2020 AMI webinar series

September 14, 2020Conferences

TVASurg has been proudly involved with the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) since our inception. Every year we submit clips from our favourite video releases to the annual AMI Salon, and have been fortunate enough to receive awards on several occasions. This year, in light of covid-19, the AMI has converted the annual meeting to a … Read More

TVASurg Process: 3D Animation

August 24, 2020Process

TVASurg produces educational surgery videos enhanced with 3D animations. We’ve previously discussed the production process for how we produce our 3D models, and this month we’d like to go over how we make those models come to life using 3D animation tools and techniques.  While looking through our archive of animations, it was quite a … Read More

Working from home

July 15, 2020News

Like many people affected by the COVID19 pandemic, we’ve been working from home to help stop the spread of infection. Our new Basics of Hysterectomy video represents many layers of success for us. This was not only our first fully-animated surgical case release as a team, but also the first video we released from our … Read More

Designing a logo for High School Outreach Initiative (HSOI)

June 18, 2020Process

High School Outreach Initiative (HSOI) was started by the the University of Toronto Transplant Institute and Trillium Gift of Life Network to help raise organ donation awareness in high schools across the Greater Toronto Area. HSOI organizes lectures/talks presented by a healthcare professional from top transplant hospitals in Toronto, along with a donor family or … Read More

Taking a break from surgical storytelling

May 27, 2020News

We hope everyone is holding up well during this pandemic. With our work-from-home schedules, we’ve found a bit of extra time to experiment with different recipes when it comes to home cooking. As we step into the third month of social distancing, we’d thought we’d share some of these recipes to brighten up the mood. … Read More

Patient education resources for tele-medicine

April 24, 2020News

We hope everyone is staying safe and sound during these trying times. The TVASurg production team has been dutifully working from home, following the guidance of social distancing. We have also learned that many of our clinician colleagues have been utilizing tele-medicine tools to conduct virtual clinic visits, allowing patients to continue access care from … Read More

TVASurg Process: 3D Modelling

March 20, 2020Process

One of the key features of TVASurg videos, that sets them apart from most of the other educational surgery videos available online, is our 3D animations. As graduates of the esteemed Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto–Mississauga, the TVASurg production team is armed with a complete 3D animation skill set–modelling, rigging, shading, texturing, … Read More

Trans-Atlantic Virtual Reality tumor boards

February 25, 2020News, Research

In the past months, we’ve been taking our virtual reality experiments a bit further; specifically an (Atlantic) ocean apart, to set up our very first experimental VR tumor boards between Toronto, Canada and Dublin, Ireland. Check out an excerpt from the boards in the below video: Big thanks to the invitation by our former fellow … Read More

Filming our Patreon video

January 28, 2020Process

In December we launched our crowdfunding initiative on Patreon with an accompanying video. Along with testimonials from subscribers, we wanted to put our content expert’s faces, instead of their hands, in this video to talk about how the video atlas has helped them teach surgery. Shooting interviews was a new challenge for us. We have … Read More

A short message from TVASurg

December 31, 2019News

Hi there, Happy holidays from the TVASurg team! As we step into our 9th year of production, we’ve taken the time to reflect and revisit our mission and goals in the realm of surgical education. We’ve reached out to our content experts, collaborators, as well our viewers in the past few months, and have created … Read More