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  • 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

  • Passing of Dr. Hugh Brown
    Published Mon Jun 20th 2016

    On Friday June 10, 2016, Dr. Hugh Brown passed away. In January, 1973, Dr. Brown was appointed as Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Queen's University, and from 1974-1993, he served as Resident Program Director in Anesthesiology. Dr. Brown retired in 2006.Click here to read his obituary.Visitation will take place on Saturday, June 18th, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, June 20th, from 11:...

  • 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.

  • Palliative Care Integration
    Published Fri Dec 11th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon08000-0900Friday December 18, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review evidence of the benefit of early integration of palliative care for people with cancer2. Describe different conceptual models of integration3. Discuss possible ‘optimal’ model for integration of palliative careFlyer attached here              Sign-i...

  • Palliative Care Integration
    Published Fri Dec 11th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon08000-0900Friday December 18, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review evidence of the benefit of early integration of palliative care for people with cancer2. Describe different conceptual models of integration3. Discuss possible ‘optimal’ model for integration of palliative careFlyer attached here

  • Distress May Be Hidden But It Is Never Silent
    Published Tue Dec 1st 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday December 4, 2015G015b, Etherington HallObjectives: 1. Understanding distress in people with severe communication challenges2. Challenges in provisions of palliative and end of life care in people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)3. Discuss models/approaches of palliative and end of life care delivery in people with ID.  Flyer attached here

  • CaRMS Leadership Award
    Published Fri Nov 20th 2015

    CaRMS is now accepting applications for the 2016 Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL).  The award is accompanied by funding to support each learner’s proposed leadership activities and will again be presented at the annual CaRMS Forum during the Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Students and residents enrolled full-time in a Canadian medical education program and residing in Canada can ...

  • A Good Death - Does our reach exceed our grasp?
    Published Fri Nov 13th 2015

    Presented by: Janeta Kobes, Margaret Milne, Susan Gies and Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 20, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Describe what constitues 'a good death'2. Consider how we ever know that a good death has occurred3. Determine how we can optimize the chance of a good death occurringFlyer attached hereSign- in sheet attached here

  • A Good Death - Does our reach exceed our grasp?
    Published Fri Nov 13th 2015

    Presented by: Janeta Kobes, Margaret Milne, Susan Gies and Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 20, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Describe what constitues 'a good death'2. Consider how we ever know that a good death has occurred3. Determine how we can optimize the chance of a good death occurringFlyer attached here

  • Dr. Birtwhistle Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research
    Published Fri Nov 6th 2015

    Congratulations to Dr. Richard Birtwhistle, whom the College of Family Physicians of Canada has chosen to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research. This award honours individuals who are trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research, and who make a significant career contribution to family medicine research during their active career years. Dr. Birtwhistle will receive the award...

  • Live Free or Die Hard
    Published Mon Nov 2nd 2015

    Presented by: Cindy Fitzpatrick, MSW, RSW0800-0900November 6, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Explore the differences between assisted suicide and euthanasia 2. Explore the laws on assisted suicide and euthanasia in North America and how they are changing3. Case example and video highlighting the Brittany Maynard storyFlyer attached here

  • Dr. David Pichora appointed as Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research
    Published Fri Oct 30th 2015

    Dr. David R. Pichora appointed as the inaugural Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University. Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. David R. Pichora as the inaugural Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Thi...

  • Intrathecal Analgesia - Trials and Tribulations
    Published Thu Oct 29th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Scott Duggan and Dr. Jonathan Yen0800-0900Friday October 30, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review challenges faced when initiating and maintaining intrathecal analgesic infusions2. List potential common and uncommon adverse effects of intrathecal infusions3. Debrief about two recent patient experiencesFlyer attached here.

  • HealthAchieve 2015
    Published Thu Oct 15th 2015

    Your Future Starts Here.  Register Today for HealthAchieve – Special Student Pricing Available. We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for HealthAchieve 2015. As one of the largest and most prestigious health care events inNorth America, HealthAchieve is the perfect opportunity for future leaders to learn, share and network with some of the best and brightest health care and business l...

