All Announcements

  • MAID for Palliative Care? Can They Co-Exist?
    Published Fri Mar 24th 2017

    Presented by:  Andrew Robinson - Medical Oncologist Deanna Russell - Veterinarian and Family Physician Mark Handelman - Lawyer Janeta Kobes - Spiritual Health Specialist Cathy MacGillivary - Social Worker Craig Goldie - Palliative Care Physician 0800-0900Friday March 31, 2017Botterell Hall Room B143Purpose: To examine the mutual existence of physician-assisted death and palliative c...

  • Financial Toxicity: The Cost of Cancer for Patients and Families
    Published Wed Mar 22nd 2017

    Presented by: Jessica Bonney, MSW, RSW0800-0900Friday Mar 24, 2017Fenwick conference Room, KGHObjectives:1. to explore the term "financial toxicity"2. to highlight the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients and fmailies3. to provide an overview of current financial programs and their limitationsFlyer attached here.

  • FAQs added
    Published Thu Mar 16th 2017

    Thank you for all of your recent questions about our new programs!  We have added a list of Frequently Asked Questions and hope that the information will be helpful.  If you still have unanswered questions, contact the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at pgme@queensu.ca.

  • Tuition Fees Set
    Published Wed Mar 8th 2017

    Tuition fees have just been approved for our programs.  The tuition fees for the six-month Graduate Diploma is $12,500 and $25,000 for the twelve-month Professional Master's degree.

  • Congratulations!
    Published Mon Mar 6th 2017

    We wish to extend our congratulations to everyone who matched to Queen's this year.  A welcome email has been sent to you and if you have any questions at all, please contact us at pgme@queensu.ca.  We are looking forward to seeing you in July!

  • Office Closure
    Published Mon Feb 13th 2017

    The PGME Office will be closed on Tuesday, February 14th from 9:30am-1:00pm so that staff can attend a mandatory human resources session.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Hospice Palliative Services in Our Community
    Published Wed Feb 8th 2017

    Presented by: Siobhan McArdle0800-0900Friday February 17, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHObjectives: 1. To have an increased awareness of regional hospices & their services 2. To understand the pre-requisite entry education & role of hospice volunteers 3. To know about referral mechanisms 4. To have an opportunity to ask questionsFlyer attached here.Sign-in sheet attached here.

  • Hospice Palliative Services in Our Community
    Published Wed Feb 8th 2017

    Presented by: Siobhan McArdle0800-0900Friday February 17, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHObjectives: 1. To have an increased awareness of regional hospices & their services 2. To understand the pre-requisite entry education & role of hospice volunteers 3. To know about referral mechanisms 4. To have an opportunity to ask questionsFlyer attached here.

  • Vocation of a Community Deathcare Practitioner
    Published Tue Feb 7th 2017

    Presented by: Barb Phillips, BA, Physical and Health Education0800-0900Friday February 10, 2017Fenwick Conference Room, KGHObjectives: 1. Gain insight and become familiar with a philosophy and experiences ( from a non-medical perspective) that support and inspires individuals and families to engage holistically with dying, death care and bereavement 2. Learn the range of services a Thanadoula/Home Funeral Guide an...

  • Apply today!
    Published Fri Feb 3rd 2017

    The application system for the Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences and the Professional Master of Medical Sciences is open. The application deadline is April 15th 2017 for a July 1st, 2017 start and September 15th, 2017 for January 2018 start.  Applications may be submitted through the Graduate Admissions Online Service.

  • To Apply or Not to Apply: An Examination of the Evidence of Effectiveness, Indications and Use of Topical Opioids
    Published Wed Feb 1st 2017

    Presented by: Dr. Alison Flanagan, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday February 3, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGH Objectives: 1. Examine the role of peripheral opioid receptors and the pharmacology of topical opioids2. Review the available literature on the use and efficacy of topical opioids 3. Describe indications, preparation and use of topical opioidsFlyer attached here.

  • Tobacco Endgame Summit Final Summary Report
    Published Tue Jan 24th 2017

    On September 30 and October 1, Queen's hosted Canada's first Tobacco Endgame Summit. The summit brought together experts from across Canada and the world, with the collective aim to build a strategy to end the use of commercial tobacco in Canada. Click here to read the summary report, outlining the results of the summit and future actions.

  • Promoting Quality and Timely Care for Palliative and End of Life Patients - Experiences with the Adoption of eShift across the South East CCAC
    Published Fri Jan 20th 2017

    Presented by: Robert Bruce & Nicole St-Aubin0800-0900Friday January 27, 2017Fenwick Conference at KGHObjectives: 1. Provide an overview of eHomecare (and specifically the eShift model of care)2. Describe how the South East CCAC applied the eShift model for Palliative and End of Life care patients3. Provide and update on the results of the South East CCAC eShift Pilot Project, key deliverables and proposed...

