UPDATED: Gordon Hunter Memorial Lecture – September 24th, 0730-0830 hrs

Dear colleagues,
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the sixth Division of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Gordon Hunter Memorial Lecture that will be held on Friday, September 24th at 0730-0830 hrs. It will be conducted via Zoom this year.

This lecture has been made possible by a generous gift from the Hunter family to the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery in memory of Dr. Hunter, a long-time member of our faculty at Sunnybrook Hospital. Dr. Hunter was known as an outstanding clinician and teacher and served as a mentor to many of our current faculty members in the Division.

This year the lecture will be given by Dr. Lawrence Malisano from Brisbane, Australia. He will present a talk titled “Experience – The hidden, unappreciated values”.

Dr. Lawrence Malisano

Dr. Lawrence Malisano is a Queensland, Australian born and educated orthopaedic surgeon. For the past 25 years he has been involved with the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA). His roles have included foundation membership of and past honorary secretary of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia; State and Federal Committee membership of the AOA, RACS and AMA; RACS Court of Examiners, Orthopaedic Examiner; Past Vice President and President of the AOA as well as several roles within RACS, presently in office as Vice President.

His major interests include a sustainable and equitable future provision of health care for our community, physician well-being as a facilitator to providing world class health care, the promotion of Diversity and Inclusion and improving governance and transparency within RACS and AOA to promote relationship building within AOA and RACS and healthcare providers.

His company director roles stimulated an interest in structure, governance and becoming a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Please make every effort to attend this lecture.

Best regards,

Peter C. Ferguson MD MSc FRCSC FAOA
Albert and Temmy Latner Chair,
Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto