Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday during the academic year (September to June), from noon to 1 pm in hybrid format (via Zoom and in-person at the Vivian K. Asher Theatre in Royal University Hospital) unless otherwise noted. 

Most presentations are recorded and posted for 120 days. Click on the underlined green titles to view. 
You may want to skip ahead at the start as the recordings begin before the speaker is announced. 

If you require evidence of attendance for MOC points, please forward a copy of your evaluation via fax (306-844-1525) or email to


Contact Kaylene Unger for the link to attend Grand Rounds via Zoom. 

Upcoming presentations:

  • Feb. 21, 2024: "Part 1: Airways Corner - Asthma and COPD updates with Brianne and Jeff"; "Part 2: New CTS COPD Pharmacotherapy Updates," Drs. Brianne Philipenko and Jeff Marciniuk (Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine). 

Past presentations:

Past Presentations:

Jan. 11, 2023: Fidelio Opera by Ludwig van Beethoven, or a new "instrument" providing music in the ears of a nephrologist and diabetologist, Dr. Gudrun Caspar-Bell (Endocrinology & Metabolism). 

Jan. 18, 2023: Lung Screening and Prevention Program Series: Part 1 of 3: Saskatchewan Lung Screening and Prevention Program Progress, Dr. Sheldon Wiebe (Provincial Head, Medical Imaging, Saskatchewan Health Authority) and Dr. Erika Penz (Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine).

Feb. 1, 2023: Enhancing Rural Health. Dr. Shelley Kirychuk, Professor and Director of the Canadian Centre fo Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA). 

Feb. 8, 2023: Transitions in Care from the ICU. Dr. Eric Sy (Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine; Medical Graduate Faculty, College of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies; Intensivist, Department of Critical Care; Transport Physician, STARS Air Ambulance). 

Feb. 15, 2023: Severe Asthma and Real World Evidence: Breaking Down the Results and Clinical Implications. Dr. Erika Penz (Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine). 

March 1, 2023: Perioperative Revascularization Considerations. Dr. Jason Orvold (Division Head, Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine). 

March 15, 2023: Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Review. Dr. Kirsten Walker (Dermatology). 

March 29, 2023: Saskatchewan Lung Screening and Prevention Program Part 2: Learning from British Columbia. Dr. John Mayo (Professor of Radiology, UBC; Imaging Lead, BC Lung Screening Program) and Dr. Stephen Lam (Professor of Medicine, UBC; Medical Director, BC Lung Screening Program).

April 5, 2023: The Evolving World of Clinical Ultrasonography - a Gastroenterology Perspective. Dr. Thomasz Guzowski (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Dr. Amrik Randhawa (PGY1).

April 19, 2023: Opioid Agonist Therapy Management in Hospital. Drs. Andrew Yang and Victoria Tian (General Internal Medicine).

April 26, 2023: Optimizing Perioperative Care for Older Adults: Focusing Our Lens on Frailty for Better Outcomes. Dr. Krista Lagimodiere (Geriatric Medicine).

May 3, 2023: "A Decade of Innovation in Spondyloarthritis: A Journey Through the Lives of Patients," Dr. Walter Maksvmowych (Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of Alberta). 

May 10, 2023: Review of Myocarditis Through a Case-Based Approach. Dr. Shravan Nosib (Cardiology).

May 24, 2023: Hyperparathyroidism from Endocrine, Surgical, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Perspectives, Dr. Gudrun Caspar-Bell (Endocrinology and Metabolism), Dr. Rick Jaggi (Otolaryngology), Dr. Rani Kanthan (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and Dr. Andrew Lyon (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine).

May 31, 2023: Large Scale Databases in Medicine and Potential Future Applications, Dr. Stephen Lee (Infectious Diseases). 

June 7, 2023: No presentation.

June 14, 2023: Asthma Management: 2023 Clinical Update, Dr. Brianne Philipenko (Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.)

June 21, 2023, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.: "Can Investing in Newly Approved Antiobiotics Make Treatment of Skin and Skin Structure Infections More Efficient and Cost Effective?" Dr. George Sakoulas (Adjunct Professor Pediatrics, University of California San Diego School of Medicine/ Chief, Infectious Diseases Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group).

June 21, 2023, 12-1p.m.: The Lymphatic Circulation and Cardiovascular System, Professor Andrzej Szuba, MD, PhD. (Department of Angiology, Hypertension and Diabetology, Wroclaw University of Medicine). 

Sept. 13, 2023: Polypharmacy and Optimal Prescribing in Older Adults, Dr. Megan Surkan (Geriatric Medicine). Vivian Asher Theatre G763 and via Zoom.

Sept. 20, 2023: Nephrology Issues in the Geriatric Patient and the Role of Supportive Care, Dr. Amanda Halpin (Nephrology).

Sept. 27, 2023: Highlights of 2021 CCS Lipid Guidelines in a Nutshell, Dr. Saby Bose (GIM).

Oct. 4, 2023: Housing Conditions in First Nations Communities: Breathing, Sleeping, Being. Threee Projects: 2012-28, Dr. James Dosman (Canadian Centre for Rural and Agricultural Health).

Oct. 11, 2023: CV Risk, Enhancers, familial, hypercholesteremia and lipid lowering agents beyond statins, Dr. S. Bose (GIM).

Oct. 18, 2023: The Landscape of Glomerulonephritis in Saskatchewan: Trends, Demographics and Subtype Variations, Dr. Bhanu Prasad (Nephrology). 

Nov. 1, 2023: HIV in Saskatchewan in the COVID Era & Beyond: A Clinical Update, Dr. Alexander Wong (Infectious Diseases).

Nov. 8, 2023: Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy: Highly elevated prevalence in persons self-identifying as Indigenous in Saskatchewan, Dr. Kerri Schellenberg (Neurology) and Dr. Gerald Pfeffer (Department of Medical Genetics).

Nov. 15, 2023: Initiatives and Research Related to Rural Dementia Care in Saskatchewan, Dr. Julie Kosteniuk (Canadian Centre for Rural and Agricultural Health).

Nov. 22, 2023: "The Evolving Role of the Cardio-Oncologist in Cancer Care," Dr. Margot K. Davis, cardiologist at Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and Director of the UBC Cardiology-Oncology Program and the UBC Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic.

Nov. 29, 2023: Autoinflammatory Diseases: They are VEXing and multi-systemic, Dr. Ardyth Milne (Rheumatology).

Dec. 6, 2023: No Rounds.

Dec. 20, 2023: The hygiene hypothesis revisited, Dr. Donald Cockcroft (Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine).