NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
NOVEMBER 16, 2018
08:30 TO 17:00
4th MCGILL STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE
Block Amphetheatre - B-106
Dr. Peter Giannoudis, BSc, MD, FACS, FRCS
Chair, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Editor in chief, Injury Journal, University of Leeds,
West Yorkshire, UK
June 13th, 2018
Surgical Robotics Conference 2018
April 18th & 19th, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
JGH Board Room, 1st Floor, B-124I
29th ANNUAL FRASER N. GURD SURGICAL RESEARCH FORUM
THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 2018
NEW FOR 2018: Researchers in Surgical Oncology: Please note that this year will see the launch of a new prize for research in Surgical Oncology related to cancer care: The George Gurunian Memorial Award in Surgical Oncology.
The $2,000 award will recognize the work of research trainees in the Department of Surgery. All full-time trainees are eligible to apply (medical students, residents, fellows, non-clinical graduate students). Research must be in the field of surgical oncology (general, urologic, orthopedic, thoracic, reconstructive, health services, education) and can be related to any aspect of cancer care (laboratory, outcomes, psycho-social, etc.). All McGill-affiliated clinical and research sites are eligible, provided that the trainee’s supervisor is a member of the University Department of Surgery. Priority will be given to new and emerging talent (applicants not having received a previous external award) and to trainees working with supervisors within their first five years of practice. One award will be given per year.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Telephone: 613-730-8177 ext. 422 / 1-800-668-3740 ext. 422
For more details on this event and the location please contact Nathan Green.
A brochure will follow shortly.
13TH ANNUAL HARVEY H. SIGMAN
LECTURE IN SURGICAL EDUCATION
September 27-28, 2017
Saturday 29 April 2017 - 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM SST
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Avenue Cedar, Livingston Hall (L7-147)
Montréal, QC H3G 1A4
May 3rd & 4th, 2017
Lady Davis Institute and Jewish general Hosiptal
MAY 25, 2017
Montreal General Hospital
Livingston Hall Lounge, L6-500
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
September 14th & 15th, 2016
Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning : Les Galéries du Parc, Basement Level, 3575 Avenue du Parc Ave, Suite 5640, Montreal, QC , H2X 3P9
May 14, 2016: 5th Annual Global Surgery Conference, Montreal General Hospital
March 23 & 24, 2016, Bernard M. Bloomfield Room, LDI
Experimental Surgery Research Day
November 10th, 2015 - Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Network Seminar SCRM
October 21st & 22nd, 2015 - 11th Annual Harvey H. Sigman Lecture in Surgical Education
June 25th, 2015 - Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor
MAY 28TH, 2015 - FRASER GURD DAY
MAY 6TH & 7TH, 2015
THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ON THE SURGICAL PROFESSION
MONTREAL, APRIL 29 - 30, 2015
This symposium is directed by Dr. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
The symposium focuses on innovations and controversies relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss with the speakers and colleagues during the panel discussions as well as attend several debates on controversial topics.
The symposium addresses the educational needs of physicians and other health care providers in order to improve the health care of patients. This event is Section 1 CME accredited as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Education and Professional Development.
DR. JACOB GARZON
This October 2014 Dr. Jacob Garzon decided to retire from our department after more that four decades of exemplary service and commitment. Dr. Garzon has been a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive surgery at this institution. He was instrumental in developing our liaison with LaSalle Hospital.
Dr. Garzon has personally mentored hundreds of residents and young staff surgeons. His excellent surgical skills and his calm demeanor provided an excellent work environment for all who had the privilege to work with him. He has provided outstanding care and compassion to his patients and their families over these many years. Although he has earned a well-deserved retirement Dr. Garzon will be missed by all in the department and we wish him all the best.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN SURGERY
Dr. Marylise Boutros (r) shown here with Drs. Vasilevsky (l1) and Faria (l2), received the 2013-2014 McGill Post-Graduate General Surgery Staff Teaching Award.
Dr. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky
The Department of Surgical Services and the Division of General Surgery are pleased to announce that Dr. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky has been appointed the Director of Colorectal Surgery at eh JGH. She has been an invaluable member of the colorectal team for the last 26 years and will be assuming this next important leadership role as of September 4, 2012.
Dr. Vasilevsky has held many leadership roles in the surgical and education communities, including being president of the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1998-2001; being the zone V representative of the Quebec Associate of General Surgeons 1999-2008, in addition to serving on the McGill University undergraduate Surgical Education Committee, and as the JGH site coordinator 1992-2012. We look forward to working with Dr. Carol-AnnVasilevsky in her new capacity.
Dr. Philip Gordon
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Philip Gordon for his many years of successful leadership and stewardship of the colorectal program as he passes the torch to Dr. Vasilevsky. Through his unwavering advocacy and commitment, he created the first colorectal program in Canada here at the JGH, and it continues to be highly regarded.
Dr. Nathan Sheiner
Dr. Nathan Sheiner was recently awarded the prestigious designation of Emeritus Professorship in the McGill Department of Surgery. From July 1, 1976 to May 18, 1992 Dr. Sheiner was Surgeon-in-Chief at the JGH and in May 2013 he will have completed 50 years of practice. Dr. Sheiner’s superb surgical skills along with his dedication to teaching students and residents led him to become known as a “surgeon's surgeon”. Thank you Dr. Sheiner for your leadership and inspiration.
OPERATING ROOM LOGO CHALLENGE
Congratulations go to RT Marta De Andrade for creating this beautiful design! Her logo highlights the value of teamwork through ‘working together in rhythm’, which offers far greater benefits such as empowerment, fostering respect and excelling.
Marta proudly states that her "inspiration for the Logo originates in the JGH Operating Room staff, itself a closely knit family, made up of many specialty and supportive services working seamlessly together. For this reason the shape of the Logo is a circle, as it represents our unity as a highly skilled and conscientious team. I am proud to have designed the winning logo for the JGH Operating Room, but I am mostly proud to be part of a team of dedicated, compassionate and knowledgeable professionals."
Dr. Shannon Fraser
Dr. Shannon Fraser, JGH Chief of General Surgery, was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher (Post-Graduate Education) Award in the McGill Division of General Surgery. Shannon and her colleagues should all be acknowledged for making the JGH General Surgery rotation very popular among medical students and residents.