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  • 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

  • Description and prediction of inpatient admissions and home care use following a terminal cancer diagnosis
    Published Mon Feb 3rd 2014

    Presented by: Alyson MaharPhD Candidate, Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University0800-0900Friday February 7, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Introduction to health services research at Queen’s University2. Describe regional variations in health service use following a metastatic gastric cancer diagnosis in Ontario.3. Identify predictors of two major cost drivers in the care of metastatic gastr...

  • Blouin to receive national award from AFMC
    Published Wed Jan 29th 2014

    Danielle Blouin (Emergency Medicine) has been announced as the 2014 recipient of The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada from the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada (AFMC). Dr. Blouin will receive the award at the 2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Ottawa, Ontario), April 26 - 29. “Dr. Blouin has significantly contributed to the quality of Canadian medical tea...

  • Susan Cole made an honorary professor at Jinan university
    Published Fri Jan 24th 2014

    Professor Susan Cole says she’s always been internationally inclined since her first school trip to Japan at age 15. She loves to travel, enjoys bringing foreign students and postdoctoral fellows into her cancer research lab, and is involved in a handful of research collaborations with universities and clinics around the world. “The beauty of biomedical science is that it is international,” says Dr. ...

  • Course Registrations
    Published Fri Jan 24th 2014

    Course registration for PALS Provider and TNCC are now available. Please visit our "Courses Offered" page for more information. 

  • Queen’s Family Health Team receives two provincial awards
    Published Thu Jan 23rd 2014

    Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT) is a leader in new models of health care. Led by Dr. Glenn Brown, Head, Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, the team includes physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, a pharmacist, a dietitian and a foot care nurse, all focused on improving health care for their patients. A tangible result of the team’s success is two recent awards...

  • What happens at home stays at home - Facilitating Expected Home Deaths in Southeastern Ontario
    Published Thu Jan 23rd 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday January 24, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. List challenges facing end-of-life care in the community2. Describe two initiatives to facilitate end-of-life care in the home in southeastern Ontario3. Become aware of plans to evaluate the two initiativesFlyer attached here

  • Margaret Angus Research Fellowship 2014
    Published Tue Jan 21st 2014

    The Museum of Health Care will accept proposals for a resident 16-week summer research fellowship (May-September), which will investigate a topic relevant to the history of health and health care (any discipline) utilizing the Museum's collections, reference materials, exhibits, and/or educational programs. The Fellow will work on-site to produce a manuscript that will become part of the Museum’s collection and ...

  • New workplace mental health program certified by the Faculty of Health Sciences to be delivered at Bell Canada
    Published Fri Jan 17th 2014

    Workplace mental health received a boost today with the announcement of a progressive new training program designed to support employees. Developed by Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Morneau Shepell, Canada’s largest human resources consulting firm, the program enables learners to acquire additional skills, strategies and resources to address mental health issues in their working teams. Upon completi...

  • Pruritis in Palliative Care
    Published Tue Jan 14th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday January 17, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Understand the burden of pruritis in palliative care2. Learn about the presumed mechanism of pruritis3. Explore some evidence-informed treatment optionsFlyer attached here.

  • Pruritis in Palliative Care
    Published Tue Jan 14th 2014

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday January 17, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Understand the burden of pruritis in palliative care2. Learn about the presumed mechanism of pruritis3. Explore some evidence-informed treatment optionsFlyer attached here.Sign-in Sheet attached.Evaluation form attached.Presentation slides attached

  • Jeopardy! winner shares his experiences
    Published Thu Jan 9th 2014

    For Matthew Church, writing his respirology exam was more nerve wracking than his three appearances on the hit game show Jeopardy!. Mr. Church, a second year student in the Queen’s School of Medicine, competed three times on Jeopardy!, which was filmed back in October in California. Mr. Church had to keep the outcome of his competition a secret until the episodes aired on December 16th, 17th and 18th. His first...

  • Dementia Is Not a Cure for Pain
    Published Wed Jan 8th 2014

    Presented by: Kathy Baker  & Trish Macpherson0800-0900Friday January 10, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1.Participants will recognize the complexity of managing pain in those with dementia 2.To identify the manifestations of pain in those with dementia 3. Increased awareness of the tools to assess pain in dementiaFlyer attached here.

  • New Queen's research may lead to healthier pregnancies
    Published Wed Jan 8th 2014

    New research out of Queen’s University has shown that anti-inflammatory drugs could be beneficial in the treatment of abnormal maternal inflammation during pregnancy, a condition that can cause serious diseases like pre-eclampsia and can lead to small babies.Professor Charles Graham (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) worked on the project along with lead author Tiziana Cotechini (PhD student, Biomedical and Mole...

