Northern Constellations 2020
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine, in consultation with the Physician Clinical Teachers Association and Health Canada Guidelines (related to COVID-19) is cancelling Northern Constellations 2020. Letter from Dr. Janice Willet – March 12, 2020.
NOSM is committed to high quality medical education and professional development as well as supporting the health needs of Northern Ontario. While this decision has been a difficult one, it is the right decision to decrease the risk of a significant number of clinicians requiring isolation or quarantine due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, which would further impact the provision of health care in Northern Ontario.
We are planning a Virtual Mini Northern Constellations educational program on the afternoon of May 8th which will feature Dr. Ken Milne sharing his expertise on providing care during COVID-19 to our patients, colleagues and ourselves. In addition, we are pursuing a date and venue for Northern Constellations, 2021. Updates will be available on our CEPD website.
Please note that all charter deposits, hotel room bookings and registration fees will be refunded. All registrants will be contacted.
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Virtual Mini Northern Constellations Plenary Speaker
Dr. Ken Milne
Dr. Ken Milne practices rural emergency medicine in Exeter, Ontario and is the creator of the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. Ken is passionate about skepticism and critical thinking. The goal of the Skeptics Guide is to reduce the medical knowledge translation window from over two years down to less than one year. This is accomplished using social media to provide high quality, relevant, critically appraised, evidence based information.
Dr. Ken Milne is Chief of Staff of the South Huron Hospital Association and Adjunct Professor in Family Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Ken is a strong advocate for advancing the practice of rural medicine and high quality emergency medicine education. He has been involved in rural clinical research for over 30 years and is affiliated with the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health located in Goderich. Ken has been recognized for his expertise in medical education with the Canadian Association of Emergency Physician’s (CAEP) Teaching Award and Schulich Award for Excellence in Medical Education. In 2019 he is the recipient of the Judith Tintinalli Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) Excellence in Education award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
For additional information about Ken’s work with the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine and the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health, please visit their websites:
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