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  • What does haemoglobin of 90 have to do with assessment in medical education?
    Published Thu Feb 26th 2015

    When I am meeting with faculty members, new or ‘seasoned’, who are keen to teach medical students, many of them note that while they love working with students, they may feel uncomfortable with assessing students. On the one hand, this is not a surprise, since most of us were not taught this in medical school or residency, but, on the other hand, clinicians are well-equipped to assess medical students, beca...

  • At the leading edge of heart and stroke care
    Published Fri Feb 20th 2015

    Advances in recent years have drastically changed the outlook for those suffering from cardiovascular disease. A host of new technologies, medications and procedures have increased survival rates and have smoothed out many of the bumps that were once a common part of the recovery process. “Cardiovascular disease is no longer the number one cause of death in Canada,” says Dr. Chris Simpson, Chief of Cardiol...

  • An overview of our UGME curriculum
    Published Thu Feb 19th 2015

    Our curriculum and program have evolved over the past 7 years. Here’s how: On the first day, the “Red Book” was written, and it was good.  There was rejoicing throughout the land. Everybody liked the Red Book. Our Curriculum is designed on the basis of the Roles, Competencies, Program Objectives and Curricular Objectives defined in the “Red Book”, a.k.a. “Curricular Goals an...

  • Chris Simpson's messge to Council of the Federation
    Published Wed Feb 18th 2015

    Dr. Chris Simpson, President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Chair of the Division of Cardiology talks about the need for a National Seniors' Strategy:

  • Service-Learning at Queen’s UGME
    Published Thu Feb 12th 2015

    Two key values of the Queen’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) curriculum are learning and citizenship.  Under learning, we affirm that “we foster an environment that optimizes learning in pre-clinical and clinical settings,” and under citizenship, we profess that “we believe our students should be active contributors and participants in the leadership of their communities, society an...

  • Queen's Medicine Health Talks on Smoking Cessation
    Published Thu Feb 12th 2015

    In collaboration with KFL&A Public Health, Queen's Medicine Health Talks is excited to introduce “Let’s Talk Tips to Quit,” a talk focused on smoking cessation.  As usual the talks are free of charge and everyone is welcome. Join us Thursday, February 19th at KFL&A from 6-7pm located at 221 Portsmouth Avenue. Please RSVP to this event at: http://meds.queensu.ca/h...

  • 2015 Economics & Healthcare Speaker Series
    Published Wed Feb 11th 2015

    The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare proudly presents the third Economics and Healthcare Speaker Series. Drawing three noted scholars from leading business schools and economics departments, this series introduces forward-thinking economic theory to challenges in healthcare. January 30: Transparency and Negotiated Prices, by Matthew GrennanFebruary 13: Insurer Competition and Negotiated Prices, ...

  • The Experience of Hope in Palliative Care
    Published Mon Feb 9th 2015

    Presented by Dr. Jaimi Heidman0800-0900February 13, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Discuss the notion of hope in palliative care and the factors that influence it  2. Discuss ways in which to assess hope in palliative care patients 3. Consider ways in which to maintain or facilitate hope in terminally ill patients  Flyer attached here.

  • Palliative Wound Care
    Published Mon Feb 2nd 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900Friday February 6, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Discuss the concept of palliative wound management 2. Apply palliative management strategies to common wound related symptoms 3. Become familiar with major wound dressing groups and their common applicationsFlyer attached here.

  • WONCA World Rural Health Conference
    Published Thu Jan 29th 2015

    We invite you all to Dubrovnik to the 13th WONCA World Rural Health Conference. http://woncarural2015.com/This year the conference will be hosting a student and junior doctor session for the first time.  We hope to encourage you to learn more about rural health and explore the possibilities of working in this exciting field.  The YDM (VdGM and Polaris) and IFMSA have been collaborating with the organizing co...

  • Medical Variety Night
    Published Thu Jan 29th 2015

    Save the date for Medical Variety Night 2015We would like to invite you to attend the 45th Medical Variety Night! This year's MVN theme is “House of CaRMS” and will showcase many of the tremendously talented students here at the Queen's School of Medicine.The show is taking place on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7pm (door opens at 6:30pm) at Duncan McArthur Hall (511 Union St) on Queen's ...

  • Stopping cancer in its tracks
    Published Mon Jan 26th 2015

    Researcher Andrew Craig understands the importance of stopping metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. And with an innovation grant of $193,798 from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Dr. Craig and his team hope to get one step closer. “Metastasis – or the spread of cancer from its primary tumour site to another location in the body – is a critical stage to prevent. This grant fr...

