Highlights in Medicine 2017

32nd Annual Alumni Reunion Conference

Social Accountability at Home and Abroad

Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 23, 2017

Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
612 Spadina Crescent

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Highlights 2017 honoured years:
1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012.

Hosted by the College of Medicine Alumni Association

Conference Highlights

32nd Honourary Alumni Lecture
Dr. Ian Young (MD’92)
"Medical Professionals on the World Stage – Providing Care and Leadership in the Domestic and Global Community"

Dr. Ian Young

Commander Ian Young is currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Maritime Operational Health Unit. To maintain his surgical and clinical skills, CMDR Young works full-time as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frankston Hospital. He is the Professional Liaison Officer for Surgeons in the Navy. His civilian roles include Deputy Director of Surgery, Adjunct Senior Lecturer for Monash University, Supervisor of Orthopaedic Training and member of the Victorian Trauma Committee. CMDR Young served as the Director of Clinical Services for the ANZAC Role 2E Hospital in Taji, Iraq in 2016. He has also served as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the NATO Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2012 and in the Netherlands Role 2E Hospital in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan in 2010. CMDR Young has deployed in non-combat roles to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville and Australia.

13th Annual Clara and Frank Gertler Lecture in Medicine
Dr. Bruce Reeder (MD’76)
"Social Accountability in the Global Context"

Dr. Bruce Reeder

Dr. Bruce Reeder has spent the last three decades committing himself to the field of community health and epidemiology. He has applied his knowledge internationally through work with Doctors Without Borders, including in Liberia during the Ebola virus disease outbreak. Currently Dr. Reeder is professor emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan. He also co-chairs the U of S One Health Initiative: Solutions at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface.

10th Annual Betty Ann and Wade Heggie Lecture in Integrative Medicine
Dr. Stephen Genuis
"The Clinical Practice of Environmental Medicine"

Dr. Stephen Genuis

Dr. Stephen Genuis is a clinician and researcher involved in many areas of medical science. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as in Environmental Medicine and has authored over 110 scientific publications for over 50 different peer-review medical journals (available at Researchgate) including Lancet, British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Public Library of Science, Public Health, and Environmental Research. In addition to writing, he lectures extensively and has reviewed papers for over 70 different scientific and medical publications on issues ranging from medical ethics to environmental health, from evidence-based medicine to nutritional science, and from physician professionalism to medicine and cyberspace. He has served as the women’s health care physician for an inner city clinic, worked as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at a University teaching hospital, and served as co-director of medical services in a West African hospital. Included in his awards are the Commemorative Medal from the Governor General in recognition of significant contribution to Canada, the 1983 ‘Resident of the Year’ award chosen by the graduating medical class at the University of Alberta medical school, and a ‘Teacher of the Year’ award from the University of Alberta – where he serves as a Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. Most importantly, he enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife Shelagh, and being his five kids’ “Pa” and five grandchildren’s “Opa”.

3rd Annual Dr. Anita Chakravarti Lecture in Wellness
Dr. Mansfield Mela
"Promoting a Healthy Work Environment: Resolving Conflict and Disruptive Behaviour"

Dr. Mela


Dr. Mansfield Mela, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan, is an academic forensic psychiatrist at the U of S and a founder of the forensic subspecialty in Canada. As an expert he has been called upon to testify on various aspects of the interface of law and psychiatry. This includes criminal and civil matters. He is an associate faculty member of the College of Law and teaches medical and law undergraduate and post graduate students. He is a member of the Saskatchewan Review Board and a member of the Saskatchewan Physician Health program. He is the head of the interdisciplinary research team made of academic professional in the area of forensic mental health at the U of S. His research focuses on psycholegal aspects of forensic mental health, with specific interests and expertise in the area of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). He brings a clinical perspective to his research questions and seeks to generate research and implement knowledge to achieve evidence-based practice amongst forensic mental health and FASD populations.


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