All Announcements

  • Queen's University's Clinical Simulation Centre Technician Finishes 3rd In Medical Simulation Specialist Competition.
    Published Tue Aug 18th 2015

    Our very own Jeremy Babcock made it to the finals and came 3rd overall in SimGhosts  "Bug Buster" event. The competition was part of the SimGhost Conference at the Cedar Sinai Medical Centre and was made up of medical simulation specialists from around the world. We would like to congratulate Jeremy and let him know we appreciate the level of dedication and expertise he has brought and continues to brings to the C...

  • Family medicine professors among top-20 pioneers
    Published Wed Aug 12th 2015

    Richard Birtwhistle, left, and Walter Rosser of the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University are included in the College of Family Physicians of Canada's list of Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada. (University Communications)   Two members of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University are included in this year’s Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Resear...

  • Dr. Ross Walker reappointed Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
    Published Wed Aug 5th 2015

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Ross Walker as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine. This appointment is for a five-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020.Following the receipt of his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Walker completed his internship and residency training in general surgery at Queen's Universit...

  • Dr. Ross Walker reappointed Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
    Published Tue Aug 4th 2015

    Dr. G. Ross Walker appointed Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health SciencesDean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Ross Walker as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine. This appointment is for a five-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020.Following the receipt of his Doctor of Medicine from the Univ...

  • Dr. Anne K. Ellis appointed James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases & Allergy Research
    Published Wed Jul 15th 2015

    Dr. Anne K. Ellis appointed James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne K. Ellis as the James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2020. Aft...

  • VIP Seating for Residents
    Published Tue Jul 14th 2015

    IDEAS Intro to Quality Improvement – Special VIP Seats held for Queen’s Residents.  Register before August 7.  Improve Patient Care.  Designed for all health care professionals and managers, IDEAS Intro to QI program provides the knowledge and tools to plan for, or actively participate in, a quality improvement project. Participants will be able to:  Explore and apply the fu...

  • Head, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
    Published Tue Jul 7th 2015

    Applications 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, will develop and manage teams that will foste...

  • Dr. Ruth Wilson named to the Order of Canada
    Published Thu Jul 2nd 2015

    Ruth Wilson, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s, was named today as a Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston (Law’66), Governor General of Canada, for her contributions to improving primary care in Ontario and for her leadership in family medicine. Dr. Wilson follows in the footsteps of her mother Lois Wilson, a Companion of the Order of...

  • Become a Patient Safety Trainer
    Published Wed Jun 24th 2015

    The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality program, Queen’s University, along with The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, are excited to offer the “Become a Patient Safety Trainer” conference to clinical teams from Canadian healthcare organizations and to members of healthcare faculty.With an emphasis on creativity and excellence in educational techniques, the PSEP – Canada conference is delive...

  • After the Last Breath
    Published Mon Jun 22nd 2015

    Presented by: Dorothy Trimble-Hayes0800-0900Friday June 26, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. The role and services of funeral homes/crematoriums2. The process of receiving the deceased3. Challenging situations in the homeFlyer attached here.

  • Medical Marijuana Today: A Focus on Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jun 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900 Friday June 19, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Be introduced to the different cannabis/cannabinoid products2. Review current recommendation for cannabis/cannabinoid use for common symptoms in palliative care 3. Become familiar with Health Canada’s current medical marijuana legislationFlyer attached herePresentation slides attached here.  

  • Medical Marijuana Today: A Focus on Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jun 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900 Friday June 19, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Be introduced to the different cannabis/cannabinoid products2. Review current recommendation for cannabis/cannabinoid use for common symptoms in palliative care 3. Become familiar with Health Canada’s current medical marijuana legislationFlyer attached hereSign-in sheet attached hereEvaluation Form attac...

  • Risk Assessment & ID Workshop
    Published Wed Jun 10th 2015

    Dr. Jessica Jones will be holding a two day workshop called Risky Business: Understanding Risk Assessments and Intellectual Disability in August 2015. Definitive dates have not yet been scheduled in order to accommodate any large groups that may be interested. Spots will be limited to ensure quality of learning. Should you be interested, please email Meg McQueen for additional date and location information.  ...

  • New to Queen's this year?
    Published Tue Jun 9th 2015

    All new residents are reminded that orientation activities have been scheduled from July 1-3, 2015.  Please be sure to check out our website for more details if you haven't already done so.  We're looking forward to welcoming you to our community shortly!