  • Matthew Church (Meds’16) wins again on Jeopardy!
    Published Wed Dec 18th 2013

    Matthew Church with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek!Matthew Church, Meds’16 is now a two-time Jeopardy champion. After an online quiz and an in-person interview Matthew Church, a second year medical student at Queen’s, was selected from 250,000 people to compete on Jeopardy!  Nearly a year after he applied, he won $24,000 on the show that aired on Monday December 16, and won again on the Tuesday episode th...

  • Queen's Nursing leading $5.8 million province-wide initiative
    Published Fri Dec 13th 2013

    A School of Nursing-led partnership to substantially advance nursing education has received a $5.8 million grant from the Government of Ontario’s Productivity and Innovation Fund. Thirteen of Ontario’s university nursing programs, in collaboration with four colleges will collaborate on redesigning upper year clinical courses and develop new clinical simulations. Jennifer Medves, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of...

  • New scientific director focuses on improvement in health care for seniors
    Published Thu Dec 12th 2013

    With a growing population of elderly people in Canada, advances in medical care and technology are critical for the care of the seriously ill, frail elderly. John Muscedere (School of Medicine) is the new scientific director of TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network), whose mission is to fill unmet research needs for that segment of the population. The four identified TVN strategic priorities include: mat...

  • Important Postgraduate Awards Information
    Published Wed Dec 11th 2013

    There are a number of awards and bursaries with upcoming deadlines.  Please see the attached flyer or refer to the PGME Awards website for further information.

  • From a sore back to death by Bowel Perforation...an unusual case of lung cance
    Published Tue Dec 10th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Kelly Parks0800-0900Friday December 13, 201336 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. To outline the case2. To provide an overview of current literature around bowel perforation in lung cancer3. To discuss possible pathophysiology and confounders4. To discuss lessons learnedFlyer attached here

  • Archer's mitochondrial research offers new targets to fight serious diseases
    Published Thu Dec 5th 2013

    Department of Medicine Chair, Stephen Archer’s research has revealed that in serious human diseases (such as pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, cardiac arrest and neurologic disease) the cell’s power source, known as mitochondria, displays an abnormal structure. Dr. Archer discussed his findings in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, Mitochondrial Dynamics — Mitochondrial Fi...

  • Exploring New Frontiers: Palliative Care in Rheumatic Diseases
    Published Wed Dec 4th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Mino Mitri0800-0900Friday December 6, 201336 Barrie StreetObjectives:1 - Gaining an understanding of the specific rheumatic diseases that would be considered for palliative care 2 - Recognizing the time of onset for palliative care in rheumatic diseases 3 - Discussing the gaps in literature on the management of these diseases in palliative careFlyer attached here.

  • Death by Doctor or Helping People Live Well Until They Die
    Published Thu Nov 28th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon0800-0900Friday November 29, 201336 Barrie StreetGoals/Objectives:1. Review current state re: PAS/Euthanasia in Canada2. Brief review of state in Belgium & Oregon3. Focused discussion on what palliative care offersAttendees are strongly encouraged to review coverage on this topic: http://news.nationalpost.com/tag/death-by-doctor/Flyer attached here.

  • CaRMS Leadership Award
    Published Wed Nov 27th 2013

    Residents are invited to apply for the Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership.  This award, accompanied by funding of up to $5,000, is given annually to undergraduate or postgraduate medical trainees who have demonstrated interest in/aptitude for leadership. Eligible learners must be enrolled full-time in a Canadian medical education program, and must reside in Canada.  The award application documents are...

  • Paul Belliveau deemed top Canadian undergraduate surgical educator
    Published Mon Nov 25th 2013

    Paul Belliveau (Department of Surgery) has received The John Provan Outstanding Canadian Surgical Educator Award from the Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee (CUSEC). The award is one of the most prestigious national awards of its kind, and is given bi-annually to honour exceptional contributions to undergraduate surgical education in Canada.“I am overjoyed,. But at the same time humbled by the fa...

