Summer Education Institute: Teaching for Transformation

CFD/CACE Summer Education Institute: Teaching for Transformation (June 11-13, 2019)

This 3-day faculty development program offers teaching and assessment approaches well suited to addressing the social and relational aspects of care.

We will explore: 

(1) Different paradigms for health professions education;

(2) Innovative ideas for teaching and assessing in a transformative way; and,

(3) Practical strategies for systems change in health professions education.

We invite health professions teachers/educators, clinicians, administrators, leaders, scholars, and others to join us.

Registration is open. Spaces are limited. Fee is $1000CDN/person including materials and most meals.

Location: Womens College Hospital, 76 Grenville St, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Visit http://cfd.utoronto.ca/sei or email FriesenF@smh.ca for more information.

WRITING FOR HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS-CFD

The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD), the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development, and Program in Health, Arts and Humanities (HAH) are excited to announce the launch of Writing for Healthcare Practitioners: Creation, Reflection, and Practice with Damian Tarnopolsky!

For more information and to register, please visit: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/fostering/. Registration closes on March 20, 2019.

This program aims to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners seeking to explore creative and reflective writing, as well as those looking to inform their professional practice with narrative approaches to health and medicine.

The course will begin by introducing the elements of writing practice and the essentials of close reading, to be applied with greater focus and depth as the workshop goes on. We will read a selection of published works relating to health and the body, including short stories, memoir, and drama, and discuss what they offer to us as models. Guest speakers will offer theoretical/practical/creative perspectives on additional genres, such as poetry and non-fiction.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope that you will consider joining us for this exciting learning opportunity and please share this announcement widely with your networks.

With many thanks,

Farah

Farah Friesen, MI
Education Knowledge Broker & Program Coordinator
Centre for Faculty Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at St. Michael’s Hospital
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre
30 Bond Street, LKSKI Building, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8
T:416-864-6060 ext. 77416

MINDFEST 2019 Symposium – January 24, 2019

MINDFEST 2019 Symposium

Mindfest is returning  on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
10 am – 2 pm.
Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir.
University of Toronto – St. George Campus.

Key Note Speakers:

Dr. Tony George: Cannabis Legalization and Psychiatric Disorders: Caveat “Hemp-tor”

Mr. Arif Virani, M.P.Youth Mental Health in Marginalized Communities: Antibullying and Antistigma Initiatives.

Panel Discussions; Information Booths; Activities.

Please Visit Our Website! https://www.mindfest.ca/ 

Cinema Medica Screening Feb 19 at 6pm

Bending the Arc (2017)

All are welcome – RSVP Below

Join us for a screening of Bending the Arc (2017), a documentary about the work two physicians and a social activist did to establish Partners in Health in Haiti. The screening will be followed by a short discussion period for those interested.
RSVP (free!) here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XY552VQ

Film synopsis

30 years ago in Haiti, Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and activist Ophelia Dahl began a movement that would change global health forever. Bending the Arc tells their story.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/234590618

This event is happening on Feb 19, 2019, at 6pm, at 500 University Ave., Room 140.

Admission is free, and there will be refreshments and snacks!

RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XY552VQ

Mimi Divinsky Narrative Writing Prize 2019

The application window is now open, and we are looking for submissions for the Mimi Divinsky Award for History and Narrative in Family Medicine, which recognizes the best submitted narrative account of experiences in family medicine. The award is named in memory of Dr Mimi Divinsky for her role as a pioneer in narrative medicine in Canada.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The award is open to College of Family Physicians of Canada members in good standing, family medicine residents, or medical students. Stories must be 1200 words or less and may be submitted in English or French. Submissions should reflect the annual theme, which for 2019 is TEACHING.

VALUE: The Mimi Divinsky Award for History and Narrative in Family Medicine will be presented at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum 2019, which takes place in Vancouver, BC, from October 30 to November 2. All submitted stories will be available publicly at www.cfpc.ca/stories. The award-winning story will also be published in Canadian Family Physician.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be submitted online by 4:00 PM (ET) on March 1, 2019.

For more information and to submit your story, please visit fafm.cfpc.ca/h-a/awards-of-recognition.

The CFPC Humanities Committee is supporting a Health Humanities Community. 

WE’D WELCOME YOU!

If you are interested in being added to the listserv, please contact education@cfpc.ca

White Coat Warm heART submissions

Call for Submissions:

WHITE COAT, Warm ART Exhibit ~ Niagara Falls Ontario April 13th-16th.

