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AI in Healthcare Education Journal Club

Upcoming Journal Club Events

  February 26, 2020
  11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Room 641 (6 th Floor), The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, 222 St. Patrick St., Toronto
  David Wiljer, PhD
  Rewiring Health Care Professions for Better Care

Discussion Papers

Wiljer, D., & Hakim, Z. (2019). Developing an Artificial Intelligence–Enabled Health Care Practice: Rewiring Health Care Professions for Better Care. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 50(4), S8-S14.
Kemp J, Zhang T, Inglis F, Wiljer D, Sockalingam S, Crawford A, Lo B, Charow R, Munnery M, Singh Takhar S, Strudwick G. Delivery of compassionate mental health care in a digital technology-driven age: A scoping review. J Med Internet Res. DOI: 10.2196/16263 URL:

Dr. David Wiljer
Dr. David WiljerDr. Wiljer is the Executive Director of Education, Technology & Innovation at the University Health Network, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
His work focuses on patient and health professions education, digitally enabled education and life-long learning. He has explored the development of large programs, infrastructure, communities, and research initiatives that involve health professionals, patients and families in new approaches to education and care delivery.
Dr. Wiljer’s session will focus on how health care professionals and organizations can build capacity and capabilities to safely deploy AI in Healthcare.

  April 1, 2020
  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  Eaton South – Room 559, The Wilson Centre, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth St., First Floor, Toronto
  David Gratzer, MD
  AI & Digital Mental Health

Discussion Paper

Gratzer, D., & Goldbloom, D. (2020). Therapy and E-therapy—Preparing Future Psychiatrists in the Era of Apps and Chatbots. Academic Psychiatry, 1-4.

Dr. David Gratzer
Dr. David GratzerDr. David Gratzer is a psychiatrist at CAMH. He is the associate chief of the General Adult and Health Systems Division for inpatient care and practice innovation. He has published and presented nationally and internationally on digital psychiatry and serves on the editorial board of JMIR Mental Health and is an associate editor (social media and digital psychiatry) of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.
Dr. Gratzer will be leading us through a lively discussion that will focus on mental health in the era of apps and chatbots, and the implications for education.

Past Journal Club Events

  November 27, 2019
  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  Room 927 (9 th Floor), The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, 222 St. Patrick St., Toronto
  Caitlin Gillan
  AI in Radiation

One of the greatest priorities facing health care professionals today is the integration of AI into healthcare provision. Research demonstrates that AI has the potential to transform clinical practice and teaching and learning across the health care professions. And while the perils and challenges associated with AI are often underscored in the literature, our understanding of the strategies to harness those perils and mitigate AI risks is evolving.

The Institute for Education Research (TIER) and the Wilson Centre at University Health Network (UHN) are pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated Journal Club on “AI in Healthcare Education”, hoping to create a dynamic space for all who are interested in engaging with scholarship on the impact of AI healthcare and education.


Jha and Topol’s 2016 Adapting to Artificial Intelligence: Radiologists and pathologists as information specialists.
The 2018 Canadian Association of Radiologists White Paper on Artificial Intelligence in Radiology (page 120 – beginning of 125 only)

Caitlin Gillan, MRT(T), BSc, MEd, FCAMRT
Caitlin GillanA radiation therapist by training, Caitlin is the Manager of Education and Practice for Toronto’s Joint Department of Medical Imaging between the University Health Network (UHN), Sinai Health System, and Women’s College Hospital, as well as for UHN’s Laboratory Medicine Program. She graduated in 2007 from the Medical Radiation Sciences Program offered jointly between the Michener Institute and the University of Toronto (UofT), and subsequently completed her MEd in Health Professional Education at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education in 2009. She is an Assistant Professor in the UofT Department of Radiation Oncology, with research interests in interprofessional education and practice, especially as they relate to the integration of novel technologies and practice innovations.
Professionally, Caitlin has served as the Associate Director of Curriculum for the Masters in Health Science, Medical Radiation Sciences Program at UofT. She has also maintained a high level of engagement with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, serving a three-year term on their Board of Directors from 2009 – 2011, and currently helping to lead the ramping up of their Advanced Practice Registered Technologist (APRT) certification process. She is working now to complete her doctoral studies through UofT’s Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, focusing on how healthcare professions are preparing for future practice in light of artificial intelligence.