CASC/ACSS Conference 2018

Key Note Speakers:



Dr. Allan Peterkin,

Director, Arts and Humanities Program


Dr. Peterkin studied English and French literature before starting medical school at the University of Manitoba and went on to complete residencies in family medicine and psychiatry   at McGill University. He is the author of ten books for adults and children, including textbooks on physician wellbeing and on the medical care of sexual minorities. He is a founding editor of ARS MEDICA and has published poetry, fiction and critical essays on narrative medicine and the use of the humanities in medical education in Canadian and international journals. (A bibliography of faculty publications can be found below.)  Peterkin is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto and is a Senior Fellow at Massey College.  He is the newly appointed Humanities Lead for UME (Undergraduate Medical Education).





Dr. Luis Fornazzari

Behavioural Neurologist


Luis Fornazzari MD FRCPC, is a Behavioural Neurologist (Neuropsychiatry ), a graduate from de University of Chile, and a Consultant Behavioural Neurology on the Memory Disorder Clinic, and the Geriatric Mental Health Outpatient Program at St Michael Hospital. He is member of both the Division of Neurology and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His clinical work is dedicated to Neurodegenerative Diseases affecting the Central Nervous System, particularly Dementia. The last twenty years , he has being studying artists from a neurological point of view, the way they create their work, and how the artist’s neural networks is preserved in Diseases of the Brain. His work has being published in Neurological Journals in Canada, North America, Europe, and Latin America. He presents his work frequently in these three Continents.