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Dialogue - September 2016

MOC Tip of the Month
By Dr. Karen Ethans, FRCPC, and Dr. Tim Deutscher, FRCPC

Setting up a virtual “hallway consult” can boost your CPD strategy

MOC Tip of the Month - By Dr. Karen Ethans, FRCPC, and Dr. Tim Deutscher, FRCPC

In our discipline, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, colleagues are widely dispersed across Canada. There may only be one physiatrist in the city, or even in a large section of the province. This makes it a challenge to access ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) and meet credit requirements for the MOC Program.

So, we got creative.

“Hallways consults” reimagined for an online future

Our specialty overcame the challenge of connecting with far-flung colleagues by reimagining the traditional hallway consult — something other specialties can model. We set up a service of “virtual rehabilitation hallways” on Yahoo Groups and now consult through the “Virtual Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hallway.” This simple tool enhances our ability to reach out to and converse with colleagues across the country with subspecialty expertise in spinal cord injury.

A unique way to complete a personal learning project

Our Virtual Rehabilitation Hallways project has also given physiatrists a unique way to complete personal learning projects (PLPs) within the MOC Program. Physicians can post questions related to patient management on the Hallways site. The service then emails the question to all physician members of the group. The learner-physician may then follow up by reviewing the responses, gathering additional information or consulting further via Hallways. Not only do they have the satisfaction of ensuring the best care for their patient, they are continuing their professional development in the process. All that is left to do is document their PLP in their MAINPORT ePortfolio by entering their question, reflections and learning outcomes to claim two credits per hour spent enriching their knowledge.

A quick, effective and no-cost method for obtaining advice

There have been approximately 2,000 messages sent by members of the Virtual SCI Hallway since its inception in 2001, within roughly 300 conversations. It has proven to be a secure, successful method for physician specialists to obtain expert collegial advice in a quick, effective and no-cost method. We would recommend this method to other specialist colleagues in other disciplines of medicine or surgery in Canada, especially where these specialists are geographically distant.

— Dr. Karen Ethans, FRCPC, is a physiatrist based in Winnipeg, Man. She is director of the Spinal Cord Unit at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre and assistant professor in the University of Manitoba, Dept. of Internal Medicine's Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

— Dr. Tim Deutscher, FRCPC, is a physiatrist in Nanaimo, B.C., and the University of British Columbia. He set up and moderates the virtual hallway.

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Creating an app in 10 steps (learnings from the ShareSmart team)

Grace Ligad, Calgary-region RN, and Dr. Ryan C. Frank, MD, FRCSC, collaborate with their network of colleagues using the ShareSmart app.
Grace Ligad, Calgary-region RN, and Dr. Ryan C. Frank, MD, FRCSC, collaborate with their network of colleagues using the ShareSmart app.

Who knew so many Fellows were creating apps? We didn’t! After publishing news on Dr. Brian Rotenberg’s efforts to text patient care info securely via an app that he co-created, we heard from several other Fellows who have taken their own initiative to solve modern clinical dilemmas with mobile applications.

This month, we spoke to Rena Tabata, MSc, Justin Yeung, MD, FRCSC, Demetrios Rizis, MD, FRCSC, and Robert Jung, JD, members of the team behind ShareSmart— a texting and image-sharing app that boasts more than 3,200 users (and growing).

While Dr. Rotenberg’s PageMe app was built for efficient exchanges and intentional auto-deletion of messages after a set time, ShareSmart is distinguishable for storing information for several years on secure Canadian servers to act as a formal medical record in accordance with provincial/territorial legislation and/or regulatory authority policies.

So, how did the team get from idea to market?

ShareSmart logo (Think Tank Innovations Ltd.)
ShareSmart logo (Think Tank Innovations Ltd.)

Getting ShareSmart to the app store: Some critical steps

Dr. Yeung, based in Calgary, Alta., and Dr. Rizis, who operates out of Montreal, are both plastic surgeons with a specialization in hand surgery. Their discipline requires a lot of before-and-after photos, visual tracking of healing, teaching using patient photos, hand-over of large volumes of patients among interdisciplinary care teams, etc.; the current process to take patient photos and collaborate via chat in real-time seemed out-of-step with the capabilities and convenience of the ubiquitous smartphone. They wanted to unburden the process and at the same time legally protect themselves. 