We are pleased to announce the TENTH “White COAT, Warm ART Exhibit” which is held annually in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical education (CCME).  This exhibit will showcase the creative talents of medical / other health sciences faculty, residents, students, and physicians and other health professionals from across Canada.  This will be a juried exhibition. Entries can include, oils, watercolours, photographs, pastels, etchings, pen and ink, etc. Limited space will also be available for the display of small sculptures.

Artistic Selection: Selection for all pieces will be based on artistic merit, and demonstrated skill in effecting a particular artistic vision in the media chosen.

YOU MUST SPECIFY in your Artist Statement WHICH CATEGORY YOU ARE SUBMITTING TO:

1) Live Exhibit:  Artists selected for the live exhibit must either plan to bring their art themselves to the exhibit, or arrange to have it brought & picked up by someone else.  Any Shipping arrangements (delivery AND packing for return shipping) must be arranged entirely by the artist (we don’t have the resources to arrange shipping). Any shipping (& Insurance) expenses are born by the artist.

2) Digital Exhibit:  If you don’t plan to attend the exhibit, or are unable to have your art brought by a colleague, please submit to the “Digital Exhibit”.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

1)      First Register with teachingmedicine.com (it’s free)

2)      Click on “Art Gallery”

3)      Submit your artwork to the “White Coat Warm heART 2019 Gallery”

4)      You will be prompted to include a “Artist Statement” (60 words max: describe the art itself, and the role of art making in your professional life)  For judging purposes please include the word “LIVE” or “DIGITAL” at the beginning of your Artist Statement.

5)      If you have any problems with the submission process Email ASAP courneya@mail.ubc.ca and jwaech@yahoo.ca

Deadline for Submission is:

Sunday January 27th, 2019 by 5PM Pacific Standard Time.

  • ORIGINAL Artworks must be created by submitting faculty, residents, students or those involved in the healthcare/ wellness field
  • Art displayed at other exhibits are welcomed. 
  • A maximum of 2 artworks per artist can be submitted.

Creating Space IX – Call for Papers due Jan 15, 2019

CREATING SPACE IX CALL FOR PAPERS  

Creating Space IX: April 12-13, 2019, Hamilton, ON

Theme: Cultural Humility and Contemporary Medical Practice: (How) Can the Humanities Help?

The British Columbia First Nations Health Authority reminds us that “cultural humility involves humbling acknowledging oneself as a learner when it comes to understanding another’s experience.” The commitment to active engagement, reflective practice, and lifelong learning has the potential to redefine the outcomes of culturally-focused physician training, rebalance the power dynamics between physicians and patients, and to influence the quality of healthcare provided to a variety of communities, including Indigenous peoples, new Canadians and refugees, and those from a variety of diaspora.

The Creating Space moniker evokes several meanings. It creates space for the humanities in health care. It also reflects the creative approaches at the heart of the humanities. With thousands of papers now generated on the multi-dimensional process of cultural humility in the medical and allied health literature, we now also recognize the way in which the conference’s name inspires us to also consider how the humanities help us create space for each other. To this end, Creating Space IX seeks to answer this question:

How can humanities-based methodologies assist health professional learners and practitioners to develop cultural humility?

In doing so, we invite papers and panel presentations that address the following topics:

  • Cultural humility in Canadian and international medical/allied health practice with regards to racial, sexual, gender, religious, and disability identities.
  • Health humanities methods to inculcate the process of cultural humility (i.e., narrative, improvisational theatre, music, art, digital engagement, etc.)
  • The suitability of the humanities for meeting the special challenges that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents for practicing with cultural humility with respect to Indigenous populations.
  • Special challenges for cultural humility with respect to immigrant and refugee populations.
  • Cultural humility within normative culture.
  • How can a scholarly humanities approach inform, assist, and radically transform contemporary Canadian health humanities pedagogy?
  • The suitability of humanities-based methodologies for transitioning practitioners from outcome-based thinking to process-based thinking.

The Creating Space conference has always been open to exciting off-topic work that does not strictly adhere to theme. Accordingly, we also invite submissions in an open format but advise that the number of spaces allotted to off-topic contributions will be limited.

Target Audience:

CSIX seeks to include scholars, educations, artists and practitioners whose work involves in the intersection of the arts, humanities, and social science (AHSS) disciplines and health professions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide a space to explore, contemplate, and consider the meaning of “cultural humility”.
  2. Explore how humanities-based methodologies can inform our understanding of cultural humility.
  3. To enable attendees to foster and encourage the adoption of non-biomedical techniques in medical education.
  4. To give attendees the means with which to form partnerships with medical and humanities communities in their individual environments.

