We are deeply saddened to share the news of Dr. Pallavi Nadkarni’s passing on September 20, 2020. Dr. Nadkarni was a physician in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s for almost ten years.

At the September Governing Committee meeting, governors approved a plan to distribute the one-time funding: 50% of the funding will be distributed based on MOH methodology to address relativity issues; 50% of the funding will be distributed to address gap to marketplace.

Please join us for a virtual special presentation on Monday, October 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. titled "Peer support: The power of colleagues to help us heal".

SEAMO is pleased to introduce our new Communications and Events Coordinator – Savoula Stylianou. Savoula’s background is in writing, strategic communications and social media management.

Applications are now being accepted for the fall term of the MEDP. The deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020. Please send applications to LeeAnne Howland at

South East region specialists continue to do an outstanding job responding to eConsults in a timely manner.

The Ontario eConsult Program is pleased to welcome four new specialists.

eConsults can now be submitted to the brand new South East regional Obstetric Medicine group.

Vivian Carter recently joined us as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator.

In April of 2020, the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee (IFPOC) gave SEAMO the oppor

The Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association recently introduced additional billing

You are invited to join us on October 19, 2020, for a lecture by

The Ministry of Health has modified the repayment terms for the COVID-19 Advance Payment Program:

In the past four months, the move to virtual care has been accelerated due to the global pandemic

Congratulations to the 2020 SEAMO Endowed Education and Scholarship Fund award winners!

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) entered into a Binding Arb

We are pleased to welcome Dr.

The third and last COVID-19 Advance Payment will be provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in J

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Rezni

Please join us in welcoming our 60 new physicians to Team SEAMO!

We are pleased to welcome Dr.

We are very proud of how our physicians have embraced a new online platform (Reacts) to provide v

We are excited to announce new groups that are available for eConsult.

When completing a consult, you can send optional feedback to the specialist who answered your case.

Given the unprecedented suspension of all non-essential research due to the COVID-19 pandemic, th

Have your say in how SEAMO runs, get involved in the SEAMO Nominations and Governance Development

Updated June 4, 2020

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has introduced account access for residents, fellows and m

When it came to preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic, Provide

Physicians will be compensated for the virtual care provided.

 “I want to recognize the exceptional work being done by our physicians and other members of the

We are living in uncertain times.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more of our physicians need to connect with their

Queen's medical students are offering their support to our physicians during this difficult time.

SEAMO received 49 applications spanning 12 departments and 26 specialties, valued at $8M for 2019

The Functional Improvement Trajectories After Surgery Study

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Philpott will join SEAMO as our new CEO and Dean of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences on July 1, 2020.

For the last six months, Dr. Jody Timpson has been providing rehabilitative care to patients on Lakeview 1.

Since the inception of the Ontario eConsult Program in February 2017, primary care providers (PCP

If you’ve ever been to Heritage 2 at Providence Care Hospital, chances are you’ve run into Dr. Greg Patey.

For almost 10 years now, Dr. Agata Szlanta has been providing exceptional person-centred care.

Dr. Romith Naug joined Providence Care Hospital in July, as part of the Division of Hospital Medicine.

You’ll normally find Dr. Sara Porter providing care for adult mental health patients on Parkview and Lakeview 0s, or lending a helping hand with stroke and musculoskeletal patients on Lakeview 1.

Dr. Keith Greenway has been providing rehabilitation care on Heritage 1 for the last two years.

She’s fairly new to the Providence Care family; in fact Dr. Ana Blagojevic recently celebrated her one year anniversary with the hospital.

He’s been lighting up the halls of Providence Care Hospital and the former Mental Health Services site with his warm smile for decades.

At the January 20th meeting, SEAMO Governors approved the new Accountability Framework

If you’ve ever stopped by Heritage or Lakeview 2, you may have run into Dr. Catherine Monnin.

For the last nine months, Dr. Ammar Rashid has been providing clinical care for Providence Care Hospital's Complex Medical Program.

In December 2018, SEAMO, the Faculty of Health Sciences, Kingston Health Sciences and Providence

On November 21 and 22 SEAMO hosted two Physician Wellness events with PSI Visiting Scholar Dr.

If you are going to be unavailable for a period of time, you can set an out-of-office notificatio

We are looking for specialists to join the Plastic Surgery and Infectious Disease groups in the S

OTN released a successful eConsult upgrade on November 1, 2019, that includes the following enhan

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will input a prioritized list of regions to mirror their typic

Chelsea Good recently joined us as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator

A total of 3,119 eConsults were sent in the South East Region over the past 12 months!

