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Papers and Presentations

Dr. Vit Bubenik, Department of Linguistics, was invited to give a keynote address at the 30th annual meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, on May 2, 2009. His paper was titled Hellenistic Greek in Contact with Latin and Semitic Languages.

Barb Hunt, professor in the Visual Arts Program, Grenfell College, had her work published in Art Textiles of the World: Canada, a book from Telos Art Publishing (Brighton, England), part of a series that profiles artists working across the spectrum of contemporary textile practice. The book was launched in April in Montreal, along with an exhibition Textile Arts in Canada at the Centre for Contemporary Textiles. Professor Hunt’s work was also included in the book Knitting Art published this year by Voyageur Press (Osceda, WI).

Dr. Lynda Younghusband, assistant professor in the Counselling Centre, presented a paper at the Canadian Counselling Association conference in Saskatoon, May 20, 2009. The presentation described Self-help for Depression in Rural communities, a project underway in eight rural communities in NL.

Members of the Faculty of Medicine participated fully in the 2009 Canadian Conference on Medical Education held May 2-6 in Edmonton, Alberta. On May 2, Dr. James Rourke, dean of Medicine, held a reception for Memorial alumni and friends. On May 3 at the First Time Presenters Series, Carolina Escudero and Anne Drover of the Division of Community Health and Humanities presented Does the National Board of Medical Examiners Pediatric Subject Examination Predict Success on the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1? Janet McHugh, admissions officer for the Faculty of Medicine, chaired a business meeting of admissions officers on May 3. On May 4, the workshop Meeting Preceptors’ Educational Needs: The Practice Based Preceptor Program, involved Fran Kirby, Lisa Fleet and Cindy Whitton from Memorial and Dr. Cathi Bradbury from the provincial government. At the workshop Teaching Feedback Skills: A Toolkit for Residents, the following Memorial faculty members were involved: Drs. Natalie Bandrauk, Maria Goodridge, Paul Jeon, Barbara Maddigan, Kim St. John and Cathy Vardy. On May 4 at the meeting for Undergraduate Medical Education, a presentation on Medical Student Exposure to Electronic Medical Records: Is First Year Too Early? was made by Dr. Gerard Farrell, Dr. Maria Mathews and Karen Murphy. Also on May 4, an oral presentation on Cultural Diversity in English Canadian Undergraduate Medical Curricula: Mapping the Response to the new LCME Requirement, was made by Drs. Sylvia Reitmanova and Diana Gustafson of the Division of Community Health and Humanities. On May 5 a workshop on Enhancing Faculty Development Teaching Skills Using an Objective Structured Teaching Exercise included participation by Dr. Cheri Bethune and Elizabeth Ohle of the Standardized Patient Program. A poster session May 5 on Online CME: Does Delivery Format Influence Participants’ Knowledge, Confidence and Satisfaction, was presented by Dr. Vernon Curran, Lisa Fleet and Fran Kirby. Also on May 5 a workshop on Key Principles of Curriculum and Program Evaluation in Medical Education was facilitated by Dr. Vernon Curran, Diana Deacon and Drs. Alan Goodridge, Olga Health and Hubert White. On May 5 a poster session on Analysis of Factors Influencing Retention of Local Medical Graduates in Saskatchewan included participation by Dr. Maria Mathews, Community Health and Humanities. Former Dean of Medicine Dr. Ian Bowmer, executive director of the Medical Council of Canada, chaired the 2009 and 2010 CCME Scientific Planning Committees on May 5. A post-conference education session May 6 on Interprofessional Education in Medicine: Integration, Implications and Outcomes was co-chaired by Dr. Vernon Curran, representing the Canadian Association of Medical Education.