CPD Releases 5-Year Strategic Action Plan

Continuing Professional Development in the Office of Post MD Education has worked over the past year to develop a strategy that will guide the future direction of CPD in the Faculty of Medicine. The strategy places a renewed focus on CPD’s academic mission and stakeholders. Using four key strategic priorities areas – Leadership, Innovation, Scholarship, […]

Certificate Program in CPD Foundations – Developing and Implementing Programs with Impact

Learning has changed. Research in learning efficacy has determined that traditional didactic methods fall short in effectiveness when compared to more modern approaches to the creation and dissemination of educational content. CPD’s own Certificate Program in CPD Foundations, returning this fall, marks a recognition of this shift in the development of continuing medical education. Marked […]

North American Refugee Health Conference Welcomes over 650 Speakers and Participants

The North American Refugee Health Conference 2017, the largest refugee health conference of its kind, was held this June in Toronto. Designed for those at the frontline in addressing refugee health needs, this biennial conference welcomed over 650 speakers and participants making this year a great success. This one of a kind event provided participants […]

CPD Wins 2017 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award 

CPD is proud to congratulate Mark Feldman MD, FRCPC, Oshan Fernando PhD, Michelle Wan MA, Tina Martimianakis PhD, and Mahan Kulasegaram PhD as recipients of the 2017 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award for their study on Test-Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Continuing Education.  Read our feature story about their research from the 2016 CPD […]

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 […]