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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 - free for all CFD Members.

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Magritte, Symbolism and AI: Challenging Human Understanding

Don't miss our Annual Member event - we'll have networking, refreshments, gifts,  a keynote from Ivan Silver, and a chance to celebrate program graduates! 

The event will take place in person at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at 209 Victoria St., in room 240.

Our event schedule is as follows:

1:30-2:30pm - Registration & Networking Reception

  • 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

2:30-3:30pm - 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.

3:30-4:00pm - Congratulating 2024 Program Graduates


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.

Additional Info

Please note that this event is exclusive to CFD Members. If you are not a Member for the 2023-2024 Academic Year please register here before registering for this event.

Event Details

  • June 20, 2024
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Start date: Jun 20
    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Location: Toronto
    • Free
    Additional Info:
    Member Event, loc_In person

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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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