Test tubes and microscope

Office of Surgical Research | 42nd Annual Surgeons' Day

21 June 2024 | 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Libin Theatre | Health Sciences Centre

Surgeons' Day

The Surgeon's Day Research Symposium is an annual event established in 1983. Originally founded to highlight the research activities of residents, it has since evolved and showcases both resident and faculty research.

Join for the 42nd annual Surgeons' Day on June 21, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Libin Theatre, Health Sciences Centre.

This year, delve into research with Dr. Adam Kinnaird's McPhedran Lecture and Dr. Khara Sauro's McMurtry Lecture, faculty talks, rapid-fire talks, resident research showcase, and Sharpest Knife Competition.


2024 Agenda

Join us for Surgeons’ Day on June 21, 2024 at the Libin Theatre, Health Sciences Centre.

Agenda subject to change. Scroll down to learn more about our invited speakers for this year’s event

Time

What's Happening

Location

08:00 amBreakfast/Sign in (Non-Accredited)HRIC Atrium
08:45 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Kevin Hildebrand, Zone Clinical Department Head
Libin Theatre
08:50 amOpening Remarks and OSR Introduction
Dr. Michael Monument, Vice-Chair, Research
Libin Theatre
09:00 amFaculty TalksLibin Theatre
10:30 amBreak (Non-Accredited)HRIC Atrium
10:50 amResidents Rapid Fire TalksLibin Theatre
11:20 amMCMURTRY LECTURE
Dr. Khara Sauro, PhD University of Calgary, 
Departments of Community Health Sciences and Oncology
Libin Theatre
12:00 pmLunch (Non-Accredited)HRIC Atrium
01:00 pmDR. PETER CRUSE MEMORIAL AWARD  
Introduced by: Dr. Kevin Hildebrand, Zone Clinical Department Head 
Libin Theatre
01:10 pmResident Research ShowcaseLibin Theatre
02:10 pmMCPHEDRAN LECTURE
Dr. Adam Kinnaird, MD PhD FRCSC, 
University of Alberta, Section of Urology Surgery
Libin Theatre
02:50 pmBreak (Non-Accredited)HRIC Atrium
03:10 pmSharpest Knife (Live Grant) CompetitionLibin Theatre
03:55 pmClosing Remarks
Dr. Michael Monument, Vice-Chair, Research
Libin Theatre

 

 

 

2024 MCPHEDRAN LECTURER

Dr. Adam Kinnaird, MD PhD FRCSC

Dr. Adam Kinnaird, MD, PhD, FRCSC
University of Alberta, Division of Urology

Dr. Adam Kinnaird is a Surgeon Scientist and the Frank and Carla Sojonky Chair in Prostate Cancer Research in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. He completed a fellowship in Imaging, Targeted Biopsy and Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer at UCLA. He completed his MD and Urology residency at the U of A, during which he was enrolled in the Clinician Investigator Program. He completed his PhD as a Vanier Scholar and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal in research. He has published in high impact journals such as Nature Reviews Cancer, Cell, and European Urology and has been awarded funding from local, regional, and national grant competitions since starting as an Assistant Professor in November 2020. His lab studies translational prostate cancer research with a focus on new drugs, technologies, and devices. He is the principal investigator on multiple investigators initiated prostate cancer trials and participates in industry sponsored trials examining the use of state-of-the-art imaging techniques for prostate cancer diagnostics including PSMA PET, multiparametric MRI, and high-resolution micro-ultrasound.

Learn more about Dr. Norman McPhedran who inspired our annual McPhedran Lecture.

2024 MCMURTRY LECTURER

Dr. Khara Sauro

Dr. Khara Sauro, PhD
University of Calgary, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Oncology

Dr. Sauro is an Assistant Professor and Ohlson Professor of Head & Neck Health, in the Departments of Surgery, Community Health Sciences and Oncology. As a Head & Neck Cancer Health Services Researcher, Dr. Sauro’s research focuses on improving the quality and safety of care for patients with cancer or patients undergoing surgery, but specifically patients with Head and Neck Cancer, to optimize the health of these patients. Dr. Sauro has a particular interest in leveraging routinely collected administrative data to evaluate the quality of healthcare and the application of knowledge translation and quality improvement methodologies for improving healthcare delivery. She uses diverse methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) to ask and appropriately answer clinically relevant research questions.

Learn more about Dr. Robert McMurtry who inspired our annual McMurtry Lecture
 


Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1.    Identify knowledge gaps in surgery through scholarly presentations.

2.    Critically appraise surgical research presentations for content validity, methodology, and applicability

3.    Participate in collaborative learning through discussions of scholarly work.

4.    Determine the ability of presented research to support evidence-informed decision making in surgery.


Thank you to the companies that have provided educational grant in-kind support. Please visit the HRIC atrium on Surgeons' Day to visit their booths.

Past Surgeons' Day Agendas

June 21, 2024 - under construction

June 9, 2023