Visiting surgeons attend case study session and cadaver lab

8 surgeons from across Canada attended a case study session and hip arthroscopy cadaver lab as part of the 1st UTOSM Hip Symposium. A huge thank you to Dr. Femi Ayeni, Dr. Whelan, Dr. Dwyer and Dr. Chahal who led these sessions and to our sponsor Stryker.

1st UTOSM Hip Symposium was a hit!

An amazing turnout and response from the attendees of our 1st UTOSM Hip Symposium. It was a great day of education and networking. A huge thank you to our speakers Dr. Femi Ayeni, Dr. Danny Whelan, Dr. Jas Chahal, Dr. Tim Dwyer, Dr. John Theodoropoulos, Dr. Bob Bleakney, Darryl Yardley and to our sponsor OSSUR.

Our August 2019 Research Newletter is fresh off the press!

Click the link to review what has been published during the past month.  UTOSM Research Newsletter- August2019

Welcome 2019/20 UTOSM fellows!

Learn more about this years cohort on our fellowship page.

Dr. Christian Veillette appointed Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Health Network

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Veillette who has been appointed as the Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Health Network effective July 1st, 2019.

Dr. Veillette completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Calgary. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Toronto and earned his Masters of Science degree in the Surgeon Scientist Program. He is a graduate of the Upper Extremity Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the Mayo Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His clinical focus is in minimally invasive shoulder and elbow arthroscopic surgery and complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction. He joined the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Toronto Western Hospital in 2007.

Dr. Veillette is a clinician investigator at the Krembil Research Institute and Affiliated Faculty at the Techna Institute. His academic interests are focused in health informatics, predictive analytics and data-driven integrated osteoarthritis care. He is the Director of the Electronic Data Capture Program within the Techna Institute at UHN. His team developed the DADOS (DAta Driven Outcome System) platform that enables scientists to more efficiently conduct clinical research and clinicians to more cost-effectively obtain patient outcomes. At the University of Toronto, he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Lead for the Upper Extremity Competency-Based Curriculum and University of Toronto Upper Extremity Program.

Orthopaedic Reserach & Innvoation Take Center Stage at the 2019 COA

This years meeting combined the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, and the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies, showcasing advancements in Orthopaedic research and their translation to clinical practice. It was a wonderful opportunity as a clinical researcher and member of the Orthopaedic Clinical Coordinators Group (OCCG) to network, share perspectives, successes, and obstacles within the Orthopaedic research community, with the OCCG meeting kicking off day one, featuring an incredibly valuable talk from Vantage Bio Trials President Vatche Bartekian on effective project management and quality conduct of complex Orthopaedic research. This years combined meeting offered a diverse array of paper sessions, workshops, and symposia with topics ranging from the current status of bone marrow aspirate in basic science and clinical practice, to the use of machine learning to assess and predict fracture risk.

Presidential Guest Speaker, Neurologist, and Canada’s first female Astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar provided the keynote talk at the opening ceremonies, setting the tone for the conference by highlighting successful approaches to navigating the ever changing landscape within the surgical community, and the ongoing importance of collaboration, ambition, vision, and adaptation as pillars of success in Orthopaedics. With UTOSM representation seen across poster, workshop, and paper sessions, along with a number of UTOSM staff surgeons, fellows, and residents in attendance, it made for a truly memorable time in the beautiful city of Montreal. We look forward to attending and showcasing all that UTOSM has to offer again at next years milestone 75th annual COA in Halifax!