PGME Global Health Journal Club

February 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Details for the PGME Global Health Journal Club are as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • 6pm – 8pm. Light dinner will be available
  • Boardroom B, 6th Floor, 500 University Avenue (W. side of University just N. of Dundas)
  • GHEI participants will receive session credit
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Discussion of the New England Journal of Medicine article on:
“Randomized Trial of Benznidazole for Chronic Chagas’ Cardiomyopathy”

Discussion leads:

  • Thomas Fear, Internal Medicine PGY3
  • Aidan Findlater, Internal Medicine PGY3
  • Hourmazd Haghbayan, Internal Medicine PGY3
  • Samantha Liauw, Internal Medicine PGY3

Moderator: Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; PGME Global Health Lead, Medicine

Dr. Bogoch completed medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Toronto. He then pursued an infectious diseases fellowship through the Harvard Partners program, and an HIV fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a Masters degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Memorial Institute and the Instituto de Medicina Tropical in Lima, Peru.


  • Overview the epidemiology and outcomes of Chagas Cardiomyopathy in South America
  • Discuss special considerations for conducting randomized controlled trials in the developing world
  • Discuss how RCTs can inform treatment guidelines on a global stage

Special thanks to Dr. Emilie Chan for her initiative in leading the inaugural PGME Global Health Journal Club; led by PGME Global Health Education Initiative and University of Toronto Department of Medicine. This club aims to engage current and graduate GHEI participants with the PGME global health community in discussion of global issues and provide a supportive environment for all from across all programs and specialties.

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