“If we were to use current technology to safeguard ourselves against privacy issues, we would have to keep a camera in a locked room, get patients’ written consent, upload the photo to a secure server, back-up that secure server, delete the photo from the camera and put the camera back in the locked box,” Dr. Yeung explained. “ShareSmart came from us coming together and saying, ‘how do we make an app that complements our clinical flow?’”

Health care professional taking a photo of an infant in NICU using the secure ShareSmart app.
Health care professional taking a photo of an infant in NICU using the secure ShareSmart app.

Learnings in app development

*The following commentary was provided by Dr. Justin Yeung and Dr. Demetrios Rizis.

  1. Do your research – does something already exist that meets your needs?

    “We’d have gladly just paid someone for a product, but the only ones we found were ones with servers in Australia and in the USA (which would open us up to data sovereignty considerations and third party storage unit security risks). They also lacked many of the critical features for medicine that we were looking for. We wanted something that would align with best practices in clinical photography, including a flow to obtain patient consent prior to photo-taking, the ability to collect different levels of consent and the hard-coding of consent with digital images so that the consent does not get separated from photos.”
  2. Build your multi-disciplinary team

    “We made a list of the people that we thought we would need: people who are specialized in privacy law, people who know how to develop secure apps and then Rena Tabata, who knows a lot about business and health ethics. These were mainly people we knew within our networks; we picked people we thought we could work well with and who had a wide-range of skills that were complementary with one another.”
  3. Define your app’s scope (talk to people, write your wish list)

    “Apps are most useful when the intended user population is engaged from the conceptualization-stage of the app. For ShareSmart, we had a big group of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dentists and oral surgeons devote many hours to describe the flow of how they currently use their cellphones and take photos: where they’re stored, who they send them to, etc. Then we worked with them to understand the deficiencies in existing technologies as they see it.”
  4. Refine, refine, refine

    “We sat down for a few days and went through the first blueprint. That blueprint was over 40 pages long and it went through everything the app should and shouldn’t do. We went through 20 versions of this blueprint, which was continually reviewed by our health care professional advisors. We said ‘hey, is it going to work for nurses? Is this going to work for pharmacists? Is this going to work for doctors?’ And compromises happened to make one app that works for everybody — that took months.

    In parallel to app design, and on the advice of privacy commissioners, we worked with server infrastructure security experts to build a network of servers across various provinces so that our app could work as envisioned (e.g. secure long-term data storage).”
  5. Legal considerations – does your product adhere to privacy laws?

    “We had four lawyers join the conversation to say, ‘hey look, whereas that is very convenient, I’d recommend that you don’t do that because you’re going to leave yourself very unprotected.’ We built layers upon layers of security features around our app and server. Then we went through the Access to Information Act with a fine-toothed comb to make sure that we were covered from top to bottom.”
  6. Keep talking to people

    “We presented at privacy and m-health conventions. Partly, to pick the brains of other people in the industry; partly, to see if there was another product out there that would enable us to revisit the possibility of adopting an existing technology.”
  7. Secure funding

    “In our case, we went to friends and family to fund this because we wanted to develop the app quickly and with minimal constraints.”
  8. Build the app

    “We had three groups who are leaders in app development help us with this product.”
  9. Beta-test and improve

    “We had a tonne of beta-testers come back and comment that ‘we could really use this app today.’ So we decided to throw it into the market as soon as our core features were ready. We release updates bi-monthly which include refinements to existing features and introduction of new, value-added features.”
  10. Promote

    “Our next step is really to keep engaging with people and different institutions to see if people who are more powerful, smarter and with more resources than us, think that this is a necessary endeavor for Canada. We have an open dialogue with stakeholders to ensure that development aligns with their goals and user feedback.”

