Research Seminar - "Keeping it Simple: Reducing Stroke Risk with Cardiovascular Health Index" with guest speaker: Dr. Ambar Kulshreshtha, MD, PhD, Chief Resident, Emory University, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.
Research Seminar "Family Medicine at McGill: An academic discipline whose time has come" with guest speaker: Dr. Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Oncology, and the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University
Come experience a unique opportunity at the Palais de Congrès to share stories and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines involved in palliative care.
Speakers include: Stephen Lewis, David Eidelman, Irene Higginson, Sheldon Solomon, Tanguay Châtel, Nicole Poirier, Carlo Leget and Bernard Lapointe
This program is designed for health professionals to improve their knowledge in the field of oncology. The course is offered in two parts: Oncology I, which started April 1 and is currently active and Oncology II, which will be released in the near future. Click here to see a description, take a demo or to REGISTER for the new accredited McGill University Oncology for Practicing Physicians course.
In June, Dr. Isabelle Vedel was awarded the New Investigator Salary Award: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement - Community-based Primary Health Care - by the CIHR. This award that entails a contribution made to outstanding candidates that are conducting independent research, will go towards Dr. Vedel’s project on Alzheimer’s disease.
There was a high representation of students and faculty of Family Medicine in the newest issue of the graduate student journal, Health Science Inquiry. Congratulations to Cristina Longo, Doaa Farid and Hani Badran who were all reviewers along with Pierre Pluye. Alex Fletcher was a reporter for this issue and original submissions were published for Vladimir Khanassov, Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi (on the MSc program) and Emily Parkinson.
Peter Steinmetz works in the intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal and is a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill. He is the Director and Founder of the Undergraduate Bedside Ultrasound Course at McGill and has taught in North America, Asia and Africa.
Bedside Ultrasound, Level 1, by Peter Steinmetz is a great resource among students, residents and physicians alike. It contains and explores applications of ultrasound that transcend the common areas this form of medicine deals with.
The prize was established in 2006 by David Altshuler and the Altshuler family, in honour of his father, John Altshuler, BSc ’55, MDCM ’59. This prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Medicine to a graduating medical student with the highest mark in the family medicine clerkship.
This year’s recipient, Douglas Slobod, received the award at the Dean’s Awards Ceremony and Reception on May 29.
Please refer to the following link for more details related to this event and to participate: http://www.maisonbleue.info/
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Clarfield will speak about secrets for getting published in the area of primary care
Dr. Mark Clarfield will be presenting at the Department of Family Medicine on Friday, June 6th from 12:30 - 1:30. Dr. Clarfield is the Co-Director of the collaborative Ben-Gurion University - Columbia University Medical School for International Health (MSIH), and Sidonie Hecht Chair of Geriatrics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Heath Sciences.
Please join us to hear about Dr. Clarfield's experience for developing his research career and his secrets for getting published in the area of primary care, with a focus on older people.