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Magritte and the “Art” of Health Professions Education

Magritte and the “Art” of Health Professions Education

Join us for our annual Members Event that is free for all CFD Members.

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Join us in in the Li Ka Shing Auditorium

209 Victoria St., 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON


In-person Membership Event includes the following:

2:30-3:00pm - Networking Reception 

  • Registration will occur during this time
  • Light refreshments will be served while you network with fellow CFD Members 
  • Members will be given a special gift as an expression of our thanks for being a part of our CFD Member Community

3:00-4:00pm - Magritte and the “Art” of Health Professions Education -  Keynote by Ivan Silver

"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible." - René Magritte

René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist, famous for his impressions of familiar objects in unfamiliar, unexpected contexts. Magritte thought of himself as a poet who expressed his words and discourse through visual images, which is depicted by the endless interpretations of his paintings.

In this keynote, Ivan Silver will connect art and healthcare through storytelling, explaining how understanding the messages in Magritte's artwork can help us understand the continuing evolution of health professions education. Join us for what will be a unique and thought provoking journey in challenging what we think about health professions education.

4:00-4:30pm - Celebrating our 2024 Program graduates

Additional Info

Would you like to attend this event but you are not a CFD Member yet?

Find out more about CFD Membership and register here!


Ivan Silver headshot

Ivan Silver is a former vice president of Education at CAMH and a recently retired geriatric psychiatrist. Prior to this he was the inaugural director of the Centre for Faculty Development (2002-2009) and the Vice-Dean of CPD (2005-2011) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

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Centre for Faculty Development
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare
Education Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor

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30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8


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