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. […]

Breast Imaging Conference set to explore Breast Cancer Screening

In December 2018, new breast cancer screening guidelines were introduced by the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care. These guidelines were the first since 2011 and included recommendations such as: Recommending women aged 50-74 (who are not at increased risk of breast cancer) to get mammograms every 2 years Recommending against woman below 50 […]

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Breast Surgery Symposia to continue rich legacy in April

48 years ago, the first Toronto Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium meeting was held in the basement of Toronto’s Wellesley Hospital. Over the years, this symposium has grown to become the largest plastic surgery meeting in Canada, with over 200 registrants attending the 2018 meeting. The Aesthetic Meeting provides participants with exposure to top aesthetic plastic […]

Opioid Prescribing Program Addresses National Crisis

According to a study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, one-third of opioid-related deaths in Ontario between 2013 and 2016 occurred among people who were being treated with prescription opioids. Over the course of the study, this number decreased slightly, but it still presents […]

Toronto Cataract Conference to return March 2nd

Over 2.5 million Canadians currently live with cataracts; in 2031, this number is projected to reach 5 million. Each year in Canada, over 350,000 cataract surgeries are performed, making it a highly common and important procedure for ophthalmologists. The 2019 Toronto Cataract Conference will feature internationally renowned guest speaker Dr. David F. Chang, who is […]

Health Arts and Humanities Announces New Advanced Program

The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD), The Program In Health Arts and Humanities and the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development are excited to announce the launch of a new, advanced program: Deepening Narrative Competence – Part Two with Damian Tarnopolsky! Registration closes on December 7, 2018. For more information and […]

Pathology Update Welcomes Dr. Rish K. Pai

This November, Pathologists of various specialties will descend on Toronto to explore practical and emerging issues in Gastro-Intestinal and Pancreato-Hepato-Biliary Pathology. While the annual Pathology Update conference is set to feature a selection of talented researchers and speakers from U of T’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, this year’s installment will kick off with […]