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IMS50 Conference

Co-Chairs: Mingyao Liu and Melvin Silverman

Objectives:

  • To define Medical Science as a graduate training discipline
  • To strengthen the Medical Science community
  • To reboot the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) for future challenges in Medical Science

Breakfast and registration (8:00 am – 8:30 am)

Morning Session (8:30 am – 10:45 am):

Welcome

  • Mingyao Liu, Director, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Trevor Young, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Cheryl Regehr, Provost, University of Toronto

Presentations

Chairs: Trevor Young, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Daniel Jay, Dean, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

  • IMS and Clinical Departments –  A 50-year synergic relationship: Rebooting for the next 50! – Melvin Silverman, former Director, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Graduate training in clinical departments and hospitals – Allan Kaplan, former Director, Institute of Medical Science, Vice Dean Graduate and Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Graduate training in medical science at Harvard Medical School – David Cardozo, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard University
  • The 10,000 PhDs Project:  Implications for Graduate Education in IMS – Reinhart Reithmeier, Director of Professional Development and Alumni Engagement, Institute of Medical Science

Coffee break (10:45 am – 11:00 am)

Concurrent Sessions (11:00 am – 12:30pm)

Session I. Student support and engagement

Chairs: Charmaine Williams, Acting Vice Dean Students, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto and Garth McCavana, Dean for Student Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

  1. The role of faculty members in graduate training – Howard Mount, Graduate Coordinator and Director of Education, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  2. The role of staff members in graduate training – Dan Volchok, Associate Dean, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University
  3. Helping Hands: The Role of Peer Support and Mentorship in Graduate Training – Craig Madho, MHSc, Former Co-President of Institute of Medical Science Students’ Association
  4. CIHR’s strategic action plan on training – Linda Mealing, Manager Science Strategies and CIHR’s Training Strategy
  5. Discussion

Session II. Development of interdisciplinary research programs

Chairs: Melvin Silverman, former Director, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto and David Cardozo, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard University

  1. Proposal for introducing programmatic based graduate science curriculum – Cindi Morshead, Chair, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  2. American experience – Connie Cepko, Co-Director, Leder Medical Sciences Program, Harvard University
  3. The Canadian experience: Program Areas within Medical Sciences at McMaster University – Judith West-Mays, Assistant Dean, Medical Sciences Graduate Program, McMaster University
  4. Discussion

Session III. Developing graduate courses.

Chairs: Gregory Downey, Associate Dean, University of Colorado and Tara Beattie, Associate Dean, Graduate Science Education, University of Calgary

  1. Graduate course review and renovation – Anne-Marie Lauzon, Director, Division of Experimental Medicine, McGill University
  2. Developing a professional Master program – Erin Styles, Director, Masters of Health Sciences program in Medical Genomics, University of Toronto
  3. Disruptive technologies – Preparing students for tomorrow – Lucy Su, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ontario Government
  4. Discussion

Lunch and networking opportunities (12:30 pm – 1:30pm)

Afternoon Session (1:30 pm – 3:30pm)

Panel discussion: Clinician Investigator Training – the future leaders (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Chairs: Catharine Whiteside, former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Eliot Phillipson, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor of Medicine Emeritus, former President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Panelists:

  • Howard Bergman, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
  • Gillian Hawker, Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Beverley Orser, Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto
  • Norman Rosenblum, Scientific Director of Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, CIHR
  • James Rutka, Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Keynote: Graduate Medical Education in the 21st Century (3:00 pm – 3:30 pm)

Speaker: Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita, Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Introduction of the Speaker: Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR, Senior Fellow, Massey College, Former Director, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Concluding remarks: Mingyao Liu, Director, IMS, University of Toronto

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