bpao 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 BPAO Annual Health Symposium will take place on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. Immediately following the symposium will be the BPAOAnnual General Meeting.

We are thrilled to have Dr Isaac Odame as our keynote speaker for this event. He is the Director of the Division of Hematology for the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, as well as being the Medical Director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network. Attached is a brief profile of his academic and clinical interests.

Earlybird registration for the Symposium will commence in October and can be purchased here. Additional e-mails with more information about the event, as well as speaker profiles will be forthcoming in the near future. I look forward to seeing you all at the 2016 Symposium…please save the date in your calendars now!

COST

EARLY BIRD – Till January 31, 2016

  • MD – $200 ($75 for MD members)
  • Resident/Fellow – $125 ($25 for Resident/Fellow members)
  • Allied Health – $100 ($15 for Allied Health members)
  • Students – Free (with valid student ID)

REGULAR

  • MD – $250 ($125 for MD members)
  • Resident/Fellow – $175 ($75 for Resident/Fellow members)
  • Allied Health – $150 ($50 for Allied Health members)
  • Students – Free (with valid student ID)

To register for the conference you must first become a member

  1. Become a member
  2. Register for the conference

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Mount Sinai Hospital – Ben Sadowski Auditorium

8:15
REGISTRATION

8:50
OPENING ADDRESS
Dr P. Galiwango, Dr C. Maxwell

9:00
TREATMENT OF SICKLE CELL: TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT (Keynote Lecture)
Dr Isaac Odame,
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto

9:45
QUESTION PERIOD
Dr P. Galiwango (Moderator)

10:00
NEIGHBOURHOODS AND HEALTH
Dr. Jim Dunn
St. Michael’s Hospital
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Insitute

10:25
COMPARING RACIAL HEALTH INEQUITIES BETWEEN CANADA & THE USA
Dr. Arjumand Siddiqui
University of Toronto
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

10:50
DEPRESSION: A PRIMER
Dr. Ebenezer Okyere
Rouge Valley Health System

11:15
QUESTION PERIOD

11:35
LUNCH

12:35
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES
Dr. Jackie James
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto

1:00
HELPING PATIENTS ACHIEVE ASTHMA CONTROL
Dr Sacha Bhinder
Rouge Valley Health System

1:25
APPROACH TO PROSTATE CANCER
Dr Ashis Chawla
St Joseph’s Health Center
University of Toronto

1:50
QUESTION PERIOD

2:10
CONCLUDING REMARKS
Dr P. Galiwango

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