CPD Leaders and Directors recognized for innovative research

The Faculty of Medicine’s CPD Leaders and Directors were recognized for their contribution to the field of Continuing Professional Development. Dr. Rene Wong, and Drs. Sanjeev Sockalingham, David Wiljer and their team were honoured at the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) conference held in May in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Rene Wong was the […]

First Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop coming to Canada

According to the Canadian Breast Surgery Innovations group (CBSI), Oncoplastic Surgery is currently under-represented in Canada due to its slow adoption. CBSI’s goal is to increase adoption through educating general and breast surgeons, as well as surgical oncologists about Oncoplastic techniques and skills through the Oncoplastic Partnership Workshop Series. Conference Chair Dr. Jeannie Richardson, one […]

Premier Refugee Health Conference Coming to Toronto

There are close to 1.2 million refugees around the world in critical need of resettlement due to conflict in their home country. The Government of Canada is working with private sponsors, non-governmental organizations and provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to assist them. As an example, more than 350 communities across the country have welcomed over […]

Interpersonal Psychotherapy in the 21st Century: Innovations, Challenges, and Discoveries

Relationships and their central importance in health and mental health are the focus of Interpersonal Psychotherapy – a time-limited evidence-supported treatment in consensus guidelines for many mental health conditions. For those interested in this area, the 7th biennial International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT) conference will be held in Toronto from June 14-17th, 2017. The […]

CPD Announces First Toronto Update on Lung Transplantation

CPD is pleased to announce the first Toronto Update on Lung Transplantation and Artificial Lung Support. The symposium will be held on June 1, 2017 at the MaRS Discovery District. Since the world’s first successful lung transplant performed at the Toronto General Hospital in 1983, lung transplants have saved patients’ lives and improved the quality […]

Safe Opioid Prescribing

Almost one in every five Canadians is suffering from chronic pain. Many try to manage with medication including opioids. However, statistics show that: In 2016, 914 people died in B.C. due to overdoses from illicit opioids, with another 50 to 80 deaths from prescription painkillers. In 2016, 343 people died in Alberta from an apparent […]

Diverse Community Gathering in April for Diabetes Update

The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Diabetes Update conference has been providing healthcare professionals information on the latest treatments for Diabetes over the past decades. The BBDC Diabetes Update 2017 conference will be held on April 21st at the Hilton Toronto Hotel. Conference Chair Dr. Rene Wong, lead for professional development at the BBDC, […]

MYGOALS: Gathering the Gynaecological Community

CPD is pleased and excited to announce the first annual Multi-Disciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Annual Lecture Series (MyGOALS) Program. The program will be held on March 31st at the Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto. Over the past year Program Directors, Drs. Taymaa May and Stephanie Lheureux from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, have been working with […]

Celebrating Excellence at CPD – 2015-2016 Award Winners

CPD has eight annual Awards in Continuing Education that recognize excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. This year seven awards were distributed. We are pleased to share the names and accomplishments of the 2015-2016 winners. Congratulations! Colin Woolf […]

ACPAC – A Decade of Innovation in Arthritis Care

In 10 years, the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program has seen its reach extend from coast to coast. The hybrid academic and clinical training program has received acclaim for preparing experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses to expand their respective practice roles in the diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis. […]

CPD’s New Registration System

CPD is excited to announce it is adopting a new registration system effective March 8th. The new system, Destiny One, is a learner-centric platform that was built from the ground up to serve the unique needs of non-traditional learners. The platform helps continuing education offices provide world-class customer service for programs and conferences through streamlining […]

Moving Forward: CPD 2016 Annual Report

2016 CPD Annual Report

We’re excited to share our new annual report for the 2016 academic year! This annual report presents CPD’s stories of leadership, innovations, scholarship and engagement with our community. Throughout 2016, we continued to work towards our vision of improving health through innovation in education. Some highlights include: Continued innovation through endeavours such as the Inaugural […]

Coordinated Response Required to Solve Opioid Crisis

It is undeniable that we are in the midst of a national opioid crisis. Canada is experiencing unprecedented increases in prescriptions for opioids and consequently the number of associated harms, including death. Thus, the need for improved opioid prescriber education – training that is comprehensive, rational and coordinated – is of paramount importance. The potential […]

Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Courtesy University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Author: Liam Mitchell Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In […]

All Eyes On the Future of Medicine

The Walter Wright Symposium has been around since before The Beatles came to America. Now in its 56th year, the event continues to uphold an old tradition of new discoveries. Though the symposium has served as a significant educational purpose in the past, its focus lies in present and upcoming innovations. The 2016 theme is […]

Conference to address kids’ skincare needs

Anyone who frequents social media pages and popular blogs will know that this past summer’s ongoing obsession was sun protection. A growing awareness of sun damage – in all of its forms – has led to a deeper concern among parents when it comes to the health of their little ones. And yet according to […]

Top Five Reasons to Attend a CPD Conference

CPD’s annual updates and meetings are forums where you can learn from the experts through presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Here are 5 reasons why you should attend. #5: You’re establishing a network. The Harvard Business review recently released an article entitled “How to Get the Most Out of a Conference”. It mentioned that one […]

Olympians on the importance of sleep

Every two years, the world’s eyes collectively turn to one event. It may be because the joining of countries across the globe for the pursuit of excellence is overwhelming, and because it is mesmerizing to watch Olympians as they control and manipulate their bodies in almost unbelievable ways. But in spite of the astounding ways […]

Why Every Firefighter Needs to Attend the Burn Symposium

By Bernice Halsband There is no doubt that liability ties into safety. For Fire Chiefs across the nation the race against modernity is an ongoing challenge. The staggering cost of injuries, both in monetary and time value, can be detrimental.Psychological scars represent a significant burden to the crews left behind when one of their own […]

Interactive workshop encourages good record-keeping

Interactive workshop encourages good record-keeping If healthcare is a body, then record keeping is the blood. It’s best when it’s not seen, and it is essential when it comes to keeping the whole system alive. But how does one effectively maintain records and ensure that they serve their ultimate purpose (being to benefit the patient)? […]

Innovative course addresses the opioid crisis

In 2007, Kelly Lanktree was prescribed Oxycontin for her pain following a knee injury. At age 27, she became addicted. “I had no idea they could be as addicting and powerful as they were,” she told the Globe and Mail. “Nobody’s really immune… it could be anybody.” Since the mid-90’s, an enormous boom in opioid […]

Dr. Monica Epelman: Radiology expert with a hands-on approach

Monica Epelman, MD, is passionate about getting the right diagnosis, and she’s spent her career in radiology finding ways to get to the bottom of every problem her little patients might face. Dr. Epelman originally intended to become a paediatrician, but decided to become a radiologist when she realized the role was “a natural fit” […]

