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Clinical Teachers' Association of Queen's University



The process to pay your CTAQ membership dues will potentially be changing for the period of July 2022-June 2023, therefore please DO NOT submit an e-transfer request or mail a cheque as in past years.

More information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.


**Please note, this WILL NOT affect your eligibility to apply for the Tuition and/or Childcare benefit applications in the spring, or for the Endowed Research Grant.

(update posted November 2, 2022)




Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Award recipients of the CTAQ Endowed Research fund:

Dr. Chris Doiron (Urology) - "A randomized pilot study of a novel group-based pelvic floor physiotherapy intervention versus individualized pelvic floor physiotherapy in female interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome patients".

Dr. Christopher Evans (Emergency Medicine) - "Blunt Aortic Injury in Ontario: A population-based analysis of long-term outcomes associated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)"

Dr. Michael Hendry (Surgery-Plastics) - "Enhancing Recovery from Peripheral Nerve Injury with EGFR inhibitors"

Dr. Jordan Leitch (Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine) - "Validation of laboratory B-type natriuretic peptide with point-of-care N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide in Perioperative Risk Assessment"

Dr. Shaila Merchant (Surgery-General) - "Genetic Literacy in Oncoogy (GLiO): Understanding and bridging gaps in genetic knowledge in surgeons"

Dr. Jacob Rullo (Ophthalmology) - "Sampling the ocular microenvironment to characterize intraocular nicotinamide as a marker for neurodegeneration in glaucoma"



Why CTAQ is Important to You!
The Role of CTAQ can be briefly summarized by this excerpt from the incorporation document:

"To advance and promote the welfare of teaching clinicians in hospitals associated with Queen's University in the broadest sense."

CTAQ is most visible in its role as one of the four signatories of the South Eastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO). CTAQ, along with Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Providence Care  Hospital and Queen’s University entered into an alternate funding arrangement with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in 1994.

The majority of the funding for clinical teachers is provided through this arrangement. Once an agreement has been reached with the MOHLTC, the CTAQ Executive is actively involved in the governance of SEAMO. CTAQ has 5 elected members on the SEAMO Governing Committee. This representation gives us a very strong voice in SEAMO and provides an important forum for communication and cooperation with the university and teaching hospitals.