THE GALA

Hungry for Change Gala is back! Join us for a formal evening of cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and global health education with the theme of “Health and Migration”. Proceeds from this year’s ticket sales help support Schulich medical students as they travel on global health electives as well as the chosen charities for the 2019 gala. More information about the charities can be found here.

MONDAY APRIL 15TH, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
GREEN LEAF CAFÉ
ROOM 3340, SOMERVILLE HOUSE, WESTERN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Free parking can be found in lot X & K after 4PM and lot W after 7PM.
Click here for more information about parking and to access the Western parking map.
Silent auction items include Toronto Notes and more!
Ticket purchasing for this year’s gala are now open! Click here for more information.

This Year’s Speakers:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Cherniak, MD, MPH

William Cherniak is a Family and Emergency physician with global public health training. He is the executive director, board chair and a co-founder of Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, a humanitarian organization that partners with local organizations in low resource settings to provide medical/dental care, education and infrastructure. Based on this work, Bill has had research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, Academic Medicine, PLOS ONE and given numerous speeches in Europe and North America on global health and development.

Bill is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, a Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, and has consulted for the U.S. Federal Government’s Center for Global Health in the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health. He completed a Master in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian assistance, while a Sommer Scholar with a full-scholarship.

 

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Mike Silverman, MDFRCPFACPAAHIVMed

Dr. Silverman received his medical degree and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. He carried out his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and an HIV post-doctoral fellowship (1991-2) at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He established the Positive Care Clinic in Whitby, Ontario (the regional HIV/Hepatitis clinic) and the Durham Regional Tuberculosis Clinic in Ajax. He has extensive experience conducting research and doing Humanitarian medical relief in developing countries including Guyana, South America; Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Thailand. He is currently Chair of Infectious Diseases Division, Western University; Chief of Infectious Diseases for LHSC and SJHC, Medical Director of the HIV Clinic, St Joseph’s Hospital, London; Co-Director of Infection Control, London Health Sciences Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital; POEM Scientist in the Department of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Western University, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.

He is an Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, London, and his research interests include Fecal Microbial transplantation for C.difficile and for metabolic syndrome; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in developing countries and Prevention of Inappropriate Antibiotic use in community outpatient practice. Dr. Silverman is a pioneer in the field of Fecal Microbial Transplantation for treatment of Clostridium difficile. He was one of the first to perform the procedure in North America. He was recently (2015) awarded a grant ($116,000) by AMOSO for Fecal Microbial Transplantation in the Metabolic Syndrome. He holds ICES Grant (2015) on Prevention of Antibiotic overprescribing in community practice.

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Sasan Hosseini-Moghaddam, MDFRCP

Dr. Hosseini-Moghaddam is a fellow in Infectious Diseases. He is a member of our chosen charity, Bridge to Health, with which he has done extensive work in Uganda earlier this year. He was also present in the Congo during the Ebola crisis and was instrumental in helping to prevent its spread.