Sunday, October 23, 2016: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Marine, Lobby Level (Westin Bayshore Vancouver)

The Women of SMDM Educational Event is pleased to have Dr. Sharon Straus join us to talk about mentoring across the career span. Dr. Straus is the author of the book “Mentoring in Academic Medicine”. Her book, and this event, focuses on providing evidence-based guidance for establishing and maintaining successful mentoring relationships for both mentees and mentors. After Dr. Straus provides us with some important information, we will engage in exercises and discussion on the topic. Please join us for desserts, networking, and learning.

This session is sponsored by the Stahl Family Foundation - In Honor of Dr. Eva Bamberger Stahl and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


Angela Fagerlin, PhD
University of Utah / Salt Lake City VA
Professor and Chair Population Health Sciences/Research Scientist

Angie Fagerlin, PhD, trained as a cognitive psychologist and is currently a Professor at the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah. She is also a research scientist at the Salt Lake City VA. Her research focuses on testing risk communication strategies and on the development and testing of decision aids. She has published well over 100 articles and has been funded by NIH, NCI, NSF, the VA, PCORI and the European Union.

Sharon E. Straus, MD, MSc, FRCPC
St. Michaelís Hospital
Deputy Physician-In-Chief, Director of the Knowledge Translation Program

Dr. Straus is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and more than $30 million in peer reviewed research grants as a principal investigator. She has >300 publications, and has supervised >25 graduate students from different disciplines including clinical epidemiology, health informatics and human factors engineering. She is co-PI of KT Canada, a CIHR and CFI funded national, Clinical Research Initiative, PI of KT Canada’s CIHR-funded Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research and PI of a network meta-analysis team grant for the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network. She is Division Director of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director of the KT Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s. She has authored three books. Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach it is in its fourth edition, and has been published in 9 languages; Knowledge Translation in Health Care, is now in its second edition; and the first edition of Mentorship in Academic Medicine.