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Join us on February 24, 2024, for a dynamic event featuring physicians from across the province who will delve into critical health matters and their impact on our community. Gain valuable insights and engage in discussions that contribute to the well-being of our local community.

This event offers a hybrid experience, providing you with the flexibility to register and attend either in person or online.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker will be Jennifer Bernard, who will be discussing Changing Health via Philanthropy.

Jennifer Bernard joined SickKids Foundation as President and CEO on April 11, 2023 from Women’s College Foundation where she served as President & CEO since 2018. For more than 25 years, Jennifer has held leadership roles in provincial and national organizations leading and supporting teams that have raised more than $450 million. Jennifer has led successful teams at The Ontario Science Centre and the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Ontario’s largest community hospital and McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, Ontario’s second largest children’s hospital.

During her tenure at Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Jennifer doubled revenue and monthly donors, diversified the fundraising base, and co-founded the Women’s Health Collective Canada, a national fundraising organization supporting women’s health research.


Dr. Chantal Phillips

Topic: How to Better Understand and Care for Black Youth & Their Health 

Dr. Chantal Phillips is a first-year resident in the Family Medicine Stream of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Program at the University of Ottawa. She has become increasingly clinically and socially interested in Black adolescent/youth health and has co-created a longitudinal health promotion and primary care initiative via her Family Medicine program to increase access to primary care for marginalized youth and their families, including mental health assessments and counselling, for Black and racialized high school students in Ottawa. She aspires to work at the intersection of public health and primary care as a family doctor and leader of high-quality, innovative community programming.

Dr. Neil Isaac

Topic: Breast Cancer Screening Updates for Black Women

Dr. Neil Isaac is a Radiologist currently practicing at North York General Hospital. His academic journey began with an honors Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, followed by Medical School and a residency in Radiology at Dalhousie University. Dr. Isaac further honed his expertise through a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Isaac has played a pivotal role at York Radiology Consultants, where he currently serves as the President and CEO, overseeing the Quality Assurance initiatives. Concurrently, he holds the position of Division Head of Cardiac Imaging at North York General Hospital in Toronto, ON. He is also a member of the Physicians’ Services Committee at the Ontario Medical Association, and is also a member of the BPAO board.

Dr. Yvette Miller-Monthrope

Topic: Skin of Colour

Dr. Miller-Monthrope is a board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. She completed medical school, dermatology residency, anatomical pathology residency and a dermatopathology
fellowship at the University of Toronto. After completing her first residency in dermatology, she practiced medical dermatology at Women’s College Hospital while completing a Master’s degree in Education. Dr. Miller Monthrope has special interests in diverse skin types, inflammatory dermatoses, curriculum development, resident education and clinical-pathological correlation. She currently splits her time between clinical dermatology and dermatopathology.

Dr. Michelle Sholzberg

Topic: Institutionalized Sexism and Racism in Hematology

Dr. Michelle Sholzberg received her MDCM and residency training in Internal Medicine at McGill University, completed additional postgraduate training in Hematology at the University of Toronto and a research hemostasis fellowship in Toronto and internationally. Dr. Sholzberg has a Master of Science from the University of Toronto in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research and was awarded the Claire Bombardier award for career promise as a scientist. She is a clinician-scientist with a focus on coagulation and correctable anemia, the Division Head of Hematology-Oncology and the Medical Director of the Coagulation Laboratory at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is also the Director of the Hematology-Oncology Clinical Research Group and Co-director of the Hematology-Immunology Translational Research Theme of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Currently, she is involved in the study of: prediction tools for perioperative and traumatic bleeding, the intersection of women’s health and bleeding disorders, treatments for iron deficiency anemia, and new treatments for immune thrombocytopenia.


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Medical Sciences Building, 

1 King’s College Circle, Toronto


The University of Toronto’s Continuing Professional Development has awarded the 2024 – Black Physicians Association of Ontario 15th 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
    • American Medical Association Category 1: 4.0 credits
    • European Union for Medical Specialists UEMS-EACCME®: 4.0 credits


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Cancellations will be accepted until February 14, 2024 and are subject to a processing fee of $60 plus applicable taxes. Refunds will not be processed after this date. No refunds will be issued where the cancellation fee exceeds the registration fee.

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