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 to continuing education in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Each award is unique, honouring members of the U of T medical education community for a broad range of different occupations and areas of success. Congratulations to the following CPD award winners:

Colin Woolf Award for Long Term Contributions to Continuing Education (co-winners)

For sustained contributions to continuing education over at least five years.
  • Dr. Shelly Weiss, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics
  • Dr. Vincent Chan, Professor, Department of Anaesthesia

Colin Woolf Award for Excellence in Course Coordination

For coordinating a course accredited by the University of Toronto. (Rhinology Update 2015 course directors)
  • Dr. Yvonne Chan, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Dr. Allan Vescan, Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Dr. John Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

David Fear Fellowship

Enables a faculty member to participate in a continuing education course or program. Dr. Rene Wong, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Fred Fallis Online Program Award

For demonstrated innovation and excellence in online learning for health professionals. TEACH (Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health Project) Course Director: Dr. Peter Selby, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Department of Psychiatry

IPE Team Healthcare CE Award

For exceptional health care teams dedicated to the provision of quality health care. Who’s Afraid of Borderline Personality Disorder? Using strategies from dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) with emotionally dysregulated patients (part of UHN Department of Psychiatry 8th Annual Community Education Day) Course Director: Dr. Diana Kljenak, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Ivan Silver Innovation Award

For a demonstrated effect on health professional performance or health outcome. Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Course Course Director: Dr. Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Thank-you to all who nominated their colleagues and professors! If you feel that someone you know deserves a CPD award for the 2015-2016 year, stay tuned for nominations opening this fall. Visit www.cpd.utoronto.ca/awards-grants for more details!