Free TIFF workshop – Oct 20

Workshop: Telling Trauma through Film & Art with Eva-Marie Stern

Sunday, October 20th, 2-4pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W)
3rd Floor, Learning Studios A & B

Film and art can be powerful ways to understand and express experiences that might otherwise be difficult to communicate. This companion workshop of Emily Kassie & Sophia Bush on A Girl Named C will explore strategies for using art and moving images to connect more deeply with your emotions, thoughts, and sensory experiences. Join art therapist and educator Eva-Marie Stern for a trauma-informed afternoon of making and engaging with art.

No cost. All are welcome to attend. You do not have to attend the preceding screening of A Girl Named C to participate in this workshop.

To reserve a spot, please email outreach@tiff.net.

Screening: Emily Kassie & Sophia Bush on A Girl Named C

Sunday, October 20, 12-2pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W)

At first, “C” could not remember what happened — she was only 11. Through vivid drawings and disturbing diary entries, her parents start to puzzle together the events of that day.

Using interviews and C’s own artwork, feature documentary A Girl Named C delves into the mind of a child as she struggles with the trauma of sexual assault, and turns to the creative arts to navigate the aftermath with her family’s support.

Denise Balkissoon will moderate an onstage discussion with director Emily Kassie and executive producer Sophia Bush after the film.

$14 General Admission | $11.50 Student/Senior
Tickets and more info: www.tiff.net/events/emily-kassie-on-a-girl-named-c


Elysse Leonard
Senior Coordinator, Youth + Community Initiatives
Pronouns: she/her

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TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
Phone: 416.599.8433 ext.2246
email: eleonard@tiff.net
Website: www.tiff.net

Visual Ways of Knowing

Visual Ways of Knowing at the McMichael Art Gallery – Fall 2019

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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, October 26, 2019 – 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; Assistant 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

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Graphic Medicine Anthology

Graphic Truths: The Making (and Unmaking) of a Doctor

An anthology of comics, edited by Shelley L. Wall, PhD, Josh Feder, MD, Jillian Horton, MD, and Allan Peterkin, MD.

Are you in pre-med studiesmedical school, or medical residency anywhere in the world? Are you a medical doctor with vivid recollections of your past medical training?

Have you witnessed the medical training process as a family member or as another healthcare professional? We are seeking comics about your current and/or past experiences for an anthology.

The arts provide a powerful means to represent the intense and complex process of becoming a doctor. The medium of comics, with its combination of image and text and its rich vocabulary of narrative conventions, offers a fresh means to convey the nuances of communication within the clinical context. Until now, no anthology of comics has captured the experience of medical trainees across the arc of their journey, from applicant to fully-fledged physician. The volume we are proposing, tentatively entitled Graphic Truths: The Making (and Unmaking) of a Doctor, will reflect the breadth, as well as the heights and depths, of medical training across countries and across specialties. This anthology will provide a channel for medical trainees and those close to them to share their stories, and give the wider public a meaningful and accessible glimpse “behind the scenes” of medical training and practice.

No art experience necessary! 

Images can be simple. What we’re interested in are your stories, told with image and text. Submissions can be single panels, or stories told in a sequence of panels.

Deadline: May 31, 2019

For more information, including suggested themes, technical specifications, and submissions instructions, please visit www.graphic-truths.com

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

Synesthesia Artshow Next Monday April 8th!

SYNESTHESIA ART SHOW/EVENTS 2019

COME SEE ART WORK BY STUDENTS, FACULTY AND ALUMNI  AND PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOPS AT OUR ANNUAL ART SHOW

Agenda:

WHERE: Medical Sciences Building  Stone Lobby

WHEN: April 8, 2018 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

ART HIVES:
Community-building through art-making with Shelley Wall and Eva-Marie Stern, from 10 to 12 in the Lobby.
All are welcome to drop by and join in this pop-up art studio (as space permits).

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP:
Led by Dr. Dawn Lim: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the medical student lounge –
Note: We have reached capacity! If you are still interested in joining this workshop, please email allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca who will put you on a waitlist and contact you if we have any openings!

