Common Voices Lecture Series with Dr. Brian Goldman

Common Voices Lecture Series with Dr. Brian Goldman

Each year the TRU Students’ Union hosts the Common Voices Lecture Series, bringing a world class lecturer to campus. This year’s lecture features Dr. Brian Goldman, one of the North America’s most trusted voices in medicine and host of the popular CBC Radio Show “White Coat, Black Art”.

Will Someone Please Invent an App for That?

Are we on the verge of healthcare revolution? Can we improve access to healthcare using smartphones? Is healthcare prime for disruptive innovation?

Join Dr. Goldman as he makes the case that healthcare both needs and is ready for a big disruptive shake-up.

Twenty-first-century healthcare is advanced and cutting edge. At the same time, health computing and information technology can be called primitive and user-unfriendly.

Using the hackathon approach, Dr. Goldman will show how even the most technophobe doctors and nurses can team up with up-and-coming software engineers to invent cutting-edge medical apps and will share stories of apps that are making things better for health professionals and patients alike.

About Dr. Brian Goldman:

Dr. Goldman is one of those rare individuals with great success in not one but several adrenaline-pumping careers. He is a highly regarded emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. A veteran medical broadcaster, he is also the host of the CBC’s award-winning radio show “White Coat, Black Art”, where he takes listeners behind the scenes of hospitals and doctor’s offices.

His inspiring yet bracingly honest TEDx talk about medical errors—which has been viewed on the Internet almost one million times—has cemented his reputation as one of his generation’s keenest observers of the culture of modern medicine.

Dr. Goldman is the bestselling author of the book The Night Shift: Real Life in the ER, and The Secret Language of Doctors.

In his latest book – The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life – Dr. Goldman searches for his own capacity for caring around the world, through his own brain circuitry and inside his heart.

Find out more about Dr. Brian Goldman.

How to Get Tickets:

The event is free to attend, but seating is limited and tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building starting at 8:00AM on January 9, 2019. There is a limit of two tickets per person. The lecture will start at 7:00PM in the TRU Grand Hall, doors will open at 6:00PM.


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Grand Hall
1055 University Drive


Feb 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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