This article is not intended as an endorsement of the ShareSmart app by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, rather as an overview of inventive work that Fellows of our college are engaged in. Do you have a project or research of broad interest to share? Email us at communications@royalcollege.ca


 

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Special Call: Apply for funding by September 30, 2016

Special Call: Apply for funding by September 30, 2016

We’re looking for meaningful insight from Canadian researchers to inform and advance the development of competency-based medical education. Apply or help us spread the word about our exclusive grant opportunity for Mission-aligned Research in Competency-based Medical Education.

Phase 1 applications are due on September 30. Funding is to a maximum of $35,000 per project for a two-year period. Learn more or apply for this grant opportunity.

Our unique, two-phased application process

As part of a unique spin on the standard application process, we’re conducting a two-phased approach.

  • Phase 1: Applicants will submit a formal Letter of Intent, outlining a high-level proposal concept for initial review by the selection committee.
  • Phase 2: Successful candidates only will be invited to submit a formal application in accordance with specific guidelines.

Submit your “Phase 1: Letter of Intent” by September 30

Researchers who want to be considered for this grant opportunity must complete the official Letter of Intent Form (PDF) and submit it to strategicgrants@royalcollege.ca by Friday, September 30, 2016 (late applications will not be accepted).


 

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Why mentor? Award-winning physicians share their answers

Why mentor? Award-winning physicians share their answers

Our 2016 Regional Mentors of the Year have been chosen! These celebrated role models and exceptional teachers have inspired change and continuous improvement in the career development of their students, residents and colleagues. We recently asked them to describe what mentorship means to them. Find out…


 

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A league of their own! Meet your Prix d’excellence-Specialist of the Year recipients

A league of their own! Meet your Prix d’excellence-Specialist of the Year recipients

We are deeply pleased to announce our 2016 Regional Prix d’excellence-Specialist of the Year recipients! These individuals are role models for excellence in patient care and have shown outstanding service and impact to their communities. Meet our winners and find out what sets them apart…


 

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Livestream ICRE 2016’s five dynamic plenary sessions

Livestream ICRE 2016’s five dynamic plenary sessions

Can’t make it to Niagara Falls for the 2016 International Conference on Residency Education, September 29 – October 1? Good news – this year, we’re bringing the world’s largest conference on residency education to you.

Those interested in eavesdropping on dynamic lectures, panels and debates related to the 2016 conference theme, Advancing Quality: Aligning Residency Education and Patient Care, will be able to livestream all five plenary sessions from the comfort of home:

  • Opening Plenary:

    Teaching healthcare quality: The next evidence-based medicine
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 (16:00 – 17:30)

    Speaker: Dr. Kaveh G. Shojania (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Plenary Panel:

    Linking education with quality (knowledge translation) – can it really be done?
    Friday, September 30, 2016 (08:00 – 09:15)

    Speakers: Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan (Harvard Medical School, USA); Dr. Wendy Levinson (University of Toronto, Canada); Dr. Brian Wong (University of Toronto, Canada); Dr. Emma Vaux (Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, UK)

  • Plenary Debate:

    Longitudinal or traditional rotations: Which is better for patient care?
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 (08:00 – 09:00)

    Speakers: Dr. Fiona Moss (Royal Society of Medicine, UK); Dr. Salvatore M. Spadafora (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Plenary Session:

    Top research in residency education
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 (09:00 – 10:00)

    Chaired by: Dr. Stan Hamstra (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, USA)

  • Closing Plenary:

    Graduate medical education and better value healthcare service
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 (16:00 – 17:30)

    Speaker: Dr. Paul B. Batalden (Dartmouth College, USA)

To watch: Visit the ICRE website a few minutes prior to the plenary session(s) of your choice, and follow the prompts.

Can’t watch live? All webcasts will be made available on the ICRE YouTube channel, following the conference.



Pick the brain of your favourite MedEd expert! (ICRE Mentorship Program)

Pick the brain of your favourite MedEd expert! (ICRE Mentorship Program)

Are you an early-career physician interested in networking with, and receiving invaluable, one-on-one professional development advice from a medical education (MedEd) expert? Don’t miss this opportunity to register for ICRE’s Mentorship Program!

