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The National Club, 303 Bay Street
29 May 2019

Please join us for our Annual Dinner, AGM and presentation of the MLST Award.  

Event Details

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

6:00pm Reception | 6:15pm AGM | 7:00pm Dinner and Speakers

The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto | Black-tie Optional

Guest Speaker: Julia Hanigsberg, President & CEO Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Julia Hanigsberg joined Julia HanigsbergHolland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada’s largest paediatric rehabilitation hospital serving children and youth with disabilities and complex medical needs as its President and CEO in January 2015.

Prior to joining Holland Bloorview Julia spent nine years at Ryerson University, first as the University’s inaugural General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors and then as Vice-President, Administration and Finance. In Julia’s early career she held various positions in the Government of Ontario including Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Counsel and Special Advisor to two Secretaries of Cabinet and Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. Julia has law degrees from McGill University and the Columbia Law School, where she held Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Fulbright Fellowships. She clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada where she met her husband, Lorne Sossin; together they have three children.


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Vantage Venues, 27th Floor, 150 King Street West, Toronto
13 June 2019

MLST Young Practitioners Evening
Anatomy of a CPSO complaint: Perspectives from MDs and Counsel

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Vantage Venues, 150 King Street West, Toronto
5:30 - 8:00pm | Light refreshments will be served

In carrying out their mandate to protect and serve the public interest, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario's (CPSO) investigates complaints made against physicians and conducts disciplinary hearings when physicians may have committed an act of professional misconduct – a process that can be challenging for physicians, and features complexities of which that counsel should be aware. 

This event will feature a panel discussion between experienced lawyers and physicians who are experts in medicolegal issues. An interactive discussion will provide young physicians and young lawyers with information about how CPSO proceedings work, what to expect, and strategies to successfully navigate the process.


Carolyn Silver, Senior Legal Counsel, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Carolyn provides legal advice, prosecutes before the College’s Discipline Committee, and represents the College before other administrative tribunals and the Ontario Courts. She acted as counsel for the College at the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario. She represented Ontario on Canada’s national medical regulatory authority’s (FMRAC’s) working group on telemedicine, and assisted in developing the telemedicine policy for Ontario. Prior to her position at the College, Carolyn was a civil litigator with Goodmans LLP, and served as counsel to the Honorable Mr. Sydney L. Robins on the Robins Review.  She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto and the Advocates Society.


Glynnis P. Burt, Counsel, Toronto Litigation Group, McCarthy Tétrault
Glynnis has had a broad range of litigation experience in the areas of health law, professional negligence, class actions, product liability, pharmaceutical patents and commercial litigation. Her practice currently focusses heavily on health law, principally in the area of administrative and regulatory proceedings. She has had extensive experience in the Superior Court of Ontario, as well as the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Federal Court.  She also has considerable experience before various administrative tribunals. She has acted as a prosecutor before the Ontario College of Nurses and the Ontario College of Psychologists, as well as defence counsel to physicians before The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Glynnis is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society.


Dr. Amir Khoshbin, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Amir specializes in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, including minimally invasive Direct Anterior Hip Arthroplasty (DAA), primary & revision joint replacements, and complex lower extremity trauma.

He attended the University of Toronto for his undergraduate and medical education, and completed his residency at the UofT, where he was part of the Surgeon Scientist Program and received his Master of Science in clinical epidemiology. After residency, Amir completed an Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) fellowship in Trauma at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Thereafter, he completed a second fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Amir joined St. Michael’s Hospital as an attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.


Dr. Howard Berger, Head Maternal Fetal Medicine, Deputy Chief Obstetrics, St. Michael's Hospital, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto

Howard completed medical School and Obstetric and Gynecology residency in Israel. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

In 2006 Dr. Berger joined the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Michael’s Hospital, and leads the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Ultrasound. Dr. Berger is director of the Advanced High Risk Obstetric Fellowship Program at St Michael's Hospital.

He is an associate professor in the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, adjunct staff at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and is cross appointed at the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation.


Research interests include diabetes in pregnancy, prenatal ultrasound and obesity.

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MLST Young Practitioners Event Committee / Co-Chairs

  • Rozmin Mediratta, Wise Health Law
  • Valérie Lord, Howie, Sacks and Henry
  • Dr. Vincent Spilchuk, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital