Live 2019

Many people enjoy satisfying careers, but stop working at the earliest possible opportunity. And then there are Dr. Richard Cruess and Dr. Sylvia Cruess – or “the Cruesses” as the dynamic duo is often referred to in McGill medical circles. A pre-retirement sabbatical in the mid-1990s had the opposite effect: it launched a new chapter in their impressive McGill medical careers. Nearly 25 years later, and now in their late eighties, they’re still working and have “singlehandedly changed medicine’s understanding of professionalism and the role of the physician in the 21st century.”
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Live 2019

McGill has partnered with Alzheimer’s Care Consultant and Facilitator Claire Webster to offer workshops that help educate and support family caregivers who are looking after a loved with a dementia-related illnesses, which affects more than 747,000 Canadians according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. The monthly workshops, given in English and French at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning will help support caregivers and provide them with the necessary resources to turn to in the community for support. Learn about Claire’s personal journey as a caregiver to her late mother in this article published in Mitsou Magazine. The next workshop will take place on March 28, 2019.
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Ahead of the February 18 event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Kenneth Melville, one of the event’s organizers Dr. Bastien Castagner, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Canada Research Chair in Therapeutic Chemistry, took some time to answer some questions about Melville, the event itself and his thoughts on the state of diversity.
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Live 2019

Our dedicated faculty members are the heartbeat of the Ingram School of Nursing. Learn more about McGill Nursing educators via Focus on McGill Nursing Faculty. In recognition of #WorldCancerDay, Christine Maheu shares her passion for cancer survivorship care, and much more. Dr. Christine Maheu is an Associate Professor and a Fonds de Recherche Santé Chercheur Boursier Junior 2. She holds affiliate scientist positions with the Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre, the University Health Network Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and with the University of Toronto.
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Major federal and provincial investments in genomics research were announced this week following three recent Genome Canada competitions. The announcement, made at University of Guelph, includes over $10 million in funding to seven projects led by McGill researchers.
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Live 2019

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4, as a platform for raising awareness of cancer and encouraging its prevention, detection, and treatment. In recognition of #WorldCancerDay, McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) and Hope & Cope—a pioneering cancer support organization based at the Jewish General Hospital—are proud to launch The Power of Me, The Power of We, a documentary capturing the experiences of young adults living with advanced cancer.
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More than forty years ago, the McGill University Department of Family Medicine started out as a small teaching program with units based in Montreal-area hospitals. From its humble yet significant beginnings, the Department has since grown to become a leading voice and champion of primary care in Quebec, in Canada and around the world. True to its mission of excellence, this year the Department is celebrating yet another milestone in its success story: the official accreditation of its PhD program in Family Medicine and Primary Care.
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Scientists will see the human nervous system in microscopic detail thanks to the installation of Canada’s first 7-Tesla whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner on Feb. 5. The introduction of the whole-body 7T MRI to The Neuro of McGill University will give researchers an unprecedented window into the effects of neurological disease not just on the brain, but the entire human nervous system. Some neurological and metabolic disorders affect the muscles and spine as well as the brain, and the new system will provide enhanced opportunities for studying such conditions throughout the body.

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This is the second in a series of blogs about a collaborative project to develop, implement and evaluate a train-the-trainer project at Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA) in Tamil Nadu, India. The project is a collaboration between ASSA, Handicare Int and the McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT). Great progress has been made since the previous blog post of September 2018, with those involved gearing up to roll out the new curriculum at workshops in early February.
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Live 2019

A new booklet for cancer patients living with bone metastases is now available to patients via the McGill University Health Centre patient education website. The booklet contains illustrated and written information about bone metastases, guidelines for seeking medical care, and helpful sections on fracture prevention. How to move with care, how to stay safe in different environments and how to follow an exercise program prescribed by a physical therapist are all explained in this practical patient resource.
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