World Hemophilia Day is coming! #WHD2016

Sunday April 17th is World Hemophilia day, an event to raise awareness about bleeding disorders. If you are looking for information about hemophilia, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria (ext. 2522).


Information for You:


Information for Your Patients:

  • All About Hemophilia: A Guide for Families, by the Canadian Hemophilia Society (available at the PFLC)
  • PAIN: The Fifth Vital Sign: A resource on managing pain for people with bleeding disorders, by the Canadian Hemophilia Society (available at the PFLC)
  • Website: The Canadian Hemophilia Society

National Medical Librarians Month & Health Literacy Month

October is both National Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month.  The Scotiabank Health Sciences Library and the Patient & Family Learning Centre at St. Michael’s are celebrating all month long with special events, culminating in a Halloween bash!  Remaining events include,

Friday, October 25th – Lunch & Learn: Medical Apps

  • Where: Information Commons (3rd floor, LKSKI)
  • When: 12-1 p.m.
  • Note: No registration is required and a light lunch will be served

Wednesday, October 30th – PFLC Training: “Making the Most of Our Patient Education Resources”

  • Where: Patient & Family Learning Centre, Donnelly Wing Lobby
  • When: 11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.
  • Note: Each training session is 30 minutes; contact to register

Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Celebration hosted by Library & Information Services, including a costume contest/photo booth; trivia trick-or-treating; a house of horrors; and a display of St. Michael’s ghost stories!

  • Where: Information Commons (3rd floor, LKSKI)
  • When: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Note: Bring a costume, or borrow from our selection!