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Finding Balance: Dr. Marla Shapiro presents at the eighth annual Carl Moore Lecture March 29th

by Amanda Jerome

Published: March 17, 2005
Dr. Marla Shapiro, family physician and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto

Dr. Marla Shapiro, will share her experiences and expertise on the topic of "Finding Balance" at the eighth annual Carl Moore Lecture in Primary Care, on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 at Liuna Station in Hamilton.

Date: March 29, 2006
5:00 pm
Liuna Station
905-521-2100 ext. 76195

Dr. Shapiro draws from her life experiences as a woman who has been juggling her roles as a family doctor running a full time practice, an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, a host for her international television show "Balance" airing in Canada, Korea, and Israel, a new columnist for the Globe and Mail, the medical consultant for CTV, Canada AM, and Newsnet, as well as a wife, mother of three, daughter, sister, and friend. In addition to these experiences she shares her experiences from a patient’s perspective.

Dr. Marla Shapiro states in her outline that "it is clear that unless we can balance our work and family we are cheating our patients, our family and most importantly, ourselves."

Dr. Shapiro’s lecture will provide evidence and information about the effects of stress, as well as offer inspiration and practical tools to empower you to define and live balanced lives today and forever. In addition, Marla will address the art and science behind family physician’s decision-making, which leads to understanding and overcoming the challenges they face in their journey to find balance.

This annual lecture series is held to honour Dr. Carl Moore who was Chair for McMaster’s Department of Family Medicine from 1975 to 1985 and a leader in innovation in primary care throughout his career. Dr. Moore was in the forefront of innovation in primary care service, education, research, and policy development. He was a leader at all levels, international, national, and provincial, but always maintained a local focus. This annual event brings timely and provocative topics with local, national, and international significance to a forum that welcomes the McMaster, Hamilton, and wider community to better understand and respond to issues in Primary Care. The Carl Moore lecturers provide inspiration for us to reflect on complex issues, create new curriculum, initiate academic work, and engage with others to further the development of primary care.

The Department of Family Medicine is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to ensure that the lectureship will continue in perpetuity as an occasion for world-class speakers to provide a global perspective on the development of our discipline.

The lecture takes place at Liuna Station’s Grand Central Ballroom, on James Street South. Admission and parking are free of charge. This event is open to the public and is a topic that is suited for people of all ages and professions.

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