Watch: About CPD

The Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office is a strategic partner in transforming healthcare in Ontario and beyond. Our mission is to improve the health of individuals and populations through the discovery, application and communication of knowledge. Over 380 courses and conferences are offered for health care professionals annually. They can learn about […]

Dr. Nicole S. Gibran: Encouraging recovery, both inside and out

Nicole S. Gibran, MD, FACS, is on a mission. She is dedicated not only to improving the lives of patients with burn injuries, but to ensuring that their interactions with the rest of the world are not plagued by shame or fear of judgement. According to Dr. Gibran, a typical narrative her patients at the […]

Indigenous Health Conference to bring clean water issues to light

Why have many Canadian reserves been under boil-water advisories for decades? Why is it that the West Moberly First Nations can’t eat the fish they catch without risking mercury poisoning? What can be done to put an end to this crisis? On May 27, a panel moderated by Dr. Faisal Moola from the David Suzuki […]

Dr. Abhimanyu Sud: Course director recognized for “unique and innovative program”

CPD would like to congratulate Dr. Abhimanyu Sud for winning the Department of Family and Community Education (DFCM) Award of Excellence in Development and Use of Innovative Instructional Methods. Dr. Sud earned the award as director of the Safe Opioid Prescribing course hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD, which was created […]

Stimulating Simulation Education

There is no denying that simulation-based training has revolutionized medical education. At U of T Medicine and across our affiliated teaching hospitals, we’re fortunate to have a broad range of simulation centres. We also use simulation extensively in the training we deliver in our MD and post-MD programs. Our learners get the opportunity to practice […]

Spotlight: Dr. Ashamalla

Dr. Shady Ashamalla

Shady Ashamalla, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is breaking ground in every way possible. Using his medical education from the University of Toronto, the surgical oncologist is shortening recovery times and spreading the word about revolutionary new techniques. Dr. Ashamalla currently serves as an assistant professor and surgeon educator at his alma mater, as well as the […]

DR. ANTONIO M. LACY: TEACHER OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS

INAUGURAL CANADIAN CONGRESS ON TRANSANAL TME

Antonio M. Lacy, MD, PhD, isn’t the kind to stick to a regular nine-to-five schedule and save teaching for the classroom. In fact, the chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona is anything but ordinary. Dr. Lacy has more on his plate than most, as he is also Professor of […]

Dr. Wayne A. Lee: Knocking out Orthopaedic Issues for 30 Years

Foot and Ankle

When you’re locked into a tough match and throwing punches with abandon, you want Wayne A. Lee, MD, by your side in the ring. An orthopaedic surgeon based in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Lee has been ringside for decades as a member of several advisory boards and commissions, including the American Association of Ringside Professional […]

CPD Award Winners Announced

CPD Awards 2014-2015

The results are in for the 2014-2015 CPD Awards! This year saw a wealth of fantastic nominations, and now we’re excited to share the names of the winners of our eight awards. The CPD Awards and Fellowships are given out annually to recognize excellent researchers, innovators, teams, and those who have shown a long-standing commitment […]

New Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Embolism Symposium

Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) can be a life-threatening condition. Far too many gaps exist in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism including: lack of awareness, incomplete diagnostic assessment, and inconsistent use of surgical and medical therapies, as noted by The Canadian Respiratory Guidelines. Immediate adequate treatment and ongoing medical professional education can greatly reduce the […]

Dr. Steven McCabe the spearhead of Canada’s first successful hand transplant

Photo of Hand Transplant Surgery

Dr. Steven McCabe, Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, recently led a team of eighteen surgeons as they performed Canada’s first successful hand transplant. The procedure, which took approximately fourteen hours, was conducted on a woman who lost her arm below the elbow several years ago in an accident. Dr. McCabe told […]

Get on the list!

CPD offers over 100 events and conferences annually for Healthcare professionals. At these events and conferences you can learn about innovations in your field, update your skills and network with colleagues. Ensure you don’t miss out on upcoming events by subscribing to the CPD mailing list. You can choose your area(s) of interest and receive […]

Leadership, Innovation and Community Engagement – CPD Annual Report 2014-2015

CPD Annual Report 2015

We’re excited to share our new annual report for the 2014-2015 academic year! This annual report presents CPD’s stories of leadership, innovations, scholarship and engagement with our community. Throughout 2015, we continued to work towards our vision of improving health through innovation in education. Some highlights include: Partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long […]

First International Cardiac Tumour Conference set for Next Month

When he reflects on the first time he witnessed and had to treat a cardiac tumour, Dr. Robert James (RJ) Cusimano rifles through his memory bank. “It was a long time ago,” he says, estimating that time frame to be well over 20 years. “It has been an evolution in cardiac surgery.” Considered a “rare” […]

Dr. Anna Banerji interviewed by the CBC about refugee children’s health

Dr Anna Banerji in Clinic

Continuing Professional Development’s own Dr. Anna Banerji was recently interviewed by the CBC about her work with refugee children, and identified some of the biggest health issues they face. “The big thing I see in probably fifty percent or more of the kids is dental decay,” Dr. Banerji told the CBC. “They have rotten teeth, […]

Dr. Jason Fischer: The Future of Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

Jason Fischer

Jason W.J. Fischer, MSc, MD, FACEP, found his passion for improving the paediatric stream of emergency healthcare during his emergency medicine residency in East Timor. There, he found more children than adults who were in need of his help. “Pediatric emergency medicine offers a unique challenge… emergencies are more sporadic and more unpredictable, [with] incredibly […]

U of T Doctors Fight Colon Cancer With top to Bottom Campaign

Zane Cohen

The campaign is underway. On October 13th, Colon Cancer Canada’s Top to Bottom launched for it’s fourth annual year. 40 Canadian doctors are part of the current campaign including several faculty members from the University of Toronto. Team Toronto is comprised of faculty members from the division of General Surgery including Dr. Shady Ashamalla, Dr. […]

Top Five Reasons to Attend a CPD conference

CPD’s annual updates and meetings are forums where you can learn from the experts through presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Here are 5 reasons why you should attend. #5: You’re establishing a network. The Harvard Business review recently released an article entitled “How to Get the Most Out of a Conference”. It mentioned that one […]

Dr. Anju Anand: “@thelungdr”

Dr. Anju Anand (known by her Twitter followers as @thelungdr) is a graduate of the UofT Faculty of Medicine and a leader in medical communications. A recent Canadian Medical Association survey identified those in the field of respirology as least likely to use social media. Dr. Anand, a respirologist and sleep medicine doctor, is breaking […]

