The Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro) is a world-leading brain research institute and hospital and part of both McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. The Neuro is a place where clinicians and scientists from different disciplines work side-by-side, creating a seamless continuum from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside and back again.
The Neuro is now transforming itself into a unique “open science” institution in order to accelerate the pace of discovery of new cures and more effective treatments for patients affected by neurological diseases.
Join us for a panel discussion to learn more about how open science will help tackle the most urgent brain disease challenges and serve patient communities in dire need of therapeutic solutions like those living with ALS, Parkinson’s, brain tumours, autism and other rare neurological diseases.
The McGill University Department of Family Medicine and the St. James Literary Society are pleased to present the Dr. Hirsh Rosenfeld Annual Distinguished Lecture in Family Medicine.
Dr. Peter Nugus will explore the inner workings of emergency rooms (ERs) from his own unique perspective. His insights are drawn from thousands of hours of observations as an ethnographer in ERs in five different countries. The ER is a snapshot of the wicked problems and tragic choices of contemporary health care.
The presentation highlights the competing priorities, tensions and politics that embroil those who serve in the ER. The ethical dilemmas and trade-offs we witness belong not only to the ER, but reflect choices that emergency care poses for our wider society. For those who are interested in our current health care system, particularly its future, this lecture on an insider’s perspective of the workings of emergency services, will be both thought provoking and illuminating.
Refreshments will be served.