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MI Weekly

Welcome to MI Weekly - where you can find all Medical Imaging updates including events, job postings, announcements, faculty/resident/fellow/learner spotlights, and news. This page is updated weekly and replaces the previous weekly MI News and Events Digest. The MI Monthly Newsletter will continue to be sent out, and all relevant information will be added here. 

Have something you want to share with the department? Email to have your news added.

Missed our last Monthly Newsletter? View them here. 

UTORMFA - Introducing 2-Step Identity Verification

MedIT is introducing 2-Step Identity Verification (UTORMFA) for faculty accessing UofT systems off campus. 

This new verification is being added as an additional security verification to protect faculty members and their work. UTORMFA has already been in place for administrators, and we are now asking faculty to self-enroll in the MFA solution. In the near future, all UofT systems will require 2-Step Identity Verification, so we suggest registering ahead of time. 

The Department of Medical Imaging Faculty should self-enroll before Wednesday, September 6, 2023. If you are unable to enroll before then, you will be directed to an enrollment process when accessing systems that require 2-Step Verification. 

Instructions for enrolling in UTORMFA can be found here

Events & Education

Check out these upcoming events or education opportunities!

Department Events

Department events will be posted here.

*NEW* Upcoming Conferences

2023 OAR Contrast Enhanced Mammography CME
September 23, 2023
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Register here

Interprofessional Applied Practical Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions (INTAPT)
Week 1: October 16 - 20, 2023
Week 2: February 12 - 16, 2024
500 University Ave., TO, M5G 1V7
Learn more & Apply 
Apply by September 15

36th Annual Organ Image Review 
October 20 & 21, 2023
Digital Conference
Register here

*New* Derek Harwood-Nash Symposium: Emergency Pediatric Neuroradiology
October 27, 2023
Virtually over Zoom
In-person at PGCRL Auditorium
686 Bay St., TO
Registration closes October 25

*NEW* RSNA Annual Meeting
November 26 - 30, 2023
Chicago, IL

All UT Temerty Medicine upcoming events

Resources for Virtual Care and Teaching (Courtesy of the Centre for Faculty Development)

Citywide Rounds

Breast Imaging Rounds
Tuesday, September 26
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Zoom meeting link/ID to come

*NEW* Education Opportunities

*NEW* NASCI FREE, Virtual Cardiac CT and MR Bootcamp
September 9, 2023 
1 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. EST
Register here

MiTO Certificate in Translational Medicine: Coaching and Mentorship for Clinician-Researchers
*Extended* Deadline to Apply: September 13, 2023
September 20 - December 13, 2023

Job Opportunities

Awards, Committees & Programs

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Submit your work for the upcoming RSNA Annual Meeting to MI

The Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Annual Meeting is coming up, taking place in Chicago from November 26 – 30, 2023, and Medical Imaging is excited to showcase the involvement of our dedicated faculty and learners.

Starting this month leading up to the Annual Meeting, MI will be spotlighting your RSNA presentations, courses, scientific abstracts, educational/technical exhibits, committee services, and other materials for this year’s meeting. We will be including these spotlights in our MI Monthly newsletters in October and November, as well as across our social media channels.

If you are participating in this year’s RSNA Annual Meeting, please submit all presentations, abstracts, and exhibits to If you have photos from previous Annual Meetings, please share those with us as well.

If you’d like to be tagged in your work on social media, please also provide your social media handles for Twitter/X, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook when submitting your work. We sincerely appreciate your assistance in providing your work for the upcoming meeting as we continue to showcase the incredible work and achievements of faculty and learners within our department.  

Internal Review Committee (IRC)
The PGME Internal Review Committee (IRC) provides detailed, qualitative & formative program evaluation for U of T residency training programs to improve training and oversees the internal review of residency training programs according to RCPSC & CFPC accreditation standards. The IRC is looking for 1-2 faculty to join. Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month & run for 2 hours. Terms of Reference

Family Medicine Internal Review Subcommittee (FM-IRSC)
The Family Medicine Internal Review Subcommittee (FM-IRSC) provides detailed, qualitative & formative program evaluation for the Family Medicine (FM) residency program & FM sites to improve training and oversees internal review of the FM residency training program according to RCPSC & CFPC accreditation standards. The FM-IRSC is looking for 8 faculty to join. Meetings are held 4 times/year and run for 2 hours. 

Areas of Focused Competence Internal Review Subcommittee (AFC-IRSC) 
The Area of Focused Competence Internal Review Subcommittee (AFC-IRSC) provides detailed, qualitative & formative program evaluation for the Areas of Focused Competence diploma programs. The AFC-IRSC oversees internal review of the AFC programs according to RCPSC accreditation standards. The committee is looking for 8 faculty to join. Meetings take place 4 times/year and run for 2 hours.