  • Palliative Care in Saudi Arabia
    Published Thu Nov 21st 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Hasan Khudairi0800-0900Friday November 22, 201336 Barrie StreetDuring this session we will review:1. Saudi Arabia in brief2. Health system in Saudi Arabia3. History of palliative care in Saudi Arabia4. Palliative care in Saudi Arabia currently5. Problems facing palliative care in Saudi ArabiaFlyer attached here

  • Leslie Flynn appointed Vice-Dean Education, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Published Mon Nov 18th 2013

    Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that Leslie Flynn has been appointed as the inaugural Vice-Dean Education for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University for an initial term from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.  Dr. Flynn had been the Interim Vice-Dean Education for the Faculty since August 2012. Following the receipt of Bachelor and Master’s de...

  • TNCC course
    Published Wed Nov 13th 2013

    We are excited to host our first TNCC course on December 4&5. Please visit 'Courses offered' for more details. Registration deadline is Monday November 18, 2013 (noon)

  • CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program
    Published Mon Nov 11th 2013

    The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) has just announced details for the 2014-2015 competition for the CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program.  Download the flyer for further information.

  • Research studies the performance of blood thinners in the elderly
    Published Fri Nov 8th 2013

    The line between effective and harmful is a thin one when it comes to the choice of blood thinners in seniors, says new research by Yan Xu, a third year undergraduate medical student at Queen’s, Dr. Ana Johnson, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Chris Simpson, Head of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine. In Canada, novel oral anticoagulants, also known as new b...

  • Diagnosis and Management of Cancer-Related Neuropathic Pain
    Published Fri Nov 8th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 15, 201336 Barrie StreetDuring this session, we will review:1. causes and pathophysiology of cancer-related neuropathic pain2. prevalence of neuropathic pain in cancer patients with pain3. approach to diagnosing neuropathic pain4. pharmacologic management of neuropathic painClick here for presentation slidesFlyer attached hereSign-in Sheet attached hereEvaluation form...

  • Diagnosis and Management of Cancer-Related Neuropathic Pain
    Published Fri Nov 8th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 15, 201336 Barrie StreetDuring this session, we will review:1. causes and pathophysiology of cancer-related neuropathic pain2. prevalence of neuropathic pain in cancer patients with pain3. approach to diagnosing neuropathic pain4. pharmacologic management of neuropathic painClick here for presentation slidesFlyer attached hereSign-in Sheet attached hereEvaluation form...

  • Queen's mental health experts lead national study
    Published Thu Nov 7th 2013

    By Anne Craig, Communications Officer Queen’s University mental health experts Heather Stuart (Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and Public Health Sciences) Shu-Ping Chen (Public Health Sciences) and Terry Krupa (School of Rehabilitation Therapy) have received $1.7 million from Movember Canada for their latest project, The Caring Campus: An Intervention Project. The multi-institutional project focus...

  • Award Deadlines
    Published Thu Nov 7th 2013

    Each year, the Postgraduate Medical Education Office encourages residents to submit applications for a variety of awards, bursaries, and fellowships.  There are two fellowships with upcoming application deadlines:  The Henry Albert Beatty Fellowship and the Cecil Reid Patience Fellowship.  These are both one year salary awards for residents applying to the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) in order to...

  • Winter Holidays
    Published Thu Nov 7th 2013

    The PGME Office has received some questions from residents about the dates for the December holiday breaks.  Residents should check with their individual programs, as dates can vary by program.  All residents are entitled to at least five consecutive days off during a twelve day period that encompasses Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and two full weekends.  These five days off are to account for the three...

  • Nearing the End of a Long Life: Pain Management for the Elderly
    Published Mon Nov 4th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 8, 201336 Barrie StreetIn this session you will learn:1. symptom prevalence in the elderly with advanced illness2. an approach to pain assessment in the elderly3. considerations when prescribing analgesics/co-analgesics4. an approach to analgesic use in renal insufficiency5. options for non-pharmacologic pain treatmentPresentation slides attached here  Flyer atta...

  • Bruce Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jeremy Nicholson to lecture on personalized medicine - November 6
    Published Fri Oct 25th 2013

    I am very pleased to tell you about a very special lecture,  “Personalized Medicine in the 21st Century” to be delivered by this year’s Bruce Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jeremy Nicholson from Imperial College London. Professor Nicholson is one of the world’s foremost experts in personalized medicine, particularly in understanding how gene contributions and environmental factors come together...

  • Special Lecture on November 6
    Published Tue Oct 22nd 2013

    You are invited to attend a special upcoming lecture, “Personalized Medicine in the 21st Century” to be delivered by this year’s Bruce Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jeremy Nicholson from Imperial College London. Professor Nicholson is one of the world’s foremost experts in personalized medicine, particularly in understanding how gene contributions and environmental factors come together to determin...

