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#

May 30

NSAID ALLERGY

Jesse Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn about the different types of NSAID allergy and pseudo-allergic reactions
2. Develop a clinical approach to adverse reactions to NSAIDs

Contact Person: Jesse Schwartz, MD, Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 25454.

May 23

No Rounds - National Patriot Day / Victoria Day

May 16

DEVELOPING THE EXPERT PHYSICIAN: EXPLORING THE THRESHOLDS OF REASONING REQUIRED FOR TRANSFORMATION ALONG THE JOURNEY FROM NOVICE LEARNER TO EXPERT PHYSICIAN
Sabrina Fallavollita, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. Identify the components of clinical reasoning development as it relates to expertise in internal medicine and its specialties
2. Employ the theory of threshold concepts as a way to identify critical periods in clinical reasoning development
3. Differentiate between struggling and successful learners as they move towards expertise in their specialty

Contact Person: Laeora Berkson, MD, Acting Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Tel. 514-340-8231.

May 9

I. DYSPNEA IN A PREGNANT PATIENT: A RARE DIAGNOSIS FOR A COMMON SYMPTOM
Angelo Rizzolo, MD
Internal Medicine Second Year Resident
McGill University & Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. To formulate the approach to dyspnea in the pregnant patient
2. Describe the epidemiology and prognosis of rare findings of dyspnea in the pregnant patient

II. A CRYPTIC CASE OF HEADACHE
Curtis Quan, MD
Internal Medicine Second Year resident
McGill University and Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. Review the danger signs of a headache 
2. Understand the work-up of secondary headaches
3. Review the epidemiology and treatment of this case's headaches

Contact Person: Elise Levinoff, MD, Jewish General Hospital Site Program Director Core Internal

May 2

MULTI-TARGETED THERAPY LUPUS NEPHRITIS
Ratna Samanta, MSc, MDCM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University McGill
Division of Nephrology, Montreal General Hospital
McGill University Health Center

Educational Objectives:
1. Review current guidelines for therapy in SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) - nephritis
2. Understand predicted renal response with treatments
3. Appreciate the basis of adjunct/concomitant therapies
4. Overview recent clinical trials for a multi-targeted approach for induction therapy

Contact Person: Mark Lipman, MD, Chief, Division of Nephrology, Tel. 514-340-8229.

April 25

ADVANCES IN THE MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION
David Langleben, MD
Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Division of Cardiology, Jewish General Hospital
& David Rosenblatt, MD
Professor, Departments of Human Genetics, Medicine, Pediatrics, and BiologyMcGill University
Chief, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Specialized Medicine
Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. To understand that idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can in many cases be attributed to genetic mutations and to understand the effect of those mutations on pathophysiology.
2. To understand that the externally identical phenotype of idiopathic PAH may be due to very different mutations
3. To understand the value of detecting the mutations to provide personalized medicine

Contact Person: David Rosenblatt, MD, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Specialized Medicine, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 23965.

April 18

No Rounds - Passover and Easter Monday

April 11

VIRAL INTERFERENCE: AN OLD CONCEPT WITH RENEWED INTEREST
Guy Boivin MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Microbiology-Immunology and Infectiology
Faculty of Medicine, Laval University
Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Infectiology
Laval University Hospital Center (CHUL)

Educational Objectives:
1. To recognize the concept of interference among respiratory viruses
2. To understand the mechanisms of viral interference
3. To appreciate the potential applications of viral interference

Contact Person: Karl Weiss, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 28294.

April 4

VIRTUAL CARE AND HOSPITAL AT HOME - A PARADIGM CHANGE AND AN EXERCISE IN CHANGE
Jonathan Choy, MD, MBA, FRCPC, FACC, FASE, FCCS
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Clinical Faculty, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta
Senior Medical Director, Provincial Clinical Programs and Virtual Health
Lawrence Rudski, MD, FRCPC, FACC
Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Azrieli Heart Center
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Jewish General Hospital, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
& Mrs. Erin Cook, BSc N, RN, MSN
Associate Director, Quality, Transformation, Evaluation, Performance and Ethics Department (DQTEPE)
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand why virtual care is growing in importance as a health care delivery model
2. Review the infrastructure required to establish a hospital at home
3. Learn how to adapt conventional medical treatment approaches to a virtual environment
4. Review initial experience in hospital and at home in the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

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

March 28

IDENTIFYING DIFFERENCES IN THE PROFILE OF SOCIALLY ISOLATED OLDER PERSONS DURING THE PANDEMIC USING THE ESOGER1 TOOL (FIRST LEVEL SOCIO-GERIATRIC EVALUATION)
Cyrille Launay, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Jewish General Hospital
& Nadia Sourial, PhD
Assistant professor, Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy, School of Public Health,
Montreal University
Research Center of the University of Montreal Hospital Center

Educational Objectives:
1. To understand how the pandemic may have led to different pathways to social isolation
2. To highlight the importance of targeting interventions to different profiles of socially isolated older adults
3. To highlight the impact of a telehealth intervention on the trajectories of frailty

Contact Person: José Morais, MD, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Tel. 514-340-7501.

