Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (P.A.L.M) Grand Rounds 2021/22 Schedule

Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021



After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the departmental PALM Grand Rounds will restart on Sep 9, 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year with yet another exciting agenda of presentations on a wide range of topics. Please refer to the attached schedule.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (P.A.L.M) Grand Rounds 2021/22 Schedule
Date Speaker Title Discipline General Meeting Chair

Virtual Link

Sep 14, 2021 Dr. Antonio Giulivi Policies and Guidelines for Research Hempath   OAN  
Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Anton Small

Dr. Alfredo Walker

Infectious Diseases: A Re-emerging threat Forensic   VC  
Oct 12, 2021 Dr. Christopher Milroy Forensic Medicine in 18th and 19th Century Britain Forensic   VC  
Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Julie Shaw

Jennifer Smith

Point of Care Testing for COVID-19 Biochem   CMcC  
Nov 9, 2021 Melanie Tokessy Impact of COVID-19 on the Transfusion Medicine Lab Transfusion Med      
Nov 23, 2021 David Courtman TBD OHRI   AP  
Dec 7, 2021 Rashmi Kothary Therapeutics for Spinal Muscular Atrophy-is the disease cured? OHRI   MH  
Dec 21, 2021 Dr. Chris McCudden Artificial Intelligence in the Clinical Laboratory: From Hype to Reality Biochem   MH  
Jan 11, 2022 Dr. Michael Cheng The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Children, Youth & Families, and the Strategies for Parents/Caregivers



Jan 25, 2022

Mr Rajiv-A Briglal

Ms Ann Marie Ming Hon 
Dr Alfredo E Walker

The Caribbean Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Student Initiative: Responding to a Need Medical Education   AW  
Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Moretti

Dr. El Demellawy

Perinatal and neonatal cases MFM and CHEO AP   DED  
Feb 22, 2022 Clare Booth TBD IHC   ENN  
Mar 8, 2022

Dr. Sharon Straus

Unity Health, Toronto

Mentorship in Medicine N/A   OAN  
Mar 22, 2022 Jeffrey Dale The Business of EORLA ALL   LD  
Apr 5, 2022 Dr. Edward McCarthy Bone Pathology JHMI   DED  
Apr 19, 2022

Research Day Guest


TBD N/A   Dr. Busca/DED  
May 3, 2022 Dr. Ewebrena Simpson Diversity in Medicine Diversity Vice Dean   LD  
May 17, 2022

Dr. Jacqueline Parai

Dr. Christopher McCudden

Academic Promotion: The Long and Winding Road Forensic & Biochem   ENN  
June 7, 2022 Linnea Duke Affairs of the Heart Cardiovascular Pathology   NS  

This event is an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the CMLTO. Certificates will be issues to individual participants at the end of the year based on registration of their attendance through completion of Survey Monkey evaluations.


Committee Chairperson: Dr Dina ElDemellawy ; Dr Alfredo E Walker (   PGR Meeting CME Secretary: Dr Charis Kepron (  PGR Meeting Administrators:  Nikki Lister ( Rachael Armstrong ( Aleksandra Tasovac (

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