  • Funding fuels cancer research
    Published Mon Jan 26th 2015

    With an eye on improving survival rates and the quality of care for cancer patients, the Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) $3.8 million as part of its Major Science Initiatives. The funding provides infrastructure support to the NCIC CTG operations and statistics office at Queen’s University. “We are grateful CFI has pledged its support for our mission ...

  • Music Therapy with Hospice and Palliative Care
    Published Fri Jan 23rd 2015

    Presented by: Mackenzie Costron, BMTMusic Therapist and Owner of Find Your Voice Music Therapy0800-0900January 30, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To understand what music therapy is and how it enhances health and wellness2. To discuss the intentional and purposeful application of music therapy techniques and interventions in hospice and palliative care3. To explore the benefits of music therapy in hospice and pallia...

  • Cutting-edge technology comes to Medicine & DBMS
    Published Wed Jan 21st 2015

    Eight researchers at Queen’s University have been awarded $1.3 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Among them are two researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences: Stephen Archer (Cardiology) and Neil Renwick (Pathology and Molecular Medicine). Dr. Archer is using his funding to purchase a new super resolution microscope that can see structures f...

  • Putting the school of medicine under the microscope
    Published Tue Jan 20th 2015

    Every eight years, each Canadian medical school must earn accreditation in order to maintain its status. It is a peer-review process that is designed to ensure that medical students are receiving high quality education that meets the standards set across North America. Administered by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the American counterpart, Liaison Committee on Medical Education ...

  • Queen's Health Policy Change Conference Series
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Managing a Canadian Healthcare Strategy is the third in a series of three focused annual conferences, presented by Queen’s University, to initiate transformational change in Canadian healthcare. Crafting a national strategy for Canada’s complex, multi-jurisdictional system requires a multi-faceted perspective, clarity, and a desire among our leadership to collaborate, and the will to act. Each confer...

  • Caring for a troubled world
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Emergency room doctors and their staff work are on the front lines of health care, addressing the urgent needs of patients with everything from critical illness and injury to the routine afflictions of daily life. They’re experts at triage and decision-making in a fast-moving, unpredictable environment. Susan Bartels, an emergency room physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s and a clin...

  • Burnout in Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by; Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday January 16, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the frequency of burnout in palliative care2. Discuss some aggravating and protective habits and practices3. Talk as a group about how we are doing/what we could do betterFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here.

  • Ageing and Dying in Prison: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Chris Frank0800-0900Friday January 23, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Consider opportunities to improve end of life care for people in prison2. Consider advocacy roles for palliative care in prisonsFlyer attached here.Podcast of the CBC interview:  http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/tapestry_20141205_28377.mp3

  • Weaving Together Concepts and Tools to Operationalize CBME in Palliative Care Medicine
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presentated by: Laura McEwen, PhD & Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday December 19, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Explore the Competency by Design initiative, including changes in CanMEDS 2015 and the role of Milestones and Entrustable Professinal Activity (EPAs)2. Appreciate the role of assessment as the backbone of CBME3. Consider potential EPAs for Palliative MedicineFlyer attached here.

  • Prescribing Palliative Care Medication from the Pharmacy Perspective
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by: Brent Schneider, RPh, BSP, MSc0800-0900December 12, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review what happens after we write a CADD prescription from pharmacy perspective2. Common errors in Palliative Care prescription writing3. Tips from a pharmacy perspectiveFlyer attached here.

  • Weaving Together Concepts and Tools to Operationalize CBME in Palliative Care Medicine
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presentated by: Laura McEwen, PhD & Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday December 19, 2014Host site: 36 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Explore the Competency by Design initiative, including changes in CanMEDS 2015 and the role of Milestones and Entrustable Professinal Activity (EPAs)2. Appreciate the role of assessment as the backbone of CBME3. Consider potential EPAs for Palliative MedicineFlyer attached here.

  • Geography's 'Place' in Palliative care Research
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Heather Castleden, Associate Professor0800-0900Friday January 9, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To introduce the sub-discipline of health geography to the field of palliative care research2. To demonstrate the application of a health geography lens to sitting palliative care facilities3. To use social and physical place as an analytic tool to elucidate issues central to rural and aboriginal palliat...

  • Burnout in Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by; Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday January 16, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the frequency of burnout in palliative care2. Discuss some aggravating and protective habits and practices3. Talk as a group about how we are doing/what we could do betterFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here.