A huge thank you to over 100 committee members who took time out of their busy schedules to serve on a SEAMO committee.

Chelsea Good recently joined Team SEAMO as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator

Here are the winners from the Fall 2019 Medical Education Development Program (MEDP) competition:

In 2019, we welcomed 41 new physicians.

The Physician Wellness Lecture taking place on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm will

With the combination of his academic and professional experiences, Saad Sajid is ready to make a significate contribution to the role of Data Analyst

On November 1-2, 60 individuals, including SEAMO-Funded Physicians, University and Hospital Leade

We are pleased to share upcoming improvements to regionalization and workflow of the Ontario eConsult Service, which will be available on November 1st, 2019.

Improvements to the Ontario eConsult Service became available on November 1st, 2019.

In spring 2018, SEAMO Governors decided to add a Vice-Chair position to the Governing Committee.  The goal was to both broaden the skill set on the Committee as well as support a succession plan.  After an extensive search, a successful candidate was identified for this new role.  

EMR-integrated eConsult is now available on two systems: QHR Technologies’ Accuro® and KAI Innovations’ OSCAR. 

Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT) clinics are the first in the province to test-drive the use of patient materials to promote the Ontario eConsult Service.

Opinions on billing, primary care engagement, system performance and more, from specialists participating in the Ontario eConsult Service in 2019.

Upgrade to eConsult platform, to be released later this fall, will improve efficiency and functionality of system settings. 

A 60-minute per case maximum billing allowance starts Oct. 1, 2019, for specialists participating in the eConsult program.

The eConsult Diabetes specialty group, comprised of endocrinologists Drs. Bikram Sidhu, Sara Awad and Robyn Houlden, answers questions about diabetes education and management, gestational diabetes, insulin dose adjustments, insulin pumps, glucose monitoring, hypoglycemia and ketoacidosis.

Learn how to redirect a consult to a colleague that is appropriate for your specialty, but outside your area of expertise. 

As a result of the February 2019 Binding Arbitration Settlement, SEAMO’s share of the Innovation Fund has almost doubled.

Faizal Haji, Kingston’s first Pediatric Neurosurgeon and second Medical Education Scholar, has an interest in improving simulation training as an effective tool in medical education.  

Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye is coming to Kingston to share her knowledge and expertise about Physician Wellness on November 21, 2019.

With the addition of a new physician and delegate team at Joyceville Institution this week, eCons

On July 1, 2019 we welcomed seven physicians to Kingston, Queen’s and the SEAMO family.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Lori Almeida, our new Manager of Financial Services.

Drs. Leonie Herx, Craig Goldie and Danielle Kain are now available to answer your questions about adult and pediatric palliative medicine.

Whether you have a specific question, or would like a 10-minute review of the system, we are here to help you seamlessly integrate eConsult into your practice.

When sending an eConsult, it’s important to provide high quality, well-lit and focused images. Here are five tips to help you capture the best possible clinical photos to accompany your queries.

Get to know Dr. Adam Newman, a Kingston physician who specializes in treating patients with addiction and substance use disorders.

Specialists in our region answered 3,830 eConsult requests between June 2018 and May 2019, resulting in a whopping 195% increase over the number of consults answered (1,294) during the same period in 2017-18. 

The Ontario eConsult Program partnered with Correctional Service Canada (CSC) to improve access to specialist care for the inmate population. In the first 100 days of 2019, eConsult usage by CSC physicians grew by 333% over the last 100 days of 2018.

Are you heading to the beach or escaping to the cottage for some well-deserved R&R? Set an out-of-office notification on your eConsult account so you won’t receive requests while you’re away.

The next round of payments for the Ontario eConsult Program will be distributed in July.

The Medical Education Development Program (MEDP) supports SEAMO’s objective to build an academy o

New to the Department of Medicine and the SEAMO family is Dr. Gavin Winston. 

Congratulations to the 2019 SEAMO Endowed Education and Scholarship Fund, award winners!

George Thomson celebrates two years as SEAMO Governing Committee Board Chair on July 1.

When it comes to bleeding disorders, Von Willebrand disease (VWD) may not be as well-known as hem

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 SEAMO

Until his arrival in August 2016, patients from SE-LHIN were assessed in town, but had to travel to Ottawa or Toronto for surgery.