Science North - MedTalks




April 25th at 7 PM

MedTalks is a fast-paced speakers event featuring 10 physicians sharing inspiring 10-minute stories that provide insight and inspiration around human health.

Free admission, space is limited
Followed by viewing of BODY WORLDS Rx


Presentations by:

Dr. Alex Anawati

Emergency Physician, NOSM Assistant Professor, and NOSM Board Member

Social accountability is a framework for the moral obligations that health institutions have to the health of the communities that they serve. It echoes the idea that health is a basic human right, introduces concepts of social justice, takes health equity to a whole new level, and gives the community a powerful seat at the table.

Dr. Amadeo Parissenti

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Laurentian University. Professor, Division of Medical Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Only a minority of patients with advanced breast cancer achieve complete destruction of their tumours during chemotherapy, while most experience strong toxic side effects from this treatment.  Tools are now being developed that allow medical oncologists to tailor chemotherapy regimens only to patients that benefit from treatment.

Dr. Antonio Caycedo

Colorectal Surgeon

Dr. Caycedo will present myths and facts about colon cancer, colonoscopy, probiotics, and colon cleansing. What are you almost certainly doing that will lead to hemorrhoids? Learn what you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, when to consult your doctor, and why Dr. Google is not such a reliable substitute.

Dr. Christa Favot

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Christa Favot will take us from dental school to surgery and from bone in a bottle to forest bathing as she describes her specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  This is the portal through which she sees continually advancing technologies and gleans insights into lifestyle approaches that are also part of treatment and prevention.

Dr. Deborah Harrold

Palliative care doctor and Medical Director for Hospice Huntsville

Our society shys away from talking about serious illness and the concept of death, and death, even in medicine, is often considered a failure.  Palliative Care focuses on the patient's wishes and hopes and fundamentally believes in striving for the best quality of life possible in difficult situations.  Dr. Deb Harrold, a palliative care physician, will bring the palliative care approach directly to the audience with the intention to have us all walk away living our "best life" possible.

Dr. Lacey Pitre

Medical Oncologist

Billions of dollars raised and invested for research - yet we still haven't cured cancer.  Dr. Pitre will discuss the nature of cancer and help to dispel the myth that 'one single cure' for cancer exists while revealing how discoveries and progress in cancer solutions really come about.

Dr. Lionel Marks de Chabris

Physician with a practice focus in Chronic Pain Management and Addiction Medicine

Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, but in the last century, it has been misrepresented as a dangerous drug. In this MedTalk, Dr. Marks de Chabris will be demystifying the myths and misconceptions of medical cannabis.

Dr. Rob Anderson

Intensivist/Anesthesiologist at HSN and Medical Director of the HSN Labelle Innovation and Learning Centre.

Healthcare providers are the most likely of all occupations to suffer from burnout. This presentation focuses on the value of debrief and reflection practices in order to support healthcare providers, particularly following a trauma.

Dr. Robert Ohle

Emergency Physician

Dr. Sarah McIsaac

Anesthesiologist & Critical Care Doctor

Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important link of the chain of survival for out of hospital cardiac arrest.  Without timely and effective CPR, our families, friends, and members of our community may not survive. Empower yourself to save a life, learn effective CPR and help us become a City of Heroes.

Dr. Steven Daniel 

Family Physician

Former Paratrooper, Paralympian, and Invictus games medalist, Dr. Steven Daniel found strength in physical activity to overcome great adversity in his personal life. Now he uses those experiences, and a passion for health, to show that exercise can benefit people suffering from numerous chronic diseases.