Overcoming Hesitation – Helping Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

It is an unfortunate reality that many physicians feel a combination of apprehension, worry, uncertainty and frustration when dealing with patients on opioids, especially those who appear to be struggling with their opioid use. Many of us received little formal training in dealing with chronic pain, let alone additions. We may be afraid of the […]

Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Annual Lecture Series returns November 22, 2019

New and innovative technologies continue to be developed in the field of gynecologic cancers, making it important for healthcare providers to remain up-to-date on the latest advances. The third annual Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Annual Lecture Series (MyGOALS) aims to explore the latest updates in Gynecologic Oncology, in particular, updates in surgical management, systemic therapy, radiation […]

Canadian Burn Network Launches the Canadian Burn Association

With the Canadian Burn Network Conference quickly approaching this fall, we are pleased to introduce the network’s launch of the Canadian Burn Association (CBA). As a scientific and educational professional association dedicated to improved burn care, supporting research, and preventing burn injuries, the CBA will work alongside the Canadian Burn Network to achieve these goals […]

34th Annual Organ Imaging Review this September

The 34th Annual Organ Imaging Review is a practical radiology review, highlighting updates and advances in diagnostic imaging in various modalities through didactic and interactive case based review sessions. With a focus on Cancer Imaging, this year’s conference will also provide an in-depth focus on Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Cardiothoracic, and Neurological Tumor Imaging, with a […]

Child Development Update 2019

Canadian public schools are struggling to recognize and educate the 15-20% of children in the classroom who are diagnosed with dyslexia1. Developmental dyslexia and reading impairments require more inclusive educational environments to ensure children receive effective learning instruction. Neurological conditions such as these can affect development amongst newborns and children. It can lead to poor […]

Thoracic Refresher and Lung Transplant Conference returns this June

The Annual Toronto Thoracic Refresher is a well-established conference offered by the Department of Surgery; 2019 marks the 45th year of the meeting. this year’s conference is set to take place from June 7-8, 2019 at MaRs Discovery District. The topics in general thoracic surgery will be explored, with a focus on: Novel systemic therapies […]

Canadian Breast Cancer Symposium returns June 13

No two cancers are completely alike – they each have their own unique genetic makeup. As discussed by the Canadian Cancer Society[1], personalized medicine is a different approach that allows for cancer treatments to be customized based on an individual’s genetic information. This type of treatment tries to target the specific genetic changes that are […]

Celebrating Success at Annual SACME Meeting

Continuing Professional Development would like to congratulate our colleagues for their strong presence at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME), held in Charleston, South Carolina recently. CPD was well represented in both the peer-reviewed academic workshops, oral and poster presentations as well as the awards ceremony at the […]

Multiple Myeloma Conference returns May 24th

Since multiple myeloma is a manageable but not curable disease, there is always the possibility of relapse occurring. As a result, it is critical for healthcare providers to remain up-to-date on the best practices for multiple myeloma management. The main goals of the 2019 Multiple Myeloma Day conference are to: Enhance the management of relapsed […]

New Program Tackles Opioid Misuse and Management

It’s a sad truth, but in 2017 approximately 3,987 Canadians lost their lives in suspected opioid overdoses. It may seem like a daunting task, but Ontario health professionals can play an important role in keeping their patients safe, they just need to know how. The Opioids Clinical Primer Program was developed to address this need. […]