Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Paul Belliveau

Dr Paul Belliveau General SurgeonUniversity Position:
Professor, Director Undergraduate Education

Current Appointment:

Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:

Benign Anorectal conditions, Colon cancer/screening
Colorectal Surgery, Diverticulitis, IBD, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Rectal cancer

Areas of Research Interest:

Post-operative ileus, Crohn's, stem cells, colorectal cancer outcomes


Contact Information:

Burr 2 Rm 075
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON    K7L 2V7
Tel. (613) 549-6666 ext 7995
Fax. (613) 548-2500

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Fellowship:
• Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis,    Minnesota. Program Director: Stanley M. Goldberg MD July 1980-June 1981


Residency:
• Internship: Royal Victoria  Hospital, Montréal, Québec straight surgical internship, July   1974-June 1975

• Residency: General Surgery: Royal Victoria, Montréal Children's, St. Mary's, Montréal        Chest Hosp; Program Director: Lloyd D. MacLean MD,  July 1975- June 1979


Medical School Graduation:
• McGill University Medical School, Montréal, Québec. MDCM 1974


Professional Memberships:
• 1974-           Canadian Medical Association
• 1974-           Québec Medical Association
• 1975-           Corporation Professionnelle des Médecins  du Québec
• 1979-1988   Association des Médécins de Langue Francaise  du Canada
• 1979-           Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canadaa
• 1979-80       Royal Society of Medicine
• 1979-1985   St. Mark's Hospital Association
• 1986-           American College of Surgeons, Fellow
• 1980-1990   American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Member
• 1990 -          American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow
• 1979-           Association des Chirurgiens Généraux du Québec
• 1984-           Canadian Association of General Surgeons, (CAGS)
• 1983-           Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,
• 1989-1997   Canadian Association of Clinical Surgeons
• 1997-           Canadian Association of University Surgeons
• 1984-1994   Montréal Colon and Rectal Surgeons Club,
• 1984-1997   New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,
• 1995-           International College of Surgeons, Fellow
• 1995-2002   Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
• 1989-           Association for Surgical Education
• 1998-           Canadian Association Medical Education   


Committees (International):
• 1992-          Executive Committee Canadian section and Editorial Board International                         College of Surgeons
• 1997-1999  Abstract Editor Panel Member, Journal: Diseases Colon Rectum
• 2000-          International Board Member, International College of Surgeons
• 2001-          Membership Committee, International College of Surgeons
• 2002-          Scientific Program Committee, International College of Surgeons
• 2002-          North American Secretary, International College of Surgeons
• 2002-          Honorary member Mexican Society Colon Rectal Surgery and
• 2003-          Editorial Coordinator for Journal of Mexican Colon and Rectal Surgery

Committees (National):
• 1986-1991  Examiner in General Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of                       Canada (French Section)
• 1996-2002  Examiner in General Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of                       Canada (French Section)
• 1998-2002  Vice-President of Royal College General Surgery Examination Committee                         (French)
• 1996-2000   Examiner, Medical Council of Canada, LMCC Q5 exam
• 1998-           Member, Evaluation Committee, representing surgery, Royal College                                Physicians and Surgeons Canada

Committees (Provincial):
• 1984-1989  Provincial Examinations Committee, McGill surgery representative                                    (Examen de Synthese) final year promotion exam for medical students,                             McLaughlin Examination Centre
• 1998-2000  Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee, Québec Association                         of General Surgeons
• 2006           Cancer Care Ontario.  Colonoscopy Standards Expert Panel


Committees (Faculty):
• 1995-2000   Program Director, Undergraduate Surgery, McGill
• 1991-2000   Chairman, Undergraduate Surgery Education Committee, McGill
• 1991-1996   Chairman, Examination Committee, Undergraduate Surgery, McGill
• 1999-2000   Member, Promotions Committee, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.
• June 2001-   Chairman, Undergraduate Surgery Education Committee, Queen’s                                    University
• 2003-           Co-ordinator, Surgical Clinical Skills, Phase 2E


Committees (Departmental):
• 1997-2000   Resident Selection Committee, General Surgery Program
• 1999-2000   Co-ordinator, Weekly Critical Appraisal Journal Club for residents
• 1995-2000   Member, Finance Committee, Dept Surgery, McGill University
• 1999-2000   Member Executive Committee, McGill Division General Surgery, Royal                                Victoria Site Representative,
• 2001-           Member, Surgery Council, Undergraduate Education Program                                            representative, Queen’s University
• 2002-           Member, Promotions Committee, Department of Surgery, Queen’s
• 2002-2005   Member, Finance Committee, Department of Surgery, Queen’s


Committees (Hospital):
• Member Education Committee RVH
• Member Operating Room Task Force
• 1989-1999   Clerkship Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Surgical Education, Royal Victoria                        Hospital
• 1985-1989   Chairman, Medical Records Committee, Royal Victoria Hospital
• 1984-1988   Chairman, Medical Acts Committee, Royal Victoria Hospital
• 1986-1989   Chairman, Medical Records Committee, St. Mary’s Hospital
• 1992            Chairman, Postgraduate CME Board, Royal Victoria Hospital
• 2000            Chairman, Medical Records Committee, MUHC, Montréal
• 2001-           Member, Operating room infection surveillance committee, Kingston                                  General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital
• 2002-2007   Member, Infection Control Committee, Kingston General Hospital and                              Hotel Dieu Hospital
• 2004            Member of the Board, representing Medical Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
• 2005            Resources Planning Committee, Hotel Dieu


Awards and Distinctions:
• 1979    R.S.MacLaughlin Foundation of Canada Fellowship for clinical study in England as Honorary Assistant in Surgery and Research Fellow, St. Mark's Hospital for Diseases of the Rectum and Colon, London, England.  July 1979-June 1980.  Director: Sir Alan G. Parks. Participated in the development and publication of the Parks ileoanal pouch.

• 1986    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Ohio Valley Award, Houston, Texas, for paper presentation  “Ileoanal anastomosis: functional results and emptying assessed by radionuclide enema".

• 1991    Member and Guest Speaker: Canadian Delegation to Canada- Poland Medical Week, Warsaw, Bialystok and Crakow, Poland, October 6-12, 1991. Ministry of Health and Welfare, Canada.

• 1994    Golden Apple Award.  “Effective Teaching Skills Workshop”, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, June, for best oral presentation.

• 1996    Excellence in Teaching Award “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” Clinical Clerkship, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University.

• 2001     Excellence in Teaching Award, “Outstanding Attending Staff Teacher”
McGill University General Surgery, nominated by the residents in general   surgery program.

• 2002.3  Queen’s University Department of Surgery Phase III Faculty Award for    Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Clerks.

• 2003.4  Queen’s University, Phase II E Surgical Teaching Award for recognition of excellence in teaching of the four year medical students.

• 2005     CSCRS Genzyme Best Paper Award – Surgical Forum Meeting, Montreal
“Preoperative high dose rate endorectal brachytherapy for locally advanced operable rectal cancer”.

• 2005     Phase III Teaching Award (faculty award for recognition of excellence in the teaching of clinical clerks.

• 2007     Association of Surgical Education (ASE) Outstanding Teacher Award               Presented April 12, 2007 at the ASE Meeting in Washington, DC.

• 2008     Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award Phase 2E June 2008. 


