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

Happy holidays from TVASurg!

December 24, 2019News

Dear subscribers and followers, Happy holidays! It’s been another great year for TVASurg. This year, eleven new HPB videos and two OBGYN videos are added to the atlas. You can check out the links in the gallery below for all the cases released this year. We have also continued our journey in developing Virtual Reality … Read More

BMCAA UnCon 2019

December 13, 2019Conferences, News

Once again the esteemed Biomedical Communications Alumni Association hosted its annual one-day “un-conference” this past November at the University of Toronto St. George campus. This event helps practictioners at all levels in the field gain insights into the activities and projects of students, professors, and alumni of the BMC program, as well as kindred spirits in closely related … Read More

TVASurg Process: Filming in the OR

October 10, 2019Process

Over the last ten years, TVASurg has produced dozens of surgical procedure videos and filmed dozens more. For this month’s blog, we’d like to talk about our surgical filming methods. Dr. Ian McGilvray, one of our founding Atlas Editors, has extensive experience in filming open surgeries and developed many of the protocols for TVASurg OR … Read More