Health Humanities Working Group
The Health Humanities Working Group surveys & evaluates current health humanities programs & activities across Temerty Faculty of Medicine. The working group will formulate a strategic plan for the integration of health humanities in medical education throughout the learning stages. There are 5 faculty spots available. Meetings take place 4 times/year and run for 1.5 hours.

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 6, 2023.

Radiology trainees are invited to complete a survey for a UHN Quality Improvement (QI) project on Trainee Wellbeing. This survey will help us better understand and improve the diagnostic imaging trainee experience at U of T. The survey will take approx. 3 - 5 minutes. We appreciate your help. 

Take the survey here. 

The Hold'em for life Oncology Fellowships are now open for applications! U of T residents and clinical fellows pursuing cancer research at any of the Faculty of Medicine's nine affiliated teaching hospitals who are interested in applying for the 2-year fellowship can submit their applications by Oct. 6, 2023.

Find more information here. 

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Call for 2023 Proposals

Postgraduate Medical Education continues to offer the Medical Humanities Education Matching Funding Grant in the amount of $5,000 per project proposal, distributed on a semi-annual basis. 

Each proposal will require a matching funding commitment from the submitting department/division, i.e., if the project budget is $4,500 – a letter from the department chair committing to $2,250 is required. Funding will be provided for a one-year period, and applicants must agree to submit a project report at end of the period.

PGME will transfer the awarded funds to the successful applicant’s Academic Department in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Business Managers will provide Financial Information Services (FIS) account numbers to facilitate this transfer within four weeks of application approval or the funding offer will be withdrawn. The Academic Department will be responsible for the disbursement of funds to the successful applicant.

More information 

The Longitudinal Academic Mentorship Program (LAMP), a University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine initiative, aims to connect medical trainees and physicians in informal settings to encourage dialogue about day-to-day life and stresses with a goal of addressing communication barriers between vertical levels of training in medicine.

This program facilitates peer-to-peer and physician-to-trainee mentorship through groups consisting of 4 - 6 medical students from all four years, one resident, and one faculty member. Groups will meet online or in-person two to six times a year during off-hours through mentee-organized socials. In past years, groups have attended hockey games, escape rooms, laser tag, potlucks, and more.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic resident physicians and faculty members to represent Diagnostic Radiology. If you're interested in becoming a part of LAMP for the September 2023 - May 2024 term (12 - 16 hour commitment), please sign up here.

For more information, read the LAMP Mentor Guide here. 

MI has several Committee opportunities for faculty and administrative staff.

MI Faculty service opportunities:

  • Research Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Appeals Committee

There are also committee opportunities for MI administrative staff:

  • Faculty Council
  • Faculty Council Executive Committee

Those interested in filling committee vacancies should contact Todd Coomber, Faculty Affairs Officer at

MI in the news

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Imaging Features of Gastrointestinal Neoplasms Complicating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are at heightened risk of GI malignancies, which include various cancers. A recent review published by MI's Dr. Lilyane Saleh, a PGY4 resident, under the guidance of Dr. Nasir Jaffer and Dr. Dilkash Kajal, discusses the different imaging techniques used to detect those GI malignancies.

Headshot, Dr. Tanya Chawla

Canadian Association of Radiologists Practice Guidelines for Computed Tomography Colonography

Authored by U of T Assistant Professor & Divisional Head, Abdominal Imaging Dr. Tanya Chawla, these updated practice guidelines provide a toolkit for imagers and technologists looking to add Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC) to their practice. 

MI Acknowledgements


  • Congratulations to Dr. Adam Min on his successful completion of term as Chief Resident in the Diagnostic Residency Program! During his term, he worked with Deputy Chief Resident Dr. Sandra Fiset to implement MESH, a new call and leave system. Thanks for all your incredible work, Dr. Min!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Fiset on her promotion to Chief Resident after a successful term as Deputy Chief Resident! 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Taryn Rohringer who has been appointed Deputy Chief Resident! 

PGME continues to offer the Medical Humanities Education Matching Funding Grant in the amount of $5,000 per project proposal, distributed on a semi-annual basis. The deadline for applications is October 13, 2023. Visit MI Weekly for more information:

RT @SupriyaKulk: Summer 23’ has been a bit of good , bad and ugly !! But here I am kicking back at an intense 5 day of teaching boot camps…

The Canadian Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Radiology Society (CETARS) Executive Committee currently has an opening for a Resident Representative! The 2-year term is open to Canadian radiology residents with a current CAR membership. Application deadline is Aug. 30, 2023.

RT @UofT: #UofT ranked first in Canada, among top 25 universities globally in @ShanghaiRanking 🌎

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