Surgical Education Series

Surgical Education SeriesSurgical CME

Join the Department of Surgery on Thursday, April 14, 2016 for the Lakeridge Health Surgical Update for Primary Care Physicians. This interactive education series, in partnership with Queen's University, is specially designed for primary care physicians.  Other related Healthcare providers are also welcome. This event is fully accredited for up to 2.0 MAINPRO M1 credits for family physicians and up to 2.0 MOC Group Learning Section 1 credits for specialists*.

* College of Family Physicians of Canada - up to 2 Mainpro-M1 credits

* This event is 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, and approved by Queen's University. You may claim a maximum of 2 hours. 


Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:30pm- 9:00pm

Lakeridge Health and Queen's University logos

Lakeridge Health Oshawa
1 Hospital Court, Oshawa ON

$70 (Early Bird: Extra ballot for iPad mini door prize if registered by March18. 2016)

Parking and catering included. Space is limited so please reserve your spot early.

To register and pay online with a credit card, click here. For other payment options, please call us at 905-576-8711 x. 4727.


Agenda & Topic Descriptions

5:30 - 6:40 PM  Registration & Networking with Section Chiefs and Specialists


6:40 - 7:20 PM   Dilemmas in the Care of Benign and Malignant Breast Disease

Laurie Wherret, MD, FRCS(C)

Section of General Surgery, Lakeridge Health

 Learning Objectives:

  • Review differential diagnosis, investigation and management of diseases of the nipple
  • Discuss pathology reporting of breast core biopsies
  • Understand how to interpret pathology reporting results
  • Address indication and timing of adjuvant/neoadjuvent therapies
  • Discuss controversies regarding prophylactic mastectomy 


7:20 - 8:00 PM  Breast Reconstruction Following Oncologic Surgery

Alexander Golger, MD, FRCS(C)

Section Chief, Plastic Surgery, Lakeridge Health

 Learning Objectives:

  • Establish the goals of breast reconstruction
  • Compare breast reconstruction options 
  • Review balancing and revisional procedures
  • Understand the challenges, risks and complications


8:00 - 8:10 PM  Break


8:10 - 8:50 PM   Current Status of PSA Testing

Arthur Grabowski, MD, FRCS(C)

Section of Urology, Lakeridge Health

 Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the current guidelines for PSA screening
  • Critically evaluate the evidence for current PSA screening guidelines
  • Understand current uses of the PSA test


For more information, contact:

Brett Murphy, LHEARN Centre Manager
905-576-8711 x. 2133