International Collaboration Webinar Series

December 18, 2020 – Meeting New Challenges and Opportunities at the Frontier of Thrombosis Research 

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Join our expert panel on Friday, December 18 2020 for our sixth FREE and accredited live webinar in our International Collaboration Webinar series: Meeting New Challenges and Opportunities at the Frontier of Thrombosis Research. The webinar will be presented in English, however participants will be able to ask their questions in French.

Webinar: Meeting New Challenges and Opportunities at the Frontier of Thrombosis Research
Date: Friday, 18 December 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Register here: https://uottawacpd.eventsair.com/igho-fall-virtual-series/dec18/Site/Register (Update: Registration now closed)

Panel: 

•    Dr. Lana Castellucci, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Lisa Duffett, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Deborah Siegal, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine

Moderator: Dr. Philip Wells, Full Professor and Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and The Ottawa Hospital

As the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

•    Outline why patient and caregiver engagement is needed in research.
•    Describe how patients and caregivers can contribute to research, citing specific examples
•    Describe the importance of anticoagulant related bleeding and areas of clinical uncertainty regarding anticoagulant management
•    Describe coagulation changes in COVID-19 and clinical manifestations of COVID-19 Coagulopathy
•    Present thromboprophylaxis strategies for Patients with COVID-19

Panellist Biographies:

Lana Castellucci, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Dr. Lana Castellucci is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a Scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She is a member of the ISTH World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee. She sits on the Board of Directors of Thrombosis Canada, a national organization promoting patient education and improved outcomes for patients with venous thrombosis. She is an active member of the CanVECTOR (Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research) Network, and she is a recipient of the University of Ottawa Tier 2 Research Chair in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Safety and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada National New Investigator Award.

Dr. Castellucci’s clinical and research interests are focused on the prevention, diagnosis and management of anticoagulant-related bleeding in venous and arterial thromboembolism. She is the Principal Investigator of a peer-reviewed international clinical trial (funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Comparison of Bleeding Risk between Rivaroxaban and Apixaban (COBRRA) in patients with acute venous thromboembolism.

Lisa Duffett, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Duffett is a Hematologist with The Ottawa Hospital with a subspecialty in Thrombosis. Dr. Duffett is an Associate Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Assistant Professor with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Duffett professional interest is in patient and public engagement in research. Dr. Duffett is a co-lead and creator of the Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research (CanVECTOR) Patient Partner Platform. This program includes the recruitment, training and mentoring of patients (and/or caregivers) who collaborate on major clinical trials conducted as part of the research network. Dr. Duffett is an establishing leader in patient engagement and have given invited national presentations, author of an invited review paper and is principal investor (1) and co-investigator (7) on external peer-reviewed grants with inclusion of patient engagement.

Deborah Siegal, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Deborah Siegal is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. Siegal graduated from Queen’s University School of Medicine in 2009 and completed Internal Medicine and Hematology training at McMaster University. She holds Master of Science degrees in Pharmacology (University of Toronto) and Health Research Methodology (McMaster University).

Dr. Siegal’s primary research interests include (i) improving patient outcomes after anticoagulant-related bleeding, (ii) management of anticoagulants in patients who have acute bleeding complications or require urgent surgery, (iii) understanding the factors that influence patient and physician decision-making after anticoagulant-related bleeding, and (iv) reducing red blood cell transfusion by minimizing iatrogenic blood loss for laboratory testing.

Dr. Siegal has expertise in the design and conduct of pragmatic cluster randomized trials, individual patient randomized trials, mixed-methods studies, observational studies and meta-analyses. She has received peer-reviewed grant support as principal investigator from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the American Society of Hematology, CanVECTOR/Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Ontario AFP Innovation Fund, and Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles including several in high-impact journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Blood, and Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Philip Stephen Wells, MD, FRCP(C), MSc

Dr. Wells is the Chief/Chair of the Department of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The Department consists of 17 Divisions, almost 500 physicians and over 200 post graduate trainees. He received his medical school education and specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He then studied Hematology and completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University, concentrating on the special problems of venous thrombosis (blood clots in the veins).  He came on Faculty at UO in 1994 and established the Thrombosis Treatment and Assessment Unit at The Ottawa Hospital, now the largest thrombosis clinical practice and clinical research unit in the world. He is perhaps best known for pioneering the concept of clinical prediction rules to assist in the diagnosis of patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism. For each of these diseases he embodied these prediction rules in valuable algorithms now known as the “Wells Model for DVT” and the “Wells Model for PE”. They are currently used world-wide in the diagnostic process for these illnesses and are incorporated into many National and Organizational guidelines. His current interests are in Cancer Associated Thrombosis and in promoting the use of AI to improve or develop clinical predictive analytics. He is currently a University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Research Chair in Translational and AI Research in Venous Thrombosis.