  • Promoting Quality and Timely Care for Palliative and End of Life Patients - Experiences with the Adoption of eShift across the South East CCAC
    Published Fri Jan 20th 2017

    Presented by: Robert Bruce & Nicole St-Aubin0800-0900Friday January 27, 2017Fenwick Conference at KGHObjectives: 1. Provide an overview of eHomecare (and specifically the eShift model of care)2. Describe how the South East CCAC applied the eShift model for Palliative and End of Life care patients3. Provide and update on the results of the South East CCAC eShift Pilot Project, key deliverables and proposed next...

  • Dr. Chris Simpson appointed CMA rep to World Medical Association
    Published Mon Jan 9th 2017

    When Queen’s cardiologist Chris Simpson’s term as past president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) came to an end earlier this year, he looked for new opportunities to continue playing a leadership role in guiding the medical profession in Canada. Beginning in 2017, he will have the opportunity to do so as the CMA’s representative to the World Medical Association – an international confe...

  • Developing a Deactivation Guideline for Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Reaching End-of-life
    Published Mon Jan 9th 2017

    Presented by: Debra Campbell & Melissa Touw0800-0900Friday January 13, 2017Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Explore gaps in practice regarding ICD management in patients reaching end-of-life2. Describe development of a guideline created for patients with ICD’s reaching end-of-life3. Explore future considerations with guidelineFlyer attached here

  • Two CCTG trials earn top honours
    Published Fri Dec 16th 2016

    Two trials supported by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) based at Queen’s University were selected by the Canadian Cancer Society’s list of the top 10 research impact stories for 2016. The two trials – which revealed new techniques to improve glioblastoma survival in the elderly and demonstrated how extending hormone therapy could keep breast cancer at bay, respectively – were presented ...

  • Dr. Adrian Baranchuk recognized as one of 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians
    Published Fri Dec 16th 2016

    One of Canada’s leading experts in cardiology, Queen’s University professor Adrian Baranchuk has been named one of the TD Bank's 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians by the Hispanic Business Alliance. The awards recognize community members who demonstrate influence in education, achievements, volunteerism and/or entrepreneurship. This is the 10th Anniversary of the award, and this year, the Secretar...

  • Highlights from the 2016 Montreal Congress
    Published Fri Dec 9th 2016

    Presented by:Tirsh Macpherson, PPSMC Consultant, SECCACCarol Northcott, Palliative Care Educator, SECCACHelen Cluett, MD, Prince Edward Family Health TeamDeborah Dudgeon, MD, Queen's Unviersity Palliative Medicine0800-0900Friday December 16, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHFlyer attached hereSign-in sheet attached here.

  • Highlights from the 2016 Montreal Congress
    Published Fri Dec 9th 2016

    Presented by:Tirsh Macpherson, PPSMC Consultant, SECCACCarol Northcott, Palliative Care Educator, SECCACHelen Cluett, MD, Prince Edward Family Health TeamDeborah Dudgeon, MD, Queen's Unviersity Palliative Medicine0800-0900Friday December 16, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHFlyer attached here

  • 2 years of Palliative Medicine - from the bedside to the House of Commons
    Published Mon Dec 5th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Stephanie Connidis0800-0900Friday December 9, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGH Review experiences in Palliative Medicine including: 1. Pearls and pitfalls in the Community 2. The role of Palliative Care in the Neuromuscular Disorder Clinic3. The development of an infographic on Advance Care Planning developed by the Palliative Care committee for the CCFP 4. Provide overview of po...

  • Dr. Madhuri Koti receives research funding from Movember Foundation
    Published Thu Dec 1st 2016

    Queen’s University professor Madhuri Koti (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology) has received a $198,000 Movember Discovery Grant for continued research into prostate cancer. She is one of 13 successful candidates from across Canada to receive the funding. The research project, conducted in collaboration with Dr. David Robert Siemens (Department of Ur...

  • Dr. Glenn Brown named President of Ontario College of Family Physicians
    Published Thu Dec 1st 2016

    Queen’s Department of Family Medicine Department Head Dr. Glenn Brown has been appointed President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). As President, Dr. Brown will champion the vital role family physicians play in the delivery of primary care to Ontario’s patients and families. “Family doctors have an opportunity to drive the vision of what primary care should look like – a syst...

