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Dr. Alison Turnquist MD, CFPC Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine


Dr. Ali Turnquist was born and raised in Saskatoon, and continues to call it home after recently completing her EM year.  Current areas of interest include medical education, novel presentation methods and physician wellness. She holds a position with adult emergency medicine, a casual position in the pediatric emergency department and instructs ultrasound-guided anatomy, and medical simulation sessions.  When she is not working, she is usually travelling anywhere with an ocean or good food alongside her husband Braden.

MD – University of Saskatchewan 2013
CFPC – University of Saskatchewan 2015
CFPC – EM University of Saskatchewan 2016

Point-of-Care Ultrasound
EDE 1 Course – Independent practitioner and Instructor – 2016 to present
EDE 2 Course – April 2017
Echo Guided Life Support (EGLS) – Course completion 2016

Life Support
BLS/ACLS – Current
ATLS – Current
PALS – Current
NRP – Current

Selected Leadership

CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee 2016 – Present
Member responsible for assessing current practices and future directions of point-of-care ultrasound for family medicine and emergency medicine education

Behavioural Medicine Curriculum Development Committee 2013 - 2016
Developed the curriculum for the professionalism and resilience component of Behavioural Medicine teaching to Family Medicine residents.

Saskatchewan Medical Association Board Member 2011 – 2012

President, Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan 2010 - 2011


Ultrasound Guided Anatomy
Undergraduate medical education

Emergency Medical Simulation
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education

Clinical Skills Physical Exam
Undergraduate medical education

Selected Publications

The Role of Infographics in Presentation of Medical Literature 2016 – Present
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK and
Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, Holland, The Netherlands
Research in progress working with lead Dr. Lynsey Martin and supervisor Dr. Brent Thoma.

Ultrasound Imaging in Emergency Medicine 2015 - Present
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Submission to Western Emergency Department Operations Conference
Denton, C., Iradukunda, D., Trickovic, J., Turnquist, A., McKay, S., Olszynski, P.
Emergency Ultrasound Image Concordance and Appropriateness in the Saskatoon Health Region: A Quality Assurance Study. 2017

Methadone Handbook Development 2013 - 2016
Department of Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Participatory Action Research Project where handbook on Methadone use was developed. Published and in print through Saskatchewan. 
Turnquist, A, Pancyr, P. Development of a Methadone Handbook: The Patient’s Perspective. Canadian Society for Addictions Medicine Annual Conference. Banff, Alberta. 2015

Remote Securing of Medical Records 2011 - 2012
Department of Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
A device was developed which secures electronic medical records wirelessly through Bluetooth connection in a Dean-sponsored research project. Device is currently in process of being patented.

Vaccine Development 2007 – 2009
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Thompson, Alison et al. "Probiotic-Induced Priming of Innate Immunity to Protect Against Rotaviral Infection." Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 2.2 (2010).