Fellowship Day Summary

The Annual Fellowship Research day was successfully completed on May 20, 2021. We continued using a virtual platform.

We had 32 abstracts submitted by our fellows, and we accepted 12 abstracts for podium presentation. The submitted abstracts represented all the hospitals and various subspecialties and were worthy for presentation at any national or international meeting. Dr. Terry Axelrod was our guest professor who provided insightful comments, and excellent questions for our fellows.

Best Oral presentation

Aadil Mumith
“Medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy – A biomechanical comparison between healthy and arthritic knees”

Runner up Oral presentations

Alexander Charalambous
“The relationship between surgical experience with hip arthroplasty in patients with severe obesity and the risk of complications: a population-based cohort study”

Ian Whatley
“Duration of symptoms is not associated with patient outcomes following rotator cuff repair surgery”

Best E-Poster award

M.C. Nogaro, S. Bekmez, T. Tan, B. Maguire, U. Narayanan, M. Camp
“The use of clinical photographs and patient reported outcome questionnaire as a tool to predict functional outcome in supracondylar humeral fractures treated operatively.”

Runner up E-Posters

A. Manjra, D. Pincus, L. Jaakimanien, S. High, F. Leung, S. Aktar, J.M Paterson, B. Ravi
“The relationship between BMI and early surgical complications in patients undergoing elective Total Joint Arthroplasty.”

Tarchala, S. Grant, C.S. Bradley, M. Camp, C. Matava, S.P. Kelley
“The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric orthopaedic trauma at a Level 1 Paediatric Trauma Center.”

Best Fellow Teacher as selected by residents

Dr. Tim Chuang (Sunnybrook Hospital)

The Keynote presentation was presented by Dr. Terry Axelrod, and was entitled “The history of the single payer Canadian health care system.”  Dr. Axelrod provided some history regarding our current system, which gave our fellows context for the evolution of our current system.

Please contact Polina Mironova, Program Administrator (orthopaedics.admin@utoronto.ca) for video access: