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The AFMC Gold Humanism Award and Lecture was created in 2018 to emphasize, reinforce and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. 

The recipient of 2023 AFMC Gold Humanism Award is Dr. Julie Bruneau.  

Dr Julie Bruneau holds the Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine, is Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at Université de Montréal and clinical scientist at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) research center.  She is the scientific director of the Quebec node of the Canadian Research Initiative on Drug Misuse. 

Dr. Bruneau is recognized nationally and internationally for her studies on the prevention of HIV, HCV and other drug-related harms among people who use drugs, and for her research and clinical involvement to address inequities in quality care for people who use drugs. 

According to Dr. Patrick Cossette, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Dr. Bruneau embodies the values of the AFMC Gold Humanism Award and is preparing the next generation to face the future challenges of our society in the area of addiction. “Involved in teaching our students for the past 25 years, she has always been committed to passing on her knowledge. Her achievements have had a decisive impact on knowledge in her discipline, on the development of new treatments for opioid dependencies and on the implementation of a syringe distribution network, thus reducing the risks of blood-borne diseases.” 

Dr. Bruneau will deliver a lecture at the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) on Monday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. ET.