Medicine Grand Rounds Library

On this page, you will find a list of the Department of Medicine (DoM) Grand Rounds (MGR) and links to video recordings (when available) for those who are unable to attend in real time.

Medicine Grand Rounds are held weekly on Friday mornings from 08:00 - 09:00*. They are typically held from September, (after the Labour Day weekend) to the last Friday in June.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we will continue to bring MGR to you virtually, via Zoom.

MGR is a forum for the DoM to promote excellence and quality in medicine by providing clinicians with state-of-the art information and reasoning in medical care; providing updates on scientific advances that affect the practice of medicine.

We profoundly thank our presenters for sharing their time and expertise to bring you topics that enrich the program helping physicians, both faculty and in the community; students, residents, fellows, members of multidisciplinary teams, and other healthcare professionals, keep up-to-date in continuous professional development, knowledge translation, and important evolving areas that may be outside their core practice.

MGR is also a setting for discussion of topics that strengthen the relationship of medicine to the broader community. Improving competency in; medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, practice based learning and communication skills.

The Department of Medicine Grand Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. MGR evaluations can be completed online following each presentation.

*Timing may change during COVID or if there are collaborations with others. This will be noted on the weekly advertisements.

If you would like to suggest a speaker/topic for MGR, please email domcom@ualberta.ca.

 

 

Virtual MGR, Friday, February 26, 2021
Title:  "Complaints, prescribing and evidence-based regulation at the CPSA"
Presenter: Dr. Nigel Ashworth
Professor
Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Please contact Dr. Nigel Ashworth at ashworth@ualberta to view.

Virtual MGR, Friday, February 5, 2021
Title:  New Professor Series - "The Birth and Growth of Obstetric Medicine"
Presenter: Dr. Rshmi Khurana
Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Alberta

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, January 29, 2021
Title:  "Alberta’s Mental Health Act: Changes and Implications for the Medical Unit"
Presenter: Dr. Nicholas Mitchell
Provincial Medical Director, AMH Provincial Team
Senior Medical Director, AMH Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta Health Services

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, January 22, 2021
Title:  "Securing the COVID - 19 Vaccine for Canada"
Presenter: Dr. Lorne Tyrrell
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
University of Alberta
Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, January 15, 2021
Title:  "Becoming a Better Leader: Lessons Learned from COVID-19"
Presenter: Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld
Associate Chief Medical Officer Physician Health, Diversity & Wellness

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, January 8, 2021
Title:  "COVID-19 and the Skin"
Presenter: Dr. Jaggi Rao
Clinical Professor, Division of Dermatology

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, December 11, 2020
Title:  "Managing an In-Patient COVID Ward"
Presenters: 

  • Dr. Shannon Ip
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Caitlyn Collins
    Clinical Lecturer, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Wendy Sligl
    Adjunct Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Neeja Bakshi
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, December 4, 2020
Title:  "Occupational Burden of Respiratory Diseases"
Presenter: Dr. Nicola Murgia
Associate Professor in Occupational Medicine at the University of Perugia, Section of Occupational Medicine, Respiratory Diseases and Toxicology

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, November 27, 2020
Title:  New Professor Series - "A Journey from Autoimmune Liver Diseases to Body Composition in Cirrhosis"
Presenter: Dr. Aldo Montano-Loza
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, November 20, 2020
Title:  Bench to Bedside - "Modelling Primary Biliary Cholangitis as a Retroviral infection"
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Mason
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, November 13, 2020
Title:  “Why We need Randomized Control Trials in COVID-19"
Presenter: Dr. Ilan Schwartz
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Video

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Virtual MGR, Friday, November 6, 2020
Title: “COVID-19 Here We Go Again...
Presenters: 

  • Dr. Lynora Saxinger
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 
  • Dr. Stephanie Smith
    Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 
  • Dr. Robyn Harrison
    Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 

Video

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Virtual MGR, Friday, October 30, 2020
Title:  “Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Definitions, Implications, and Future Impact
Presenter: Patrick Pilarski
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Machine Intelligence for Rehabilitation
Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, October 23, 2020
Title:  “Connecting Care with Inquiry
Presenter: Dr. Robert Hayward
Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Medical Director Clinical System Design, Alberta Health Services

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, October 16, 2020
Title: “Teaching Clinical Learners in the Virtual Environment”
Presenters:

  • Dr. Jonathan Choy, Associate Dean, Clinical Faculty
  • Dr. Suddha Koppula, Director, Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Anna Oswald, Professor, Director, CBME Implementation
  • Dr. Lyn Sonnenberg, Associate Dean, Educational Information & Academic Technologies