  • Palliative Care in Heart Failure
    Published Tue Nov 29th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ryan Fisher, Palliative Care Medicine Fellow0800-0900Friday December 2, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Understanding the etiology of heart failure2. Making the diagnosis3. General treatment strategies4. Why is heart failure relevant to the palliative care physician5. Palliative care management considerations in heart failureFlyer attached here.

  • What happens at home stays at home: Evaluating initiatives to facilitate home palliative care
    Published Wed Nov 23rd 2016

    Presenters: Colleen Webber, PhD(c)Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s UniversityDivision of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen’s Cancer Research InstituteRay Viola, MDDivision of Palliative Medicine, Queen’s University0800-0900Friday November 25, 2016Fenwich Conference Room, KGHObjectives: 1. Understand rationale for optimizing community palliative care resources 2. Describe palliative home...

  • CBME Town Hall
    Published Tue Nov 22nd 2016

    A video of the recent CBME Town Hall is now available.  Watch it here:  https://stream.queensu.ca/Watch/Kj2m7P9R

  • Grief and Bereavement: Are we any good?
    Published Wed Nov 16th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday November 18, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Review types of grief and risk factors for complicated grief 2. Describe many of the bereavement resources available in SELHIN3. Reflect (and discuss) how we can provide better/more consistent bereavement supportsFlyer attached here.

  • Grief and Bereavement: Are we any good?
    Published Wed Nov 16th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday November 18, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Review types of grief and risk factors for complicated grief 2. Describe many of the bereavement resources available in SELHIN3. Reflect (and discuss) how we can provide better/more consistent bereavement supportsFlyer attached here.Sign-in sheet attached here

  • What's in a name? Would palliative care by any other name be the same?
    Published Tue Nov 1st 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 4, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Summarize basic history of palliative care 2. Understand the rationale for early referral to palliative care 3. Recognize the impact of the name ‘Palliative Care’ on access to palliative care 4. Consider advantages and disadvantages of changing the name ‘Palliative Care’Flyer attached ...

  • Palliative care in the Netherlands: experiences and challenges
    Published Mon Oct 24th 2016

    Presenter: Anna K.L. Reyners, MD, PhD. Medical oncologist, professor in Palliative Medicine, and head of the Expert Center of Palliative Care of the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands0800-0900Friday October 28, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives:1. How palliative care is provided in the Netherlands; a country with no formal palliative care physicians. 2. The integration of palliative c...

  • Understanding the Role of the Aboriginal Patient Navigator
    Published Thu Oct 13th 2016

    Presented by: Dionne Nolan Aboriginal Patient Navigator, South East Regional Cancer Program, Kingston General Hospital0800-0900Friday October 21, 2016Host site: Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. To describe the role of the Aboriginal Patient Navigator 2. To gain cultural awareness of First Nations, Inuit and Metis People within our LIHNFlyer attached hereSign-in sheet attached here

  • Understanding the Role of the Aboriginal Patient Navigator
    Published Thu Oct 13th 2016

    Presented by: Dionne Nolan Aboriginal Patient Navigator, South East Regional Cancer Program, Kingston General Hospital0800-0900Friday October 21, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. To describe the role of the Aboriginal Patient Navigator 2. To gain cultural awareness of First Nations, Inuit and Metis People within our LIHNFlyer attached here

  • Non-Invasive Ventilation in COPD: A Palliative Perspective
    Published Wed Oct 12th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ave EllauriePalliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday October 14, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: Review the basics of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) Review an Approach to using NIPPV in different goals of care scenarios Summarize the evidence for NIPPV in the relief of dyspnea in COPD Discuss the Possible Role of NIPPV in the provision of Palliative CareFlyer attac...

  • Queen's to host molecular pathology research network
    Published Fri Oct 7th 2016

    The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has announced $3.7 million in funding to form the Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network (OMPRN), which will be based at Queen’s University and led by Queen’s researcher Dr. David LeBrun (Pathology and Molecular Medicine). Dr. Christine Williams, Deputy Director and Vice-President of the OICR, announced the funding today in Kingston. The Netw...

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Challenges in Management
    Published Tue Oct 4th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday Oct 7, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHAt the end of this session attendees will be able to:1. Discuss the etiology and pathogenesis of IPF2. Understand the natural history of IPF and determine likely prognosis by assessment of contributing factors3. Consider potential management options, and understand the risks and benefits of each4. Recognize the important role of palli...

  • Caring about the Caregivers: An examination of family caregiving in palliative care
    Published Mon Sep 26th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Alison FlanaganPalliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday September 30, 2016Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives:1. Review current literature on the characteristics of family caregivers in Canada 2. Explore themes of gender, culture, and socioeconomic status as they impact the make-up of Canadian caregivers3. Introduce an upcoming research project proposal looking at the motivation behind careg...

