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Reminder: 2020 Innovation Fund Competition

In April of 2020, the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee (IFPOC) gave SEAMO the opportunity to both repurpose 2019 Innovation Fund monies and fast track the 2020 competition in support of COVID-19 research. 

Due to this expedited competition, we were able to fund six (6) COVID-19 related research projects. These projects strive to better understand the virus while developing innovative solutions to combat COVID-19. You can find the list of successful applicants on our website.

Physician Wellness Peer Support Event

You are invited to join us on October 19, 2020, for a lecture by Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Jo Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro will lead a virtual Peer Support Grand Rounds, which is open to all members of the Queen’s Faculty of Health Science, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy to engage the audience in an inclusive and interprofessional approach to peer support. During the Grand Rounds, Dr.

Providing patient care in the COVID era

In the past four months, the move to virtual care has been accelerated due to the global pandemic. Our physicians have made the transition to virtual care, overcoming obstacles and discovering benefits along the way. 

Virtual care tools like OTN and REACTS have been around for several years but their value has truly been put to the test. Often thought of as an “alternative” way to practice medicine, the use of these tools has become essential in providing timely patient care in our new socially distanced world. 

COVID-19 Advance Payment Program – August Update

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

  • Repayments now begin in February 2021
  • Over a six-month period (February – July 2021)
  • Six equal payments 
  • Payments remain interest-free

Repayments will be deducted from a physician’s solo billings.  If there are insufficient solo billings to cover the repayments, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will contact the physician to establish an alternative repayment plan.   Questions about this program should be directed to the MOH Service Centre:

Welcome incoming CEO Dr. Jane Philpott 

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jane Philpott on July 1, 2020 as the new CEO of SEAMO and Dean of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Philpott brings with her a wealth of knowledge in Global Health, having practiced general medicine in Niger early in her career (1989-1998) and later acting as the lead collaborator in the development of the first training program for Family Medicine in Ethiopia (2013).   

Welcome incoming CEO Dr. Jane Philpott 

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jane Philpott on July 1, 2020 as the new CEO of SEAMO and Dean of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Philpott brings with her a wealth of knowledge in Global Health, having practiced general medicine in Niger early in her career (1989-1998) and later acting as the lead collaborator in the development of the first training program for Family Medicine in Ethiopia (2013).