2022 AFMC–Gold Humanism Lecture

In this video, Dr. Martina Ann Kelly delivers the 2022 AFMC-Gold Humanism Lecture at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education. A visionary leader, Dr. Kelly was presented the 2022 AFMC–Gold Humanism Award in recognition of her advocacy for the role of our senses in compassionate patient care and her investigation of the exquisite nuances of true human connection.

Dr. Kelly is a family physician, professor of family medicine, and the undergraduate director for family medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Originally from Ireland, Dr. Kelly moved to Canada in 2012. Her primary research focuses on how relationships are often embodied, experienced and expressed without words, through our senses including touch.

During this presentation, Dr. Kelly addresses the attendees on the topic of the healing possibilities of connection. Read the announcement of Dr. Kelly’s award.