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Medical School to Host Fifth Francophone Symposium

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will hold its fifth symposium at Laurentian University in Sudbury on September 24 - 26, 2015. The Francophone Symposium, and events like it, engage individuals and organizations from across NOSM's wider campus of Northern Ontario, in order to strengthen relationships with the Francophone community in pursuit of a healthier Northern Ontario. 

This year's symposium includes distinguished participants and speakers who will gather to examine research, mental health, aging populations, and discuss collaborative approaches designed to enhance effective health care. There will be interactive workshops as well as an expert panel. 

NOSM senior leaders will make presentations to participants from across Northern Ontario to: 

 

  • Develop, strengthen, and enhance relationships.
  • Report about the tangible progress the School has made in implementing Francophone initiatives at the School.
  • Seek recommendations about how the School can refine its practices, activities, and outcomes to ensure that NOSM continues to meet the needs of Francophone peoples across Northern Ontario. 

Welcome Remarks

 

Date:                Thursday, September 24, 2015

 

Time:                1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST                                                     

 

Location:          NOSM at Laurentian University

 

                        935 Ramsey Lake Road, West Residence, Room W-132

 

                    Sudbury, ON          

Speakers:                   

 

  • Mr. Dominic Giroux, Laurentian University President
  • Ms. Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, Deputy Mayor, City of Greater Sudbury
  • Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean
  • Dr. David Marsh, NOSM Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, Community Engagement
  • Ms. Jacqueline Gauthier, Chair, Francophone Reference Group

  French Language Services of Ontario's Annual Report 2014-2015

 

Date:                Thursday, September 24, 2015

 

Time:                 2:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. EST                                                     

 

Location:          NOSM at Laurentian University

 

                         935 Ramsey Lake Road, West Residence, Room W-132

 

                         Sudbury, ON

  Speaker:          Mr. François Boileau

 

                         French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario

  White Paper on the French Language Health Care in Ontario

  Date:                Friday, September 25, 2015

 

Time:                4:05 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. EST                                                     

 

Location:          NOSM at Laurentian University

 

                        935 Ramsey Lake Road, West Residence, Room W-132

 

                         Sudbury, ON

Speaker:          Mr. Denis Vaillancourt

 

                         President, Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario

Keynote Address: The Mental Health of the Elderly in Northern Ontario

Date:                Saturday, September 26, 2015

 

Time:                7:35 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. EST                                                     

 

Location:          NOSM at Laurentian University

 

                        935 Ramsey Lake Road, West Residence, Room W-132

 

                         Sudbury, ON

Speaker:          Dr. Marie-France Tourigny-Rivard

 

                         Geriatric psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa

 

Subject:            The Mental Health of the Elderly in Northern Ontario: Progress relating to the recommendations from the Mental Health Commission of Canada to improve access to services and                                   measure the impact of a more efficient system

  Keynote Address: Looking into the Crystal Ball

Date:                Saturday, September 26, 2015

 

Time:                1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. EST                                                     

 

Location:          NOSM at Laurentian University

 

                        935 Ramsey Lake Road, West Residence, Room W-132

 

                         Sudbury, ON

 

Speaker:          Dr. Benoit Mulsant

 

                         Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

 

Subject:            Looking into the Crystal Ball: What services do we need to address an aging population with mental health and addictions issues?

 

The above listed presentations are free for members of the media.  An agenda and program information can be found at www.nosm.ca/symposiumfrancophone2015. Please note that all sessions will be presented in French, however, simultaneous interpretation to English will be provided to all who require this service. There will be many opportunities for photos and interviews.

 

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer 
Tel:     705-662-7243
Cell:    705-669-7943
Email:  kimberley.larkin@nosm.ca 

 

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