Sign up early to ensure you are paired with your preferred MedEd mentor.

New and improved for the 2016 conference, the Mentorship Program is designed to provide mentees with useful, individualized advice from experienced, international educators with expertise in teaching, assessment, education leadership, education research and more.

Visit the ICRE website to browse the full list of available mentors. Spots for ICRE’s 2016 Mentorship Program are limited, and pre-registration is required.



Make a commitment to quality improvement: Register for the Building the Bridge to Quality conference

Make a commitment to quality improvement: Register for the Building the Bridge to Quality conference

Are you interested in quality improvement and patient safety in medical education?

If so, we need you to help establish the first steps towards a safer, more accountable health care system by attending the Building the Bridge to Quality conference (September 28-29, 2016 in Niagara Falls, Canada).

This special, two-day conference hopes to attract an interdisciplinary and interprofessional audience of thought leaders, residents, frontline clinicians, policy makers and patients from around the world.

Working together, you have the opportunity to help generate an actionable list of recommendations to guide the transformation of patient safety and quality improvement education.

Visit the ICRE website for more information, and to register for this unique and important pre-conference event.


 

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Simulation Summit Q&A: How to integrate interprofessionalism into simulation

Simulation Summit Q&A: How to integrate interprofessionalism into simulation

Our Simulation Summit attracts hundreds of simulation educators, researchers, nurses, physicians and others engaged in the field of simulation each year. With a 2016 conference theme of Extreme Sim, however, there is an added focus this year on the importance of interprofessional perspectives vis-à-vis knowledge translation around medical simulation.

Register now! Check out our 2016 roster of workshops and plenaries that explore simulation research, learning and practice in a spectrum of contexts and settings. Join us October 14-15 in St. John’s, N.L.! Great rates are still available.

Exclusive Q&A with workshop leads

Want to broaden your horizons? Don’t miss the highly-anticipated workshop:

Taking simulation to another level: Making your sessions interprofessional (Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).

This session will teach you

  • how to define interprofessional simulation,
  • common challenges, opportunities and solutions related to interprofessional scenario design.

It will be led by Michelle Chiu, MD, FRCPC, assistant professor and simulation director for the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and Purnima Rao, MD, FRCPC, an anesthesiologist and lecturer at the University of Ottawa.

Drs. Chiu and Rao recently participated in an exclusive Q&A to give us a sneak peek into their upcoming workshop.

The workshop you are leading is all about interprofessional simulation. Why do you think this approach to teaching/education and patient care is so important?

Drs. Chiu and Rao: We all work together to take care of patients in real life, so it makes sense for us to train together using simulation. It improves the sociological fidelity of our sessions. We routinely organize interprofessional simulation sessions with operating room nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists and anesthesia assistants. We’ve found that by building our simulation program together, we have been able to see the richness of these interactions develop, and have come to appreciate the breadth and depth of what we can learn from each other.  

What can Simulation Summit participants expect from your workshop?

We hope that participants come ready to interact with people from different centres, disciplines and professions. They’ll have a chance to participate in a discussion about the importance of interprofessional simulation, share challenges they have experienced or might anticipate in organizing interprofessional simulation sessions, and leave with tips on how to make their program successful.

The theme for the 2016 Simulation Summit is ‘Extreme Sim’: What does this mean to you, in the context of your own professional practice?

For us, extreme simulation means expanding the boundaries of simulation education; whether it is in the context of the diversity of learners, the number of participants, creativity in hybrid simulation and scenario design, or the expansion of simulation-based assessment through all stages of training and continuing professional development.  

Want more interprofessional learning? Register for the following Simulation Summit workshops:

  • Surgical simulation: A potpourri of education tactics and resources
  • Virtual reality – just a toy unless we use it properly: Current uses and future direction
  • Bootcamp for bootcamp: Developing a simulation-based foundational module for competency-based medical education
  • How to get started on your first high fidelity sim
  • Patient centred assessment: Working with standardized patients

Visit the Simulation Summit website to learn more and to browse our full list of workshops and speakers. Remember: Online registration will be open until September 22, 2016. Students, residents and non-physicians are eligible for special rates.


