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We are pleased to announce that the 2018 BPAO Annual Health Symposium will take place on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Hance Clarke, director of Pain Services and the medical director of the Pain Research Unit at the Toronto General Hospital.



Conference Agenda

8:15  Registration

8:55  Opening Remarks

         – Dr Placide Rubabaza, Dr Paul Galiwango

9:00  Rethinking the strategy for chronic pain management (Keynote Lecture)

         –Dr Hance Clarke (Toronto General Hospital)

9:45  Q&A

(interactive period b/n audience members and Dr Clarke)

10:00  Hypertension induced kidney disease

            Dr Tabo Sikenata (Scarborough General Hospital)

10:25  Breast cancer screening: a radiologic primer

            -Dr Neil Isaac (North York General Hospital)

10:50  Improving CPR knowledge in vulnerable communities

            -Dolev Yissar (York University; Heartline Canada)

 11:15 Question Panel

            (interactive period b/n audience members and Dr Sikenata, Dr Isaac, and Mr Yissar, facilitated by Dr Galiwango)

11:35  Lunch

12:20  Annual General Meeting

1:05  Three Research Papers to Know from 2017

           -Dr Paul Galiwango (Scarborough Centenary Hospital)

 1:20   Sickle Cell Disease: a pediatric update

            -Dr Ewurabena Simpson (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

1:45    Heart Failure

         –Dr. Kareem Morant

2:10  Antibotic Resistance: how real is the threat?

         –Dr Isaac Bogoch (University Health Network)

 2:35 Question Panel

          (interactive period b/n audience members and presenters, facilitated by Dr Galiwango)

 2:55 Concluding Remarks

3:00 Wine and Cheese Social

 The 2018 Symposium is made possible by the help of our generous sponsors.