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Today is World Environment Day! Thanks to our Facilities Management – Planning, Redevelopment & Operations (FM-PRO) colleagues on the Energy & Environment team for helping UHN deliver planet-centred care, research, and education across our sites every day. Climate change is a major threat to health and we're grateful for their efforts in addressing pressing environmental issues, as well as fostering a strong culture of sustainability at UHN. In the last decade, the team has helped UHN reduce overall energy use by 11 per cent, saving $39 million in utility costs ($4 million was saved in 2022 alone!). June is also Bike Month! Check out the team's Bike Month contest and resources here. You can also get involved with the Green Team by connecting with
Speaking of UHN's culture of sustainability, the Indigenous Health Program and Energy & Environment team are hosting a planting day at the Michener Gitigan (garden) this Wednesday, June 7. Email
email@example.com to sign up for a one-hour volunteer time slot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A welcome ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. See this
poster for more information.
Congratulations to the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE) on the success of its Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) VIIIConference last month. More than 400 participants from across five continents joined the conference between May 15-18. First launched in 2007 to spark a dialogue between educators, clinicians, students, policymakers and patients on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, the conference has grown to include an international audience in the last 15 years. This year's theme, “Hope and Trust in Health and Social Care," spoke to the importance of advancing the integration and impact of interprofessional education and collaborative healthcare. Native American education scholar Dr. Gregory Cajete, gave a powerful keynote, and an inspiring plenary was delivered by TeamUHN leaders: Dr. Nicole Woods (Director, TIER), Dr. Maria Mylopoulos (The Wilson Centre), and Dr. Paula Rowland (The Wilson Centre). UHN EVP Education & Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hodges and UHN Executive Director Maria Tassone moderated an international panel and plenary session, respectively. Together: Stories of Collective Impact, an international magazine by CACHE, will publish a CAB VIII Spotlight in the upcoming issue to be published in July.
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. By 2031, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is expected to be among the most common neurological conditions affecting Canadians, along with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and epilepsy, according to
Brain Injury Canada. The team at Toronto Rehab provides rehabilitation to people who have acquired non-degenerative neurological disorders, helping those with a brain injury work towards returning to their jobs, and living more independently. Patients at
The Hull-Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic at KITE receive care and follow-up services from our dedicated care team while participating in research that seeks to reimagine the future of concussion care.
Altum Health's interdisciplinary care teams address the physical, cognitive and psychosocial challenges related to brain injury – driven by the clinical expertise of physician specialists and various registered health care professionals across 12 locations.
The Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) experts at the
Krembil Brain Institute are world leaders in brain injury, imaging, genetics, clinical care, neuropsychology, and psychiatry. They work together to diagnose and treat persisting symptoms of concussions and to do the research necessary to improve the diagnosis and treatment of concussions and their consequences. Watch the
CCC's popular webinar education series, now viewed in over 20 countries!
June is also Stroke Awareness Month. A
new study out last week from The Heart & Stroke Foundation showed that women are 20-70% more likely to suffer anxiety or depression while recovering from a stroke. At Toronto Rehab, patient care focuses on improving patients' functional abilities so that they can live as independently as possible – and over at the KITE Research Institute, an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists are engaged in neurotechnology research designed to help restore motor function for patients living the long-term effects of stroke. The Krembil Brain Institute's (KBI) Stroke Team, based at Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), is a leader in stroke research and patient care.
Listen to this 'Your Complex Brain' podcast episode featuring Dr. Aleksandra Pikula, founder and director of the largest Stroke in Young Adults (SiYA) Program in Canada, discussing her focus on lifestyle medicine and the importance of prevention strategies. TWH also recently became the first hospital in the GTA to transition from Alteplase (tPA) to Tenecteplase (TNK) for hyperacute stroke care. The advantages of TNK include a single bolus over 5 seconds, and evidence of improved reperfusion in some patients to restore blood flow.
And now… our
video of the week. This clip shines a light on our speech-language pathologists, who help patients with swallowing disorders, communication, and more.
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