2019 American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) meeting

The 2019 American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) meeting in Columbus, Ohio (April 25-28, 2019) was a tremendous hit that included Schulich Medicine student participation!

North de Pencier, Med2019, presented her paper “Not for Lack of Trying”: Family Histories and Attitudes about Indigenous Health at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, 1969-1996 in a session exploring public health and activism in minority and underserved communities. Her paper prompted questions and curiosity from a predominantly American audience unfamiliar with Canada’s health care interactions with indigenous communities.

The meeting also offered the opportunity for continued networking between Western and Queen’s University medical students. Michael Chen, Meds2018 (Western) and now in residency training at Queen’s University gave a flash talk on A Panel Decision for Every Woman: Therapeutic Abortion Committee at Kingston General Hospital, 1970-1988. Ashna Asim, Meds 2020 (Queen's), also delivered a flash talk on History of Narrative Medicine in Canadian Medical Education: A Survey.


North de Pencier, Meds2019 presenting her medical history work on Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital on Saturday morning of AAHM meeting in Columbus, Ohio.



Ongoing support and interaction among Canadian medical students and faculty enthusiastic and committed to the value of the history of medicine. 

From left to right, Prof Jenna Healy (Queen's), Prof Shelley McKellar (Western), Prof Joel Howell (University of Michigan), Ashna Asim (Queen's Med2020), North de Pencier (Western Med2019), Michael Chen (Western Med2018, Queen's residency), Prof Jackie Duffin (Queen's).