March 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Residents, fellows, faculty from all programs and specialties plus the GHEI and PGME global health community are invited to attend the inaugural Global Medicine Journal Club for a discussion of the Lancet December 2015 article: Regional contributions of six preventable risk factors to achieving the 25 × 25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study.

Discussion lead: Dr. Emilie Chan, PGY7, Research in Kidney Transplantation (Nephrology)
Moderator: Dr. Eugenia Piliotis, Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology/Hematology, University of Toronto

Event Details

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Refreshments: Light dinner available from 5:30pm.
Location: 6th Floor Boardroom, 500 University Avenue (W. side of University just N. of Dundas)
RSVP: Please visit the Global Medicine Journal Club Eventbrite page.


  • Overview the epidemiology and risk factors of non-communicable diseases, which account for 20-30% of mortality worldwide
  • Define barriers to the WHO’s 25 x 25 mortality target
  • Discuss potential interventions, including potential elective projects

The Global Medicine Journal Club is a new initiative led by Dr. Emilie Chan, University of Toronto Department of Medicine in collaboration with Postgraduate Medical Education. The Journal Club aims to engage medical residents, fellows, faculty, the PGME global health community plus all interested in global health for discussion of medical (and medical subspecialty) issues within a global context and provide a supportive environment for all.

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