2020 scientific meeting

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Meeting Information

Dates: May 11 - 13th, 2020


Hotel William Gray

421 Rue Saint Vincent,

Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6, Canada

Keynote speakers

Gerald Fried

MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Professor of Surgery and Gastroenterology, Chairman of the Department of Surgery,

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3

Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the McGill University Department of Surgery in Montreal, Canada. He established Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) as a clinical and academic program at McGill. His group has made significant contributions to surgical education, simulation, introduction of innovation into clinical practice, and the development of enhanced recovery practices to maximize benefits of MIS. The Deans of Canadian Medical Schools awarded Dr. Fried the “John Ruedy Award” for Innovation in Medical Education. He has won multiple teaching awards and has been active in Surgical Education at the American College of Surgeons, SAGES and other major specialty groups. His group has developed metrics of procedural performance and led development of the manual skills component of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program, a requirement for certification in surgery in the U.S.

Dr. Fried has served as President of SAGES, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Central Surgical Association; he is a Regent of the American College of Surgeons. He was elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the Canadian equivalent of the Institute of Medicine. He has given over 300 invited lectures internationally and published widely on MIS and surgical education.

Dennis hong

MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Associate Professor, General Surgery

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON L8N 4A6

Dr. Dennis Hong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He specializes in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hong was born in Seoul, South Korea. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology from the University of Western Ontario in 1992. Dr. Hong received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Toronto in 1996. He completed his residency in the Department of Surgery, McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, ON. Then in 2003, he completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.. He joined the Department of Surgery at McMaster University in 2010. The same year he became the Clinical Teaching Unit Director McMaster University as well as Associate Director, Centre for Minimal Access Surgery, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON.

Highly skilled in minimal access surgical techniques Dr. Hong regularly performs a variety of Laparoscopic procedures and 75% of his practice is focused on bariatric surgery.

Dr. Hong has received many honours and awards durning his career including the Faculty of Classical Studies University of Western Ontario, Albert O. Jeffery scholarship, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital Education Scholarship, Korean-Canadian Educational Scholarship, McMaster University, Resident Research Award 1st Place, SAGES conference Poster of Distinction, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Biology Scholarship and McMaster University, Physicians’ Services Incorporated Award.


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