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11:00 - 11:15 amWednesday, September 23
Plenary Hall
Standing Main Stage Talk - Building a medical school with 11 million visitors and 200,000 new students a month on social media
Plenary Hall
Standing Main Stage Talk - Building a medical school with 11 million visitors and 200,000 new students a month on social media
Director of the Health Design Lab, St. Michael's Hospital

Mike Evans, MD is known worldwide for his work in innovative health messaging to the public. He has built a media lab that brings together filmmakers, designers, patients, and social media mavens. More than 10 million people have seen his famous whiteboard lectures on YouTube. His radio show on CBC’s Fresh Air is listened to widely. He and his creative group have pioneered Peer-to-Peer healthcare with unscripted interviews of patients with cancer in the The Truth of It film series, health info-graphics, health media curation, as well as founding a Med School for the Public at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Evans is also a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, and a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Current projects include crowd-funding The Better Life Project, a Walking Company called the 23 and ½ hours club, and being the CBC doctor for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

His work has been profiled in a wide range of publications from JAMA to the Walrus to the Netflix blockbuster, Orange is the New Black. Recent awards include being chosen as the top 10 innovators in health by the Canadian Medical Association, top 45 Canadians over 45, and the Gold medal in Social media at the Web Health Awards.

He is asked to speak widely about innovation, patient engagement, creativity, and best health. He lives in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto with his family of five who all play hockey. 

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