On behalf of Albert Yee, Vice Chair of Research Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto
We held an enjoyable Annual Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day on Friday. I would like to acknowledge and thank Dan Stojimirovic, as always, for all his help and organization of the venue and program for the day. Many thanks to Drs. Cari Whyne, Jeremie Larouche, Sam Park, Bheeshma Ravi, Marc Grynpas, Markku Nouisainen, Veronica Wadey, Raman Mundi, and Harman Chaudhry for contributing to the morning resident education research sessions.
In the afternoon, PGY-5 residents provided excellent presentations on their longitudinal research projects. We were updated on advances in surgical fixation techniques, image guided therapeutics, defining surgical competency at the fellowship level, and translational research that leverages study in pre-clinical models as well as how best to advance innovative concepts from idea to market.
The depth and breadth of research being conducted around the city and opportunities for our trainees to be involved in research were highlighted by city-wide Divisional faculty. Many thanks to Drs. Christian Veillette, Paul Wong, Sarah Ward, Andrew Howard, Jesse Wolfstadt, and Tim Dwyer for their hospital summary of innovative research.
Dr. Kevin Bozic (University of Texas, Austin) was an outstanding keynote speaker. He engaged the group throughout the day and gave a stellar keynote address. His unique insights into health care delivery and the importance of creating value through strategic funding reform was not only very informative but germane given Ontario’s current evolution to Ontario Health Teams as well as Bundle Payment approaches in Orthopaedics extending beyond quality-based procedures. Many thanks to Dr. Michael Zywiel for being our gracious local host during Dr. Bozic’s visit with us.
Please join me in acknowledging all our senior residents for their excellent presentations.
Congratulations to Dr. Zachary Lim who won the Robin Sullivan Award for the best overall paper for his work on “But they’re trauma trained. Defining the competencies of an orthopaedic trauma fellow”, as well as to Dr. Ryan Perlus, who won the Robin Richards Upper Extremity award for his paper on “The DORSAL study: distraction osteogenesis of distal radius fractures versus volar plating”.
All the best and until soon,
Albert JM Yee, MD, FRCSC, FIOR
Vice-Chair Research, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Toronto