Other Hospital Appointments:

•2001-            Attending Staff Surgeon, Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu                                  Hospital, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•2004-09        Vice-President/Secretary of the Medical Staff at KGH and HDH
                       Medical Advisory Executive member
                       Member Hotel Dieu Hospital Board
                       Member, Joint KGH Hospital Board Executive
                       Chair, Division of General Surgery
                       Member, Surgery Council, Dept Surgery
•2006 Jul        Vice President of Medical Staff at HDH and KGH
                       Member, KGH Board of Directors
•2008 Jul        President, Medical Staff at HDH and KGH – 1 year term
                       Member HDH Board of Directors


Other Positions:
• Chief of Service, General Surgery Service, Royal Victoria Hospital-MUHC
   (8 surgeon clinical teaching unit)
• Acting Head General Surgery, McGill University, August 1999
• Senior Surgeon, Active Staff, Royal Victoria Hospital-MUHC (Full time GFT-H)
• Active Staff Surgeon, St. Mary's Hospital, 1981-1996, 1998-2000   
• Associate Staff Surgeon, Montréal General Hospital-MUHC, 1995-96
• Active Staff Surgeon, Montréal General Hospital-MUHC, 1996-2000
• Acting Chief of Staff, Kingston General Hospital June 2005
• Acting Head of Surgery, intermittently 2005


Administrative Responsibilities (Queen’s University):
• Chair, Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee
• Program Director, Surgical Undergraduate
• Chair, Division of General Surgery, Queen’s University  July 2004 – June 30, 2009
• Member, Senate Budget Review Committee, Sept 2004 – Aug 2007
• Member, Admissions Committee to Medicine, July 2004 – June 2008
• Senator, Elected Faculty Health Sciences representative, Queen’s University Senate,
   Sep 2005-Aug 2008
• Chair, Evaluation Committee and Education Coordinator, Faculty of Health Sciences       Sept 2006-
• Regional Colorectal Cancer Screening Steering Committee.  Jan 2008-


Professional Qualifications:
1969        Diplome d’Etudes Collégiales (DEC), Collège St-Viateur, Montréal 
1974        MDCM, McGill University Medical School.
1974-75   Straight Surgical Internship, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University
1975        General License to Practice, College des Médecins Québec 75-178
1975-79   Residency, General Surgery:  McGill University       
1975        Licentiate, Medical Council of Canada, (LMCC),  # 40215
1979        Certificat de Spécialiste, Chirurgie Générale, CSPQ 75178
1979        Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, General                               Surgery, FRCSC, #291854
1979        General Medical Council (UK), 1979-80
1980        License, Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners   # 25246
1981        American Board of Surgery,  # 26895
1982        American Board Colon Rectal Surgery
1986        Fellow, American College Surgeons, FACS 
1991        American Board Surgery, Recertified
1993        Fellow, International College of Surgeons, FICS
2000        Independent License, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 75684
2001        Province of Ontario, OHIP provider #014425
2002-05   Professional Masters of Public Administration (PMPA), Queen’s University
2009        Jan 28-30  CMA Physician Manager Institute Level III “Negotiation and conflict                 management: vital skills for success”
2009        Mar 26-27  CMA Physician manager Institute Level IV “Change management:                   successful planning and implementation”


Published Book Chapters:
1. Belliveau P, Heppell J. Colon and Rectal Problems in the Elderly.  Surgery of the Elderly. ed Meakins JL, MacClaren JC, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1988;27:392-413

2. Belliveau P.  Anal Fistula.  Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Fazio VW, BC Decker Inc. Publishers, Philadelphia,1990:22-27

3. Belliveau, P.  Comments J-Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis: Mayo Clinic Experience. Alternatives to Conventional Ileostomy. ed Dozois R, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1985:398-401

4. Belliveau P. Pouchitis in Clinical Decision Making. Colorectal Surgery, ed S. Wexner, Igaku- Shoin Med Publishing, NY 1995:309-311

5. Belliveau P. Scintigraphic Assessment of Pelvic Ileal Pouch Emptying.  Practical Guide to Anorectal Testing.  ed L. Smith, Igaku-Shoin Med  Publishing, NY;1995:189-193

6. Bitton A, Belliveau P. Perianal complications of Crohn’s disease.  UptoDate ed B D Rose, UptoDate Inc, Wellesley, MA 1999-2005;vol.7 No 2

7. Belliveau P. Anal Fistula. Current Therapy Colon and Rectal Surgery ed J. Church. Decker 2000

8. Belliveau P. Anal Fistula. Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Second Edition. Ed Fazio, Church, Delaney. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia 2005. p27-34


Published Papers:
1. Belliveau P, Vas S, Himal H.  Septic Induced Acute Gastric Erosions: the Role of Cimetidine.  Journal of Surgical Research 1978;24:264- 271

2. Poirier N, Belliveau P, Wynands E.  Effect of Cardioplegic Solution and of Propranolol on Peri-operative Infarction after Surgery for Unstable Angina. Can J Surg 1980;23:387-391

3. Parks AG, Nicholls RJ, Belliveau P.  Proctocolectomy with Ileal Reservoir and Anal Anastomosis.  Brit J Surg 1980;67:533-538
One of the most quoted papers in reference to pelvic pouch surgery. Landmark paper.

4. Himal HS,  Belliveau P.  Prognosis after Surgical Treatment of Granulomatous Enteritis and Colitis.  Amer J Surg 1981;142:347-349

5. Nicholls RJ, Belliveau P, Neill M, Wilks M, Tabaqchali A.  Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal Reservoir: Pathophysiological Assessment.  Gut 1981;22:462-468

6. Belliveau P, Goldberg SM, Rothenberger D, Nivatvongs S.  Idiopathic Acquired Megacolon: the Value of Subtotal Colectomy.  Dis Colon Rectum 1982;25:118-121
Review of a complex problem. Often quoted in textbooks

7. Belliveau P, Rolstad BS, Rothenberger D.  Ileal-anal Reservoir, an Alternative to Permanent Ileostomy.  J Enterostomal Therapy  1982;9:44-50

8. Rothenberger DA, Vermeulen FD, Christenson CE, Balcos EG, Nemer FD, Goldberg SM, Belliveau P, Nivatvongs S, Schottler JL, Fang DT, Kennedy HL.  Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal Reservoir and Ileoanal Anastomosis.  Am J Surg 1983;145:82-88

9. Belliveau P, Thomson JPS, Parks AG. Fistula-in-Ano: a Manometric Study.  Dis Colon Rectum 1983;26:152-154

10. Raymond J, Belliveau P, Arseneau J.  The Cecal Diaphragm.  Radiology 1983;147:79-80

11. Belliveau P.  Ileoanal Anastomosis: Improving Functional Results.  Can J Surg 1983;26:201

12. Belliveau P, Graham A.  Mesenteric Desmoid Tumor in Gardner's Syndrome Treated by Sulindac.  Dis Colon Rectum 1984;27:53-54

13. Belliveau P, Salvatti E, Gordon  P, Cohen Z, Smith L.  Symposium: Outpatient Anorectal Procedures.  Ann Royal Coll Phys Surg Canada 1984;17:142-143

14. Dozois R, Jagelman D, Thow GB, Belliveau P, Taylor B.  Ileoanal Anastomosis. Symposium.  Contemporary Surgery 1984;24:85-132

15. Belliveau P, Cohen Z, Gordon PH, Salvati EP, Smith LE.  Symposium on Outpatient Anorectal Procedures.  Can J Surg 1985;28:239-240

16. Bubrick MP, Jacobs DM, Levy M, Belliveau P (by invitation).  Experience with the Endorectal Pull-Through and S-Pouch for Ulcerative Colitis and Familial Polyposis in Adults.  Surgery 1985 ;98 :689-99

17. Heppell J, Belliveau P, Taillefer R, Dube S, Derbekyan V.  Quantitative Assessment of Pelvic Ileal Reservoir Emptying with a Semi-Solid Radionuclide Enema: A Correlation with Clinical Outcome.  Dis Colon Rectum, 1987;30:81-85

18. Belliveau P.  Ileorectal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis.  Can J Surg 1987;30:356-357

19. Gordon PH, Beart RW, Belliveau P, Cohen Z, Golgberg SM, Heppell J, Morgan B. Discussion: Symposium on Alternatives to Ileostomy in Ulcerative colitis.  Can J Surg1987;30:364-367

