Grand Rounds

The University of Saskatchewan Department of Surgery Grand Rounds are an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

These rounds are typically scheduled on one Thursday of the month during the academic year (September to June), at 05:30 PM, and are held at Saskatoon City Hospital - Rependa Auditorium.


Thursday, May 30, 2024
Dr. Patrick McDonald
Head, Section of Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba
Ethical Issues in Surgucal Innovation and ther Introduction of Novel Technology

Grand Rounds - Gillian Hawker

Thursday, May 2, 2024
VIRTUAL Grand Rounds
Dr. Geeta Lal
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver
Ergonomics: What Every Surgeon Should Know

Grand Rounds - Gillian Hawker

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Regina Grand Rounds
Dr. Katlin Mallette
The Demands of Pursuing an Academic Surgery Career in 2024: A Fellows' Experience

Grand Rounds - Gillian Hawker

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Trauma Lecture in honour of the Humboldt Broncos
Dr. Andrew Beckett
Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Canadian Medical Service
Trauma Centre Accreditation in Canada: Time for Change

Grand Rounds - Gillian Hawker

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Dr. Gillian Hawker
Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Evidence-Based Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Grand Rounds - Gillian Hawker

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Colonel Stephan Plourde (retired)
Canadian Armed Forces
Practical Perspectives on Health Leadership - From War Zones to Boardrooms

Grand Rounds - Plourde


Thursday, November 23, 2023
Dr. Davina Tai
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan


Thursday, October 19, 2023
Dr. Stuart Oake
Head, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery
University of Ottawa | Ottawa Hospital
Physician Well Being: A Healthcare Crisis



Thursday, November 24, 2022
Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce,
Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Thriving in Surgery: Is Grit Enough?


Thursday, October 27, 2022
Dr. Gary Groot
Learning Health Systems, Health Services Research, and the Department of Surgery

** Rounds will start with a brief presentation from Transfusion Medicine regarding Pre-operative Group/Screen Appropriateness in alignment with the Choosing Wisely Movement


Thursday, September 22, 2022
Dr. Douglas Courtemanche
Surgeons for Planetary Health


Thursday, May 2, 2022
Trauma Lecture in honour of the Humboldt Broncos
Dr. David Mulder
Parallel But Converging Career Pathways


Thursday, March 10, 2022
Drs. Anita Chakravarti, Alex Mortimer, Amanda Hall & Garson Chan
How Do We Achieve Departmental Wellbeing Now?


Thursday, February 10, 2022
Dr. Brian Ulmer
Standardizing Morbidity & Mortality Rounds in the Department of Surgery

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Drs. Trustin Domes, Alex Mortimer, Laura Sims, Anne Dzus, Jordon Buchko, Taylor Bereti & Allison Hunter
Update on Undergraduate Surgical Education in Saskatchewan


Thursday, December 2, 2021
Dr. Ashley Cox
Promoting Wellness through Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Surgical Education

GR Poster

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Dr. Gary Groot
Quality in the Midst of a Pandemic

GR Poster

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Dr. Daryl Fourney
New Directions in Research in the Department of Surgery

Rounds will start with a brief presentation reagrading the College of Medicine Undergraduate Program expanded use of EPA's during the Surgery Clerkship Rotations.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Surgical Morbidity & Mortality Report

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Dr. Trustin Domes
Delivering Surgical Education during the COVID-19 era


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Dr. Kevin Wasko
Saskatchewan's COVID-19 Immunization Program

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Dr. Gary Groot
Evidence to Policy and Back (Learning Health System): Settle Time


Thursday, December 17, 2020
Elizabeth Ulmer
Wait ... Did I Write That Down??
Documentation of Patient Encounters and Handovers - The Medicolegal
Considerations from the Perspective of Legal Counsel


Thursday, November 19, 2020
Surgical Morbidity & Mortality Report

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Drs. Paul Mick, Nico Moolman, Shabir Mia & Luke Hnenny
The Saskatchewan Skull Base Surgery Program
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Drs. James Barton & Brian Ulmer
The Why and How of Achieving RCPS and MOC Credits with M&M Quality Improvement Rounds


Thursday, November 28, 2019
Departement of Surgery Update & Vision for the Future
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Dr. Fabian Krause
Osteomyelitis of the Lower Leg

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Dr. John Graham-Pole
Whatever You Do, Don't Take up Surgery

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Dr. Ashok Shaha
Thyroid Cancer — Triumph Over Butchery

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Dr. Tarek Razek
Global Trauma Care: How Canadian physicians can affect health policy
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Dr. Murray Dease
The Opioid Crisis: What it is, how it started and what we can do?
Thursday January 24, 2019
Dr. James Powell
Management Principles of Infection
Thurdsay January 10, 2019
Measuring Quality in Surgery


Thurdsay December 6, 2018
Dr. B.J. Lawlor
The Saskatchewan Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer and Colonoscopy Quality


Thursday November 15, 2018
Dr. David Steven
Global Surgery: Establishment of Epilepsy Surgery in Peru


Thursday October 18, 2018
Dr. Philippe Violette
Credible Clinical Guidelines: An Overview of GRADE


Thursday, September 13, 2018
Dr. Rolando Del Maestro
Leonardo da Vinci and the Search for the Soul


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Dr. Kishore Mulpuri
Building Teams in Surgery: The Dolphin Way

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Drs. Rohr, Kvinlaug and Ulmer
The Nuts abd Bolts of Using the Royal College Mainport e-Portfolio System

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Dr. Francisco Cayabyab
Promoting a Culture of Trans-disciplinary Research in Surgery:
Perspectives from a Basic Scientist

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Drs. Lilian Thorpe and Robert Weiler
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): What's happening in our
health system and what do physicians need to know?

