All events

Class time is only the beginning many new collaborations and ideas happen as part of the range of educational, social and informational events TRP hosts throughout the year.

TRP has 4 pillars

The program has 4 main pillars. They...

Info Session

January 15, 2020

This is an online information session intended to provide prospective students with more information about the TRP. It is a chance to see whether your learning style and objectives may fit with the TRP approach.

TRP Info Session

February 12, 2020

Join us using: https://zoom.us/j/711126591

Joining Zoom support can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

What is Translation in Health Science?

February 18, 2020

What roles will you play to innovate health, medicine and care?

Alzheimer Society of York Region

February 20, 2020

Thornhill United Church
25 Elgin St. Thornhill Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9 am —3 pm

OR

Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall (Hall 4) 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Newmarket
Friday, February 21, 2020, 9 am—3 pm

Contact Jaime Cruz for registration: jcruz@alzheimer-york.com / 905-726-3477, ext. 232

TRP Info Session

March 11, 2020

This is an online information session. Simply click the link below and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM. Join us: https://zoom.us/j/937350622

Joining Zoom support can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Pillars of Health

March 16, 2020

What is Pillars of Health?

Healthcare innovation cannot be done in silos. It requires the interplay of various actors with different expertise: researchers, entrepreneurs, clinicians, healthcare administrators, government officials, and industry executives. These are the people that make up the pillars of health and represent the sectors that have played integral roles in the development and maintenance of human health. In order to truly drive meaningful healthcare innovation, its stakeholders must work together.

Pillars of Health is an interdisciplinary networking event with the mission to provide a platform for members of the health community to interact, discuss ideas, and share information in a free and open space. Hosted in partnership with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) and the University of Toronto's Translational Research Program, it is a unique opportunity to establish significant connections with likeminded individuals across traditional silos. Learn more about our event here!

TRP Info Session

April 1, 2020

Info Session Format:

This is a small group intimate discussion session with the TRP Director with prospective students interested in learning more about the program. Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, please cancel your registration giving at least 48+ hours in advance.

This is an online information session. After registering for the info session, you will receive the zoom link one week prior to the date. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM.

Info Session

April 21, 2020

Info Session Format:

This is a small group intimate discussion session with the TRP Director with prospective students interested in learning more about the program. Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, please cancel your registration giving at least 48+ hours in advance.

This is an online information session. After registering for the info session, you will receive the zoom link one week prior to the date. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM.

Planning the New Normal

May 13, 2020

“During these difficult and unforeseen times, it is vital that we take action when it comes to planning for the ‘New Normal’. When restrictions are partially lifted, our aim as a translational research community will be to provide momentum for innovation for the future.

What should be done first? How does one restart a translational research agenda? How does one maneuver within the new system? Which priorities; data collection, grant writing, journal publishing, should come first? What are the implications for trials, licencing, approvals in this ‘New Normal’?

Join key opinion leaders as we brainstorm and discuss strategies to start unravelling what will need to be done to find a new balance.”

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TRP Info Session

May 27, 2020

Info Session Format:

This is a small group intimate discussion session with the TRP Director with prospective students interested in learning more about the program. Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, please cancel your registration giving at least 48+ hours in advance.

This is an online information session. After registering for the info session, you will receive the zoom link one week prior to the date. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM.

COVID Contact Tracing: Opening Pandora’s box

June 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a deadly crisis and, an opportunity for rapid technological and social change. Contact Tracing, a longstanding public health strategy for managing the spread of infections is a prime area for innovation. Contact tracing works by trying to identify everyone whom a sick person may have exposed. Then reaching out to potentially exposed people to help them take appropriate action.

To date, this has been a labour-intensive manual process, but the potential and prevalence of mobile for proximity and location tracking present a new and tempting Pandora’s box for epidemiological surveillance. Selectively delivering individualized alerts about potential exposure may be a significant tool for managing current and future outbreaks, informing health policy and expediting recovery.

But while there may be initial public health benefits, there may also be significant long-term risks and unintended consequences of their deployment.

Join us for a discussion of “Contact Tracing Apps”: How do they work? What are the trade-offs? Can we reap the benefits and minimize risks by building in Privacy by Design?

Info Session

June 20, 2020

In response to requests from some of our prospective students--because of the uncertainty of their current obligations, to ensure we are not limiting opportunities to qualified individuals, and to acknowledge the current logistical challenges healthcare professionals, we are including additional program information sessions at a variety of times.

These sessions are intended as small group intimate discussion sessions with the TRP Director where prospective students can discuss specific issues and individual learning objectives. Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, please cancel your registration giving at least 48+ hours in advance.

This is an online information session. After registering for the info session, you will receive the zoom link one week prior to the date. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM.

Info Session

July 7, 2020

Info Session Format:

This is a small group intimate discussion session with the TRP Director with prospective students interested in learning more about the program. Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, please cancel your registration giving at least 48+ hours in advance.

This is an online information session. After registering for the info session, you will receive the zoom link one week prior to the date. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM.

