physical or emotional, personal or professional, of caring for human suffering. In notes. A creative writing workshop. With other hesitant people. Using poems as guides. Have a rest; write something. No experience necessary.

Via Zoom
with Ronna Bloom-April 15, 2020 (See Ronna’s BIO below)

Open to all U of T Medical Students, Residents, and Learners from other disciplines.

To register contact ronna.bloom@utoronto.ca

Ronna Bloom (Workshop Leader)

Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The More (Pedlar Press, 2017) long-listed for the City of Toronto Book Award. Her poems have been recorded by the CNIB and translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese. She is currently Poet in Community to the University of Toronto and Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme. Her “Spontaneous Poetry Booth” and “RX for Poetry” have been featured in hospitals, conferences and fundraisers in Canada and abroad. She runs workshops and gives talks on poetry, spontaneity, and awareness through writing.

ronnabloom.com

Narrative Rounds – Stories Turned into Case Studies and Case Files 🗓

Please hold the date for our joint Department of Family and Community Medicine – Department of Psychiatry – Health and Humanities GRAND ROUNDS

June 5th, from 10:45 am-noon, followed by a book signing

18th Floor Auditorium

Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave

Our speaker is disability activist ELI CLARE

Title:  “Stories Turned into Case Studies and Case Files”

Biography

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.

Poetry and Healing: A Benefit for Sick Kids Hospital at Supermarket in Kensington Market 🗓

FUNDRAISER April 5, 2020

Poetry and Healing: A Benefit for Sick Kids Hospital at Supermarket in Kensington Market 

Sick Kids Hospital and The League of Canadian Poets announces the inaugural fundraiser for Sick Kids hospital, ‘Poetry & Healing’.

Join us for an afternoon of poetry for a great cause.

12 poets share their poetry, and within it, the healing journey of writing, or reading, or sharing, poetry. This day explores the indigenous concept of “medicine,” the healing power of words, and the transformative and inspiring power of poetry.

The League of Canadian Poets presents:
Al Moritz, (Poet Laureate of Toronto), Luciano Iacobelli, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Lois Lorimer, Daniel David Moses, Ronna Bloom, Rajinderpal Pal, Catherine Graham, Dr. Conor McDonnell, Jacob Shier, Ayesha Chatterjee, Corrado Paina

April 5, 2020
Supermarket
268 Augusta Avenue

1pm-4pm

Awake at Work 🗓

Writing/Poetry and Reflection for Medical Students, Residents, and Health Professionals:

Awake at Work

In this session, use writing to explore how simply showing up and attending to your own experience is the starting point for attending to others. Through guided exercises, you’ll have the opportunity to notice your personal, professional, and physical responses –– whether you’re at a desk, in the community, or in a hospital room –– and to write about them in a reflective, open, non-evaluative way. See how being awake to yourself might help you be awake at work. No experience is necessary.

Time and place:
March 25, 2020 6PM-8PM
Mount Sinai Hospital,
600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON CANADA
OT room 941

Narrative Atelier – June 2020 🗓

The NARRATIVE ATELIER (June 5-8, 2020) will incorporate these Rounds and a workshop by Eli Clare. The 4-day intensive Programme explores the theory, practice and teaching of Narrative-Based Medicine through the close interpretation and reading of :

  • Visual Narrative
  • Written and Reflective Narrative
  • Performed Narrative (Including Improv)
  • Cinematic Narrative
  • Journalistic Narrative
  • Modes of patient/client writing

To receive the finalized Atelier Program and to Register – please write to:
mspi.msh@sinaihealthsystem.ca

For more on the Narrative Atelier – see this article from the latest issue of the WALRUS:
https://thewalrus.ca/how-literature-can-lead-to-better-healthcare/

Allan D. Peterkin MD FCFP, FRCP
Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine,
Head, Health, Arts and Humanities Program and UGME/Post-MD Studies Humanities Lead

