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    Wendy Ungar MSc, PhD, Senior Scientist at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto Date: Mar 30, 2018 Time: 1:00-2:00pm Venue: Toronto General Hospital, Eaton Building, 10th Fl, 200 Elizabeth St, Rm 10EB240
  • Localized economic modeling to optimize public health strategies for HIV treatment and prevention
    Bohdan Nosyk, BA(h), MA, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, St. Paul's Hospital CANFAR Chair in HIV/AIDS Research Date: Mar 9, 2018 Time: 1:00-2:00pm Venue: TGH, Eaton Building, 10th Fl, 200 Elizabeth St, Rm 10EB240
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THETA Rounds

Since 2008 THETA has been hosting lecture series THETA Rounds and inviting world experts to address various issues related to Health Technology Assessment, Clinical Research and Health Policy and Ethics fields. Read more...

Topic: Understanding value in the personalized monitoring of therapeutic outcomes in oncology: Prospects and caveats.

Speaker: Dr. Ioannis Prassas, a Staff Scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Venue: Toronto General Hospital, Eaton Building, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 10th Fl, Rm # 240
Webinar: Registration page

UHN ClinEpi Rounds

The UHN Clinical Epidemiology – Health Services Research Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Topic: Localized economic modelling to optimize public health strategies for HIV treatment and prevention

Speaker:   Shoshana Hahn-Goldberg, PhD,  Post-Doctoral Fellow, OpenLab, UHN, OpenLab, University of Toronto
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Venue: Toronto General Hospital, Eaton Building, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 10th Fl, Rm # 240



Save the Date: Health Technology Assessment for Decision Making 2018

The 2018 Health Technology Assessment for Decision Making workshop will be held on June 25 - 27, 2018 at Toronto General Hospital, THETA Collaborative, Toronto, Ontario. Registration will start March 1, 2018. Check the poster and the course page for more details. More information will be available as registration opens. 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant awarded to THETA team members and investigators.

Beate Sander, together with three of her PI colleagues and a team of Co-Investigators, that included Murray Krahn and William Wong, a CIHR Project Operating Grant of over one million dollars for their proposal: "Achieving hepatitis C elimination in Canada; addressing the needs of the diverse groups at risk". The team plans "to provide decision and policy makers with information so that the most effective screening and treatment programs can be developed to prevent complications and deaths from hepatitis C and to achieve hepatitis elimination in Canada." Congratulations on this achievement!

Connaught Global Challenge Award funds Global Fibrosis Network

Principal Investigator Professor Craig Simmons’ “Global Fibrosis Network” will address fibrotic diseases, a condition that affects multiple organs and can cause severe pain. Beate Sander, one of the Co-Investigators, represents the area of HTA on the interdisciplinary team. The Connaught funding will help a local fibrosis network go global and to foster research, strengthen innovation and training capacity, including early HTA.

THETA student featured in the UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT) Times

Teresa Tsui, Dr. Murray Krahn's PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science, was presented in the recent edition of the UHN Office of Research Trainees Times in the Conference Reports section. Her oral presentation at the ISOQOL conference this past October was possible thanks to a travel award from UHN Office of Research Trainees as well as the CIHR Travel Award. Read full article here.

Not Just a Reason, But the Ability, to Smile Again

Dr. Heather Baltzer, Dr Murray Krahn's students, is  one of a few surgeons in Canada offering a the smile reinnervation surgery to adults. Read more…

Adapted from UHN Newsroom. Posted on December 1, 2017

Congratulations to Valeria Rac's Trainees!!!

Morgan Slater, PhD has been awarded the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research 2017 Education Fund.

Aleksandra Stanimirovic, PhD has been awarded a training grant by Diabetes Action Canada and Mentoring Group & Patient-Oriented Research Network.

Read more…

Posted on Nov 21, 2017


Congratulations to... 

Rohan D’Souza, MD, MRCOG, FCPS, DNB, DGO, DFP recent application submitted to the CIHR Operating Grant: New Investigator grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health competition entitled, "Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: addressing critical knowledge gaps for the use of tranexamic acid." was successful.

Lauren Ramsay, BSc, MSc won the 1st price for her three-minute presentation (3MT™style) on “Measles Control during Elimination: Is Current Public Health Action Worth the Effort?” at the Vaccine Sciences Symposium.

Stephen Mac, BSc, MBiotech successfully obtained a CIHR Travel Award to present his work on “A cost-effectiveness analysis of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s novel outpatient stroke rehabilitation program using patient-level administrative data” at SMDM this year.

Many congrats to all!!!

Posted on Nov 20, 2017

Dreamers, Nightmares and Reveille

An insightful opinion piece by Ava John-Baptiste, PhD; Assistant Professor, Western University, on current issues of race, immigration, roconcilliation and engagement. Reprinted from SMDM Fall 2017 Newsletter. Read more...



Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces receipients of CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship and an Education Fund Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Morgan Slater! She was recently awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health System Impact Fellowship and an Education Fund Fellowship from the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. Dr. Slater will be working with Dr. Heather Ross and Dr. Valeria Rac to improve care provided to patients with heart failure in specialized heart failure clinics. Read more...

Beate Sanders was elected to the SMDM Governance Board.

The Society for Medical Decision Making has just announced the outcome of the recent election for 2017 - 2018 Officers and Trustees. Beate Sanders, THETA's Director of the Health Modeling & Health Economics and Population Health Economics Research (PHER), has been newly elected vice-president of SMDM for 2017 – 2018.

Congratulations Beate!

Congratulations Aleksandra!

Aleksandra Stanimirovic, a Senior Research Analyst at THETA, graduated and obtained her PhD diploma in August 2017 from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. At THETA she is currently involved in the Program Evaluation of Telehomecare for Patients with Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and working with Dr Valeria Rac, THETA Director of Clinical Research.

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Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) UHN - Toronto General Hospital