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We've got your back: HealthPlexus and the Canadian Spine Society Announce the Launch of the Back Health CME Resource

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The Canadian Spine Society (CSS), as part of its educational mandate, is partnering with www.healthplexus.net (HealthPlexus) and the Journal of Current Clinical Care (JCCC) to promote best practices and knowledge translation for fast and effective diagnosis and management of back pain.

As part of the multi-faceted collaboration, CSS and HealthPlexus will work on a comprehensive continuing education program aimed at healthcare professionals that will be delivered via www.healthplexus.net and the Journal of Current Clinical Care.

Dr. Hamilton Hall is a well-recognized key opinion leader both nationally and internationally on the subject of back pain. He has taken on the position of Editor-in-Chief for the Back Health Resource Center @HealthPlexus.

Dr. Hall and his colleagues from the CSS will present an ongoing series of Clinical Reviews and Case Studies, which will be available through the HealthPlexus channels. Their goal is to provide those healthcare professionals who are managing patients with back health issues with deeper knowledge and increased ability to address their patients' needs.

"Numerous population wide surveys have confirmed that arthritic disorders that limit mobility are the most important factors in impairing quality of life for older adults. Back pain is one of the key issues limiting mobility, and I applaud HealthPlexus for addressing this very important topic."

-Barry J. Goldlist, MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF, senior member of the advisory board for HealthPlexus.net [Geriatrics and Dementia] and the Journal of Current Clinical Care. Dr. Goldlist is a nationally recognized geriatrician with a long standing interest in medical education and medical journalism.

“For practitioners who look after the adult population, especially those in the middle and later years, disorders of musculo-skeletal mobility and acute and chronic pain is one of the most common challenges they face with their patients. There is enormous suffering and impairment of full function and ability to participate in normal activities much less those of a recreational nature when someone experiences back pain that is unrelieved by simple and safe methods. Having an additional means to learn about and find methods to address the issues of back pain with all its complexities of diagnosis and treatment, is an important addition to the HealthPlexus spectrum of clinical support for practicing physicians.”

-Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, the Editor-in-Chief of the Dementia Educational Resource. Dr. Gordon is the Medical Program Director of Palliative Care at Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System

"As a medical professional who has trained as both a Radiologist and a Family physician, I have seen many patients who suffer from the entire spectrum of lower back pain. I don't think that medical school and residency prepares you enough to adequately to deal with the complexity of this condition. A dedicated CME resource focusing on back health is a much needed tool for both students and practicing physicians who wish to acquire skills and keep their skills up to date on this subject. Dr. Hall is eminently qualified for such an endeavor. I still recall his teachings, some years ago now, in my medical school class at the University of Toronto vividly. As medical editor of the Journal of Current clinical Care, I encourage you to take advantage of this learning opportunity."

-D’Arcy Little, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, the editorial director of HealthPlexus.net and its sister publication, the Journal of Current Clinical Care. Dr. Little is a family physician, diagnostic radiologist and medical writer. He completed fellowships in Care of the Elderly and Academic Medicine


About Health Plexus:
Comprised of 1000s of clinical reviews, CMEs, bio-medical illustrations and animations and other resources, all organized in the 34 condition zones, our vision is to provide physicians and allied healthcare professionals with access to credible, timely and multi-disciplinary continuing medical education from anywhere and on any media consumption device. The Back Health Educational Resource is the compilation of high quality clinical reviews, online CME programs, library of original visual aids, interviews, roundtable discussions and related conference reports.


About The Canadian Spine Society:

The CSS is a collaborative body of Canadian neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgeons and other spine care professionals with a primary interest in advancing excellence in spine patient care, research and education.

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Mark Varnovitski
mark@healthplexus.net
www.healthplexus.net

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Three Highly Distinguished Physicians Join the Dementia Educational Resource Advisory Board

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Health Plexus.net, the leading Canadian Network of Health Education resources is pleased to announce the addition of three highly distinguished physicians to its Dementia Educational Resource advisory board.

Dr. Howard Bergman was recently appointed the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Bergman was also the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine and is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University. He is also Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Jewish General Hospital and an investigator at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies and at the Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Université de Montréal and Invited Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

In the area of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Bergman’s research interests focus on early diagnosis. He is the founder and co-director of the Jewish General Hospital/McGill University Memory Clinic and is a Past President of the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). In November 2007, Dr. Bergman was asked by the Quebec government to set up and chair a task force with the mandate to propose an action plan on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders: from prevention to end of life care, including the research agenda.

Dr. Fadi Massoud is an internist-geriatrician who received his medical degree from the University of Montreal in 1992, and completed his internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the Universities of Montreal and McGill in 1997. He then did a research fellowship in cognitive impairment at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York under the supervision of Dr Richard Mayeux.

