June 15, 2013
SAVE THE DATE: The 5th Annual SPARC Network Meeting
The 2013 SPARC Network Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. This meeting will be a great opportunity to get exciting updates on all of our ongoing SPARC studies so please stay tuned for more details!
March 26, 2013
Grand Challenges Canada Application - Please Show Your Support!
A Canadian grant agency is using social networking to contribute to their review process by having each investigator post a 2-minute animated explanation of their project to try to win support from the community. This is a U of T grant application by Tim Chan (Engineering), Dr. Laurie Morrison (Emergency Medicine), Yu Ling Cheng (Global Health), and partners in Bangladesh to try to develop a simulation model to optimize transportation routes (through traffic, population density and urban upheavals) for ambulances in a city in Bangladesh to quickly transport the sick and injured to a hospital. This simulation model will have important contributions to the transport of the sick and injured in developing and developed countries and the software application has the potential to save many lives where time-sensitive interventions are helpful. Tim Chan's brother is the animation expert behind the short video!
Please click here and select like this application to show your support!
March 4, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Steve Lin and Lindsay Cheskes who were awarded the CAEP 2013 Research Grant for their submission, "Assessing Public Perceptions of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Bystander Willingness to Act in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest"!
January 14, 2013
Congratulations to Toronto ROC Co-PI Dr. Sheldon Cheskes who was recently awarded "Best Research Poster" by the National Association of EMS Physicians!
Media Releases and Articles
May 22, 2013
CPRS graduate Dr. Aaron Orkin is doing great research. His work was featured earlier this month in a Globe and Mail article, on Radio Canada International, and in a segment on CTV news.
May 2, 2013
Dr. Laurie Morrison is featured ina St. Michael's Hospital media release for her contribution to developing a new mathematical formula that optimizes the placement of AEDs with U of T professor, Timothy Chan.
March 15, 2013
Dr. Laurie Morrison is featured in a MedIndia article entitled, "In-hospital Cardiac Arrest Care And Survival Must Be Improved: Consensus."
March 4, 2013
Dr. Laurie Morrison, Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Dr. Damon Scales and Dr. Paul Dorian are all featured in a Globe and Mail article covering the ROC ALPS and ICE PACS trials!
February 28, 2013
Global News publishes an article on the ROC ALPS and ICE PACS trials.
February 27, 2013
Dr. Laurie Morrison and Dr. Sheldon Cheskes appear in a Toronto Sun article on cardiac arrest resuscitation trials.
February 26, 2013
A media release on the ICE PACS and ROC ALPS trials is available on the St. Michael's Hospital website.