10th Annual Day in Respirology

The 10th Annual Day in Respirology is just around the corner! On Friday, November 27, 2015, experts in the field of respirology will be gathering at the Westin Prince Hotel to discuss everything from asthma to COPD to bronchiectasis. Participants will develop their knowledge and skills as they learn from the very best. The conference […]

2015 Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference (AMEE)

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

Early this September, a group from Continuing Professional Development crossed the Atlantic to attend the Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference (AMEE). There, Jane Tipping, MADEd, witnessed her labour of love hit its third year. Five years ago, seeing a need for greater concentration on ongoing accreditation courses, Ms. Tipping formally proposed that a […]

CPD Awards 2014-2015: Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Professional Development Awards. Members of the Faculty of Medicine community can now nominate their colleagues from their respective departments for awards of excellence for the 2014-2015 academic year. The awards recognize extraordinary members of the University of Toronto faculty who are internationally […]

Professor Peter Slinger named Chair of the CPD Committee of Faculty Council

The Continuing Professional Development committee is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Slinger from the Department of Anesthesia has agreed to take up the role as our Chair of the CPD Committee of Faculty Council beginning this fall. In addition to his teaching role at the University of Toronto, Professor Slinger serves as an anaesthesiologist […]

CPD Program Receives Royal College Provider Innovation Award

CPD is proud to announce that the Continuing Education Leadership Program (CELP) is one of three recipients for the 2014 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Awards. CELP is a faculty development certificate program designed to meet the needs of individuals who are interested in promoting excellence, innovation, change, and scholarship in continuing education initiatives […]

CPD Registrants from around the globe

There are no borders or boundaries to sharing knowledge. Every year, CPD events bring participants from around the world together for professional development. Continuing education is an opportunity to build relationships and camaraderie with fellow professionals looking to maintain and advance their knowledge and skills through innovative accredited educational programs at University of Toronto. World […]

Upcoming CPD Surgery Events

Enhance your skills and practice through this exciting lineup of CPD events presented by the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery. View Surgery Events

Innovation + Education Showcase 3D Simulation Training Tool

On Wednesday March 11, 2015, the Innovations + Education (i+e) Office at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto hosted the latest in a series of seminars showcasing cutting-edge tools and technologies that enable new ways of creating, presenting, and distributing educational content. Body Interact™ is a 3D e-Health medical training simulation tool that accelerates […]

Dr Pamela Anne Catton: November 28, 1953-December 23, 2014

As many of you may know, our community lost a great leader and supporter of continuing professional development with the passing of Dr. Pamela Anne Catton on December 23, 2014 We had the privilege of working with Dr. Catton as the Event Director for multiple events that spanned over 20 years. Image Guided Radiation Therapy […]

Continuing the Transformation at CPD: Annual Report 2013-2014

Over the past academic year, CPD has worked towards our vision of international leadership in improving health through innovation in CPD research and education. We have followed our strategic and academic business plans and continue to position CPD as the ideal partner in transforming healthcare in Ontario and beyond. A major milestone this year was […]

Every end has a new beginning

Over the past 4 years, the CPD Research Office has enjoyed significant success and productivity under the leadership of Dr. Simon Kitto. Nonetheless, it is with mixed emotions that I inform the CPD community that Dr. Simon Kitto will be leaving CPD to join the newly formed Department of Innovation in Medical Education as a […]

The simulation paradigm shift: The growth of simulation in health professions education and CPD

A recorded interprofessional simulation featuring a standardized patient

Simulation-based education is contributing to a major paradigm shift in health professions education and continuing professional development (CPD). An experiential form of learning that replicates real-world scenarios, SIM-based education is now widely used in Ontario’s medical and nursing schools. It is employed as an important quality improvement tool in the clinical setting, to better prepare […]

2013-2014 Continuing Professional Development CE Awards

We invite the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine community to nominate members of their Departments for consideration of an award for excellence in Continuing Professional Development, for the academic year 2013-2014. The eight awards below provide an opportunity for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine faculty to be recognized for their outstanding achievement […]

2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition – December 4-5 | Toronto

The annual Ontario Simulation Exposition (SIM Expo) is Canada’s largest healthcare simulation event. The 2014 SIM Expo is the ideal venue to connect with leaders in the growing field of SIM-based CPD. Read more at www.sim-one.ca/events/simone-expo

SIM-one/IDEAS/CPSI Simulation Launches its 2014 Program for Safety & Quality Improvement

SIM-one in collaboration with the Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) program and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) launches its 2014 program focused on advancing the use of simulation for quality and safety improvement in Ontario hospitals and other healthcare delivery agencies. Information on goals, funding, eligibility criteria and the application process is […]

Medical Psychiatry Alliance Announcement

On Monday September 29, Trillium, CAMH, FOM and SickKids are announcing several developments with the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. The attached memo explains a bit about the Alliance, a first-of-its-kind partnership launched this year to benefit patients with physical and psychiatric illnesses and unexplained symptoms. The appointment of Dr. Benoit Mulsant as Executive Director. The formation […]

CPD Welcomes Trevor Cuddy!

“Life is short!” – Trevor Cuddy Meet Trevor Cuddy. Starting Monday, September 29, 2014, Trevor will take on the role of Director of the CPD Portfolio. His duties will be divided between the Standardized Patient Program and CPD. Trevor brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience in various roles at educational institutions including […]

Perspectives in Competency Assessment: Exploring excellence, from theory to practice (February 5, 2015)

Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) presents a day-long program features engaging discussions in competency assessment. Exploring theories, challenges and future trends through different lenses for an enriching day of interprofessional learning and development. February 5, 2015. More information and Registration

Dr. Anna Banerji: From Calcutta to Iqaluit

Dr. Banerji in Malawi, 2009

Written by Tristan Bronca on August 31, 2014 A vocation born on a bridge in India leads Dr. Anna Banerji to the Canadian Arctic In 2009, word got out that Dr. Banerji would open a small clinic in a village in Malawi and 300 people lined up to meet her. “I saw 200 kids that […]

Dedication, Passion & Longevity: 25 Years of Service

Arriving at any milestone is an achievement of dedication, passion and longevity. On May 7, 2014, the University of Toronto celebrated Long Service Awards of employees who have worked for 25, 35, and 40 years at the school. Two of our colleagues celebrated 25 years each of service at the University: Vashty Hawkins and Karma […]

Celebrating the Achievements of Those Providing Excellence in Continuing Education