  • Professional Foundations Course Directorship
    Published Thu Jan 15th 2015

    Although Dr. Susan MacDonald has been very capably filling this role, it’s become clear that it raises a potential conflict with her role as Academic Advisor, in that students may be reluctant to voluntarily seek her help for academic difficulties is she holds any evaluative role.  Given the very difficult choice of how best to use Susan’s skills, I’ve opted to ask her to concentrate on the Acade...

  • Inviting comments on the Centre for Studies in Primary Care
    Published Mon Jan 12th 2015

    Advisory Review Committee established for the Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC) In accordance with the Senate Policy on Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and other Entities at Queen’s University, Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the membership of the Advisory Review Committee for the Centre...

  • Three new chairs take their seats
    Published Thu Jan 8th 2015

    Three brand new chair positions in the Faculty of Health Sciences have been filled by esteemed leaders in the fields of health policy, surgery and ophthalmology. Michael Green (Public Health Sciences, Family Medicine) has been appointed the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy, John Rudan (Surgery) is the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery and Martin ten Hov...

  • Meds alumni named to the Order of Canada
    Published Thu Jan 8th 2015

    Four Queen’s alumni – from the fields of medicine, politics and media – have been appointed to the Order of Canada. Dr. Brenda Gallie (Meds'69) is an ophthalmologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto who has conducted groundbreaking research on the genetics of retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of children’s eyes.  Dr. Norman Marcon (Meds'62) is a doctor and researcher at ...

  • Resident Safety and Travel
    Published Mon Jan 5th 2015

    As winter weather has arrived, residents are reminded that their personal safety and travel is covered in the Resident Health and Safety policy.  Section 5 of the policy covers safety and travel and includes the following points: 5.7 - A resident may elect not to attend their academic half-day, clinic, etc. if in his/her estimation, it would not be safe to travel because of weather. 5.7.1- The resident must info...

  • Happy New Year
    Published Mon Jan 5th 2015

    The Postgraduate Medical Education Office would like to wish all of our residents and clinical fellows a very happy New Year.  As a reminder, our office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.  We are closed over the lunch hour from 12-1pm.  Please drop by if there's anything we can help you with.  You may also reach us by phone at 533-2543 or by email at pgme@queensu.ca.

  • School of Medicine Building recognized with award
    Published Wed Dec 17th 2014

    Queen’s recently received awards for two of its new buildings – the School of Medicine Building picked up an Award of Merit in the City of Kingston’s Livable City Design Awards while the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts was recognized by the Frontenac Heritage Foundation at the 2014 Heritage Conservation Awards. The Livable City Design Award highlighted the way the School of Medicine Build...

  • Dr. Alberto Neder's research helps people breathe easier
    Published Mon Dec 15th 2014

    Few of us would equate the household chore of vacuuming with quality of life. But for people with heart and lung disease, quality of life often comes down to having the breath, to carry out those simple, everyday tasks. “There is a close relationship between your physical capacity and your quality of life,” says Alberto Neder, a Queen’s University respirologist and clinician scientist at the Kingston...

  • Implications of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) in Palliative Care Patient
    Published Tue Dec 2nd 2014

    Presenter: Dr. Jaimi Heidman, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday December 5, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Examine important issues surrounding the use of ICDs in palliative care patients 2. Identify factors that influence decisions on ICD deactivation 3. Discuss an approach to discuss goals of care and patient wishes regarding continued ICD use vs deactivationFlyer attached here.

  • Physician Hastened Death: Spiritual Considerations
    Published Fri Nov 21st 2014

    Presenter: Neil Elford DMin, CASC Teaching Supervisor (PCE/CPE), Director for Spiritual Health, Mission and Ethics0800-0900Friday November 28, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: Exploration of what influences spiritual considerations Discussion about spiritual considerations in conversations with patients and their loved ones Identifying spiritual distress in health care providers Recommendations for clinical pract...

  • Systemic Therapies for Treatment of Cancer
    Published Fri Nov 14th 2014

    Presenter: Dr. Deb Dudgeon0800-0900Friday November 21, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To describe the different therapies available for the treatment of cancers2. To describe the mechanisms of action3. To outline possible toxicities related to the therapiesFlyer attached here.Sign-in sheet attached here

  • Systemic Therapies for Treatment of Cancer
    Published Fri Nov 14th 2014

    Presenter: Dr. Deb Dudgeon0800-0900Friday November 21, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To describe the different therapies available for the treatment of cancers2. To describe the mechanisms of action3. To outline possible toxicities related to the therapiesFlyer attached here.