Info Session

July 12, 2020

In response to requests from some of our prospective students--because of the uncertainty of their current obligations, to ensure we are not limiting opportunities to qualified individuals, and to acknowledge the current logistical challenges healthcare professionals, we are including additional program information sessions at a variety of times.

These sessions are intended as small group intimate discussion sessions with the TRP Director where prospective students can discuss specific issues and individual learning objectives. Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, please cancel your registration giving at least 48+ hours in advance.

This is an online information session. After registering for the info session, you will receive the zoom link one week prior to the date. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM.

TRP Info Session

July 15, 2020

Info Session Format:

This is a small group intimate discussion session with the TRP Director with prospective students interested in learning more about the program. Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, please cancel your registration giving at least 48+ hours in advance.

This is an online information session. After registering for the info session, you will receive the zoom link one week prior to the date. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to join the conversation using ZOOM.

2020 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair

August 5, 2020

Come meet the Joseph Ferenbok, the Program Director for the Translational Research Program. A 2-year professional masters program offered at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

We are participating in the 2020 Virtual National Institute of Health Graduate & Professional School Fair. This fair provides an opportunity for University students, high school students, postdocs, and NIH trainees to prepare for their next steps in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the MD, MD-PhD, health research graduate programs, and professional degrees.

You will have direct interactions with recruitment officers and the program director to obtain a vivid experience of studying at the University of Toronto. You will also have the chance to obtain student perspectives from studying at the Faculty of Medicine.

It is a great opportunity to learn about the Translational Research Program and studying at the University of Toronto.

Capstone Defense: Improving Outcomes in Paediatric Multisystem Trauma

August 17, 2020

Our Capstone project focused on addressing practice variation in the management of paediatric trauma patients at Ontario general EDs, to ensure that optimal care is received regardless of geographical location. In our journey, we have identified that a lack of human and physical resources, communication issues, complicated transfer processes and knowledge gaps contribute to practice variation for pediatric trauma management in Ontario. We developed a rigorous research protocol to assess the needs, pertaining to each of these categories, for providers treating paediatric trauma patients at general EDs in Ontario. In addition, the needs assessment will give insight into the knowledge transfer needs and preferences of these health care providers. This will help confirm the pertinence of implementing the PedsPac, a co-created knowledge transfer tool we identified, at Ontario general EDs.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95768280392

Meeting ID: 957 6828 0392

Capstone Defense: STAMPS: Strategies To Access Mental-Health Perinatal Services

August 24, 2020

Childbirth is a significant event in the life of a woman and moments ensuing it may entail increased susceptibility to mental health disorders. There are times when expecting and new mothers may experience negative emotions in a condition known as perinatal depression (PND).

In addition to Canada having no formal guidelines for screening perinatal women, there is limited resource allocation for the screening and treatment of PND. A recommendation for PND screening by the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care was rated as “weak”, due to a dearth of randomized controlled trials proving the efficacy of screening. Though several problems associated with PND have been identified in practice and literature, formally screening women and allocating resources accordingly are not prioritized interventions. Even with the resource allocation in the United States and their national guidelines for PND screening, the number of women receiving appropriate treatment and/or experiencing remission has not meaningfully improved. These rates may indicate that the problem is not with screening but with the referral network, treatment availability and/or follow-up. Given the potentially intergenerational negative effects of PND and the high percentage of women experiencing symptoms, it is important for women to receive appropriate and timely interventions, such as screening and treatment of PND.
Our study proposes to fill a knowledge gap with respect to comprehending the current perinatal mental health system and identifying a client’s need with respect to mental health care. This will contribute towards preventative and therapeutic strategies that will likely be implemented to address PND. The earlier a recommended strategy is implemented, the greater the chance of improved maternal wellbeing and child development, decreased risk of parental burnout and reduced healthcare costs. Prior to implementing strategies to address perinatal mental health, understanding the current care journey for women within this system is needed. In this exploratory project, we will gather narratives from our sample of key stakeholders to map out the perinatal mental health care journey. These narrative data sets will be analyzed for emergent themes and we will seek to verify client needs prior to co-creating potential interventions with key stakeholders.

How has COVID changed Translation?

September 8, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted the world. We are changing almost every aspect of our lives from the way we walk down the street to the way we socialize, shop, study, and work. The challenges of this pandemic also provide opportunities for science led decision-making to innovate policy, regulation, ethics, intellectual property, and funding opportunities.

Join TR Talks as we discuss how science-driven translational of research can help us establish evidence-based responses, policies, and innovations d after a pandemic.

Ethics & Patients in Research

October 6, 2020

A defining characteristic of translational research is collaboration, an important aspect of health science innovation. When trying to improve people’s health, we need to work with the peoples’ whose health we’re trying to improve. Although this seems self-evident and simple, it is not done as often as it should. How do we do better? Join TR talks this week as we discuss the nature of effective collaboration with patients, in translational research and the barriers to making it a reality.

Jonathan’s Testimonial

Jonathan’s Testimonial

“The program involves a lot of mentorship opportunities, a small cohort, and an emphasis on out-of-the-classroom learning experiences.”

- Jonathan Lee, Cohort 2017