DocTalks is a series of community health discussions featuring leading physicians and researchers at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Learn from the experts how St. Joseph’s is tackling the pressing health issues of our time and why it matters to you and your family. 

Attendance is free but registration is required by clicking on one of the presentations below. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

DocTalks is a joint initiative presented by St. Joseph's Health Care London and St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation.

Upcoming Lectures

2020 Line up

The March 11 presentation will be rescheduled 
NOTICE: This evening’s DocTalk “Preventing Diabetic Blindness” with Dr. Tom Sheidow has been postponed, due to precautions related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Though the risk to Canadians remains low, we have made this decision out of an abundance of caution, based on ongoing discussions with our health care partners. At this time, we feel it is in the best interest of the public to avoid hosting gatherings which draw large numbers of people together. Dr. Shiedow’s lecture will be rescheduled at a later date.

Dr. Tom Sheidow: Preventing Diabetic Blindness 

  • Dr. Thomas Sheidow is an ophthalmologist and surgeon at St. Joseph’s Ivey Eye Institute as well as an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine. He will discuss the risks of eye disease as well as prevention strategies and current treatment options for individuals living with Diabetes.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
7 to 8:30 pm

Dr. Viraj Mehta: The Connection Between Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues

  • Dr. Viraj Mehta is a psychiatrist and the site chief of St. Joseph’s Mental Health Care Program. He will explain why addictions are not separate from a mental illness but are most often a part of it, and share why it’s important to treat both the addiction and mental illness simultaneously. 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
7 to 8:30 pm

Dr. Collin Clarke: The New era of Chronic Pain Management 

  • Dr. Collin Clarke is an anesthetist at St. Joseph’s Hospital and an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine. He will provide a historical overview of opioid prescription use and discuss established as well as emerging alterative medications and interventions for pain management, including the evolving field of cannabis.

September DocTalk - TBD 

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020
7 to 8:30 pm

Dr. Kenneth Faber: When Shoulder Pain Won’t go Away

  • Dr. Kenneth Faber is an orthopaedic surgeon at St. Joseph’s Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre. He will discuss common causes of shoulder pain as well as various treatment options for injuries, including non-operative therapy and when surgery should be considered.

Archived Lectures

Last updated: Wed, 2020-03-11 11:36