2019 - 2020 Upcoming Speakers
2019 - 2020 UPCOMING SPEAKERS
JANUARY 23, 2020
DR. ROBERT TANGUAY - BSc (Hons), MD, FRCPC, CISAM, CCSAM
Dr. Tanguay will be speaking about the Opioid Crisis we as a nation are currently facing.
He is a Psychiatrist who completed 2 fellowships, one in Addiction Medicine and one in Pain Medicine. He is the Medical Lead for Alberta Opioid Dependency training program and Alberta Addiction Education Sessions for Alberta Health Services.
Dr. Tanguay is the Regional Director for Alberta and North West Territories for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and the incoming President of the Pain Society of Alberta. He is the founder of the Opioid Deprescribing Program with Alberta Health Services and the Transitional Outpatient Pain Program for Spine (TOPPS) clinic working with spinal surgeons to optimize spinal surgery outcomes and will also become the co-chair of the AHS Alberta Pain Strategy.
Dr. Tanguay is also the lead lecturer for Addiction for the University of Calgary medical school. Academically he is involved in research in addiction, chronic pain, opioids, and cannabis and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education at the University of Calgary.
FEBRUARY 20, 2020
Frances is very grateful that her parents brought her to Calgary from South Africa when she was six years old.
After earning a B.A., Psychology/Sociology from the University of Calgary and completing the Canadian Securities Course, Frances moved to Ottawa to complete an Honours in Journalism at Carleton University and to work on Parliament Hill.
Over the years, Frances has launched several successful businesses. She has been instrumental in launching several charities such as the Famous 5 Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse – cc4ms.
Last year, Frances completed a 17 years old project when she and her friends finally enabled the Senate of Canada to restore O Canada! to its inclusive nature – "True patriot love, in ALL of US command!" These words became law on Feb. 7, 2018.
Frances will be speaking about these topics in her presentation of "Nation Building".
On behalf of her friends and colleagues, Frances has accepted a number of awards, the most recent being the Alberta Order of Excellence.
As the happy and proud spouse of Richard Pootmans, former City Councillor for Ward 6, Frances is looking forward to many more years of repaying Canada for allowing her to be a citizen, and to pay tribute to the women who have built Canada – like the Famous 5.