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In response to COVID-19, UHN activated its Executive COVID-19 IMS (Incident Management System) table. Membership includes our Executive Leadership Forum and other members of COVID-19 work streams. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a snapshot of the discussion.
The Virtual Open Forum featured presentations on progress of our mandatory vaccination policy, update on COVID-19 in hospitals and in the community and a variety of topics addressed during the Question and Answer session, which included:
October 16 was World Spine Day. Thanks to our colleagues across UHN who are enhancing care for spinal cord patients everywhere. Toronto Rehab's Lyndhurst Centre is the largest spinal cord rehabilitation program in the country and is recognized as a world leader in SCI rehabilitation. The team at Lyndhurst consists of 20 different health professions that work with patients and their families during inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to achieve goals and maximize quality of life. Some members of the team, led by Dr. Cathy Craven, are part of a first-ever, cross-Canada network, to implement best practices in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation. At Krembil Brain Institute, our world class team sees 25 cases per year of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and 200 cases per year of non-traumatic spinal cord injury (mainly due to degenerative cervical myelopathy). In Canada, there are an estimated 44,000 people living with a traumatic SCI and approximately 1,800 new cases each year. Dr. Michael Fehlings also co-leads the U of T Spine Program, which implements frameworks for innovation and excellence in the delivery of spine care and the translation of research. Over the past two decades, the program has trained over 125 clinical and research fellows from both Canada and around the world.
October 15 was Global Handwashing Day. This is a day dedicated to educating and reminding ourselves of the importance of proper hand hygiene and the vital role it plays in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Thank you, TeamUHN, for practicing proper hand hygiene throughout your day to help keep everyone safe.
Season 3 of UHN's podcast Behind the Breakthrough launched last week. This season you'll hear from award-winning scientists about their ground breaking medical research, from a world-first discovery that confirmed a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine significantly boosts protection for transplant patients, to understanding how cancer cells evade chemotherapy by going into "hibernation." Season 3 of the podcast also showcases pioneering investigations into new diagnostic tools such as computer vision to better detect pain and prevent falls in the elderly, as well as the potential of deep brain stimulation to treat Alzheimer's patients, and the use of nanotechnology to eradicate cancer.
Listen to new episodes every Tuesday HERE or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
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