Happening Now - News and Events at the Zane Cohen Centre


3rd Annual Toronto International Sarcoma Symposium - Thursday June 7th and Friday June 8th, 2017

2018 3rd Annual Sarcoma Symposium

: Thursday June 7th and Friday June 8th, 2017

Place: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

This CME accredited two-day multidisciplinary symposium welcomes the attendance of Faculty, Trainees, Allied Health Professionals as well as our Sarcoma patients and their families. Please see the registration link for details.

We look forward to seeing you in June 2018!

To RSVP or for more information, please go to: http://www.torontosarcomasymposium.com/

2nd Annual Polyposis Education Night, November 7, 2017

For families who want to learn the latest on FAP & MAP

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Place: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto
18th Floor Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Refreshments at 6:45pm

To RSVP or for more information, please go to: http://zanecohencentre.com/event/polyposis


7th Annual Lynch Syndrome Education Night, November 1, 2017

For families who want to learn the latest on Lynch Syndrome formerly known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Place: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto
18th Floor Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Refreshments at 6:45pm

To RSVP or for more information, please go to: http://zanecohencentre.com/event/lynch

This event is sponsored by Ann McLaughlin and Joe Aiello.


Night at the Casino - September 21st, 2016

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
Address: 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Join us for Night at the Casino in support of Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases, Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex part of Sinai Health System.

Step back into the roaring twenties for a dazzling night of glitz and glamour, filled with prohibition era entertainment and casino games. Arrive in your best Black Tie attire for this cocktail style event!

All evening long, guests will be entertained by The St. Royals, as well as many other surprise guests. Between 6:30pm and 10pm, patrons can participate in many casino games, including favourites like poker, blackjack and craps. Elaborate food stations and open bar will be offered to all. For more information click (here)

Announcing the launch of the PACE IBD Telemedicine Program - September 16th, 2016

Our Wings to Fight is a local group raising funds for inflammatory bowel disease reasearch. They are hosting a gala on Friday, September 16 at 6:30 PM - 1:00 AM. For more information about the group and tickets, click (here)

Announcing the launch of the PACE IBD Telemedicine Program - June 15th, 2016

Through support from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) centre at Mount Sinai Hospital has embarked on an innovative project to improve access to quality IBD care for individuals living in rural and remote communities throughout Ontario.  As a participant site within the Promoting Access and Care through Centres of Excellence (PACE) network, our IBD team is conducting eVisits through our newly launched telemedicine program. For more information click (here)

To see the PACE IBD Launch webcast on June 15th, click (here)

Colon Cancer Canada's Push For Your Tush Annual 1K/5K Walk & 10K Run - May 26, 2016

Colon Cancer Canada - Push For Your Tush 1K/5K Walk & 10K Run
Let’s kick colorectal cancer in the butt! Join us to raise awareness & funds all while having a booty shaking good time.
Register today at pushforyourtush.ca. For more info visit coloncancercanada.ca.

Zane Cohen Centre Network Newsletter - May 12th, 2016

The Zane Cohen Centre (ZCC) is pleased to showcase our latest research, work and accomplishments.  We are proud of the collaborative team structure consisting of Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Genetic Counsellors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, Molecular and Clinical Geneticists, Researchers, Epidemiologists, Pediatricians and Information Systems specialists. We acknowledge and appreciate your support of all our endeavors as outlined in the newsletter. To read the newsletter, click here.

Pouchitis Research Study - May 1st, 2016

Mount Sinai Hospital is participating in a clinical trial that is looking at the safety and effectiveness of a new enema medication for treating pouchitis in patients who have previously and/or currently not responded to antibiotic treatment. For more details, please see the research study listing here.

6th Lynch Syndrome Education Night, May 27th, 2015.

We were pleased to present the 6th Lynch syndrome education night on May 27th, 2015.   The evening was hosted by Dr. Zane Cohen, director, Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases.  

The audience - the largest to date - heard the latest information about cancer research from Dr. Robert Gryfe. He has completed several studies on Lynch syndrome and will discuss the latest research on cancer risk, screening and prevention in Lynch syndrome.

Dr. Jeff Spodek is the Chief of Urology at the Rouge Valley Health System. He works at the Centenary site in Scarborough, Ontario.  He completed his medical training at the University of Western Ontario in 1998 and completed his fellowship training in Urology in 2003 at the University of Western Ontario.  He will be giving an overview on the types of urinary tract cancers seen in Lynch syndrome including kidney, ureter and bladder cancers.

Brent Mizzen is Director, Policy Development for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). He is responsible for policy development and analysis on industry issues as well as responses to policy demands from government.  Brent will give us the background on insurance and genetic testing, how companies assess individuals for insurance policies, and what the industry's position is on genetic testing.

The event ended with a long question and answer discussion with our panel of experts dealing with everything from diet and nutrition to the risk of developing secondary cancers in LS patients with a previous diagnosis.

Feedback from the patients and their families noted that ‘knowledge is power’ and that there are ‘not many other information sources’ available.

Looking forward to future events, the consensus was summed up by a patient who wrote ‘thank you, you have helped my family enormously”.

Please find the links and videos to these talks here: Link

Ostomy Toronto Manufacturers Fair

Date: Wednesday May 20th, 2015
Where: Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Avenue, 18th floor Auditorium
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Ostomy Toronto would like you to be our special guest at this fantastic event. This is a great opportunity for you to talk to the manufacturers, learn more about all of their products and provide them with feedback. Refreshments will be served.

Crohn's and Colitis Diet Guide: Second Edition book is available now
Friday, April 4th, 2014

crohnscolitisbook2ndedThe Head of Mount Sinai's Division of  Gastroenterology, Dr. A. Hillary Steinhart together with Registered Dietitian Julie Cepo have published a second edition of this companion to Crohn's and Colitis.  This updated second edition, in a very informative and easy-to-understand manner, provides all the necessary guidelines regarding the specific foods that might cause problems, as well as delicious and nutritious recipes that can be enjoyed without compromising this difficult condition. Buy from Indigo now!

Living Well with IBD

Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Campbell House Museum Ballroom
160 Queen Street West, Toronto

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Workshop: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Keynote Speakers for Workshop on Human Rights and Health Equity
Marylin Kanee
Director, Human Rights & Health Equity Office
Mount Sinai Hospital

Moya Teklu
Specialist, Human Rights & Health Equity Office
Mount Sinai Hospital

Panel Discussion:
Dr. Hillary Steinhart
Head, Division of Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital

Rasheed Clarke
IBD patient, Author, Communications Specialist

Jessica Grossman
IBD patient, Actor, Marketer

Julie Grossman
Parent of IBD patient

IBD Network Newsletter

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The Zane Cohen Centre has released a new IBD newsletter that covers various topics such as IBD research, updates and news at the Zane Cohen Centre. The PDF version can be found here.


Welcome Videos to the Zane Cohen Centre

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