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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
WELCOME CEREMONY AND AFMC-AMS J.WENDELL MACLEOD MEMORIAL LECTURE
4:00PM – 5:30PM
Hilton Hotel, First floor, Palais, Kent, and Saint-Louis Rooms
DR. DAVE WILLIAMS, President and CEO, Southlake Regional Health Centre
Dave Williams is one of the most accomplished astronauts ever to participate in
the NASA space program. He has two space shuttle missions under his belt and
also holds the Canadian record for spacewalks. He is also one of the very few
people who has lived both in space and underwater.
Williams was born on May 16, 1954, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and was
raised in Montréal, Québec. His post-secondary studies at McGill University
focused on medicine, leading to a bachelor of science in biology, a master of
science in physiology, a doctorate of medicine, and a master of surgery. He did
his residency at the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto before
joining the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as an emergency
room doctor in 1988. He also lectured in the department of surgery at the
University of Toronto.
From 1989 to 1990, Williams was an emergency room doctor with Emergency
Associates of Kitchener-Waterloo and was also the medical director of the
Westmount Urgent Care Clinic. He later became director of emergency services
at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an assistant professor of surgery at
the University of Toronto.
Williams fulfilled a boyhood dream when he was one of four people selected for the Canadian Astronaut Program in
1992, and a year later was appointed manager of the Missions and Space Medicine Group for the program. In 1995,
he started a one-year training and evaluation program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. After
completing his training, he was assigned to the Payloads and Habitability Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office.
In 1998, Williams became the seventh Canadian in space when he flew as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle
Columbia. The Neurolab mission performed experiments on the effects of micro-gravity on the brain and the nervous
Following the mission, Williams was appointed director of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate at the Johnson Space
Center, becoming the first non-American to hold a senior management position at NASA. He remained in that role for
Williams added aquanaut to his resumé in 2001 when he participated in the NEEMO 1 mission, a training exercise held
in Aquarius, an underwater research habitat in Key Largo, Florida. The laboratory allows astronauts to train for the
International Space Station and also to test technologies before they are used in space. Five years later, he was the crew
commander of the NEEMO 9 mission, which assessed methods of delivering medical care to a remote location, much
like it would be done during a long space flight.
He returned to space in August 2007 as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Williams set a
Canadian record when he performed three spacewalks on the mission, which focused more on construction than
experiments. The astronauts delivered and installed a truss segment on the International Space Station and also
installed a new gyroscope for steering and steadying the station.
CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL EDUCATION 2013
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Friday April 19
Saturday April 20
Welcoming Ceremony and AFMC AMS J. Wendell Macleod Memorial Lecture
Medical Education and Patient Safety: A Patient-Doctor Dialogue
Sunday April 21
Educational Innovation Symposium – Teaching Patient Safety – A Call to Action
Education Research Symposium – Assessing Clinical Teachers’ Professional Behaviours
Transforming Our System: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?
Monday April 22
Tuesday April 23
No More Lonely Heroes: Learner Wellness Through Collaboration
AFMC – Awards Reception and Presidential Address
CAME – Awards Luncheon and AGM, Certificate of Merit Awards
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