Specialty Specific Information for Health Providers

List of Resources by Specialty

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

  1. A list of resources covering anesthesia in patients with positive COVID status or suspected positive status, unknown COVID status, negative COVID status and asympotmatic. Includes special considerations for high risk surgeries and considerations for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

    Resources  UofT  Perioperative  Intraoperative  Postoperative  
    Website  

Biochemistry

Critical Care Medicine

  1. U of T pandemic education preparedness for non ICU clinicians

    ICU  Non-ICU  UofT  
    Online Course  

  2. This free 1 hour webinar will feature a short presentation on ICU Practices and Care, including Personal Protection Equipment Practices, that will be required for non-ICU practitioners to work in an ICU during the pandemic

    This free 1 hour webinar will feature a short presentation on ICU Practices and Care, including Personal Protection Equipment Practices, that will be required for non-ICU practitioners to work in an ICU during the pandemic followed by a discussion period where Dr. Brian H. Cuthbertson and Dr. Jerome Leis answer your questions on being redeployed to the ICU.

    Presenters

    Brian H Cuthbertson MBChB MD FRCA
    Former Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine,
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Vice Chair (Research), University Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto

    Jerome Leis MD MSc FRCPC
    Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control,
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

    Moderator

    Suzan Schneeweiss MD MEd FRCPC
    Professor, Department of Paediatrics
    Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

    Accreditation

  3. College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.
  4. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).
PPE  Critical Care  
Webinar  

Emergency Care Medicine

  1. General materials, procedure videos, approach videos and articles compiled by AIME.

    Resources  
    Website  

  2. A resource developed by the Canadian Burn Association outlining coping measures for Burn victims and their families during the pandemic.

    Mental Health  Coping  Patients  Stress  Tips  Virtual Visit  
    PDF  

  3. An e-textbook from the Royal College that provides an interactive guide to patient management.

    Resources  
    E-Resource  

Family and Community Medicine

  1. I want to use virtual care — what do I need to know?

    Use of virtual care has rapidly been rolled-out across the province. The provincial government has introduced a temporary fee code change that allows physicians to more flexibly bill for virtual visits.

    How do I decide if virtual care is an appropriate way to provide patient care?

    The College encourages physicians to consider adopting virtual care into their practice during the pandemic to help ensure access to care, to support the conservation of PPE, and to avoid increasing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Physicians should, wherever possible, provide care virtually that they would have otherwise provided in person.

    Virtual Care  
    Website  

  2. A quick reference for family physicians asking how to best manage in-person visits when they feel they are clinically necessary.

    OMA  Practice Management  Virtual Care  Family Medicine  
    Website  

  3. This series aims to bring together front-line clinicians caring for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and researchers from a range of disciplines and medical specialties. Participants can contribute to panel discussions by responding to live polls and submitting questions. Resources and practice tips will be shared throughout the series.

    Health Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Are We Learning and What’s Next?

    This webinar series focuses on what we are learning about COVID-19 and adults with IDD to discuss practical implications for their health care now and moving forward. It is jointly sponsored by the International Association for Scientific Studies in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Health, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health, Ethics and IDD Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs); the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto; and Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Continuing Medical Education credits for participants will be awarded through the Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and similar bodies recognizing these credits internationally.

    Presenter

    Dr. William F. Sullivan
    Clinical Lead, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place;
    Family Physician, St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team;
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

    Host

    Prof. Ivan Brown
    Director of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) and Special Interest Research Group (SIRG)

    Panelists

    Dr. Esther Bakker-van Gijssel
    Principal Clinician, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    President of the IASSIDD Health SIRG

    Prof. Yona Lunsky
    Director, Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre and the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Member, IASSIDD Mental Health and Challenging Behaviours SIRG

    Prof. Ruth Northway
    Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, University of South Wales, Cardiff, U.K.
    Co-Chair, IASSIDD Ethics SIRG

    Rev. Bill Gaventa
    Director of the National Collaborative on Faith and Disability, U.S.A.
    Member, IASSIDD Ethics SIRG and IASSIDD Families SIRG

    health research  Health Practice  IDD  
    Webinar  

  4. This series aims to bring together front-line clinicians caring for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and researchers from a range of disciplines and medical specialties. Participants can contribute to panel discussions by responding to live polls and submitting questions. Resources and practice tips will be shared throughout the series.

    Adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD), such as autism and Down Syndrome, are not only more susceptible to COVID-19 but have also been facing greater physical and mental health challenges during the pandemic. Bringing together front-line clinicians caring for people with IDD and researchers from a range of disciplines and medical specialties, this webinar series will focus on what has been learnt about this group in relation to COVID-19, the practical implications for their health, and how to move forward. This second webinar addresses supporting people with IDD and their families in coping with behaviours that challenge and mental health during the pandemic.

    Presenter

    Prof. Mindy Scheithauer
    Psychologist & Program Manager; Severe Behavior Program, Marcus Autism Center
    Assistant Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disabilities
    Department of Pediatrics, Emory University’s School of Medicine
    President of the of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)
    Challenging Behaviours and Mental Health Special Interest Research Group (SIRG)

    Host

    Prof. Ivan Brown
    Director of IASSIDD and Special Interest Research Groups (SIRG)

    Panelists

    Mr. Victor Pereira
    Self-Advocate
    Toronto, Canada

    Dr. Ian Casson
    Clinical Lead, Physical Health, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program (DDPCP), Surrey Place
    Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University
    Chair, Developmental Disabilities Member Interest Group, College of Family Physicians of Canada
    Member, IASSIDD Health SIRG

    Dr. Elspeth Bradley
    Clinical Lead, Mental Health, DDPCP, Surrey Place
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Member, IASSIDD Challenging Behaviours and Mental Health SIRG

    Prof. John Heng
    Consultant, DDPCP, Surrey Place
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy; Disabilities Studies and Thanatology Programs
    King’s University College, Western University, Canada
    Board Member, IASSIDD Ethics SIRG and The Vanier Research Centre

    Moderator, Question and Answer Session

    Dr. William F. Sullivan
    Clinical Lead, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place
    Family Physician, St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine,
    University of Toronto, Canada

    Mental Health  IDD  
    Webinar  

  5. Adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD), such as autism and Down Syndrome, are not only more susceptible to COVID-19 but have also been facing greater physical, mental health, and ethical challenges during the pandemic.

    Bringing together front-line clinicians caring for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and researchers from a range of disciplines and medical specialties, this webinar series will focus on what has been learnt about this group in relation to COVID-19, the practical implications for their health, and how to move forward. This third webinar addresses ethical questions and issues that have emerged in health care and support of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families during the pandemic.

    Presenter

    Petra Björne
    Researcher, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University
    Research & Development Coordinator, City of Malmö, Department for Disability Support
    Chair of the IASSIDD Ethics Special Interest Research Group

    Host

    Prof. Ivan Brown
    IASSIDD Vice-President, Policy and Education
    Director of Academy for Training, Education, and Research

    Panelists

    Rebecca Drobig, RN
    L’Arche Daybreak, L’Arche Daybreak, Richmond Hill, On

    Dr. Sheila, Baroness Hollins
    Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Development
    Former Psychiatrist of Intellectual Disability Development Psychiatrist
    St. George’s, University of London
    Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom
    Founder and Chair, Charity Books Beyond Words
    Honorary Professor of Spirituality and Health,
    Centre for Spirituality, Theology & Health, University of Durham

    Prof. Fintan Sheerin
    Associate Professor in Intellectual Disability Nursing,
    Trinity College,
    Dublin, Ireland

    Prof. Irene Tuffrey-Wijne
    Professor of Intellectual Disability and Palliative Care,
    Kingston University & St. George’s,
    University of London

    Tim Wright, Self Advocate
    L’Arche Daybreak, Richmond Hill, On

    Moderator, Question and Answer Session

    Dr. William F. Sullivan
    Clinical Lead, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place
    Family Physician, St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine,
    University of Toronto, Canada

    Accreditation

    This continuing professional development activity was held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

    College of Family Physicians of Canada - Mainpro+  1 credit per hour
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

    American Medical Association - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation
    Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For more information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credits please see: https://www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities

    European Union for Medical Specialists (UEMS)
    Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.

    Ethics  IDD  
    Webinar  

  6. This session focuses on supporting colleagues and the community, and will share how family physicians are working with each other in the community during the pandemic. Moderated by: Dr. Tara Kiran. Guest panelists: Dr. Nadine Laraya, Dr. Daniel Pepe, and Dr. Arieg Badawi.

    CFPC  Family Medicine  
    Webinar  

  7. Please join the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) for the third in our series on ‘Changing the way we work.'

    This session will focus on supporting patients with increased mental distress and share how family physicians are working in the community during the pandemic.

    Moderated by Dr. Tara Kiran, St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team and Department of Family & Community Medicine, U of T

    Speakers:

    Dr. Leah Skory, Family Physician, Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie
    Dr. Claudette Chase, Family Physician, Primary Care Health Unit, Sioux Lookout
    Dr. Javed Alloo, Family Physician, Nymark Medical Centre, CAMH, Toronto

    Accreditation Information:

    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.

