Registrar & CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Dr. Douglas (Gus) Grant, AB, LLB, MD, CCFP, ICD.D, is the Registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and a leading medical regulator. He studied literature at Harvard and law at McGill University, as well as practiced in health law litigation before training in medicine at Dalhousie University. In addition to health law consulting, Dr. Grant has practiced medicine both in Canada and the United States. He is a longstanding board member for the Medical Council of Canada and has served as the past President of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada. Dr. Grant will provide critical insight into the mindset of the medical community, helping to navigate the complex structures of healthcare organizations, clinical rotations and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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A Clear Path Forward Must Exist for Those Who Can Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine and Those Who Cannot

In December 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two brands of the COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer and Moderna, for emergency use authorization. A third vaccine, made by Johnson and Johnson, received the same authorization in February 2021. With this authorization, and the ensuing nationwide vaccine rollout, millions of individuals across the nation...
Seasonal Influenza + COVID -19: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Address Now.

Seasonal Influenza + COVID -19: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Address Now.

In the first half of 2020, hospital leaders, physicians and other healthcare experts urgently mobilized their resources to meet the crisis of COVID-19. An even graver threat may lie just a few months away, however, if this year’s seasonal flu coincides with another wave of the pandemic. Hospitals across the nation have been brought to...
What exactly defines a fever?

What exactly defines a fever?

For the purposes of symptom screening, it is important to clearly establish what body temperature is considered abnormal and warrants further examination. While it is widely understood and accepted that a fever is a sign that the body is fighting infection or illness, there is no universal agreement among some state public health authorities of...
COVID-19 Threatens to Worsen Nursing Shortage

COVID-19 Threatens to Worsen Nursing Shortage.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our hospitals to see anyone entering their premises — whether patient, visitor, or staff — as a potential vector of infection. Their response has been impressive. Each day brings expansion of virtual services and other creative ways to deliver care safely. However, even with rigorous adherence to pre-screening, screening, personal...
Virtual Medicine

COVID 19: A Catalyst for Change in Health Care

It may seem too early to speak of silver linings, but it is easy to see how the changes forced on us by COVID-19 will make health care better. Crises accelerate history.   All involved in healthcare, from providers to patients, will leave this moment with a heightened sense of infectious disease, of the need for...

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Hand washing COVID-19

Washing your hands often is smart. Washing them correctly is even smarter.

One of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your co-workers is to wash your hands correctly.