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Arts, Medicine and #Life

2019-20 Speakers Series

Admission is free, no tickets required, available on a first-come-first-served basis! Bring your curiosity and an open mind!

Arts, Medicine and #Life is a series, hosted by internist, writer, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton, that features world-renowned doctors speaking about their area of interest and expertise. Each event will feature interviews with Dr. Horton and the invited doctors, followed by a Q& A session with the audience. Approximately one hour with no intermission.

The National Arts Centre thanks Scotiabank, MD Financial Management (MD) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for their generous support as Presenting Sponsor of Arts, Medicine and #Life. This contribution to the National Arts Centre is part of Scotiabank, MD, and CMA’s 10-year, $115 million commitment to supporting the medical profession and advancing health in Canada.

  1. “Burnout and Balance” Dr. Mamta Gautam

    Arts, Medicine and #Life Ottawa Speaker Series

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7:30 pm

    Azrieli Studio

    Dr. Gautam is an internationally recognized expert on burnout in physicians and gender equity in medicine.  A psychiatrist by training, she has long been known as “The Doctor’s Doctor”. 

  2. “The Power of Mindfulness” Dr. Ron Epstein

    Arts, Medicine and #Life Ottawa Speaker Series

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:30 pm

    Azrieli Studio

    Author of the landmark book “Attending”, Dr. Epstein coined the term “Mindful Practice” more than 20 years ago, and has been helping clinicians learn how to bring mindfulness into their clinical and personal lives to powerful effect.

  3. “Homelessness and Social Accountability” Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull

    Arts, Medicine and #Life Ottawa Speaker Series

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7:30 pm

    Azrieli Studio

    An internationally recognized expert in the field of addiction medicine Dr. Turnbull is a renowned humanitarian; he recently won the first Canadian Arnold P. Gold Foundation award for humanity in practice.

  4. “Belonging and Inclusivity”  Dr. Allan Peterkin

    Arts, Medicine and #Life Ottawa Speaker Series

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 7:30 pm

    Azrieli Studio

    Dr. Allan Peterkin is an internationally recognized name in the field of Health Humanities.  His teaching philosophy emphasizes the role of the arts, social sciences and humanities in nurturing reflective capacity, narrative competence, critical thinking, visual literacy, inter-professional collaboration and wellness/self-care in students across all clinical fields.

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