    The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+ credits, for up to a total of 18 credits.

    Guidance  Mental Health  Patients  
    Clinical  

  8. This session will focus on embracing virtual care and share how family physicians are working in the community during the pandemic.

    Speakers:

    • Dr. Steve Klassen, Family Physician, Westview Medical, Thunder Bay
    • Dr. Payal Agarwal, Family Physician, Women’s College Hospital Academic Family Health Team, Toronto
    • Dr. Paul Gill, Family Physician, Maitland Valley Family Health Team, Goderich

    Accreditation:

    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ Ⓡ credits. The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡ credits, for up to a total of 18 credits.

    Guidance  Communication  Patients  
    Webinar  

  9. This session will focus on managing chronic conditions during COVID-19 and share how family physicians are working in the community during the pandemic.

    Speakers:
    Dr. Alan Kaplan, Thornhill, ON
    Dr. Jonathan Bertram, Toronto, ON

    DATE: July 17, 2020 8:00 AM Eastern Time (Canada)

    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ Ⓡ credits. The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡ credits, for up to a total of 18 credits.

    Guidance  Practice Management  
    Webinar  

  10. Please join us for the fifth in our series on ‘Changing the way we work’.

    This session will focus on ramping up in-person visits in primary care and share how family physicians are working in the community during the pandemic.

    Speakers

    Dr. Sundeep Banwatt - Family Physician, Southdown Medical Centre, Mississauga
    Dr. Kellie Scott - Family Physician, Thames Valley FHT, St. Thomas
    Dr. David Kaplan, Family Physician, Chief Clinical Quality OH-Quality, Toronto
    Dr. Jennifer Young, Family Physician, President OCFP, Collingwood

    DATE: June 12, 2020 8:00 AM

    Accreditation

    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ Ⓡ credits. The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡ credits, for up to a total of 18 credits.

    Guidance  Practice Management  
    Webinar  

  11. Providing guidance to Primary Care Physicans in implementing a system for virtual and/or telephone consultations, making referrals to local assessment centres, conducting clinical examination and specimen collection using contact/droplet precautions and links to latest case definition, signage and PHO IPAC recommendations

    PHO  Resources  
    PDF  

  12. Visual Summary of COVID-19 Remote Assessment

    Assessment  Virtual Visit  
    Infographic  

  13. Resource slides from April 23rd webinar "Management of Residents with COVID-19 in LTC". The presentation can act as a resource in the identification of COVID in the LTC population, how to discuss a COVID prognosis with LTC residents and their families and plan treatment strategies for LTC residents with COVID.

    Assessment  CFPC  Communication  Family Medicine  
    PowerPoint  

  14. Journal Article outlining the University of Toronto Adult Neurology Residency Program’s early experiences with and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including modifications to the provision of neurologic care while upholding neurology education and safety.

    Guidance  
    Journal Article  

  15. Authors introduce the concept of a protected code stroke during a pandemic, as in the case of COVID-19, and provide a framework for key considerations including screening, personal protective equipment, and crisis resource management. These considerations and suggested algorithms can be utilized and adapted for local practice.

    PPE  Practice Management  
    Website  

  16. Clinical guidance, tools, and links for health providers caring for older adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic provided by the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto.

    Guidance  Geriatric Care  
    Website  

  17. This Stroke-focused podcast is developed by a keen group of doctors who are in the Neurology program in Toronto. It is geared towards residents and medical students with a keen interest in stroke and stroke-related topics. Our team of co-hosts are: Jaime Cazes, Ryan Muir, Phavalan Rajendram, Katherine Sawicka, Tess Fitzpatrick, Neha Patel, Sydney Lee, and Houman Khosravani.

    Resources  Tips  
    Podcast  

  18. Dr. Althea Hayden (family physician and Medical Health Officer, British Columbia), Dr. Elise Levinoff (geriatrician/internist and consultant at CHSLD Jewish Eldercare Centre, Quebec), and Dr. Andrea Moser (family physician at Baycrest Geriatric Health Sciences, Ontario).

    CFPC  Elderly  Long Term Care  
    Webinar  

  19. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many groups of people including the Indigenous community over the last few months. Join us for a discussion on the impact of the pandemic on Indigenous populations, how health systems are responding, and learn what actions have been effective–or fruitless–in the provincial and local responses across the country.

