Biomedical communications for liver transplants

July 17, 2017Bio

For this month’s blog post, we’d like to reach back and give a shout out to one of our previous interns, Naveen Devasagayam, who worked with the TVASurg team in the summer of 2014 to complete an in-depth patient teaching video on the living donor right hepatectomy procedure. In Naveen’s own words: While completing a … Read More

Publication in Journal of Visualized Surgery

June 16, 2017News, Publications

The Toronto Video Atlas of Liver, Pancreas and Transplant Surgery is happy to announce our publication in the Journal of Visualized Surgery. In collaboration with Dr.s Anne Agur and Jodie Jenkinson of the University of Toronto, “Depicting surgical anatomy of the porta hepatis in living donor liver transplantation” describes the process of developing an animation-enhanced … Read More

Forging the initiative into patient teaching

May 15, 2017Bio

Teaching surgical trainees through our videos is not the only objective we have here at The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery. Educating patients is just as important to us. Because the videos for surgeons are not appropriate for patients to watch, we decided to repurpose it for patients.    To make our first TVASurg patient … Read More

TVASurg VR Surgical Anatomy Module public beta release

March 15, 2017News

The TVASurg 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 the … 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