Narrative-Based Medicine Speaker Series: Blair Bigham

Wednesday, May 24 | 6pm – 7:30pm ET
Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7

Book cover: Death Interrupted: How Modern Medicine is Complicating the Way We Die

The Narrative-Based Medicine Speaker Series hosts writers, clinicians, and thinkers working at the intersection of literature, health, and medicine. Moderated conversations with professionals working in diverse fields highlight creative applications of narrative-based medicine principles and practices.


For our first installment of the series, we are thrilled to welcome Blair Bigham, award-winning journalist, scientist, and physician trained in emergency and critical care medicine. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, newscasts, podcasts, and medical journals. He is also the co-host of the CMAJ Podcast and deputy editor at Healthy Debate.

His national bestselling, debut book Death Interrupted: How Modern Medicine is Complicating the Way We Die shares thought-provoking, end-of-life stories from the ER and beyond, and offers a road-map for dying in the modern era.

Join us for an evening of great conversation moderated by Allan Peterkin, Program Director of the CPD Certificate in Narrative-Based Medicine.


Event Fee: $42.99 + HST (includes a print copy of the book)


Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Requests for cancellation will be accepted until May 17, 2023 and must be made in writing to

The University of Toronto reserves the right to cancel events. Registrants will be notified at the earliest possible date in the event of a cancellation. Registration fees for events cancelled by the University will be refunded; however, the University will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause.

Event Logistics

This event will take place in person at the Rehabilitation Sciences Building (500 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7) on the University of Toronto St. George Campus.


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