SWOSA Rounds

The pandemic has popularized virtual grand rounds. Difficulties faced by surgeons in the region have many commonalities. The Southwest Ontario Surgical Association was founded by the Chief, Angus McLachlin, almost 70 years ago to address common issues faced by surgeons in the region. In the past, SWOSA held an annual meeting. For several reasons, attendance at this event slowly dwindled. As an association, SWOSA believes that an opportunity presents itself to hold virtual monthly SWOSA Grand Rounds.

The goal of SWOSA Grand Rounds is to facilitate the best-in-the-world surgical care of patients from the region. Rounds are built around a presentation from an expert on a topic of relevance to practicing surgeons. The expert presentation is followed by a full discussion which may include a review of a recent clinical challenge. Rounds are completed by a brief business session, usually regarding issues in the provision of the type of care that was highlighted in the session. SWOSA wants to provide a forum for the development of collaboration between general surgeons and those providing specialist care.
Rounds will be held virtually via Zoom the 4th Wednesday of each month (7:00 am – 8:15 am) (EST

Sessions are recorded and are available on YouTube.

Internationally renowned speakers will be invited to present on a topic of interest to general surgeons. You can check out some of our past presenters here.

These events will be an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. Sessions will be recorded and can be found in our video gallery for personal study. Strict patient, physician and institutional confidentiality will be observed. To claim credit, participants will have to complete a quick online survey.

Dr. Vivian McAlister was appointed as inaugural SWOSA Chair in 2020, with Dr. Muriel Brackstone taking on this role in 2023. 
Suggestions for topics and speakers will be welcomed by email to: christine.bruckschwaiger@lhsc.on.ca 
If you wish to be added to the monthly notification please email: christine.bruckschwaiger@lhsc.on.ca

Surgical Rounds

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