Dr. Patch Adams Lecture - The Joy of Caring

Dr. Patch Adams Lecture - The Joy of Caring

Queen’s University School of Medicine presents The 25th H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship

The Queen’s University Aesculapian Medical Undergraduate Society held a special presentation by Dr. Patch Adams, The Joy of Caring

Yes, the REAL Patch Adams: Medical doctor, clown, social advocate, and the subject of the Academy & Golden Globe Award-nominated film starring Robin Williams

This talk supported Patch’s Gesundheit Institute, currently involved in global outreach, education, and building projects to support the vision of a free model hospital based on compassion and service.

This Lecture was held on Thursday, September 10th, 2009.

The H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship, which supports visits from distinguished members of society renowned for their contribution to medical or biological science, ethics and other fields related to medical education and practice on the invitation of the Aesculapian Society, was established in honour of Dr. H.G. Kelly, a distinguished graduate of Queen's Medicine 1940.

After service in the RCAF and postgraduate training, Dr. Kelly joined the Queen's Department of Medicine in 1949. Until his retirement in 1983 as Vice-Principal of Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Kelly served Queen's, the teaching hospitals and the Kingston community with distinction, loyalty and devotion to excellence as a teacher, physician, researcher and administrator. Dr. Kelly died in 1994. He is missed by his family, his colleagues, his patients and his Alma Mater.