Indigenous Health Conference works to address healthcare inequities

Within Canada, there are major inequities between the health of Indigenous peoples versus the health of the general population. Statistics show that Canada’s Indigenous population experiences chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, at a much higher rate than the non-Indigenous population. Consequently, their life expectancies are approximately 5-7 years shorter than their non-Indigenous […]

Health Arts & Humanities Program Announcements – Spring 2018

A growing amount of research is demonstrating that healthcare professionals who seek out exposure to the humanities and arts-based learning are able to improve their capacity to think critically and augment creativity into their work with patients. The community of researchers, educators, and others interested in exploring these perspectives in health professions education now have […]

Enhancing our Understanding of Cardiovascular Disease

Accounting for one third of all deaths in Canada, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the most important disease areas and clinical challenges for family physicians to understand and effectively manage. The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) is a national leader in addressing the full spectrum of CVD through innovative research that ranges from the cellular […]

CAHH Supporting the Canada’s Growing Health Humanities Community

A growing amount of research is demonstrating that healthcare professionals who seek out exposure to the humanities and arts-based learning are able to improve their capacity to think critically and augment creativity into their work with patients. The community of researchers, educators, and others interested in exploring these perspectives in health professions education now have […]

Walter Wright Symposium to Explore the Evolution of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the major causes of blindness in Canada, with over 250,000 Canadians suffering from chronic open-angle glaucoma—the most common form of the disease. Without early detection and treatment, glaucoma may result in severe vision loss or total blindness. Furthermore, as symptoms develop slowly over time, many Canadians with glaucoma may not be […]

Improving Health and Wellbeing for Persons with Disabilities

Individuals with developmental disabilities often face a greater number of health risks and are more likely to experience mental illness throughout their lifetime. Researchers at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that adults with developmental disabilities and psychiatric illnesses visit hospital emergency departments more often. Yona Lunsky, Clinician Scientist at CAMH, says, “[People […]

Urology Update Prepping for Challenges Ahead

Between 1988 and 2017, the number of new cancer cases in Canada has risen gradually – and although survival rates have increased, the Canadian Cancer Society predicts that within the next 15 years, cancer rates in Canada will continue to rise by approximately 40%. As of 2017, prostate cancer is the 3rd leading cause of […]

Cardiac Tumour Conference: Creating Silos of Excellence

With only a few hundred cases in the world, primary cardiac tumours are among the rarest types of tumours in the world. As such, it is common that even the most experienced cardiac surgeons may go their entire career without encountering a case. This reality has left a critical gap in knowledge amongst the various […]

A Step Towards Improving Paediatric Clinical Knowledge for Neurological Disorders

In the last decade, the average rate of Down Syndrome in Canada has increased to 15.8 per 10,000 total births1. Autism is also becoming the fastest growing and the most frequently diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada as 147 in 10,000 children are currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder2. Neurological disorders such as these can affect […]

Arthritis Day: Improving the Assessment and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Do you know anybody living with arthritis? More than likely, your answer is yes. This chronic condition is highly prevalent in Canada, affecting over 4.6 million people of all ages. As time passes, numbers are only expected to increase; by 2036, an estimated 7.5 million Canadian adults will be affected. Given this information, it’s clear […]