Western University

Annual Residents' Research Day


On Friday, April 19th, 2013, the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery held its annual Resident Research Day at Windermere Manor with Dr. John Semple from the University Toronto as the Visiting Professor and keynote speaker. Dr. Semple, who is Surgeon in Chief at Women's College Hospital, has a special interest in the converging disciplines of surgery, tissue engineering and basic science and their potential to act as a novel research platform in regenerative medicine and in solving surgical challenges. His lectures on Smart Phone Technology and the Remote Monitoring of Post Operative Patients at Home and A Plastic Surgeon on Mount Everest: A lesson in research and collaboration were both fascinating and informative.

A first for Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day, we introduced alumni presenters Drs. Kirsty Boyd and Andre Nimigan who gave an interesting talk entitled STL: Bullets and Ink, an inside look into their intriguing fellowship training in Hand and Peripheral Nerve surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

This day is always the highlight of our academic year as our residents present their academic pursuits. The Dr. Robert McFarlane Resident Research Award, a Prize endowed by the graduates of the Western University Plastic Surgery Teaching program in recognition of Dr. McFarlane who was the founder of the Division and a world-renowned hand surgeon, is awarded to the resident with the best overall research presentation. Dr. Aaron Grant was the recipient this year for his paper on Brain Injuries in Children Presenting with Facial Fractures. Our residents have gone on to present their research at many national and international forums and have been prize winners at these venues as well.

The Waldo Stavraky Award for Best Clinical Teacher was awarded this year to Dr. Bing Siang Gan. The event was another great success and planning is already underway for next years' Research Day which will be held in the spring of 2014, the date TBA.


Past Western University Plastic Surgery Visiting Professors:

Dr. Peter Lennox (Vancouver) (2012 program and abstracts) (JPG)
Dr. Mike Neumeister (Springfield IL)
Dr. Thomas Bell (Toronto) (JPG)
Dr. Achilleas Thoma (Hamilton) (JPG)
Dr. Patricia Bortoluzzi (Montreal) (JPG) (2008 program)
Dr. Gordon Wilkes (Edmonton) (JPG) (2007 program)
Dr. Joel Fish (Toronto) (JPG)
Dr. Ralph Manktelow (Toronto)
Dr. Louise Caouette-Laberge (Montreal)
Dr. Peter Neligan (Toronto)
Dr. Don Lalonde (St. John)
Dr. Richard Warren (Vancouver)
Dr. Steven McCabe (Louisville)
Dr. David Smith (Ann Arbor)
Dr. Ken Murray (Winnipeg)
Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn (Toronto)
Dr. Susan Mackinnon (St. Louis)
Dr. Carolyn Kerrigan (Dartmouth)
Dr. Louis Vasconez (Birmingham)

Past Winners of the Dr. Robert McFarlane Resident Research Award:

Dr. Aaron Grant
Dr. Stephanie Power
Dr. Kirsty Boyd
Dr. Toni Zhong
Dr. Arjang Yazdani
Dr. Raymond Tse
Dr. Dao Nguyen
Dr. Claire Temple

Past UWO Resident's Research Prize winners at the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons' Annual Meeting:

2006 Sharon Kim (Best Poster)
2004 Toni Zhong (Best Clinical Research)
2003 Raymond Tse (Best Basic Research)
2003 Dao Nguyen (Best Poster)
2001 Dao Nguyen (Best Poster)
2000 Claire Temple (Best Basic Research)
1993 Bing Siang Gan (Best Basic Research)

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