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the Continuing Education Awards Adjudication Committee presented recipients with their awards for excellence in CE during the 2014 Faculty of Medicine Education Achievement Celebration at Hart House (The Great Hall), University of Toronto. CPD congratulates all the Continuing Education Award winners on their recognized achievement in providing top quality education […]

CPD Announces 2012-2013 CE Award Winners

The Continuing Education Awards Adjudication Committee has selected the following nominees as award recipients for this past academic year (2012-2013): Colin R. Woolf Award for Excellence in Course Coordination David Jaffray, Pamela Catton and Nicole Harnett (Department of Radiation Oncology) for developing a broad interprofessional curriculum in radiation oncology (Princess Margaret Hospital Accelerated Education Program) […]

CPD Website Transformation – A Note From the Vice Dean

Welcome to our new home. This transformation of the CPD site is part of our closer alignment to the University of Toronto brand and reputation and highlights our recent name change to Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine. More importantly, we’ve used this opportunity to refresh our website with content, design and feature technology adapted […]

CPD launches Canada’s First Indigenous Health Conference

This inaugural conference, created and chaired by Dr. Anna Banerji, Director of Global and Indigenous Health at CPD, is unique as it brings together the voices and direction of Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) with the conference committee, a majority of whom are Indigenous healthcare providers. As well, all our plenary speakers and […]

How a Walk in the Woods is Changing Nursing CPD

On February 7th and 8th, Dr. Simon Kitto and Rachel Grant facilitated a “Walk in the Woods” workshop with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to move continuing nursing education from a time-based to a competence-based approach. A competence-based approach would shift the focus to validating the functional capability of nurses rather than the amount […]

CACME Report on CPD Available Now

In the spring of 2013, the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) conducted a survey visit of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The Committee identified the following strengths at CPD: The support provided by the dean. Highly educated and committed professional staff. Clear strategic plan with well-defined milestones monitored at six month intervals. Continuous […]

Submitted post: New and Emerging Academic Leaders Program – Accepting Applications

The goal of the New and Emerging Academic Leaders (NEAL) program is to foster a productive, visionary and collaborative academic leader in the Academic Health Science System. Participants will become members of a community of leaders who have the mindsets and capabilities to successfully run their division, research, education or other academic unit and help […]

New Year – New Name

Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) has been undergoing some important changes over the last year, all of which are reflected in our new name and signature.  Going forward CEPD will now be called CPD – Continuing Professional Development. The signature also clearly identifies us as part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University […]

Dr. Banerji Presents to Visiting Physicians from China

Last month, CPD’s Director of Global and Indigenous Health, Dr. Anna Banerji made a presentation to a group of twenty visiting physicians from China. Here she shares her experience of meeting with these delegates and sharing with them her background working in the Arctic and with Canada’s Indigenous people. “On Oct 30th approximately 20 doctors […]

CPD Says Goodbye to Esteemed Colleague

CEPD is bidding a fond farewell to Education Consultant, Accreditation, Jessica Black, who has accepted a new position as the CPD Accreditation Manager at The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). In her role here, she advised directors of continuing education and faculty members in the design, planning, development, accreditation and evaluation of specific […]

Notes from Ethiopia

CEPD’s Director of Global and Indigenous Health, Dr. Anna Banerji, visited Ethiopia this month as part of a University of Toronto needs assessment venture. Here she shares her experience visiting with Continuing Education (CE) in mind. “I had the pleasure of accompanying Dr. Claire Pain, five psychiatrists, and one psychiatry resident for a needs assessment […]

Innovative Programing in the Spotlight

CEPD is gaining national and international recognition for its innovative programing. Medical Record-Keeping, Safe Opioid Prescribing, and Practice Skills in Primary Care are three series of courses that have been developed in-house and are achieving prominence. Medical Record-Keeping is a one-day interactive workshop that is recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario […]

CPD Director of Research to present at University of Leicester

CEPD Director of Research, Dr. Simon Kitto will be presenting today, Monday, September 16th, at the University of Leicester (UofL), UK in a workshop that is bringing together all UofL Interprofessional Education (IPE) leads. “I’m pleased to be presenting at such a reputable institution,” Dr. Kitto says. “I will be emphasising the importance of theoretically […]

Call for Nominations – Continuing Education Research and Development Internal Grants

CEPD is now gathering nominations for the Fall 2013 Continuing Education Research and Development Internal Grants. Since 1997, these grants have been offered three times per year to support projects (up to $5,000.00) that relate to the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of continuing education for healthcare professionals. For example, needs assessment and methods of […]

Getting started with your first CEPD Event: Obtaining Credits

CEPD events start with great ideas and enthusiastic faculty. But every great idea needs to be reviewed to ensure educational integrity and to ensure that participants are eligible for credits for the time they spend learning. That is part of what happens during the process called Accreditation. Accreditation is one of the important first steps […]

Inspiring an Academic Business Plan – The Building Blocks We’ve Used

Since starting my time here as Vice Dean, I have furthered CEPD’s business development and have developed an annual formal academic business plan. Two long-term goals of these plans are to foster growth and to increase engagement with all departments in the Faculty of Medicine. A book I found at a Harvard bookstore called Business Model […]

CEPD Research Team Members to Present at AMEE Conference

Director of CEPD Research, Dr. Simon Kitto (@DrSimonKitto), and Research Associate and graduate student Joanne Goldman, will be involved in the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference this week in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Kitto will be a part of a pre-conference workshop on Sunday, August 25th entitled “Using theory in medical education […]

CEPD Research is Growing!

Building on strategic directions to advance research, innovation and scholarship in Continuing Education, foster and imbed quality improvement (QI) and further develop Continuing Interprofessional Education (CIPE), CEPD’s Research division has embarked on a rapid expansion. Led by Director, Dr. Simon Kitto, CEPD Research has recruited five new members over the past academic year. Please join […]

Arnold M. Noyek Appointed to the Order of Canada

CEPD would like to congratulate Dr. Arnold Noyek on being appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours established to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Dr. Noyek was cited for his dedication to helping those with hearing loss and […]

Dr. Ian Witterick Honoured with CSO-HNS Award for Educational Excellence

CEPD would like to congratulate Dr. Ian Witterick on receiving The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s Award for Educational Excellence at the society’s 67th Annual Meeting held June 2-4, 2013, in Banff, Alberta. The Educational Excellence award honours an individual who has made a significant impact in the area of medical education at […]

CEPD Acknowledges CE Directors and Peer Reviewers

As completion of the 2012-2013 academic year draws near, CEPD would like to thank all of our CE Directors and peer reviewers for their ongoing support and commitment to ensuring the quality and credibility of University of Toronto accredited continuing education programs. It is their invaluable advice and insightful contributions that assist our broad range […]

