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  • Examining the Opioid Epidemic from a Public Health Perspective
    Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management & Researcher at the Public Health Dynamic Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh
    Date: Friday, Oct 7, 2016 Time: 1:00-2:00 am
    CHANGE IN LOCATION: Rounds held at Toronto General Hospital, Eaton Wing, 10th floor.

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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. From January 2016 onwards THETA Rounds are available in the live webinar format.
In addition, please explore THETA Rounds ARCHIVE 2008 - 2016, which contains recordings of majority of past lectures.

Upcoming session:

Topic: Examining the Opioid Epidemic from a Public Health Perspective

Speaker: Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD,  Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management and a researcher at the Public Health Dynamic Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh
Date: Oct 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Venue: University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Eaton Bld. 200 Elizabeth Street, Room 10EB240 (10th floor)

Register for a webinar session here.


HTA for Decision Making course – Registration has been extended to Sept 23rd

The 2016 Health Technology Assessment for Decision Making (HTA4DM) workshop will be held on September 28-30, 2016, at Hart House, Universty of Toronto. It is an intensive course on pragmatic HTA tools for decision-makers, industry representatives, and researchers.

Registaration for the course: August 3, 2016
Early Bird deadline: August 19, 2016
Last day to register: September 23, 2016

Please see more information about this course.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016



Dr. Krahn publishes in JAMA and has a book launch in December – Congratulations!

Dr. Murray Krahn and his colleagues from the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine publish an article with new recommendations in JAMA, and the Panel expect a book launch in December in Washington DC. Read more...


THETA's PhD student teaches at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia

Dr. Murray Krahn's PhD student Mary-Ellen Hogan travelled to Ethiopia to teach condensed two weeks course in Pharmacoeconomics at Addis Ababa University. Read more in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy News article.


Posted Aug 3, 2016

THETA's MSc student presents her work at GRIP.

Dr. Murray Krahn's graduate MSc student student, Yasmin Saeed, representing the Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmaceutical Sciences group, presented “Health Utilities (Quality of Life) in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients,” at the Graduate Research in Progress (GRIP) symposium . 

Read more in Pharmacopoeia

Posted Aug 3, 2016

MedsCheck Study – presented at the Ontario Pharmacists Association Annual Conference

After 9 years Ontario's MedsCheck medication review programs  have been evaluated for clinical and cost-effectiveness in a study conducted by the OPEN team…Read more.

Posted Aug 3, 2016

RnaDx Study recruited first participant in June

We are excited to announce that RnaDx study has recruited the first participant on June 23 and obtained the first fine needle aspiration biopsy sample on July 14. Read more...

Posted on July 19, 2016

THETA supports creation of the new BRU unit.

BRU stands for Biostatistics Research Unit. There has been an unmet need at UHN for statistical collaboration and support. Read more...

Posted on July 5, 2016

THETA Collaborative has moved to a new home…

We are thrilled to announce that we have moved to University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital (TGH) Site, as of April 26, 2016. Read more...

 Posted on June 7, 2016



It's celebrated around the world on or near May 20 each year in order to celebrate the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. Read more...

From ACRP Clinical Trials Day website. Posted on May 20, 2016.

The Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) 16th Biennial European Conference: Special Focus on Improving Diagnostic Decision Making

THETA staff members: Valeria E. Rac, MD, PhD; Lusine Abrahamyan, MD MPH PhD has been selected to teach a short course at the prestigious SMDM-European Conference. Read more...

Posted on March 3, 2016

 Quality Indicators for Telehomecare study recruiting participants

As of February 2, THETA began recruitment of heart failure patients and health care providers. Read more...

Posted on March 3, 2016

CAHSPR Conference 2016: A Learning Healthcare System: Let the Patient Revolution Begin!

THETA staff is contributing several oral and poster presentations at the conference. Read more...
Posted on Feb 25, 2016 Conference description and photo adapted from CAHSPR website.

The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) 2016 Conference

ARCC is pleased to announce that its 5th annual conference will take place from May 8th to 9th at the Hilton Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. Read more...

Posted on Jan 12, 2016

THETA Collaborative presents at the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) 2015 - 2nd Biennial Asia-Pacific Conference, January 08 - January 10, 2016, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Theme: Making Difficult Clinical and Policy Decisions: The Example of Ageing and End of Life Care in Asia-Pacific. Read more...

Posted on Jan 8, 2016

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