  • Talking to Children about Death and Dying
    Published Fri Jun 5th 2015

    Presented by: Melissa Touw, RN, MScN, APN - Palliative Care0800-0900Friday June 12, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Identify the barries when talking to children about death and dying of a loved one2. Review the important aspects of child development when communicating about death and dying3. Identify tools useful when communicating about death and dyingFlyer attached here.

  • Elder Abuse
    Published Mon Jun 1st 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday June 5, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the definition of elder abuse2. Discuss prevalence rates3. Identify risk factors4. Review clinical manifestations5. Consider screening and interventional appraochFlyer attached here.

  • Pediatric Palliative Care
    Published Tue May 26th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie1800-0900Friday May 29, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: (TBA)Flyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here.  

  • Hospice Kingston Today and into the Future
    Published Tue May 19th 2015

    Presented by: Natasha Girard0800-0900Friday May 22, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Increase awareness about Hospice Kingston's programs and services2. Learn how Hospice Kingston plans to improve access to quality hospice palliative careFlyer attached here.

  • Providing Care for Aboriginal People of Canada
    Published Wed May 13th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Jaimi Heidman, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday May 15, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Increase awareness of important cultural considerations to take into account when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal peoples 2. Discuss the various barriers limiting Aboriginal people in accessing culturally sensitive and high quality palliative care as well as ways in which access can be inc...

  • Providing Care for Aboriginal People of Canada
    Published Wed May 13th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Jaimi Heidman, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday May 15, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Increase awareness of important cultural considerations to take into account when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal peoples 2. Discuss the various barriers limiting Aboriginal people in accessing culturally sensitive and high quality palliative care as well as ways in which access can be inc...

  • A Mindful Approach to Stress
    Published Wed May 6th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. John Smythe0800-0900Friday May 8, 201536 Barrie Street John Smythe is a Pediatric Cardiologist and a Student Wellness Advisor with the Queens Faculty of Medicine. He has been a meditation instructor since 1996 and is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and Shambhala Meditation Training Director. He has provided Mindfulness Training Workshops for medical trainees and medical faculty since 200...

  • And now for something completely different ... My Gift of Grace
    Published Fri Apr 24th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday May 1, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Learn about a game to facilitate conversations about living and dying well2. Play the game3. Reflect on the game's potential or lack thereofFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here

  • Peter Warren Travelling Scholarship
    Published Mon Apr 20th 2015

    The Peter Warren Travelling Scholarship funds research projects undertaken by residents, in Royal College accredited programs, studying the history of specialty medicine or postgraduate medical education in Canada. It honours Dr. Charles Peter Warren, FRCPC, the inaugural chair of the Royal College’s History and Heritage Advisory Committee, who provided leadership in our history and heritage activities until his ...

  • 2015-2018 SE Regional Hospice Palliative Care Work Plan
    Published Mon Apr 13th 2015

    Presenter: Olga Nikolajev0800-0900Friday April 17, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Learn about Provincial Palliative Care Planning Structures and Governance 2. Highlight South East LHIN Hospice Palliative Care 2015-2018 Work Plan 3. Engage palliative care community in partnership to improve careFlyer attached here     Presentation slides attached here

  • 2015-2018 SE Regional Hospice Palliative Care Work Plan
    Published Mon Apr 13th 2015

    Presenter: Olga Nikolajev0800-0900Friday April 17, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Learn about Provincial Palliative Care Planning Structures and Governance 2. Highlight South East LHIN Hospice Palliative Care 2015-2018 Work Plan 3. Engage palliative care community in partnership to improve careFlyer attached here              Sign-in sheet attached here  &...

  • It’s over. Now what?
    Published Wed Apr 8th 2015

    Our accreditation visitors have come and gone. They left behind a lot of compliments, some extreme interest in aspects of our curriculum, and a few areas they think we should continue to work on. And they left behind the opportunity to reflect. Accreditation times are fraught with concerns and worry—are we doing the right thing? What is it they are looking for? Do we have “sufficient” evidence a...

  • A Review of the Treatment of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
    Published Tue Apr 7th 2015

    Presenter: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900Friday April 10, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Outline the current evidence and recommendations for initial and long-term management of first and recurrent episodes of VTE 2. Discuss the management of commonly encountered thrombotic complications 3. Appreciate developing areas of research in the treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis Flyer attached here.

