June 2012 Speaker
Dr. Benjamin Alman
MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
A.J. Latner professor; Chair of Orthopaedics, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Research Institute
Dr. Alman talked about the importance of internal collaboration and the need to bridge the gap between applied research and clinical care. He also reminded us of the true value of nurturing and supporting students, residents and junior faculty in their career journeys.
"Ben Alman is the quitessential leader. Brilliant, thoughtful and most of all inspiring!"
May 2012 Speaker
Dr. Richard Buckley
MD, University of Calgary
Head of Orthopaedic Trauma, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary; Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society
Dr. Buckley shared his insights on working together as a team to achieve goals and objectives, "Cowboy Ethics," and maintaining physician health.
March 2012 Speaker
Dr. James Waddell
MD, St. Michael's Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. Michael's Hospital, Professor, University of Toronto, Coordinator, National Action Network for the Bone & Joint Decade in Canada
Dr. Waddell shared his insight into the challenges of treatment and wait times in conjunction with the orthopaedic score card and challenges/solutions associated with the newly proposed funding protocol.
"Very interesting strategies for refining the health care system in the upcoming years."
February 2012 Speaker
Dr. David Ring
MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Research, Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ring gave the audience a unique glance into his "progressive" insight to orthopaedic practice by sharing with us his trials and tribulations when he was an aspiring resident to his current prestigious position as a prolific hand and upper extremity surgeon.
"A very contemporary journey towards progressive orthopaedic practices."