  • Dying to eat: Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
    Published Thu Oct 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday October 16, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Define burden of anorexia and cachexia in cancer patients2. Cover ways for assessing and counseling patients regarding anorexia and cachexia3. Provide a brief overview of MD, RN, dietician interventions for anorexia and cachexiaFlyer attached here.

  • Dying to eat: Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
    Published Thu Oct 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday October 16, 2015Host Site: Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Define burden of anorexia and cachexia in cancer patients2. Cover ways for assessing and counseling patients regarding anorexia and cachexia3. Provide a brief overview of MD, RN, dietician interventions for anorexia and cachexiaFlyer attached here.sign-in sheet attached here.

  • Palliative Sedation - To sleep, perchance to dream?
    Published Fri Oct 9th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday September 11, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallQueen's UniversityIn this round we will:1. Define palliative sedation2. Discuse ethical principles relevant to palliative sedation3. State specific indications for palliative sedation4. Describe the application of palliative sedationPresentation slides attached here.

  • Use of eHomecare as an emerging model of care in the South East CCAC
    Published Fri Oct 9th 2015

    Presented by: Robert Bruce0800-0900Friday September 25, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallIn this round we will:1. Provide an introduction and understanding of what eHomecare (and specifically the use of eShift) is2. Describe how the South East CCAC will adopt eShift as a new model of care for Palliative and End of Life patients3. Describe the South East CCAC eShift Pilot Project deliverables4. Exploration of the possible...

  • 2015 Health and Human Rights Conference
    Published Tue Sep 29th 2015

    Registration is now open for the 15th annual Health and Human Rights Conference! This year’s theme is Healthcare Everywhere: Local and Global Action for Access. The aim is to spark a conversation about access to health in our own community and across the world.   Keynotes: Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder and executive director of War Child, family physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and author of...

  • 2016 Spring Exam Dates
    Published Thu Sep 24th 2015

    The 2016 Spring Examination dates are now available on the Royal College Website, located at http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/common/documents/exams/spring_exam_dates_e.html

  • Museum of Health Care event to highlight “Medicine in the Making"
    Published Tue Sep 22nd 2015

    Medical artefacts from the Museum of Health Care will be on display in the Grand corridor of the new Medical Building on Friday, September 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. UGME Associate Dean Anthony Sanfilippo and Dr. Susan Lamb (adjunct assistant professor of history of Medicine) will be on hand over the lunch hour. Curated by Museum of Health Care staff and QuARMS student Chantal Valiquette as part of a...

  • Women's Giving Circle
    Published Fri Sep 18th 2015

    You don’t need to be a clinician scientist to help spark amazing healthcare discoveries. A group of caring, inquisitive women are making a big difference in medical research through their participation in the University Hospital Kingston Foundation’s (UHKF) Women’s Giving Circle.Through research, discoveries are made into new ways to diagnose and treat disease. That’s why the Women’s Givin...

  • September Events in the FHS
    Published Thu Sep 10th 2015

    There are a number of great events coming up in the month of September, several of them which are student-led. Please share the news with your fellow colleagues and students. Alvaro & Diane Morales Public Lecture Series in Men’s HealthThursday, September 10thNew Medical Building, 5:00pmEvent Announcement   Barry Smith SymposiumFriday, September 11thNew Medical Building, 4:30pmEvent Info   QMed ...

  • The National Health Care Team Challenge™ (HCTC)
    Published Tue Sep 8th 2015

    The National Health Care Team Challenge™ (HCTC) was held on March 6th and 7th in conjunction with the National Association of Health Sciences Students’ Association annual conference at Queen’s University. Hosted by the Queen’s Health Interprofessionals Student Society (QHIP), this conference brought together 120 delegates from across the country to share and learn about the conference theme of P...

  • 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 bring to the CS...

  • 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...