  • Hypnosis in Clinical Care
    Published Tue Nov 11th 2014

    Presenter: Dr. David GoldsteinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Anesthesiology & Perioperative MedicineQueen's University0800-0900Friday November 14, 201436 Barrie StreetFlyer attached here.

  • Refeeding Syndrome - Are you in the know?
    Published Wed Oct 29th 2014

    Presented by: Lyndsay Glazier RD, Kim Gough RD, Cathy Renda-Moore Rd0800-0900Friday October 31, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To increase awareness of refeeding syndrome in the oncology patient population2. To be able to identify patients at risk3. To know how to prevent and treat refeeding syndromeFlyer attached here.

  • Breaking Bad News
    Published Wed Oct 15th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday October 17, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Describe models for communicating bad news 2. Identify situations when bad news is provided3. Provide input into design of learning session for breaking bad newsFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here    

  • Breaking Bad News
    Published Wed Oct 15th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday October 17, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Describe models for communicating bad news 2. Identify situations when bad news is provided3. Provide input into design of learning session for breaking bad newsFlyer attached here.Sign-in sheet attached here     Presentation Slides attached here   

  • De-prescribing in Palliative Care
    Published Tue Sep 30th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Natalie Kondor0800-0900Friday Oct 3, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. To discuss possible reasons for over-prescription in palliative care patients2. To examine the rationale behind de-prescribing3. To review tools to help optimize the use of pharmaceuticals in palliative careFlyer attached here.

  • Art Therapy: Exploring its role in Palliative Care
    Published Thu Sep 25th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Saneea Abboud, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday September 26, 201436 Barrie StreetIn this session, you will be able to:1. Describe art therapy2. Explain the potential benefits of art therapy for palliative care patients3. Provide input into the design of a project to examine art therapy in palliative careFlyer attached here.

  • Basmajian Award Presentation and Lecture on October 2, 2014
    Published Tue Sep 23rd 2014

    FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 2013/2014 MIHRAN AND MARY BASMAJIAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH RESEARCH Presentation and Lecture   OCTOBER 2, 2014 - 5pm School of Medicine Building, Room 032A, 15 Arch St.   DR. CHANDRAKANT TAYADE, DVM, MVSc., PhD Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences   “Targeting Immune-Angiogenesis Axis in Endometriosis” &nb...

  • Participate in Canadian Patient Safety Week
    Published Tue Sep 23rd 2014

    Enter the 2014 Room of Horrors Is your patient safe? Are you safe? Increase your awareness of patient and provider safety by participating in the annual Health Sciences “Room of Horrors” evening. Work with an Interprofessional team to identify potentially harmful events in a clinical simulation - and win prizes! Complete form at this link to register October 27th, 2014 4:30 – 6:00 pm (30 minute sess...

  • CEHPEA Symposium 2015
    Published Thu Sep 18th 2014

    Perspectives in Competency AssessmentCentre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) invites you to join us for a day of engaging discussions around competency assessment.We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2015 symposium, Perspectives in Competency Assessment. Join us on February 5, 2015, at the MaRS Collaboration Centre in Toronto, Canada, for an enriching day o...

  • 20th International Congress on Palliative Care - What I Learned in Montreal
    Published Mon Sep 15th 2014

    Presenters: Dr. Craig Goldie, Dr. Deb Dudgeon, Suzanne Jensen & Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900 Friday September 19, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Hear about and discuss learning highlights from the Congress as identified by 4 participants2. Discover 4 restaurants to try the next time you visit MontrealFlyer attached hereSign-in sheet Attached here

  • 20th International Congress on Palliative Care - What I Learned in Montreal
    Published Mon Sep 15th 2014

    Presenters: Dr. Craig Goldie, Dr. Deb Dudgeon, Suzanne Jensen & Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900 Friday September 19, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Hear about and discuss learning highlights from the Congress as identified by 4 participants2. Discover 4 restaurants to try the next time you visit MontrealFlyer attached here

  • Assessing Quality of Palliative Home Care Interventions
    Published Wed Sep 10th 2014

    Presented by: Ryan Pardy, 4th year Bachelor of Science candidate (Life Science Major), Queen's University, TVN Summer Student Award Recipient (2014)0800-0900Friday September 12, 201436 Barrie StreetAfter this round, you will:1. Understand the trade-offs involved in evaluations of palliative home care services.2. Be able to describe key quality of palliative home care themes from the perspective of patients and informal...

