Toronto Cataract Conference to Review Important Topics in Cataract Surgery

Cataracts affect 95 million people globally and 2.5 million Canadians, and in North America, over 4 million people undergo cataract surgery each year; these numbers will likely grow as the population ages. It is estimated that by the age of 80 more than 50% of Canadians will have had a cataract or cataract surgery. This […]

Update in Emergency Medicine Returns to Whistler in February

Due to the nature of their field, emergency medicine healthcare workers possess comprehensive medical knowledge and a wide range of skills. As stated by the Canadian Medical Association, “emergency physicians must be prepared to treat patients of all ages and a nearly infinite variety of ­­­conditions and degrees of illness – often before a definite […]

Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium Returns This Month

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. According to Diabetes Canada, people with diabetes may develop heart disease 15 years earlier than those without diabetes and are 3 times more likely to die of heart disease. In order to better manage and treat at-risk patients, it is critical for clinicians to understand this […]

BPAO Annual Health Symposium returns for 2020

Join us on February 29th, 2020 for the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO) Annual Health Symposium. The day long symposium covers a wide range of health issues with a focus on diseases or determinants of health that disproportionately or differentially affect Ontario’s minority groups. It is also used as a forum to highlight successful […]

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 addictions. 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 […]