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP:
Led by ArtBeat Execs: 2:30 – 3:30pm – 1 more slots remain open!Sign up HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/xZJlDqVm9XABBUOq2

ARTIST MEET & GREET: from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
ARTWORK PICKUP and RETURNS: 5:00-5:30pm in the Medical Students’ Lounge, MSB

PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE SHOW/EVENTS:
Signup  sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MxcRcdpEozlJEjHo0vRWjoYIMPxSJlPJUXgl9cq1czc/edit?usp=sharing

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

SYNESTHESIA Call For Submissions March 17th /EXHIBIT APRIL 8TH STONE LOBBY MSB

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Join us at

Synesthesia 2019: A Healer’s Art, an annual art show organized by U of T Faculty of Medicine, ArtBeat, and the U of T Interdisciplinary Healthcare Faculties.

Please submit your work to: https://goo.gl/forms/YQt1ipfFmd5Q4YkV2 by MARCH 17, 11:59 PM

This event gives students in all healthcare fields the opportunity to showcase their talent by displaying their art. We have artists displaying their work from all healthcare fields including alumni. We are bringing art and humanities into medicine and health! This event is open to all students in healthcare across Ontario. If you are at another university and are interested in participating in our event, please do not hesitate to submit your artwork for us to display!

WHERE: MSB Stone Lobby

WHEN: April 8, 2018 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP led by Dr. Dawn Lim: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the medical student lounge

CALIGRAPHY WORKSHOP led by TBD: TBD

ARTIST MEET & GREET from 4:00pm – 5:00pm

ARTWORK PICKUP and RETURNS: 5:00-5:30pm in the Medical Students’ Lounge, MSB

CHECK OUT OUR Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/820805411594198

SYNESTHESIA ART SHOW and PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP at the UofT Medical School April 8 , 2019

Storytelling Through Photography:

Finding Connection Through Medicine – with Dr. Dawn Lim

Open to medical students, residents , fellows and learners from other clinical disciplines at no charge, but please make a firm commitment once registered.

April 8th, 2019 from 1-2 pm

in the medical student lounge .

Please visit this year’s Synesthesia Art Show prior to or after the workshop!
**Maximum number of participants is 30**

Space is limited. Please be sure you can commit to attending and

RSVP to: allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca

Goals of the photography workshop

  • Learn to appreciate visual cues and the stories behind them through analyzing a series of well-known known photographs
  • How to pitch a story: go behind the scenes of a recent emergency medical photo series by Dr. Lim
  • Discover how photography as a medium for storytelling may be used as a tool for advocacy

If students have their own camera gear, they are welcome to bring it along!

 Biography for Dawn Lim:

 I am an emergency doctor, assistant professor of medicine, and an amateur photographer and writer based in Toronto. I enjoy weaving storytelling into my practice to help me connect to my patients. I feel storytelling builds empathy and is a great way to combine my interests in medicine and the arts. I’m particularly interested in photo-essays depicting motherhood and life in the emergency department.

My website is dawnlimphotography.com

Useful website reference: National Geographic’s Your Shot forum at https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/782537/

Synesthesia 2019

Join us at

Synesthesia 2019: A Healer’s Art, an annual art show organized by U of T Faculty of Medicine, ArtBeat, and the U of T Interdisciplinary Healthcare Faculties.

Please submit your work to: https://goo.gl/forms/YQt1ipfFmd5Q4YkV2 by MARCH 17, 11:59 PM

This event gives students in all healthcare fields the opportunity to showcase their talent by displaying their art. We have artists displaying their work from all healthcare fields including alumni. We are bringing art and humanities into medicine and health! This event is open to all students in healthcare across Ontario. If you are at another university and are interested in participating in our event, please do not hesitate to submit your artwork for us to display!

WHERE: MSB Stone Lobby

WHEN: April 8, 2019 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP led by Dr. Dawn Lim: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the medical student lounge

CALIGRAPHY WORKSHOP led by TBD: TBD

ARTIST MEET & GREET from 4:00pm – 5:00pm

ARTWORK PICKUP and RETURNS: 5:00-5:30pm in the Medical Students’ Lounge, MSB

CHECK OUT OUR Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/820805411594198