  • Surgical Update for Primary Care Physicians
    Published Fri Sep 5th 2014

    Join the Department of Surgery at Lakeridge Health, in partnership with Queen's University, for the first of its Surgical Education Series, specially designed for family physicians, surgical staff, and related healthcare providers.   It will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 5:30-9:00pm.  Download the flyer and visit www.lhearnsurgery.ca to register.

  • Caring for the Palliative Care Patient with Multiple Sclerosis
    Published Fri Sep 5th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Jaimi Heidman, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900September 5, 201436 Barrie StreetAt the end of this round you will be able to:1 List the common physical emotional and psychosocial issues experienced by patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)2. Manage symptoms frequently experienced by patients with MSFlyer attached here.

  • Postgraduate Annual Report
    Published Tue Sep 2nd 2014

    The Postgraduate Medical Education Annual Report for 2013-2014 is now available.  The report is available in an online format this year, and can be viewed at:  http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/annual_report

  • Summer Resident Newsletter
    Published Tue Aug 19th 2014

    The Summer 2014 Resident Newsletter has been distributed.  If you haven't received your copy, an online version is available here:  http://eepurl.com/0u-yz

  • IRLS 2014
    Published Tue Jul 22nd 2014

    Residents play a critical leadership role in postgraduate medical education. Entering its sixth year, the International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS) is an extension one of the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). The summit is one of Canada’s premier resident development events, a two-day conference dedicated to supporting present and future resident leaders. The IRLS will be held on Octob...

  • Non-invasive Ventilation: A Role in Palliative Care?
    Published Thu Jul 10th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday June 13, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the mechanics of non-invasive ventilation2. Review technical considerations of NIV3. Evaluate the role of NIV in providing palliative care to our patientsFlyer attached.Presentation slides attached.

  • James Low, six alumni named to Order of Canada
    Published Wed Jul 9th 2014

    Queen’s University emeritus professor James Low has been named a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an academic and as the founder of the Museum of Health Care.The award is the second highest honour of merit in Canada and is given to those who make a major difference in Canada through lifelong contributions in their field.“The award is actually more for the museum than for me,” say...

  • Head, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
    Published Mon Jun 30th 2014

    Queen’s University and Affiliated Teaching HospitalsApplications are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University and its fully affiliated teaching hospitals, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care. We are searching for an academic physician with proven administrative experience and leadership skills who, as Head, wi...

  • Delirium
    Published Fri Jun 20th 2014

    Presented by: Kevin Varley, HBSc, MD, FRCPCDirector of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service0800-0900Friday June 27, 201436 Barrie StreetLearning objectives:1. To explore the approaches to delirium in psychiatry and palliative care and learn from each other in a small group forum2. To discuss recognition and treatment of deliriumFlyer attached here.

  • The Development of a Goals-of-Care Discussion Resource for Hospitalized Patients
    Published Fri Jun 20th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Neil Bellack, Family Medicine Resident PGY20800-0900Friday Jun 20, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the rationale for developing a tool to improve communication with patients in hospital2. Describe the new resources available in Kingston General Hospital to facilitate goals-of-care discussionsFlyer attached here.  Sign-in sheet and Evaluation Form attached.Presentation slid...

  • The Development of a Goals-of-Care Discussion Resource for Hospitalized Patients
    Published Thu Jun 19th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Neil Bellack, Family Medicine Resident PGY20800-0900Friday Jun 20, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the rationale for developing a tool to improve communication with patients in hospital2. Describe the new resources available in Kingston General Hospital to facilitate goals-of-care discussionsFlyer attached here.Presentation slides and handout (Goals fo Care Discussion Tool) attached

  • Resident Advisory Committee Updates
    Published Wed Jun 18th 2014

    Your Resident Advisory Committe has been working hard this term and is pleased to provide you with the following updates:  http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/residents/rac

  • Online Registration
    Published Wed Jun 18th 2014

    The Postgraduate online registration system will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, June 18th.  We apologize for any inconvenience and would ask you to check back later in order to register.

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    Published Tue Jun 10th 2014

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  • Using mobile phones to fight malaria in Tanzania
    Published Fri May 30th 2014

    Dr .Karen Yeates and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Waterloo, ON In 2012, there were an estimated 207 million cases of malaria worldwide. In Tanzania, the disease causes roughly 100,000 deaths each year, an overwhelming majority of them children under five. Pregnant women and young children are at highest risk by far. Since 2011, the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme (TNVS) has used mobile phone text...

