CINQ at Science Rendezvous 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year at Science Rendezvous 2018 at the K-Rock Centre! This year we demonstrated hand-held ultrasound on both a teaching model and our generous volunteers, displayed plasticized heart specimens, and made origami hearts with our visitors!

Thank you to Dr. Pang, the simulation lab at Queen’s, and to all our tireless volunteers!

We hope to see you all again next year.

 

Healthscape news feature

Dr. Amer Johri and CINQ were recently featured on Healthscape.ca in an article entitle: “Moving forward on meaningful patient engagement in research.”

“During our recent visit to Kingston Health Sciences Centre for the grand opening of the W.J. Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research, we saw many examples of meaningful patient engagement. Dr. Amer Johri, a clinician-scientist at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre and a Queen’s University professor, is one such example. Through his work on metabolic syndrome – a complex condition that includes obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – with the CINQ lab (Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s), Dr. Johri is leading the way on involving patients in the research process.”

Dr. Amer Johri in the news.

Healthscape is a topical eNewsletter and website from the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) that offers current news and information aimed at helping its readers navigate the fascinating and complex landscape of Ontario’s ever-changing health care system.

Metabolic Syndrome Focus Group 2017

Recently a number of volunteers with metabolic syndrome were invited to Kingston General Hospital to tell us about their experiences, and to suggest where future research efforts should be directed.

These patient perspectives will help us to enable participants to guide future research and programs aimed at metabolic syndrome. As well, we can empower partners to improve the quality of their patient-oriented research and programs by making modifications based on participant feedback.

This focus group was a collaboration between CINQ (cinqlab.com) and MetSC (metabolicsyndromecanada.ca)

Watch the video below to learn more:

ASE Vascular Council Abstract Award

Congratulations Julia Herr for being awarded the ASE Council on Vascular Ultrasound 2017 Abstract Award at the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions!

The abstract was titled: “Carotid Plaque Composition by Gray Scale Mapping is Predictive of Coronary Artery Disease and 5 Year Cardiovascular Outcomes.”