Friday, June 5, 2020
COVID-19 Update from the Department of Medicine
As of June 5, 2020 in Nova Scotia
positive tests
(907 in Central Zone)
negative tests
currently in hospital (non-ICU)
currently in hospital (ICU)
Source: Data updated daily, typically by 1 p.m.
SHORT Report
Faculty of Medicine Award Winners
Congratulations to DoM physicians on winning the following Faculty of Medicine awards.

Dr. Karthik Tennankore, Division of Nephrology
Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Patient-Oriented Research

Dr. Ashley Miller, Division of General Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine Early Career Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice

Dr. Mark Sadler, Division of Neurology
Faculty of Medicine Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice

Dr. Brian Moses, Division of General Internal Medicine (Yarmouth, NS)
Faculty of Medicine Community Teacher of the Year Award
Out of province travel for healthcare workers
Updated hours - June 1
Negative COVID-19 test results - email notification - NEW
More information:

NSHA Public Health has also launched a toll-free number (1-844-996-0694) to support Nova Scotians with questions about their test results. Read more.
NSHA Coronavirus Updates - new schedule
NSHA news release | Monday, June 1, 2020

CO-VIC, the COVID-19 treatment and immunity study, will evaluate effectiveness of treatments for hospitalized patients suffering moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms, while helping researchers discover more about immunity to the virus.

CO-VIC is led by Dr. Lisa Barrett, Clinician Scientist, Infectious Diseases, Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dalhousie University.

New reference ranges - ESR
New nursing home beds
Government is adding 23 new long-term care beds in Bedford to help meet the need caused by the pandemic. The beds are necessary because some long-term care facilities have slowed or stopped admissions due to COVID-19.

Read complete news release:

DHW LTC waitlist
This is the number of clients waiting for placement from hospital to DHW licensed long term care facility.
Source: NSHA Media of the Day - June 4, 2020
patients on waitlist for LTC facility

May 29, 2019
patients on waitlist for LTC facility

May 28, 2020
Resources for Teaching in a Virtual Environment
(1 hour webinar - Adobe Connect)

Dr. R. Boulay, Dr. K. Horrey, Dr. J. Holland

Recorded May 26, 2020

Additional references found on the  Faculty Development website .
Graduate Student (virtual) Research Days
Graduate Student Research Day has been an annual event since 2005, beginning in the Faculty of Medicine. Now, this event invites participation from graduate students from across the University, who are involved in health research. This year, the event will be held virtually over two days.
Monday, June 8

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Microsoft Teams
(see agenda for meeting links)
Tuesday, June 9

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Microsoft Teams
(see agenda for meeting links)
Weekly update and grand rounds
Tuesday, June 9
COVID-19 Weekly Update for DoM

8 - 8:15 a.m.

To join, see email invitation from:
June 2 highlights:

  • Palliative Care back to usual processes; contact numbers remain the same

  • DoM administrative staff back onsite this week; developing schedules where needed

  • NSHA healthcare workers can seek approval for an isolation exemption for essential travel only when travel across borders is required for work

  • Please take time to care for yourself

  • Acknowledged the death of George Floyd
DoM Grand Rounds
8:15 - 9 a.m.

"Controversies in Rheum Rona tology"

Dr. Volodko Bakowsky
Division of Rheumatology

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NSHA / Dr. Lynn Johnston
Uploaded: March 13, 2020
Video: 10 min

NSHA / Dr. Glenn Patriquin
Uploaded: April 3, 2020
Video: 3 min
Websites to reference
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