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.

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

Upcoming Colloquium: February 11, 2020

Dear Faculty, Students, and Friends,

The Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) is pleased to invite you to their winter colloquium.

Please see below for details:

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Where: 80 Queens Park, Edward Johnson Building, Room 215

Presenter: Yune S. Lee, PhD. Dept of Speech and Hearing Science, Ohio State University

Title of Presentation: New Frontiers in Neurologic Music Therapy: Towards Integration of Neuroimaging, Mobile Technology and Music

Yune S. Lee received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College and postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an assistant professor at the Ohio State University, jointly affiliated with Department of Speech and Hearing Science and Chronic Brain Injury Program. Dr. Lee conducts several funded research programs that aims to develop music-based intervention programs for context of communication disorders.

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AGO Visual Literacy Training for Medical Faculty and Alumni

Art is Patient

For U of T Medical Faculty and Alumni

This 3-part seminar guides Health Professionals and Educators in

  • close observation of art
  • group reflection and
  • art-making within the Art Gallery of Ontario, to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The gallery allows objects and images to clarify the clinician-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the usual pressures to know or perform or explain.

Goals

  • Foster cognitive skills such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking and metacognition
  • Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
  • Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
  • Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of health care

 

Seminar leader

Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Adjunct Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and award-winning medical educator. She co-founded WRAP (within the Trauma Therapy Program) at Women’s College Hospital in 1998. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, “The Visible Curriculum” in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Oxford U Press, 2018) expands on how looking at and making art can vitalize learning in medicine. She offers art-based learning and exploration initiatives in hospitals, museums, community studios and within her private practice, artandmind.

Time and place

Wednesdays February 19, 26 and March 4, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm

Art Gallery of Ontario

Enrolment:

Open to all U of T Faculty and Alumni of all disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost for participation but enrolment is required and ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AT ALL THREE seminar/workshops. No art experience is necessary. Entrance to the Gallery and art supplies provided.

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

Race, Equity and Action Speaker Series with Rabbi Julia Appel – Jan 22, 2010

REGISTER for the Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series with Rabbi Julia Appel on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In January, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office is hosting the third edition of the Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series. The series is featuring international experts, academics and advocates to increase dialogue and understanding of racial equity, diversity and inclusion in postsecondary environments.

The January edition will feature Rabbi Julia Appel, Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Rabbi at Hillel at the University of Toronto. The talk will identify strategies and share resources to address antisemitism in postsecondary environments.

Rabbi Appel’s talk will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Multi-Faith Centre in the Main Activity Hall on the second floor, located at 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Kindly let us know if you are able to attend via the link here as spots are limited.

Thank you.

Karima Hashmani
Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Division of HR & Equity

AGO VISUAL LITERACY ELECTIVE – ART IS PATIENT, January 2020

Art is Patient – January 2020

This 3-part seminar guides Medical Students, Residents and Health Professionals in

  • close observation of art
  • group reflection and
  • art-making within the Art Gallery of Ontario, to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The gallery allows objects and images to clarify the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the usual pressures to know or perform or explain.

 

Goals

  • Foster cognitive skills such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking and metacognition
  • Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
  • Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
  • Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.

 

Seminar leader

Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Adjunct Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and educator. She co-founded WRAP (within the Trauma Therapy Program) at Women’s College Hospital in 1998. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, “The Visible Curriculum”, which appears in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Oxford U Press, 2018) expands on how looking at and making art can vitalize learning in medicine. She offers art-based medical education initiatives in hospitals, museums and community studios.

Time and place

Wednesdays January 15, 22 and 29, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm

Art Gallery of Ontario

Enrolment:

Open to all U of T Medical Students, Residents, and Learners from other disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. (This seminar series is formerly known as Seeing Art as Medicine.) There is no cost for participation but enrolment is required and ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AT ALL THREE seminar/workshops.

No art experience is necessary. Entrance to the Gallery and art supplies provided.

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

Narrative Rounds and Narrative Atelier June 2020

Narrative Rounds June 5th and the Narrative Atelier-June 5-8, 2020

NOTE: This event has been Postponed.

Please hold the date for our joint DFCM -Department of Psychiatry – Health and Humanities NARRATIVE GRAND ROUNDS –  “Stories Turned into Case Studies and Case Files”

June 5, 1045 am-noon, followed  by a book signing

18th Floor Auditorium, Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Ave

Our speaker is social and disability activist,  ELI CLARE

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.

The NARRATIVE ATELIER (June 5-8,2020)  will incorporate these Rounds and a workshop by Eli Clare.

This 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

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/

 

To receive the finalized Atelier Program and to Register-please write to :

mspi.msh@sinaihealthsystem.ca

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,

Seeing Art as Medicine

Seeing Art as Medicine

Fall 2019
 
This 3-part seminar guides Medical Students and Residents in
  • close observation of art
  • group reflection and
  • art-making within the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection — to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The gallery allows objects and images to clarify the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the usual pressures to know, or perform, or explain.
Goals
  • Foster cognitive skills such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking and metacognition
  • Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
  • Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
  • Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.
Seminar leader
Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Assistant Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and educator. She co-founded WRAP and the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in 1998. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, “The Visible Curriculum” appears in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Oxford University Press, 2018) and expands on how looking at and making art can vitalize learning in medicine. She offers art-based medical education initiatives in hospitals, museums and community studios.
 
