Hodges Symposium 2018

The Brian D Hodges Symposium – Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:00 – 3:00 pm at BMO Education & Conference Centre at Toronto Western Hospital

We are very honoured to welcome Mr. André Picard, Award-Winning National Health Writer, as our keynote speaker. Included in our exciting agenda is an opportunity to interact with numerous Wilson Centre scientists, researchers, fellows, and other community members in networking and brainstorming session. 

Mr. Picard will be speaking about where education and education research might serve to disrupt problematic practices in our healthcare system. We will share his keynote title soon.


André Picard is one of Canada’s top health and public policy observers and commentators. He is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer for more than 30 years. He is also the author of numerous books and has received much acclaim for his writing and for his dedication to improving healthcare. In 2010, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award as Canada’s top newspaper columnist.

Registration Fee: 
$60 Faculty and non-students
$30 for undergraduate, graduate students, and residents. 


Light breakfast

8:45- 9:00
Introductions and welcome

Mr. André Picard, National Health Writer, The Globe and Mail
Stagnation vs. disruption: What are the barriers to innovation in Canadian healthcare

Dr. Tara Kiran, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine & Associate Scientist in the Centre for Urban Health Solution
Dr. Andreas Laupacis, Professor, Department of Medicine & Canada Research Chair in Health Policy and Citizen Engagement, Government of Canada

Refreshment Break

Structured Table-Top Activities


Oral Presentations

Closing Remarks – Associate Director, The Wilson Centre

To register, please click the following link: https://dfcmutorontoca.qualtrics.com/ or contact: cheryl.ku@uhn.ca; 416-340-4219