Office for International Surgery, University of Toronto
and the Canadian Network for International Surgery
are hosting the
Round Table 2009
"Clinical Care in Context"
May 22-23-Meeting at the Bahen
Centre, 40 St. George St., Room 1180, Toronto, ON
May 24-Video Production for Surgical Teaching Workshop (Surgical Skills Lab, Mount Sinai Hospital)
To register for
the Bethune Round Table Meeting, please click
register for the "Surviving and Succeeding at Surgery in Africa"course,
please click here.
- Keynote: International Perspectives
on Patient Safety in Surgery:
Following a landmark New England Journal of Medicine Study on A
Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global
Population (NEJM 2009 January 29th), Doctors Bryce Taylor (Chief
of Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto) and Pascience Kibatala
(Surgeon and Medical Director, St. Francis Designated District Hospital,
Ifakara, Tanzania) will discuss complementary perspectives on implementation
of the same WHO patient safety tool in very different contexts but with
very similar and positive results.
- Keynote: Global Burden of Surgical
Stephen Bickler, Paediatric Surgeon at UCSD, will present up to date
material on the global burden of surgically treatable disease, and a
research agenda which describes how each of us can contribute to narrowing
surgical care gaps within our lifetimes. Dr Bickler has worked for extended
periods in the Gambia, South Africa, Macedonia, Guyana, India and Pakistan.
His recent editorial in the Lancet was on Global
Surgery - Defining a Research Agenda.
- Scientific Program:
Featuring over 25 podium presentations including over 15 presented by
colleagues from low income countries addressing the theme "Clinical
Care in Context". Learn about North - South collaborations for
the teaching of surgery using innovations such as telehealth, skills
labs, and novel structured training courses. See the results of implementation
of large scale programs on trauma first response, clubfoot management,
and diabetic foot management. Debate and discuss the role of non-MD
providers performing endoscopy and fracture care. Hear fascinating clinical
'tips and tricks' from seasoned clinicians with unique and carefully
studied approaches to tissue reconstruction, keloid scarring, and internal
fixation of fractures. For tentative program click here.
Resolution "Role of Immigrant Surgeons in Canada’s Health Work Force”". Senior academic surgeons, Drs. Hugh Scully, Massey Beveridge, Ron Lett, and Miliard Derbew will take sides on this
issue and respond to probing questions from an international panel and
you, the audience. Your vote will resolve the issue.
Ample moderated discussion of each paper. Coffee breaks and lunch breaks
designed for networking with new and old colleagues. Pub night on Friday.
- Social Program:
Banquet on Saturday Evening at Gallery Grill, Hart House, University
of Toronto. After dinner speech "A surgeon on Mount Everest"
by John Semple, Chief of Surgery, Women's College Hospital, Toronto.
Dr Semple climbed most of the way up Everest in order to study the effects
of high altitude storms on the health risks of climbing. He has discovered
that severe storms bring the stratosphere down to mountaintop levels,
and his analysis of the 'Into
Thin Air' storm for the American Meteorological Society is simply
breathtaking. Hear about the climb, the medicine, and the research.
(note: those attending the meeting at the $20 trainee rate must pay
$100 for a ticket to this optional banquet if they wish to attend)
BRT courses in Hamilton:
May 25th CNIS
course – ‘Surviving and Succeeding at Surgery in Africa’
May 26th SAGES course – ‘Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery’ (By
submission is now closed. Acceptance
letters have been sent out on February 27, 2009. Please check your e-mail
and read it carefully for instructions.