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Dr. Fady Balaa
Building a Culture of Collaboration in a Surgical Division


Thursday, December 14, 2017
Drs. Dilip Gill and Nathan Ginther
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Dr. Graham King
Collaborating with industry as a surgeon designer

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dr. Demetrius Litwin
Laparoscopic surgery from its beginnings in Saskatoon to the present... and then?

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Dr. Chris Honey
Hemi-laryngopharyngeal Spasm (HELPS):
The Discovery, Characterization and Surgical Cure of a Neurological Condition

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Dr. Rebecca Warburton,
Cohesive Teams Improve Access and Quality in Breast Surgical Oncology

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Drs. Cole Beavis and Gordie Kaban
Surgical Skills and Simulation in Saskatchewan

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Dr. Steven Foster
Evangelical Medical Center of Lubango

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Dr. Denise Black
University of Manitoba

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Dr. Matt Gounis
University of Massachusetts

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Dr. Shahid Ahmed
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Dr. J. Mocco
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai


Thursday, December 15, 2016
Dr. Elke Mau
University of Saskatchewan

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Dr. Neil Parry
Western University

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Dr. Mark Jame & Justin Kosar

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Healing Through Reconciliation Panel

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Guy Few
Wilfred Laurier University

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Dr Ryan Meili and Dr. Angela Schellenberg
Surgery and Social Accountability: A Chance to Lead
Unversity of Saskatchewan

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Dr. Alok Pathak
The Manitoba Thyroid Cancer Cohort

Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Alberta Advantage - Building a Surgical Program in a Boom-Bust Economy
Dr. Keith Aronyk
Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Alberta

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Quality Improvement in Endoscopy
Dr. Robert Hilsden
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences,
University of Calgary

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Building a Culture of Research
Dr. Nael Shoman
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery


Thursday, December 17, 2015
CAGS Presentation to General Surgeons
Dr. Chris de Gara
Associate Dean of Continuous Professional Learning at the University of Alberta.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Surgical Side of Competence by Design
Dr. Ken Harris
Executive Director, Office of Specialty Education and the Deputy CEO at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Enhancing the Quality of M&M Rounds: the Ottawa M&M Model
Dr. Lisa Calder
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Current Concepts in Orbital Trauma and Reconstruction
Dr. Ian Sunderland
Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, September 24, 2015
"What Lives of Poverty we Lead"
Henry Woolf
Acclaimed Stage and film actor and close friend of Nobel prize winning playwright Harold Printer.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Novel Biology and Treatment Innovations for Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Ole Isacson
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Centre for Neuroregeneration Research and Neuroregeneration Laboratories at McLean Hospital

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Providing Medical and Surgical Care in Haiti: Team Broken Earth
Dr. Andrew Furey
Co-chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bernard Mev Hospital, Port Au Prince, Haiti

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Proximal Aortic Pathology in the Age of Endovascular Repair - A 20 Year Perspective
Dr. Randy Moore
University of Calgary, Vascular Surgery
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM
An Evolution in Management of In Transit Melanoma Metastases
Dr. Claire Temple-Oberle
Associate Professor, Department of Oncology and Surgery, University of Calgary
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM
The Evolution of Arthroscopy in Canada
Dr. Robert Litchfield
Medical Director, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM
VTE Px Following Major Cancer Surgery
Dr. Paul Karanicolas
Surgical Oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Chair, HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Community of Surgical ONcologists: Clinical, Evaluative, and Prospective Trials Team
Site Representative, National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:30 PM
The Surgical Principles of War Surgery
Dr. Nelson Olim
Dr. Nelson Olim, Senior Surgeon, International Committee of the Red Cross

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Healthcare in War and Disaster Zones
Dr. Nelson Olim & Ms. Dawn Anderson
Dr. Nelson Olim is a senior surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Ms. Dawn Anderson is a graduate of the College of Nursing at the University of Saskachewan working with the Red Cross movement since 2010.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Choosing wisely - Surgery and Pathology Interactions
Dr. Anurag Saxena
Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan


Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM
NanoKnife: Expanding the Horizon of Ablative Cancer Therapy
Dr. Mike Moser & Dr. Chris Wall
Dr. Mike Moser is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Chris Wall hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM
The Future of Surgical Education at the University of Saskatchewan: The Development of a Roadmap
Dr. Brian Clapson & Dr. Trustin Domes
Dr. Brian Clapson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Trustin Domes is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Multidisciplinary Surgical Teams & Quality Assurance
Dr. Nael Shoman
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Moving Forward at the College of Medicine and the University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Preston Smith
Dean, College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Implementation of New Innovations in Cancer Care - Is Canada Ready?
Dr. Geoff Porter
Gibran and Jamile Ramia Chair in Surgical Oncology Research
Senior Scientific Lead for Diagnosis and Clinical Care, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Director, Cancer Outcome, Halifax, NS
Department of Surgery and Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Clinical Quality Improvement: A Research Platform for the Department of Surgery
Dr. Gary Groot
Director of Research and Graduate Studies
Division of General Surgery
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM
UGME R' US; Tending the Community Goat
Dr. Sheila Harding
Associate Dean of Medical Education
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Yann Martel
World-renowned author of Life of Pi and Man Booker Prize winner, whose
works explore truth and imagination, human evil and human nature.


Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM
The Saskatchewan Cerebrovascular and Stroke Program
Dr. Michael Kelly, Neurosurgeon
Director, Saskatchewan Cerebrovascular Centre
Division of Neurosugery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Department of Surgery: A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Dr. Ivar Mendez, Chairman & Unified Head
Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region