Relationships in serious illness and how to build them

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 17:00to19:00

Dr. Justin Sanders will be this year's speaker at our Hirsh Rosenfeld Public Lecture. His talk is entitled: Relationships in serious illness and how to build them.

When: Tuesday May 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: The Department of Family Medicine, 5858 Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal (Third floor)

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About the Speaker

Dr. Sanders has a BA in Art History from Haverford College, an MD from the University of Vermont, and an MSc in Medical Anthropology, which he completed at the University College London as a US-UK Fulbright Post-graduate Scholar. Dr. Sanders completed residency and chief residency in Family and Social Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He completed his fellowship in the Harvard Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Fellowship at the Massacusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He was a research fellow in cancer communications outcomes research and then the Associate Director of Innovation in the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, a joint health systems innovation center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

His research interests lie at the intersection of culture, communication, and serious illness, with a focus on promoting authentic healing relationships. He works in qualitative and mixed-methods. He is one of three principal investigators in the Virtual Communications Research Lab, in which they use virtual technologies to study the emotional and cognitive impact of verbal, non-verbal, and environmental aspects of communication.

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