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McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series

McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program

The McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series started in January 2012. It includes presentations of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. This translational seminar series is designed to help increase the understanding of how advances in biology can be applied to human disease. It is directed towards undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers, medical students and clinicians. It is open for the public. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by McMaster clinicians and researchers. These seminars are accredited for CME.

In 2013, we started an undergraduate course (HTS 4DM3) in Knowledge Translation and Communication that is associated with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series.

[Learn more about the HTS 4DM3 course]

* Pre-registration is not required for seminars and graduate student talks below.

Upcoming Seminar: Academic year 2018-2019

Determination of death by neurological criteria: A modern critical care and social complexity


Monday, February 25, 2019


4:15 pm to 5:15 pm




Dr. Andrew Healey, associate clinical professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer - Donation, Trillium Gift of Life Network; medical director, critical care, William Osler Health Services

Dr. Paula Chidwick, director, research and corporate ethics, William Osler Health System; founding director, Osler’s Ethics Quality Improvement Lab

Learning Objectives:

  • Determination of death by neurological criteria
  • Defining death in the modern critical care unit
  • Experience of the family and the team
  • Approaches to challenges to the determination of death by neurological criteria

Contact Information:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Cathy Stampfli
Phone: 905-521-2100 Ext. 73115