Types of proposals: 

Recognizing the emerging role of AHSS approaches and interdisciplinary scholarship, Creating Space IX offers authors the opportunity to display creatively their research and educational achievements, experiences and thoughts.

Abstracts may be presented in the form of:

  • Research presentation: 20 minutes (15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions)
  • Novel humanities educational experiences: 20 minutes (15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions)
  • Panel presentation: 45 minutes (30 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions)
  • Workshop: 90 minutes (maximum of 25% didactic teaching).
  • Pecha Kucha: 20 slides with 20 seconds each slide
  • Performance: 30 minutes
  • Poster/display presentations

 

Proposal Guidelines: Please use the abstract submission form to submit your abstract. Abstracts no longer than 300 words (not including works cited).

To Submit a Proposal: All proposals must be submitted to the following address: CSIXMcMaster@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: Proposals are due no later than midnight (EST) January 15th, 2019.

*Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed in early February 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: We are excited to announce a peer-reviewed submission process for print publication of conference papers will be established after CSIX concludes. Submitted papers may be published in a special CSIX proceedings section of The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Conference Information:

Conference Registration is now open.

The Creating Space conference is part of work done by the recently established Canadian Association of Health Humanities (CAHH).

By attending Creating Space and becoming a member of CAHH, you are joining and supporting a growing national and international movement focused on increasing understandings and practices about 1) how the humanities can inform health and wellness and, 2) ways health scholarship dialogues with humanities knowledge.

FOR ATTENDEES OF CCME IN NIAGARA FALLS: A SHUTTLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TRANSPORT YOU TO CCME UPON THE CONCLUSION OF CREATING SPACE.

Accessibility Information: Creating Space is dedicated to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities. We are committed to meeting our current and ongoing obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code respecting non-discrimination. Creating Space understands that obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and its accessibility standards do not substitute or limit its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code or obligations to people with disabilities under any other law. Creating Space is committed to complying with both the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA. People with disabilities are invited to use their personal assistive devices when accessing our goods, services or facilities. We welcome people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public.If a person with a disability is accompanied by a support person, a fee/fare will not be charged for support persons. The David Braley Health Sciences Centre is a fully accessible space with accessible bathrooms, and elevators, and is on a bus route.

WORKS CITED AND CONSULTED

Lewis M, Prunuske A. “The Development of an Indigenous Health Curriculum for Medical Students.” Acad Med. 2017 May;92(5):641-648.

Marcum JA. “The epistemically virtuous clinician.” Theor Med Bioeth. 2009; 30 (3):260.

Schwab A “Epistemic Humility and Medical Practice: Translating Epistemic Categories into Ethical Obligations.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 2012; 37: 28–48.

Stone JR. “Cultivating Humility and Diagnostic Openness in Clinical Judgement.” AMA J Ethics.2017; 19 (10):970-977.

Tervalon M, Murray-García J.  “Cultural humility versus cultural competence: a critical distinction in defining physician training outcomes in multicultural education.” J Health Care Poor Underserved. 1998; 9 (2):117-125.

Wear D. “Insurgent multiculturalism: rethinking how and why we teach culture in medical education.” Acad Med. 2003; 78 (6):549-554.

If you are interested in submitting a work to the White Coat, Warm HeART exhibition held in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, you can find more information here.

Poetry and Medicine for Residents, Educators and Practitioners – 4 Events in 2019

Poetry at Sinai Health 2019— 3 Workshops and a Conversation

Poetry, Writing, and Reflection for Residents, MD Educators and Practitioners–– 
3 workshops with Ronna Bloom, Mount Sinai Hospital’s Poet-In-Residence-

 

Wednesday January 16  Awake at Work  

Using writing as a platform, explore how simply showing up and attending to your own experience is the starting point for attending to others. Through guided exercises, you will have the opportunity to notice your personal, professional, and physical responses –– whether you’re in an office, at a desk, 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.

Mount Sinai Hospital

600 University Avenue
OT room 941

6PM-8PM

 

Wednesday February 13: Thinking of You: Letters to Ourselves and Each Other

In another part of the hospital is a person you know —  a patient, a student, a colleague. Or there’s a part of the hospital you’ve never visited on another floor. Or a stranger you’ve seen alone in the halls. During valentine’s week, we either cringe, or act loving, or feel privately lonely. This workshop is an opportunity to connect to a person or place through writing, a way to say ‘thinking of you.’ Though you won’t be actually sending the pieces you write, it’s a way to put down a few words of connection to yourselves and each other.

Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Avenue

OT room 941
6PM-8PM

 

Wednesday April 10: Have You Seen the Patient?

Using reflective writing as a platform, explore what it is to “see” your patient, as a student, a care provider, team member, as a human being. Have a conversation with yourself and each other about the rich nature of patient-centred collaborative work.

Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Avenue
OT room 941

6PM-8PM

Ronna Bloom is a poet, registered psychotherapist and author of six books of poetry. Her most recent book, The More, (Pedlar Press, 2017) was longlisted for the 2018 City of Toronto Book Award. Ronna is currently Poet in Community at the University of Toronto and Poet in Residence at Sinai Health. www.ronnabloom.com
There is no fee for participation in each workshop , but a firm commitment once registered is expected.
Please advise well in advance if you’re unable to attend , as these workshops generally have a wait-list.
Inter-professional practitioners are welcome , space permitting.
You can register with: allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca

For NATIONAL POETRY MONTH in April, 2019 : A Panel of Poets, Doctors and Educators OPEN TO ALL

Why Are You So Scared? & Other Questions about Poetry, Medicine and Shocks of Mortality

A conversation with a poet-physician, a poet-patient, and the Mount Sinai poet-in-residence.
With Shane Neilson, author of Dysphoria (PQL); Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst (Biblioasis); and Ronna Bloom, author of The More (Pedlar Press).
Moderated by Dr. Allan Peterkin, author of Staying Human During Residency Training (University of Toronto Press) Mount Sinai Hospital, Auditorium, 18th Floor, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6-9pm

Call for Submissions WHITE COAT, Warm ART Exhibit

Call for Submissions

WHITE COAT, Warm ART Exhibit

Niagara Falls, ON ~ April 13th – 16th, 2019

We are pleased to announce the TENTH “White COAT, Warm ART Exhibit” which is held annually in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical education (CCME). This exhibit will showcase the creative talents of medical/ other health sciences faculty, residents, students, and physicians and other health professionals from across Canada. This will be a juried exhibition. Entries can include, oils, watercolours, photographs, pastels, etchings, pen and ink, etc. Limited space will also be available for the display of small sculptures.

Artistic Selection: Selection for all pieces will be based on artistic merit, and demonstrated skill in effecting a particular artistic vision in the media chosen.

YOU MUST SPECIFY in your Artist Statement WHICH CATEGORY YOU ARE SUBMITTING TO:

1) Live Exhibit: Artists selected for the live exhibit must either plan to bring their art themselves to the exhibit, or arrange to have it brought & picked up by someone else. Any Shipping arrangements (delivery AND packing for return shipping) must be arranged entirely by the artist (we don’t have the resources to arrange shipping). Any shipping (& Insurance) expenses are born by the artist.

2) Digital Exhibit: If you don’t plan to attend the exhibit, or are unable to have your art brought by a colleague, please submit to the “Digital Exhibit”.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

1) First Register with teachingmedicine.com (it’s free)

2) Click on “Art Gallery”

3) Submit your artwork to the “White Coat Warm heART 2019 Gallery”

4) You will be prompted to include a “Artist Statement” (60 words max: describe the art itself, and the role of art making in your professional life) For judging purposes please include the word “LIVE” or “DIGITAL” at the beginning of your Artist Statement.

5) If you have any problems with the submission process Email ASAP courneya@mail.ubc.ca and jwaech@yahoo.ca

Deadline for Submission is:

Sunday January 27th, 2019 by 5PM Pacific Standard Time.

· ORIGINAL Artworks must be created by submitting faculty, residents, students or those involved in the healthcare/ wellness field

· Art displayed at other exhibits are welcomed.

· A maximum of 2 artworks per artist can be submitted.

CFD Humanities Toolkit – January 24th

FOSTERING THE NEW REVOLUTION IN CANADIAN MEDICAL EDUCATION

There is a growing body of research that suggests that exposing medical trainees to the humanities (including: literature, film, poetry, and visual arts) fosters enhanced critical reflection and empathy in physician-patient encounters. Furthermore, such exposure celebrates the subjective and emotional facets of learning alongside more conventional scientific/evidence-based approaches.

  1. Learn approaches to teaching critical reflection and close reading of texts and images
  2. Gain experience and ability to teach these skills;
  3. Explore future directions for the integration of humanities competency into medical education.

Leaders

  • Michael Roberts HBSc., BEd., MD, CCFP, FCFP

Professional Development Coordinator
Family Medicine

  • Jessica Munro BN, RN, PHC-NP

Nurse Practitioner
Status only appointment with Faculty of Nursing

Date & Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 9am-12:30pm

Location: Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, 209 Victoria Street, Room 216

To register, please visit: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops/details/1645
Or email Sameena AhmedSam@smh.ca with any questions