Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday during the academic year (September to June), from noon to 1 pm via WebEx only.  In-person attendance is cancelled until further notice.

Presentations are recorded and posted for future viewing. Click on the underlined green titles to view. 
You may want to skip ahead at the start as the recordings begin before the speaker is announced. 

If you require evidence of attendance for MOC points, please forward a copy of your evaluation via fax (306-844-1525) or email to


Grand Rounds are via WebEx only. Contact Lesley Reynolds for login information. 

October 27, 2021
Dr. Shaqil Peemohamed (Infectious Diseases)
The Great Escape! Benefits of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Themed Escape Room as an Educational Activity for Internal Medicine Residents. 

October 20, 2021
Dr. Josh Lawson (CCHSA),
The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) - An inter-disciplinary centre for research and extension.
(starts at 23:13)

October 13, 2021
Dr. Gudrun Caspar-Bell (Endocrinology), Dr. David Reid (Nephrology), Dr. Alexander Zhai (Cardiology) 
A New Pancrea? A drug that seems to be the fix. 
(starts at 22:05) 

September 22, 2021
Dr. Anita Chakravarti (Dept of Anesthesiology) and Dr. Anne PausJenssen (Division of GIM)
How Do We Achieve Departmental Well-Being Now?  
(starts at 16:05) 

September 15, 2021
Dr. Sachin Shah - Division of Nephrology
Improving Cardiorenal Outcomes in Diabetic Kidney Disease - A Review of SGLT2 Inhibitors
(starts at 17:10)

Summer Break 

June 16, 2021
Dr. Latha Naik - Community Rheumatologist
Updates on Gout Management

June 9, 2021
Dr. Meyer Balter - Director Asthma Education Centre, Director Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor of Medicine University of Toronto. 
OCS in Severe Asthma - Time to Re-Evaluate? 

June 3, 2021
No Grand Rounds. Quarterly Team Meeting

May 26, 2021
Dr. S Wardell - Division of Cardiology - Saskatoon 
Atrial Fibrillation: Rate vs Rhythm Control 

May 19, 2021
Dr. S. Bose - Division of General Internal Medicine - Saskatoon
Freshly Minted Lipid Guidelines 2021
(starts at 0:30) 

May 12, 2021
Dr. Krista Lagimodiere, Assistant Professor - Division of Geriatric Medicine and 
Dr. Megan Surkan, Assistant Professor - Division of Geriatric Medicine. 
Geriatric Medicine in Acute Care. 
(starts at 5:33)

May 5, 2021
Sean Polreis, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Faculty Development, USask College of Medicine
Unconscious Bias: Improving Decision-making, Communication and Relationships
(starts at 0:39)

April 28, 2021
Dr. Ashkan Shoamanesh, Associate Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients Prone to Bleeding in the Brain with Comorbid Cardio/Cerebrovascular Disease. 
(starts at 1:50)

April 21, 2021
Dr. Vernon Hoeppner, Divison of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine - Saskatoon 
Dr. Wendy Wobeser, Division of Infectious Diseases, Queen's University Kingston 
Quantifying the Effect of Canada's Public Health Intervention (PHI) on Covid-19 Cases 
(starts at 2:45)

April 14, 2021
NO Grand Rounds

April 7, 2021
Dr. Sharon Card and Dr. Ben Leis, Division of General Internal Medicine. 
Identifying and Exploring Factors that Promote and Impede Successful EPA (Entrustable Professional Activities) Observations 
(starts at 13:50)

March 31, 2021
Dr. Dilini Vethanayagam, Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alberta
Assessment and Management of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
(starts at 13:10)

March 24, 2021
Dr. Daren Heyland, Professor of Medicine, Queen's University
Plan Well Guide: a novel decision aid to support decision-making in serious illness (Like COVID-19) 
(starts at :01)

March 17, 2021
Dr. Juan G. Abraldes - Professor of Medicine, Director, Liver Unit Division of Gastroenterology - University of Alberta
Medical Management of Severe Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis and Criteria for Liver Transplantation. 
(starts at :30)

March 10, 2021
No Grand Rounds 

March 3, 2021
Dr. Jay Shavadia, Cardiology - Saskatoon 
De-prescription of therapies in coronary artery disease. Focus on beta-blockade.
(starts at 14:45)

February 24, 2021
Dr. Janine Eckstein, Cardiology - Saskatoon 
Aortic Stenosis and the Expanding Role of Transcatheter Valve Replacement.  
(starts at 15:45)

February 17, 2021
No Grand Rounds this week 

February 10, 2021
Special Presentation - No Grand Rounds  

February 3, 2021
Dr. Gary Hunter, Neurology - Saskatoon 
Current controversies in acute stroke (+/- CoVID)

January 27, 2021
Dr. Michael Prystajecky, GIM - Saskatoon
Preoperative Medicine Update: Moving Beyond the 2016 CCS Guidelines
(accidentally not recorded) 

January 20, 2021
No Grand Rounds this week. 

January 13, 2021
Dr. Bonnie Richardson, Nephrology - Regina 
Kidney Health & Community Based Dialysis in Saskatchewan Indigenous People

Grand Rounds on hold

December 16, 2020
Dr. Kieran Halloran, Lung Transplant Program - Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services
Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation: Mapping the Risks and Repercussions

November 4, 2020
Dr. Ahmed Shoker
Division of Nephrology
A Primer on CKD to the Internist

October 28, 2020
Dr. Donald Mitchell Memorial Lectureship - Presented by the Division of Rheumatology
Dr. Sindhu Johnson, Director, Toronto Scleroderma Program
Clinician-Scientist, University Health Network & Sinai Health Systems
Associate Director, Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Current Concepts in Systemic Sclerosis

October 21, 2020
Dr. Mina Niazi and Dr. Gage Watson,
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Dept. of Medical Imaging
Closing the Loop in Hepatic Encephalopathy

October 14, 2020
Drs. Harry Deneer, Joseph Blondeau, Camille Hamula, Stephen Sanche
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
COVID Testing: Past, Present and Future 

October 7, 2020
Dr. Jonathan Howlett, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary 
Modernizing Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes and Beyond. 

September 30, 2020
Dr. Sharon Card, Division of GIM, PGME CBD Lead
The Journey of Entrustment - Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs): The Why and the How. 
Associated notes are available here.

September 23, 2020
No Grand Rounds

September 16, 2020
Dr. Kerri Schellenberg, Medical Director ALS Clinic, Division of Neurology
ALS/Motor Neuron Disease Care in Saskatchewan

February 26, 2020
Dr. Donna Goodridge, Dr. Chung Chun (Anderson) Tyan, Dr. Erika Penz
2020 Highlights from the Respiratory Research Centre

February 19, 2020
Dr. Alice Wong, Division of Infectious Diseases
2019 Novel Coronavirus

February 12, 2020 - No Grand Rounds

February 5, 2020
Dr. Dalisizwe Dewa, Division of Cardiology
The Different Faces of Aortic Stenosis

January 29, 2020
Dr. Regina Taylor-Gjevre, Division of Rheumatology
Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis

January 22, 2020
Dr. Donald W Cockcroft, Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Asthma Guidelines 1989 to GINA 2019 - β2 or not β2: That is the question.

January 15, 2020
Dr. Maria Fleseriu, Professor, Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University. Portland, Oregon, USA
State of the art in diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly. 

January 8, 2020
Dr. Bhanu Prasad, Division of Nephrology (Regina)
Do all Patients Benefit from Multidisciplinary Clinics?