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In memoriam (June 2019)

Royal College Staff
June 11, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Isabelle Bachand, MD, FRCPC, died on April 21, 2019, in Saint-Zotique, Que., at age 51. Dr. Bachand was certified by the Royal College in Medical Biochemistry in 1998. She is remembered for her kindness, integrity and dedication to her work. Read more about Dr. Bachand. William (Bill) Feldman, MDCM, FRCPC, died on May 25, 2019, […]

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New on the bookshelf: Child maltreatment in the West

Royal College Staff
June 6, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Jean Labbé, MD, FRCPC, spent his career as a pediatrician protecting children and youth. He is recognized for his role in furthering child protection through socio-legal medicine: providing expert testimony in court; and developing curriculum, lecturing and publishing on the topic. In 1976, he co-founded the first child protection clinic in Quebec at the Centre […]

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Claim MOC credits for your patient safety work

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May 7, 2019 | Author:
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Did you know that your everyday efforts in patient safety may qualify for MOC credits? Dr. Laflamme shares how he turned a memorable patient encounter into MOC credits.

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Recognition (May 2019)

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May 7, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Celebrating the professional achievements of Royal College Fellows and Resident Affiliates! Awards Several Fellows are recipients of 2019 CMA Awards: Mamta Gautam, MD, FRCPC, is the recipient of the May Cohen Award for Women Mentors. Ak’ingabe Guyon, MD, FRCPC, is the recipient of the CMA Medal of Service (read Dr. Guyon’s story in the 2018 […]

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Members in the news (May 2019)

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May 7, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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“If you add up all those tiny delays […] if you measure all of those things and can shorten each one of them, you can start saving a lot of money,” Michael Gardam, MDCM, FRCPC (“Transforming health care: How artificial intelligence is reshaping the medical landscape,” CBC News). “It’s very frustrating. I want to look after the […]

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In memoriam (May 2019)

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May 7, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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David Melville Birks, MBBS, FRCSC, died on March 17, 2019, in Victoria, Australia, at age 73. Dr. Birks was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1975. Dr. Birks is remembered as a “true gentleman” and “fantastic surgeon and mentor to many.” Read more about Dr. Birks. Leverett Lebaron (“Barrie”) deVeber, MD, FRCPC, […]

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Answers to your top springtime MOC questions

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April 10, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Our Royal College Services Centre tracks your questions on the MOC Program. Lately, there have been many questions on teaching, fellowships and how to properly interpret the prompts in MAINPORT ePortfolio. Here are answers to some of your popular springtime questions. Where can I report my teaching? The time you spend supervising, delivering talks and/or […]

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Members in the news (April 2019)

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April 10, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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“A presumed-consent system in other jurisdictions has generally resulted in a ballpark 20, 30, sometimes 35 per cent increase in donation rates,” Stephen Beed, MD, FRCPC (“Should Canada have presumed consent for organ donations? Here are the pros and cons,” Global News). “Our message has always been don’t be too concerned, we don’t know, and […]

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In memoriam (April 2019)

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April 10, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Aseem (Ashim) Prakash Chakravorty, MBBS, FRCSC, died on January 16, 2019, in Calgary, Alta., at age 94. Dr. Chakravorty was certified by the Royal College in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1968. When he retired from practice in 2011, he held the distinction of being one of Calgary’s longest-serving OB-GYNs. Read more about Dr. Chakravorty. Stephen […]

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Your dollars at work

Andrew Padmos
February 1, 2018 | Author: Andrew Padmos
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Dear colleagues, I recently had an exchange with a Fellow about Royal College membership dues. At issue was where membership dollars are being spent. After several emails, a phone call and a face-to-face visit to the Fellow’s nearby office (yes, I do make house calls) I knew that what we were really discussing was the […]

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