UHN Clinical Epidemiology - Health Services Research 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

All our sessions are held at the following place and time; unless otherwise stated:

Place: Toronto General Hospital, Eaton Building, 10th Floor, 200 Elizabeth St, Rm 10EB240
Time: 1 - 2 pm

In addition, recordings to past ClinEpi Rounds 2017 - Current, containing recordings of full lectures, can be found below.


Jan 31, 2020
Title: Decreasing the Burden of Prostate Cancer through Novel Methods of Early Detection
by Douglas Cheung, MSc (candidate IHPME), Surgeon Scientist Trainee, Urology, Princess Margaret Cancer Care – University Health Network. Research Focus: To develop a conditional risk clinical decision-making and costing model for renal masses suspicious for malignancy.

Feb 28, 2020
Title: TBA by June Lam, BSc, MDCM, CSP Pregraduate student, Psychiatric Fellow in Transgender and Youth Mental Health, University of Toronto.

Mar 13, 2020
Title: TBA by Karen Chung, BHSc (Hon), MD, MSc (student), MSc student, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Mar 27, 2020
Title: TBA
by Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; internal medicine physician, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network.

Apr 17, 2020
Title: TBA
by Christopher Parshuram, MB.ChB. DPhil. FRACP, staff physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children; a Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluation Sciences at the SickKids Research Institute; and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and faculty in Critical Care Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

May 1, 2020
Title: TBA
by Romina Brignardello, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.

May 15, 2020
Title: TBA
by Matthew Castelo, MSc (candidate IHPME), Surgeon Scientist Trainee, St. Michael’s Hospital, General Surgery. Research Focus: Wait times and surgical outcomes in young women with breast cancer.

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Jan 17, 2020

Reducing the use of deep sedation for routine hospital-based colonoscopy.
Colin Sue-Chue-Lam, MSc (candidate IHPME), Surgeon Scientist Trainee, St. Michael’s Hospital, General Surgery. Research Focus: Defining cancer risk in Lynch syndrome across MMR mutations.

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Nov 15, 2019
Clinical Decision Analysis in Obstetrics
Rohan D’Souza MD MSc FRCOG PhD, FCPS DNB DGO DFP, a specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Clinician-Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto

Nov 1, 2019
Estimating stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients aged 66-74 years without other risk factors for stroke
Husam Abdel-Qadir, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABIM, Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute; Cardiologist, Women’s College Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Adjunct Scientist, ICES.

June 28, 2019
A Practice-based Clinical Research Network: National and International Experience
Prakeshkumar (Prakesh) Shah, MSc, MBBS, MD, DCH, MRCP, FRCPC, Associate Staff Physician, Neonatology, the Hospital for Sick Children; and an adjunct faculty and Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

June 14, 2019
Assessment of functional capacity in surgical patients: implications of the METS Study
Duminda Wijeysundera, MD, FRCPC, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital; Staff Physician, Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital and University Health Network; Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

May 17, 2019
Measuring stuff: what’s right? What’s wrong?
Brian Feldman, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Health Policy Management & Evaluation, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is Division Head of Rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children
Webinar: Due to technical problems only slides are available (without audio).

May 3, 2019

Program Development to Research: Trials and Tribulations
Sarbjit Vanita Jassal, MSc, MB BCh, MB BChir, MD, Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI); Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

April 12, 2019

Value of Information as a Tool for Clinical Trial Design Description.
An-Wen Chan, MD, DPhil, FRCPC; Phelan Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Staff Consultant in Dermatology & Mohs Surgery, Women’s College Hospital; Associate Professor, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.
Webinar: At the request of the speaker no recording was taken.

Mar 15, 2019


Value of Information as a Tool for Clinical Trial Design Description.
Anna Heath, PhD, a biostatistician at the Child Health Evaluative Sciences department at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

Mar 1, 2019


Practice Patterns and Long-Term Health Outcomes of Bilateral Oophorectomy at Benign Hysterectomy.
Maria Cusimano, MSc Master’s student in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s Clinical Epidemiology program, and a recipient of the 2018-19 Women’s Health Scholars Award.

February 15, 2019


Is Bayes Better? The Logic of Statistics and the Case of ECMO.
Ewan Goligher MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a physician-scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.

February 1, 2019

Using big data and patient-reported measures to measure quality and outcomes in General Internal Medicine
Amol Verma, MD, staff physician in General Internal Medicine and research fellow in the Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training at St. Michael’s Hospital.
(Please note: due to technical problems audio starts at 14:35 min and it is missing at the 29:28 - 44:39 interval. Apologies for the inconvenience.)

January 18, 2019


Association Between Receipt of Palliative Care and Important End-of-Life Outcomes in Adults with Noncancerous Disease.
Kieran Quinn MD MSc FRCP(C), a General Internist and health services researcher in Toronto .

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Speaker & Topic

December 14, 2018


Using administrative data when follow-up times vary among patients: options for longitudinal analysis.
Eleanor Pullenayegum, BA, MA, PhD, Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and as Associate Professor in the Dala Lana School of Public Health, at the University of Toronto

November 30, 2018


Exploring repeated outcomes in healthcare utilization using recurrent event models.
Rinku Sutradhar, PhD, Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Senior Core Scientist, Pogram Lead, ICES Central, Cancer Research Program; Fellowship, Statistical Genetics, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, University of Toronto; Affiliate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute.

