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Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international
source for discovery, education and patient care.
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It is a pleasure to connect with you across care, research, and education through this weekly CEO update – all in service of A Healthier World.
All those in attendance at these events must be masked. These will be our first in-person Remembrance Day services since 2019. Musicians will maintain three to four metres distance from the group. Canadian flags will also be lowered to half-mast at UHN sites.
UHN's Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) represents a broad range of voices and skill sets from across the organization and provides direction and oversight in service of patients, TeamUHN and our vision of A Healthier World. See the full membership on
The last ELF meeting was held on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Today is the International Day of Medical Physics, chosen to honour the birthday of Marie Curie, the renowned physicist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. This year's theme – "Medical Physics for Sustainable Healthcare" – speaks to how medical physicists contribute to a more sustainable system by inventing, developing, and implementing more efficient technologies through research and education. UHN's medical physicists enable safe cancer care and train colleagues in a healthcare environment increasingly driven by technology. We thank these dedicated colleagues for their contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
November 6-12 is Perioperative Nurses Week and we want to express our most sincere gratitude to our teams here at UHN. The more than 200 perioperative nurses across our Toronto Western, Toronto General, and Princess Margaret campuses are foundational to our surgical program. Almost 20,000 surgeries are performed every year in the best surgical program in the country, and perioperative nurses make the difference in our patient's journeys. Thank you, each and every one of you.
Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day is marked across North America on Thursday, Nov. 10, giving us an opportunity to recognize the important services that Genetic Counsellors provide across UHN. Genetic counsellors are health professionals with specialized training and expertise in medical genetics, genomics, and counselling. In the era of personalized medicine, their knowledge and skills are increasingly essential in helping patients, families and other healthcare providers interpret and understand complex genetic information. There are almost 20 genetic counsellors working across UHN, in the Genetics Program (the
Fred A. Litwin Family Centre in Genetic Medicine and the
Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic), Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (TGH), Wallace-McCain Centre for Pancreatic Cancer (PM), GoodHope EDS Clinic (TGH), Hepatobiliary Oncology Program (TGH), KNC Epilepsy Genetics Clinic (TWH), Elisabeth Raab Neurofibromatosis Clinic (TGH/TWH) and the Department of Lab Medicine, Genome Diagnostics.
A research team from UHN has shown how a new, artificial intelligence-enabled algorithm can scan health data to distinguish between two heart conditions. The study, led by scientists at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, focused on two conditions caused by an abnormal hole in the atria of the heart: atrial septal defect, a serious congenital heart defect, and patent foramen ovale, which is found in a quarter of all people. Both conditions are treated with a procedure called transcatheter closure. Since differentiating between patients with these conditions is difficult due to how they are classified in databases, the team used machine learning to analyze the health records of more than 4,600 who underwent transcatheter closure over a period of 15 years. The most successful model accurately distinguished between the two conditions 76 per cent of the time.
Read more about this study at UHN News.
And now, our TikTok of the week. Have you ever wondered how enormous MRI machines get into the hospital? This
video helps to answer that question.
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