20. Christou NV, Rotstein OD, Bradley E, Belliveau P. Colon and Rectal Perforations in Merck-Frosst Symposium: Complicated Intra-abdominal Sepsis of Biliary, Pancreatic and Colonic Origin.  Can J Surg, 1989;32:250-259

21. Wexner SD, Rothenberger DA, Jensen L, Goldberg SM, Balcos EG, Belliveau P, Bennett et al. Ileal Pouch-vaginal Fistulas: Incidence, Etiology and Management.  Dis Colon Rectum 1989; 32: 460-465

22. Greenberg GR, Feagan BC, Martin F, et al, Belliveau P.  (Member, Canadian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study Group).  Oral Budesonide for Active Crohn’s Disease.  N. Engl J Med. 1994;331:836-841

23. Belliveau P. Defining Wound Infection in Stoma Closure.  Can J Surg 1995;38:108-109

24. Vasilevsky CA, Belliveau P, Trudel JL, Stein BL, Gordon PH. Fistulas Complicating Diverticulitis.  Int J Colorect Dis, 1998; 13:57-60

25. Hashim I, Belliveau P. Toxic Megacolon in Pregnancy: a Case Report.  J Soc Obstet Gynaecol Can 1998;20:74-77

26. Pelletier M, Belliveau P. The Role of Residents in Educating Medical Students.  Acad Med, 1998, 73(5), 447

27. Belliveau P, Trudel J, Vasilevsky CA, Stein B, Gordon PH. Ileoanal Anastomosis with Reservoirs: Complications and Long-Term Results.  Can J Surg 1999;42:345-352

28. Pelletier M, Belliveau P.  Role of Surgical Residents in Undergraduate Surgical Education. Can J Surg 1999; 42: 451-456

29. Baeten CG, Bailey HR, Bakka A, Belliveau P, Berg E, Buie WD, Burnstein MJ, Christiansen J, Coller JA, Galandiuk S, LaFontaine LJ, Lange J, Madoff RD, Matzel KE, Pahlman L, Parc R, Reilly JC, Seccia M, Thorson AG, Vernava AM 3rd, Wexner S.   Safety and Efficacy of Dynamic Graciloplasty for Fecal Incontinence: Report of a Prospective Multicenter Trial. Dynamic Graciloplasty Therapy Study Group.  Dis Colon Rectum. 2000 Jun; 43(6): 743-751.

30. Prophylaxis of Thromboembolic Disease in  General and Orthopaedic Surgery, An International Survey.  Expert reviewer from Canada.  DVT Forum, January 2001

31. Di Carlo A, Andtbacka RHI, Shrier I, Belliveau P, Trudel J, Stein BL, Gordon PH, Vasilevsky CA.  The value of specialization – is there an outcome difference in the management of fistulas complicating diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2001:44:1456-1463

32. Matzel K, Madoff R, LaFontaine L, Baeten C, Belliveau P, Buie W, Christiansen J, Wexner S and The Dynamic Graciloplasty Therapy Study Group.  Complications of Dynamic Graciloplasty:incidence, management and impact on outcome.  Dis Colon Rectum. 2001;44:1427-1435

33. Carli F, Phil M, Trudel J, Belliveau P.  The effect of intraoperative thoracic epidural    anesthesia and postoperative analgesia no bowel function after colorectal surgery.  A prospective, Randomized Trial.  Dis Colon Rectum. 2001;44:1083-1089

34. Long term efficacy of dynamic graciloplasty for fecal incontinence.  Dis Colon Rectum.  2002;45:809-818

35. Vuong T, Belliveau P, Rene PM, Belal AM, Parent J, Trudel J, Reinhold C, Souhami L.  Conformal Preoperative Endorectal Brachytherapy Treatment for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer.  Dis Colon Rectum 2002;45: 1486-95

36. Carli F, Mayo N, Klubien K, Schricker T, Trudel J, Belliveau P.  Epidural analgesia enhances functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life after colonic surgery.  Anesthesiology 2002;97:540-9 Important study showing benefit of epidural analgesia on quality of life and post-operative performance

37.Vuong T, Devic S, Belliveau P, Muanza T, Hegyi G.  Contribution to conformal therapy in the treatment of anal canal carcinoma with combined chemotherapy and radiation treatment: Results of a phase II study.  Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Physic 2003;56:823-831

38. Ghitulescu G, Morin N, Prasad J, Belliveau P.  Revisiting the biofragmentable anastomotic ring: is it safe in colonic surgery? CJS, 2003;46:92-98

39. Gopaul D, Belliveau P, Vuong T, Trudel J, Vasilevsky CA, Corns R, Gordon P.  Outcome of local of excision of rectal carcinoma.  Dis of Colon and Rectum 2004;47:1780-1788

40. Predicting residual rectal adenocarcinoma in the surgical specimen after preoperative brachytherapy (BT) with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).  Romagnuolo J, Parent J, Vuong T, Belanger M, Michel R, Belliveau P, Trudel J.  Can J Gastroenterol. 2004 Jul;18(7):435-40. PMID: 15229745 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

41. Waiting times for cancer surgery in Ontario, 1984-2000.  Bardell T, Belliveau P, MacKillop W, Kong W. Clinical Oncology (2006) 18:401-409

42. A better lifestyle during surgical clerkship may not increase application rates to general surgery.  Minor S, Park J, Walker R, Belliveau P.  World Journal of Surgery. 31(3):607-11; discussion 612, 2007 Mar

43. Cancer Care Ontario Colonoscopy Standards: Standards and evidentiary base.  Rabeneck L, Rumble RB, Axler J, Smith A, Armstrong D, Vinden C, Belliveau P, Rhodes K, Zwaal C, Mai V, Dixon P. Can J of Gastroenterol Vol 21 Suppl D Nov 2007

44. Optimization of surgical and pathological quality performance in radical surgery for colon and rectal cancer: margins and lymph nodes guideline recommendations. Smith A, Driman D, Spithoff K, McLeod R, Hunter A, Rumble R, Langer B and the Expect panel on colon and rectal cancer surgery and pathology.  Web-based publication by Cancer Care Ontario.  Evidenced-based series #17-4: Section 1.  April 17, 2008

45. Intractable nausea in a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer following insertion of a colonic stent”  Accepted to Journal of Pain and Syndrome Management Vol 36 No. 1 July 2008.


Abstracts:
1. Heyen F, Belliveau P, Heppell J, Dube S, Ouimet A.  Clinical Comparison of Ileoanal Reservoirs: S-Pouch vs J-Pouch. Clin  Invest Med, 1985;8:A117

2. Heppell J, Taillefer R, Derbekyan V, Belliveau P, Dube S. Evaluation of Pelvic Ileal Pouch Emptying with a Radionuclide Enema. Clin Invest Med (suppl) 1986;9:A68

3. Belliveau P, Mehran R. Outcome of Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Polyposis Managed by Restorative Ileoanal Reservoirs. Can J Surg 1993;36:382

4. Belliveau P, Trudel J, Vasilevsky CA, Stein B, Gordon PH. Ileoanal Anastomosis with Reservoirs: Complications and Long Term Results. Clin Invest Med 1994;17(supp)B50

5. Vasilevsky CA, Belliveau P, Trudel J, Stein B, Gordon P.  Fistulas Complicating Diverticulitis. Can J Surg 1996;39:A9

6. Bouchard S, Trudel J, Belliveau P. Factors Affecting Outcomes with an Ileoanal Reservoir. Can J Surg 1996;39:A11

7. Pelletier M, Belliveau P.  Role of Surgical Residents in Undergraduate Surgical Education. Can J Surg 1996;39:A15

8. Bouchard S, Belliveau P, Trudel J. Quality of Life with an Ileal Reservoir. Dis Colon Rectum 1996 ;39 :A35

9. Ghitulescu G, Jetty P, Belliveau P. Biofragmentable Anastomotic Device: Is It Safe. Can J   Surg 1999;42:A1

10. Belliveau P, Vuong T, Michel R, Souhami L, Moftah B, Parent J et al.  Conformal preoperative endorectal brachytherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal carcinoma.  Clinical and Investigative Medicine 2000;23:S101

11. Vuong T, Belliveau P, Meterissian S, Wexler M.  Clinical application of IMRT in the treatment of patients with unresectable T4 or recurrent rectal or rectosigmoid cancer: Feasibility and toxicity data.  Radiotherapy and Oncology.  Vol 64 (suppl. 1) September 2002 S56.  Abstract 171. 