Dr. Wells has received over 30 million dollars in peer reviewed research funding and has over 365 publications in a wide array of prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Circulation, Blood, Nature Genetics and Lancet. His work has been acknowledged through a Canada Research Chair (2001 to 2011), The Ottawa Hospital J. David Grimes Career Achievement Award in 2012, a University of Ottawa Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, and a University of Ottawa Research Chair in 2019.

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This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.


December 10, 2020 – Benefits of simulation in patient care and education

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Register today for our upcoming FREE live accredited webinar to be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 : Benefits of simulation in patient care and education. The webinar will be presented in English, however participants will be able to ask their questions in French.

Webinar: Benefits of simulation in patient care and education
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm EST

Registration: https://uottawacpd.eventsair.com/igho-fall-virtual-series/dec10/Site/Register (Update: Registration now closed)

Panel:

•    Dr. Sylvain Boet, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Adam Garber, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Vicki LeBlanc, Director of the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre, and Chair, Department of Innovation in Medical Education, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine

Moderator: Dr. Mark Walker, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and Director, Faculty of Medicine International and Global Health Office

As the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the value of simulation in patient safety and education
2. Describe the general steps required to develop a simulation program using uOttawa as an exemplar.
3. Describe ways simulation can be adapted to simulate care required during the COVID-19 crisis

Panellist Biographies:

Dr. Sylvain Boet MD, PhD

Dr. Boet holds several leadership positions including assistant dean, Francophone affairs at the Faculty of Medicine and funding director of the fellowship in research in perioperative medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Boet is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa’s Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He completed his training in anesthesiology and intensive care in France in 2005, has extensive experience in pre-hospital emergency medicine and holds a PhD in education. Prior to joining the uOttawa team, Dr. Boet completed a simulation and medical education fellowship at the University of Toronto. His research investigates strategies and tools such as debriefing or cognitive aids to improve healthcare practices and patient care. He is particularly interested in interprofessional simulation-based education and crisis resource management as well as bringing education science to the bedside.


Dr. Adam Garber, MD, MSc.(Ed.), FRCSC

Dr. Adam Garber is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. His roles for the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology include Simulation Lead, Competence By Design Lead, Simulation Fellowship Program Director, and Associate Postgraduate Program Director. He is a member of the uOSSC simulation fellowship faculty. His academic interests lie in innovative simulation techniques, team training, and patient experience. 


Vicki LeBlanc, PhD

Vicki LeBlanc is the Director of the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre, as well as Chair and Professor of the Department of Innovation in Medical Education at the University of Ottawa. She has over 20 years experience leading research into a) optimizing the use of simulation in health professions education and b) the effects of emotions and stress on the performance of health professionals and front line workers. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and regularly presents her work nationally and internationally. In addition to her research program, she works with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to advance simulation-based education nationally and internationally, and serves on the editorial boards of the journal Advances in Health Sciences Education and Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr. Mark Walker, MD, FRCSC, MSc, MHCM

Dr. Mark Walker is a healthcare executive and current Chairman and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. His work in research has been as an epidemiologist, public health advocate and clinical trialist. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed articles and been awarded more than $15 million as Principal Investigator in research.  As well as being a highly respected clinician and researcher, Dr. Walker has a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard University. 

His leadership roles include the previous Chairman of the Society of Investigators in Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada, the Chair of the Perinatal Health Committee of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Co-Chair of the Maternal Newborn Advisory Committee for the Province of Ontario. He is currently a Senior Scientist and the Scientific Director of the Better Outcomes Registry Network (BORN) and the Interim Director for the International and Global Health Office (IGHO) at the University of Ottawa. 

Dr. Walker's main research interests include health services, population health, and clinical studies in perinatology. Dr. Walker is the co-founder of the Obstetrics & Maternal Newborn Investigations (OMNI) Research Group, at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). OMNI lead research has contributed to understanding of pre-eclampsia, thrombophilia, multi-gestation, treatment of infertility and health services utilization. In 2016, Dr. Walker and Dr. Shi Wu Wen secured funding through a CIHR Foundation Grant totaling $9.7 million over 7 years. Included in the funding from this grant is the FACT 4 Child project along with many other research projects. Dr. Walker is internationally recognized for his research, medical leadership as well as health services and policy work.  

