Live 2018

On November 6th, over 350 members of the wider McGill community participated in our annual Global Health Night. Attendees at the poster fair saw the latest work of over 80 students who had unique opportunities to take part in cutting edge research or clinical placements at sites around the world. Participants also witnessed how far McGill Global Health Programs has come in the last five years from Director Dr. Madhu Pai. GHP’s mission is to support McGill students and faculty to succeed in their local and international global health initiatives.
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Live 2018

To mark the 75th anniversary of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, Canada’s first academic department in the field, a special symposium will be held at the St. James Theatre on November 29. Ahead of the event we sat down with Dr. Gustavo Turecki who has been Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill since 2015 and was recently appointed Chief of Psychiatry at the Montréal West Island IUHSSC and Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
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Live 2018

How do prospective students learn about a day in the life of a health care professional?  They attend the Interprofessional Health Care Panel hosted by the McGill Open House Planning Committee in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Interprofessional Education.
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Live 2018

With the financial support of L’Appui national pour les proches aidants d’aînés and the collaboration of McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec is proud to launch a virtual education program Taking Care, intended for those caring for someone living with ALS.
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Live 2018

In a recent article for The Conversation, Dr. John Bergeron, Emeritus Robert Reford Professor and Professor of Medicine at McGill, highlights Maud Menten’s 1913 discovery, which helped pave the way for this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Live 2018

Compassion. Care. Altruism.  These are the three core values essential to palliative care that were explored at the 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care held in Montreal in early October.  For more than 40 years, Palliative Care McGill has hosted this biennial congress that brings together health care practitioners, scientists and researchers, spiritual care workers, volunteers and caregivers.
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Live 2018

In July 2018 Dr. Mark Ware took a leave of absence from his position as Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Family Medicine at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in order to become the Chief Medical Officer for the Canopy Growth Corporation. On November 7 he returns to McGill where he will deliver the 41st annual Osler Lectureship “100 years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era,” beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre in the McIntyre Medical Building. Dr. Ware took some time to answer a few questions for us ahead of his lecture.
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Live 2018

The McGill University Health Centre took part in one of the largest, most complex Code Orange simulations to date on Thursday, with the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital among a number of Quebec health institutions going to enormous lengths to test their responses in a major crisis situation.
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Live 2018

Leaders in Interprofessional Education (IPE) who gathered in New Zealand in September for the All Together Better Health IX Conference were duly impressed by McGill’s Office of Interprofessional Education (OIPE). Three members of the OIPE presented the team’s accomplishments and shared lessons learned with participants representing over 30 countries in this important and burgeoning area of education and research. Margaret Purden, Mark Daly and Cynthia Perlman relayed the OIPE’s experiences and achievements, including their strategies to recruit and retain an impressive 200 volunteer facilitators from the academic and clinical settings to help deliver the IPE program.
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Live 2018

If we have to end the TB epidemic, we must reimagine how TB care is delivered. Today, this is feasible and achievable.
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