Susan Deering Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

CPD is proud to share that Dr. Susan Deering of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the DFCM Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award. This award acknowledges individuals or groups whose contributions go well beyond what is expected in advancing the department’s mission. Dr. Deering serves as Attending Physician in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]