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This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.


December 4, 2020 – Cardiology management of heart failure from a global perspective

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Join our expert panel on Friday, December 4 2020 for our fourth FREE and accredited live webinar in our International Collaboration Webinar series: Cardiology management of heart failure from a global perspective. The webinar will be presented in English, however participants will be able to ask their questions in French.

Webinar: Cardiology management of heart failure from a global perspective
Date: Friday, 4 December 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Registration: https://uottawacpd.eventsair.com/igho-fall-virtual-series/dec4/Site/Register (Update: Registration now closed)

Panel: 

•    Dr. Habibat Garuba, Cardiologist and Assistant Professor, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Caroline McGuinty, Cardiologist and Assistant Professor, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine

Moderator: Dr. Lisa Mielniczuk, Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

As the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the burden of cardiovascular disease in Nigeria and the social determinants of health that affect access to cardiac care
2. Describe the impact of COVID-19 on patients with heart disease
3. Explain the secondary consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with heart disease
4. Outline challenges of cardiac care delivery in a resource-limited publicly-funded hospital system and some local innovations to address these needs

Biographies

Dr. Habibat Aziz Garuba is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus and an Assistant Professor ofMedicine at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Garuba graduated from the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (First Class Honours) and became a licensed pharmacist prior to medical school. She obtained her Doctorate of Medicine from Queen’s University in 2012 with the Medal in Internal Medicine and the Edgar Forrester Prize for the highest academic standing in the final year. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2015 where she served as Chief Medicine Resident from 2014-2015 and won the CanMEDS Communicator Award in 2014. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Adult Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 2018 followed by a fellowship in Adult Echocardiography at the Heart Institute in 2019. She joined the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine in 2019.

Dr. Garuba’s clinical areas of interest are in echocardiography, cardio-oncology, cardiac disease in pregnancy, and global health cardiology/cardiac disease management in resource-limited settings. She previously published a study in Globalization and Health using WHO assessment tools to evaluate transparency within the pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria following restructuring of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to better combat counterfeit drug trafficking. She has been involved in establishing partnerships in Nigeria to understand some of the challenges and successes in the provision of cardiac care in public hospitals. She hopes to expand on this work and strengthen these partnerships in the near future.

Dr. Caroline McGuinty is a cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Dr. McGuinty graduated medical school from the University of Ottawa in 2010. She completed internal medicine training and a cardiology residency at the University of Toronto.  After completing residency training, Dr. McGuinty pursued a fellowship in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation, as well as a fellowship in palliative care at the University of Toronto.

Dr. McGuinty’s clinical focus is heart failure and heart transplant. Dr. McGuinty’s research interest is in non-malignant palliative care for patients with end-stage heart disease.

Dr. Lisa Mielniczuk completed her medical degree at McMaster University and subsequently went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine from Queen's University and a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She also completed a fellowship in advanced heart failure/cardiac transplantation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston - where she also concurrently completed a Master's Degree in Clinical Science and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mielniczuk is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Director of the Advanced Heart Diseases Program at the Ottawa Heart Institute. She is also cross-appointed to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Her commitment to leadership and program development is evident in her multiple accomplishments at the Heart Institute, including being the co-Founder and Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program, developing a Rapid Intervention Clinic for HF patients, and a Regional HF program for the Ottawa/Champlain region.

She is a translational scientist and currently holds a University of Ottawa Chair in Heart Function Research, has more than 100 peer reviewed papers, and has built a multi-disciplinary right heart failure research program at the University of Ottawa. Provincially and Nationally, Dr. Mielniczuk is an active leader for the HF and Pulmonary Hypertension community and serves on the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada Board of Directors. Dr. Mielniczuk is a member of the CorHealth Ontario Senior Leadership Council for Cardiac Disease, as well as previously serving as an expert panel member for CADTH and Health Quality Ontario. She has been a Canadian Cardiovascular Society Council member since 2015 and is currently serving as the Secretary for the Executive. In 2019 Dr. Mielniczuk was appointed Vice-Chair of Patient Safety and Clinical Care for the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

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November 27, 2020 – Parvenir à l’équité sanitaire : Une conversation avec la vice-chancelière de l’University of Global Health Equity au Rwanda

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The uOttawa Faculty of Medicine is honoured to present a LIVE conversation with Professor Agnes Binagwaho, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, who will be interviewed on Friday, November 27, 2020 by uOttawa Vice-President (International and Francophonie) Professor Sanni Yaya.

