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  • 2017 Donald Wilson Award Winner Announced

    Associated Medical Services CEO, Gail Paech, was pleased to introduce the 2017 Donald Wilson Award winner, Dr. Karen Saperson at the recently held ICRE Awards Dinner. The Award recognizes a medical educator or team leader who has shown particular excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles in a health-related training program. Dr. Saperson is a Professor and Associate Chair,…


  • History of Medicine

    A Brief History of “Off-Label” Use of Amytal in Psychiatry

    In my AMS funded scholarship I investigated published medical and psychiatric cases of uses amytal in an “off label”, published 1920 – 1950. In order to reconstruct a “label” of uses, I recorded successive versions of pharmacology textbooks. By reviewing Goodman and Gillman’s The Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics, I was able to learn conditions which…


  • 2107 Boyd Upper Award Winners Announced

    AMS and Queen’s University are proud to announce the 2017 Boyd Upper Award recipients. Hissan Butt, Prabhpreet Kaur Hundal and Adam Mosa have won the award based on outstanding achievement in history of medicine research within the Faculty of Health at Queen’s University.  The winners submitted scholarly research papers on the history of medicine and have had their…


  • Technologies and Compassionate Care

    2017 AMS Phoenix Conference Recap

    The 2017 AMS Phoenix Conference was a huge success, providing networking and learning opportunities to healthcare professionals committed to instilling compassion in their workplaces and interactions. A highlight of the Conference was the Keynote Presentation given by Dr. Bertalan Mesko, a Medical Futurist,  titled  “Healthcare Needs a Trip to MaRS”. Focusing on how technology and…


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