U of T’s Competency-Based Education Training Workshop First in Canada

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 the University of Toronto’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery presented “A Practical Approach to Competency-Based Education in Your Residency Training Program: From Concept to Implementation” – the first workshop of its kind to be offered in Canada, introducing a new model for teaching and assessing resident trainees for competency. Led by Dr. […]

David Price Webinar

CEPD Welcomes Visiting Speaker Dr. David Price

The CEPD Research team will be hosting Dr. David Price, the National CPD Director for Kaiser Permanente, Colorado, USA from May 6-8, 2013 in Toronto for a series of interactive activities and engagement with colleagues in the CE community. Kaiser Permanente is a working partnership of two organizations: the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (serving more than […]

CERD Internal Grant Awards – Spring 2013 Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who is conducting an innovative needs assessment or using new methods of evaluation to measure the impact of continuing education activities on health professionals’ competence or behaviour? They may be eligible for a Continuing Education and Research Development (CERD) Award! CEPD is now seeking nominations for the Spring 2013 CERD Awards. […]

CEPD Education Consultant & QI Team Land Award for Excellence

Kate Hodgson, one of CEPD’s Education Consultants, has been awarded the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s 2012-2013 Excellence in Continuing Education Award along with fellow Quality Improvement Program Faculty Development group members Margaret Bucknam, Yee-Ling Chang, Phil Ellison, Alan Monavvari, Trish O’Brien, Jamie Read, Mary Kay Whittaker and Brian Wong. The Excellence in Continuing […]

TED is coming to CEPD!

This April, for the first time ever, CEPD will be hosting a live simulcast of the TEDMED Talks direct from the John F. Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC and opening the event to the general public. CEPD invites anyone with an interest in health and medicine and a passion for learning to come by and […]

10 Tips to Becoming a Better Presenter

Looking for ways to refine your presentation and public speaking skills? CEPD Education Consultant, Jane Tipping, recommends the following video produced by Virtual Studio TV to ensure delivery of a winning presentation. “Presenting & Public Speaking Tips – How to Improve Skills & Confidence” outlines how to engage your audience, appear confident and get your […]

CEPD Prepares for CACME Accreditation Review

CEPD is preparing for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) Review on March 21-22, 2013. The two-day schedule includes meetings with the Faculty of Medicine Dean and Vice Deans, CEPD Executive, Department Chairs, CE Faculty Council, CE Directors and Leaders, Research in Continuing Education (RICE) Committee […]

2011-2012 CE Award Winners Announced

The Continuing Education Awards Adjudication Committee has selected the following nominees as award recipients for this past academic year (2011-2012): Colin R. Woolf Award for Excellence in Course Coordination:  Dr. Al Chiodo (Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology), for “Otolaryngology Update” Colin R. Woolf Award for Long-Term Contributions to Continuing Education: Dr. Mary Bell (Associate Professor, Department of Medicine) […]

Announcement from the Vice Dean: Welcome Dr. Suzan Schneeweiss

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Suzan Schneeweiss as Academic Director for Continuing Education and Professional Development. Dr. Schneeweiss is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics and an Emergency Paediatrician at The Hospital for Sick Children. She has been Director for Continuing Education for the Department of Paediatrics for the past […]

Course Directors Catch the Wave on Promotion

CEPD has commenced a new initiative encouraging Course Directors to reach out directly to potential registrants about their upcoming events through video promotion on YouTube. Dr. Andy Smith, Course Director for the Update in General Surgery – Annual Course for Practising Surgeons, is the first to engage in this novel way of communicating directly to […]

CEPD Activity Report – Partners in Transforming Health Care in Ontario

In anticipation of CEPD’s CACME Accreditation Review taking place on March 21st and 22nd, the office has put together an infographic highlighting our key areas of activity over the past five years (2008-2012). We present CEPD by numbers: 1,114  – Accredited Events. CEPD is building upon a reputation of excellence in education. The University of […]

Top 5 Tips When You Can’t Find Your Ideal Meeting Space

The city of Toronto is busier than ever, and while that’s excellent news for local business, it has created a hurdle for those looking for meeting space. Most of CEPD’s events are held in Toronto’s downtown core where space is at a premium. With an increasing number of courses and events being planned each year, […]

Wishing You a Safe and Happy Holiday

The University of Toronto, including CEPD, will be closed for the holidays as of Monday, December 24th, 2012. We will reopen on January 7th, 2013 and messages will be responded to at that time. From all of us at CEPD, we wish you festive tidings for this holiday season and look forward to working with […]

CEPD Celebrates 30 Years!

CEPD’s 2011-2012 Annual Report is now available online and  marks the occasion of our 30th anniversary. Click on the following link to read about CEPD and the Faculty of Medicine’s departmental CE activities, initiatives and scholarship over the past academic year. Download Annual Report In celebration of this benchmark, we have created an online history […]

CEPD’s Blog Optimized for Mobile Use

“CEPD Connect” has recently been optimized for mobile use. Now readers can easily access blog posts on their mobile devices without text or images being distorted. Posts range in content from event activities, office initiatives and research news to profiles on faculty members and other health professionals. CEPD has been increasingly integrating mobile technology into […]

New Workshop Fills Practice Gap

Medical Record-Keeping, a new workshop offered by CEPD, has been getting positive feedback and a general consensus from participants that it fills a gap in their practice. Medical Record-Keeping: Developing Approaches for Good Record-Keeping, is a one-day interactive workshop that uses case based learning, peer assessment exercises, and training on practice tools to help physicians […]

Paper-Less Registration Countdown

As a part of CEPD’s Green Initiatives, event registration is going completely online. As of June 30, 2013, faxed and mailed registration forms will no longer be accepted. CEPD has been implementing green strategies in event planning and office work for the past several years. From eliminating water bottles and disposables at conferences to reducing […]

CFPR Program for Family Physicians Highly Regarded

CEPD’s Comprehensive Family Practice Review (CFPR) program has been getting glowing reports from participants and has been well received by The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). The CPSO highlighted the popularity of the CFPR program in their Council Update online newsletter and acknowledged its uniqueness, being the first of its kind in […]

CEPD Welcomes Research Team

Dr. Simon Kitto, Director of Research and his research team have relocated to the CEPD office space at 500 University Avenue from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital and The Wilson Centre. Welcome Dr. Simon Kitto, Joanne Goldman, Jennifer Peller, and Paula Rowland.  Welcome as well to Laure Perrier, who is […]

$2.1 Million Research Grant Secured for ICU Study

Dr. Simon Kitto is a Co-Principal investigator along with Professor Scott Reeves in a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded study entitled “Intensive Care Unit Team-Based Care Diagnostic” based at the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The project is a multicentre study of intensive care units (ICU) led […]