    Our speakers, Dr. Evan Adams and Dr. Lisa Richardson, will also touch upon the historical and present-day impacts of colonial experiences on Indigenous populations and provide practical tools for providing care or support to Indigenous populations.

    Look forward to discussions on:

    • Current issues and impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous populations, and what responses have been helpful;
    • Understanding current public and population health management, policies, and challenges;
    • Application of culturally safe practices in care settings and the building of trust amongst stakeholders;
    • The need for culturally-safe guidance–e.g. expanding testing, community outreach, data gathering and governance, and public health enforcement–in the context of COVID-19.

    Speakers

    Evan Adams MD MPH
    Tla’amin First Nation
    Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health
    Director General’s Office of Population and Public Health
    First Nation and Inuit Health Branch
    Indigenous Services Canada/Government of Canada

    Lisa Richardson MD FRCPC
    Anishnaabe/Scottish
    Vice-Chair, Culture & Inclusion
    Curricular Co-Lead in Indigenous Health Education
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

    Moderators

    Anna Banerji O.Ont. MD MPH FRCPC DTM&H
    Faculty Lead, Indigenous and Refugee Health
    Post MD Education, Faculty of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Pediatrics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
    University of Toronto

    Michele-Elise Burnett
    Métis-Algonquin
    President, Kakekalanicks
    Associate Director, Landscape of Nations 360° Indigenous Education Platform
    Artistic Director, Celebration of Nations Gathering & Strawberry Moon Festival
    Director, Moccasin Talks Speaker Series

    Accreditation:

    College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

    Indigenous Health  
    Webinar  

  20. The Virtual Neurologic Exam: Instructional videos and guidance for the COVID-19 era

    Virtual Care  Neurology  
    Website  

  21. A quick reference for physicians addressing the question: What Can I Use Virtual Care For?

    OMA  Practice Management  Virtual Care  
    Website  

  22. OTN's virtual care solutions has recently been adapted by many healthcare professionals to assess and care for their patients. In our upcoming webinar, we demonstrate how to use the built-in functions in OTN to carry out a detailed cognitive assessment virtually.

    For access to the webinar recording and presentation slides, please contact the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA) at tdra@sunnybrook.ca or visit https://tdra.utoronto.ca/contact-us/.

    At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Perform a detailed cognitive assessment virtually to assess memory, executive function, attention, visuospatial function, and language
    • Virtually administer cognitive tests that require visual presentation of test stimuli
    • Assemble patient drawings that have been completed virtually

    Speaker:

    Morris Freedman MD FRCPC FAAN
    Professor, Department of Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto
    Head, Division of Neurology, Baycrest
    Medical Director, Cognition and Behaviour, Baycrest
    Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest

    Accreditation:

    College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

    Virtual Care  Psychiatry  Family Medicine  Neurology  
    Webinar  

  23. COVID-19 Information and Resources compiled by the Ontario College of Family Physicians

    OFPC  Resources  
    Website  

  24. Assessment  Virtual Visit  
    Article  

Indigenous Health

Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

  1. This document outlines guidance for conducting medicolegal autopsies under the auspices of the Office of the Chief Coroner/Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC/OFPS) during the COVID-19 outbreak. This guideline identifies practices that prioritize the safety of staff and help manage workplace pressures, while meeting the requirements of an adequate medicolegal autopsy.

    Guidance  Medico-legal  Autopsies  
    PDF  

Medicine

  1. A resource website with guidance, both clinical and operational, for General Internal Medicine units to adopt in caring for COVID-19 patients.

    Guidance  Patients  PPE  Procedure  Resources  Tips  
    Website  

Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

  1. A list of COVID-19 practice supports for OT's from the CAOT (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists)

    Communication  Guide  Resources  
    Website  

  2. A list of COVID-19 resources and guides for OT's from the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

    Communication  Guide  Resources  
    Website  

Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

  1. University of Toronto DOVS Grand Rounds

    Speakers

    Drs. A. Slomovic, B. Slomovic, El-Defrawy, Buys, Kohly, Rai, Devenyi, Sharkawy

    Learning Objectives

    After attending this Grand Round session, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the impact of the current state of Covid-19 in Toronto as it relates to the availability of in-hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators
    2. Recognize best practices as it relates to working collaboratively with Emergency Room and Infectious Disease specialists
    3. Describe the value of new medications being recommended for treatment of patients with Covid-19
    4. Describe best practices, including PPE use, for ophthalmologists managing ambulatory patients in the setting of Comprehensive ophthalmology as well as in subspecialty practices such as Cornea,, Glaucoma, Medical and Surgical Retina
    Webinar  

  2. As the province looks to gradually have additional businesses open their doors, you may be wondering what that means for you and your colleagues in the ophthalmology profession. Join the University of Toronto's Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences for a round table webinar discussion on what the public opening of ophthalmology offices and clinics looks like, in a post-COVID-19 world.

