Upcoming Activities

My Disease Will Never Define Me

June 18

This 2 hour interactive session will allow students to explore the impact of empathy on the patient experience. Hear a real story from a patient partner.


Open to senior level students.

Interprofessional Literary Reflections - My Leaky Body:Tales from the Gurney

June 23

Please ensure you read the book prior to attending this activity!

Book Discussion:My Leaky Body: Tales from the Gurney, byJulie Devaney 

Her weakest moment spawned a crusade for change. Julie Devaney takes on a journey through the health care system as she is diagnosed and treated for ulcerative colitis. In and out of emergency rooms in Vancouver and Toronto, she's poked, prodded, and abandoned to a closet at one point, bearing the helplessness and indignities of a system that seems hell-bent on victimizing the sick.

Raw, harrowing, and darkly funny, My Leaky Body argues convincingly for fixes to the system and better training for all medical personnel. As she recovers, she sets out to do just that: setting up a gurney on stage at workshops and conferences across the country to teach Bedside Manners 101 and to advocate for repairs to the system.

Part memoir, part love story, part revolutionary manifesto, My Leaky Body is politicially astute, gooey like cake batter, and raw like ulcerated bowels. Devaney writes the book that will heal her aching heart and relax her strictured rectum as she weaves stories from professional and public interactions with tales from her gurney.

Available on AMAZON: https://www.amazon.ca/My-Leaky-Body-Tales-Gurney/dp/0864926766

Available via the University of Toronto Libraries & Hospitals in the GTA

Please ensure you read the book for this activity and prepare a brief half-page (double-spaced) reflection answering the following question:

1.   Describe new insights from this book that apply to collaborative practice in hospital or community.

Trillium: Interprofessional Morning Report

July 31

An interactive session within the inpatient General Medicine service to discuss patient cases applying the principles of Interprofessional Education. Open to 3rd and 4th year medical learners and learners from all other health professions.


For registration and inquiries, please contact: InterprofessionalEdReg@thp.ca