Activate - Talk/Q&A - Author, Activist Dr. James Maskalyk
What: Consciousness Explorers Club - Activate #1 - Author, Activist, Dr. James Maskalyk "How to Help Others Without Hurting Yourself"
When: Thursday September 26, 8 pm
Where: Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave, Toronto
Why: dance party follows.
James Maskalyk practices emergency medicine in Toronto at St. Michael's, its inner-city hospital, and was its 2012's recipient of its "social responsibility" prize. He is an award winning teacher, and an associate and founding editor of the open access medical journal Open Medicine. He directs a program that works in Ethiopia partners to train East Africa's first emergency physicians.
He is a member of Medecins Sans Frontieres, an organization for which he has worked as both a journalist and a physician. He was MSF's first official blogger, and from this, he published a bestselling book about his experience as a field physician entitled, “Six Months in Sudan”. He is working on his second for DoubleDay, "Life on the Ground Floor: Meditations on Modern Medicine."