Faculty

Sasha Litwin MB BCh, MDes, FRCPC
Sasha Litwin is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. She is an attending physician in emergency medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her research uses human-centred design methods to generate novel solutions to challenges in the emergency department experience for children and families. She is obsessed with the intersection of art and science, and how to foster creativity and humanity in healthcare providers.

“Our participants are looking for new ways to approach challenges in their work — new research directions, new ways to supercharge their creative problem solving, or new perspectives in clinical program design. In Health by Design, learners uncover how tapping into creativity re-energizes them and helps them re-engage with their own work.

Sasha Litwin

Sean Park PhD
Sean Park is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Education and Innovation at McMaster University where he teaches design thinking, foresight, creativity, and leadership. Dr. Park is a faculty lead in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program, Health Leadership Academy and McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences’ Continuing Professional Development Office. His graduate work in education, curriculum, leadership and the arts informs his pedagogical passion for cultivating empathy, curiosity, creativity and wonder as essential aspects of health, teaching and learning.

We designed this program for maximum creative thinking and action. From the hilarious warm-up activities to practice with rich research tools, everything about this learning experience will help you bring a designer’s mindset to any health challenge.

Sean Park

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually accredited or jointly accredited educational programs.

Speakers and/or planning committee members, participating in University of Toronto accredited programs, are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains but is not limited to relationships within the last FIVE (5) years with not-for-profit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of facts.

It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.