  • Health Care Team Challenge™ 2013
    Published Thu Oct 17th 2013

    Mr. Smith is a long-haul truck driver who recently had both feet amputated due to complications from diabetes. When his oxygen saturation levels drop below normal, a chest x-ray and ECG are ordered – procedures refused by Mr. Smith because “what’s the point?” As a health care professional, how do we provide the best care for this patient? What does he need? What does he want? What are the priori...

  • Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndromes
    Published Thu Oct 17th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday October 18, 201336 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Understand the specific clinical, pathological and epidemiological features of these syndromes2. Familiarize oneself with proposed pathogenesis of these syndromes3. Identify potential therapies4. Identify considerations for long term follow upFlyer attached.Sign-in Sheet attached hereEvaulation form attached here.

  • Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndromes
    Published Thu Oct 17th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday October 18, 201336 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Understand the specific clinical, pathological and epidemiological features of these syndromes2. Familiarize oneself with proposed pathogenesis of these syndromes3. Identify potential therapies4. Identify considerations for long term follow upFlyer attached.Sign-in Sheet attached hereEvaulation form attached here.

  • PALS registration closed
    Published Thu Oct 10th 2013

    Our course is now full. Our next PALS course will be in the Spring. Please check back later for more details.

  • Robert Reid honoured by Royal College UK
    Published Fri Oct 4th 2013

    Robert Reid (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) has been named a Fellow ad Eundem by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in the United Kingdom, only the fourth Canadian to have earned this honour in the past 25 years. “I'm really very honoured to have received this recognition, and in particular, to do so in the footsteps of (Queen’s professor emeritus) Dr. James Low, who was similarly re...

  • Research at Providence Care focuses on measuring impacts of dementia; topic at Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia
    Published Fri Oct 4th 2013

    Research underway at Providence Care may one day make it easier for clinicians to measure the impacts of dementia, helping people with Alzheimer’s and other related conditions get the treatment they need sooner. Amber Knuff, a Queen’s University researcher at Providence Care’s Mental Health Services (MHS), is leading a study with geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Dallas Seitz, that aims to identify an obje...

  • #HPM: Social Media and Palliative Care
    Published Fri Sep 27th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Stephen Singh0800-0900Friday October 4, 201336 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Understand the basics of blogs, Facebook and Twitter2. List some reasons why patients and families use these modalities3. List some reasons why physicians may consider using these modalities in a professional capacityFlyer attached.

  • Reznick named honourary member of CAGS
    Published Thu Sep 26th 2013

    Richard Reznick, Queen’s dean of Health Sciences has become a Honourary Member of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS). Dr. Reznick received his award, in recognition of outstanding service to the association, from CAGS President, Dr. Garth Warnock at the 2013 Canadian Surgery Forum in Ottawa. Along with CAGS, Dr. Reznick has held nearly sixty different roles with almost three-dozen professio...

  • Mindfulness Training Program
    Published Tue Sep 24th 2013

    You are invited to a six-week Mindfulness Training Program.  This is an opportunity to develop a fundamental capacity of mind that is relevant to both professional competence and personal health. It addresses how you think, and how you feel.  More information is available at:  http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/wellness/mbsr  An information session will be held on October 15th at 6:30pm, ...

  • Courses, courses, courses!
    Published Mon Sep 23rd 2013

    Registration for ACLS, PALS, and TNCC are now available. Please check out our website for more information. Please note: all course registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited so please register early.

  • Therapeutic Touch as an Integrative Therapy for Palliative Care
    Published Mon Sep 23rd 2013

    Presented by: Alison Cooke, BSA(Hon), BEdPracticing/teaching Therapeutic Touch for 17 years0800-0900Friday September 27, 201336 Barrie StreetGoals/Objectives 1. To describe how TT provides relaxation , reduced anxiety and reduced pain2. To provide research references proving the efficacy of TT in inhibiting the growth of bone cancer cells3. To demonstrate a TT treatment4. To demonstrate ways in which TT can be used fo...

  • Three faculty members become Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
    Published Fri Sep 20th 2013

    Roger DeeleyThree Queen’s professors and respected researchers have been formally inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).Roger Deeley (Pathology and Molecular Medicine), Jacalyn Duffin (Medicine, Philosophy, History, Nursing, Education), and Elizabeth Eisenhauer (Oncology) were chosen based on their demonstrated leadership, creativity, competence and commitment to the health scien...

