LONDON, ON, April 29 /CNW/ - On April 28, six of Canada's most
distinguished medical leaders were inducted into the world's only
national Medical Hall of Fame, which is located in London, Ontario and
is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Canadian medical
The 2011 Laureates are:
Dr. Albert Aguayo, OC
Dr. John Bienenstock, CM
Dr. Jonathan C. Meakins, CBE (1882-1959)
Dr. Paul David, CC, GOQ (1919-1999)
Dr. Allan Ronald, OC
Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell, OC
"Being inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is both a
tremendous honour and a humbling experience. When I think of the 82
Laureates who have preceded me in receiving this recognition, it is
truly overwhelming to be ranked alongside them. I am grateful for this
special tribute, unique to Canada, and know that it also carries the
responsibility of being a role model for students - such an important
mandate of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame," said 2011 Laureate, Dr.
Lorne Tyrrell of Edmonton, Alberta.
Over 450 business and health leaders from across Canada, along with
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Deb Matthews,
London Mayor Joe Fontana, and Canadian Medical Association President
Dr. Jeff Turnbull, gathered at the London Convention Centre for this
momentous occasion. Dozens of medical students and residents also had
the opportunity to be inspired by the laureates' stories.
"As a board member of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and chair of
this year's Induction Committee, I am extremely proud of both Canada
and the London community for recognizing the importance of celebrating
our medical accomplishments. Congratulations to the 2011 Laureates
whose brilliance and dedication has contributed to Canada's vibrant
health care system and our position as a global leader of medical
science and research," said Dr. Michael Strong, Dean of Schulich School
of Medicine & Dentistry.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame's 13th Induction Ceremony is proudly presented by BMO Harris Private Banking.
Other major sponsors include CN, the Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada, the Montreal Heart Institute, BobFM and the
Canadian Medical Association.
Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is dedicated to
creating an enduring tribute to Canada's medical heroes who through
discovery and innovation have contributed to better health in Canada
and the world. Through their laureate and educational programs, the
Hall of Fame encourages students to pursue careers in the health
sciences and dream of becoming Canada's future medical heroes.
Photos and biographies of the 2011 laureates are available at http://www.cdnmedhall.org/induction/
SOURCE Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
For further information:
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
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