Stefanski Lecture 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery’s 7th Annual Stefanski Lecture to be held on Friday, February 23rd. This lecture, held in conjunction with Sunnybrook Hospital, is intended to highlight the importance of communication in Orthopaedics.

This year’s speaker is Dr. Douglas Smith was on staff at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle. He also served as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Smith’s clinical interests include wounds and wound healing, trauma surgery, foot and ankle surgery, amputation surgery and prosthetics (artificial limbs). He believes in discussions of treatment options so that individuals can make the best decisions for themselves. He believes his role is to educate individuals about realistic expectations for surgical/non-surgical treatments and to perform excellent surgery.

I am convinced all of us will benefit from his message about this delicate topic so please mark it on your calendars:

7:30 to 8:30am
6th Floor, 610 Auditorium
Health Sciences Building
155 College Street

Best regards,

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

Welcome to Dr. Michael Zywiel

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Michael Zywiel as the newest member of our faculty at Toronto Western Hospital.

After finishing his medical education at the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland, Michael completed a clinical research fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland under the mentorship of Michael A. Mont. He then returned to his hometown of Toronto and joined the UofT orthopaedic residency program. While a resident, he participated in the Surgeon Scientist Program and completed his Masters of Science degree in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

After finishing his residency in 2016, Michael went south to Austin, Texas, where he was the inaugural Joseph Miles Abell Jr. Fellow in Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Delivery at the Dell Medical School. He then returned to Toronto and recently completed a six-month fellowship in Lower Extremity Reconstruction and Trauma at St Michael’s Hospital.

Michael joins the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network as Assistant Professor and Surgeon Investigator, with clinical interest in hip and knee pain, surgical interest in hip and knee replacement, and academic interests in health services, outcomes, and health care economics research.

Best regards,

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

Gallie Day 2018

Gallie Day 2018 will be on Friday, May 11, 2018. This year’s theme is “innovations”.

We are very excited to have a remarkable Gordon Murray Lecturer this year. Dr. Susan E. Mackinnon (Sydney M. Shoenberg, Jr. and Robert H. Shoenberg Professor, Surgery Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri USA) has agreed to be this year’s Gordon Murray Lecturer. Our Symposium speakers will enlighten us with their talks. Oral and E-Poster presenters will make us proud of their accomplishments in research. Please see the attached Call for Oral Extended Abstracts or E-Poster abstracts.

Val Cabral
Research Program Manager
Department of Surgery Research Office
University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

2018 GB Eposter RULES

2018 GBORAL Pres RULES