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.

Colorectal Conundrums

Thursday September 24th 5pm-7pm (ET)

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.


  • 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

Thursday October 22nd 5pm-7pm (ET)

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.

Emergency Hernia Repair

Webinar Date: November (date TBC)

Endoscopic Highs and Lows

Webinar Date: December (date TBC)

Early Breast Cancer – What now?

Webinar Date: January (date TBC)


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).