The TVASurg team, in collaboration with Dr. Shiva Jayaraman at the St. Joseph’s Health Centre, are excited to announce a new educational module, developed to teach laparoscopic cholecystectomies

http://tvasurg.ca/lapchole/ Using our traditional method of incorporating surgical footage with computer animation, we have constructed a framework which contains a total of 7 case studies, detailing the standard approach to laparoscopic cholecystectomies, but more importantly tips and techniques to employ in realistic conditions where patient conditions are often less than ideal. The ultimate goal of this module is to help trainees to pursue multiple surgical options when faced with difficult situations. The TVASurg...

Dr. John Fung, Recipient of 2015 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, to speak at Toronto General Hospital

We are honoured to announce that Dr. John Fung, recipient of the 2015 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, will visit Toronto as the Multi-Organ Transplant Department’s guest lecturer on Wednesday April 27. He will speak on ‘A Critical Analysis of Organ Perfusion Solutions in Liver Transplantation’. Dr. Fung is Chairman of the Digestive Disease Institute and the former Chairman of the Department of General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic; his principal research interests are in transplantation immunology, immunosuppressive therapies, and liver related immunology. For further information on Dr. Fung, please click here and...

Dr. Paul Greig, Distinguished Toronto Surgeon and HPB Fellowship Co-Director, to give ‘Living Legend’ Lecture at the IHPBA World Congress this Friday

The World Congress Living Legend Lecture series recognizes and features some of the most important and impactful surgeons in the field of HPB surgery.  This year, Dr. Paul Greig will speak to an international audience of HPB surgeons on “The Evolution of Liver Transplantation”. Dr. Greig is Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto where his academic and clinical focus is in Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgical Oncology. He is a Past President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation, former Chair of the Canadian Organ Replacement Register, and former Director of the Multiple Organ & Retrieval Programme of Toronto. He served as the Chair of the Perfusable Organs Subcommittee of the Canadian Standards for Cells Tissues and Organs for Transplantation Committee. Among many other awards and distinctions throughout his career, Dr. Greig is the recent recipient of the AHPBA Distinguished Service Award (2012) and the ASTS Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship Award...