Register today for the opportunity to hear Professor Binagwaho address Rwanda's recent key advancements in healthcare, the vision of the University of Global Health Equity, and how public and private institutions can achieve equity in global health education and practice.

This free and accredited webinar will be presented in French, however participants will be able to ask their questions in English.

Webinar: Parvenir à l’équité sanitaire : Une conversation avec la vice-chancelière de l’University of Global Health Equity au Rwanda (Achieving Health Equity: A Conversation with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda)
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Time: 11:30 – 12:30pm EST

Registration: https://uottawacpd.eventsair.com/igho-fall-virtual-series/nov27/Site/Register (Update: Registration now closed)

As the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1.    Outline the key advancements made in Rwanda’s health care system in the past 20 years 
2.    Describe the vision of the University of Global Health Equity and how it addresses the social determinants of health
3.    Identify how public and private institutions can achieve equity in global health education and practice 
 

Speaker Biographies: 

Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD

Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PHD currently resides in Rwanda and is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE). She is a Rwandan pediatrician who returned to Rwanda in July of 1996, two years after the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. Since then, (1996-2016), she has provided clinical care in the public sector and served the Rwandan Health Sector in high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and lastly as the Minister of Health for 5 years.

Professor Binagwaho specializes in emergency pediatrics, neonatology, and the treatment of HIV/AIDS. She completed her MD at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Dartmouth College and earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Rwanda College of Medicine. 

Professor Binagwaho co-founded the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), an initiative of Partners In Health, which focuses on changing how health care is delivered around the world by training global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all.She currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization, and as a member of multiple Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors including the Rockefeller Foundation Board. She is a member of a number of international working groups and task forces in global health for the United Nations and independent organizations, sits on the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals and serves on multiple scientific commissions. 

Previously, she co-chaired the Millennium Development Goal Project Task Force on HIV/AIDS and Access to Essential Medicines for the Secretary-General of the United Nations under the leadership of Professor Jeffrey Sachs (MGGs). Professor Binagwaho also co-chaired the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS (JLICA) (2006–09) and founded the Rwandan Pediatric Society, chairing it until 2019. Since 2016, she has been a member of the American National Academy of Medicine and since 2017 a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. In 2015, Professor Binagwaho received the annual Roux Prize and Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence. She was also named among the 100 Most Influential African Women for 2020.

Professor Binagwaho is currently a senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Pediatrics at UGHE, as well as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Her academic engagements include research in implementation sciences and human rights to health, health services delivery systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS, and pediatric care. She has published over 210 peer-reviewed articles.

Professor Sanni Yaya, M.Sc., Ph.D., ADM.A., F.CIM., MPM

Professor Yaya is career academic and accomplished researcher. He is Full Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa and holds the Senghor Research Chair in Health and Development. Prior to assuming the position of Vice-President International and Francophonie, he was Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. He has also held visiting appointments at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and New York University. He is currently Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Yaya’s service to the University of Ottawa is significant and extensive. He has a rich and varied experience that spans many aspects of university life. In addition to being a dedicated teacher, he has held positions responsible for student affairs and coordinating academic programs, and has extensive experience elaborating partnerships in the community both at home and abroad.

He first arrived at the University of Ottawa as an Assistant Professor, after holding a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University. Gradually rising through the ranks, Professor Yaya has assumed leadership roles that have helped strengthen our institution. He became Assistant Director and Chair of the Undergraduate programs within the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences and served as Acting Director, Associate Dean of the same School. He later joined the Faculty of Social Sciences in the context of the implementation of the health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs) and was appointed as Director and Associate Dean of its School of International Development and Global Studies. Professor Yaya has also chaired the President’s Committee that produced the University of Ottawa’s Internationalization Strategy and is currently the co-chair of the joint APUO-uOttawa committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

His leadership has been shaped by important priorities: fostering global citizenship and training future leaders so they can develop an awareness of the world as a whole, supporting cutting-edge research and innovation so to address the most pressing and complex societal challenges. Dr. Yaya’s is known as a bridge builder and his work is esteemed by his academic and industry colleagues. He is a distinguished health economist and global health expert known for his influential studies of maternal and child health around the world. His path-breaking work and scholarship has been noted for its careful integration of theory and practice, its attention to important social concerns, and its examination of systems of privilege and discrimination. His research is widely cited and has been disseminated in leading academic journals such as Nature Medicine and The Lancet. He has authored, co-authored and edited 22 books, 50 book chapters and over 200 peer-reviewed papers.