Since his return to Montreal in 2000, Dr Massoud works as staff geriatrician at the University of Montreal Health Center (CHUM) and the Montreal Institute of Geriatrics. He is associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal. His main topics of interest are cognitive ageing and dementia. He is scientific director of the memory disorders clinic at the CHUM. He is member of the Quebec Consortium for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders, and primary investigator of the CHUM at the Consortium of Canadian Centers for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). He participated in the Second Canadian Conference on Antidementia Guidelines in 2004 and in the Canadian Consensus on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia in 2006.

Dr. Noel Rosen is a family physician in active practice in Toronto. Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also the Medical Director of the Valleyview Long Term Care facility in Toronto, as well as attending physician, Seniors' Health Centre, North York General Hospital, and active staff, and member of Department of Family and Community medicine Executive Board, North York General hospital, Toronto. In addition he is a Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee, North York General Hospital in Toronto.

About Health Plexus:
Comprised of 1000s of clinical reviews, CMEs, bio-medical illustrations and animations and other resources, all organized in the 34 condition zones, our vision is to provide physicians and allied healthcare professionals with access to credible, timely and multi-disciplinary continuing medical education from anywhere and on any media consumption device. The Dementia Educational Resource is the compilation of high quality clinical reviews, online CME programs, library of original visual aids, interviews, roundtable discussions and related conference reports.

Health Plexus.net, the leading Canadian Network of Health Education resources is pleased to announce the addition of three highly distinguished physicians to its Dementia Educational Resource advisory board.

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Announcing the Expansion of a Comprehensive Dementia CHE Resource

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Celebrated specialist in geriatric care is to lead further expansion of the educational resource with a focus on Dementia.

HealthPlexus.net, the leading Canadian Network of Health Education resources is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Gordon as the Editor-in-Chief for the network’s Dementia Educational Resource.

As an author, ethicist, clinician and an educator, Dr. Michael Gordon is recognized as a Key Opinion Leader in the area of Geriatrics and Dementia specifically and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that he will channel towards the further development of the educational programs for our members based on the recently conducted Members’ Needs Assessments.

“Dementia is a very complex and progressive disease with health, psychosocial, economic and ethical implications for families, caregivers and the patient that we will try to cover from these various perspectives”

-Dr. Michael Gordon, the Editor-in-Chief of the Dementia Educational Resource.  Dr. Gordon is the Medical Program Director of Palliative Care at Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System

"It's clear to all that the heaviest burden rests on the shoulders of primary care and family physicians and our hope that we will be able to address their needs by offering relevant content and programs that match their interests."

-Dr. D’Arcy Little, the editorial director of HealthPlexus.net and its sister publication, the Journal of Current Clinical Care. Dr. Little is a family physician, diagnostic radiologist and medical writer. He completed fellowships in Care of the Elderly and Academic Medicine

"The rapid, almost epidemic, increase in dementia cases, resulting from our aging population, will be the major medical challenge of the 21st century, impacting our society. We aim to make the HP's Dementia educational resource a trusted source for timely and practical Continuing Medical Education and development."

- Dr. Barry J. Goldlist, senior member of the advisory board for HealthPlexus.net [Geriatrics and Dementia] and the Journal of Current Clinical Care. Dr. Goldlist is a nationally recognized geriatrician with a long standing interest in medical education and medical journalism. His geriatric practice has a focus on dementia.

The aim of the resource is to provide primary care practitioners and specialists alike with timely and practical, easy-to-access and on-demand tools in dealing with the growing number of patients who have Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias. 

Dr. Gordon will be assembling together a working group of professionals interested in knowledge transfer. If you feel you are able to contribute intellectually to this initiative we would like to hear from you.
Please click on the following link and fill out the form to let us know your interests and the capacity in which you will be able to contribute:
Contribution to Dementia Resource


About Health Plexus:

Comprised of 1000s of clinical reviews, CMEs, bio-medical illustrations and animations and other resources, all organized in the 34 condition zones, our vision is to provide physicians and allied healthcare professionals with access to credible, timely and multi-disciplinary continuing medical education from anywhere and on any media consumption device. The Dementia Educational Resource is the compilation of high quality clinical reviews, online CME programs, library of original visual aids, interviews, roundtable discussions and related conference reports.

For more information, please email: contactus@healthplexus.net

HealthPlexus.net
For immediate release:
January 11th 2012


Celebrated specialist in geriatric care is to lead further expansion of the educational resource with a focus on Dementia.

HealthPlexus.net, the leading Canadian Network of Health Education resources is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Gordon as the Editor-in-Chief for the network’s Dementia Educational Resource.

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As the World mourns a Great Man We Issue a Call to Create a New Educational Resource

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... to track the current clinical trends and scientific advances in the prevention and fight against Cancer

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died on Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 56.

Steve Jobs represented many things to many people: a technological visionary, a cultural icon, the list of his accolades can go on; however, most of all, for the purposes of this discussion, he represented the millions of cancer survivors who continue to follow their dreams, live their lives, and contribute to the world each and every day.

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