TVASurg VR Surgical Anatomy Module public beta release

March 15, 2017News

The TVASurg team is happy to announce the public beta release of our VR Surgical Anatomy Module. We’d like to invite anyone interested in exploring the role of Virtual Reality in healthcare to download, test out and let us know your thoughts on the module. The module is available in 2 versions, one that supports … Read More

The art of surgery

February 22, 2017Bio

It’s safe to say Dr. Linda Lee understands the power of medical illustration for communicating surgery. We learned about Dr. Lee’s work this past July, where she presented at the annual Association of Medical Illustrators conference in Atlanta, Georgia, to present her drawings and discuss her experiences in using medical illustrations to communicate with colleagues … Read More

BMCAA 2016 UnCon

January 20, 2017Conferences, News

For several years now, the Biomedical Communications Alumni Association has hosted an annual, semi-formal gathering at the downtown University of Toronto campus where graduates and current students of the illustrious program convene and share stories about internships, current projects, and working professionally. It’s a day of short talks interspersed with an alumni association general meeting … Read More

Happy holidays from TVASurg!

December 22, 2016News

Dear subscribers and followers, It’s been an exciting year for TVASurg. Not only have we continued to release a new video every month (up to 25 months now!), we’ve also posted our first batch of interactive 3D models, started a team blog to share our ideas and projects, added a new “Lectures and Conferences” section … Read More

Developing VR modules for surgical education

November 15, 2016News

The TVASurg team has always been keen on learning and adapting new technology, with the goal of documenting and presenting the complex and intricate work done by our HPB surgeons in Toronto. As such, our team has started to develop content in Virtual Reality (VR), and explore how the immersive experience that VR brings could … Read More

IHPBA 2016 in Sáo Paulo

November 11, 2016Conferences, News

I would never have thought making animation-enhanced surgical videos would send me to Brazil, but it actually happened this past March. The 2016 annual meeting for the International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA) took place in São Paulo for an attendance of hundreds of HPB and transplant surgeons. Since the earliest days of TVASurg, we have been … Read More

Summer wrap-up featuring Matan Berson

September 22, 2016Bio, News

Summer is…almost over, and we’d like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the work of our awesome summer student, Matan Berson (Class of 2017). As a first year student at the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications Program at the University of Toronto, Matan first contacted us in March, expressing his interest in working with … Read More

AMI Annual Conference 2016

August 30, 2016Conferences

The 71st Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Annual Conference was held this past July in Atlanta, Georgia, and the TVASurg team was honoured to speak at one of the TED-talk style sessions. To address an audience of veteran medical illustrators, we decided to focus less on the techniques and approaches we use in producing our … Read More

Our first demo reel

July 26, 2016News

Since 2011, the Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery team has been deeply entrenched in production, loving every moment of pixel-pinching animation, and re-discovering the awe and wonders found in human anatomy. We would like to share with you a compilation of our endeavors in HPB surgery and multi-organ transplant storytelling–our first demo reel. Through a … Read More