Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University

Research Days

The William Ersil Resident Research Day

The William Ersil Resident Research Day is an annual event designed specifically to enable Residents from the Department of Surgery to present ongoing clinical and basic science research performed during the year under the supervision of Attending Staff.

Dr. William Ersil obtained his medical degree from Queen's in 1979. He entered the Orthopedic Surgery program at Queen's; sadly he developed malignant disease and died during his second year of residency training. He had an inquisitive mind, and he believed in the value of research.

This day has become the most important single day event in the Department of Surgery, when all Surgical Residents and Attending Staff gather for the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the surgical research activities within the Department. It also provides a forum for surgeons from both with and outside the Queen's community to renew or establish professional and personal liaisons.

Held in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, this educational event is approved as an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (maximum of 6 CPD credits).

Our most recent William Ersil Resident Research Day took place Monday, November 20th, 2017

Dr Hernandez-Alejandro
Dr Sunil Patel (left), Dr Hernandez-Alejandro (center) and Dr Sulaiman Nanji (right)

The guest speaker was Dr Hernandez-Alejandro, Department of Transplant Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, who spoke on Pursuing an Academic Career - the Importance of Personal Experience, Mentors and Training Experiences”

Please click here to view the day's Agenda

Congratulations to the following Research Day winners!

Best Paper in General Surgery Award to Mercedes Pilkington for:

Quantifying Delays and Self-Identified Barriers to Timely Access to Pediatric Surgery at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
Pilkington, M. MD, Situma, M. MMED FCS Paeds Surg COSECSA

Best Paper in Orthopaedic Surgery Award to Mina Tohidi for:
COMMON: Complications, Outcomes, Morbidity, and Mortality of ONtario Hip Fractures
Tohidi, M, MD, Brogly SB, PhD, Lajkosz, K, MSc, Hall, SF, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Mann, SM, FRCSC

Best Poster Award to Faizal Kassam for:
Objective Assessment of Sensorimotor, Postural Control, and Gait in Patients with Cervical Stenosis
Kassam, F, M.D., Levy, R, Ph.D, M.D., FRCSC, Scott, S, Ph.D, Yen, D, M.D., FRCSC, Alkins, R, M.D., Ph.D, FRCSC

Best Non-Resident Orthopaedic Paper  to Tiffany Lung for:
Factors Contributing to Glenoid Baseplate Micromotion in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
Lung T BKin, Cruickshank D MD, Bryant T PhD, Rainbow M PhD, Bicknell R MD

The next William Ersil Resident Research Day will take place Monday, November 19th, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 285 King St. E

Charles Sorbie Department of Surgery Faculty Research Day

Our most recent Faculty Research Day took place Friday, April 20, 2018. Every year, its main objective is to provide participants with an opportunity to enhance surgical research by familiarizing themselves with the research activities of others within the Department of Surgery at Queen’s University as well as provide research mentorship for our surgical residents. 
Guest speakers are invited to review the role of research in surgical education and its influence on industry.

This year's guest speaker was Dr David Berman, Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Director of the Queen's Cancer Research Institute. He spoke on "Differentiation Pathways in Prostate and Bladder Cancer"

Please click here for the day's Agenda

Sorbie Day 2018, Dr John Rudan
Dr John Rudan, Queen's Department of Surgery, 2018

Dr David Berman and Dr John Rudan 2018
Dr David Berman, Guest Speaker, 2018 (left) with Dr John Rudan (right)

Please mark your calendars, our next Faculty Research Day will take place on Friday, April 12th, 2019. The guest speaker will be Dr. Chantelle Capicciotti, Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine from the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Surgery.