  • $15 million to boost cancer trials collaboration
    Published Fri May 30th 2014

    The NCIC Clinical Trials Group (CTG) at Queen’s University has been awarded $15 million in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health through the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) to strengthen its work leading major cancer clinical trials in Canada. The funding allows the NCIC CTG to increase its collaborations with the U.S. NCI and its National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). This funding from the ...

  • Malignant Extradural Spinal Cord Compression - A review of diagnosis and management
    Published Thu May 29th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Greg Patey0800-0900Friday May 23, 201436 Barrie StreetFlyer attached.Presentation slides and References attached.

  • Notary Public Available
    Published Thu May 22nd 2014

    Residents are reminded that a Notary Public is available in the PGME Office to assist with CPSO Independent License applications.  Please contact Nicholas Snider to make an appointment, or call the PGME Office at 613-533-2543.

  • World-renowned surgeon to receive honorary degree
    Published Tue May 20th 2014

    Dr. Bernard Langer, a world-renowned surgeon, will receive an honorary degree at this year’s convocation ceremony for Queen’s MD program.Dr. Langer became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1961 and joined the staff of the Toronto General Hospital in 1963. He was chair of the Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, from 1982 to 1989 and was the Colonel R.S. McL...

  • Quality End-of-Life Care and Resources in Southeastern Ontario to Help Achieve It
    Published Mon May 12th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday May 16, 201436 Barrie StreetAt the end of this session, participants will be able to:1. List factors that impact on perceived quality of care at the end-of-life2. Access resources to assist in providing high quality end-of-life careFlyer attached here.   Sign-in sheet and Evaluation Form attached.Presentation slides attached.

  • Quality End-of-Life Care and Resources in Southeastern Ontario to Help Achieve It
    Published Mon May 12th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday May 16, 201436 Barrie StreetAt the end of this session, participants will be able to:1. List factors that impact on perceived quality of care at the end-of-life2. Access resources to assist in providing high quality end-of-life careFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached.

  • Before and Beyond CLOT: Venous thromboembolism in palliative care
    Published Thu May 8th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday May 9, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Define the incidence and risks of venous thromboembolism in palliative care2. Discuss the evidence for VTE prophylaxis in our patients3. Discuss the evidence for VTE treatment past the 6 month CLOT trial windowFlyer attached here

  • Bridging the gap between ideas and action for global health
    Published Wed Apr 30th 2014

    Bridging the gap between ideas and action is the focus of the second annual Knowledge Translation for Global Health Summer Institute at Queen’s University. The conference offers upper-level students, graduate students, researchers and professionals an opportunity to learn about global health and social problems and how best to move evidence into action to improve or solve them. “We cannot ignore the gap be...

  • Dean honoured by U.K. surgical society
    Published Wed Apr 30th 2014

      Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, and a professor in the Department of Surgery, has been awarded an honourary fellowship of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. Reserved for surgeons and other distinguished medical practitioners, it is the highest honour the association can confer. Dr. Reznick is only the second Canadian surgeon to receive the award. “I have had a lo...

  • Upcoming Prizes and Awards
    Published Tue Apr 29th 2014

    PSI Resident Research Prize and the CSCI Award for Excellence in Resident Research: Each year the PSI (Physicians Services Incorporated) Foundation sponsors research awards to encourage scholarly inquiry in residency programs. Five $2000.00 awards are available at Queen's and all residents are encouraged to write and submit their research projects to the Postgraduate Medical Education office at 70 Barrie Street by...

  • DO THE RIGHT THING! But, what is right?
    Published Tue Apr 29th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday May 2, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Discuss the meaning of 'DNR'  2. Debate ethical decision-making in clinical care Note: At Palliative Care Round this week, we will discuss the attached 2 1/2 page article from the most recent CMAJ, describing two patient scenarios that raise questions pertinent to the end-of-life care we provide.  Please read the 2 scenar...

  • Registration Reminder
    Published Wed Apr 23rd 2014

    All residents who plan to continue in their residency programs in 2014-2015 are reminded that they must complete the online registration process.  You will need your Queen's NetID and Password in order to log into the secure online registration system. Once into the system, you will be guided through the requirements for Queen’s Postgraduate Medical Education registration and Kingston General Hospital contra...

