May 20, 2021  |  8:30am - 2:30pm
General Surgery

44th Division of General Surgery Annual Assembly

Program for 44th Division of General Surgery Annual Assembly,

University of Toronto Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Register in advance for this meeting:

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8:30-8:50 Welcome

Carol Swallow, Bernard & Ryna Langer Chair, Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto

James Rutka, R.S. McLaughlin Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

8:50-9:50 Paper Session 1

Chair – Stephanie Mason

9:50-10:20 BREAKOUT ROOMS - "Rapid Fire"

Lead- Danielle Bischof, Tyler Chesney, Barbara Haas and Amanda Roberts

10:20-10:30 Break/catchup time

10:30-11:30 Paper Session 2

Chair- Andrea Covelli

11:30-11:50 Break/Catchup time

11:50-12:20 Announcement of Divisional Award Winners

Carol Swallow/Sav Brar/Tim Jackson Research Presentation Awards

Graduating Fellows Presentation Paul Greig Clinical Fellow Award

12:20-12:30 Break/Catchup time

12:30-2:30 Surgeon in Society Symposium

Beyond Operation Remote Immunity: Improving Access to Surgical Care for Indigenous Patients and Communities

Keynote Speakers:

Tanya Talaga, author and journalist

Alvin Fiddler, Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Joining the keynote speakers for the symposium:

Dr. Lisa Richardson, Associate Dean, Inclusion & Diversity, Faculty of Medicine Dr. Jason Pennington, Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead, Cancer Care Ontario Dr. Jack Langer, Hospital for Sick Children

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