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21st Annual A.A. Travill Debate




Ellis Hall Auditorium
58 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, K7L3N6, Canada
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21st Annual A.A. Travill Debate

Topic: The Electronic Health Record is a detriment to provision of patient care

Debating: Dr. Robert (Bob) Connelly and Dr. Jay Engel along with student participants

The Travill Debates are Held Annually in Fond Memory of A.A. ("Tony") Travill, MB BS MRCS LRCP MSc

Dr. Travill came to Canada in 1957 after serving as aircrew in the RAF (WWII) A.A. Travilland reading Medicine at the London Hospital Medical School. He did a residency year in Montreal and practiced in Orillia with Dr. Philip Rynard (Queen's '26) before coming to Queen's to study Anatomy under Dr. John Basmajian. After two years at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Travill returned to Queen's in the Department of Anatomy in 1964, becoming Professor and Head from 1969-1978. His research interests were in embryology, teratology, and education. Dr. Travill was a strict parliamentarian and noted Faculty Historian (Medicine at Queen's; 1854-1920, the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1988: Just a Few: Queen's Medical Profiles, 1991). He served the community as a Trustee of the Separate School Board and in 1964 was a founding member of the John Austin Society, the still-thriving local history of medicine club. In particular, Dr. Travill had a passion for debate on current social, political and educational issues, and for many years he delivered a rigorous and challenging lecture to incoming first-year medical students during orientation week.

For more information about this event please visit: The Travill Debates