November 16, 2018


Understanding the Relationship Between Pain Trajectories and Well-being in Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy: A Cohort Study.
Dr. Heather M. Shearer, DC, FCCS(C), MSc, is a Clinical Research Manager, Chiropractic Clinical Specialist, at UOIT-CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation.

November 2, 2018


Personalized Medicine: Buzzword or Reality?.
Peter Jüni MD, FESC, the Director of the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and a Professor at the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

October 5, 2018


Big Data analysis for understanding instead of predicting: an example with ICD-10 diagnostic codes and traumatic brain injury.
Michael Escobar, PhD, Professor at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

September 21, 2018

The word ‘cancer’ and patient preferences in low risk thyroid malignancies

George Tomlinson, MSc, PhD is the director of the BRU, a scientist in the Department of Medicine at UHN/Mt Sinai Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, in the Division of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Imaging, all at the University of Toronto and
Peter Dixon MD, Resident in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and MSc student in Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Research at Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto

July 6, 2018


Exploring Patient-centered Care for Women with Ductal Carcinoma in situ: A Qualitative Study.
Bryanna Barr Nyhof, MD medical researcher in the Department of Clinical Decision-Making and Health Care, University Health Network.She is also an MSc candidate in the department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, specializing in health services research.

June 29, 2018


The path from drug approval to drug reimbursement where does 'Real World Data' fit‎?
Dr. Claire Bombardier, Professor of Medicine, U of T; Director, Division of Rheumatology, U of T, Director, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Rebecca MacDonald Center for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease; Director, Clinical Decision Making and Health Care Division, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network

Jun 22, 2018


Appraising Qualitative Research for Qualitative Evidence Syntheses.
Umair Majid, MEd, MSc, Research Associate, TGHRI, Curriculum Designer, Program Developer, and Instructor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Jun 15, 2018


Impact of Timing of Aneurysm Treatment on Clinical Outcomes in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Dr. Sapna Rawal, MSc, CM, MD, is a diagnostic neuroradiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital and Women’s College Hospital; she is also PhD candidate in the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research program at IHPME, supervised by Dr. Andreas Laupacis.

May 18, 2018


Improving Surveillance for and Management of Prosthetic Hip and Knee Joint Infections .
Christopher E. Kandel, MD, is a resident in internal medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario and he does research in Internal Medicine (General Medicine). His most recent publication is 'Elevator buttons as unrecognized sources of bacterial colonization in hospitals.

May 4, 2018


Utilization of re-resection in T1 bladder cancer and the impact on oncological outcomes – a population-based study.
Marian Severin Wettstein MMed (University of Zürich), MSc (c), Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

April 20, 2018


Competing risks in survival analysis.
Peter Austin, MSc, PhD, Senior scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Schulich Heart Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute; Full professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Senior scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)

April 6, 2018


Long term attributable health care costs following hand trauma.
Heather Baltzer MD, MSc, FRCSC,Clinician Investigator, Krembil Research Institute (Krembil); Assistant Professor, Junior Resident Education Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hand Program

March 23, 2018


PODS - Patient Oriented Discharge Summary project.
Shoshana Hahn-Goldberg, PhDPost-Doctoral Fellow, OpenLab, UHN, OpenLab, University of Toronto

March 9, 2018


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
Webinar: At the request of the speaker no recording was taken.

February 23, 2018

What comes next? Uptake of cancer risk reduction strategies by women who receive inconclusive results from BRCA1/2 testing. (audio) (slides)
Fahima Dossa, MSc, Resident Physician, General Surgery, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, U of T.

February 9, 2018

Falls in older patients with cancer: Impact on treatment, fall assessment and reporting
Schroder Sattar, MN, PhD(c), a registered nurse and a doctoral candidate at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Canada.

January 26, 2018

Statistical Evaluation of Surrogate Endpoints in Chronic Diseases.
Bettina E Hansen MSc, PhD, is senior biostatistician and associate Professor at IHPME, University of Toronto and Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital and is affiliated with the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

January 12, 2018

Cardiac rehabilitation around the globe: Availability/capacity and characteristics
Sherry L. Grace, PhD, holds her primary appointment as Full Professor in the Faculty of Health at York University. She is also appointed at the University Health Network, University of Toronto, as Sr. Scientist with the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Prevention Program and member of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

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Speaker & Topic

November 17, 2017


Acute exacerbation and chronic disease management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF): A Survey of Canadian Respirologists
Lee Fidler, MD is a respriologist with an interest in the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases. He completed his medical training and respirology fellowship at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in pulmonary fibrosis at the University Health Network.

December 1, 2017

What I Learned From 10 Years as a Contributing Writer for JAMA (slides)

Dr. Allan Detsky MD MSc FRCPC, Physician-in-Chief Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Senior Scientist, Division of Clinical Investigation and Human Physiology, Toronto General Research Institute.

December 15, 2017

Understanding and Reducing Barriers to Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction in Ontario (slides)

Helene Retrouvey, MSc, Resident Physician, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto.