Friday Fall Preview: Join us on October 3 for our Pediatrics Update 2018. Topics include When to Refer to Genetics by Dr. Andrea Guerin, a #qmed geneticist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. See the event page for more details, link in bio. #queensuhealth #queensu #qnursing #qrehab #cme #meded #pediatrics #peds #genetics #ygk #kingstonon Every Friday, for the next few weeks, we will be previewing programs we have coming up in Fall 2018. Stay tuned for more exciting events!
DJ Cook, neurosurgeon at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and associate professor at Queen’s University, has been named to the annual Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 list. Dr. Cook was recognized for his work in developing minimally invasive surgical procedures for complex brain disorders, as well for his innovative research focusing on therapy and treatments to enhance recovery for patients who have suffered a stroke. Congratulations Dr. Cook! Read the full story, link in bio. #queensuhealth #queensu #qmed #qnursing #qrehab #ygk #kingstonon #canada #top40under40 #neurosurgery #meded
A huge congratulations is in store for Madeline Lemke, a second-year #qmed student, who has recently won a Medical Student Summer Research Award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). From SAGES, Madeline will receive $2,000 to pursue a research project investigating suturing in undergraduate medical education. Under the guidance of Dr. Boris Zevin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Madeline will work to determine which strategy for teaching suturing to pre-clerkship medical students is most effective and cost efficient. We can't wait to see what your research shows. Way to go! See the full announcement, link in bio. #queensuhealth #queensu #qmed #meded #ygk #kingstonon #surgery #SAGES #summerresearch
Patients undergoing a cardiac procedure at Kingston Health Sciences Centre will now benefit from a new technology that will cut their surgery time in half and help them recover more quickly. Known as the Abbott Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™, this catheter is a first-of-its-kind technology that provides the latest in cardiac mapping for patients with cardiac arrhythmias. KHSC is the first in Canada to use this technology. “The use of this catheter means that we will be able to see a lot more data much more quickly, which will significantly help us map the heart,” says Dr. Benedict Glover a cardiologist at KHSC and assistant professor of cardiology at Queen’s University. “In a cardiac procedure mapping of the heart takes about sixty per cent of the surgery time, but with this catheter we can cut that time in half, which means shorter procedures and less waiting time for our patients.” Read the full story, link in bio. #queensuhealth #queensu #qmed #qnursing #qrehab #meded #ygk #kingstonon #ontario #healthcare
A study led in Kingston by a Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario physician has found that a new chemotherapy treatment has shown to substantially increase survival rates for patients with pancreatic cancer. Known as the mFOLFIRINOX chemotherapy combination treatment, patients from across Canada and France participated in this ground breaking study. “With this new treatment we have found that pancreatic cancer patients can roughly double their chance of surviving cancer compared to the current practice,” says Dr. Jim Biagi, Oncologist with the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and Canadian Chair of the international trial. “This is one of the biggest steps forward in the field of pancreatic cancer that we’ve seen in a long time and should impact how we treat pancreatic cancer around the world.” Read the full story here, link in bio. #queensuhealth #queensu #qmed #qnursing #qrehab #cancer #ygk #kingstonon #research #cancerresearch
Friday Fall Preview: Join us for our annual #queensuhealth Cardiovascular Symposium on September 28. The program is jam packed and includes a keynote by Dr. Chris Simpson, Kingston Health Sciences Centre cardiologist. See the event page for how to register and the agenda, link in bio. #queensu #qmed #qnursing #qrehab #cardiology #cardiovascularhealth #cardio #meded #ygk #kingstonon Every Friday, for the next few weeks, we will be previewing programs we have coming up in Fall 2018. Stay tuned for more exciting events!
A first-of-its-kind model of care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre has the potential to be life-changing for individuals with vision loss that is untreatable medically, surgically or with standard eyeglasses. The South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS) has set its sights on boosting the safety, independence and quality of life of individuals with vision loss, says Dr. Mark Bona, an ophthalmologist specializing in vision rehabilitation at the Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site of KHSC. “Vision loss can have a huge impact on people’s lives, everything from increasing their risk of falls and clinical depression to reducing their income and chance of employment,” says Dr. Bona. Read the full story, link in bio. #queensuhealth #queensu #qmed #qnursing #qrehab #ygk #kingstonon #healthcare #ontario #visionloss
Join us TOMORROW 12-1 pm in the Cataraqui Building (Room 108) for our Health Quality Research Collaborative Book Club. We will be discussing the book pictured below. See the event page for more details, link in bio. See you all there! #queensuhealth #queensu #qmed #qnursing #qrehab #meded #ygk #kingstonon #bookclub #healthquality
In a conference room full of patients, families and health-care providers, a hush falls over the crowd as one by one special guests are called to the podium and presented with a medal and certificate honouring them for a selfless act. This ceremony, the first of its kind within hospital walls, is recognizing donors who have participated in Kingston Health Sciences Centre new Living Donor Kidney Transplant program. “I’m truly taken aback and heartfelt at the wonderful gift that he’s given our family and it is an incredible gesture to have his act recognized in this special way,” says Lynne Anne Anfield of her husband Jim, who was one of four donors recognized at the recent ceremony. “We are incredibly fortunate to have this great program available in our region and it has definitely made a huge impact in my life and that of my family.” What an incredible program that is only made possible by even more incredible people! Thank you to everyone involved. Read the full story, link in bio. #queensuhealth #queensu #qmed #qnursing #qrehab #ygk #kingstonon #kidneydonor #beadonor #livedonor