  • Matched to Queen's?
    Published Wed Mar 25th 2015

    If you have recently matched to a Queen's residency program, you should be aware that our office has sent you a welcome email to the email address provided to us by CaRMS.  If you have not received this welcome email, please check your spam folder or contact us directly at pgme@queensu.ca or by phone at (613) 533-2543.

  • Accreditation Tips & Topics
    Published Tue Mar 24th 2015

    In our countdown to Accreditation 2015, we'll be releasing new tips every few days. Keep checking back for more great information!  Student feedback: We welcome and encourage student feedback through end-of-course evaluations. This feedback is reviewed by Course Directors and Year Directors and is used by the Course and Faculty Review Committee (CFRC) during its annual review of courses, influences recomme...

  • Dr. Steven Brooks brings PulsePoint to Canada
    Published Tue Mar 24th 2015

    Queen’s University researcher Steven Brooks, working with the City of Kingston, Kingston Fire and Rescue and a number of other community partners, is launching PulsePoint, a mobile app that can save lives. This marks the first PulsePoint launch in Canada. Working with the Kingston Fire and Rescue dispatch system, the app will alert users trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when someone in a nearby pub...

  • From Order to Infusion:
    Published Mon Mar 23rd 2015

    Presenter: Jen Baker, RPH0800-0900Friday March 27, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1.  To understand the process of a home care medication from prescribing physician to the patient 2. To become aware of the common issues that occur that may result in delays in the order reaching the patientFlyer attached here.

  • PARO awards Dr. Susan Finch and Ms. Chantal Van Parys
    Published Fri Mar 20th 2015

    Dr. Susan Finch of the Department of Psychiatry has been awarded as this year's recipient of the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for Queen's University. The award has become a well-recognized way for residents to acknowledge clinical teachers who have excelled in their role. Additionally, Ms. Chantal Van Parys from our Department of Family Medicine (at the P...

  • Susan Cole appointed inaugural Chair for new Division of Cancer Pharmacology of ASPET
    Published Mon Mar 16th 2015

    Dr. Susan Cole has been appointed the inaugural Chair of a new Division for Cancer Pharmacology that has been formed by The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The division was formed to serve Society members with interests in cancer pharmacology. Dr. Susan Cole currently holds the Canada Research Chair position in Cancer Biology and is the Bracken Chair of G...

  • Medication at the End Life - Management Dilemmas in the community Setting
    Published Fri Mar 13th 2015

    Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Connidis0800-0900Friday March 20, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Recognize challenges in determining when restlessness/loss of symptom control may be iatrogenic2. Review common medication interactions3. Discuss possible strategies to mitigate interactionsFlyer attached here.

  • Medication at the End Life - Management Dilemmas in the community Setting
    Published Fri Mar 13th 2015

    Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Connidis0800-0900Friday March 20, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Recognize challenges in determining when restlessness/loss of symptom control may be iatrogenic2. Review common medication interactions3. Discuss possible strategies to mitigate interactionsFlyer attached here.

  • A Review of the CFRC Process
    Published Tue Mar 10th 2015

    As we march ever so quickly towards our accreditation visit, we thought it would be useful to have a quick review of the Course and Faculty Review Committee (CFRC) and current status of course and faculty evaluations. For years, course review and faculty evaluations were somewhat disjointed and often relied on a paper process.  Reviews were not received consistently and evaluating these reviews was even more trou...

  • Karen Yeates receives $1m for Tanzanian pregnancy health program
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    Queen’s University researcher Karen Yeates has received $1 million in funding to develop a mobile platform to record and monitor the health of pregnant women. The five-year project will implement and test ways of improving the monitoring of pregnant women in Tanzania for preeclampsia-eclampsia and other important health outcomes.Dr. Yeates is working with Graeme Smith (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology), Ch...

  • CaRMS Success!
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    Best-Ever Results for Queen's!  As many of you will be aware, the CaRMS match results were released on March 4, 2015.  Many Queen's residents volunteer their time to assist with their program's interview days and you are a key part of the process.  Our residents give generously of their time, meeting prospective residents in interviews, discussion panels, luncheons, and social events.  We were so pl...

  • Welcome New Residents!
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    We are pleased to congratulate all of the medical students who recently matched to Queen's!  You will be receiving registration information shortly.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our office at pgme@queensu.ca.  Congratulations once again; we're pleased to welcome you to our postgraduate community!

  • 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...

  • 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.