  • Dr. Joel Parlow reappointed Head, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Published Fri Sep 20th 2013

    Joel Parlow has been reappointed Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care Centre for a second term from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018. This reappointment is announced by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s, and Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, Chairs ...

  • Palliative Sedation
    Published Fri Sep 13th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon0800-0900Friday September 20, 2013Host site: 36 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To outline the indications and aims for palliative sedation2. To discuss drugs, administraion and monitoring3. To review the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physician framework for continous palliative sedationFlyer attached here.Sign-in sheetEvaluation Form

  • Palliative Sedation
    Published Fri Sep 13th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon0800-0900Friday September 20, 201336 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To outline the indications and aims for palliative sedation2. To discuss drugs, administraion and monitoring3. To review the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physician framework for continous palliative sedationFlyer attached here.

  • Good Luck, Dr. James Villamere!
    Published Thu Sep 12th 2013

    Best of luck to our resident, Dr. James Villamere, who will be representing Queen’s University at the National Laparoscopic Suture Challenge held by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons in Ottawa on Thursday, September 19, 2013! Good luck, James!

  • 1st QuARMS students arrive at Queen’s
    Published Wed Sep 11th 2013

    Queen’s University welcomed the first 10 students to a program unique among Canadian universities welcomed campus last week. The Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) program allows 10 School of Medicine students to finish their medical doctorate just six years after graduating from high school, two years earlier than the traditional educational pathway. Over 500 students across C...

  • Richard van Wylick appointed Director, Faculty Development
    Published Mon Sep 9th 2013

    Richard van Wylick has been appointed Director, Faculty Development for Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is announced by Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. van Wylick brings a broad base of expertise to the this role with nearly twenty years of experience at Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital as an educator, clinician,  scholar...

  • Writing Competition
    Published Mon Sep 9th 2013

    Do you enjoy writing?  Medical students and residents are invited to submit reflective essays, poetry, or short fiction exploring the intersection of mental health and the humanities to the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Competition.  One entry in each category (medical student, postgraduate trainee) will be selected to receive a $100 cash prize.  Download the flyer for more in...

  • David Lillicrap among Queen's professors elected to Royal Society of Canada
    Published Sun Sep 8th 2013

    Dr. David Lillicrap, a professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Lillicrap is  an internationally-renowned researcher focused on the genetic basis of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD). His work has led to innovative strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of the world’s most commonly-inherited bleeding diseases. Lillicrap...

  • Public Health Learning Tools Challenge
    Published Fri Sep 6th 2013

    Want to make an impact towards a healthier future for all?  Residents are invited to submit entries in a new challenge supported by AFMC and the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Create a cartoon, video, game, or other creative teaching tool that addresses a key area of public health or preventive medicine and you could win one of thirteen available cash prizes.  The first place prize is worth $2,500!&nbs...

  • The Role of Buprenorphine in the Management of Complex Chronic Pain
    Published Wed Sep 4th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Scott Duggan, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine0800-0900Friday September 13, 201336 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1.  To review the pharmacology of buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone combinations2.  To identify patients that may be appropriate candidates for buprenorphine therapy3.  To examine the role of buprenorphine therapy in th...

  • GIDRU researchers receive key funding from Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
    Published Thu Aug 29th 2013

    Stephen Vanner and Alan Lomax  have been awarded $370,000 from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada to help them and their colleagues continue their cutting edge research in this often debilitating illness.Dr. Vanner is the director of the Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital and a leading researcher in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).&ldq...

  • Welcome
    Published Mon Aug 26th 2013

    Welcome to the Class of 2017! We look forward to meeting you all in September!

  • Simpson begins term as Canadian Medical Association's president-elect
    Published Wed Aug 21st 2013

    Dr. Christopher Simpson Christopher Simpson was acclaimed as president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) yesterday at its annual meeting in Calgary. In March, Dr. Simpson, Professor and Chief of Cardiology at Queen’s University, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Program at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu, was voted CMA’s president-elect nominee. Yesterday’s acclamation mark...

  • IRLS - Register Now
    Published Thu Aug 8th 2013

    Registration for the International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS) is now open.  The IRLS is a unique global forum attended by Canadian and international residents, and more information is available from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada website.

  • Douglas Cook receives prestigious fellowship in neurosurgery
    Published Fri Aug 2nd 2013

    Dr. Douglas James Cook (Department of Surgery) has been announced as the recipient of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2013 Vascular Fellowship. Dr. Cook was the only Canadian named to receive one of six prestigious fellowships from this worldwide professional body. Dr. Cook is a new faculty member, starting at Queen’s in May 2013 as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery - Division of Ne...

