Brought to you by the Update in General Surgery Committee

About the Series

This webinar series will consist of case-based discussions around challenging problems that are frequently encountered in general surgical practice. Featuring opinions from our expert panel and succinct presentation of relevant evidence, each webinar will provide the opportunity for participants to question the panelists, interact and engage in discussion.

Each webinar is a separately accredited and subscribed session. You will be able to register for the webinar(s) of your choice on the registration page.

Adventures in the Right Upper Quadrant (Past Webinar)

Thursday August 20th

This session will consist of a case-based discussion of challenging intraoperative scenarios in the RUQ, featuring opinions from our expert panel and succinct presentation of relevant evidence, with opportunity for participants to question the panelists, interact and engage in discussion.

Host

  • Carol Swallow Course Director
    Update in General Surgery
    University of Toronto

Evidence Summaries by

  • Nikki Hoffman St. Joseph’s Health Centre
    Unity Health, Toronto
  • Steven Gu Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Case Presenters

  • Bharat Sharma Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie
  • John Hagen Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto

Expert Panelists

  • Sean Cleary Mayo Clinic
  • Shiva Jayaraman St. Joseph’s Health Centre
  • Ashlie Nadler Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto

Colorectal Conundrums (Past Webinar)

Thursday September 24th

This webinar focuses on two common acute care surgery presentations: complicated diverticulitis, and malignant large bowel obstruction. Decision-making as to management approach, intraoperative pitfalls and tips, and anticipation of postoperative problems will all be discussed using a case-based format.

Host

  • Carol Swallow Course Director
    Update in General Surgery
    University of Toronto

Evidence Summaries by

  • Sarah Moore Colorectal Surgical Associate
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • David Berger-Richardson Senior Surgical Oncology Fellow
    University of Toronto

Case Presenters

  • Adina Feinberg Colorectal Surgeon
    Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington
  • Tyler Chesney Colorectal Surgical Oncologist
    St. Mike’s, Unity Health Toronto
  • Stan Feinberg Colorectal Surgeon
    North York General Hospital

Expert Panelists

  • Sami Chadi Colorectal Surgeon
    Toronto Western Hospital
    University Health Network
  • Helen MacRae Colorectal Surgeon
    Mount Sinai Hospital
    Director, Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Training Program, University of Toronto
  • Peter Stotland Colorectal Surgical Oncologist
    North York General

Big Problems With Little Lumps (Past Webinar)

Thursday October 22nd

Seemingly trivial "lumps and bumps" can turn out to be major problems for the patient, and for the general surgeon! Learn about "red flag" symptoms and signs, and avoid common pitfalls​ in workup and management.

Host

  • Carol Swallow Course Director,
    Update in General Surgery,
    University of Toronto

Evidence Review

  • Jessica Bogach Surgical Oncology Associate,
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Case Presentations

  • Jeannie Richardson General Surgeon, Breast and Oncoloplastic Specialist,
    Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga
  • Dhruvin Hirpara Chief Resident, General Surgery,
    University of Toronto
  • Jossie M. Swett Cosentino General Surgeon,
    Breast and Oncoloplastic Specialist,
    Kawartha Collaborative
  • Gary Ko Breast Surgical Associate,
    University Health Network

Expert Panel

  • Rebecca Gladdy Sarcoma Surgical Oncologist,
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Ralph George Breast Surgical Oncologist and General Surgeon,
    St. Mike's, Unity Health, Toronto
  • Frances Wright Breast and Melanoma Surgical Oncologist,
    Sunnybrook Hospital

Emergency Hernia Repair (Past Webinar)

Thursday December 10th

Abdominal wall hernias present a complex array of problems in both elective and emergency general surgery. Surgical techniques and management have been evolving at a rapid pace, often making it difficult to know the best course of action. We will explore emergency hernia presentations and an up to date approach to management.

Host

  • Steven MacLellan General Surgery
    Humber River Hospital

Expert Panelists

  • Fady Saleh William Osler Health System- EGH
  • Lloyd Smith Chief of Surgery
    North York General Hospital
  • Ashlie Nadler General and Acute Care Surgeon
    Sunnybrook Hospital

Case Presenters

  • Adam DiPalma General Surgeon
    Hopital du Sacre-Coeur
    Montreal, PQ
  • Chloe McAlister General and Acute Care Surgeon
    Humber River Hospital
  • Jon Ramkumar University of Toronto,
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellow

Evidence Review

  • Megan Melland-Smith General Surgery Resident PGY4
    University of Toronto

Breast Cancer – A new look at old problems (Past Webinar)

Thursday January 28th

This virtual session will be a case-based presentation focusing on practical considerations for treatment of two common breast cancer challenges faced by the general surgeon. This session will include a review of genomic testing and current studies available to help in the management of cases we frequently encounter.

Moderator

  • Nancy Down Medical Director, Breast Integrated Care Collaborative
    Division Head of General Surgery, NYGH

Faculty and Panel

  • Phillippe Bedard Medical Oncologist, Breast Site Group,
    Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Tulin Cil Gattuso Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology,
    University Health Network
  • Andrea Covelli Surgical Oncologist,
    Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre,
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Eileen Rakovitch Radiation Oncologist and Head Breast Program & Medical Director,
    Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre,
    Sunnybrook Hospital
  • Fahima Osman Breast Surgical Oncologist,
    North York General Hospital
  • Amanda Roberts Breast Surgical Oncologist,
    Sunnybrook Hospital

​Interventional endoscopy for the general surgeon: When to heat things up and when to keep them cool. (Past Webinar)

Thursday March 11th

This session will consist of case-based discussions around common endoscopic problems in general surgical practice and introduction of the concept of laparoscopic endoscopic cooperative surgery. Featuring succinct presentation of relevant evidence, with opportunity for participants to ask questions, interact and engage in discussion.

Presenters

  • Dr. Jeff Mosko Staff Gastroenterologist and Therapeutic Endoscopist,
    St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
  • Dr. Andras B. Fecso MIS/Bariatric Surgeon,
    Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellow,
    St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

Expert Panelists

  • Peter Stotland Colorectal Surgical Oncologist
    North York General
  • Elaine Yong Staff Gastroenterologist
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Joslin Cheverie MIS Surgeon
    UC San Diego School of Medicine

Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to 1,5 hours per session (credits are automatically calculated).