Category Archives: Press Room

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (TDRD) at distance

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (TDRD) is a service deployed in the James Bay Cree region since 2013 and in two CLSCs in the Montreal region since 2014. A proposal for a provincial model has been submitted to the MSSS, which has prioritized and wants to implement it across the province.

Here is the recording of this conference luncheon* (April 16, 2019), that presents : the concept, the clinical model, the results and benefits with a few outlines of the provincial model.



We invite you to listen to this interview with Johanne Morel and Johanne Desrochers on the topic of telemedicine. Relevant and always topical, it puts the position of health care professionals in Northern Quebec into perspective.

Dr. Morel, a paediatrician at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, describes the role of telemedicine in the health program of the North. Johanne Desrochers, Associate Director of RUIS McGill Telehealth, presents the various telehealth projects and major medical applications of telemedicine available. She concludes by outlining the main challenges to implementing the telehealth program in remote regions.


Second RUIS McGill Symposium (in Rouyn – May 12 & 13, 2014)

Date : May 12 & 13, 2014
Location : Abitibi-Temiscamingue
Theme : The bonds that unites us

Among the wide range of plenary sessions and workshops:

  • Screening for diabetic retinopathy by Telemedicine
  • Impact of Northern development on population health
  • Telethrombolysis pilot project
  • Telehomecare and tele-assistance in wound care management
  • The Virtual Health and Social Services Centre: a telehealth toolbox for clinicians
  • Distance mental health services: Using telehealth to create relationships
  • Tele-ultrasound (Interdisciplinarity: Challenges in sharing practice fields between professionals)

For more informations about the program, guest speakers, organizers, registration and other general information, click on the link below:


Various newsletters are sent via e-mail to our partners or other people who are on our mailing list:

  • A quarterly newsletter entitled “e-Bulletin” summarizes the highlights of the CvSSS activities and the progress of work. You will also find testimonials and updated results on videoconference usage statistics.
  • Special newsletters, if need be, for important information or ad hoc communications.

Please contact the CECoT in case you wish to send us advertisements, testimonials or information about telehealth for publication in our newsletters. Furthermore, if you do not receive our mails, please contact the CECoT to subscribe to our mailing list (this is also the procedure if you wish to unsubscribe).