74th Annual Meeting
Updates to follow…
“Quality and Excellence in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery”
June 6 – 9, 2020
Fredericton Convention Centre
Crown Plaza Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Master of Global Surgical Care, UBC
The Branch for International Surgical Care (BISC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce a September 2020 intake for the Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) and Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) programs.
Our graduate programs are innovative, online programs focused on the global burden of unmet surgical care. Learners will build on their health-care related disciplines to gain the fundamental knowledge, critical thinking tools and practical skills needed to lead the way to improved access to care by addressing the gap that exists between surgical need and the equitable provision of safe surgical care in low resource settings. The MGSC includes the option to complete a specialized stream in Canadian Low Resource Settings, focusing on the unique issues affecting surgical care in rural and remote low resource settings here in Canada. By expanding students’ knowledge of conditions, and global circumstances, that shape surgical care globally, our graduates will become leaders in this emerging academic discipline and equipped to play an integral part in provision of global surgical care in low resource settings.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send the BISC an email at [email protected].
Please join me in applauding and congratulating Dr. John Yoo who has been appointed as the next Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry beginning May 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025. The announcement can be viewed here.
Click here for a featured interview with Dr. Yoo, including a video.
Dr. Yoo has shown outstanding leadership at Western University, at the CSOHNS, and in our specialty. I think it is remarkable that a relatively small specialty such as ours will have two Deans of Medicine across the 17 Canadian medical schools.
Ian Witterick, MD, FRCSC, CSOHNS President
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ABOHNS Eligibility for Graduates of RC OHNS Programs
Dr. T. Wayne Matthews, CALGARY, AB
Royal College Specialty Committee Chair
It’s my pleasure to share with you this document from Dr. Nussenbaum and the ABOHNS outlining their final policy regarding ABOHNS eligibility for graduates of RC OHNS programs. I believe the process is entirely fair and the document very clear. Dr. Nussenbaum has indicated that it is acceptable and, in fact, his desire to share this document widely. However, he has asked that for the time being any questions be directed to me (Dr. T. Wayne Matthews); not Dr. Nussenbaum or the ABOHNS. Because it will take some time for the ABOHNS to adjust their IT infrastructure to accommodate processing Canadian applications please advise your residents/graduates that they should not apply for the 2020 examination before Feb 1, 2020 to be eligible for the ABOHNS examination in the Fall of 2020.
What is Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery?
The name of our specialty is challenging to repeat and the breadth of our practice is underestimated. We’ve created a patient education video entitled “What is Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery” – a short, light-hearted animated video that captures the multi-faceted nature of our specialty. We are hoping to showcase this to patients, medical students, family, friends and anyone else who may not truly understand what we do every day.
Feel free to share this on your respective websites, social media or beyond. Please feel free to contact us if you have any feedback!
Thank you to the Harry Barberian Scholarship Fund for supporting this project.
Drs. Josie Xu, Neil Arnstead and Justin Cottrell,
University of Toronto Resident Physicians
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKT6GMFWrKM
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