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Past Events


City-Wide Grand Rounds

September 3, 2014
Speakers: Dr. Ramiro Arellano, Dr. Phil Jones, Dr. Collin Phillips (Resident)
Title: NPO Guidelines

October 1, 2014
Dr. Eric Jacobsohn
Title: Behaviour and a Culture of Safety in the OR: A Canadian Perspective 

February 17, 2015
Dr. Ava John-Baptiste 
Title: Clinical Impact of Disinvestment in Hydroxyethyl Starches (HES) for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Research Protocol

March 19, 2015
Speaker: Dr. David Mazer, Vice Chair, Research, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto; Anesthesiologist, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Title: Transfusion Triggers in Cardiac Surgery

April 20, 2015 
Speaker: Nancy Butterworth, RN 
Title: Unintended Hypothermia: The Importance of Maintaining Normothermia

May 20, 2015
Dr. Julie Marosky Thacker 
Title: Implementation of Enhanced Surgical Recovery Protocols

June 10, 2015
Dr. Colin Philips (Resident), Dr. Caitlin Gallagher (Resident), Dr. Farah Manji (Resident), Dr. Ilana Sebbag (Fellow) 
Title: Preview of Resident and Fellow Presentations for the Upcoming CAS Meeting

November 18, 2015
Dr. Ian McConachie 
Title: Fluid Overload is a Polite Term for Drowning

Perioperative Rounds

January 21, 2015
Speaker: Dr. Valerie Schulz, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Title: Discussing the Dilemma of DNR in the OR

May 20, 2015
Speaker: Dr. Julie Marosky Thacker, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Evidence Based Perioperative Care, Duke Hospital and Health System
Title: Implementation of Enhanced Surgical Recovery Protocols

September 16, 2015
Speaker: Naveed Mazhar, RPh, St. Joseph's Healthcare London
Title: Medicines in Surgery

World Anesthesia Day

October 14, 2015
Dr. Davy Cheng & Dr. Bob Kiaii  
Title: World Anesthesia Day - Lecture by Dr. Cheng: Cardiac Anesthesia & Surgery: Past, Present and Future, and Commentary by Dr. Kiaii: The Future of Cardiac Surgery

Aitken Lectures

December 15, 2015
Speaker: Dr. Pirjo Manninen, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, University of Toronto
Title: Awake Craniotomy: The Past, Present and Future

December 16, 2015 
Speaker: Dr. Pirjo Manninen, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, University of Toronto
Title: Challenges for the Anesthesiologist in Airway Management in Neurosurgical Patients

Faculty Development

Several departmentally sponsored faculty development workshops were offered this year including:

  • "Acuity Star Training" (November 5, 2015)
  • "How to Get Promoted - A Workshop for Clinical Academics" (September 17, 2015).

Both workshops were sponsored by the Academic Affairs Committee and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry CPD Office. 

The Perioperative Ultrasound Western Workshop made its annual debut this year, and was focused on transthoracic echocardiography and point-of-care lung and pleural ultrasound imaging. 


City-Wide Rounds

September 4, 2013
Dr. P Jones
Title: Reproducible Research and Open Data

November 6, 2013
: Dr. Catherine Smyth, Pain Medicine Residency Program Director, University of Ottawa, Staff Anesthesiologist, The Ottawa Hospital 
Title: The Use of Neuraxial Analgesia in Complex Cancer Pain Management

November 27, 2013
Speaker: Dr. D Bainbridge
Title: Death in the OR: A Brief Review of Perioperative Mortality

February 5, 2014
Speaker: Dr. M Sharpe
Title: Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD): Impact on Donor and Transplant Activity

March 19, 2014
Speaker: Dr. David Mazer, Vice Chair, Research, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto; Anesthesiologist, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Title: Transfusion Triggers in Cardiac Surgery

March 26, 2014
Speakers: Mr. Andrew Nemirovsky, Physician Information Specialist - HUGO. Dr. Bobbi-Jo Morrell, Dr. Kevin Armstrong, & Dr. Ian Herrick
Title: HUGO Order Set Update for Anesthesia

May 7, 2014
Speakers: Dr. BJ Morrell, Dr. K Armstrong, Dr. I Herrick
Title: HUGO Revisited 

June 24 & 25, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Manoj Karmakar, Professor, Director of Paediatric Anesthesia, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Secretary General of the Asian Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia
Title 1: Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia Beyond the Horizon
Title 2: Ultrasound Imaging of the Airway
Title 3: Spinal Sonography and Ultrasound Guided Central Neuraxial Blocks

Perioperative Rounds

September 18, 2013
Speaker: Dr. G. Derose, Dr. C. Harle, Mr. Edward McGowan, Ms. AnneMarie McIlmoyl, Ms. Tracy Rau
Talk: Surgical Safety Checklist: How Can We Make It Safer?

January 15, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Alejandro Lazo-Langner, Departments of Medicine, Oncology, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Title: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in the Perioperative Setting

May 21, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Q Tawfic & Dr. Elizabeth Saettler, London Regional Cancer Centre, Surgical Oncology
Title: Progression From Acute To Chronic Pain: Can We Stop It?

September 17, 2014
Ruth Bullas, Chief Privacy & Risk Officer, St. Joseph's Health Care London
Pat Colosimo, Coordinator, Perioperative Services, St. Joseph's Health Care London
Larry Lalone, Addiction Education Consultant, Organizational Development & Learning Services, St. Joseph’s Health Care London
Brenda Maxwell, ISS/PACU Coordinator, St. Joseph’s Health Care London
Dr. Bill Sischek, Citywide Clinical Coordinator and Site Chief, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Title: To Disclose of Not to Disclose – Why the Question?

Aitken Lecture

December 9 & 10, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Jeanne Teitelbaum, Associate Professor of Neurology, McGill University; Neurologist and Neuro-Intensivist, Montreal Neurological Institute and MUHC;
Program Director for Neurocritical Care, Montreal Neurological Institute; Director of Stroke Service, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital & Royal Victoria Hospital
Title 1: Subarachnoid hemorrhage: contemporary management. Emphasis on newer more controversial aspects of diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment
Title 2: Status epilepticus: contemporary management. Emphasis on treatment with 3rd and 4th line drugs and a new algorithm

World Anesthesia Day

October 22, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Meena Nathan Cherian (WHO guest speaker)
Talk: Global Challenges in Surgery and Anesthesia

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