A medical student’s reflection on DFTB17

Having the opportunity to attend the Don’t Forget the Bubbles conference as a first-year Indigenous medical student, I had no idea what to expect but I was excited and nervous regardless. I knew there would be a wide range of medical professionals with an array of knowledge which they were looking to build upon. I…

Narrowing the Frame

Our community is made up of health care folks that do hard things, go the extra mile, work on themselves and their knowledge so that patients get better outcomes. We’re not good all the time. We make mistakes, forget stuff, get grumpy or emotional, slide into tribal behaviour. But we’re working on it. So when…

DFTB17 – And the winner is…

As much as conferences are about listening to inspiring thoughts and amazing speakers, they are also about sharing of knowledge. This year we launched a competition to promote knowledge translation – not just to the delegates present but for those who couldn’t make it.

A Difficult Beast

A 14 year old girl was brought in by her family with lethargy, agitation, and confusion. Her past medical history includes depression and a recent viral upper respiratory tract infection.   Bottom Line: Encephalitis is caused by inflammation of the brain and is difficult to diagnose and manage. Up to 50% of patients experience short-term…