Toronto Orthopaedics Comprehensive Hip & Knee Course

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Toronto Orthopaedics Comprehensive Hip & Knee Course:
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Credential(s) Earned: Certificate of Completion
CME Accredited


Program Length: 2 Days


Start Date: September 23rd & 24th, 2023


Tuition: No fees required, by invitation only


Description

This two-day comprehensive, immersive learning experience has been designed to advance the knowledge and practice of clinical fellows in in hip and knee arthroplasty across Ontario.

Faculty

Dr. Bheeshma Ravi
Dr. Brent Lanting
Dr. Christopher Kim
Dr. Dan Tushinski
Dr. Daniel Pincus
Dr. Gavin Wood
Dr. Jamie Howard
Dr. Justin Chang
Dr. Sarah Ward
Dr. Sebastian Rodrigues
Dr. Sebastian Tomescu
Dr. Simon Garcaeu
Dr. Steve Mann
Dr. Vick Khanna

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Dunbar

Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Amir Khoshbin
Dr. Jesse Wolfstadt
Dr. Michael Zywiel

Overview

ortho doctors practicingThe Toronto Orthopaedics Comprehensive Hip and Knee Course is comprised of both didactic and hands-on cadaveric surgical skills stations.

Trainees will participate in interactive, evidence-based didactic sessions covering the current state of the art for arthroplasty care of patients with hip and knee arthritis and related pathology.  This includes pre-operative planning, surgical approaches, clinical and economic outcomes and maximizing value of care.

In the hands-on skills lab, participants will have the opportunity to practice surgical approaches and techniques for primary THA, primary partial and total knee arthroplasty, as well as extensile/revision surgery for both hip and knee, in small groups under the guidance and direction of orthopaedic surgical faculty from the University of Toronto Division of Orthopaedics.  They will additionally have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with different primary and revision hip and knee implants.  Each station will have an assigned instructor to provide dedicated skills development feedback along with insights into a variety of tips to ensure successful outcomes.

Target Audience

Clinical fellows in hip and knee arthroplasty from across Ontario.

Learning Objectives

Overall Course Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • make evidence-based recommendations to enhance surgical efficiency and patient recovery after hip and knee arthroplasty
  • employ clinical reasoning to formulate a surgical treatment plan for specific case-based scenarios in both hip and knee arthroplasty, including choice of surgical technique and implant
  • apply clinical and surgical tips and tricks to enhance workflow, and address both expected and unexpected intra-operative challenges

Didactic Session Learning Objectives – Day 1 Hip

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the evidence and data supporting different approaches for THA, including relative advantages and disadvantages
  • recommend techniques to optimize intraoperative efficiency during THA
  • provide recommendations to patients and health care administrators regarding suitability for outpatient joint replacement

Cadaver Session 1 Learning Objectives – Day 1 Hip

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • landmark and perform the critical steps of at least one common surgical approach for primary hip replacement
  • recognize and avoid the major pitfalls associated with at least one common surgical approach for primary hip replacement
  • understand strategies that can be employed to minimize intra-operative complications associated with contemporary total hip arthroplasty implant designs

Cadaver Session 2 Learning Objectives – Day 1 Hip

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • landmark and perform an extensile approach to the acetabulum and femur
  • describe the critical steps of addressing common intra-operative complications of primary THA
  • understand the revision implant options for addressing fractures, bone loss and instability during a revision THA

Didactic Session Learning Objectives – Day 2 Knee

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the evidence and data supporting different arthroplasty options for managing knee arthritis, including relative advantages and disadvantages
  • recommend techniques to optimize intraoperative efficiency during TKA
  • provide recommendations to patients and health care administrators regarding suitability for outpatient joint replacement

Cadaver Session 1 Learning Objectives – Day 2 Knee

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • landmark and perform the critical steps of at least one common surgical approach for primary partial or total knee replacement
  • recognize and avoid the major pitfalls associated with at least one common surgical approach for primary partial or total knee replacement
  • understand strategies that can be employed to minimize intra-operative complications associated with contemporary partial and total knee arthroplasty implant designs

Cadaver Session 2 Learning Objectives – Day 2 Knee

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • landmark and perform an extensile approach to the knee
  • describe the critical steps of addressing common intra-operative complications of primary TKA
  • understand the technical and revision implant options for addressing bone loss and instability at the time of revision TKA

Keynote Speaker

Michael J Dunbar, MD FRCSC PHD FCAHS

MDunbar headshot Michael Dunbar, a native Haligonian, is a Professor of Surgery at Dalhousie University with cross appointments to Biomedical Engineering and Community Health and Epidemiology. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Dalhousie University with subspecialty training in arthroplasty from the University of Western Ontario. He completed a PhD in Lund Sweden as a member of the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Registry, concentrating on subjective outcomes after knee replacement surgery. In 2015 he was awarded the inaugural QEII Endowed Chair of Arthroplasty Outcomes at Dalhousie University and was reappointed in 2020 for another 5-year term. In 2017 he was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is currently the director of research, department of surgery, at Dalhousie University and innovator in residence at the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Past roles include co-chair of the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry; President and Director of Research, Canadian Arthroplasty Society; Chair of the Membership and Research committees of The American Knee Society. His credits include the 2010 J. Edouard Samson Award for Outstanding Canadian Orthopaedic Researcher over a 5-Year Period, named as one of the “Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons” by his peers and one of “10 Orthopedic Surgeon Tech Entrepreneurs to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review.

Dunbar has been invited to deliver over 400 presentations locally and internationally and is the author/coauthor of 300+ peer reviewed journal article. He recently was identified by Stanford University as being in the world’s top 2% scientists, based on career-long publications and citations. He has been involved as principle or co-investigator in local, national, and international grants with total capture of over $30 million dollars. He has supervised dozens of Master’s and PhD students as well as dozens of residents and fellows from health jurisdictions across the world.

As a key opinion leader, he is shaping a new way of thinking about total joint replacement by increasing the precision of surgical techniques. His overarching approach to research is to incorporate the concept of “phased innovation” as a paradigm shift in the manner which new surgical technologies are introduced. He has a special interest in the confluence of surgical robotics and mobile technology to reimagine the delivery of arthroplasty care on patient specific basis.

Location

We are pleased to host the Toronto Orthopaedics Comprehensive Hip & Knee Course at the:

Mount Sinai Surgical Skills Centre

600 University Ave, Level 2
Toronto, ON
(take the elevators near the Murray St. entrance down to level 2)

Note: Paid parking is available on Murray St. at several lots.