TGH-UHN Grand Rounds – March 6

UHN Centre for Mental Health: Grand Rounds

“Encountering the Unspeakable: Arts-Based Research Methods and the Limits of Narrative in a Study of First Episode Psychosis”

Presenter: Dr. Suze Berkhout
Chair: Dr. Raed Hawa
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto General Hospital (1EN-429/430)

 

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Sinai Health Systems – Psychiatry Grand Rounds March 6

Sinai Health System – Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Whale-Mind: Schizophrenia and Language

Presenters:
Martha Baillie, author of Sister Language, in conversation with poet, Ronna Bloom
DATE:  Friday, March 6, 2020
TIME:  10:45AM-12:00
LOCATION: 60 Murray Street — 3rd Floor, Rooms 201, 202 & 203
Book signing to follow
 
 
Learning objectives:
1. You’ll see inside the thinking of a highly articulate schizophrenic regarding her relationship to language.
2. You’ll learn about bridge building between schizophrenics and the “social world.”
3. You’ll hear poetry used as a powerful alternative means of communication, where linear thought and conversation fail.
 

BIOS:

Martha Baillie’s poetry has appeared in the Iowa review. Her third novel, The Incident Report, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her fourth novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, was an Oprah editors pick, and was published by Tin House in the US, and Actes Sud in France. Her non-fiction can occasionally be found in Brick: A Literary Journal. Her most recent book, Sister Language, is a work of call and response, about schizophrenia and language, co-written with her late sister, the poet Christina Baillie. Martha lives in Toronto, as did Christina until her death August 21, 2019.

Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry. Her most recent book, The More, was published by Pedlar Press in 2017 and long listed for the City of Toronto Book Award. Her poems have been recorded by the CNIB and translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese. Ronna is Poet in Community to the University of Toronto and Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme. She runs workshops and gives talks on poetry, spontaneity, and awareness through writing.

TEN FREE TICKETS for Students-Glenn Gould Foundation Music and Medicine Event, March 4th, 2020

The Program In Health, Arts and Humanities has been offered 10 free tickets for medical students/residents to this March 4th MUSIC AND MEDICINE event :

“In Conversation with James Rhodes”

Please RSVP  to: allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca

First come, first served. Please commit to attend if you are accepting one of the comps.There are no print tickets.Your names will be provided to the Glenn  Gould Foundation. Please check in at the Isabel Bader Box Office.

Famed British Pianist James Rhodes – Canadian Debut Concert & Conversation on Music and Healing

The Glenn Gould Foundation presents two remarkable events featuring Britain’s most original pianist, James Rhodes.

James Rhodes rocketed to fame with the publication of his book Instrumental, a brutally honest, moving and compelling story  in which he explains how music saved his life. Instrumental is now being adapted into a major motion picture featuring Andrew Garfield. With passion, wit and musical brilliance, James makes the classics irresistible to new audiences as well as seasoned concertgoers.

Don’t miss, “In Conversation with James Rhodes” James shares his vision of the power of classical music to connect with the human spirit, inspire and transform lives.
March 4, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Ten Free Tickets for Medical Students/Residents. Then tickets are $25.
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W.

Also, consider attending : James Rhodes’ Canadian Debut recital, “The Beethoven Revolution”
March 5, 2020, 8:00 p.m. – Tickets $35.
110 Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W.

For information and to purchase tickets go to: www.glenngould.ca

with thanks to : Brian M. Levine
Executive Director
The Glenn Gould Foundation
69 Yonge Street, Suite 1401
Toronto, ON
M5E 1K3 Canada

T: +1 416 962-6200
E: brianlevine@glenngould.ca

www.glenngould.ca
@GlennGouldFndn on Twitter

POETRY PANEL AT MOUNT SINAI Hospital – EVENT POSTPONED 🗓

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – ALL ARE WELCOME !

