Past events

TMHC 500 Symposium

Toronto Medical Historical Club 500

Toronto Making Medical History

 A symposium celebrating the 500th meeting of the Toronto Medical Historical Club was held to examine the rich history of medicine in Toronto from a variety of fascinating perspectives. The symposium took place on January 24, 2018 at Massey College. 


4: 00 PM 

SARS in Toronto 

Allison McGeer, MD FRCPC, microbiologist, Infectious Disease consultant Mt Sinai Hospital. 

Grant’s Atlas 2018 

David Mazierski, BSc AAM, MSc, CMI, Associate Professor, Biomedical Communications/Biology University of Toronto Mississauga. 

Stem Cell Therapy and the Brain 

Peter Dirks, MD PhD Staff Neurosurgeon Hospital for Sick Children; Research Institute: Senior Scientist Developmental & Stem Cell Biology. 

*Coffee Break* 

5: 00 PM 

The Toronto Medical Enterprise in China 

Irving Rosen, MD FRCSC retired Head and Neck Surgeon Mt Sinai Hospital; member of the Toronto Medical Historical Club. 

Toronto and Global Health 

Prabhat Jha, MD DPhil OC, Director, Centre for Global Health Research, St Michael’s Hospital. 

Remembering Michael Bliss 

John Dirks, MD FRCPC, President and Scientific Director Emeritus Gairdner Foundation. 


Planning committee: Aubie Angel, John Dirks, John Fowler, Peter Kopplin, Irv. Rosen, Mladen Vranic, Erich Weidenhammer.

We are also grateful for the warm hospitality of Massey College for the symposium and dinner and for allowing space for our planning meetings.

The event would not have occurred without the financial support of Associated Medical Services.  This allowed us to organize the symposium as well as a pending book on the club history.