DR. ANTONIO M. LACY: TEACHER OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS

INAUGURAL CANADIAN CONGRESS ON TRANSANAL TME
Antonio M. Lacy, MD, PhD, isn’t the kind to stick to a regular nine-to-five schedule and save teaching for the classroom. In fact, the chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona is anything but ordinary. Dr. Lacy has more on his plate than most, as he is also Professor of the Surgery Department at the School of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, Director of the Surgical Institute of the Hospital Quiron, member of the executive board of the EAES, and President of the Barcelona International Medical Academy, but he still makes time for new projects and ground-breaking research. His more than 180 manuscripts published in specialized journals, as well as over twenty book chapters, reflect the same passion for constant learning and sharing that his Advances in Surgery (AIS) channel sprang from. Described as “a new approach to the communication of advances in cutting edge surgical expertise, imparted by prominent surgeons,” the website takes a step forward in ensuring medical professionals have direct and easy access to new information, allowing them to stay updated for the sake of improved care. To check out AIS, click here: www.aischannel.com. In keeping with his demonstrated dedication to teaching in every form, Dr. Lacy is the keynote speaker for the CPD’s first ever Canadian Congress on Transanal TME, and will be one of four specialists who will lead presentations on anastomotic techniques. To find out more, visit www.cpd.utoronto.ca/tatme. You can also follow Dr. Lacy @AntoniondeLacy. Sources: http://www.apan.net/meetings/Colombo2012/Session/MedicalWG/Bio_Lacy.pdf http://aischannel.com/about-ais-channel-2/ http://www.eaes.eu/getmedia/1927c6e7-b045-4f31-a169-dfebb2c2bf43/lacya_cv.pdf