IN CONVERSATION WITH...
TWO PHYSICIANS TURNED AUTHORS
Join us "In Conversation with" Dr. Graham Elder and Dr. Pat Zehr as they each discuss their new books.
“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” This adage certainly rings true for two busy Sault Area Hospital (SAH) physicians. During the pandemic, when both Dr. Graham Elder and Dr. Pat Zehr found themselves with some extra time in their schedule, they put pen to paper and published their first books. Now these physicians-turned-authors are combining their efforts to give back to the hospital through a fundraiser.
On Wednesday, November 9 join us for a special event at The Loft that showcases Dr. Pat Zehr and Dr. Graham Elder “In Conversation” discussing their new books.
Pat Zehr, M.D., has dedicated more than four decades to providing healthcare. She's worked as a registered nurse in Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, an industrial nurse at a lead-zinc mine in the High Arctic, and an OB-GYN in Sault Ste. Marie in Northern Ontario.
A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, Zehr is now retired from practising medicine but remains a health-and-wellness crusader and is a yoga teacher in Sault Ste. Marie, where she lives with her husband.
DR. PAT ZEHR
BOOK: THE BEATLES, BABIES AND BROKEN BODIES
What does it take to be a frontline healthcare worker?
Dedication, perseverance, strength, passion: the standard superlatives of a hero. Add being a nurse in Canada’s northern region and practising medicine as a woman, and the backstory gets more dramatic.
From vivid descriptions of the far north to dealing with misogyny in medical school and beyond, Pat Zehr’s poignant memoir is especially relevant today.
BUY IT AT THE EVENT:
Copies available for $20
BUY THEM AT THE EVENT:
A Covid Odyssey - $10
Second Wave - $15
Variant Reset - $20
BOOKS: A COVID ODYSSEY, SECOND WAVE & VARIANT RESET
This series of medical fiction stories center around Dr. Mark Spencer - a physician in a small Northern Ontario town.
From his race against time to bring a cure to his dying spouse, to a harrowing intercontinental adventure to uncover a potential cure for COVID-19, to a journey to beat the clock and save his infant daughter - these page-turners are full of recognizable local spots and give a physician's unique perspective (through a fiction lens) on a global pandemic.
Dr.Graham Elder was born in Montreal and attended McGill University for thirteen years, completing degrees in Physiotherapy, Medicine and Orthapaedic Surgery.
He now lives with his wife and two children (when they are not at University) in the small town of Sault Ste. Marie in Northern Ontario, cresting the shorelines of beautiful Lake Superior, where he runs a busy surgical and academic practice with writing time divided between scientific publications and novels.
DR. GRAHAM ELDER
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Settle in and enjoy a drink.
Reading + Discussion
Dr. Elder and Dr. Zehr will each read a passage from their books, and will be joined by moderator Marnie Stone for a discussion of their process, work, and thoughts.
Bring your copy or pick one up the night of the event (please bring cash), and have Dr. Elder or Dr. Zehr sign your book.