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 […]

North American Refugee Health Conference Welcomes over 650 Speakers and Participants

The North American Refugee Health Conference 2017, the largest refugee health conference of its kind, was held this June in Toronto. Designed for those at the frontline in addressing refugee health needs, this biennial conference welcomed over 650 speakers and participants making this year a great success. This one of a kind event provided participants […]

The Canadian Burn Symposium: A multidisciplinary event with national ambitions

The inaugural Canadian Burn Symposium in 2014 attracted an interprofessional cohort to Sunnybrook in Toronto. In the years since, the meeting has grown in both scope and attendance while also traveling across the country. Now, after stopping in Vancouver for the 2016 installment, the symposium will carry its momentum to Winnipeg for the 4th annual […]

Faculty of Medicine Celebrates Canada 150

Did you know that the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine was founded before Canada became an independent country? First established in 1843, U of T’s Faculty of Medicine is among the list of Canada’s oldest medical schools. Since its founding, the Faculty has been home to many groundbreaking discoveries. One particularly notable discovery was […]

Interpersonal Psychotherapy in the 21st Century: Innovations, Challenges, and Discoveries

Relationships and their central importance in health and mental health are the focus of Interpersonal Psychotherapy – a time-limited evidence-supported treatment in consensus guidelines for many mental health conditions. For those interested in this area, the 7th biennial International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT) conference will be held in Toronto from June 14-17th, 2017. The […]