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Presentations and Suggested Readings

Keynote Address

“Reducing Humans to Body Parts? The Biology of Life, Death and the Organs in Between.”

Presenter: Sam D. Shemie, MD, Medical Director, Extracorporeal Life Support Program, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre. Professor, Pediatrics, McGill University. The Bertram Loeb Chair in Organ and Tissue Donation, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa.

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Panel 1 Presentations

“Visual Methods in Health Research: Illustrating the (In)Visible.”

Presenter: Roanne Thomas, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Qualitative Health Research with Marginalized Populations and Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa.

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“Student Selection in Medicine to Care for a Diverse Population.”

Presenter: Saleem Razack, MD, Pediatric Intensivist and Associate Professor, Pediatrics, McGill University. Assistant Dean of Admissions, Equity, and Diversity, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

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Panel 2 Presentations

“Crossing the Threshold: Religious Plurality in the Context of Home Health.”

Presenter: Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD, RN, Professor and Director of the Graduate program, School of Nursing, Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C.

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“Reconciling Discordant Decision Frameworks: Evidence Based Medicine Versus Traditional Beliefs.”

Presenter: Kevin Pottie, BSc, MD, MClSc, FCFP, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa. Principal Scientist, C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Elisabeth Bruyère Research Institute, and the Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health. 

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“The role of Spirituality in Health Care for African Canadian.”

Presenter: Josephine Etowa, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Loyer DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.

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