  • Investigating a Relationship Between Dyspnea and Muscle Mass: Review of Resident Research Project
    Published Wed Sep 21st 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Roddy DaveyPalliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday September 23, 2016Fenwich Conference Room, KGHObjectives: 1. Discuss past research on pathophysiology of breathlessness in cancer patients  2. Understand the current research in cancer cachexia and how this relates to dyspnea3. Review the current research project assessing muscle mass in cancer patients with progressive dyspnea Flyer attac...

  • Investigating a Relationship Between Dyspnea and Muscle Mass: Review of Resident Research Project
    Published Wed Sep 21st 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Roddy DaveyPalliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday September 23, 2016Fenwich Conference Room, KGHObjectives: 1. Discuss past research on pathophysiology of breathlessness in cancer patients  2. Understand the current research in cancer cachexia and how this relates to dyspnea3. Review the current research project assessing muscle mass in cancer patients with progressive dyspnea Flyer attac...

  • Resident Discounts
    Published Fri Sep 9th 2016

    Residents and students are invited to register for many programs offered through the Queen’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for a discounted rate! Use promo code PROGRAM90 when registering online, and you will be offered the discounted rate is $90 for upcoming programs where discounts apply. Upcoming Fall Educational Programs Pediatrics Update 2016Wed Sep 28th 2016, 12:00pm - 4:30pm | Don...

  • 2016 MHC Summer Family Programs
    Published Tue Aug 9th 2016

  • CBME Webinar Series
    Published Wed Jul 27th 2016

    The Royal college CBME Webinar Series:  Please join us for group viewing of one or all of the following webinars that are designed to engage the international community in exploring various models and approaches to CBME. Webinars will be facilitated by local experts for a 30-minute presentation immediately followed by a 30-minute Q&A session beginning at 8:00 am*. Group viewings will continue for an additional...

  • Neurosciences Outreach Program makes an impact
    Published Wed Jul 27th 2016

    Friday July 22, 2016 By Andrew Carroll, Gazette Editor Inspiration can be found in many places. It can be found in mentors, collaborators and those who have led the way. It can be found in those you are reaching out to or are helping to make a difference in their lives. It can also be found when your efforts receive recognition. For the many members of the Neuroscience Outreach Program of the Centre f...

  • New funding for cancer screening program
    Published Wed Jul 27th 2016

    Thursday July 21, 2016 By Anne Craig, Communications Officer New funding will allow researcher Karen Yeates to expand the unique cancer screening program and improve health outcomes of women in low resource settings Queen’s University researcher Karen Yeates, a world leading expert in the use of mobile technology to improve health care in low resource settings, has received $500,000 in funding fr...

  • Doubling up to fight pain
    Published Wed Jul 27th 2016

    Wednesday July 13, 2016 By Anne Craig, Communications Officer Queen’s University researcher Ian Gilron has uncovered a more effective way of treating fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain typically accompanied by fatigue, as well as sleep, mood and memory problems. The results of the trial suggest that combining pregabalin, an anti-seizure drug, with duloxetine, a...

  • Educational Research Series
    Published Tue Jul 26th 2016

    Faculty Development Educational Research Series.  Please join us for one or all of a seven-part educational research series co-sponsored by The Centre for Teaching & Learning, Office of Faculty Development - Faculty of Health Sciences, Office of Health Sciences Education, and the Vice Principal (Research). Educational research, also referred to as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is the study of how w...

  • Dr. Alexander H. (Sandy) Boag appointed as Head, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
    Published Mon Jul 4th 2016

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Alexander H. (Sandy) Boag as Head, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period beginning June 15, 2016. A graduate of Queen’s in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Boag did a Masters of Applied Scie...

  • Welcome to new residents!
    Published Mon Jun 27th 2016

    We are pleased to welcome our incoming residents and clinical fellows as the newest members of the postgraduate community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the PGME Office at pgme@queensu.ca or call us at 613.533.2543.

  • Postgraduate Wellness Resources
    Published Mon Jun 27th 2016

    Residents and clinical fellows are reminded that there are a variety of wellness resources available, both within the School of Medicine and Queen's University.  For further information, please go to http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/wellness

  • Dyspnea and Muscles: ? A Relationship
    Published Thu Jun 23rd 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon0800-0900Friday June 24, 2016G015b Etherington Hall Objectives:To explore the relationship between peripheral and respiratory muscle dysfunction and dyspnea To discuss possible mechanisms of muscle dysfunction Flyer attached here.

