Public Lecture - Dr. Hirsh Rosenfeld Annual Distinguished Public Lecture in Family Medicine - with guest speaker Dr. A. Mark Clarfield

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 19:00to22:00


5858 Côte-des-Neiges Road, 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC 

The McGill University Department of Family Medicine and the St. James Literary Society are pleased to present:


"Old Age Ain't for Sissies: How to Live to 120"

Dr. A. Mark Clarfield, Director of Medical School of International Health and Director of Global Health, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


This talk will explore the fascinating biology of aging and why this is so challenging in our present day and age. From the starting point of genetics, Dr. Clarfield will explain why we get old (usually) but, more importantly, why and how we cannot last forever despite the advances in modern day medicine. He will also give some basic advice on how we can increase the likelihood of living and enjoying a relatively healthy and happy old age.

Dr. A. Mark Clarfield was brought up and educated in Toronto, receiving his MD from the University of Toronto in 1975. He went on to specialize first in Family Medicine, then, Community Medicine and Public Health and, finally, in Geriatrics. Together with his wife, Dr. Ora Paltiel who is also a physician, they moved to Montreal where he was with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University from 1978 -1992. During that period, Dr. Clarfield was Chief of Geriatrics at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital, as well as head of the McGill University Division of Geriatric Medicine. He was the Assistant Dean of Students at the Faculty from 1989-92 and reached the rank of Professor. He maintains his adjunct professor appointment at McGill University.

In 1992, he moved to Israel and from 1994-2001, he was Head of the Division of Geriatrics at the Ministry of Health in Jerusalem. Shortly thereafter he was appointed Head of Geriatrics at the Soroka Hospital and the Sidonie Hecht Professor of Geriatrics at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-sheva, where he now works. In 2009, he was appointed head of BGU's Medical School for International Health and he is also the medical consultant to Eshel in Jerusalem.

Dr. Clarfield's research interests include Alzheimer disease and the related dementias, the organization of health care services, medical history and ethics. 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7 pm
*Free admission - open to the general public*

McGill Dept. of Family Medicine (Rooms 4 & 5)
5858 chemin de la Cote-des-Neiges, 3rd floor

"Old Age Ain't for Sissies: How to Live to 120"


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