12. Vuong T, Devic S, Muanza T, Belliveau P.  Clinical results of a phase II study using conformal therapy for patients with anal canal cancer.  Radiotherapy and Oncology.  Vol 64 (suppl. 1) September 2002 S153.  Abstract 475

13. Romagnuolo J, Parent, J, Vuong T, Belanger M, Michel R, Belliveau P, Trudel J.  Predicting residual rectal adenocarcinoma in the surgical specimen after preoperative brachytherapy with endoscopic ultrasound.  Abstract presented at American College of Gastroenterology Meeting, October 2002.

14. Carli F, Phil M, Trudel J, Belliveau P.  The effect of intraoperative thoracic epidural anesthesia and postoperative analgesia on bowel function after colorectal surgery.  A Prospective, Randomized Trial.  Year Book of Surgery, accepted as abstract for 2002.

15. Roldan H, Belliveau P.  Ileoanal anastomosis with pelvic pouch; complications.  Resident Research Day, Queen's University, March 21, 2003

16. Merritt N, Belliveau P.  Update on lymphatic mapping in colon cancer.  Resident Research Day, Queen's University, March 21, 2003

17. Bardell T, Huang J, MacKillop W, Belliveau P.  Waiting times for cancer surgery in Ontario 1985-2001.  Resident Research Day, Queen’s University, March 26, 2004

18. Hristov H, Belliveau P. Application of laparoscopy in colorectal surgery: analysis of the experience of KGH. Resident Research Day, Queen’s University, March 26, 2004

19. Merritt N, Belliveau P.  Update on lymphatic mapping in colon cancer. Resident Research Day, Queen’s University, March 26, 2004

20. Bardell T, Belliveau P, Huang J, Kong W, Mackillop W.  Waiting times for cancer surgery in Ontario 1985-2001.  Canadian Surgical Forum, Ottawa September 9, 2004 

21. Merritt N, Belliveau P, Hurlbut D.  Sentinel lymph node mapping in colon cancer. Canadian Surgical Forum, Ottawa September 9, 2004

22. Jones K, Merrit N, Belliveau P, Hurlbut D.  Sentinel lymph node mapping in colon cancer.  Resident Research Day, Queen's University March 30 and Canadian Surgical Forum, Toronto, September 8, 2007


Invited Lectures, Talks, Presentations:
(International)

1. A new alternative to the permanent ileostomy for ulcerative colitis.
St. Paul Ostomy Association, St Paul, Minnesota, September 1980

2. Ileal reservoir with ileoanal anastomosis; functional results (St. Mark's experience). Principles of Colon and Rectal Surgery Course, University Minnesota, October 1980

3. Submucosal excision for sessile adenomas of the rectum. Principles of Colon and Rectal   Surgery, University Minnesota, October 1980

4. The ileal-anal reservoir. Minneapolis Ostomy Association, April1981

5. Alternatives to ileostomy to improve quality of life. The Spectrum of Colon and Rectal Diseases in Primary Care, University Minnesota Post-Graduate course to Family Physicians, May 1981

6. Acquired megacolon: the value of subtotal colectomy. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June1981

7. Technique and rationale for local treatment of rectal tumors. Principles of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University Minnesota, October 1981

8. Results of subtotal colectomy in the management of severe chronic constipation.     Principles of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University Minnesota, October 1981

9. Ileal reservoir with ileoanal anastomosis. Principles of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University Minnesota, October 1981

10. Fistula-in-ano: a manometric study. American Society of Colon And Rectal Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, Calif, June 1982

11. Fistula-in-ano: manometric studies. Principles of Colon and Rectal Surgery course, University Minnesota, October 1982

12. Ileal reservoir: functional results. Principles of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University Minnesota Oct 1982

13. Technique and rationale for local excision of rectal tumors. Principles of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University Minnesota, Oct 1982

14. Intra-abdominal sepsis, prophylaxis in colon surgery. Symposium on Surgical Infections in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 1983

15. Mesenteric desmoid tumor in Gardner's Syndrome treated by Sulindac. A. Graham, P. Belliveau. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Meeting, Boston, Mass. June 1983

16. Screening in colon cancer.  Canadian Medical Association Annual Meeting, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Oct 3,1983

17. Colon-rectal problems in the elderly.  Post-Graduate Course, Biology of Aging.
American College of Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, Calif, Oct 1984

18. Ileoanal anastomosis.  Invited Comments. Meeting of the Central Surgical Association, Montréal, April 15,1985

19. Ileoanal reservoir: functional results and emptying.  Paper read at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 10, 1986

20. Pathophysiological assessment of ileoanal pouch procedures. New England Colon and Rectal Society Meeting, Québec City, Sept 19,1987

21. Diverticulitis: cause, frequency, cure rate. Post-graduate course, Colon and Rectal Surgery, American College of Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, October 15, 1987

22. Scintigraphic assessment of pelvic ileal pouch emptying. Second Congress on the Laboratory For Study of the Anus, Rectum and Colon, George Washington University, Washington, DC, July 28, 1988

23. Rectal prolapse: treatment.  Second Congress on the Laboratory for Study of the Anus, Rectum and Colon, Washington, DC, July 29,1988

24. Anorectal fistula disease in ileoanal reservoirs.  Paper read at the International Pelvic Pouch  Procedures Symposium, University of Bologna, Italy, Sept 24,1989

25. New developments in diseases of the colon and rectum in Canada.  International Advisory Board Convatec and University of Goteborg (Sweden), held at Chester, England, June 24,1990

26. Scintigraphic assessment of pelvic reservoirs and defecation disorders.  Third Congress for the Laboratory Study of the Colon and Rectum, Washington, DC, July 1990    

27. Inflammatory bowel disease, panel discussion.  First European Congress of Surgery, 92nd Congrès Association de Chirurgie Française, Paris, France, Oct 2,1990

28. The value of the ward assessment in clinical clerkship, (Belliveau, Sampalis, Meakins). Paper presented at Association for Surgical Education Meeting, Québec City, April 1992 

29. Pouchitis: complication of Ileoanal surgery. American College of Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, Oct 1993

30. Chairman, Paper session.  American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Meeting, Montréal, May 9, 1995

31. Anorectal diseases. Meet the Professor Breakfast, ASCRS, Montréal, May 10, 1995

32. Surgical options in colonic Crohn’s disease.  American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, October 27, 1995

33. Role of surgical residents in undergraduate surgical education.  Poster presentation: M. Pelletier, P. Belliveau.  Association for Surgical Education, Lexington, Kentucky, April 10, 1996

34. Colon cancer screening. Gastroenterology Update for Family Physicians, McGill, April 19, 1996

35. Quality of life in patients with the ileoanal reservoir.  S. Bouchard, J. Trudel, P. Belliveau Podium presentation AGA-SSAT, San Francisco, May 1996

36. Quality of life with an ileoanal reservoir.  S. Bouchard, J. Trudel, P. Belliveau. Poster presentation. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Seattle, June10,1996

37. Familial polyposis coli: ileoanal anastomosis or Ileorectal anastomosis. Post-Graduate Course; American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Oct 15, 1997

38. Human colon cancer: A tumor specific mutation occurs at a CD44 splicing site S.  Jothy, H. Shibata, P. Belliveau, S. Meterissian, P. Leduy. International Academy of Pathology, 1997

39. Safety and efficacy of dynamic graciloplasty (DGP) for fecal incontinence: report of a prospective multicentre trial. Maastricht, The Netherlands. C. Baeten, R. Bailey, A. Bakka, P. Belliveau, W. Buie, M. Burnstein, E. Cavina, J. Christiansen, J. Coller, S. Galandiuk, J. Girona, J. Lange, R. Madoff, K. Matzel, L. Pahlman, R. Parc, J. Reilly, A. Thorson, A. Vernava, S. Wexner.  American Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons, Washington, June 1999 [S017]

40. Outcome of local excision for rectal adenocarcinoma.  D. Gopaul, P. Belliveau, T. Vuong, P. Gordon, J. Trudel, B. Stein, C. Vasilevky. American Society Colon Rectal Surgeons, Boston, June 2000 [P98].