How a Poem Moves with Illness and Disability: a Reading and Discussion with Moira MacDougall, Roxanna Bennett, and Adam Sol

Thursday April 23, 2020

18th Floor, Mount Sinai Auditorium
600 University Avenue, Toronto

Hosted by Allan Peterkin

Curated by Shane Neilson MD,PHD

6:30-8 pm

Moira, Roxanna, and Adam read from their new books as they pertains to illness and disability. Throughout the reading, Adam will move the audience through an open, non-specialized, organic method to draw connections between poems and create discussion.

Learning objectives:

— to recognize that the non-linear experience of poetry has fidelity with the chaos of the illness experience

— to encounter and practise a means of “understanding” poetry that deliberately avoids reading poem as riddle or puzzle to solve, but rather as a place to start making connections

— to understand the contribution that disabled experience can make in the discipline of medicine

Glenn Gould Foundation Music and Medicine Event, March 4th, 2020

Famed British Pianist James Rhodes – Canadian Debut Concert & Conversation on Music and Healing

The Glenn Gould Foundation presents two remarkable events featuring Britain’s most original pianist, James Rhodes.
 
James Rhodes rocketed to fame with the publication of his book Instrumental, a brutally honest, moving and compelling story  in which he explains how music saved his life. Instrumental is now being adapted into a major motion picture featuring Andrew Garfield. With passion, wit and musical brilliance, James makes the classics irresistible to new audiences as well as seasoned concertgoers.

Don’t miss, “In Conversation with James Rhodes” 
James shares his vision of the power of classical music to connect with the human spirit, inspire and transform lives.
March 4, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Tickets $25
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W.

and James Rhodes’ Canadian Debut recital, “The Beethoven Revolution”
March 5, 2020, 8:00 p.m. – Tickets $35-110
Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W.
For information and to purchase tickets go to: www.glenngould.ca
________________________________________
Brian M. Levine
Executive Director
The Glenn Gould Foundation
69 Yonge Street, Suite 1401
Toronto, ON
M5E 1K3 CanadaT: +1 416 962-6200
E: brianlevine@glenngould.ca

Visual Ways of Knowing at the McMichael Art Gallery – Spring 2020 🗓

Visual Ways of Knowing
An Art-Based Workshop
for Medical Learners
at the McMichael Art Gallery

Objectives

Through viewing, describing, discussing, and creating visual art, learners will:

• practice alternative ways of perceiving & develop a vocabulary to articulate what they see
• work collaboratively with peers to generate meaning
• reflect on their cognitive and affective responses to visual images, which can be incorporated into course learning portfolios
• consider the connections between a keen appreciation of visual art and enhanced practice of medicine
• practice art-making as a means of understanding and reflection
• enhance their appreciation of the rich contexts of Canadian visual culture.

Eligibility To Participate

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis for medical students, residents and fellows at the University of Toronto. Up to two spots may be reserved for medical educators if space permits. No art experience necessary. All materials, including entrance fee, provided thanks to funding from Post-MD Education at the University of Toronto. You must commit firmly to attending both parts of the workshop as there is a wait list for this seminar (see below).

Dates

In two parts:

1) Saturday, April 25: 10am to 3:30pm at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg; and

2) Later date (TBA) 7:30pm at a Private Curator/Collector’s home.

 

Faculty

• Michael J. Weinberg MD MSc BSc FRCS(C), Plastic Surgeon; Board Member, McMichael
• Shelley Wall MSc BMC PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Communications, UofT; Illustrator-in-Residence in the Faculty of Medicine, UofT; VTS-trained
• Eva-Marie Stern RP MA, Art Psychotherapist; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UofT; VTS-trained
• Allan Peterkin MD FRCP(C) FCFP, Professor of Psychiatry, UofT; Head of University of Toronto Program in Health and Humanities

For more information and to register:   emstern@artandmind.net

WITH THANKS TO POST-MD EDUCATION, FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND WWW.HEALTH-HUMANITIES.COM