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New Acute Aortic Syndrome Guidelines Reflect Northern Perspective

A group of clinicians and researchers from Northern Ontario are leading the development of national guidelines for diagnosing and treating acute aortic syndrome. Dr. Robert Ohle, an emergency medicine physician at Health Sciences North and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, received a grant from the Northern Ontario Academic Medical Association (NOAMA) to adapt and improve existing American and European guidelines for acute aortic syndrome. Acute aortic syndrome is a condition caused by a tear in the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. Once the aorta is torn, blood can then leak...

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Research and Reconciliation

Throughout history, health research has largely ignored Indigenous people’s perspectives and knowledge. Outside researchers have often proceeded without engaging with, or gaining informed consent from, the communities or individuals. The Manitoulin Anishnaabek Research Review Committee (MARRC) serves as a community research ethics board for the First Nation communities of Manitoulin Island. The committee, chaired by Dr. Lorrilee McGregor, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, is comprised of representatives from the Manitoulin First Nation communities including Elders, academic and c...

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PARO Announces 2019 Award Recipients from NOSM

The Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) honoured NOSM faculty and learners at the 2019 PARO Awards Dinner on May 3, 2019, in Toronto. Congratulations to Dr. Frédéric Sarrazin, NOSM Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program Director faculty and member, Dr. Vincent Le, NOSM resident, and Ms. Sarah Cannell, NOSM medical student. Award Details: Dr. Frédéric Sarrazin - 2019 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award Recipient NOSM Faculty - Department of Family Medicine, NOSM Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program Director The Clinical Teaching Awards acknowledge the essential role that good clinical teachers play...

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