Thoracic Refresher, EBUS and Lung Transplantation Conferences set to return this June

The Annual Toronto Thoracic Refresher Conference is a highly established conference offered by the Department of Surgery; 2018 marks the 44th year of the meeting. This year’s conference will discuss present-day topics in general thoracic surgery. Participants will benefit from the format of the symposium, which includes lectures, speaker panels, audience questions and discussions, workshops, […]

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 […]

Dentistry Update to Address Implications of Dental Complications

For many people, dental procedures may be a nerve-wracking experience. While advancements in dentistry have led to relatively painless procedures, according to a study published in the Journal of Behaviour Research & Therapy, many still tend to associate dental treatment with feelings of pain or discomfort. Thus, the fairly common occurrence of post-treatment complications, such […]

CPD and DMI Announce return of Radiology Programming this Spring

Radiology continues to be an evolving and critical aspect in the screening and diagnosis of disease utilized by a range of healthcare professionals. As such, it is crucial for technologists, surgeons, pathologists, advanced nurse practitioners and other specialists to keep abreast of how its applications can improve patient outcomes. To this end, The Department of […]

Biennial Foot & Ankle Symposium: Innovation in Orthopaedic Surgery

In 2016, a new kind of ankle replacement surgery was performed in Canada by Dr. Timothy Daniels, one of the co-chairs of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Symposium. Alongside two other orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Daniels was involved in the research and development of the Cadence Total Ankle System — the new system that was […]

Update in General Surgery Returns for 58th Year

General surgeons are well-equipped to perform an array of procedures due to their role in diagnosing and treating surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body, including breast, abdomen, head and neck, and the gastrointestinal system. The ability to treat a broad spectrum of surgical conditions provides general surgeons with a unique skill set […]

Anesthesia Symposium to Explore Current Delusions and Misconceptions

Anesthesiologists play an extremely vital role in the surgical process and patient care, as they attend to patients before, during, and after surgery in order to ensure safety and pain relief. Thus, it remains essential for all anesthesiologists to be aware of any misconceptions or developments within the field. The theme of the 2018 Toronto […]

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 […]