tuesday august 26, 2014
Connect - Women's College Hospital
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Top News

Study: new tool proves effective in evaluating doctors’ bedside manner – Dr. Tim Dwyer’s latest study is the first to look at medical residents’ collaboration, communication and other soft skills, or what are known as CanMEDS competencies, in orthopedic surgical training. > MORE


From the Association of Volunteers

The Association of Volunteers is participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 19!

Support WCH by signing up to run, walk or wheel with us, by sponsoring a team member, or by making a donation to the campaign. Help us reach our goal of $10,000!

For more information about how you can participate or donate, you can:

  • click here to see our listing on the event website
  • come to the lobby on August 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • drop by the info desk anytime
  • contact Aili Kuutan at wchvolunteers@gmail.com

To sign up to as part of our team, fill out this form and email it to wchvolunteers@gmail.com or drop it off at the info desk.  The Association of Volunteers is covering the race registration fees for participants who sign up to fundraise in exchange for your commitment to raise $250.

Take Note

Women’s College Hospital recognized by Accreditation Canada for leading practice submission – Submission detailed unique project implemented in Complex Care Clinic.

My Health Matters

MyHealthMatters.ca is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stage.  Click here to do a quiz and find out more about mental health, the factors that can affect it and the various types of illnesses. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Join us on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the fourth annual Women for Women’s luncheon! This year’s conversation will focus on women’s mental health, an issue that impacts all women through varying stages of their lives; as mothers, sisters, friends and daughters. Guaranteed to be one of the most thought-provoking luncheons in Toronto this year, join us in celebrating the future of women’s health! > MORE

Women’s Xchange

The $15K Challenge Call for Proposals – The $15K Challenge will award $15,000 or more to individuals in organizations working to advance the health of women and girls. Women’s Xchange can help transform your ideas into research that will make an impact in the communities you serve. To apply, submit your notice of intent by September 2 at 5 p.m. and your application by October 1 at 5 p.m. For more information, click here to view the poster or visit http://womensxchange.ca/15k.


WCH in the Media

Risk of Diabetes Doubles as Disease Rises Sharply in U.S.Bloomberg News Online – Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe

Four signs you’re depressed and how you can overcome it - Chatelaine (Online) - Dr. Valerie Taylor

BRCA2 Mutation Ups Prostate Cancer Death RiskRenal and Urology News (Online) - Dr. Mohammad R. Akbari

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Sony Sierra, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about how women’s fertility changes with age.


From Women’s College Research Institute

Women’s College Research Institute hosts 11th annual Summer Student Research Day – Students present research projects and findings. > MORE


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Magda Stec at
magda.stec@wchospital.ca or ext. 3210.