  • Travill Debate 2014
    Published Thu Apr 17th 2014

    The Travill Debate 2014

  • New Division of Dermatology launched
    Published Wed Apr 16th 2014

    The shortage of dermatologists in the local area is about to end. Today the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University is launching a new academic Division of Dermatology. The clinics will be based at Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario.“Canadian Dermatology Workforce Survey documents indicate that the clinical needs of an area with the population of Southeastern Ontario shou...

  • 2014 Simulation Olympics
    Published Wed Apr 16th 2014

    The 2014 competition will be held on April 30th, May 1st and 2nd (Wed/Thurs/Fri) at the Queen’s Clinical Simulation Centre. Faculty-supervised practice sessions will be announced at a later date. All teams must have the following: 4 members total with a maximum of 2 senior residents, an RN and/or RT member, and a supervising faculty coach.  Faculty coaches are responsible for practice sessi...

  • Researcher finds gaps in care for high-risk cancer patients
    Published Mon Apr 14th 2014

    Christopher Booth (Queen’s Department of Oncology and Kingston General Hospital) has found that chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer is not commonly used in routine clinical practice despite the fact that it is shown to improve long-term survival by five per cent. He is now using those findings to better understand the barriers to using chemotherapy, with the goal of implementing a pl...

  • When Grief Gets Complicated
    Published Thu Apr 10th 2014

    Presented by: Jessica Bonney, MSW, RSWSocial worker, Psychosocial Oncology, CCSEO0800-0900Friday April 11, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To define complicated grief and how it differs from uncomplicated grief2. To review the predictors of complicated grief3. To discuss implications for practiceFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here.The article that is the basis for the presentation: Predictors of com...

  • Heart health: Is Aspirin helpful or harmful?
    Published Wed Apr 9th 2014

    By Anne Craig, Communications Officer Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital researchers are part of a groundbreaking international study that has shown that starting – or continuing – to take Aspirin before non-cardiac surgery as a way to protect the heart after surgery is ineffective and, in some cases, harmful. Because surgery puts patients at increased risk of heart attack, doctors oft...

  • Queen's earns four new Canada Research Chairs
    Published Wed Apr 2nd 2014

    Four Queen’s University professors have been named new Canada Research Chairs and one professor’s current chair position is being renewed. The five chairs are Canadian leaders in their respective research fields. Developed in 2000, each year the CRC program invests up to $265 million to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Queen’s will receive $200,000 per yea...

  • Sexual Health after Gynecologic Malignancy
    Published Wed Mar 26th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Hasan KhudairiPalliative Medicine Fellow, Queen's University0800-0900Friday March 28, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To recognize barriers to addressing sexual health2. To be aware of treatment modalities for gynecologic cancers and their effects on sexual health3. To use diagnostic and assessment tools for sexual health of women with gynecologic cancers4. To manage sexual dysfunction5. To recogniz...

  • Olympic champion raises funds for local mental health initatives
    Published Mon Mar 24th 2014

    When six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes visits Kingston March 24, she will be raising funds and awareness of mental health issues. Money raised at the event is being donated to a mental health research project led by Queen’s professor Roumen Milev (Psychiatry).Major depression affects close to two million Canadians annually and is the leading cause of lost time from work.CAN-BIND (Canadian Biomarker Integrati...

  • Queen's Nursing showcasing state-of-the-art simulation equipment
    Published Wed Mar 19th 2014

    Queen’s School of Nursing is organizing a conference in Toronto to showcase the new clinical simulation equipment that 13 Ontario nursing programs have purchased following a $5.8 million investment from the Ontario government’s Productivity and Innovation Fund (PIF). “Blue Sky: Innovations in Patient Safety and Teaching and Learning” is running March 24 and 25 and will focus on enhancing regist...

  • Assisted Death ---- Murder or End-of-Life Care? A Palliative Care Fellow's Journey Through the Literature
    Published Tue Mar 18th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Kelly ParksPalliative Medicine PGY3Queen's University0800-0900Friday March 21, 201436 Barrie streetObjectives:1. Define the terms involved in assisted-death2. Outline the current state of assisted death around the world and in Canada3. Review the evidence and issues around assisted death in context of the 4. Four P's ... (Patients, Public, Physicians, Law/Policy makers)5. Draw conclusions and ope...

