ISAEC Educational Videos
ISAEC: The Provincial Model to Address the Current Gaps in Care of Low Back Pain
Barriers in Practice in Ontario (14:29) and The Continuum of Low Back Pain
Roadmap for Low Back Pain Continuum:
High Yield Clinical Assessment
The ISAEC Process
Evidence Based Management: Fact vs. Fiction
Bridging the Gap between Patient-Provider Expectations
Y. Raja Rampersaud, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.
Medical Director, Back and Neck Specialty Program, Altum Health, UHN
Immediate Past President Canadian Spine Society.
South America-born Dr. Rampersaud graduated in 1992 with his honours Medical Degree from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in London, Ontario and completed Orthopaedic specialty training at UWO in 1997. Two fellowships followed – in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at UWO in 1997 and in Neurosurgical Spine Surgery in 1998 at University of Tennessee, Memphis. Currently an Associate Professor in Surgery at University of Toronto, Dr. Rampersaud joined University Health Network’s Divisions of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery as a consultant in 1999.
Dr. Rampersaud is nationally and internationally recognized leader and innovator in minimally invasive spinal surgery. His clinical research focuses on the comparative effectiveness and safety of different surgical techniques as well as improvements in the delivery of patient centered spine care. Dr. Rampersaud has numerous publications in leading spine journals and regularly lectures across Canada, the United States, and around the world. He is an accomplished and award winning surgical teacher. Dr. Rampersaud has recently completed a two year term as the president of the Canadian Spine Society and has been instrumental in the development of spine care advocacy efforts across Canada.
Julia Alleyne BHsc, MD, CCFP, Dip Sports Med, FACSM
Dr. Alleyne is a Sport Medicine physician and physiotherapist who is the current Medical Director of Sport CARE at Women’s College Hospital and staff physician at the University of Toronto David Macintosh Sport Medicine Clinic. She is an Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Her past contributions to the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine include; 2003-2004 President, Founding Chair of the Team Physician Committee, the Fellowship Committee and the Team Physician Education Committee, author of the 1998 and 2008 Exercise and Pregnancy Position Statements and Founding course director of the CASM Advanced Sport Medicine Course.
Her research and educational programs are focused on Women and Sport and Dr. Alleyne was honoured by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity as a recipient of the 2003 Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity Award.
In 2009, she completed a Masters of Science in Community Health and focused her studies on Education in the Health professions. She has used these skills to develop curriculum for the 5 Weekend MSK certificate program, faculty development courses and train-the trainer programs. She works as an educational consultant and has successfully launched innovative curriculum for clients across the country including the British Columbia Medical Association, Centre for Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) and the Ontario Chiropractic Association.
As a team physician, she has devoted many years to Skate Canada, the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Trampoline team. She has been selected to 5 Olympic Canadian Medical teams including 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010 and Chief Medical Office for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team in London, England.
Hamilton Hall, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Hall is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and on the orthopaedic staff at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
In 1974, Dr. Hall founded the Canadian Back Institute (CBI Health Group), now the largest rehabilitation company in Canada. Dr. Hall continues to serve as its Medical Director. He is a co-founder of the Canadian Spine Society and is presently the Society’s Executive Director.
Dr. Hall is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He has served on the editorial boards of Spine, The Spine Journal and The BackLetter.
In addition to over 100 published articles and book chapters and 1000 invited presentations, Dr. Hall is the author of the best-selling Back Doctor series, most recently A Consultation with the Back Doctor.
Michael F. Hindmarsh, BASc, MA, PhD(ABD)
Dr. Hindmarsh is an expert in the Chronic Care Model (CCM) that he and his colleagues developed at the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation in Seattle, Washington under the direction of Ed Wagner, MD, MPH. Dr. Hindmarsh is also an expert in The Patient-centered Medical Home along with various quality improvement strategies and adult learning methodologies. As part of his work with health care systems, Dr. Hindmarsh has designed and conducted leadership training programs to teach executives the importance of quality improvement and how to foster a culture of quality with frontline staff.
He has worked as a practice coach and has trained others extensively in coaching techniques. As well as his expertise in chronic disease management, Dr. Hindmarsh is facile with office redesign processes such as open access, reduce cycle times, business process mapping and reducing inefficiencies in practice. An important component of his work across all care settings is development of information management processes to assess the impact of improvement efforts on clinical care and system flow.
While the CCM was developed to transform care delivery in primary and specialty care, the model has evolved to address the gaps in transitions of care; especially those between hospital EDs and primary, home and long term care facilities. To date, Dr. Hindmarsh has been involved in over 200 quality improvement projects in the USA and Canada.