  • My New announcement
    Published Thu Jun 23rd 2016

    This great event is upcoming

  • Dr. Duffin pushes for tool to combat drug shortages
    Published Wed Jun 15th 2016

    Monday June 13, 2016 By Anne Craig, Communications Officer Jacalyn Duffin argues Canada needs a list of essential medicines that the government pledges to keep in stock Queen’s University researcher Jacalyn Duffin and colleagues are recommending that Canada create a list of essential medicines to help protect against drug shortages. Hundreds of countries have created an essential medicines list ...

  • Health Sciences offers new online degree program
    Published Wed Jun 15th 2016

    Tuesday June 14, 2016 By Andrew Carroll, Gazette Editor Starting in September, Queen’s University will be offering an innovative new online Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc Honours and General) to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue further education in a health professional program or graduate studies. Approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assuranc...

  • MAID in Canada: Where We Are With Assisted Death
    Published Thu Jun 9th 2016

    Presented by: Mark Handelman, BA, LLB, MHSc(bioethics)Barrister and Solicitor0800-0900Friday June 17, 2016Host site: Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. What the Supreme Court said2. What Parliament Said 3. What the Senate is saying 4. What’s happening nowFlyer attached hereSign-in sheet attached here              Presentation slides attached ...

  • MAID in Canada: Where We Are With Assisted Death
    Published Thu Jun 9th 2016

    Presented by: Mark Handelman, BA, LLB, MHSc(bioethics)Barrister and Solicitor0800-0900Friday June 17, 2016Host site: Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. What the Supreme Court said2. What Parliament Said 3. What the Senate is saying 4. What’s happening nowFlyer attached here              Presentation slides attached here

  • Challenges in Management of Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease: A Role for Palliative Care
    Published Tue Jun 7th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday June 10, 2016Room G015b Etherington Hall By the end of this session, participants will:1. Understand the underlying pathophysiology of ILD and the relationship to symptomatology2. Describe the unmet care needs of patients with ILD and their caregivers3. Describe the role of palliative care in the multidisciplinary approach to management of ILDFlyer attached here

  • Job Posting for Short Term Website Development
    Published Mon May 30th 2016

      Short Term Website Development Posting   Queen’s Department of Family Medicine   Queen’s University is currently accepting applications to fill a 4 week position which will be to expand upon an existing website with respect to it design, infrastructure and content.  The position will be for approximately 4 weeks with work hours of 35 hours per week.   Hourly Rate: $12.38/ho...

  • Respiratory Therapy in Community Palliative Care
    Published Tue May 24th 2016

    Presented by: Miriam Turnbull, MBA, RRT, COPD Ed.0800-0900Friday May 27, 2016Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives: 1. To describe the role of the RT in community respiratory care 2. To define the types of patients the RT sees and the respiratory interventions possible in the community 3. To outline how a referral for RT visits are made 4. To describe what types of patients are appropriate to refer&...

  • Graduating medical students' letter to the editor
    Published Thu May 19th 2016

    Published in the Kingston Whig Standard, May 19, 2016Thank you, Kingston Dear Kingstonians, Today, we owe you our most heartfelt thank you. We, the Queen's Medicine Class of 2016, would not be able to graduate today without you. For the past four years, you have shared your lives with us, allowing us to take part in some of your most personal and private moments. Time and time again, you have said yes when asked if...

  • Use of eShift for Palliative and End of Life Care in the South East CCAC
    Published Fri May 13th 2016

    Presented by: Robert Bruce0800-0900Friday May 20, 2016Hoste site: Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives: 1. Provide an introduction and overview of eHomecare (and specifically the eShift model of care) 2. Describe the application of the eShift model for Palliative and End of Life care patients 3. Describe the South East CCAC eShift Project structure and deliverables 4. Exploration of how eShift cou...

  • Use of eShift for Palliative and End of Life Care in the South East CCAC
    Published Fri May 13th 2016

    Presented by: Robert Bruce0800-0900Friday May 20, 2016Hoste site: Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives: 1. Provide an introduction and overview of eHomecare (and specifically the eShift model of care) 2. Describe the application of the eShift model for Palliative and End of Life care patients 3. Describe the South East CCAC eShift Project structure and deliverables 4. Exploration of how eShift cou...

  • Laser Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy: Shedding Light on Old Problems
    Published Fri Apr 29th 2016

    Presented by: John Nuttall, MD and Mike Watson, DC0800-0900Friday May 6, 2016Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Discuss Quarry Medical and our daily operations2. Review pathophysiology of peripheral neuropathy3. Outline treatment and efficacy of treatment provided at our clinicFlyer attached here.