Professor Yaya has been involved with several journals over the last decade. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Reproductive Health, Associate Editor, Health Economics with BMJ Global Health, and Associate Editor with Globalization and Health to name a few. He is also the Director of the Series on Health and Society at the University of Ottawa Press. His awards and recognitions include the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, the Faculty of Social Science Excellence in Research Award, the Socrate Excellence in Teaching Award from the Université Laval and was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Sanni Yaya holds degrees in Sociology and Anthropology, Management and received his PhD in Economics and Public Policy from the joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill).

 

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November 13, 2020 – Updates in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Register today for our upcoming FREE live accredited webinar to be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 : Updates in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The webinar will be presented in English, however participants will be able to ask their questions in French.

Webinar: Updates in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm EST

Registration: https://uottawacpd.eventsair.com/igho-fall-virtual-series/nov13/Site/Register (Update: Registration now closed)

Panel: 

•    Dr. Darine El-Chaâr, Assistant Professor, OB GYN Department, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Felipe Moretti, Assistant Professor, OB GYN Department, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Hadeel Alenezi, 2nd year Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Dr. Abdalmajed Eisa, 1st year Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine 

Moderator: Dr. Mark Walker, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and Director, Faculty of Medicine International and Global Health Office. 

As the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

•  Identify and briefly explain COVID-19 pregnancy implications
•  Explain how to determine the in/effectiveness of vertical transmission with COVID-19 
•  Identify the main CNS anomalies identified in Fetal Neurosonography
•  Propose strategies for defect management for Cesarian Scar Niches
•  Identify the risk factors with Placenta Accreta Spectrum and associated antenatal and delivery approaches to minimize risks

Panellist Biographies:

Dr. Darine El-Chaâr completed her Obstetrical and Gynecology residency at The Ottawa Hospital in 2012. In July of 2014, Darine completed her Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship training at the University of Toronto. Darine maintained a keen interest in obstetrical research and its impact on women's health. Darine joined the Maternal Fetal Medicine Department at The Ottawa Hospital as of July 2014. She has completed a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2017. Current research initiatives include maternal health conditions and pregnancy outcomes, Caesarian Delivery by Maternal Request and Provincial outcomes, COVID-19 in pregnancy, Cannabis use in pregnancy, Obesity and Diabetes: maternal and neonatal obstetrical outcomes and interventions. She has secured funding through CIHR and has just submitted multiple grants to several grant agencies. She has had the opportunity to present some of her research at international conferences such as SMFM, ISUOG, SGI, CNPRM and SOGC. She is currently the program director for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship. She also holds the following awards: 

uOttawa Junior Research Chair Award – winner of Winter 2020 competition – awarded by the Faculty of Medicine Clinical Research Chair Committee – unanimously selected as a ‘Standout’ among the applicants.

SOGC Academic Council’s Carl Nimrod Award – 2019 for excellence, commitment, innovation and leadership demonstrated in teaching knowledge, attitudes and skills to the next generation of MDs.

Dr. Felipe Moretti's clinical areas of interest in Maternal Fetal Medicine include: the diagnosis and management of Placental Mediated Disease, Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Neurosonography.  Dr. Moretti currently run the Placenta Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital and was Co-investigator of this initiative during its development in 2014. The Fetal Neurosonography Protocols which he developed for The Ottawa Hospital have had a substantial impact on the advancement of this specialized area within OB/GYN ultrasound. On the research front, in collaboration with CHEO Neonatology and Pathology Department, projects are focus on “Placental pathologic lesions with significant recurrence risk and pregnancy/neonatal outcomes and Timing of Occurrence and Progress of Placental Abruption”.

Dr. Hadeel Alenezi is currently a second year Clinical Fellow in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine training program at the University of Ottawa. Prior to her fellowship training in Canada, Dr. Alenezi completed her Obstetrical and Gynecological degree from the Kuwait Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2017. Hadeel has a special interest in the areas of placenta disorders and multiple gestation. 

Dr. Abdalmajed Eisa is currently a first year Clinical Fellow in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) training program at the University of Ottawa. Subsequent this, Dr. Eisa completed an Advanced Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound fellowship within the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Abdalmajed joins us from Saudi Arabia where he completed his Obstetrical and Gynecological training at the Abha Maternity & Children Hospital. 

Dr. Mark Walker is a healthcare executive and current Chairman and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. His work in research has been as an epidemiologist, public health advocate and clinical trialist. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed articles and been awarded more than $15 million as Principal Investigator in research.  As well as being a highly respected clinician and researcher, Dr. Walker has a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard University. 

His leadership roles include the previous Chairman of the Society of Investigators in Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada, the Chair of the Perinatal Health Committee of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Co-Chair of the Maternal Newborn Advisory Committee for the Province of Ontario. He is currently a Senior Scientist and the Scientific Director of the Better Outcomes Registry Network (BORN) and the Interim Director for the International and Global Health Office (IGHO) at the University of Ottawa. 

Dr. Walker's main research interests include health services, population health, and clinical studies in perinatology. Dr. Walker is the co-founder of the Obstetrics & Maternal Newborn Investigations (OMNI) Research Group, at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). OMNI lead research has contributed to understanding of pre-eclampsia, thrombophilia, multi-gestation, treatment of infertility and health services utilization. In 2016, Dr. Walker and Dr. Shi Wu Wen secured funding through a CIHR Foundation Grant totaling $9.7 million over 7 years. Included in the funding from this grant is the FACT 4 Child project along with many other research projects. Dr. Walker is internationally recognized for his research, medical leadership as well as health services and policy work.  

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IGHO: We build bridges locally and around the world.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.


October 23, 2020 – Social Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Link to Webinar Recording

Join our expert panel on Friday, October 23 2020 for our first FREE accredited live webinar in our International Collaboration Webinar series: Social Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic. The webinar will be presented in English, however participants will be able to ask their questions in French.

Webinar: Social Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm DST

Registration: https://uottawacpd.eventsair.com/igho-fall-virtual-series/oct23/Site/Register (Update: Registration now closed)

Panel:
•    Katie Carr, Program Manager, Ottawa Neighbourhood Study
•    Dr. Darlene Kitty, Director, Indigenous Program of the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
•    Suzanne Obiorah, Director, Primary Health Care and Regional Programs

Moderator:
Dr. Raywat Deonandan, Epidemiologist and Associate Professor, uOttawa Faculty of Health Sciences

As the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Describe the impact of COVID-19 on the social inequities affecting marginalized populations
• Explain how to improve data to inform policy change
• Identify measures to advance equity and improve the pandemic response
 

Panellist Biographies

Katie Carr is an MBA candidate at Telfer’s School of Management and is the Program Manager for the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS). ONS strives to better understand the physical and social pathways by which neighbourhoods in Ottawa affect our health and well-being, and to provide citizens in Ottawa with facts that support evidence-based decision-making. Katie has 8 years of experience supporting data-based decision making in the community. She has a passion for data analytics & visualization, and using these to understand and help address social inequities. She’s collaborating with Ottawa Public Health to provide neighbourhood-level maps for COVID-19 to assess the impact of the pandemic on neighbourhoods, and to explore the social and structural inequities that may contribute to the disproportionate effect of the pandemic on some neighbourhoods.

Dr. Darlene Kitty is a Cree woman and family physician practicing in Chisasibi, the largest of 9 Cree communities in northern Quebec since 2006. She is the Director of the Indigenous Program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, leading the efforts to recruit, admit and support of Indigenous students to become physicians. She is involved in Indigenous health curriculum, including academic activities and Grand Rounds in Indigenous health as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She has published and contributed to several articles in Indigenous health and has made presentations at many conferences over her career.

Suzanne Obiorah is the Director of Primary Care and Regional Programs at Somerset West Community Health Centre.  With her work strongly anchored in health equity, she is actively engaged in a variety of regional and provincial leadership tables aimed towards narrowing health disparities in racialized communities. Alongside Black leaders in Ottawa and Toronto, Suzanne is working to build a national health equity agenda for the African, Carribean, and Black community.  Most recently, Suzanne co founded the Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition, bringing key stakeholders and community partners together to create a regional mental health strategy for the Black community Ottawa.  Her goal- to achieve a more equitable mental health system, to decrease the number of people and families in Black communities suffering in silence, and improve access to culturally appropriate mental health resources.

Dr. Raywat Deonandan (www.deonandan.com) is an Epidemiologist and Science Communicator, specializing in Global Health. His research involves the creative analysis of administrative data, the epidemiology and ethics of assisted reproductive technologies, most prominently the emerging global industry of so-called reproductive tourism, and the exploration of novel avenues of medical education.

Follow us on Twitter @uOttawaIGHOMed, Instagram @igho_bism, or visit us at www.med.uottawa.ca/igho for the latest!

IGHO: We build bridges locally and around the world.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

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