  • Medical Student Research Showcase
    Published Fri Aug 2nd 2013

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OPEN AS OF AUGUST 12, 2013 (08:00AM) Queen’s School of Medicine is proud to host the 2nd Annual Medical Student Research Showcase on September 26, 2013.  The Medical Student Research Showcase Committee invites abstracts from students for oral and poster presentations related to their research activities starting on August 12, 2013.  Please visit our NEW Community on Medtech for all i...

  • Stephen Archer selected to vet groundbreaking research
    Published Thu Jul 25th 2013

    Department of Medicine Head, Stephen Archer has been selected by the New England Journal of Medicine to editorialize two, international, randomized clinical trials describing the benefits of a new type of drug to treat two forms of pulmonary hypertension (PH).The findings were published by an international team of researchers, lead by researchers in Germany. This editorial is a critical appraisal of this new treatment ...

  • Psychiatry research centre earns national accreditation
    Published Wed Jul 24th 2013

    By Anne Craig, Communications Officer Queen's University's Department of Psychiatry and Providence Care, a leading provider of mental health care in southern Ontario, have been granted Accredited Clinical Research Centre status by the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT). The accreditation was awarded to the clinical research site based on the research center’s program strength and cal...

  • Forensic pathologist brings expertise to Queen's and Kingston
    Published Mon Jul 22nd 2013

    By Anita Jansman Kris Cunningham is the newest faculty member in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. He brings with him a wealth of experience and education to the science of forensic and cardiovascular pathology. He comes from the University of Toronto, where he was a forensic and cardiovascular pathologist and medical director at the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit of t...

  • Humber River Hospital signs Affiliation Agreement with Queen’s University:
    Published Wed Jul 17th 2013

    Queen’s University and Humber River Hospital in Toronto, and have reached a formal affiliation agreement that will see students, residents and clinical fellows from Queen’s University‘s Medical School rotate through all of the acute care service disciplines provided at the hospital.  The first rotation will be in the hospital’s Women’s and Children’s Program starting this August...

  • Ruth Wilson named president of WONCA North America
    Published Wed Jul 17th 2013

    After 35 years as a family doctor, it would be understandable if Queen’s University professor Ruth Wilson was starting to wind down her career. But quite the opposite is true.       At the recent world conference of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), Dr. Wilson was named the president of the organization’s North American region. The position marks the highest level of achie...

  • Summer Resident Newsletter
    Published Mon Jul 8th 2013

    The Summer Resident Newsletter is now online and available for viewing or download.  All PGME newsletters are available for download on the Postgraduate website under the 'newsletters' tab.

  • Queen's health researchers awarded $5.35 million
    Published Thu Jul 4th 2013

    Ten Queen’s University researchers were awarded over $5.35 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) during the 2012/13 fiscal term. The funding is being used to support the creation of new scientific knowledge that could lead to better understanding of illnesses and disorders and, ultimately, better health of Canadians.“The support of the CIHR is vital to our researchers,” says S...

  • National Assessment Collaboration Examination
    Published Thu Jul 4th 2013

    The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination has been made mandatory for all International Medical Graduates (IMG) applying for first-year residency positions in Ontario that start July 1, 2015.  In addition, the eligibility criteria for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) has also been changed to improve access to the NAC examination.  Details are available on the PGME web...

  • Patriotic “singing” bridge and has a Queen’s Med school connection
    Published Fri Jun 28th 2013

    It’s Canada Day on Monday. Long weekend. Family gatherings. Barbecues, picnics, fireworks, red and white attire, red maple leaf on flags, temporarily painted on faces, and many renditions of Oh Canada. John Sanfilippo (left) and Jared Coleman photo by Janina Enrile For the Whig-Standard But Kingston might be the only city in Canada to have a bridge, the LaSalle Causeway, that sings the national anthem - thank...

  • Petrof’s “RePOOPulate” one of five World-changing ideas
    Published Fri Jun 28th 2013

    An innovative treatment for C. difficile bacterial infections developed by Dr. Elaine Petroff (Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital) and Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe (University of Guelph) has been tagged by Maclean’s as one of Canada’s “five world changing ideas” Dr. Petrof, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Gastrointestinal Disease Research Unit (GIDRU) a...

  • Integrating Palliative Care into the Management of COPD Patients
    Published Thu Jun 27th 2013

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday June 28, 201336 Barrie StreetFlyer attached