  • Medical school to welcome five new international students
    Published Fri Apr 29th 2016

    Dean Richard Reznick is excited to announce that Queen’s School of Medicine will welcome up to five international students into its new International Student Undergraduate Medical Program beginning September 2016. The International Student Undergraduate Medical Program is the international student stream within the School of Medicine's existing undergraduate medical program. While long known across Canada for pr...

  • Frailty Thy Name is ...
    Published Tue Apr 26th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Chris Frank0800-0900Friday April 29, 2016G015b Etherington HallAt the end of this presentation the participant will be able to:1. Identify patients with frailty2. Assess the level of frailty3. Determine how to deprescribe while considering the level of frailty4. Modify medical management and the goals of care based on the level of frailtyFlyer attached here.

  • Faculty Development Research Series
    Published Thu Apr 21st 2016

    Residents are invited to register for one or all of a seven-part educational research series co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Office of Faculty Development - Faculty of Health Sciences, Office of Health Sciences Education, and the Vice Principal (Research).  Educational research, also referred to as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is the study of how we teach and how students learn.&...

  • Resident Discounts
    Published Tue Apr 19th 2016

    Residents are eligible to receive a special discount on programming offered by the Office of Continuing and Professional Development.  Residents can use Promo Code: program90 to register for many CPD programs at a discounted rate of $90:  Apr 22 -  Dermatology DayApr 28 -  Metamorphosis   May 11 - 3rd Annual Department of Medicine Day  More information can be found on the C...

  • Life Review in Palliative Care
    Published Mon Apr 18th 2016

    Presented by Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday April 22, 2016G015b, Etherington HallObjectives: 1. Overview of therapeutic life review techniques (reminiscence therapy / legacy creation)2. Look at evidence supporting these interventions3. Discuss (as a group) how we are doing in Kingston in these areas and whether we need to improveFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here   

  • Notary Available
    Published Mon Apr 18th 2016

    Residents who competing their CPSO applications for independent practice must have those applications signed by a Commissioner or Notary Public.  Nicholas Snider is based in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and holds an appointment as a Notary Public.  He is able to see residents to assist with their applications.  Please contact him at nicholas.snider@queensu.ca to make an appointment.

  • Rotation Schedules
    Published Mon Apr 18th 2016

    Rotation schedules for the next two years are available on the PGME website at http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/rotation_schedules.  Also available on this page is a list of important dates for each year.

  • Coping with Disgusting Symptoms
    Published Fri Apr 8th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Raymond Viola0800-0900Friday April 15, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives: 1) Share experiences caring for patients with disgusting symptoms 2) Review a qualitative study examining how palliative care clinicians experience and cope with symptom disgust 3) Discuss implications for patient care and clinician wellbeing Flyer attached here.Sign-in sheet attached here 

  • Advance Care Planning
    Published Fri Apr 8th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Roddy Davey0800-0900Friday April 1, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review the expected course of end stage heart failure2. Explore barriers to initiating advance care planning discussions3. Understand end of life issues that are specific to heart failure patientsFlyer attached here.

  • Coping with Disgusting Symptoms
    Published Fri Apr 8th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Raymond Viola0800-0900Friday April 15, 2016Host site: Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives: 1) Share experiences caring for patients with disgusting symptoms 2) Review a qualitative study examining how palliative care clinicians experience and cope with symptom disgust 3) Discuss implications for patient care and clinician wellbeing Flyer attached here.Sign-in sheet attached&nbs...

  • Transforming irritable bowel management
    Published Tue Apr 5th 2016

    A national, large-scale research project looking at gastrointestinal disease has been awarded $12.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Stephen Vanner, clinician-scientist at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and a professor at Queen’s University, will co-lead studies on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The IMAGINE (Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal and Neur...

  • Hope for chronic pain sufferers
    Published Fri Apr 1st 2016

    A new chronic pain research network co-led by Dr. Ian Gilron has been awarded $25 million in direct and matching funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The new CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Chronic Pain Network represents the largest and most coordinated effort to advance knowledge and patient care for millions of Canadians suffering from this disease. “In addi...

  • Prizes for Excellence in Research Public Lectures
    Published Wed Mar 30th 2016

    Join us for the annual Prizes for Excellence in Research Public Lectures on Monday, April 11 4:30-6:15 pm in the School of Medicine Building. 

  • Inaugural Dr. J Hugh and Miriam McGuire Lectureship in Surgery: March 30
    Published Tue Mar 29th 2016

    SAVE the DATE: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:00pmThe inaugural Dr. J. Hugh and Miriam McGuire Lectureship in Surgery: The Queen’s University Department of Surgery invites you to a special presentation “Progress in the Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer” by Dr. Monica Morrow Where: School of Medicine Building, 15 Arch St.  4:30pm – Refreshments 5...

