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Wed 18

Clinical Decision Making Conference

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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HAM welcomes 117th President and honours award recipients

The Hamilton Academy of Medicine has welcomed a new president.

Dr. Jennifer Brasch of St. Joe’s was presented as the new leader of the executive committee the academy’s annual general meeting last week.

The Hamilton Academy of Medicine (HAM), a branch of the Ontario Medical Association, was founded in 1899 as local voluntary professional association that binds the medical community, promotes cooperation, and meets the educational, social and political needs of its members.

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Congratulations to Dr. Carys Massarella for receiving the YMCA Women of Distinction Award – Health Category  

Dr. Carys Massarella is an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and is the lead physician for the Transgender Care Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharines.  Dr. Massarella sees and treats transgender identified clients and is a leading expert in transgender care.  She is an assistant clinical professor at the DeGroote School of Medicine and also lectures widely on transgender health care.  Recent appearances include TEDx: The Depathologization of Trans Identity, TEDx Hamilton: The false Narrative of Deception, and the CBC Doc Zone documentary Transforming Gender.  She was the first transgendered person to be a president of a hospital medical staff anywhere in the world and was named one of the World’s 50 Transgender Icons by Huffington Post.

 

Hamilton Opioid Surveillance and Monitoring

Hamilton Public Health Services is collaborating with Hamilton Paramedic Services, Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and community partners to provide timely opioid-related information to the public.  Between January 10, 2017 and April 23, 2017, Hamilton Paramedic Services responded to 94 calls related to opioid overdoses. Most opioid overdose cases (80%) were male, and the average age of cases was 36 years. Opioid misuse is the third leading cause of accidental death in Ontario.  A poster can be printed by clicking here.  For more information on the Hamilton opioid monitoring site: visit www.hamilton.ca/opioidmonitoring

Listed are some informative websites.  The materials and other information provided by these sites are for educational, communication and information purposes only and are not intended to replace or constitute the giving of medical advice or treatments by your physician.

About Kids Health – The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Canadian Cancer Association

Canadian Diabetes Association

Eat Right Ontario

FightFlu.ca

Hamilton Opioid Surveillance and Monitoring

Heart and Stoke Foundation

Mental Health – Canadian Mental Health Association

Travel Information – Travel Health Notices

Women’s Health – Women’s College Hospital

For more links and materials please visit our Internet Resources Page.