Highlights in Medicine

39th annual Conference and Reunion

June 20-22, 2024
Saskatoon, SK

Alumni of the USask College of Medicine, colleagues in the healthcare community, students and residents on the path to a career in medicine – Join us from June 20-22, 2024 for a weekend of phenomenal lectures, first-class networking and social engagements and the opportunity to learn about the latest medical research conducted by current USask medicine students.

Conference Contact

Kelsey Kougiya, Alumni Relations Officer

Email: kelsey.kougiya@usask.ca  Phone: 306-966-5763

Sponsorship Opportunities

From presenting sponsor opportunities to giving a medical student the opportunity to attend, your corporate sponsorship allows the Highlights in Medicine Conference to succeed! If you would like to receive our 2024 sponsorship package, please contact Kelsey Kougiya. Email: Kelsey.kougiya@usask.ca

Donor-Funded Lectureships - Thank you!

Through the support of USask College of Medicine donors, the Highlights in Medicine program proudly presents three named lectureships each year. Each with its own guiding principles, lecturers for each annual opportunity are chosen based on the merits of their career, current work, and in consultation with a committee of peers.

If you are interested in supporting lectureship opportunities within the USask College of Medicine, please contact: med.advancement@usask.ca or 306-966-2600.

Dr. Anita Chakravarti Lecture in Wellness

Established in 2015, the Dr. Anita Chakravarti Lectureship in Health and Wellness seeks to empower healthcare and service professionals to develop their personal health and wellbeing in the context of their workplace and community.

2015 Dr. Alanna Holt Physician Burnout and Stress Resiliency
2016 Dr. Peter Butt Addictions within the Physician Community
2017 Dr. Mansfield Mela Promoting a Healthy Work Environment: Resolving Conflict and Disruptive Behaviors
2018 Dr. Susan Shaw Can Joy in Work be a Prescription for System Transformation?
2019 Betty-Ann Heggie Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes for Personal and Professional Success
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 Dr. Manuela Valle-Castro Wellness as a Social Justice Issue
2022 Patty Steward McCord Developing a CISM Peer Support Program During a Pandemic
2023 Dr. Anita Chakravarti

The Betty-Ann and Wade Heggie Lecture in Integrative Medicine

Established in 2005, the Betty-Ann and Wade Heggie Lecture in Integrative Medicine seeks to provide continuing education opportunities for medical faculty, residents, and practitioners in the field of complementary and alternative medicine.

2008 Dr. Bill Code 
2009 Dr. Anita Chakravarti
2010 Hal Gunn
2011 Dr. Louise Gagne
2012 Marja Verhoef
2013 Dr. Joe Schnurr 
2014 Sunita Vohra
2015 Dr. DeeDee Maltman
2016 Amelia Villagomez 
2017 Stephen Genuis
2018 Scott Shannon
2019 Dr. Mark Ware
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 Dr. Bonnie Kaplan (PhD)
2022 Dr. Trevor Hancock
2023 Dr. Mark Fenton

The Clara and Frank Gertler Lectureship in Medicine

Established in 2005, the Clara and Frank Gertler Lectureship in Medicine seeks to advance the USask College of Medicine’s strategic direction, with topics that are supportive of and linked to current health and medical trends.

2005 Jonathan Gertler
2006 Steven Lewis
2007 Sister Elizabeth Davis
2008 Ward Flemons
2009 Gordon Keller
2010 Byron Young
2011 Richard Ehman
2012 Ilse Treurnicht
2013 Derek Puddester
2014 Norman Rosenblum
2015 Michael Kelly
2016 Jack Gauldie
2017 Bruce Reeder
2018 Gaylord Wardell
2019 Melinda Richter (BComm'92)
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 Dr. Alika Lafontaine 
2022 Dr. Malcolm King
2023 Dr. James Dosman

Honoured Years Alumni – Congratulations!

The 39th annual Highlights in Medicine Conference and Reunion is proud to recognize the following alumni class years. Congratulations on your milestone anniversary! We look forward to celebrating you alongside your peers.

Class of 1954 - 70th reunion 
Class of 1959 - 65th reunion 
Class of 1964 - 60th reunion 
Class of 1969 - 55th reunion 
Class of 1974 - 50th reunion
Class of 1979 - 45th reunion
Class of 1984 - 40th reunion
Class of 1989 - 35th reunion
Class of 1994 - 30th reunion
Class of 1999 - 25th reunion
Class of 2004 - 20th reunion 
Class of 2009 - 15th reunion
Class of 2014 - 10th reunion
Class of 2019 - 5th reunion