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, October 9, 2020
Title: The Wensel Sherbaniuk Founders Lecture - "The Language of Illness"
Presenter: Dr. Fergus Shanahan
Professor Emeritus at the Department of Medicine, University College Cork

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, October 2, 2020
Title: “Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician’s Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and Recovery”
Presenter: Dr. Adam Hill

Collaboration with UAH/STO Medical Staff Society
Sponsored by: AMA Physician and Family Support Program

(No video available)

Virtual MGR, Friday, September 25, 2020
Title: New Professor Series - “A Clinician-Educator’s journey from teaching, to innovating, to administrating.”
Presenter: Dr. Vijay Daniels
Professor, Department of Medicine

Video

Virtual MGR, Friday, September 18, 2020
Title: “State of the Department Address”
Presenter: Dr. Narmin Kassam
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine

Video

Virtual MGR: Friday, September 11, 2020
Title: COVID-19: “Where have we come from and where are we going?”
Presenter: Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, July 31, 2020
Title: "The Henry Ford Hospital Experience with COVID-19 Surge: Patient Experience and Health System Response"
Presenters:

  • Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc – Hospitalist and patient
  • Sean Drake, MD – Primary Care Internist
  • Mayur Ramesh, MD – Infectious Disease
  • Eric Scher, MD – Internist and Department Chair

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, July 24, 2020
Title: COVID-19: "Possible and Probable Neurological Sequelae of COVID-19: Expected or Unexpected?"
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer McCombe
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Neurology

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, July 17, 2020
Title: COVID-19: “Remdesivir: from Ebola to Emergency Use Authorization for the Treatment of COVID-19”
Presenter: Dr. Mattias Gotte
Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Video

Virtual MGR: Friday, July 10, 2020
Title: COVID-19: “The immune system in COVID-19 infection: the good, the bad, and the ugly”
Presenters:

  • Dr. Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert
    Professor and Director, Division of Rheumatology 
  • Dr. Daniah Basodan
    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, July 3, 2020

No MGR on this date

Virtual MGR: Friday, June 26, 2020
Title: COVID-19: "Here we go....3,2,1, Re-Launch...With Care! Focus on Evidence for Transmission and Prevention of COVID-19"
Presenters:

  • Dr. Lynora Saxinger
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 
  • Dr. Stephanie Smith
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 
  • Dr. Robyn Harrison
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 

Video

Virtual MGR: Friday, June 19, 2020
Title: COVID-19: “The role of mathematical modeling and pragmatic approaches in public health practice and during pandemic”  
Presenter: Dr. Alexander Doroshenko
Associate Professor Division of Preventive Medicine 

Video

Virtual MGR: Friday, June 12, 2020
Title: COVID-19: "Immune changes during Covid-19 pneumonia” - Data from Italy    
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Cossarizza
Professor and Vice Dean, School of Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, June 5, 2020
Title: COVID-19: “The challenges of managing chronic disease in the era of Covid”
Presenter: Dr. Richard Lewanczuk
Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism 

Video

Virtual MGR: Friday, May 29, 2020
Title: COVID-19: "Virtual Health Care: The new reality"
Presenters:

  • Dr. Anna Oswald
    Professor, Division of Rheumatology
    Director of CBME, PGME
  • Dr. Jacques Romney
    Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology
    Associate Dean, Health Informatics
  • Dr. Jonathan Choy
    Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiology
    Provincial Medical Director, Virtual Health, AHS

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, May 22, 2020
Title: COVID-19: "COVID 19 Coagulopathy & Thrombosis Emerging Evidence & Growing Awareness" 
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Wu
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology

Video

Virtual MGR: Friday, May 15, 2020
Title: “Medical Jeopardy, Pandemic Edition”
Presenter: Dr. Timothy Chan
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

(No video available)

Virtual MGR: Friday, May 8, 2020
Title: “An Evidence-Based Approach to COVID-19: Exposure Control and Beyond”
Presenter: Dr. Sebastian Straube
Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, May 1, 2020
Presenters:

  • Dr. Lynora Saxinger
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 
  • Dr. Stephanie Smith
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 
  • Dr. Robyn Harrison
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 

(No video available)

Virtual MGR: Friday, April 24, 2020
Title: “Who lives and who dies……how can we care for both in the COVID-19 world”.
Presenters:

  • Dr. Vincent Thai 
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Dr. Ingrid DeKock
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Video

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Virtual MGR: Friday, April 17, 2020
Title: “Frailty Inclusive Care during Covid 19”
Presenter: Dr. Darryl Rolfson
Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Video