All Announcements

  • Intra-Thecal Catheters in the Palliative Care Setting
    Published Tue Sep 26th 2017

    Presented by: Dr. Alex Trussler0800-0900Friday September 29, 2017Fenwick Conference Room, KGHObjectives: 1. Anatomy of the spine and placement of an intra-thecal device 2. Evidence for/against their use in the general population and the palliative care setting 3. Challenges and Complications of Intra-Thecal Devices  Flyer attached here.

  • Congratulations
    Published Tue Sep 26th 2017

    Congratulations to Dr. Damon Dagnone, who has been selected as this year's recipient of the Principal's Educational Leadership Award.  Dr. Dagnone is the Faculty Lead for the CBME initiative and has overseen the tranistion to a competency-based curriculum for all Queen's specialty residency programs.  

  • The Role of the Aboriginal Navigator
    Published Tue Sep 19th 2017

    Presented by Dionne Nolan, Aboriginal Navigator, SE Regional Cancer Program0800-0900Friday Sep 22, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHObjectives: 1. Understand the role of the Aboriginal Navigator 2. Understand the role of traditional medicines in patient care 3. Know how to approach an Aboriginal patient and understand issues around self-identificationFlyer attached here

  • Forgotten: The Role of Palliative Care In Dementia
    Published Fri Sep 15th 2017

    Presented by Dr. Ryan Fisher0800-0900Friday September 15, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHObjectives: Know the features of Dementia. Appreciate the natural history of Dementia. Understand and appreciate the Palliative Care considerations in patients with Dementia Flyer attached here.Presentation Slides attached here.

  • Forgotten: The Role of Palliative Care In Dementia
    Published Fri Sep 15th 2017

    Presented by Dr. Ryan Fisher0800-0900Friday September 15, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHObjectives: Know the features of Dementia. Appreciate the natural history of Dementia. Understand and appreciate the Palliative Care considerations in patients with Dementia Flyer attached here.Presentation Slides attached here.

  • CBME Faculty Development Modules
    Published Wed Aug 30th 2017

    Register today for a variety of modules designed to support faculty during the transition to CBME in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Development and content experts from many PGME programs.  Information is available at http://healthsci.queensu.ca/faculty-staff/cpd/resources-self-learning/faculty-resources

  • Dr. Michael Adams reappointed as head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
    Published Thu Aug 24th 2017

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Michael Adams as the Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, for a second five-year period beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Adams became the interim Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences in 2010 and ...

  • Dr. Jenna Healey appointed as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine
    Published Thu Aug 10th 2017

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Jenna Healey as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, for a five-year period beginning August 1, 2017. Dr. Healey received her PhD from the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. Prior to Yale,...

  • Dr. José Pereira appointed as the inaugural Gilchrist Chair in Palliative Care Research
    Published Tue Aug 8th 2017

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, and Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health, have appointed Dr. José Pereira as the inaugural Dr. Gillian Gilchrist Chair in Palliative Care Research. This appointment is for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017. Queen’s University Faculty of Health...

  • Dr. Louise M. Winn appointed as Associate Dean, Department of Life Sciences and Biochemistry
    Published Thu Aug 3rd 2017

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Louise M. Winn as Associate Dean, Life Sciences and Biochemistry, Faculty of Health and Sciences, for a five-year period beginning in July 1, 2018. Dr. Winn will take over from Dr. Michael Kawaja, who has served as the Associate Dean of Life Sciences and Biochemistry since 2...

  • Wellness Resources
    Published Mon Jul 17th 2017

    Stressed about residency?  Need to talk?  Dr. Melissa Andrew is the Director of Resident Affairs and is available to meet with residents to discuss a variety of issues.  Learn more about her role here:  http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/wellness/director

  • Dr. Robert Campbell appointed as the inaugural David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Published Mon Jul 17th 2017

    Dr. Robert Campbell appointed as the inaugural David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s UniversityDean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Robert Campbell as the inaugural holder of the David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Facult...

  • The Evolution of Hospice Care in Kingston
    Published Mon Jun 19th 2017

    Presented by: Ron Lirette, Executive Director, Hospice Kingston0800-0900Friday June 23, 2017Fenwick Conference Room, KGHObjectives:1. Enhanced understanding of the history of Residential Hospice in Ontario2. Enhanced awareness of the Hospice Kingston Palliative Care Centre and Residential Hospice ServiceFlyer attached here.

  • Dr. Michael Green appointed as the Brian Hennen Chair and Head, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
    Published Wed Jun 7th 2017

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Michael Green as the Brian Hennen Chair and Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Green will take over from Dr. Glenn Brown who has served the faculty magnificently for ten years as ...

  • An update of the recent PCFA formulary changes and an Overview of the use of palliative medications in the context of liver failure
    Published Wed Jun 7th 2017

    Presented by: Jen Baker, Phyarmacist0800-0900Friday June 9, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHObjectives: 1. Review changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit plan including changes to the PCFA formulary and youth pharmacare 2. Outline which commonly used palliative care medications could be concerning in the context of liver failure 3. Review recommendations for reducing adverse effects and toxicity of medications affected b...

