Paediatric Dermatology Update returns in November

Everybody’s skin is different, so it is not surprising that the same skin conditions may be recognized and treated differently depending on the individual. As Neil Prose, a pediatric dermatologist at Duke University Medical Centre, says, “treating a dermatology condition isn’t a one-size-fits-all matter[1]”. Children’s skin differs from adult skin in several ways; these differences […]

New technologies and methods highlight 26th Annual Urology Update

Prostate cancer is currently the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. However, according to Prostate Cancer Canada, the death rate in prostate cancer cases has been falling by an average of 3.3% per year since 2001, likely due to improved diagnosis and treatment options. Earlier this year, a group of researchers at the University […]

Top 5 Reasons to Attend CPD Programs and Conferences

CPD’s learning opportunities are forums where you can learn from and network with 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. Benjamin Yeh to lead Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging Discussion at Organ Imaging Conference

For over three decades, the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have partnered to run a practical radiology review program highlighting updates and advances in diagnostic imaging in various modalities. This year’s installment will continue in that tradition, highlighting pediatric imaging, neuroradiology and abdominal and pelvic imaging. Abominal Imaging specialist Dr. […]

Developing and Implementing Programs with Impact

For healthcare professionals, medical education is changing and evolving rapidly in response to an increasingly complex healthcare environment. This complexity requires leaders who can develop the necessary strategic initiatives to advance lifelong learning for healthcare professionals to support and encourage high functioning health care systems. To facilitate the development of these leaders, CPD offers several […]

CPD Alumni Weekend Workshop: Wellness for Healthcare Professionals

Who is responsible for your health anyways? At the recent Canadian Conference on Physician Health in Ottawa, Dr. Allan Peterkin, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, highlighted the lack of focus on pleasure and happiness in physician training and work. He noted that while there is a strong focus […]

Celebrating Excellence at CPD – 2016-2017 Award Winners

Each year, CPD recognizes 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 2016-2017 winners. Congratulations! Fred Fallis Award in Distance Education Recognizes an […]

Marketing innovation a ‘win’ for CPD learner

CPD’s innovative programming is at the pulse of healthcare education. Between multidisciplinary conferences like the Indigenous Health Conference – with a biennial attendance of over 600, specialized lab-based cadaveric workshops like TaTME and dynamic webinar series like Safer Opioid Prescribing, CPD continues to serve the changing needs of our diverse healthcare community. In addition to […]

Award-Winning CPD Program Returning in the New Year

CPD is pleased to announce that its own certificate program, Leading and Influencing Change in CPD, will be returning in February 2018. The program, which received the Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award in 2014, has enjoyed success well beyond ceremonial accolades, as participants routinely praise its faculty and format each year. The specific […]

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, […]