thursday, september 5, 2013
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Tackling the greatest healthcare challenges through innovation in clinical care and policy – Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Sacha Bhatia lead the recently-launched Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) > MORE


Take Note

Women’s xchange presents: Building the Future of Leadership in Women’s Health
On Monday Sept. 16, join us for a panel discussion to learn how six remarkable women have developed their diverse careers and are contributing to the health of women. And, learn about the launch of our exciting $15K Challenge that will award $15,000 or more to various organizations who can help advance the health of women and girls.

New health disciplines and nursing section launches in Connect. For a look at the first piece, set to run in each edition of Connect, visit the section below.


Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Social workers break down barriers and create new ways to deliver care – WCH social workers from the Mother Matters program and the Family Practice Single Session Clinic are improving treatment options and enhancing quality of life for patients.


Accreditation 2013

Back to school, back to eLearning! What better time than now to catch up on your eLearning and ensure you are Accreditation ready!  Complete your eLearning education so that you can show what you know! The RBC eLearning Centre is just a click away. Invest in your professional growth – log in today to start completing your mandatory courses. Click here for more information, or log in now.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke with Women’s College Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Simone Vigod about her research showing that new mothers who live in urban areas may be at greater risk for postpartum depression than women who live in rural areas.



Onsite colposcopy clinic improves cancer screening rates: study
Women who had a colposcopy at a sexual health clinic that provided extra support and counselling were 34 per cent more likely to undergo the cancer screening procedure compared to women who were referred to a hospital or doctor’s office, according to a new study by Women’s College Hospital’s Dr. Sheila Dunn. Click here for the full story.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

REMINDER: Annual Staff Lunch
All staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to join us for lunch, socializing and music as we celebrate the first summer in our new home on Thursday Sept. 12 from 12-2 p.m. Click here for more information.

Register now! The Canadian Association of Ambulatory Care Conference will be held on Sept. 13 and 14. For details on how to register, click here.

The 2013 F.M. Hill Lecture: Who holds the scalpel: Physicians or the Public? To register or for more information, click here.

REMINDER: The deadline for The Joan Lesmond Quality Excellence Award is Sept. 27. The award recognizes both clinical and support teams for their achievements in quality excellence that supports the mission, vision and values of Women’s College Hospital. Nominate a colleague today! > MORE

WCH in the Media

Canadian Living relaunches magazine with monthly column from Dr. Danielle Martin and health stories vetted by WCH experts. > MORE

Dr. Steven Narod’s study on BRCA1 and cancer survival rates gains international attention. > More

For more WCH news articles, click here.


From the Association of Volunteers

The Association of Volunteers is hosting its most significant fundraising event of the year! The 2nd Annual Theatre Night VENUS IN FUR will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Let your family, friends and colleagues know and join us for this entertaining evening filled with laughter and fun. Tickets are on sale now at the WCH information desk. Click here for more information. We hope to see you and your friends there!


From WCH Foundation

Avril Lavigne has partnered with WCHF by inviting all her fans to join her in the world’s largest choir in support of women’s health. No auditions required! Sing today online or at our recording booth at locations across the GTA. Raise Your Voices for WCH! > MORE


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