Thanks to a Kingston-based researcher and 10 others across the country, Canada now has guidelines for cardiovascular screening of competitive, high-performance athletes.
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.
“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.
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.
Watch the video below to learn more: