2001 Meeting

Past Programs List

2001 Summary of the Presentations

Future Mortality: An Actuarial PerspectiveRobert Tiessen, FSA
Senior Vice President, Risk Management, Swiss Re Life & Health (Toronto)
Ken Brown Memorial Lecture:
Predicting Future Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease
Ross MacKenzie, MD, FACC, FRCP(C)
Vice President & Chief Medical Director, Sun Life Financial (Toronto) Cardiologist, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Division
Therapeutic Vaccines for CancerNeil Berinstein, MD, FRCP(C)
Director, Advanced Therapeutics Program,
Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre,
Sunnybrook & Women’s College health sciences centre
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Oncology Program Director, Cancer, Aventis Pasteur
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Impact of Infectious Disease on Future MortalityJan Von Overbeck, MD, FMH, MSc
Head of Medical Services, Swiss Re Life & Health (Zurich)
Implications of Genetic Testing on HemochromatosisPaul Adams, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterologist, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario
Breast ImagingTerry Minuk, MD, FRCP(C)
Radiologist, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Associate Professor of Radiology, McMaster University
New Treatments to Alter Prognosis in Breast CancerMaureen E. Trudeau, MD, FRCP(C)
Head, Systemic Therapy Program, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer CentreHead, Division of Medical Oncology/Hematology, Sunnybrook  & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Prostate ImagingAnts Toi, MD, FRCP(C)
Radiologist, University Health Network and Princess Margaret Hospital
Associate Professor, Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Toronto
Prevention of Prostate Cancer & Impact of PSA Testing on Future MortalityLaurence Klotz, MD, FRCS(C)
Chief, Division of Urology, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
Tuesday, April 24th 
Type 2 Diabetes – What the Future HoldsBernard Zinman, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
Head, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Mount Sinai Hospital & University Health Network
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes MSH
Advances in the TreatmentMark Cattral, MSc, MD, FRCS(C)
Surgeon, The Toronto Hospital
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk from Pulse PressureRichard Ogilvie, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
The Toronto Western Hospital
Professor, University of Toronto
New Advances in the Treatment and Understanding of Hepatitis
B & C
Morris Sherman, MD, FCP(SA), PhD, FRCP(C)
Gastroenterologist, The Toronto Hospital, General Division
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Insurance Medicine: An UpdateFran├žois Sestier, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Blue Cross Quebec
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Montreal
New Preventative and Treatment Strategies in DementiaPeter St. George-Hyslop, MD, FRCP(C)
Director, Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor, University of Toronto
Predicting Future Mortality in the ElderlyKevin Somerville, DM, FRACP, FRCP
Divisional Medical Consultant, Swiss Re Life & Health (London)
New Advances in Our Understanding and Treatment of Parkinson’s DiseaseJanis Miyasaki, MD, FRCPC
Director, Clinical Services and Education, Division of Neurology, University Health Network & Mount Sinai Hospital and Associate Clinical Director
Cognitive Disorders in the ElderlyRon Keren, MD, FRCP(C)
Clinical Director, University Health Network & Whitby Mental Health Centre Memory Clinics
Wednesday, April 25th 
An Evidence Based Approach to Predicting Future Diabetes MortalityAnthony F. Milano, MD, MPH
Reinsurance Medical Director & Vice President
Business Men’s Assurance Company of America
Morbidity and Mortality from Sleep DisordersJeffrey Lipsitz, MD
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Centre of Metropolitan Toronto
and Sleep Disorders Centres in Barrie, Essex County, North Bay,
Peel & York Regions, Ottawa, Owen Sound & Sault Ste. Marie
Ethical Trends in Genomics and BiotechnologyAbdallah S. Daar, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCS
Director, Program in Applied Ethics and Biotechnology, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Professor, Public Health Sciences and Surgery, University of Toronto
Exciting Developments in Rheumatic TherapyPhilip A. Baer, MDCM, FRCP(C), FACR
Rheumatologist, Rouge Valley Health System, Toronto
Medical Director, Transamerica Life Canada
Medical Director, Canadian Premier Life
Medical Consultant, Norwich Union Life
The Role of the Medical Director in the Changing Life Insurance IndustryKaren Orozco, FLMI
Vice President, Underwriting, Swiss Re Life & Health (Toronto)Sheldon Elman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Medisys Health Group Inc.