41. Return of bowel function after colonic surgery is faster with thoracic epidural analgesia, but it is not enough to discharge patients earlier?  F. Carli, J. Trudel, P. Belliveau.  American Society Colon Rectal Surgeons, Boston, June 2000 [S42]

42. The value of specialization-is there an outcome difference in the management of complicated diverticulitis?  A. DiCarlo, R.H.I. Andtbacka, I. Shrier, P. Belliveau, J. Trudel, B.L. Stein, P.H. Gordon, C.A. Vasilevsky. American Society Colon Rectal Surgeons, Boston June 2000 [S41]

43. Complications of dynamic graciloplasty: incidence, management and impact on outcome. K.E. Matzel, R. Madoff, L. LaFontaine, C. Baeten, W. Buie, J. Christiansen, S. Wexner, and the Dynamic Graciloplasty Therapy Study Group, Erlangen, Germany.
American Society Colon Rectal Surgeons, Boston June 2000 [S24]

44. A promising new treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer: conformal preoperative endorectal brachytherapy.  T. Vuong, P. Belliveau, R. Michel, L. Souhami, B. Moftah, J. Parent, J. Trudel, C. Reinhold, D. Evans, E. Begin E. Podgorsak. 19th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, Istanbul, Turkey,  September 2000

45. Clinical application of IMRT in the treatment of patients with unresectable rectal cancer: a phase II study.  T. Vuong, P. Belliveau, T. Falco. Presented by Dr. Vuong at 1st Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Congress in Noordwijk, April 2001

46. A less toxic and more effective downstaging modality for patients with locally advanced resectable rectal cancer: conformal high dose rate brachytherapy. T. Vuong, P. Belliveau, R. Michel, B. Moftah, J. Parent, J. Trudel, L. Souhami. 2nd International Symposium on Sphincter Saving Treatment in Rectal Cancer, Lyon, France, April 2001

47. Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound in predicting residual rectal adenocarcinoma after preoperative brachytherapy.  J. Romagnuolo, J. Parent, T. Vuong, M. Belanger, R. Michel, P. Belliveau.  Presented at the AGA  May 2001

48. Optimizing anal canal cancer treatment using 3D radiation planning: a means of delivering a less toxic treatment and avoiding the “mandatory treatment break”.  T. Vuong, J. Ayoub, H. Patrocinio, P. Belliveau.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, San Francisco, May 2001

49. Preoperative endorectal brachytherapy for locally advanced resectable rectal cancer.  T. Vuong, P. Belliveau, J. Trudel, J. Parent, R. Michel, B. Moftah, L. Souhami.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, San Diego, June 2001

50. Long term efficacy of dynamic graciloplasty for fecal incontinence.  S. Wexner, C. Baeten, R. Bailey, A. Bakka, B. Belin, P. Belliveau, E. Berg, W. D. Buie, M. Burnstein, J. Christiansen, J. Coller, S. Galandiuk, J. Lange, R. Madoff, K. Matzel, L. Pahlman, R. Parc, J. Reilly, M. Seccia, A. Thorson, A. Vernava. Presented at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, San Diego, June 2001.

51. March 17-20, 2002. Invited Visiting Professor: a) Complications of Diverticulitis, panel discussion; b) Update on Colorectal Cancer, presentation; c) Complications of Diverticulitis, presentation; d) Colorectal Cancer, presentation. At the XXVII Congress of National and International Mexican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, La Paz, Mexico  
52. Postoperative pathological changes in patients with rectal adenocarcinoma receiving pre-operative brachytherapy.  Michel RP, Dunn WH, Vuong T, Belliveau P.  Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in Chicago, March 2002

53. The use of sentinel node mapping in colon cancer.  Merritt N, Belliveau P.  Presented at the 38th North American Federation Congress of the International College of Surgeons Meeting.  July 19, 2003, Montreal, QC

54. Endorectal brachytherapy treatment of rectal cancer.   Minnesota Colon and Rectal Foundation Lecture, Colon & Rectal Surgery: Principles and Practice Course, University of Minnesota.  Minneapolis, September 4, 2003.

55. High, Horseshoe, Horrendous; Management of the Complex Fistula.   Principle and Practice  Course, University of Minnesota.  Minneapolis, September 5, 2003.

56. The use of endorectal brachytherapy for rectal cancer.  Post presentation XXIII European Federation Congress of the International College of Surgeons, Oct 9-11, 2003 Stuttgart, Germany

57. The use of endorectal brachytherapy for rectal cancer.  39th North American Federation Congress of the International College of Surgeons, June 16-18, 2005, Acapulco, Mexico

58. Coloproctology in Canada.  62nd Annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Coloproctology.  Tokyo, Japan  Nov 2, 2007


(National)
1. The Parks Reservoir: functional results and metabolic investigations. 
Invited speaker Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Feb 1981

2. Symposium on out-patient anorectal procedures.  Chairman, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Sept 21, 1983

3. Alternatives to ileostomy; local treatment of rectal tumors.  Surgical Section of the Nova Scotia Medical Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nov 4, 1983

4. Modern concepts in the surgical management of ulcerative colitis. Visiting Professor to University of Saskatchewan, Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dec 12-13, 1983

5. Colonoscopy in massive lower GI bleeding. Endoscopy Course, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Royal College Meeting, Montréal, Sept 1984

6. Ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. Symposium on Alternatives to Ileostomy,
Royal College of Surgeons Canada, Vancouver, Sept 12, 1985

7. Newer surgical techniques for severe ulcerative colitis. Visiting Professor, Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, December 4, 1985

8. Surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis. Visiting Professor, Victoria General Hospital, Dalhousie Medical School, Halifax, December 5, 1985

9. Management of severe chronic constipation. Symposium on Chronic Abdominal Pain. Royal College Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 11, 1987

10. Inflammatory bowel disease: current management. Visiting Professor, Memorial University, St-John's, Newfoundland, November 7, 1987

11. Lacerated rectum/colon perforations. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada, Ottawa, September 23, 1988

12. Rectovaginal and anal fistulas. Visiting Colorectal Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, March 2, 1989

13. Diverticulitis: pathophysiology and treatment. Toronto Western Hospital, March 3, 1989

14. Newer surgical techniques in ulcerative colitis.  Visiting Professor Program, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, April 12,1989

15. Diverticulitis- surgical approaches.  Visiting Professor, University Manitoba, April 12, 1989

16. Post-graduate course colon-rectal surgery.  Course Director, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Québec City, Sept 1991

17. Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease. Visiting Professor, Dept Gastroenterology, Ottawa Civic Hospital, April 1992

18. Self-assessment examination.  Co-Chairman, Royal College Meeting, Ottawa, Sept 1992

19. Lecture on the unhealing perineal wound; surgery for diverticulitis.  Visiting Professor, Post-Graduate Course, University British Columbia, November 1992

20. Long term outcome in patients with ulcerative colitis and polyposis treated by restorative proctocolectomy. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Vancouver, Sept 1993

21. Self-assessment examination.  Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Chairman, Royal College Meeting, Vancouver, Sept 1993. 

