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POLICY TALKS LECTURE - David Walker - ”Canaries and Coal Mines: the ER as ultimate healthcare performance metric"

Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202
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Canaries and Coal Mines – the ER as ultimate healthcare performance metric

Dr. David M.C.Walker, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and School of Policy Studies

Dr. Walker is a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine in the School of Medicine and Professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. He is a member of the Consultant Staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

A career in academic Emergency Medicine at Queen’s and Kingston Health Sciences Centre led to roles as associate, vice-dean and, from 1999-2010, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Director of the Medical School and CEO of the Southeast Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO).

Dr. Walker has been President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Chair of the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine and served government (by order in council) as Chair, Expert Panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control, as inaugural Board Chair of the Ontario Agency for Health Promotion and Protection (Public Health Ontario) and as advisor to Ministers of Health on policy areas concerning Public Health and Aging.

This is a free, public event that will be available to in-person audiences and via Zoom for online viewers. 

Please note that registration will be necessary for people wishing to view via Zoom..  Visit the website for Zoom registration info.

Chris Cornish
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