  • The Susman Family Lecture Series: Physician Assisted Dying
    Published Mon Mar 28th 2016

    Dr. Jeff Blackmer will be giving a talk on Physician Assisted Dying, with a focus on how its legalization will impact patients and medical practice. This talk is a part of the Susman Family Lecture Series and will take place on April 6th at 5pm in the Biosciences Auditorium. Admission is free and refreshments will be served at 4:30pm. 

  • Tickets on Sale for Medical Variety Night 2016!
    Published Tue Mar 22nd 2016

    Save the date for Medical Variety Night 2016 We would like to invite you to attend the 46th Medical Variety Night! This year's MVN theme is “007: License To Heal” 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 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2015 at 7pm (door opens at 6:30pm) at ...

  • Registration for the Humboldt Kolleg Conference on “Time”
    Published Sat Mar 19th 2016

    Post-Doctoral Trainees, Clinician Scientist Trainees, and Early Career Researchers are invited to the upcoming Humboldt Kolleg Conference on "Time." The conference will be held at the Munk Conference Centre at the University of Toronto, May 6-8, 2016. The meeting is generously supported by grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Germany Academic Exchange (DAAD). Conference registra...

  • Asthma Society conference: May 6 & 7
    Published Tue Mar 15th 2016

    The Asthma Society of Canada invites you to register for the Fighting for Breath: Severe Asthma Conference, taking place on May 6-7 in Toronto. This unique event will examine the complex health, social and economic issues related to Sever Asthma and issue a call-to-action for decision makers. Fighting for Breath will be the first step to establish national, provincial and territorial responses to this debili...

  • John Austin Society presents Dr. Susan Lamb on March 17
    Published Mon Mar 14th 2016

    The John Austin Society for the History of Medicine and Science continues its 51st year with: "Adolf Meyer's 'Radical' View of Schizophrenia at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century"Dr. Susan Lamb, Jason Hannah Chair of History of Medicine, University of Ottawa Thursday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) 20165:30 – 6:30 pm at the University Club All welcome! Click here for more information  

  • Dyspnea as Disease
    Published Tue Mar 8th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon0800-0900Friday March 11, 2016Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Understand the multidimensional nature of dyspnea and its impact of quality of life2. Identify the factors associated with dyspnea3. Outline the components of a thorough assessment4. Describe the proven non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of dyspneaFlyer attached here.

  • Nutritional Management of Malignant Bowel Obstructions
    Published Fri Feb 26th 2016

    Presenters: Brittany Dickson, RD and Margot Lemieux, RD0800-0900Friday March 4, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Explore the role and limitation of therapeutic diets in the management of inoperable malignant bowel obstructions2. Review the role of aggressive nutrition management and the indications for long term parenteral nutrition3. Discuss the current state of home parenteral nutrition care in our ...

  • The meaning of Hope in Palliative Care
    Published Wed Feb 24th 2016

    Presenter: Melissa Touw0800-0900 February 5, 2016Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Definition of hope and theories of hope2. explore patient's experience of hope at end of life3. Discuss the health professional's experience of hope at end of lifeFlyer attached here.

  • Psychedelics in Palliative Care: Bad trip or useful therapy?
    Published Wed Feb 24th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900February 12, 2016Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Background on death anxiety/existential suffering2. Introduce psychedelic medication/history of their use3. Review literature on psychedelic use for death anxiety/suffering in palliative patientsFlyer attached here.

  • ALS - Palliative Management
    Published Wed Feb 24th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Connidis0800-0900Friday February 19, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review 3 community cases2. Understand common symptoms and management3. Use of Trigger Points to guide goals of care discussionFlyer attached hereSign-in sheet attached.

  • ALS - Palliative Management
    Published Wed Feb 24th 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Connidis0800-0900Friday February 19, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review 3 community cases2. Understand common symptoms and management3. Use of Trigger Points to guide goals of care discussionFlyer attached here

  • The John Austin Society: The Ladies and a Charity Hospital in Kingston
    Published Tue Feb 16th 2016

    The John Austin Society for the History of Medicine and Science continues its 51st year with "The Ladies and a Charity Hospital in Kingston (1820-1840)." Join us at the University Club on Thursday, February 18th 5:30-6:30 pm.