Focus Group Design for Medical Education Webinar

On September 26, 2012 Jane Tipping, one of CEPD’s Education Consultants, and Dr. Lee Manchul, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, will be presenting a webinar on How to Design and Facilitate Focus Groups for Medical Educational Program Development, Evaluation and Research as part of a MedEdWorld Webinars series that provides online […]

Social Media in Medicine

Social Media has changed the way the world conducts business, shares information and connects. It has greatly impacted the healthcare industry with many hospitals and medical professionals now using sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to engage the public, spread awareness, educate, share resources, fundraise and even recruit personnel. The University Health Network, […]

CEPD’s Olympic Connection

CEPD’s Olympic connection goes beyond our support for Canada’s athletes. One of our Course Directors, Dr. Julia Alleyne, is serving as the Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic team at the 2012 London Summer Games. Dr. Alleyne was awarded the CEPD 2009-2010 Colin R. Woolf Award for Excellence in Course Coordination for her 5 Weekend […]

End-of-Life Care at the Forefront

End-of-life care is a difficult, but necessary, topic of discussion for families and physicians alike. The challenges doctors face in broaching this subject with patients and their families was the focus of a recent article written by Carly Weeks in The Globe and Mail. The article discusses the ‘growing push among members of the medical […]

CEPD Adds to Roster of Awards & Fellowships

Continuing Education and Professional Development has added two new awards to its roster of Awards and Fellowships bestowed in Continuing Education: The Ivan Silver Award for innovation in CEPD recognizes an innovative CEPD initiative that demonstrates an effect on health professional performance or health outcomes. The award is named for CEPD’s last Vice Dean, Dr. […]

MOHLTC Assistant Deputy Minister Speaks on Future Directions and Role of CPD Professionals in Transforming Health Care

Suzanne McGurn, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Human Resources Strategy Division for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care addressed our CE Directors, Leaders and Administrators group June 7th at a meeting celebrating the completion of the academic year. She spoke on the Ministry’s future directions and the role of CPD professionals in transforming health care. […]

CEPD Research Activity at The Nobel Forum

Dr. Simon Kitto, Director of Research at the Office of CEPD served as an organizer, speaker, facilitator and moderator for the “Future Learning Environments – How Space Impacts on Learning” international, invitation-only conference held last week, June 3-5, 2012 at The Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Organized by the Karolinska Institutet in collaboration […]

CME Congress 2012 a Grand Success

Dr. Ivan Silver runs through the crowd as Idea Man! The University of Toronto and the Office of CEPD had the pleasure of hosting over 525 international Continuing Medical Education professionals last week. Attendees came from all over the globe to share practices and ideas on “Innovations in Learning and Assessment of Health Professionals” at […]

International Leadership in Improving Health through Innovation in Continuing Education and Research

Integration, Innovation, and Impact in CEPD ( I3 CEPD) I am very excited and honoured to be the next Vice Dean of Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD).  I know that I have big shoes to fill when I think of the important accomplishments made by my predecessor Dr. Ivan Silver.  We are all very […]

CEPD ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACCOLADES

Professor Dimitri Anastakis Appointed New Vice Dean of CEPD Congratulations Dimitri on your appointment as the new Vice Dean of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2012! Dimitri has been with the Office of CEPD since July 2011, first as Acting Vice Dean and subsequently Interim […]

Dr. Ian Witterick Appointed Chair of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

The Office of CEPD would like to congratulate Dr. Ian Witterick on being appointed the new Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, commencing a five-year term July 1, 2012. Dr. Witterick’s steadfast commitment to continuing education has been demonstrated by the extensive list of leadership […]

Updated – Faculty / Planning Committee Disclosure Policy & Declaration Form

The Office of CEPD, Faculty of Medicine has updated its Disclosure Policy and Declaration Form to reflect changes recently introduced in its new Policy on Sponsorship from Commercial Sources of University of Toronto Accredited Continuing Education Activities. Faculty and Planning Committees are now expected to identify and fully disclose any potential conflicts of interest covering relevant relationships […]

Dr. Ivan Silver Receives President’s Teaching Award

The Office of CEPD would like to congratulate our former Vice Dean, Dr. Ivan Silver, on being awarded the President’s Teaching Award for 2011–2012. Dr. Silver is one of three recipients of the award, which is considered the highest honour for teaching at the University of Toronto. Award winners join U of T’s Teaching Academy, […]

Dr. Thomas Waddell Leads Successful Double Lung Transplant

On Friday, April 6, Dr. Thomas Waddell, Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at UHN led the team at Toronto General Hospital in a successful double lung transplant surgery. The recipient of the new lungs, Hélène Campbell, is a 20-year-old woman from Ottawa whose heroic advocacy of organ donation garnered attention from celebrities such as […]

“A Fine Balance” Success

The Office of CEPD, Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Office of CPD, Faculty of Pharmacy, recently hosted a local workshop specifically tailored for women working in the healthcare professions. Previously known as “Lighten Up”, the inaugural workshop was held last April at The Millcroft Inn in Alton, Ontario. Thirty-four women from a variety of […]

March is Myeloma Awareness Month

The International Myeloma Foundation says March stands for Myeloma Advocates support Research and look forward to a Cure with never ending Hope.  This weekend may see the end of Myeloma Awareness Month, but the awareness and education doesn’t have to end. Join us on Friday, June 15, 2012 for the Princess Margaret Hospital Multiple Myeloma […]

Welcome to our new Graphics Coordinator

The Office of CEPD is pleased to welcome a new member to our team! Teresinha Costa started this month as Graphics Coordinator and is busy working on materials for our spring and fall courses. Teresinha may be new to our office, but already has a relationship with the University of Toronto. She volunteers at the […]

Office of CEPD Featured in MedEmail

Health education as a lifelong commitment and staying current with best practices was the focus of the Dean of Medicine’s message in yesterday’s MedEmail. This is the Office of CEPD’s primary objective and we take pride in being the largest provider of continuing education and professional development for healthcare practitioners in Canada. To read Dean Whiteside’s […]

CEPD Blog Officially Named

“CEPD Connect” is our blog’s official name! Thank you to everyone who participated in our blog-naming contest. We received so many quality suggestions that it was difficult to narrow it down to just one. The name that was chosen is a reflection of the blog’s purpose and mission – to share information and stay CONNECTED […]

CEPD Launches New Website!

