Dr. Kidd is a professor in and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and is a family doctor with special interests in mental health, Indigenous health, and the care of people with HIV. He is a past president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and from 2013 to 2016 he served as president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). Dr. Kidd has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and UNAIDS.
Neil has an MBA degree from Harvard University, is a management consultant, and is known around the globe as the “Pied Piper of happiness.” Since leaving the corporate world Neil has been a guest speaker at hundreds of events, drawing on the latest research on happiness to help audiences increase their performance and create more positive and productive workplaces.
Meet Neil on Thursday in the Exhibit Hall after his presentation. Buy a book and have it signed.
Dr. Blackstock is a member of the Gitksan First Nation, a notable author, and a public speaker with 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights.
As part of this presentation, Dr. Blackstock will receive the TD Insurance Spotlight on Achievement Award. This award is bestowed on an outstanding national or international figure who has made substantial contributions to medicine, family medicine, and/or the health and well-being of the population in Canada and/or around the world.