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Events - 2011

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July 27, 2011 - Ministry of the Attorney General Legal Services Division 2011 Summer School - Dr. Vincent Lam delivers a Plenary Session - "Doing the right thing: Adventures in Ethics with Dr. Vincent Lam" - McMaster University, 3:50 PM, By Invitation

June 17 - NDP 2011 National Convention - Vincent Lam Delivers a Special Address, "Who Was Tommy Douglas?" on the occasion of the NDP's 50th Anniversary, with an introduction by Alexa McDonough. 6:00 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre - an exclusive event for NDP Convention Delegates.

June 16 - 'Ehealth Summit 2011' "Why We Need Stories in an Information Age" - Vincent Lam delivers a Keynote Address. 8:45 AM, The Rosseau Resort and Spa, Lake Rosseau, Ontario, by invitation.

June 5 - 'Books and Brunch - Ben McNally' - Erik Larson, Elizabeth Hay, Susie Moloney, and Vincent Lam. 10:00 AM - King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. East, Toronto, ON

May 19 - Waterloo - 'Extraordinary Canadians' Vincent Lam, on stage with Charlie Foran, presenting Tommy Douglas and Maurice Richard, Waterloo Region History Museum, 10 Huron Road, Waterloo, Ontario, 730 PM, Short presentations followed by Q&A. Admission $10, or FREE with pre-purchase of either book from Wordsworth Books. More information at Wordsworth Books

April 14 - Toronto - 'Extraordinary Canadians' Vincent Lam, on stage with Charlie Foran, Andre Pratte, moderated by John Ralston Saul as part of the Extraordinary Canadians Biography Series, Signy and Cleophee Eaton Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum, Corner of University and Bloor, Toronto, Canada, 7 - 830 PM, $18 public, $15 member, Royal Ontario Museum Events

April 13 - Ottawa - 'Extraordinary Canadians' Vincent Lam, on stage with Charlie Foran, Mark Kingwell, Andre Pratte, moderated by John Ralston Saul as part of the Extraordinary Canadians Biography Series, 1074 Bank St., Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, Canada, 7 PM, FREE for Festival Members, or $20 student, $15 senior, Ottawa Writers Festival

April 8 - Seattle - Bioethics - Rabinowitz Symposium , presented by Hilde Lindemann, Cheryl Mattingly, and Vincent Lam. Vincent Lam discusses the question: "Narrative Medicine - Who Needs Stories in an Age of Evidence?" UW South Campus Center, Room 316, 10AM-5PM, FREE, although registration required Rabinowitz Symposium

March 30 - Montreal - 'Extraordinary Canadians' - Vincent Lam, on stage with Charlie Foran, Andre Pratte, moderated by Joel Yanofsky as part of the Extraordinary Canadians Biography Series - 3420 Rue McTavish, McGill University Bookstore, 3rd Floor, 6 PM, Admission FREE - Mcgill Bookstore

Taiwan events canceled:  In light of the instability regarding the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, Japan, Vincent has elected to cut short his Asian travels and return home to Toronto. He sends his regrets and apologies to event organizers and those who planned to attend. He also communicates his deepest sympathies for those affected by both the tsunami and the nuclear incident.

March 22 - Taipei - A Presentation of Contemporary Canadian Literature - Vincent Lam speaks at the Taipei American School, 115-240 PM - private event - canceled

March 22 - Taipei - Vincent Lam delivers Grand Rounds on 'The Role of Narrative in Emergency Medicine' to the Department of Emergency Medicine at National Taiwan University 8 AM  - canceled

March 21 - Taipei - Vincent Lam lectures on 'Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures' at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures - National Taiwan University,  530 PM - canceled

March 21 - Taipei - Panel Discussion at the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University. Vincent Lam will discuss the ways in which writing influences his life, and his practice as a physician, Renai Rd. No. 1, Section 1 Medical Humanities Museum - Cafe - 330-5 PM - canceled

March 21 - Taipei - Luncheon With Canadian Society of Taiwan - Just In Bistro, please contact Canadian Trade Office in Taipei for details. - private event - canceled

March 20 - Taipei - Forum with Medical Educators for Humanities - MacKay room, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei. This is an event of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, 1130 AM to 5 PM - canceled

March 19  - Taipei - TED Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Vincent Lam Speaks at  TED Taipei, on the contribution of Narrative Medicine to addressing health care challenges in the 21st Century. TedXMonga at Nangang Exhibition Centre, attendance by invitation - Vincent's appearance canceled, though event ongoing
 
March 17 - Central Library, Hong Kong, China, In Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures,  Hear Vincent Lam, emergency physician in Toronto, talk about his Scotiabank Giller-Prize winning book and the link between storywriting and medicine. Dr. Lam's appearance is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $20.1 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada. Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 20,1 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans les lettres et l'édition à travers le Canada.  Activity Room, Central Library 730 - 830 PM Ticket Price $130

March 17 - Hong Kong University Medical School, Hong Kong, China - "In conversation with Dr Vincent Lam"  Dr Lam's participation in this event is courtesy of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and is supported by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Development Fund in Medical Humanities,  Seminar Room 5, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, 1245 - 145 PM

March 15 - Kee Club, Hong Kong, China, What has prompted two medical doctors to write? Is it a labour of love? A way to express themselves or to de-stress perhaps? Tony Mok, a practising oncologist, Professor in the Department of Clinical Oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and TV host, talks to Vincent Lam, emergency physician in Toronto whose debut book has been adapted into a television series for HBO Canada. Sharing links beyond medicine, this session also takes a look at their TV experience. Ticket price includes lunch. Dr. Lam's apprearance is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $20.1 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada. Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 20,1 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans les lettres et l'édition à travers le Canada. 1200 - 130 PM, Ticket Price $400 Hong Kong International Literary Festival

March 13 - Shanghai International Literary Festival, Shanghai, China - Physician and Author Dr. Vincent Lam presents his award-winning book, 'Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures' Glamour Bar 6/F, No. 5 The Bund, Shanghai International Literary Festival, an event supported by the Canadian Consulate of Shanghai, 5 PM

March 11 - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China - Presentation on 'Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures' as a quintessentially Canadian book, Dr. Lam's integrated career and a physician and writer, and narrative as the core of medicine and literature - a joint event of the Canadian Consulate in Shanghai, and the Zhejian University, 3 PM

March 10 - Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China - Presentation on 'Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures' as a quintessentially Canadian book, Dr. Lam's integrated career and a physician and writer, and narrative as the core of medicine and literature - a joint event of the Canadian Consulate in Shanghai, and the Nanjing University of Economics & Finance, 2 PM

March 9 - Fudan University, Shanghai, China -  Presentation on 'Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures' as a quintessentially Canadian book, Dr. Lam's integrated career and a physician and writer, and narrative as the core of medicine and literature - a joint event of the Canadian Consulate in Shanghai, and the Fudan University, 10 AM 

Feb 3 - London - 'Your Three Keys to Success in Medical Training - Vincent Lam gives a guest lecture at the University of Western Ontario, hosted by the University of Western Ontario Pre-Medical Society

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