34th H.G. Kelly Visiting Lectureship with Dr. Samir K. Sinha on October 3rd at 4:30
On Wednesday October 3rd at 4:30 PM, the Aesculapian Medical Undergraduate Society will be holding the 34th H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship. This year's lecturer will be Dr. Samir K. Sinha, who will be giving a talk titled, "On Becoming a Geriatrician, Health Strategist and Effective Advocate for Change." There will be a reception before the lecture at 4:30 PM in the David M.C. Walker Atrium in the School of Medicine. Then Dr. Sinha will speak in the Britton Smith Lecture Theatre (132A) from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics of the Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto and the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
A Rhodes Scholar, after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, he obtained a Masters in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Ageing. He has pursued his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto and in Geriatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sinha’s breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults. In 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve as the expert lead of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy and he is now working on the development of a National Seniors Strategy. In 2014, Canada’s Maclean’s Magazine proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly.
Beyond Canada, Dr. Sinha is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Sinha has further consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, China, Iceland, Singapore, St. Kitts and Nevis and the United States on the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health.
About the H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship
The H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship supports visits from distinguished members of society renowned for their contribution to medical or biological science, ethics and other fields related to medical education and practice. The lectureship was established in honour of Dr. H.G. Kelly, a distinguished graduate of Queen’s Medicine 1940.
After service in the RCAF and postgraduate training, Dr. Kelly joined the Queen’s Department of Medicine in 1949. Until his retirement in 1983 as Vice-Principal of Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Kelly served Queen’s, the teaching hospitals and the Kingston community with distinction, loyalty and devotion to excellence as a teacher, physician, researcher and administrator. Dr. Kelly died in 1994. He is missed by his family, his colleagues, his patients and his Alma Mater.