  • OCFP Awards Nominations Now Open
    Published Tue Feb 16th 2016

    The 2016 Ontario College of Family Physicians Awards nominations are now open! This Awards program is one way the OCFP celebrates and raises the profile of family medicine. Do you know a family physician in Ontario who goes above and beyond in caring for their patients? Or someone who regularly demonstrates leadership excellence? Help us celebrate these primary care heroes by nominating a colleague for an&nbs...

  • Canada's First Tobacco Endgame Summit to be held at Queen's
    Published Sat Feb 13th 2016

    Canadian public health experts are intensifying their fight against cigarettes, with controversial ideas such as outright illegalization of the selling of cigarettes. Twenty percent of the population continutes to smoke, so what needs to be done to stop this source of disease? About 100 public health and policy experts will be coming to Queen's University in the fall to attend Canada's first ever tobacco endgame s...

  • Partnership with Lakeridge Health in Palliative Care
    Published Sat Feb 13th 2016

    The Faculty of Health Sciences has partnered with Lakeridge Health in Durham Region to create the first academic chair in palliative care based at a community hospital in Canada. The goal is to attract a palliative care physician to practice at Lakeridge Health while conducting research at Queen's. This has been made possible thanks to a $2.5 million donation from Dr. Hak-Ming Chiu and Deborah Chiu. Read more about it ...

  • Mentorship Opportunity
    Published Thu Feb 11th 2016

    Queen’s Medicine Mentorship Program is inviting residents and faculty to become new mentors.This program is designed to foster community and provide opportunities for medical students across all four years to connect with residents and faculty outside of the classroom or clinic settings. If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a mentor, please view the attached document or contact We...

  • Academic Anesthesiologists
    Published Wed Feb 10th 2016

    The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine of Queen’s University is accepting applications for academic clinical anesthesiologist positions.  As a member of the Department, faculty will provide services to Queen’s University and its affiliated teaching hospitals, Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Care in the provision of general and regional anesthesiology i...

  • Video Challenge for Applicants
    Published Tue Feb 9th 2016

    The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Match Moments Video Challenge and we would once again like to ask for your organization’s assistance promoting this contest to your membership.Match Day for the R-1 Main Residency Match will take place on March 2, 2016. As you know, for medical students this day is the culmination of years of hard work and tough decisions...

  • CBME Approval
    Published Wed Jan 20th 2016

    Queen’s University School of Medicine announced today that it will play a leading role in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Competence by Design medical education program. As of July 2017, all incoming Queen’s residents will start their training using a Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) model.“One of the pillars of our strategic plan is to advance new way...

  • Royal College approves adoption of CBME
    Published Tue Jan 19th 2016

    Queen’s University will be the first institution in Canada to adopt competency-based training for all its medical residents, education that emphasizes the skills residents gain rather than the time they spend doing hospital rotations. Residents starting in 2017 will be educated through a model that many other countries are also embracing, the university will announce on Tuesday. Competency-based medical educatio...

  • Registration for Chiefs of Ontario Research Symposium
    Published Tue Jan 19th 2016

    Registration is now open for the Chiefs of Ontario Research Symposium "Our Health Information: The Future in First Nations Health Research," happening on February 22nd, 2016. Keynote speakers include Queen's very own Dr. Mike Green, who will be talking about the importance of First Nations involvement in all steps of the research process. There will also be poster presentations and prayer sessions led by elde...

  • 3 Posters from the South Side
    Published Mon Jan 11th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday January 15, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Does dexamethasone suppress adrenal function when used to prevent nausea in cancer patients?2. What are the smallest clinically important changes for ESAS symptom scores?3. What is the correct rotation ratio to use when converting to transdermal fentanyl? 4. Why is Chicago called ‘The Windy City’?F...

  • 3 Posters from the South Side
    Published Mon Jan 11th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday January 15, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Does dexamethasone suppress adrenal function when used to prevent nausea in cancer patients?2. What are the smallest clinically important changes for ESAS symptom scores?3. What is the correct rotation ratio to use when converting to transdermal fentanyl? 4. Why is Chicago called ‘The Windy City’?F...

  • Dr. John W. Drover appointed as Interim Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine
    Published Mon Dec 21st 2015

    Dr. John W. Drover appointed as the Interim Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John W. Drover as the Interim Head of the newly approved Department of Critical Care Medicine, effective September 1, 2015. This appointment is for a two-year period until June 30, 2017. After graduating in 1980 with his Bache...

  • ICRE: The Body Electric
    Published Fri Dec 11th 2015

    The Body Electric is the annual digital art exhibit showcased during the International Conference on Residency Education.  Congratulations to Elizabeth King, Program Assistant in the Department of Pediatrics, whose work was selected for inclusion in this year's exhibit.  More information on The Body Electric, including a video showcasing the artwork is available online.