March 21

MARCH, DVT AWARENESS MONTH
NEW ANTICOAGULANTS: MOVING BEYOND THE DIRECT ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS
Jeffrey Weitz, MD, FRCPC, FRSC, FACP
President, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry, McMaster University
Heart & Stroke Foundation/J.F. Mustard Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Thrombosis
Executive Director, Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute

Educational Objectives:
1. To review the role of factor XI in thrombosis and hemostasis
2. To present the clinical data with factor XI inhibitors
3. To provide perspective on the potential for factor XI inhibitors in the era of direct oral anticoagulants

Contact Person:  Susan Kahn, MD, Division of Internal Medicine, Tel. 514-340-8222 extension 24667.

March 14

COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON LUNG CANCER CARE - THE JGH EXPERIENCE
Jason Agulnik, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Jewish General Hospital
& Carmela Pepe, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. Review COVID statistics affecting lung cancer care
2. Impact on the trajectory of care in lung cancer

Contact Person: Carmela Pepe, MD, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Tel. 514-340-7900.

March 7

INNOVATION IN TYPE 1 DIABETES: A REFRESHER ON GLUCOSE MONITORING, NEWS ON NEW INSULINS AND A WORD ON INSULIN PUMPS
Agnieszka Majdan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Endocrinology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. To understand the basics of continuous glucose monitoring systems and how to interpret their data
2. To recognize the differences and similarities among currently used short and long acting insulins

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

February 28

INNOVATION IN PACING - PHYSIOLOGIC PACING THROUGH THE LEFT BUNDLE
Atul Verma, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Heart Rhythm Program, Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, Ontario

Educational Objectives:
1. To describe the rationale of physiologic pacing
2. Contrast HIS pacing from Left Bundle pacing
3. Step-by-step walk through of left bundle pacing technique

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

February 21, 2022

CARING FOR TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY PATIENTS. WHAT AN INTERNIST NEEDS TO KNOW

Rachel Bond, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
McGill University Health Center

Educational Objectives:
1. Terminology to use with transgender and non-binary patients
2. Guidelines for sex affirming hormone therapy
3. Health monitoring in transgender patients

Contact Person: Elizabeth MacNamara, MD, Chief, Division of Medical Biochemistry, Tel. 514-340-8222 x 25091.

February 14

NON-CANCER CHRONIC PAIN EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT: THE JGH EXPERIENCE

Roshanak Charghi, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, McGill Department of Anesthesia and Jewish General Hospital
Pain specialist at the Allan Edward Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre
Anesthetist at the Jewish General hospital

Jonathan Hudon, MDCM, PhD, CCFP
Faculty Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
Palliative Care Physician, Division of Palliative Care, Jewish General Hospital
Chronic Pain Physician, Alan Edward Pain Management Unit, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre
Pediatric Chronic Pain Physician, Edwards Family Center for Complex Pain, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre
Family Physician, CLSC de Vaudreuil Dorion, CISSS Montérégie-Ouest

&

Jean Zigby, MD
Faculty Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, University McGill
Interim Director of Palliative Care at the Jewish General Hospital and at CIUSSS West Central Montreal

Dr. Charghi's Educational Objectives:
1. How pain can be optimized at the primary care level
2. Briefly discuss Canadian guidelines for opioids for non cancer pain
3. Discuss pharmacological management of neuropathic pain
Dr. Hudon's Educational Objectives:
1. Learn to diagnose chronic pain, and discuss options to present the diagnosis to patients
2. Learn how to use form AH-741 to refer patients to a specialized chronic pain clinic, and how the triage works
3. Briefly discuss the patients’ trajectories, treatment options, and function-oriented goals at the McGill University Chronic Pain Clinic

Contact Person: Rubin Becker, MD, Chief, Division of Internal Medicine, Tel. 514-340-7596./

