Speakers

We are thrilled to have two great Keynote speakers for this year’s conference.

Keynote speaker

Laila Alshafai – Dr. Laila Alshafai is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She is an Undergraduate Education Faculty and is primarily a head and neck radiologist. She is a neuroradiology staff in the head and neck division of the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI), Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Alshafai completed her residency training in medical imaging at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and her post-residency fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of Toronto.


Keynote speaker

Rebecca Hibbert – Dr. Rebecca Hibbert is an abdominal radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. She completed a fellowship in Cross-sectional Imaging at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Her areas of clinical expertise include non-vascular interventions and non-invasive treatment of liver and kidney tumours with thermal ablation. Dr. Hibbert is passionate about teaching & education. She was Program Director of the University of Ottawa’s Diagnostic Radiology Residency Residency Program and co-directed the National Radiology Residency Review course held annually in Ottawa for many years. She developed Canada’s first comprehensive simulationtraining curriculum in radiology. Dr. Hibbert is a mentor to many budding radiologists. She strives to increase mentorship and sponsorship opportunities for women in radiology. She strongly believes in and supports actionable change towards improving diversity and inclusion. She is inspired daily by her talented trainees and by her cheerful husband/partner of 25 years and three radiant children, ages 3, 5, and 7.


International speaker

Harry Bardgett – Dr. Harry Bardgett is lead radiologist for the Western West Yorkshire Uro-oncology Centre, where he helps treat patients with cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate including new advances in prostate MRI and biopsies. After medical training in Liverpool, England, Dr. Bardgett worked and travelled in New Zealand and Zimbabwe. He completed his training in radiology within West Yorkshire and gained specialist training in radiology of the kidneys, bladder, and prostate in Oxford, and Wake Forrest Medical Centre, North Carolina. He has also spent a year in Auckland, New Zealand as a consultant. He recently joined a charity that visits the developing world to promote and train medical staff on the removal of stones from the kidney via keyhole techniques.