Lisa Richardson, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine University of Toronto
Lisa Richardson is a clinician-educator in the University of Toronto's Division of General Internal Medicine, and practices at the University Health Network. Her academic interest lies in the integration of critical and Indigenous perspectives into medical education. She holds the roles of Strategic Advisor in Indigenous Health for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and is also the Indigenous Strategy Lead for Women’s College Hospital. She co-leads a new portfolio for the Department of Medicine called Person-Centered Care Education. She chairs several provincial and national committees to advance Indigenous medical education, and has been honoured with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons’ Thomas Dignan Award for Indigenous Health.
Saleem Razack, MD, FRCPC Professor, Pediatrics Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement McGill University
Saleem Razack, MD, FRCPC graduated from medicine from the University of Toronto in 1990 and completed his Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care training at McGill University in 1996. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement at McGill University. Within the hospital milieu, he is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Dr. Razack’s interest in education and educational scholarship grew from his administrative role as Pediatric residency Program Director and subsequently Assistant Dean of Admissions, Equity and Diversity in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.
He has always sought to engage in programmatic changes, in the various programs he has been a part of, through scholarship, research and discovery. The common thread that weaves through his educational work and research is social justice. Dr. Razack has a longstanding interest in equity, diversity, inclusion, and social accountability in health professions education. Methodologically, he has worked with qualitative methods, specifically critical discourse analysis.
Maxine Mawhinney Karolinska Institute University Hospital Former Senior News Anchor, BBC News
Maxine Mawhinney has been a journalist and broadcaster for 40 years, the last 20 as one of the BBC’s senior news anchors.
As a foreign correspondent and presenter, Maxine has lived and worked across the world with BBC, ITN, Sky and GMTV among others covering the major stories of the last 4 decades including the Clinton presidency, the Oklahoma bomb, the siege at Waco Texas, the OJ Simpson trial, the aids epidemic in Thailand, and the assassination of Rajiv Ghandi. She has won numerous awards for her work.
She is best known to UK viewers as an anchor on the BBC News channel, host of Dateline London and the BBC1 weekend lunchtime news presenter.
From Belfast in Northern Ireland, Maxine began her career as a newspaper reporter before moving into broadcasting with the BBC in Belfast. She was one of the few women reporters during the height of the Troubles. She still maintains strong links with Northern Ireland.
A sought after speaker, Maxine frequently delivers keynotes, host events, moderates panels and has given 2 TEDx talks.
Since leaving the BBC in 2017 Maxine has joined the Senior Faculty of the Karolinska Institute University Hospital in Stockholm where she runs the communications programme for senior medics.
She is also a senior level media, presentation and performance trainer.
Professor Dame Jane Dacre DBE, MD, FRCP Professor of Medical Education University College London
Dame Jane is an honorary consultant rheumatologist, at Whittington Health in London and Professor of Medical Education at UCL. She is the immediate past president of the Royal College of Physicians and was also vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Director of UCL Medical School in London, medical director of MRCPUK examination and academic vice president of the RCP.
Dame Jane was a GMC council member, and chaired the GMC education and training Committee (2008-2012) and leads a research programme in medical education focussing on assessment.
She was the clinical lead for the development of the first Clinical Skills Centre in the UK, and was a co-author of the GALS screen, a novel clinical screening examination of the joints.. She has been instrumental in the development, implementation and evaluation of assessment systems in medicine.
Dame Jane won the medicine and healthcare category for the 2012 Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award; was named on the Health service journal’s inaugural list of 50 inspirational women in healthcare in 2013; was named in the science and medicine category for people of influence Debrett’s 500 in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and was named on the Health service journal’s top 100 list from 2014 to 2017.
She is the independent lead for the Department of Health and Social Care review of the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine.
Dame Jane was made a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.
She is married with three children.
Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC Associate Dean of Admissions, College of Medicine The Ohio State University
Dr. Quinn Capers, IV is an interventional cardiologist, medical educator, and Associate Dean for admissions in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His physician peers have voted him one of America’s “Best Doctors” annually from 2009 to 2017.
Serving as Associate Dean for Admissions in the College of Medicine since 2009, Dr. Capers has led the admissions team to achieve the following: 1) A 44% increase in total applications; 2) an increase in women matriculates such that women have outnumbered men in the last four entering classes; 3) an increase in the percentage of underrepresented minority (URM) students in the entering class from 13% to 26%; and 4) an increase in the average MCAT score of the entering class to the 94th percentile. He has published several articles on interventional cardiology procedures, healthcare disparities, and diversity enhancement in medicine. His latest study is the first to document the presence and extent of unconscious racial bias in medical school admissions.
Dr. Capers graduated with honors from Howard University before obtaining his MD from The Ohio State University. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in vascular biology research, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology all at Emory University in Atlanta.
Onye Nnorom, MDCM, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC Associate Program Director, Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program University of Toronto
Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She is the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto, and is the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. As the Black Health Theme Lead, she is tasked with developing educational content for teaching medical students about Black Canadian health, and inequities due to systemic racism. She is also a clinical consultant for the Nicotine Dependence Clinic at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Dr. Nnorom completed her medical degree at McGill University and then completed a Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology) and residency training at the University of Toronto. Being of Nigerian and Trinidadian heritage, she is particularly interested in Black community health and wellness, and racism as a social determinant of health.
Marcia Clark, MD, MSc., Dip. Sport Med., FRCS(C) University of Calgary
Marcia is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and the Chief of Surgery at the South Health Campus Hospital. Her academic interests are in Simulation Based Medical Education (SBME), National and Global Medical Education, and the intersection of Health and Technology.
She is the Medical Director for the Advance Technical Skill Simulation Laboratory (ATSSL) at the University of Calgary. This lab delivers simulation experiences to diverse learners in the health professions. From animal models and task trainers to theatre-based simulation, the ATSSL’s eight staff manage a dynamic learning space promoting learning through SBME.
Nationally, Marcia sits on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Council, whose vision is to be the Global Leader in Medical Education. She is the Vice-Chair of the Surgical Foundations Advisory Committee and a member of the Committee on Specialties. Marcia travels extensively with the Royal College International(RCI) to deliver medical education topics to international faculty. Her most recent trips include China, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Marcia is an Investigator with the Creative Destruction Lab – West: Health stream, mentoring health technology startups in their development. She is also is a Fellow of the Alberta Health Services Design Lab.
Clinically, Marcia is an orthopaedic surgeon with a practice focused on surgical arthritis care and sport medicine. She provides medical care to several athletic teams including Calgary Wolfpack Rugby, the University of Calgary Dinos, International Speed Skating, Formula One Motor Racing (Montreal) and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.
For leisurely pursuits, she has goals that include: being outside in daylight, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking. All activities that get her off concrete.