On February 16th, Queen’s University announced that some of its researchers have developed a new algorithm to identify pulmonary hypertension from available Ontario healthcare data, an algorithm that is the first of its kind in Canada.
Pulmonary hypertension is an often under-recognized chronic disease that involves a congestion of blood supply in the lungs and heart, and is associated with other life-threatening diseases like heart failure.
We welcome Dr. Don Thiwanka Wijeratna from the Department of Medicine here at Queen’s University to discuss the new algorithm, its development and impact in the first segment.
In the second segment (20:27) we’re discussing the introduction of a Canada’s first Master’s level training program in Infection prevention and Control here at Queen’s University in partnership with IPAC Canada. We chat with Dr. Bradley Stoner, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Head of the Department of Public Health Sciences alongside Gerry Hansen, Executive Director of IPAC Canada about the new program and the demand for trained infection prevention and control professionals.