22. Cancer of the large intestine. Co-Chairman, Post-graduate course, CAGS,CSCO, CSCRS, Royal College Meeting, Vancouver, Sept 1993

23. Diverticulitis.  Visiting Professor, Ottawa General Hospital, Dec 7, 1993. Also Course Director in  technique of valtrac anastomotic ring, animal lab

24. Ileoanal reservoirs: long term complications and results. P. Belliveau, J. Trudel, C. Vasilevsky, P. Gordon.  CAGS/CAG paper session  Royal College of Surgeons, Toronto, Sept 1994

25. Surgical options in the management of Crohn’s disease.  Visiting Professor, St  Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, May 24, 1995

26. CAGS Self-Assessment Exam.  Chairman, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Montréal, Sept 16, 1995

27. Pouches in trends in inflammatory bowel disease therapy 1996.  Chairman, Symposium, Ottawa, June 13, 1996

28. Fecal incontinence: what’s new. Post-graduate Course Anorectal Disease, CAGS-CSCRS Royal College Meeting, Halifax, Sept 26, 1996

29. Quality of life in ileoanal pouch surgery. Symposium, Outcomes in Colorectal Surgery. Canadian Society Colon Rectal Surgeons, Royal College Meeting, Halifax, Sept 28, 1996

30. Colovesical fistulas in diverticulitis.  C. Vasilevsky, P. Belliveau, J. Trudel, P. Gordon, B. Stein. Papers session, CSCRS Annual Meeting, Halifax, Sept 28, 1996

31. Self-assessment examination. CAGS, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Halifax, Sept 28, 1996

32. Management of colonic leaks post-surgery. Post-Graduate Course, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, June 7, 1997

33. Local recurrence in colon cancer. Visiting Professor, Postgraduate Course in General Surgery, Laval University, Québec, November 5-6, 1999

34. Techniques in stoma construction. Post-graduate Course in General Surgery, Laval University, Québec, November 5-6, 1999

35. Association of General Surgeons of Quebec.  Outcomes following surgery for ulcerative colitis.  Montreal, May 25, 2001

36. Follow-up colorectal cancer, should we or shouldn’t we?  Postgraduate course, Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Surgical Forum, Québec City, September 6, 2001

37. March 1-3, 2002.a) Update on Diverticulitis and b) Colorectal Screening – The Latest Verdict.  Surgical Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Royal College Visiting Professor.  Corner Brook, Newfoundland
 
38. Burning Platforms for Surgery in Canadian Society, Co-Chair. Canadian Association University Surgeons Annual Meeting, Canadian Surgery Forum, London ON  Sept 19, 2002

39. Follow-up after resection for Colorectal Carcinoma.  Annual Meeting Canadian Society Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Presented at Canadian Surgery Forum, London, ON  Sept 21, 2002

40. Complications of Pelvic Pouch Surgery, Canadian Surgery Forum, September 18, 2003, Vancouver, BC

41. Surgery in ulcerative colitis patient - who, when and how.  IBD Forum, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Ottawa May 29, 2004

42. What you really have to know to treat complicated fistula-in-ano.  Postgraduate Course in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, June 3, 2004

43. Results of intraluminal brachytherapy for rectal cancer. Postgraduate Course in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, June 4, 2004

44. Surgical Management of malignant polyp.  Postgraduate course, Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  Presented at Canadian Surgery Forum, Ottawa, September 9, 2004

45. Preoperative high dose rate endorectal brachytherapy for locally advanced operable rectal cancer.  Presented at the Canadian Surgery Forum, Montreal, September 9, 2005.  Awarded the CSCRS Genzyme Best Paper Award

46. Undergraduate surgical education: The Queen’s experience.  Presented at Faculty Development Day, University of Montreal, QC  Nov 25, 2005

47. Alternate funding plan: does it support surgical faculty?  Presented at Faculty Development Day, University of Montreal, QC  Nov 25, 2005

48. Timely Access to Health Care: Is access to a wait list a guarantee of quality care? Presented as part of Insight Conference in Health Care in Canada. Toronto, St Andrews Club. December 1, 2005

49. Update on surgical management of rectal carcinoma.  CAGS Regional Meeting and Surgical Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Annual meeting.  Corner Brook, NL  Mar 3-5, 2006

50. Education in the Department of Surgery.  Faculty Development at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Montreal, QC

51. Current Management of rectal carcinoma.  Province wide rounds, Division of General, University of Alberta.  Apr 21, 2006

52. Visiting judge, Resident Research Day, University of Alberta, April 21, 22, 2006

53. CAGS Presidential Address: "Wait list management in Canada: what more can surgeons do?"   Canadian Surgery Forum, Calgary.  Sept 8, 2006


Provincial
1. Excision locale des tumeurs rectales.  Visiting Professor, Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Universite de Montréal, Feb 1984

2. Conditions inflammatoires intra-abdominales dans la communauté. Centre Hospitalier Honoré-Mercier, St-Hyacinthe, Mar 1984

3. Update in colon and rectal surgery 1985. Association des Chirurgiens Généraux du Québec, Québec, April 25, 1985

4. Experience with the ileoanal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. Surgical Grand Rounds, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Montréal, June 14, 1985

5. Management of inflammatory bowel disease. Lachine General Hospital, Lachine, November 7, 1986

6. Update on management of ulcerative colitis. Surgical Grand Rounds, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Montréal, June 3, 1988

7. Surgery in inflammatory bowel disease.  United Ostomy Association, Canadian Chapter, Montréal, May 1992

8. Colon-rectal surgery. Post Graduate Course moderator in association with Québec Association of General Surgeons and Association de Chirurgie Française, May 1992, Montréal

9. New avenues in IBD surgery.  Montréal Ostomy Association, Montréal General Hosp, Oct 1992

10. Unrestricted use of a sutureless intestinal anastomosis using a biofragmentable ring. M. Wexler, P. Belliveau. Annual Convention of Québec Association of General Surgeons, Chicoutimi, May 28, 1993

11. Presentation and animal lab on technique of the valtrac biodegradable anastomotic ring. Visiting Professor, University of Sherbrooke, April 22,1994

12. Complications de la proctocolectomie restauratrice continente. P. Belliveau, J. Trudel, C.A. Vasilevsky, P.H. Gordon. Papers session.  XXVth Annual Convention, Québec Association of General Surgeons, Château Montebello, May 14, 1994

13. Quality of life with the pelvic pouch. Québec Association of General Surgeons, Manoir des Sables, Orford, May 29, 1996

14. Role of colonoscopy to prevent and detect colorectal cancer. The Second Annual Montréal Conference on Colon Cancer, Montréal, March 22, 2001

15. Clinical Research: Start Early in Residency.  Keynote Speaker, Resident Research Day, Department of Surgery, Queen’s University, March 30, 2001

16. TME – The New Standard in Rectal Cancer.  Oncology Lecture Presentation, Kingston Regional Cancer Centre  Feb 13, 2003

17. New trends in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.  Continuing professional development, School of Medicine, Queen’s.  March 29, 2006

18. Mesorectal excision for rectal carcinoma: is there survival advantage?  Continuing professional development, School of Medicine, Queens and Cancer Care Ontario. Presented to Quinte Health Care practitioners,  June 27, 2006


Continuing Medical Education participation:
• Minor surgery course, McGill, 4 hrs/yr., 1981-1994 Lecturer and workshop leader on anorectal diseases and endoscopy

• Update in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 8 hrs/yr., 1984-1994 Post graduate course, McGill and Univ. de Montréal (course co-chairman and lecturer)

• Refresher course for Family Physicians, Lecturer, 3hrs/yr, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992,1994 Colon and Rectal Surgery Course, Univ. Minnesota, Lecturer,1981,1982,1983

• Self- assessment exam for Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS)
at Royal College Meeting; session Chairman and co-ordinator, 1992-1996

• Annual Convention, Québec Association General Surgeons. Chairman,
Program Committee. 1998-2000

