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    Dr. Brian Goldman

Wordfest presents Dr. Brian Goldman

@ - MT
$15 + GST & FEES (In-Person Ticket)
Memorial Park Library, 1221 2 St S.W, 2nd floor, Calgary AB
@ - MT

Wordfest is excited to present Dr Brian Goldman – Emergency Room physician, bestselling author, and host of the CBC’s White Coat Black Art  – live at Memorial Park Library with his timely new book The Power of Teamwork: How We Can All Work Better Together. The 75-minute event starting at 7:00 PM MT will be hosted by award-winning journalist Christina Frangou and will include an audience Q&A.It will be followed by a book signing. 

We are grateful to HarperCollins Canada for making it possible for us to connect you with Dr. Goldman.

Our Collective Safety & Comfort 

To provide a community-first return to live programming for patrons, authors, Wordfest staff, volunteers and the venue staff, we will be taking the following precautions.

  • Masks are strongly encouraged. We recommend wearing your mask at all times while at the venue when not eating or drinking, including when seated in the performance space and in the post-show signing line.
  • Bar Service will be available pre- and post-show to enjoy socially distanced in the lobby or while seated in the theatre.
  • We will also offer “London Book Service” as an alternative to the post-event book signing. (Patrons can pre-purchase books through Owl’s Nest Books in advance or at the door and authors will sign these copies prior to the event, allowing pre-purchased copies to be picked up before and after the show from a table separate from the book signing line.)

About Dr. Brian Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman is a veteran ER doctor, bestselling author and one of Canada’s most trusted medical broadcasters. He co-created and has hosted the award-winning CBC Radio show and podcast, White Coat, Black Art since 2007. He is also the host of a new CBC podcast about personal health, The Dose, and is a sought-after speaker. Goldman is the author of The Night Shift: Real Life in the Heart of the ER, The Secret Language of Doctors, and The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life. He lives in Toronto with his family. Follow him on twitter @NightShiftMD 

About The Power of Teamwork

In the high-pressure and complex setting of healthcare, a new approach to teamwork is leading to healthier patients, happier staff and more efficient operations. Healthcare's embrace of a new teamwork model has been noticed by people outside the medical world, so doctors are going outside the walls of the hospital to teach manufacturers, business owners, franchisees, customer service representatives and even those in sports and entertainment to do better by shifting the culture from “me" to “we."

Drawing on groundbreaking research and examples from around the world, The Power of Teamwork: How We Can All Work Better Together shows how a team approach to medicine can improve customer service and help women break the glass ceiling. It can solidify the provision of social services to troubled youth and boost the efficiency and safety of the military and critical industrial complexes like nuclear power plants. It can even make professional sports teams perform better.

Christina Frangou

About Host Christina Frangou

Christina Frangou is an independent journalist based in Calgary who writes about health and social issues. Her work has appeared in Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and The Guardian, among others. She is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award and two National Magazine Awards for feature writing. 

Find her work at www.christinafrangou.com and follow her on twitter @cfrangou.


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