Jewish General Hospital Virtual Medical Grand Rounds

JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
MONDAY MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS ON ZOOM

The Medical Grand Rounds are an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Some Rounds were video recorded.

Medical Grand Rounds 2021-2022

JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
MONDAY VIRTUAL MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Please click on the following link to join this Microsoft Teams meeting:
Link to the  Microsoft Teams meeting.
Or call in (audio only) +1 438-799-0762, 96530870#, Canada, Montreal, Phone Conference ID: 965 308 70#

November 29, 2021

ENGAGING FAMILIES IN CARDIOVASCULAR CARE
Michael Goldfarb, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Cardiology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. To inform healthcare providers and stakeholders about the importance of family engagement in cardiovascular care
2. To describe the benefits of family engagement in care for patients, family members, and healthcare providers
3. To describe opportunities to engage families in care

Contact Person: Lawrence Rudski, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology and Director, Azrieli Heart Center, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 22992.

November 22, 2021

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES: HOW IT STARTED, HOW IT’S GOING
Tricia Peters, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Endocrinology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. Describe the historical context of the diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes
2. Review current guidance for the diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes
3. Discuss future directions for a more personalized approach to gestational diabetes

Contact Person: Mark Trifiro, MD, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 23976.

November 15, 2021

PERSONALIZED THERAPIES IN ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MOLECULAR UNDERSTANDING AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES
François Mercier, MD
Assistant Professor, Divisions of Hematology and Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Hematology, Jewish General Hospital
Principal investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
&
Alexandre Bazinet, MD
Fellow, Department of Leukemia, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Educational Objectives:
1. Clinical challenges and recent advances in high- and low-intensity therapies for AML (acute myeloid leukemia)
2. Molecularly-targeted treatments in AML, a goal of personalized medicine
3. New laboratory techniques to elucidate the pathophysiology of leukemias and target mechanisms of resistanceContact Person: Hans Knecht, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology, Tel 514-340-8222 ext. 28799.

November 8, 2021

CANADIAN PATIENT SAFETY WEEK
IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING SITUATIONS OF MISTREATMENT: A PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Ms. Sarita Israel
Coordinator of the Domain of Expertise to counter mistreatment
Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale (CREGÉS)
Mrs. Monika Berintan
Quality and Risk Management Advisor
Quality Directorate of the CIUSSS West Central Montreal
&
Mr. Jean-Philippe Payment
Office of the Service Quality and Complaints Commissioner
CIUSSS West Central Montreal

Educational Objectives:

1. To know when and how to report mistreatment situations according to the law and the establishment's policy
2. To understand the role of the Complaint commissioner’s office
3. To understand the role of the directorates concerned in investigating reports of mistreatment

Contact Person: Chantal Bellerose, Dt. P., B. Sc., M. Sc. Health Adm., Assistant to the Directorate DQIEPE, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 27895.

November 1st, 2021

THE LOGIC OF BIOLOGICS - A REVIEW OF THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE IN ASTHMA THERAPY
Nan Zhao, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Pulmonary, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:

1. Review of the heterogeneity of inflammatory airways disease
2. The use of sputum and other adjunct testing to endotype airways disease
3. The rationale of personalizing therapy beyond the guidelines to optimize asthma control in the era of biologics

Contact Person: Carmela Pepe, MD, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 23636.

October 25, 2021

UPDATE ON DELIRIUM AND THE HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM (HELP)
Fred H. Rubin, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the criteria for diagnosis of delirium and how to apply them in a clinical situation.
2. Recognize the harms that delirium can cause
3. Appreciate that nearly half of all cases of delirium can be prevented
Contact Person: José Morais, MD, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Tel. 514-340-7501.

October 18, 2021

A TRANSLATIONAL APPROACH TO BASAL CELL CARCINOMA
Philippe Lefrançois, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Dermatology, Jewish General Hospital
Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the epidemiology, clinical features and dermoscopic features of basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
2. Explore the broad therapeutic modalities for BCC according to clinically-relevant features
3. Learn novel signalling pathways and actionable targets for BCC from cancer genomics
Contact Person: Robin Billick, MD, Chief, Division of Dermatology, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 25065.

October 11, 2021

No Rounds - Thanksgiving

October 4, 2021

SEVENTH ANNUAL JGH DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE CLINICAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

I. DE-LABELING ANTIBIOTIC ALLERGY WITHOUT SKIN TESTING: AN UPDATE
Jesse Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Jewish General Hospital
Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the risks and benefits of re-trying a medication after a patient has had an adverse reaction, with a focus on penicillin allergy
2. Provide an overview of the DAAST study: De-labeling Antibiotic Allergy without Skin Testin

II. PATIENT-LED REFERRAL FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AT THE TIME OF CARDIAC ICU ADMISSION
Michael Goldfarb, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Cardiology, Jewish General Hospital
Educational Objectives:
1. To describe a patient-initiated referral program for family and household members at the time of a patient’s hospitalization for acute coronary artery disease
2. To understand how a family-oriented approach to primary cardiovascular prevention in family and household members can identify and improve cardiovascular

III. ONGOING TRIALS IN THE JGH DIALYSIS UNITS
Daniel Blum, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Nephrology, Jewish General Hospital
Educational Objectives:
1. Review the equipoise around anticoagulation for stroke prophylaxis for atrial fibrillation among people receiving dialysis: SAFE-D Trial
2. Review the equipoise around targeting low serum phosphate to improve cardiovascular outcomes among people receiving dialysis: PHOSPHATE Trial
Contact Person: Vicky Tagalakis, MD, MSc, Division of Internal Medicine, Tel. 514-340-7596

JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
MONDAY VIRTUAL MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS
SEPTEMBER 2021
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Link to the  Microsoft Teams meeting.
Or call in (audio only) +1 438-799-0762, 96530870#, Canada, Montreal, Phone Conference ID: 965 308 70#

September 27, 2021

THE ETHICAL & LEGAL PERSPECTIVES OF DETERMINING GOALS OF CARE: DO WE CARE ENOUGH OR DO WE NEED TO CARE MORE?

Mr. Kevin Hayes
Clinical Ethicist
Montreal West-Central CIUSSS

Maître Andréane Baribeau
Lawyer, Montreal West-Central CIUSSS

Maître Véronique Saad
Lawyer for the Montreal West-Central CIUSSS

Elizabeth MacNamara, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Chief, Division of Medical Biochemistry, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:

  1. Understanding of the ethical & legal importance of the goals of care process
  2. Promotion of the required improvement in terms of addressing this clinical objective in patient care
  3. Introduction to new “INESSS Goals of Care” form arriving at the JGH

Contact Person: Mr. Kevin Hayes, Office of Clinical Ethics, ext. 23625.

September 20, 2021

CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL INSIGHTS FROM STUDYING NON-EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER FAMILIES

Leora Witkowski, PhD, FACMG
Department of Human Genetics
McGill University
Optilab Montreal - MUHC

William D. Foulkes, MBBS, PhD
James McGill Professor
Departments of Medicine, Human Genetics & Oncology
McGill Program in Cancer Genetics
McGill University
Division of Molecular Genetics, Optilab Montreal-MUHC
Department of Medical Genetics
Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:

  1. Studying familial incidences of rare cancers can provide a gateway for understanding the biology of more generalized phenomena
  2. Discovery of gene-disease associations can pave the way for new treatment options
  3. With the increase in molecular testing in cancer, correct classification and interpretation of testing results is essential for proper patient management

Contact Person:  Ms. Maureen Besley, Division of Pathology, Tel. 514-340-8274.

 

 

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