THE RISE OF THE TV DOCTOR: Tips, Tricks and Feedback from the new faces of Canadian healthcare

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Date(s) - June 3, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Conference Session #6
THE RISE OF THE TV DOCTOR: Tips, Tricks and Feedback from the new faces of Canadian healthcare

They have become some of the best known faces of the pandemic. Outspoken, passionate, and often willing to ruffle feathers. How do these doctors feel about their role in journalism, what do they think works and doesn’t work when it comes to stopping the spread of misinformation, and what advice do they have for us in our role as journalists in a pandemic.

Format: Panel discussion, Q&A

Moderator: Gurdeep Ahluwalia, CP24

Panel: Dr. Ruchi Murthy, Infectious Diseases Specialist Queensway, Carleton Hospital, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Diseases Physician and Scientist, Dr. Naheed Dosani, Palliative Care Physician and Health Justice Advocate.

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Gurdeep Ahluwalia is an award-winning TV personality and journalist, host of Toronto’s number one morning show, CP24 Breakfast. He was born and raised in Toronto, is a die-hard Leafs fan, proud uncle and loving doggo dad. 

Dr. Ruchi Murthy is an Infectious Diseases Physician practising at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Murthy has had a unique experience during the pandemic so far as a pregnant patient, new mother and practicing physician delivering inpatient care. She has been keen to help share information with a special interest in pregnancy and Covid-19.  

Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine, and is an Infectious Diseases consultant and General Internist at the Toronto General Hospital, with a focus on tropical diseases, HIV, and general infectious diseases. Dr. Bogoch divides his clinical and research time between Toronto and several countries in Africa and Asia. 

As a palliative care physician and health justice activist, Dr. Naheed Dosani is dedicated to advancing equitable access to health care for people experiencing homelessness and marginalization. These efforts include founding Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) and serving as Medical Director for a regional COVID-19 Isolation/Housing Program in Toronto.