Spotlight on Toronto Rehab at UHN AGM

At University Health Network’s Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2016, the spotlight shone on some incredible work at Toronto Rehab.

Inventor of the Year Award to TRI Researchers

Drs. Hisham Alshaer, T. Douglas Bradley and Geoff Fernie were presented the UHN Inventor of the Year Award for leading the way in developing innovative new technologies and treatments to better equip us to respond to the growing number of people living with sleep apnea and its related health conditions.

The team founded BrescoTec Inc. around a device called BresoDx, which uses proprietary acoustic and movement recording technology as an aid in the diagnosis of sleep apnea. It is a portable, self-contained and battery-operated device patients can use at home.

Sleep Apnea affects about 10 per cent of adults globally but is not widely diagnosed, especially outside North America. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications, including increased risk of hypertension, stroke and heart failure, and has been linked to a higher risk of traffic accidents due to sleepiness.

Read more at UHN News

In Photo (BresoTec Inc.): UHN Inventor of the Year team of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute researchers who are key members of BresoTec Inc. (L to R) Drs. Hisham Alshaer, T. Douglas Bradley and Geoff Fernie.

Last year’s Inventor of the Year also hailed from Toronto Rehab: Rock Star Scientist Dr. Milos Popovic

UHN Local Impact Award to Lyndhurst Centre Team

The Local Impact Awards recognize employees or teams whose work has significantly improved patient care or the workplace for staff at UHN.

The Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) Team at Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre received the Local Impact Award - Team for their work launching the Spinal Cord Injury rehab version of PODS as well as their dedication to ensuring patients are prepared for, and safe, leading up to their discharge.

Congratulations to team members Melanie Alappat, Stacey Budden, Heather Flett, Joshua Forbes, Sandra Mills, Helen Morris, Carol Scovil, Anthony Simas and  Anellina Ventre.

Read more in the UHN 2015-16 Year in Review. Look for Toronto Rehab Foundation on pages 50-51 and great stories about Toronto Rehab throughout.