 

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Members in the news

Doctor walking down a hospital hallway

It's a needle in a haystack, but the haystack is your tongue.

– Ian Dempsey, MD, FRCSC (Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery)
Quoted in “Canadian surgeons urge people to throw out bristle BBQ brushes
(Yahoo! News)

 

This is a craze that is going to once again produce a new crop of injuries.

– Louis Hugo Francescutti, MD, FRCPC (Public Health and Preventive Medicine)
Quoted in “Edmonton-based public health expert warns of distracted driving risk due to Pokémon Go
(Edmonton Journal))

 

It’s very effective. Now, we have to train basically the rest of the world how to do it.

– Jeffrey Harris, MD, FRCSC (Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgery)
A quote from “Canadian doctors first to implant cancer patients’ thyroids in their arms
(CTV News)

 

I suspect that the Olympic village will likely be free of any moving creatures other than the athletes.

– Jay Keystone, MD, FRCPC (Internal Medicine)
Quoted in “Crazy’ mosquito swarms inside Rio’s Olympic venues spur Canadians MD to urge Zika protection
(National Post)

 

This is a paradigm shift.

– Arun Ravindran, MBBS, FRCPC (Psychiatry)
Quoted in “For mild depression, try jogging, yoga, or any form of aerobic exercise before drugs, psychiatrists say
(National Post)

 

Dearest Dr. Tay. Thank you for helping me become the person I am today.

– Book inscription by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the late Taylor Statten, MD, FRCPC (Pediatrics, Psychiatry)
Quoted in “Child psychiatrist Dr. Taylor Statten II was an inspiration to young campers
(The Globe and Mail)

 

I think it’s fair to say that the illicit drug market in North America has never been more scary in history.

– Hakique Virani, MD, FRCPC (Community Medicine)
Quoted in “Street drugs ‘never more scary,’ says doctor
(Radio Canada International)

 

Award winners

Congratulations to all of our Fellows who have recently received an award.

  • Congratulations to Brian Hodges, MD, FRCPC (Psychiatry) who was awarded the 2016 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. The award is in recognition of his high-quality and original research, which has had a clear impact on medical practice and education (source).
  • Congratulations to John Veinot, MD, FRCPC (Anatomical Pathology) winner of the Physician Leadership Award from The Ottawa Hospital (source)
  • Congratulations to Jeffrey Zorn, MD, FRCPC (Urology) and Carlo Panaro, MD, FRCSC (Orthopedic Surgery) who will both be inducted onto the University of Alberta’s Sports Wall of Fame (source).

 

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In memoriam

Stethoscope

Gordon Michael Froggatt, MBBS, FRCPC, died on July 15, 2016, in Toronto, Ont., at age 79. Dr. Froggatt was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1969. He was a former cardiologist at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Read more about Dr. Froggatt »

Ely Garfinkle, MDCM, FRCPC, died on July 27, 2016, in Ottawa, Ont., at age 67. Dr. Garfinkle was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1981. He is lovingly remembered by his friends and family for his intelligence, humour, strength and bravery. Read more about Dr. Garfinkle »

Christine Gauthier, MD, FRCPC, died on June 22, 2016, in Sherbrooke, Que., at age 51. Dr. Gauthier was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1991. She formerly worked at the Sherbrooke and Magog hospitals and as an assistant clinical professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sherbrooke. Read more about Dr. Gauthier »

Ruebin Kaufman, MD, FRCPC, died on June 9, 2016, in Winnipeg, Man., at age 86. Dr. Kaufman was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1964. He practised medicine for over 60 years, including at the St. Boniface Hospital Intensive Care Unit and the Eaton Place Medical Centre. Read more about Dr. Kaufman »

Andrew Koval, MD, FRCPC, died on August 2, 2016, on Howe Island (near Kingston, Ont.) at age 89. Dr. Koval was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1958. He worked at the Hotel Dieu Hospital for over 30 years and, from 1983-1989, volunteered on the Royal College Internal Medicine Examination Board. Read more about Dr. Koval »

