December 20, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Emil Schemitsch, Professor and Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery, whose paper, "Simple Decompression vs Anterior Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve for Distal Humerus
Fractures Treated with Plate Fixation - A Multi Centre Randomized Controlled Trial" has been selected by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association for the prestigious Bovill Award.
December 13, 2016 Division of General Surgery members, on behalf of the Western Ontario Research Collaborative
on Acute Care Surgery, conclude that the rate of index cholecystectomy for acute biliary admissions is an appropriate indicator of quality and readily available to measure and report.
November 29, 2016 Congratulations to Drs. James Howard and Brent Lanting of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery on receiving the President’s Award for Innovation. The President’s Award for Innovation recognizes an individual or team who has demonstrated innovation capabilities that have made a significant difference to the effectiveness of London Health Sciences Centre.
November 24, 2016 The topic, "Translational Study of Liver Cancer and Hypertrophy: TranSLiCH" will be presented by Dr. Mauro Tun Abraham, MSc Candidate, on Friday, November 25, Room B2-116, London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, at 4:00 PM.
November 23, 2016 Congratulations to Division of Orthopaedic Surgery members, Dr. Graham King, Professor and Director, Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, and Dr. Mark MacLeod, Associate Professor and Chief Medical Officer, London Health Sciences Centre, on being recognized for their outstanding contributions and leadership by the Joint Medical Advisory Committee.
November 16, 2016 John Matheson is one of inaugural recipients of the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship. Created in partnership with the Western Bone and Joint’s Collaborative Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health, the 10-and-a-half-month fellowship focuses on developing new medical technologies.
November 16, 2016 Dr. Neil Parry, Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery, on caring for trauma patients and their families. Read a family's perspective on trauma care in the winter issue of InsideLHSC.
November 14, 2016 Staff of the No. 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital and the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital retained excellent morale throughout the war despite heavy medical demand, poor conditions, aerial bombardment and external medical politics.
October 20, 2016 Clinical scenario addressed by Dr. Sumit Dave, Associate Professor in the Divisions of Paediatric Surgery and Urology, in the current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
October 18, 2016 Drs. Luc Dubois, Division of Vascular Surgery, Kelly Vogt, Division of General Surgery, Chris Vinden, Division of General Surgery, and colleagues at ICES Western find that the day of the week on which elective surgery took place has no effect on postoperative mortality.
October 17, 2016 Case report by members of the divisions of Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and the Trauma Program at LHSC describes the point-of-care diagnosis of Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) using transesophageal echocardiog-raphy (TEE).
October 13, 2016 Dr. David Sanders, Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, comments on the Willett K, et al study, "Close contact casting vs surgery for initial treatment of unstable ankle fractures in older adults" in the October issue of JAMA.
October 11, 2016 Cardiac Surgery faculty and colleagues from the departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Critical Care, and Clinical Perfusion Services determine whether sevoflurane was non-inferior to isoflurane on a clinically important primary outcome in a heterogeneous group of adults undergoing cardiac surgery.
October 06, 2016 Initial findings of study by General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, and Trauma Program faculty indicate LHSC Home Safety Program is effective in reducing home injuries in children up to 2 years of age.
October 03, 2016 Drs. Gregor Reid and Jeremy Burton, Division of Urology, discuss the roles bacteria may have in a number of urological conditions such as urge incontinence, and the implications for how urologists diagnose disease and treat patients.
September 30, 2016 Dr. J. Robert Giffin, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, and colleagues compare differences in knee kinematics and kinetics between patients with posttraumatic versus nontraumatic medial compartment knee OA.
September 21, 2016 Dr. Sandrine de Ribaupierre and colleagues investigate the effects of variations in task complexity on novices’ cognitive load and learning during simulation-based procedural skills training.
September 20, 2016 FSRE grants are intended to support full-scale education research projects and pilot projects where there is a plan to collect preliminary data in preparation for a larger upcoming application to an external funding agency.
Deadline: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm
September 20, 2016 Darren Gilmour, Executive Director of the RSC, along with two members of the RSC Secretariat are visiting Western University on September 22nd. They will join the RSC Foreign Secretary, Dr. Jeremy McNeil (department of Biology) in delivering a talk about the mission and vision of the society, its role as our National Academy, international relationships with other academies, and opportunities for Western researchers within their three main awards programs.
A lunch celebration will take place in honour of the Western members of the RSC 2016 Class.
August 23, 2016 9-Month Efficacy and Safety Study of Testosterone Solution 2% for Sex Drive and Energy in Hypogonadal Men: Results of a 6-Month Open Label Extension of a 3-Month Double-Blind Study. Brock G, et al. J Urol. 2016;doi:10.1016/j.juro.2016.04.065.
August 22, 2016 Recently, a shorter version of Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (Short-WORC) was proposed as a subset of 7 items from the original 21-item WORC. However, the reproducibility of the Short-WORC has not been established.
August 19, 2016 Surgical fixation is currently recommended for unstable anteromedial coronoid fractures, but the role of nonoperative management is not well defined. Our purpose was to report the functional and radiographic outcomes of select patients managed nonoperatively.
Study by Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Center members Drs. Kevin Chan, Ken Faber, Graham King and George Athwal.
August 16, 2016 Intended to improve the quality of medical and surgical practice in Canada. The fellowship will enable the recipient to visit medical centres in Canada (other than their own) or abroad, to study or gain experience in the use or application of new knowledge or techniques or to further the pursuit of a project relevant to clinical practice or research.
July 19, 2016 If you are registered in a Master's or PhD-level program for studies in Medical Education, visit the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada website for details on this fellowship.
July 13, 2016 The Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) annually recognizes hospital and professional staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. These individuals are recognized for their outstanding contributions to St. Joseph's Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre through nominations endorsed by the Medical Advisory Executive Committee. There are four different awards in total. Visit the MAC Awards intranet site for nomination form and Award Criteria. Nominations are due Friday Sept. 16.
July 12, 2016 The Western Medical Innovation Fellowship is the first-of-its-kind in Canada. It is a 10.5-month program, providing fellows the opportunity to work with clinicians in identifying market needs and developing solutions with researchers, clinicians, and technology transfer offices to generate new intellectual property.
June 07, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Ross, Chair/Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Dr. Anthony Jevnikar, Department of Medicine and cross-appointed to the Department of Surgery.
May 01, 2016 Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365. This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (i.e. those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...
April 13, 2016 Dr. Nawar Alkhamesi, assistant professor, and the colorectal surgery team have performed Canada's first robotic ventral rectopexy. Read more about how the procedure was used to treat obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS).
February 05, 2016 Hon Leong, PhD, assistant professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, and his team have repurposed a machine once used to detect airborne pathogens in the second Gulf War.
February 03, 2016 This in situ, or on-site, simulation scenario occurred in the operating room with the participation of thoracic surgeons, operating room nurses, respiratory therapists, and residents.
January 26, 2016 A new study from Western’s Bone and Joint Research Institute could save the health-care system millions of dollars while also preventing some of the more than 250 million knee osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers from going under the knife.
January 06, 2016 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emil Schemitsch has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Chief of the Department of Surgery for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective January 1, 2016.