Time and place
Wednesdays October 30, November 6, and November 13, 2019
6:30pm-8:30pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
 
Enrolment:
Open to all U of T Residents, Medical Students, and Learners from other clinical disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost for participation, but enrolment is required (see below)
ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AT ALL THREE SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS. MAKES SURE YOU CAN COMMIT AS THERE IS A WAIT LIST FOR THIS OFFERING.
 No art experience is necessary. Entrance to the Gallery and art supplies provided.
 
For more information and to register, please contact: emstern@artandmind.net

REMINDER: Grand Rounds – June 7, 2019 – Dr. Brian Goldman

This session is jointly sponsored by the U Toronto Departments of:

Family and Community Medicine;

Psychiatry, Division of Psychotherapies, Health Humanities and Education Scholarship (PHES);

and the Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry

 ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Power of Kindness: A Personal and Professional Search

 Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP

 Friday, June 7, 2019 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.followed by a book signing of “The Power of Kindness”.

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Dr. Brian Goldman is a staff emergency physician at Sinai Health System in Toronto. Since 2007, he has hosted White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show about the patient experience in the culture of modern medicine. He is author of three Canadian bestselling books. His latest book, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life, his personal and professional search for empathy inside his brain, his heart and around the world.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Define the key parts of empathy and distinguish them from sympathy
  • List personal and system factors that detract from empathy in health care
  • Develop ways to be more empathic on the job

Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., 18th Floor Auditorium

Grand Rounds – June 7, 2019 – Dr. Brian Goldman

This session is jointly sponsored by the U Toronto Departments of:

Family and Community Medicine;

Psychiatry, Division of Psychotherapies, Health Humanities and Education Scholarship (PHES);

and the Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry

 ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Power of Kindness: A Personal and Professional Search

 Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP

 Friday, June 7, 2019 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.followed by a book signing of “The Power of Kindness”.

June7-2019-GrdRds-Brian_Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman is a staff emergency physician at Sinai Health System in Toronto. Since 2007, he has hosted White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show about the patient experience in the culture of modern medicine. He is author of three Canadian bestselling books. His latest book, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life, his personal and professional search for empathy inside his brain, his heart and around the world.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Define the key parts of empathy and distinguish them from sympathy
  • List personal and system factors that detract from empathy in health care
  • Develop ways to be more empathic on the job

Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., 18th Floor Auditorium

BPER – Graphic Medicine as a Resource for HPE

Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER): Graphic Medicine as a Resource for Health Professional Education

May 7, 2019 (12pm-1pm) 
*no registration required

Li Ka Shing Building, 209 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor
Allan Waters Family Auditorium (LKSKI Auditorium)

Speaker: Shelley Wall, MScBMC PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Communications Program,
Institute of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto;
Biology Department, University of Toronto Mississauga
Chair, Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator (ARC-MI)

Session Description:
The field of “graphic medicine”—that is, the intersection of comics and health care—encompasses the study of comics and graphic novels about health care and illness, the creation of comics as vehicles for learning and reflection among health care professionals, and the use of comics as an alternative means of communication about serious health and bioscience topics to patient populations and the lay public. This area of study has become firmly established in the past decade, with peer-reviewed publications in high-profile journals such as the BMJ, a dedicated book series out of Penn State Press, official recognition via a regular feature in Annals of Internal Medicine, comics incorporated into electives in some medical schools as a resource for professional identity formation, and an annual international conference.

This presentation will give a brief overview of the field, introduce some key publications, consider the growing evidence for the efficacy of visual narrative in health care education, and model one hands-on exercise for incorporating graphic medicine in an educational context.

Learning Objectives:
After participation in this session, learners will be able to:
–       Define the field of graphic medicine
–       Locate resources in the field of graphic medicine
–       Describe the language of comics using discipline-specific vocabulary
–       Identify opportunities to incorporate graphic medicine into health professional education

 

Sameena Ahmed │ Education Program Coordinator – Centre for Faculty Development
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
T 416-864-6060 x76215 │ E ahmedsam@smh.ca | cfd.utoronto.ca

AGO Seminars – SEEING ART AS MEDICINE

Seeing Art as Medicine

Registration Info Below-Numbers Limited

This 3-part seminar guides Medical Students and Residents in a

  • * close observation of art,
  • * group reflection, and
  • * art-making

within the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection, to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care.

The gallery allows objects and images to illuminate the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the pressures to know, perform, or explain.

Goals

  • * Foster cognitive skills, such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking, and metacognition
  • * Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
  • * Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • * Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
  • * Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.

Presenter

Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Assistant Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and educator. She co-founded WRAP in 1998 and the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, “The Visible Curriculum” appears in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Peterkin & Skorzewska, Eds, Oxford University Press, 2018), expands on how looking at and making art vitalize learning in medicine. She offers various art-based medical education initiatives in hospitals, museums and community studios.

Time and place

Wednesdays April 17 & 24 & May 1, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Art Gallery of Ontario

Enrolment:

Open to all Residents, Medical Students, and Learners from other disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost for participation, but enrolment is required, and ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED at ALL THREE seminar/workshops. No art experience is necessary. Entrance to the gallery and art supplies provided.

For more information and to sign up, please contact: allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca