Issue 35 – March 2020
Recognition is important
The Department of Medicine invites nominations for:
The Faculty of Medicine invites nominations for:
DoM Standing Committees 2020-2021 vacancies
The call for nominations for Department of Medicine Standing Committees in 2020-2021 has been circulated to all department members.

For more details about the upcoming vacancies, contact

Nominations are due Monday, March 9, 2020.
2020 NSHA Quality Summit
Quality & Patient Safety: The 2020 Vision for NSHA
"Does your team have a quality or patient safety story, innovation or project that highlights your vision for quality and safety? Share it with your colleagues."
Call for poster submissions:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 4 p.m.

Electronic voting will open after posters are compiled.
Call for oral presentations:

Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 4 p.m.

2020 Quality Summit Patient Safety Sharing Day (Central Zone)
May 27, 2020
Collaborative Health Education Building
CMAJ - now open access
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is now an open access journal.

As of January 6, 2020, all new CMAJ content is available at no cost.

All restricted past issues are available March 1, 2020.
In the Media
(February 21, 2020)

QEII's DAMIT study targeting Nova Scotia melanoma epidemic

Dr. Peter Hull,
Division of Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science

(February 21, 2020)

New community outreach program providing in-home care for memory clinic patients

Geriatric Ambulatory Care and Memory Disability Clinic

(February 21, 2020)

QEII Foundation TRIC grant supporting community-based research

Dr. Lisa Barrett,
Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Sean Taylor joined the Division of Neurology in February 2020. Dr. Taylor received his undergraduate medical degree from Dalhousie University in 2004 and subspecialty training from Queen's University in 2009, recently moving here from Kingston, Ontario.

Hyen Rosen, Administrative Assistant, in the Division of Cardiology

Rachel Hemsworth, Administrative Assistant, in the Division of Cardiology

Siony Neale, Administrative Assistant, in the Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy

Victoria Gilks, Administrative Assistant, in the Division of General Internal Medicine
Great people moving within the Department

Mary Synette is the new Administrative Assistant for DoM Administration and will be full-time support for DoM events, Continuing Professional Development activities and administrative portfolios for Denise Hatchette, Mary Sue Radford and the Physician Resource Officer. Mary moves from the Division of General Internal Medicine and started on March 2, 2020. In her retirement, Helen Parsons, has graciously supported this role, part-time since 2017.

Amanda MacKay is the new Regional Education Coordinator in the DoM Education Office and will start in this new position on March 9, 2020. Amanda moves from her position in the Division of Medical Oncology as Education Administrator.

Chad Shearer is the successful applicant for the DoM Manager role left vacant by Brittney MacKinnon in December and will transition into this role starting March 23, 2020. Chad has been the interim Physician Resource Officer, while Kathryn McIlrath is on leave. While we await Kathryn's return in July, we have reallocated that work internally and your contact will be
Dr. Geoffrey Turnbull is retiring on April 1, 2020 from the Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy. He started with the Department on July 1, 1983 after graduation.

Dr. Turnbull was profiled in the 2012-2013 Department of Medicine Progress & Profiles as well as featured in the 2013-2014 report for winning the 2013 Gold-headed Cane Award by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Best wishes in your retirement.
DoM Research Day 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Pier 21
12 noon to 6 pm (lunch served at noon)

Please RSVP to
Please indicate if you will be attending the lunch, and if any dietary restrictions.
Photo from DoM Research Day 2019
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