The Global Network for Spirituality and Health (GNSAH) joins Sosido

GNSAH Logo-FinalGNSAH members receive their first Sosido digest this week, and other Sosido members can customize their digests to follow the research of the GNSAH community. We look forward to featuring the work of the clinicians and researchers from around the world working to enhance the provision of high quality comprehensive and compassionate care to patients and families through the integration of spirituality into health systems. GNSAH is based out of the GW Institute of Spirituality and Health (GWISH) at George Washington University. (More about GNSAH.)

Welcome GNSAH members! If you’d like more information about how Sosido works, see our series of 2-minute video tutorials.

Cross Cancer Institute joins Sosido

AHS LogoWe’re delighted to welcome the Cross Cancer Institute to Sosido. Cross Cancer Institute is the comprehensive cancer centre for northern Alberta, and is one of two tertiary cancer centres in the province, a lead centre for the province-wide prevention, research and treatment program. Members of the Cross Cancer Institute  receive their first email digest this week, and other Sosido members can customize their digests to follow the work of the Cross Cancer Institute. (Read more about the Cross Cancer Institute.)

Welcome to Sosido!

Inviting Canadian hematology/oncology departments to participate in Sosido free of charge!

Sosido is inviting hematology and oncology hospital/academic departments across Canada the opportunity to have their own community on Sosido, free of charge.

  • Stay current on the work of your department colleagues. Even though you work just down the hall, we know it can be hard to keep up with the research of your colleagues. Sosido will automatically track the publications of your department members and send out a weekly email summary of all new publications, along with news from your department and abstracts from journals you choose.
  • Raise the profile of your department. Others can follow your department’s research through Sosido, like your hospital’s foundation, university leaders and granting bodies.

Sosido is an online knowledge sharing network for healthcare associations, research groups and hospital/academic departments, started in 2011, now with over 20 groups and 10,000 individual members participating.

For more information or to set up your department community on Sosido, please contact Tanis Steward at tanis@sosido.com.
  • The fine print: This offer is available until December 31, 2016, to a limited number of Canadian hematology and oncology departments, on a first-come-first-served basis.


Clinical fellowship training opportunity in paediatric haematological pathology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

The Division of Haematopathology, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto will be offering a “clinical fellowship in paediatric haematological pathology” starting July 2017. Application deadline is September 1, 2016.

Haematopathology at Sickkids:


University of Toronto Laboratory Medicine fellowship programs:


Interested trainees can contact me directly for detailed and specific information.

Best regards,


Dr. Mohamed Abdelhaleem

Head, Division of Haematopathology

Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Rm 3691, 555 University Avenue

Toronto ON M5G1X8

Tel  416 813 6434


Assistant: Tracey Attfield  Tel 416 813 5691  tracey.attfield@sickkids.ca

Have a great conference CVAA!

Vascular access experts from across Canada gather in Sosido’s hometown of Vancouver this week for the 41st Annual CVAA Conference. Please come visit Sosido at our skills lab session on Wednesday afternoon or at our booth (right next to the CVAA booth in the exhibit hall). Safe travels and have a great conference!


Sosido now available to hospital and academic departments

CHUM_widget.2Sosido will scan for the publications of your hospital/ academic department or research group members (no work on your part), alert authors as soon as their articles are released, send a weekly summary of articles to all members, and provide a widget (see right) to automatically display a current and complete list of publications on your department’s website. View a 2-minute video tour of Sosido.

For more information, contact Tanis Steward at tanis@sosido.com.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best for 2016.

Season’s greetings from Sosido

christmas_wreath_graphicWe wish you happiness and health this holiday season. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and research with Sosido over the past year. We look forward to keeping up with your work in 2016.

The Canadian Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) joins Sosido

All_association_logos_for_blog_very_bottomPodiatrists from across Canada have joined the Sosido network, receiving their first email digest this week. Other Sosido members can customize their digests to follow the work of CPMA, dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among Canadians about the importance of good foot health care. (Read more about CPMA.)

Welcome CPMA members! For more information about how Sosido works, see our series of 2-minute video tutorials.


Online survey to set priorities for a website on Return to Work following cancer


Please find below a note from the Cancer and Work Website Project Team, inviting your participation in a 10-minute survey identifying the most important topics, tools and resources you think should be included on the RTW website:

Dear Potential Participant:

The Cancer and Work Website Project Team (see team names below) are creating a website about Return to Work following a cancer experience. The aim of the website is to provide information, resources and tools to cancer survivors, health care providers and employers. The Cancer and Work website project is funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).

To prioritize the creation and upload of resources for our website, we would appreciate your help identifying the most important topics, tools and resources you think should be included on the RTW website. We also invite you to share the resources you are using to support cancer survivors with their return to work.

We are contacting individuals who are clinicians, cancer survivors, or employers from across Canada to complete this survey. If it happens that you are a cancer survivor and also a health care professional or an employer, we invite you to complete the survey for each of these roles. While some questions will look similar, they address different aims, depending whether you are completing the survey as a clinician, a cancer survivor, or an employer.

It may take approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey. If you have any questions as a survey participant related to the ethics of this survey, you can contact University Health Network Ethics Board at (416)581-7849.

If you have any questions regarding this project please do not hesitate to e-mail the Project leads at:

christine.maheu@cancerandwork.ca OR maureen.parkinson@cancerandwork.ca

If you wish to receive updates about the project, you can sign up for our mailing list at: http://www.cancerandwork.ca/

Thank you for your participation.

Please click the link below to complete the survey.



The Cancer and Work Website Project Team:

Project Co-Leads:

Christine Maheu, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University & Clinical Scientist, Cancer Survivorship Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto.

Maureen Parkinson, M.Ed. C.C.R.C., Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor, Provincial Psychosocial Oncology Program, B.C. Cancer Agency, Vancouver.

Project Team Members:

Margaret Oldfield, PhD, University of Toronto

Mary Stergiou-Kita, PhD, University of Toronto

Mary Jane Esplen, RN PhD, University of Toronto & Director, de Souza Institute

Margareth Zanchetta, RN PhD, Ryerson University

Lori Bernstein, Ph.D, C.Psych, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto

Claudia Hernandez, PT, BPT, MRSc & Patient Representative

Carla Hathaway Patient Representative

Alysha Savji, RN, MScN (c).

Website Host: de Souza Institute, University Health Network, Toronto.

Project Partners:

de Souza Institute

Canadian Cancer Society (Heather Sinardo)

National Institute of Disability Management and Research (Joyce Gravelle)

Canadian Cancer Survivorship Network (Jackie Manthorne)

Canadian Cancer Action Network (Marjorie Morrison)

Project Manager: Renuka Satchithananthan