WORKSHOPS

Interactive, hands-on workshops allow delegates to learn a new skill from experienced professionals in a low-pressure environment. 


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Anatomy

View and explore various aspects of human anatomy to gain a deeper understanding of the human body. Cadavers and preserved specimens will be used to facilitate this exciting and interactive session.

Directions to Room: Med 302A

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Basic Airway

Learn emergency techniques for basic airway clearance that are key to saving lives in the emergency room every day. A focus on what it means or how it feels to "bag" a patient. A demonstration of a breathing tube intubation will be done.

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Casting

Learn how to put on and remove an arm cast in this intensive workshop! A casting technician from Queen's School of Medicine will be providing the materials for pairs to learn how to put casts on one another.

Imaging Techniques

Health care providers rely on many tools to arrive at diagnoses and administer care. Medical imaging helps at all points in this process by visualizing disease processes and clues regarding their etiologies, as well as the body’s response to treatment. Our presenters will illustrate examples from clinical practice, while providing a broad introduction to where medical imaging fits in interprofessional health care.

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Laparoscopic

A number of games will be taught by surgical residents to practice techniques such as peg transfer and threading pipe cleaners through loops using laparoscopic boxes. All of these games are played by the surgical residents in their boot camp training during their first year and are sure to be a lot of fun!

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Suturing

Learn how to complete basic suturing stitches and techniques in small groups mediated by medical students from the Queen's School of Medicine. You will have the unique opportunity to learn using professional grippers and forceps to make sutures on bananas (to mimic skin).

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Tech Tour

This year, CUCOH is excited to bring about a new workshop: a tour of the medical facilities at Kingston General Hospital. We often learn about medical imaging devices (MRIs, CTs, ultrasounds, etc.) in textbooks, but many of us have never seen these devices in person. This workshop will give you an opportunity to see and learn about the technologies which have completely changed the way we diagnose and treat illness.