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Our keynote speaker will be Sean Wharton, who will be discussing recent advances in weight management, and the need to respect healthy bodies.


Sean Wharton is the Medical Director of the Wharton Medical Clinic, a community based internal medicine weight management and diabetes clinic. He is an adjunct professor at McMaster University in Hamilton and York University in Toronto. He is also academic staff at Women's College Hospital, and clinical staff at Hamilton Health Sciences. Dr. Wharton's research focuses on bariatric medicine and type 2 diabetes. He is the co-lead author of the Canadian Obesity Guidelines.

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Accreditation

The University of Toronto's Continuing Professional Development has awarded the 2023 - Black Physicians Association of Ontario 14th Annual Health Symposium with the following credits: 

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ (1 credit/hour) Group Learning: 4.0 credits*
  • Royal College Maintenance of Certification Section 1: 4.0 hours


Agenda

9

10AM

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9

55AM

Keynote Presentation: Sean Wharton

Weight - respecting healthy bodies and treatment when needed

Objectives:
1. Discuss bias, stigma, and discrimination in weight management and healthy bodies size
2. Discuss advances in the treatment of elevated weight that results in comorbidities
3. Discuss the racial implications of elevated weight.

9

55AM

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10

10AM

10

10AM

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10

40AM

Presentation: Dr. Nicole Woods

Re-thinking the Integration of Basic and Clinical Sciences in Medical Education

Objectives:
1.Summarize recent research findings from health professions education and cognitive psychology
2.Describe the concept of ‘cognitive integration’ and the implications for teaching and curriculum design
3.Identify the forms of knowledge that might constitute ‘basic science’ of black health

10

40AM

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10

55AM

10

55AM

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11

15AM

11

15AM

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11

45AM

Presentation 3: Dr. Mena Gewarges and Dr. Tahira Redwood

DICE is on a roll: Empowering Black and Indigenous learners through mentorship and allyship within the Division of Cardiology

Objectives:
1. What are ways to engage learners across the training spectrum through virtual and in-person activities?
2. What are some key principles in mentorship and allyship that can benefit learners as they progress through training? What are common pitfalls to avoid?
3. How can a mentorship group build a brand for increased visibility, funding sponsorship, and a seat at the table to drive important future change in the educational opportunities and job prospects available to Black and Indigenous learners?

11

45AM

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12

00PM

12

00PM

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1

00PM

2

00PM

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2

40PM

Presentation 4: Dr. Nothando Swan and Mr. Allan Smart

Providing opioid agonist therapy both inside and outside of RAAM clinics

Objectives:
1.Review the current options for opioid agonist therapy
2.Review some of the ways in which patients present for care
3.Differentiate between opioid dependency and opiate use disorder

2

40PM

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2

55PM

2

55PM

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3

25PM

Presentation 5: Dr. Nav Persaud

Equitable pandemic recovery: Taking action now

Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

-Explain the literature supporting policy changes that would promote health equity during the pandemic recovery period
-Articulate the role of physicians in promoting health equity
-Understand the role of research in promoting health equity

3

25PM

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3

40PM

3

40PM

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3

50PM

3

50PM

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4

00PM

4

00PM

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6

00PM

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