February 7

I. TUGGING AT THE HEARTSTRINGS: A CASE OF CARDIAC METASTASES FROM PAPILLARY THYROID CARCINOMA
Charlotte Rosen, MD, C.M.
Internal Medicine Second Year Medical Resident
McGill University and Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. Familiarize the audience with epidemiology and poor prognosis associated with cardiac metastases from thyroid cancer
2. Describe the unique features of the case including hypotheses regarding pathogenesis of the tumour and the approach to surgical management
3. Illustrate the importance of the multidisciplinary team in the management of complex metastatic oncology cases

II. RUN-OF-THE-MILL ATRIAL FLUTTER? NOT SO FAST...
Jacob Abdaem, MD, C.M.
Internal Medicine Second Year Medical Resident
McGill University and Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. Recognize the underlying cardiac causes of atrial flutter
2. Identify the differential diagnosis of right-sided valvular heart disease
3. Describe the clinical manifestations, diagnostic workup, and basic management of carcinoid syndrome

Contact Person: Elise Levinoff, MD, Jewish General Hospital Site Program Director, Core Internal Medicine Residency at McGill University, Tel. 514-340-8222 poste 24974.

January 31

THIRTY THIRD ANNUAL HUMANIZATION OF CARE AWARENESS PROGRAM ROUNDS
FEAR AND AVOIDANCE AFTER ACUTE MEDICAL EVENTS
Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
Florence Irving Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
Director, Columbia Roybal Center for Fearless Behavior Change
Co-Director, The Hypertension Center
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Educational Objectives:
1. Recall the prevalence and consequences of Post-Traumatic Disorder (PTSD) induced by acute cardiovascular events
2. Describe potential mechanisms linking medical event-induced PTSD with cardiovascular disease risk        
3. Evaluate emerging approaches for reducing PTSD symptoms after acute medical events that might be relevant to patients with COVID-19

Contact Person: Ms. Rebecca Kaufer, Administrative Coordinator, Humanization of Care Committee, Ext. 21924.

January 24

ADVANCES IN INTERVENTIONAL ENDOSCOPY: ENDOSCOPIC BYPASS PROCEDURES FOR UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL AND PANCREATIC MALIGNANCY
Corey Miller, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Gastroenterology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:
1. To provide an overview of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and recent advances in technology
2. To review the techniques and clinical data for EUS-guided biliary drainage for treatment of malignant biliary obstruction
3. To provide an overview of the EUS-guided biliary drainage with lumen apposing metal stent vs. ERCP (ELEMENT) trial
4. To review the techniques and clinical data for EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy for palliation of malignant gastric outlet obstruction

Contact Person: Polymnia Galiatsatos, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Tel. 514-340-8222 x 28144.

January 17

LEARNING ABOUT COVID-19 THROUGH THE COVID-19 AND CANCER CONSORTIUM
Jeremy L. Warner, MD, MS, FAMIA, FASCO
Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University
Director, COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) Research Coordinating Center

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the risk factors associated with more and less severe outcomes in people with cancer infected with SARS-CoV-2
2. Learn about emerging data on how to treat and prevent COVID-19 in this vulnerable population
3. Appreciate the advantages and limitations of registry-based analyses

Contact Person: Karl Weiss, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 28294.

January 10

DOES VIRTUAL CARE WITH REMOTE AUTOMATED MONITORING (RAM) TECHNOLOGY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO REPRESENT A NEW PARADIGM TO IMPROVE SURGICAL SAFETY?
Philip J. Devereaux, MD, PhD
Professor in the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and Medicine
Director of the Division of Perioperative Care
McMaster University
Senior Scientist and the Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Surgical Research Group at the Population Health Research Institute

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand when and where surgical complications occur
2. Learn historical perspective on major paradigm shifts that have improved surgical safety
3. Gain insights into potential next paradigm change

Contact Person: Rubin Becker, MD, Chief, Division of Internal Medicine, Tel. 514-340-7596.

January 3

No Rounds

December 13, 2021

POTS!!!
Ronald Schondorf, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FAAS

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
Division of Neurology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:

  1. To understand what POTS is
  2. To understand what POTS is not

Contact Person: Jeffrey Minuk, MD, Chief, Division of Neurology, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 28770.

December 6, 2021

BETTER CONVERSATIONS WITH PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS
Dev Jayaraman, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, MUHC
Division of Adult Critical Care, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives:

  1. Who should we have conversations with
  2. How should we do it

Contact Person: Paul Warshawsky, MD, Chief, Division of Adult Critical Care, Tel 514-340-7500.

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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