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, […]

Health Arts & Humanities Announces More Programming for 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 […]

Surgical Ethics Program Returning June 2018

The Toronto Surgical Ethics Program offers surgeons of all levels a platform to understand, discuss, and manage ethical issues that arise in surgical practice. Program Directors Drs. Karen Devon, Mark Camp and Ryan Snelgrove are planning to continue in that tradition with this year’s event program in June. Register Now Key Information Event Date Friday, […]

MAPS – High-fidelity simulation course in Adult Procedural Sedation

The SimSinai group at Mount Sinai Hospital is excited to offer a high-fidelity simulation course in Adult Procedural Sedation. Taught by our award-winning teaching faculty, this course will review current requirements and guidelines related to Adult Procedural Sedation, pharmacology, and issues related to airway management. Using high-fidelity simulated environments, participants will practice techniques and be […]

CPD and Saegis Announce Partnership for Safer Opioid Prescribing

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) office is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Saegis to make “Safer Opioid Prescribing, A Multimodal Program for Chronic Pain and Opioids” available to all clinicians in Canada. Read the full press release here.

In-Depth Focus on Imaging

The 32nd Annual Organ Imaging Review is a practical and highly-regarded three-day radiology review program with a focus on Abdominal, Pelvic, Cardiothoracic and Musculoskeletal Imaging as well as Neuroradiology. This well-renowned program offered by the Department of Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive overview of the imaging techniques from different departments, making this a great learning […]

Premier Refugee Health Conference Coming to Toronto

There are close to 1.2 million refugees around the world in critical need of resettlement due to conflict in their home country. The Government of Canada is working with private sponsors, non-governmental organizations and provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to assist them. As an example, more than 350 communities across the country have welcomed over […]

Safe Opioid Prescribing

Almost one in every five Canadians is suffering from chronic pain. Many try to manage with medication including opioids. However, statistics show that: In 2016, 914 people died in B.C. due to overdoses from illicit opioids, with another 50 to 80 deaths from prescription painkillers. In 2016, 343 people died in Alberta from an apparent […]

Diverse Community Gathering in April for Diabetes Update

The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Diabetes Update conference has been providing healthcare professionals information on the latest treatments for Diabetes over the past decades. The BBDC Diabetes Update 2017 conference will be held on April 21st at the Hilton Toronto Hotel. Conference Chair Dr. Rene Wong, lead for professional development at the BBDC, […]

Spotlight: Dr. Ashamalla

Dr. Shady Ashamalla

Shady Ashamalla, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is breaking ground in every way possible. Using his medical education from the University of Toronto, the surgical oncologist is shortening recovery times and spreading the word about revolutionary new techniques. Dr. Ashamalla currently serves as an assistant professor and surgeon educator at his alma mater, as well as the […]