  • Assisted Death ---- Murder or End-of-Life Care? A Palliative Care Fellow's Journey Through the Literature
    Published Tue Mar 18th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Kelly ParksPalliative Medicine PGY3Queen's University0800-0900Friday March 21, 201436 Barrie streetObjectives:1. Define the terms involved in assisted-death2. Outline the current state of assisted death around the world and in Canada3. Review the evidence and issues around assisted death in context of the 4. Four P's ... (Patients, Public, Physicians, Law/Policy makers)5. Draw conclusions and ope...

  • Call for Nominations
    Published Mon Mar 10th 2014

    Nominations are now being accepted for the H. F. Pross Educational Technology Award and the Ron Wigle Mentorship Award.  Click on the links above for more information about these two awards and to access the nomination forms.

  • CaRMS Congratulations!
    Published Fri Mar 7th 2014

    Congratulations to all of the applicants who have just matched to Queen's.  We are looking forward to welcoming you to our programs in July, and orientation and registration information will be sent to you shortly.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hestitate to contact the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

  • Winter Newsletter
    Published Tue Feb 25th 2014

    The PGME Winter Newsletter has now been distributed to all residents, clinical fellows, Program Directors, and Program Assistants.  Be sure to check your email for the newsletter and if you have not received it, please let us know by contacting the PGME Office.

  • Notary Public Available
    Published Tue Feb 25th 2014

    Each year, residents and faculty members need the services of a Notary Public in order to complete a variety of documents.  Nicholas Snider is available daily in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and can assit with documents such as: CPSO Independent License applications CPSO Restricted Registration applications CPSO Corporation Renewals USMLE applications Out-of-province elective applications Pl...

  • "Cold-hearted" protein protects saltwater fish from freezing
    Published Thu Feb 20th 2014

    A team of researchers at Queen’s University led by Peter Davies (Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) has uncovered a unique protein in winter flounder called Maxi, which prevents the fish from freezing. This antifreeze protein is significantly larger than others they have studied from fish, insects, plants and microorganisms – hence the name. Peter Davies and his team have discovered a new pro...

  • Canadian Forces at the School of Medicine
    Published Wed Feb 19th 2014

    We are excited to welcome the Annual Health Services Med Tech Regional Workshop hosted by the Canadian Forces this Friday, February 21 at the New Medical Building.  

  • Medical students talk hot topics in health starting February 20
    Published Wed Feb 19th 2014

    Over the next three months, the Queen’s School of Medicine will open its doors to the Queen’s and greater Kingston community for a series of discussions about contemporary health issues.Queen’s Medicine Health Talks, recently founded by a group of first-year medical students, has planned three talks between now and April.The first discussion, “Let’s Talk Heart Health,” takes place Fe...

  • Do Family Medicine Residents Feel Ready to Provide Palliative Care?
    Published Fri Feb 14th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Tony Soeyonggo0800-0900Friday February 21, 2014Host Site: 36 Barrie Street By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:1) Identify the current state of palliative care curriculum received in medical school and residency for Queen's family medicine residents2) Identify the residents' preferred learning formats and self-identified curricular topics to be considered for Queen's family ...

  • Do Family Medicine Residents Feel Ready to Provide Palliative Care?
    Published Fri Feb 14th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Tony Soeyonggo0800-0900Friday February 2136 Barrie Street By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:1) Identify the current state of palliative care curriculum received in medical school and residency for Queen's family medicine residents2) Identify the residents' preferred learning formats and self-identified curricular topics to be considered for Queen's family medicine residenc...

  • Blood transfusions in Palliative Care--the gift of life, the gift of love, or something else?
    Published Thu Feb 13th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Kelly Parks0800-0900Friday February 14, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Outline the medical and ethical issues surrounding blood transfusions in the palliative care population2. Review actual cases and the challenges inherent to the decision making process3. Review the current literature and guidelines available regarding blood transfusions in Palliative Care4. Open discussion and suggestions for fu...

  • 2015-2016 Rotation Schedule Available
    Published Thu Feb 6th 2014

    Dates for the 2015-2016 Common Rotation Schedule are now available.  The schedule is developed jointly by Queen's University, McMaster University, Western University, and the University of Ottawa.  It can be found, along with rotation dates for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, on the PGME website at:  http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/rotation_schedules

  • Choosing Wisely 5 Years from Now
    Published Mon Feb 3rd 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Chris Frank0800-0900Friday January 31, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. be aware of the current Palliative Care lists from Choosing Wisely 2. consider gaps in PC knowledge and research3. develop what the List might look like in 2019Flyer attached here