The Office of CEPD is proud to announce the launch of our redesigned website.  This new layout has simplified our pertinent information into easily accessible dropdown menus along the top of the page, making navigation straightforward and quick. At the bottom of the page is a News & Highlights section where updates and large-scale events […]

New Commercial Sponsorship Policy in Effect for U of T Accredited CE Activities

The Office of CEPD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto has just released its new policy pertaining to the support of continuing education activities or resources by commercial sponsors effective March 1, 2012. Click here to view new policy approved by Faculty CE Committee and Faculty Council.

The 500 Landmark

This week the Office of CEPD’s Twitter account reached over 500 followers! This has been a goal of ours since we first introduced Twitter to the office. Thank you to everyone who follows @uoftcepd and connects with us through this real time medium. Being able to receive feedback and questions about our courses and share […]

Celebrating 30 Years at U of T

The Office of CEPD congratulates Nancy Bush on her 30th anniversary at U of T.  Nancy began her University career in 1982, in the Department of Information Services where the U of T Magazine and The Bulletin were produced.  The Department changed names a few times and it was the Department of Public Affairs when […]

Advancements in Green Technology

The Office of CEPD has been working hard over the past few years to implement greener technologies in the management of our events. We’ve gone from printing and mailing all our brochures to sending most of them via email, a more cost effective and efficient way to share program details without wasting paper.  We also […]

In the News: A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance: A Workshop for Women in the Healthcare Professions, a program recently developed and offered by the Office of CEPD, shares the spotlight this month with an article written about it on www.CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca. Download the attached PDF to view or login to the network if already a member. The story includes interviews with […]

In the News!

The Office of CEPD congratulates Dr. Anna Banerji on being named to the Order of Ontario in recognition of her outstanding work and achievement in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases and respiratory diseases in Inuit children. She is founding Course Director for the Canadian Refugee Health Conference and is currently planning a North […]

Researcher Profile: Dr. Lee Manchul

Lee Manchul, MD, MHPE, FRCPC is a Radiation Oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital. She received her Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the subject of her research thesis was the interprofessional education needs of the radiation oncology team. She has a strong […]

Festive Tidings and All the Best for the New Year!

The University of Toronto, including the Office of CEPD, will be closed for the holidays as of December 21, 2011 and will reopen on January 2, 2012. From all of us at CEPD, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to working with you in the New Year.

Welcome to the New CEPD Blog

The Office of CEPD has decided to move forward with a new communication strategy in order to better interact with the broader CE community. Our BeBo™ (Better Education. Better Outcomes) quarterly newsletter will now be replaced with a more dynamic blog format to regularly highlight all of the CE news from the greater department and […]

Annual Report 2010-2011

The 2010-11 Annual Report is now available online at: http://annualreport.cepdtoronto.ca/ The report covers an eventful year of strategic planning activities, exciting program and technical innovations and continued proliferation of CE research and publications. We are extremely grateful for the contributions of the many course directors, CE department directors, CE department and hospital administrators, staff of […]

Office of CEPD Recognition of Achievement

The Office of CEPD is very pleased to have received two prestigious awards for our web based Event Management System (EvMS). The office is honoured to be a recipient for the 2011 Excellence Through Innovation Award from the University of Toronto. This team award is for the development, implementation and management of an integrated online […]

Interim Vice Dean

The Office of CEPD continues to grow and change. Dr. Ivan Silver has resigned as Vice Dean, CEPD effective November 30, 2011. Ivan has been appointed to the inaugural position of Vice President, Education for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as of December 1, 2011. We will miss Ivan around the office and […]

New Strategic Plan

Throughout this academic year, Dr. Jamie Meuser (Department of Family and Community Medicine) acted as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. The Strategic Planning Committee created six working groups representing the following thematic areas: Best Practices and Faculty Development Quality Improvement in CE Research and Scholarship Practice Based Education Public and Patient Education Entrepreneurship […]

Letter from the CEPD Team

Welcome to the Summer edition of Bebo. Despite the sunny weather, the Office of CEPD is still hard at work planning for Spring 2012 courses and keeping busy accrediting and managing registration for Fall 2011. There have been some changes in the past season. As of this month our Vice Dean, Dr. Ivan Silver, will […]

The Education Consultants – Planning Multiple Educational Approaches or Formats

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are available in many different formats including large-group learning at conferences or seminars; small-group learning during courses or workshops; skills development during laboratories; distance-education through websites, video or tele-conferencing; reading journals, texts, or electronic publications; watching and listening to DVDs, videos, or on-line presentations; consultation with colleagues and content experts; […]

CEPD’s New Information Systems

Developments in CEPD’s information technology have grown substantially in the past year. The integrated events management and registration system (EvMS) has been transformed into a cloud application which is being marketed to other Canadian CE departments. It’s now in use by other Faculties of Medicine in Canada, including the University of Toronto, who work collaboratively […]

The Education Consultants – Evaluating Your Evaluations: A Practical Guide

Kate Hodgson and Jane Tipping, our Education Consultants, are here to help you develop your CE curriculum. Their suggestion for Winter is Evaluating Your Evaluations: A Practical Guide featured in Volume 4, Number 3 of The Journal of Outcomes in Measurement in Continuing Healthcare Education out in September 2010. To learn more read on! The […]

Maintenance of Certification Program Revision

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program is being revised and the new program will take effect April 1, 2011. The new streamlined program is based on feedback from its members to simplify the documentation process and focus on essential elements that support reflection on learning and the […]

Annual Report 2009-2010

Introducing our second Annual Report! This initiative will outline the growth we’ve gone through over the past year. Many thanks to all the people throughout the Faculty of Medicine for contributing to the Annual Report. Follow the link to check out what we’ve accomplished over the past year: http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/2009-2010-Report

Sandra Gauci

Sandra hasn’t always been an event planner. “I went from working as an executive assistant, where I organized some events, and then changed career paths,” says Sandra, our newest event planner on how she came to be apart of the CEPD team. This may be Sandra’s first year in the field of event planning, but […]

Dr. Jennifer Jones

Dr. Jennifer Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and serves as the Vice-Chair of the University of Toronto Health Sciences II Research Ethics Board. In 2009, she was appointed the Director of Research for the newly developed Cancer Survivorship Program at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and has been a Research Associate […]

Winter 2011: Letter from the Vice Dean

Happy New Year from all of us at CEPD! We hope you had a restful and rejuvenating holiday and are looking forward to new challenges in the New Year. As some of you know, I took some medical leave in October-December to have elective hand surgery. Thanks to many of you for your good wishes […]

The Education Consultants – Measuring Learners’ Outcomes

Kate Hodgson and Jane Tipping, our Education Consultants, are here to help you develop your CE curriculum. Their suggestion for Fall is Measuring Learners’ Outcomes. To learn more read on! Traditionally, the outcome evaluation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs has stalled at evaluating the participants satisfaction of the program […]