  • CBME Central Drop-In
    Published Wed May 31st 2017

    Representatives will be available to answer your CBME-related questions at the CBME Central drop-in location in Bracken Library.  It is open from 8:30am-4:30pm each weekday from June 1 until July 14, 2017, and is located in Room 121 of Bracken Health Sciences Library in Botterell Hall (18 Stuart St).  MedTech CBME demos are also available.

  • From Personalized Medicine, Patient-Centered Care to Person-Centered Care
    Published Wed May 24th 2017

    Presented by: Dr. Deb Dudgeon0800-0900Friday May 26, 2017Fenwick Conference Room, KGHObjectives: 1. To discuss the concepts of personalized medicine, patient-centred care and person-centred care2. To explore implications in the care we provide of each of the approachesFlyer attached here

  • Dr. Chris Simpson Awarded MSA Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award
    Published Tue May 16th 2017

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Chris Simpson on his receipt of Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital's Medical Staff Association Outstanding Clinician Award.  This award honours medical staff members in good standing with five or more years of service who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the medical community. Dr. Simpson was nominated in the "builder" category, which is res...

  • Why Caregivers Provide Care at the End of Life: A Literature Review
    Published Fri May 12th 2017

    Presented by: Dr. Alison Flanagan, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday May 19, 2017Host site: Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Introduce the context for the question of why caregivers provide care at the end-of-life 2. Review the history of informal caregiving in palliative care 3. Present a review of the literature available on motivations for caregiving at the end-of-life 4. Engage in a discussion on h...

  • Why Caregivers Provide Care at the End of Life: A Literature Review
    Published Fri May 12th 2017

    Presented by: Dr. Alison Flanagan, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday May 19, 2017Host site: Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Introduce the context for the question of why caregivers provide care at the end-of-life 2. Review the history of informal caregiving in palliative care 3. Present a review of the literature available on motivations for caregiving at the end-of-life 4. Engage ...

  • Cannabis for Anorexia
    Published Tue May 9th 2017

    Presented by: Brittany Dickson & Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday May 12, 2017Fenwick Conference Room, KGHObjectives:1. Review cannabinoid system2. Explore clinical evidence pertaining to anorexia3. Clarify how to prescribe medical cannabisFlyer attached here.

  • Canadian Cancer Trials Group awarded $23.5M over 5 years
    Published Thu May 4th 2017

    The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has renewed its commitment to the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) through a major funding award of $23.5 million over 5 years. This generous funding allows CCTG to continue its world-class cancer clinical trials research. "Since 1980, the Canadian Cancer Society has supported the great work at CCTG by investing nearly $130 million, which is the largest investment in...

  • The Cancer Metaphor: "Because Cowards Get Cancer Too ..."
    Published Tue May 2nd 2017

    Presented by: Dr. Ryan Fisher, Md, FRCPCPalliative Medicine Fellow0800-0900Friday May 5, 2017Fenwick Conference Room @ KGHObjectives: 1. Understand the history of the “fight” metaphor in cancer and why we use it 2. Understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of using the “fight” metaphor in cancer language3. Appreciate the potential impact the “fight” metaphor has on p...

  • Building Bridges, Making Pathways
    Published Fri Apr 28th 2017

    By Denisha Puvitharan (Meds 2020), Darsan Sadacharam (Meds 2020) and Sahra Nathoo (Meds 2019) Twenty-four curious high school students joined the ranks of diligent medical students in the halls of the Medical Building on March 31st. These students were taking part in the first ever “Pathways to Medicine” event hosted by Queen’s School of Medicine’s Diversity Panel.

  • Advocacy in Palliative Care : Learning From Geriatric Medicine??
    Published Fri Apr 21st 2017

    Presented by: Dr. Chris Frank0800-0900Friday April 28, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHFlyer attached here.

  • Dr. Randy Wax appointed Regional Director of Clinical Education
    Published Thu Apr 13th 2017

    OSHAWA – Randy Wax has been named Regional Director of Clinical Education, where he’ll oversee the training of more than 240 medical students and residents from Queen’s University each year at Lakeridge Health. “The Queen’s School of Medicine’s strategic plan specifically points to the importance of strong and lasting partnerships between Queen’s and community teaching hospita...

  • Palliative Care: The Oldest Profession?
    Published Wed Apr 12th 2017

    Presented by: Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAH0800-0900Friday April 21, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHJacalyn Duffin, MD (Toronto 1974), FRCPC (1979), PhD (Sorbonne 1985), is a hematologist and historian who has occupied the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen’s University since 1988. A former president of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Societ...

  • Palliative Care: The Oldest Profession?
    Published Wed Apr 12th 2017

    Presented by: Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAH0800-0900Friday April 21, 2017Fenwick Conference Room at KGHJacalyn Duffin, MD (Toronto 1974), FRCPC (1979), PhD (Sorbonne 1985), is a hematologist and historian who has occupied the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen’s University since 1988. A former president of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Societ...

  • 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

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  • 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...