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On the sharp end of the rope: “Doc McLaren” on saving UN troops in Mali

Royal College Staff
March 26, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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This was it. As Andrew McLaren, MD, FRCPC, braced for impact, the CH-147F Chinook ditched rapidly to the water’s surface. The 17-tonne beast hit the surface, teetering for a moment before overturning; it just couldn’t sustain the weight of the twin engines overhead. The shock of the cold water was breathtaking, but he’d been in […]

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National medical organizations come together to examine how virtual care can improve access and quality

Royal College Staff
March 21, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Task force on virtual care to also assess feasibility of national licensure in Canada Ottawa, ON – March 18, 2019 – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are launching a task force to examine virtual care […]

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Futuristic virtual reality therapy shows promise

Royal College Staff
March 8, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Imagine facing your demons head-on. For some patients, that’s quite literally what a new form of virtual reality therapy is empowering them to do. The man behind this new approach, Alexandre Dumais, MD, FRCPC, is a researcher and psychiatrist at the Institut Philippe-Pinel of Montreal. Dr. Dumais is using virtual reality to help patients living […]

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Worth the wait: Dr. Borsuk leads surgical team in Canada’s first facial transplant

Royal College Staff
March 8, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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It made headlines across the country: the first face transplant in Canada. It took five years to plan, 30 hours to complete and the participation of more than 100 people. Although this procedure — a vascularized composite allotransplant — is over a decade old, it remains uncommon and relatively new in the field of transplantation. […]

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Addressing complex patient care

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March 28, 2018 | Author:
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Dear colleagues, There are some things we know: new technologies (such as artificial intelligence) are impacting the medical profession, patients and how care is delivered; scopes of practice are evolving and innovative models of collaborative care are increasingly important to meet complex patient needs; barriers in access to specialist care remain an issue; and important […]

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