Key Note Speaker – Dr. Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP
Dr. Brian Goldman is one of those rare individuals with great success in more than one high-pressure field. For more than twenty years, he’s been a highly regarded emergency physician at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. He’s also parlayed his medical expertise into an award-winning career in medical journalism.
Millions of Canadians know Brian as CBC Radio One’s ‘house doctor,’ serving up information and advice on matters medical to twenty afternoon shows across the country. In addition, he created and will host the radio program, White Coat, Black Art. Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors’ offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies. It’s a biting, original and provocative show that will demystify the world of medicine. He explores the tension between hope and reality: between what patients want, and what doctors can deliver. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals will explain how the system works, and why, with a refreshing and unprecedented level of honesty.
Goldman was health reporter for The National, CBC Television’s flagship news program, and for CBC TV’s The Health Show. He served as Senior Production Executive during the launch year of Discovery Health Channel, Canada’s only 24-hour channel devoted to health programming.
Goldman released his first book in September 2010, The Night Shift - Real Life in the Heart of the ER, published by HarperCollins. He attempts to show you hour by hour what happens in the ER during a typical night shift, and to pull back the curtain to reveal the culture of emergency medicine.
Marlene Smadu RN, BScN, MAdEd, EdD
Barbara L. Mildon, RN, PhD, CHE, CCHNC(C )
Michelle Cederberg, MKin, BA Psyc, CEP, Co-Active Coach