• Screening for colon and rectal cancer.  Refresher Course for Family Physicians, McGill University, Montréal, Nov 1982

• Techniques in anorectal disease. Minor Surgery Course, Post-Graduate Board, Royal Victoria Hosp, Montréal, Mar 1983

• Anorectal disorders. Minor Surgery Course, Post-Graduate Board, Royal Victoria Hosp, Montréal, Mar 1984

• Surgical management of ulcerative colitis.  Montréal General Hospital, Mar 1984

• Follow-up in colon-rectal cancer.  Symposium on Colon Cancer, St. Mary's Hospital, Montréal, Feb 15, 1985

• Common anorectal problems.  Minor Surgery and Office Procedures Course, Hotel du Parc, Montréal, March 1985

• Common anorectal pathology. Thursday evening lecture series, McGill University, Montréal, Jan 1986

• Office procedures in anorectal disorders. Minor Surgery Course, Post-Graduate Board, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, March 1986

• Ischemic colitis. Update on Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Clinical day, Co-Chairman, University of Montréal, May 29, 1986

• Current surgical management of ulcerative colitis. Medical Grand Rounds, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, June 18, 1986

• Colitis: ischemic and ulcerative. Surgical Grand Rounds, Royal Victoria Hospital,   Montréal, June 19, 1986

• Large bowel cancer. McGill Cancer Centre Lecture Series. Montréal, January 29, 1987

• Massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding.  Update in colon and rectal surgery, McGill and Université de Montréal, May 29,1987

• Common anorectal problems. Refresher Course for Family Physician, McGill, Delta Hotel, Montréal, November 17,1987

• Anorectal office procedures. Minor Surgery Course, Post-Graduate Board, RVH; Delta Hotel, Montréal, March 21, 1988

• Intestinal stomas: local complications.  McGill Update on Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Four Seasons Hotel, Montréal, May 27, 1988

• Complications of intestinal stomas. Surgical Grand Rounds, St. Mary's Hospital, Montréal, June 13,1988

• The painful bum. Refresher Course for Family Physicians, McGill, Château Champlain, Montréal, November 20,1989

• Management of rectovaginal and anal fistulas.  McGill Dept Gynecology, Montréal, December 12,1989

• Perianal problems in the office. Thursday evening lecture series, McGill, January 12,1990

• Common anorectal conditions.  Minor Surgery Course, McGill, Ramada Renaissance, Montréal, March 18,1990

• Peristomal hernias.  Update on Colon and Rectal Diseases, Université de Montréal and McGill Postgraduate Course, Four Seasons, Montréal, May 25,1990

• Anorectal problems.  Minor Surgery Course, McGill University and Royal Victoria Hosp, Montréal, March 8, 1991

• Postpartum anorectal complications including incontinence.  Update in Colon and Rectal Diseases, Postgraduate course, McGill University, Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Montréal, May 1991

• Workshop: Common anorectal problems.  Refresher Course for Family Physicians, McGill, Hilton Bonaventure, Montréal, November 1992

• Colon perforations. Post-Graduate Course in Colon Rectal Surgery. McGill University and Université de Montréal. (Course Director) May, 7 1993

• Minimal versus radical resection for patients with Crohn’s disease.  Annual Review Course in General Surgery, McGill University, Holiday Inn Centre-Ville, Montréal,  October 29, 1993

• Common anorectal disorders workshop; lecture on screening for colon cancer. Refresher course for Family Physicians, McGill, November 1993

• Stricturoplasty in surgery for Crohn's disease.  General Surgery Course, McGill,     Bonaventure Hotel, Montréal, March 1994

• Anorectal Crohn's disease.  Gastroenterology Course for Family Physicians, McGill, Holiday Inn Downtown, Montréal, April 1994 

• Pathologies anales courantes- Atelier (MOCOMP:2.4)  XXVth Annual Convention, Québec Association of General Surgeons, Château Montebello, Québec, May 14, 1994

• Maladies Inflammatoires en Urgence (MOCOMP:2.4) Confrontation clinique; XXVth Annual Convention, Québec Association of General Surgeons, Château Montebello, Québec, May 14, 1994

• Effective Teaching Skills Workshop, One Week,  Medical School of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia June 1994

• Mesorectal excision of the rectum: Is there a Holy Plane?  Oncology Grand Rounds, McGill, June 1994

• Training Course in Dynamic Graciloplasty for fecal incontinence, Prof Cor Baeten, Maastrich, Holland 1996

• Scientific program Chairman for Self-assessment Day QAGS, Montréal, Québec November 18, 1998

• Program Chairman, Annual Convention Québec Association General Surgeons, Mont Ste-Anne, Québec, May 28-30, 1998

• Scientific program Chairman for Self-assessment exam, Québec Association General Surgeons, Montréal, November 27, 1999

• Scientific program Chairman, Annual Meeting QAGS, Montebello, Québec,  May 27-30, 2000

• May 2001, Quebec Association General Surgeons, Sherbrooke, Symposium participant: Quality of life issues in surgery for ulcerative colitis

• September 6, 2001. Canadian Society Colon Rectal Surgeons Post Graduate Course, Québec City: Debate on Follow-up after resection for colon cancer.
 
• September 19, 2002. Canadian Society Colon Rectal Surgeons Symposium: Selective approach in Follow-up following resection for colon and rectal cancer

• International Colorectal Disease Symposium.  Cleveland Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, Florida February 14-16, 2008


Contribution to Societies:
American Society Colon Rectal Surgeons
Active member and Fellow, 1981-
Self-Assessment Examination Committee Member, 1984-1991
Annual Meeting Program Committee member, 1996-1998
Reviewer for Journal “Diseases Colon Rectum” 1997-
Selected Abstracts Reviewer: “Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery”, and “Endoscopy” journal; published in “Diseases Colon Rectum” journal
Reviewer International Journal of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Association des Chirurgiens Généraux du  Québec
Board of Directors, member 1985-2000
Executive Committee Member 1986-1997
Treasurer 1986-91
Secretary 1991-1996
Vice President 1996-1997
Council Member, 1997-2000
Comité de Rédaction of the bulletin « The Scalpel » 1991-1997 Negotiations Committee
Delegate to the Federation of Medical Specialists of Québec, 1986-2000
Chairman CME Committee, Assoc. Chirurgiens Généraux du Québec, 1998-2000
Member CME Committee, 1989-1998. Responsible for the elaboration of the Annual Scientific Meeting and the Self-evaluation Day using the touchpad system of audience response.


Association for Surgical Education (ASE)
Testing and Evaluation Committee, 1995-1997
Assessment and Evaluation Committee, Sept 2006-

Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS)
Colorectal Committee Chairman, 1992-1995
Program Committee, 1995-96
Development of the Touch-Pad based interactive Self-Assessment Examination, 1996
Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Surgery
2nd President Elect, September 2003 – September 2004
President Elect, September 2004-September 2005
Education Committee, January  2004 – December 2007
Membership Committee, January 2004 - December 2007
President, September 2005 – September 2006
Chair, Surgery Forum Steering Committee 2005
Member Postgraduate Education Committee  2008-2009

Canadian Association of University Surgeons (formerly Clinical Surgeons) 1989-
Council Member, 1989-91, 1998-1999
Secretary-Treasurer, 1999-2003
Vice-President, Sept 2003 – Sept 2004
President, Sept 2004 – Sept 2005
Program committee: setting up of yearly meeting and Symposium 1999-

Canadian Ileitis and Colitis Foundation
Medical Advisory Board, 1993-1995

Canadian Medical Association
Delegate to General Council, representing Quebec Medical School Deans
Reviewer Canadian Medical Association Journal
CAGS delegate to the Committee National Medical Organizations

Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Founding Secretary-Treasurer, 1983-1987 
Vice-President, 1989-1992
President, 1992-1995
Past-President, 1995-1998
Program Committee, 1984-1996
Nominating Committee, 1996-1999

Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee (CUSEC)
President, October 2003-


International College of Surgeons
Treasurer, 1995-1997,Canadian Section
President, Canadian Section, , 1997-2003
One of 16 International Vice-Presidents, 2000-2002
North American Federation Secretary, Jan 2003-Dec 2006
Member, Editorial Board of Journal “International Surgery” 2001-2006
Grievance, Judiciary & Ethical Committee –  2003-2006
International Executive Committee – 2003-2006
Constitution and Bylaws Committee – 2005-2006

Montréal Colon and Rectal Surgeons Club
Co-Founder, aim to regroup all colorectal surgeons in the city, 1984-1994
Development of “Annual Update in Colon Rectal Surgery” through Post Graduate Boards of McGill University and Université de Montréal (joint meeting) 1986-1993

Québec Medical Association
Dean’s Representative to the Assembly of Representatives 1998-2000
Member of the Board of Directors, QMA 1999-2000
Member of Executive, Secretary, Montréal District, 1998
Delegate to CMA General Council, Representing Province of Québec Faculties of Medicine 1999-2000
Member, Education Committee 1999-2000

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Annual Program Committee, 1992-1995
Nucleus Committee, Colorectal Surgery Speciality Committee, 1995-1999
Examination Board General Surgery, 1986-1991, 1996-2002
Speciality Committee, General Surgery
Evaluation Committee of the Education Committee 2002-2004, 2004-2006
oversees all 31 examination boards, 1999-2004
Specialty Committee member, Colon Rectal Surgery, 2002-
Review Panel Chair and member (Evaluation)
Foundations in Surgery - Feb 28, 29 2008
Chair, Speciality Committee in Colorectal Surgery – July 1, 2008-June 30, 2010

The James IV Association of Surgeons
Member June 2006

Cancer Care Ontario
Colorectal Champion May 2008.  Develop regional implementation strategy for the LHIN.


Research Activity:
Anorectal physiology (ARP) laboratory, Royal Victoria Hospital; prospective study of disorders of continence. Funding: RVH Auxiliary, $34,000 ; 1982-1995

Computerized registry and prospective study of patients operated upon for ulcerative colitis with ileoanal pouch. 1981-2000. $3000 for computer and programming

Study of student evaluation tools: ward assessments, OSCE examinations, MCQ exams. Funding: Department of Surgery $1,200

Joint project with Dr. S. Jothy (pathology dept) on colon cancer stem cells and monoclonal antibodies. 1988-92

Multicenter trial of Budesonide therapy in Crohn's in Canada.
Funding: Astra Pharmaceuticals 1993-1994, $5,500.

Multicenter dynamic graciloplasty project for fecal incontinence, Canada, USA, Europe.
Funding sponsor: Medtronic $30,000; 1995-2000. Supplied 10 out of 110 cases worldwide.

Quality of life assessment in ileoanal pouch patients at McGill. Drs. S Bouchard and P Belliveau. Funding: General Surgery Division $2,000 1995-97

Registry of Valtrac biodegradable bowel anastomotic technique. Drs. G. Ghitulescu, P. Jetty, N. Morin, P. Belliveau. 1996-2000

Accelerated recovery program following colon surgery.  Joint project with Dr Franco Carli, Chairman, anesthesia dept. 
Funding: RVH Foundation $38,000, Davis and Geck $8,000, Division General Surgery $3,000, 1998-2000

High dose-rate endorectal pre-operative brachytherapy for resectable rectal cancer. Innovative joint project with Dr. T. Vuong (radio-oncology) and P. Belliveau, J. Trudel (surgery) 1999-

Local excision for rectal cancer: the role of adjuvant radiotherapy. Drs D. Gopaul, T. Vuong (radio-oncology), Belliveau P and P. Gordon (surgery) 1999-2000

Clinical pathway for bowel resection.  Joint project Paul Belliveau with Nursing Department, Nutrition, Anesthesiology, McGill 1999-2000

A randomized, double-blind, multi-center, comparative phase III study of intravenous BMS-284756 followed by oral BMS-284756 versus intravenous piperacillin/tazobactam followed by oral amoxicillin/clavulanate in the treatment of complicated intraabdominal infections. Joint project with Dr. R. Zoutman (infectious disease) and P. Belliveau.  July – Nov 2001

A randomized trial comparing pre-operative radiotherapy and selective post-operative chemotherapy in rectal cancer.  NCIC Study. CO.16, Clinical Trials Group, Kingston.  Feb 2003-July 2005

Follow-up of colon cancer by colonoscopy: degree of penetrance.  Trevor Bardell Medical Student, Jenny Huang, W MacKillop, P Belliveau and Radio-oncology research Unit, Queen’s University.  Oct 02 – May 2004

Sentinel Node Mapping for Colon Cancer.  Dr. Neil Merritt, Resident, Paul Belliveau, General Surgery, D. Hurlbut, Pathology, Queen’s University $3000, PSI for $20,000 (Mar 2003-Mar 2005).  CTAQ for $10,000 in Jan 2005.  Dec 02 – Apr 2007

Ileoanal anastomosis with pelvic pouch: complications – long term results.  Dr. Hector Roldan, General Surgery Resident and Dr. Belliveau.  Unfunded Oct 2002 - 

Application of laparoscopy in colorectal surgery; analysis of the experience at KGH.  Dr. Hristo Hristov, General surgery resident and Dr. Belliveau.  Unfunded October 2002 –

Waiting Times for Cancer Surgery in Ontario in 1984-2000.  Dr. Trevor Bardell, General surgery Resident, Dr. Belliveau, J. Huang, W Kong, Dr. MacKillop  August 2003 – August 2004

A population based study of the outcomes of transanal resection (TARE) for rectal cancer.  Law C, Belliveau P et al.   NCIC Funded.  Feb to Oct 2004

Pre-operative high dose rate endorectal brachytherapy in preparation for sphincter preservation for patients with low rectal cancer.  Vuong T, Portelance L, Belliveau P, Coutu J, Dube S, Ghitulescu G, Gordon P, Latulippe JF, Richard C, Stein B, Vasilevsky CA, Parent J, Reinhold C, Giovanni A, Podgorsak E, Devic S, Lehnnert S, Compton C, Jass J.   NCIC funded May 2004-

A randomized placebo-controlled double-blind multicentre study to determine the efficacy and safety of VSL#3 probiotic food supplement mixture in prevention of endoscopic recurrence in Crohn’s disease patients with ileocolonic surgical resection and small intestine to colon anastomosis.  Fedorak R, Feagan B.  July 2004 –

A clinical trial comparing preoperative radiation therapy and capecitabine with or without oxaliplatin with preoperative radiation therapy and continuous intravenous infusion of 5-Fluorouracil with or without oxaliplatin in the treatment of patients with operable carcinoma of the rectum.  NSABP R-04.  October 2006-


Research Trainees Supervised   
• Dr Rheza Mehran: Clinical and functional outcome in pouch surgery
• Dr Andrew Gyopar: chart review on rectal cancer
• Dr Sarah Bouchard: clinical epidemiology project on outcomes and quality of life in pelvic pouch patients
• Dr Marc Pelletier: Role of residents in medical student education.
• Dr Gabriella Ghitulescu, Dr Nancy Moirin, Prasad Jetty, medical student: Evaluation of the Valtrac Anastomotic Device in colon   resections
• Dr Neil Merritt: Sentinel node mapping in colon carcinoma
• Dr Trevor Bardell, Application of colonoscopy in a cohort study of colon cancer patients in Ontario
• Dr Hector Roldan, Review of pelvic pouch surgery and quality of life at Queen’s
• Mr Dave Ramsden, Ph.D. Candidate “Contested terrain of acute pain management: bridging identity-based differentiation”.  Nov 05 -
• Dr Kirsten Jones, Sentinel node mapping study - ongoing follow-up