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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SEPTEMBER 14-16
09 September 2020 |
Please note that the OJS manuscript submission site will be unavailable from September 14th-16th for scheduled maintenance.

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Smize: A Mid-Pandemic Guide to Non-Verbal Communication
31 August 2020 | Allison Bernstein
Coronavirus and the PPEs have forced us to re-evaluate how we practice medicine. An often overlooked consequence of the new equipment is the way physicians have been forced to alter the methods by which they communicate with their patients. The author will explain how communication influences patient outcomes, the importance of non-verbal communication, and potential solutions to overcome these new obstacles and continue to provide compassionate and effective care.

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The role of probiotics in inhibition mechanism of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
30 August 2020 | Mahsa Abbasi, Samaneh Dolatabadi, Ghazaleh Ghorbannezhad, Fatemeh Sharifi, Hamid Reza Rahimi
Down-regulation of the mecA gene is considered as a promising approach to control over antibiotic resistance in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This in vitro study evaluated the ability of synbiotics to inhibit the growth of MRSA and modify the expression of mecA.

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Women in Medicine: Dr. Danielle Martin
26 August 2020 | Zoe Rose O'Neill
Few embody the notion that physicians are both advocates for individual patients and stewards of public health equity at a systems level better than Dr. Danielle Martin, M.D., MPP, CCFP, FCFP. Dr. Martin has spent her career advocating for improving and strengthening Canada’s universal health care system and shares her insights on advocacy and her career as both a public health leader and practicing family physician.


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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SEPTEMBER 14-16
Smize: A Mid-Pandemic Guide to Non-Verbal Communication
The role of probiotics in inhibition mechanism of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
Women in Medicine: Dr. Danielle Martin
Women in Medicine: Dr. Liane Feldman
Artificial Intelligence – the EHR savior?
On psychiatry in cinema
Women in Medicine: Dr. May Cohen, aka “The Gender Lady”
75 million syringes but nothing to put in them: what is Canada’s plan for a COVID-19 vaccine?
Women in Medicine: Dr. Louise Pilote
Women in Medicine: Dr. Lysanne Campeau
Forget two-faced, we're infinitely faced: on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
7th Annual Student Neurology Symposium
Sanitation, Sanity, and (Moral) Suitability: The History of the Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants into Canada
Healing starts with understanding: Addressing language barriers in patient care through medical student interpreters
Stories of institutional and local policy change from Harvard’s Cambridge Health Alliance
16th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
Training Global Surgery Advocates: Strengthening the Global Surgery Voice
Impact of a family medicine-based transitional care intervention on readmission and length of stay: a pilot study
The Family Medicine-Based Virtual Ward: Qualitative Description of the Implementation Process
Delisting Full Coverage for In Vitro Fertilization in Quebec
Radiation Safety Awareness Amongst First-Year Medical and Dental Students
Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on an Individual’s Ability to Learn to Control a Brain-Computer Interface
Immune dysfunction in spaceflight and diabetes mellitus – translating space observations to terrestrial disease
Pioneers in Anesthesia: The Bourne Generation
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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SEPTEMBER 14-16
09 September 2020 |
Please note that the OJS manuscript submission site will be unavailable from September 14th-16th for scheduled maintenance.

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Smize: A Mid-Pandemic Guide to Non-Verbal Communication
31 August 2020 | Allison Bernstein
Coronavirus and the PPEs have forced us to re-evaluate how we practice medicine. An often overlooked consequence of the new equipment is the way physicians have been forced to alter the methods by which they communicate with their patients. The author will explain how communication influences patient outcomes, the importance of non-verbal communication, and potential solutions to overcome these new obstacles and continue to provide compassionate and effective care.

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The role of probiotics in inhibition mechanism of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
30 August 2020 | Mahsa Abbasi, Samaneh Dolatabadi, Ghazaleh Ghorbannezhad, Fatemeh Sharifi, Hamid Reza Rahimi
Down-regulation of the mecA gene is considered as a promising approach to control over antibiotic resistance in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This in vitro study evaluated the ability of synbiotics to inhibit the growth of MRSA and modify the expression of mecA.

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Women in Medicine: Dr. Danielle Martin
26 August 2020 | Zoe Rose O'Neill
Few embody the notion that physicians are both advocates for individual patients and stewards of public health equity at a systems level better than Dr. Danielle Martin, M.D., MPP, CCFP, FCFP. Dr. Martin has spent her career advocating for improving and strengthening Canada’s universal health care system and shares her insights on advocacy and her career as both a public health leader and practicing family physician.

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Women in Medicine: Dr. Liane Feldman
12 August 2020 | Ruxandra Penta, Melanie Babinski
Dr. Liane Feldman MDCM, FACS, FRCS has been making waves in the world of surgery through her accomplishments, innovative research, and mentorship for over 30 years. From her beginnings in the Cognitive Science department at Brown University to her current position as Edward W. Archibald Professor, Dr. Feldman discusses her path to becoming the first woman Surgeon-In-Chief of the MUHC.

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Artificial Intelligence – the EHR savior?
06 August 2020 | Kashif Uddin Qureshi
Electronic health records have limited humanistic aspects of medicine while further increasing redundancy and are often perceived as counterproductive. Artificial intelligence has the potential to address the gaps by creating a practice of evidence-based, personalized, and cost-effective medicine. It will augment efforts to make electronic health records more streamlined, accessible, and, ironically, less computerized.

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On psychiatry in cinema
05 August 2020 | E. Dennis Curry
Hannibal Lecter, Malcolm Crowe, and Arthur Fleck are three cinematic characters that relentlessly captivate viewers for different but powerful reasons. A common thread between these characters is their explicit connection to psychiatric illness or its treatment. The author explains how these characters obtain the audience’s attention through the lens of mental illness and how the viewer’s reservoir for compassion stands to deepen during this process. The author concludes with a social commentary on Todd Phillips’ Joker (2019) and the controversy surrounding its depiction of mental illness on the silver screen.

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Women in Medicine: Dr. May Cohen, aka “The Gender Lady”
29 July 2020 | Sara El Jaouhari
Some of the greatest strides seen in Canadian women’s health and in gender equity in medicine can be attributed to Dr. May Cohen: an unyielding activist who dedicated her life’s work to advocacy. From spearheading the development of the first Women’s Health Office at McMaster University to serving as President of the Federation of Medical Women in Canada, her career is a testament to what can be achieved with a strong social conscience and unwavering determination.

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75 million syringes but nothing to put in them: what is Canada’s plan for a COVID-19 vaccine?
24 July 2020 | Matthew Dankner, Mackenzie Michell-Robinson
Dankner and Michell-Robinson argue that in the current political climate, the Canadian Government must act now to invest in securing early vaccine doses from promising trials as well as make long term plans to bolster the Canadian biomedical sector in order to avoid future issues with drug development in times of international crisis.

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Women in Medicine: Dr. Louise Pilote
15 July 2020 | Julia Munden
Always driven by a desire to understand, Dr. Louise Pilote (MDCM, MPH, PhD, FRCPC) can accurately be described as a lifelong learner. As a clinician researcher and mother of five, Pilote shares her experience integrating professional and personal life. She also discusses the intersection of medicine and feminism, while providing advice for the next wave of clinician researchers.

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Women in Medicine: Dr. Lysanne Campeau
01 July 2020 | Geneviève Peel
Dr. Lysanne Campeau is at the forefront of fascination and curiosity, which has led her to become a leading professor of Urology, an active educator, and a prominent academic in Montreal. She has faced discrimination and is an advocate for women in academic positions since.