Osler Day 2018

Please join us in celebrating Osler Day 2018! 

Portrait, inscribed by Sir William Osler to his friend and fellow physician collector, Casey Wood, 1912.

Osler Day is typically held on the first Wednesday of November. For the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, it is a day to mark Sir William Osler’s legacy. We start with presentations by the three finalists for the Pam and Rolando Del Maestro William Osler Medical Students Essay Award. Following an afternoon board meeting, we reconvene for the annual Osler Lecture, delivered by a distinguished guest speaker. The day ends with the Osler Banquet, a festive occasion to honour the inspiration of Sir William Osler, during which the winner of the medical students essay award is announced.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists for the Pam and Rolando Del Maestro William Osler Medical Students Essay Award

To begin the Osler Day events, please join us in listening to the presentations of the three finalists of this year’s Pam and Rolando Del Maestro William Osler Medical Students Essay Award:

  • Aditi Kantipuly, Surgery of the Soul: Lobotomy in Quebec
  • Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer, “Une médecine sans médecins”?: Objectivity in the Paris Clinic
  • Kacper Niburski, Imprinting Care: The Creation and Standardization of Medical Records

Faculty, students, friends, and other interested individuals are all welcome to attend and show their support for this year’s finalists. Our special thanks go to Pam and Rolando Del Maestro, the Medical Students’ Osler Society, and the Board of Curators of the Osler Library.

Time: 11:35-13:25

Venue: McIntyre Medical Building, Jonathan C. Meakins Ampitheatre, Room 521, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6

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After an afternoon break, please return to the McIntyre Medical Building, this time to the Martin Amphitheatre:

41st Annual Osler Lectureship, delivered by Dr. Mark A. Ware

Lecture: 100 years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era.

The last century has witnessed a radical transformation in society’s perceptions of the herb Cannabis sativa. Scientific research and political initiatives that would have been unthinkable two decades ago have identified the substance’s mechanisms of action as well as its medical benefits and risks. Yet even as Canada enters a new era of non-medical cannabis use, cannabis continues to spark polarizing, incendiary debate. This talk explores the journey of cannabis from plant to policy, and the enduring controversies that challenge the expansion of cannabis research today.

Speaker: Dr. Mark A. Ware, Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation, Associate Professor in Anesthesia and Family Medicine, McGill University

Time: 18:00

Venue: McIntyre Medical Building, Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6

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