Frank Krar, MD, FRCSC, died on July 28, 2016, in Hamilton, Ont., at age 90. Dr. Krar was certified by the Royal College in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1958. He practised medicine for 50 years in Hamilton where he delivered an estimated 10,000+ babies. He also formerly taught at McMaster University’s medical school. Read more about Dr. Krar »

Ernest Mastromatteo, MD, FRCPSC, died on July 13, 2016, in Toronto, Ont., at age 92. Dr. Mastromatteo received Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College in 2007. He was considered a pioneer of occupational health and safety in Ontario. The Mastromatteo Oration award was established in his honour by the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada in 1991. Read more about Dr. Mastromatteo »

John Robert McIver, MBChB, FRCPC, died on June 27, 2016, in Vancouver, B.C., at age 90. Dr. McIver was certified by the Royal College in Diagnostic Radiology in 1961. He taught and worked for many years in both Ottawa and Vancouver. “Somewhat famously,” while serving in the army during the Korean War, he successfully talked his way out of a hostage-taking. Read more about Dr. McIver »

John James (J.J.) McKiggan, MD, FRCPC, died on August 6, 2016, in Halifax, N.S., at age 79. Dr. McKiggan was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1965. Before retiring from professional practice in 2014, he practised in Dartmouth, N.S., for 20 years and then at the Gladstone Medical Center. Read more about Dr. McKiggan »

Sheldon (Shelly) Charles Naiman, MD, FRCPC, died on July 24, 2016, in Ottawa, Ont., at age 78. Dr. Naiman was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1967. An outstanding teacher, he specialized in Hematology and was involved in the original proposal for Marrow Transplant Program at the Vancouver General Hospital. Read more about Dr. Naiman »

Albert (Allie) Benjamin Ostrander, MD, FRCSC, died on June 26, 2016, in Invermere, B.C., at age 98. Dr. Ostrander was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1952. He worked as both a general surgeon and in family practice. Before his retirement in 1983, he worked at WCB Alberta. Read more about Dr. Ostrander »

Frank Anthony Perera, MBChB, FRCPC, died on July 18, 2016, in Ladysmith, B.C., at age 88. Dr. Perera was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1962. He spent his medical career serving the people of Powell River, Victoria and Fort St. John before retiring to Ladysmith. Read more about Dr. Perera »

Louis-Joseph Roy, CM, MD, FRCSC, died on July 29, 2016, in Quebec, Que., at age 86. Dr. Roy was certified in General Surgery. A Past-President of the Québec Medical Association, he was invested in the Order of Canada in 1991 for his “important contribution to hospital administration and health in the workplace” and to the physician, “intellectual and cultural well-being of the people of Quebec’s North Shore.” Read more about Dr. Roy »

Andrew Royko, MD, FRCPC, died on July 17, 2016, in Markham, Ont., at age 81. Dr. Royko was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 1966. For over 30 years he worked at the North York Branson Hospital before practising at the Shouldice Hospital from 1997-2005. Read more about Dr. Royko »

Leon (Lee) David Solomon, MD, FRCSC, died on July 3, 2016, in Montreal, Que., at age 79. Dr. Solomon was certified by the Royal College in Ophthalmology in 1971. He worked in private practice for many years in Montreal. He will be missed by his family and friends. Read more about Dr. Solomon »

Taylor Statten II, CM, MD, FRCPC, died on July 19, 2016, in Toronto, Ont., at age 101. Dr. Statten was certified by the Royal College in Pediatrics (1948) and Psychiatry (1952). Recognized as one of the first child psychiatrists in Canada, he positively impacted the lives of generations of campers at the Taylor Statten Camps, which were founded by his father. Read more about Dr. Statten »

Reginald Herbert Yabsley, MD, FRCSC, died on June 12, 2016, in Halifax, N.S., at age 79. Dr. Yabsley was certified by the Royal College in Orthopedic Surgery in 1965. For 20 years, he was chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Among his many accomplishments, under his direction, the first fully accredited training program in Orthopaedics was established at Dalhousie. Read more about Dr. Yabsley »


 

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