New Green Initiatives

The Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development believes in better education for better outcomes, but we also believe that better education can be conducted in a green manner so that there are better outcomes for the planet as well. By choosing a greener way to register or plan your event you are helping us […]

Natalie Halsband

“I know that FedEx does send coffins,” states Natalie. After 16 years as an event planner, Natalie Halsband has learned from a gauntlet of varying experiences. From riding in elevators with Prime Ministers to getting coffins from FedEx, she’s done it all. Natalie started out as an event planner when she was 19 years old […]

Dr Simon Kitto

Dr Simon Kitto recently arrived from the Department of Surgery, Monash University, Australia and is a medical sociologist specializing in qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies. In his previous position he (co)-lead education research projects at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education levels. His research was informed by a knowledge translation and interprofessionalism focus operationalised through […]

Fall 2010 Letter from the Vice Dean

Welcome to the Fall issue of Bebo. Fall always reminds me of heading back to school and writing that quintessential “what I did last summer” essay. I hope that everyone had time to rest and recuperate this summer. I had a chance to take my family to New York, go to a medical school reunion […]

The Education Consultants – Quick Tip: Planning Committee

Kate Hodgson and Jane Tipping, our Education Consultants, are here to help you develop your CE curriculum. Their Quick Tip for this issue is about forming a Planning Committee. To learn more read on!

Best Poster Award

Mary Jane Salpeter’s poster entitled Internal Audit of CME Programs and Process Review of a Continuing Education and Professional Development Office was given the Best Poster Award at CACHE. Our very own Kate Hodgson consulted on it and Mary Bell collaborated as well. The poster was a quality assurance report on our CEPD Office and […]

Dr Scott Reeves

Dr Scott Reeves is the Director of Research at the Centre for Faculty Development, St. Michael’s Hospital, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital and at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal […]

Jan Spencer

“Oh hell, I don’t remember!” Jan Spencer exclaims when asked how long she’s been an event planner. “I’ve always worked in the Faculty of Medicine and the opportunity came up. It was part time and they approached me, so I jumped at the opportunity.” Jan has worked as an event planner at the Office of […]

Summer 2010 Letter from the Vice Dean

Welcome to the summer issue of Bebo. We hope that everyone will find the time to take some time off and take care of themselves and their families. Over the spring, Susan Rock, Kate Hodgson, Jane Tipping and I met with all of the Clinical Department Chairs and their continuing education and professional development directors. […]

The Education Consultants – Collected Links of Interest

Kate Hodgson and Jane Tipping, our Education Consultants, are here to help you develop your CE curriculum. They have collected a set of links sent to them by colleague Anne Taylor Vaisey regarding CEPD. They wanted to share them with Bebo readers, so here is five they have selected for this issue: Bellande BJ, Winicur […]

Annual Report 2008-2009

Introducing our first ever Annual Report! This initiative will outline the growth we’ve gone through over the past year. This report is now a permanent fixture for our office and next year’s will include profiles on individuals as well as statistics. While you wait for next year’s report, check out what we’ve accomplished over the […]

Nancy Bush

Nancy Bush is a veteran in her field. Working with the university since 1982, she has seen the ins and outs of the post secondary atmosphere. Nancy wasn’t always an event planner; she started dabbling in planning when she worked for the public affairs office. There, she managed a program for journalists who came to […]

Dr. Rahim Valani

Every issue we like to highlight a researcher and the work they’ve been doing in their field. This season’s researcher is Dr. Rahim Valani! Dr. Valani is Co-Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine Continuing Education & Professional Development Rounds at Sunnybrook Hospital. He has been involved with the Ontario College of Family Physicians and […]

Spring 2010 Letter from the Vice Dean

Welcome to the latest edition of BeBo – Better Education for Better Outcomes. In this newsletter, you will find further information about our initiatives in social networking, links to web pages to encourage our learners to use online portals, educational links for continuing education providers and unique profiles of administrators and faculty who work in […]

RDRB Article of the Season

This issue’s selection from the Research and Development Resource Base is entitled Bridging the Gap: Knowledge Seeking and Sharing in a Virtual Community of Emergency Practice. Citation: Curran JA, Murphy AL, Abidi SS, Sinclair D, McGrath PJ. Bridging the Gap: Knowledge Seeking and Sharing in a Virtual Community of Emergency Practice. Eval. Health Prof. 2009 […]

Jessica Black

Event Planner Corner A dead rat, a trapped woman and another group showing up for the same room; Jessica Black has had to deal with all these things happening within moments of each other! Sometimes crazy things happen in the world of event planning. “(I) had two events happening at the same time when a […]

Researcher Highlight: Dr. Nancy Salbach

Dr. Nancy Salbach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and she currently holds a career award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Dr. Salbach’s research in CEPD has focused on the development of a multi-component education intervention to enhance physical therapists’ capacity to engage […]

Winter 2010 Letter from the Vice Dean

Happy New Year and welcome to the winter issue of Bebo. The start of 2010 symbolizes many new beginnings for the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development. Along with the launch of our Twitter account we will also be starting a Facebook group. Social networking has become a mainstay in peoples’ personal lives, so […]

The Education Consultants

Kate Hodgson and Jane Tipping, our Education Consultants, are here to help you develop your CE curriculum. Jane and Kate have designed a set of tips to help with a range of topics, from needs assessment to acting as a panel for moderators. The Quick Tip series has the information you need! If you have […]

RDRB Article of the Season

Every BeBo Issue will feature an article from the Research and Development Resource Base. This issue’s selection is entitled Maintenance of certification: continuing assessment of physician quality with respect to their commitment to quality patient care, lifelong learning, ongoing self assessment, and improvement. Citation: DeLisa JA. Maintenance of certification: continuing assessment of physician quality with […]

Dr. Mary Bell

Dr. Mary Bell was appointed Director, Continuing Education and Knowledge Translation & Exchange in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2006. Her mandate in this role is to increase the capacity of faculty to deliver continuing education, foster knowledge translation, increase skill in output in the area of continuing education research, […]

Stacie Bellemare

Welcome to our EP corner! In this section we will feature profiles and inside stories from the Event Planners that help organize your CME courses. So read on and learn a little bit about our Event Planners and what they do. EP Profile: Stacie Bellemare Stacie started event planning eleven years ago when she decided […]

Fall 2009 Letter from the Vice Dean

I’d like to welcome you to our quarterly newsletter. The Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development would like to create a more streamlined portal for information and we think that a newsletter might help. This is where information on our courses, learning and teaching tips and our staff will be featured. We will also […]