    Topics will include:

    • COVID-19 infections: current treatments available
    • Antibody tests: how they work and their reliability
    • Best practices in opening up operating rooms for both emergent and elective ocular surgery
    • Best practices in opening up ambulatory ophthalmology offices and clinics

    Accreditation:

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated)."

    Ophthalmology  
    Webinar  

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

  1. What you need to know to return to practice. Tips and advice from the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Patients  Practice Management  Virtual Visit  Providers  
    Webinar  

  2. What you need to know to return to practice. Tips and advice from the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Patients  Practice Management  Virtual Visit  Providers  
    PDF  

Paediatrics

  1. COVID-19 Resource Centre assembled by the Child Development Instittue to bring additional support to families through resources and tips on managing emotions and staying connected.

    Mental Health  Kids  Child Development  Paediatrics  
    Website  

  2. The COVID-19 pandemic stimulated innovation in order to continue to provide access to mental health care. This catalyzed the rapid implementation of virtual health solutions for patients across the age spectrum, and in a variety of clinical contexts. In this session we draw on our experience in virtual healthcare, implementation, and health professions education to discuss practical considerations for clinicians offering direct-to-patient virtual mental health care for children, youth and adults.

    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe important considerations for direct-to-patient virtual mental healthcare;
    • Discuss challenges and considerations for direct-to-patient mental healthcare for populations across the life span; and
    • Apply the knowledge they have acquired from the session to their clinical practice.

    Presenters:

    Allison Crawford MD PhD FRCPC
    Associate Chief, Outreach, Telemental Health, and ECHO
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
    University of Toronto

    Chetana Kulkarni MD FRCPC
    Medical Director, Mental Health Access Program (MHAP)
    Education Lead, TeleLink Mental Health Program
    The Hospital for Sick Children
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Toronto

    Antonio Pignatiello MD FRCPC
    Medical Director, TeleLink Mental Health Program
    The Hospital for Sick Children
    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Toronto

    Eva Serhal MBA PhD
    Director
    Virtual Mental Health and Outreach
    ECHO Ontario Mental Health and ECHO Ontario
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    Accreditation:

    College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated)."

    Mental Health  Paediatrics  
    Webinar  

Physical Therapy

  1. This is a hub for all resources and updates regarding COVID-19 from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

    Communication  Guide  Resources  
    Website  

  2. This is a repository for all resources and updates regarding COVID-19 from the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

    Communication  Guide  Resources  
    Website  

  3. This is a list of all COVID-19 webinars and trainings offered to Physiotherapists through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

    Online  Remote  Resources  Training  
    Website  

Psychiatry

Radiology

Speech-Language Pathology

  1. COVID-19 Resources update from Speech Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). Posted on April 20th 2020

    Communication  Guide  Resources  
    Website  

  2. Updates from CASLPO, the regulatory body of Ontario in regards to services offered by Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

    Communication  Guide  Resources  
    Website  

surgery

  1. As operating rooms and endoscopy suites gradually return to activity, there is much for the general surgeon to consider!

    Brought to you by the 2020 Update in General Surgery Program Committee

    This free webinar will provide you with tips, tricks and expert advice on keeping yourself, your staff and your patients safe, dealing with backlogs and the need for ongoing prioritization of cases. Join us for an interactive panel discussion on the steps you can take to make your transition as smooth and safe as possible.

    Documents for Reference

    Topics covered will include:

    Ramping up safely and strategically
    Speaker: Dr. Najma Ahmed, Interim Surgeon-In-Chief, St. Michael's Unity Health Toronto; Ontario Health Clinical Services Recovery Planning Committee

    So, is it really safe to do Laparoscopy?
    Speaker: Dr. John Hagen, Surgeon-In-Chief, Humber River Hospital

    When can I do colonoscopies again?
    Speaker: Dr. Peter Stotland, North York General Hospital; Assistant Program Director

    Chair

    Dr. Carol Swallow
    University of Toronto Division of General Surgery

    Moderator

    Dr. Danielle Bischof
    Mount Sinai Hospital

    Accreditation:

    College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+Ⓡ One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1.5 Mainpro+Ⓡ credits per session.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1.5 hours per session. (credits are automatically calculated).

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