The 7th Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The guest scholar was Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, Director of Physical Sciences Platform, Sunnybrook Research Institute and Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto. His public lecture entitled "Healing the Brain with Ultrasound" explained how sound waves under image-guidance can be used to perform brain surgery and other brain treatments without opening the skin. These treatments will revolutionize how the brain will be treated in the future and offer hope for patients suffering from brain tumours, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease.
*Image Left to right: Dr John Rudan, Dr Andrew Bruce, Dr Kullervo Hynynen, Dr Rob Siemens.
The 6th Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Fund Lectureship in Surgical Innovation took place on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Professor Zoltan Takats, PhD from Imperial College London presented his lecture "What do the Molecules Tell Us? The quiet revolution of chemical information".
*Image left to right: Dr Rob Siemens, Dr Zoltan Takats, Dr Andrew Bruce, and Dr John Rudan
The 5th Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Fund Lectureship in Surgical Innovation took place on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Dr. Garnette Sutherland, from the University of Calgary, delivered his presentation "What Next?? ...The Nuances of Innovation in Medicine".
The 4th Annual Dr Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation took place on Tuesday, November 3, 205. Dr. Nick Morrell, from the University of Cambridge, UK presented his public lecture entitled "Stepping Into the Unknown: The Era of Genomic Medicine and Stem Cells".
Image: Dr Nick Morrell, left, and Dr Andrew Bruce, right
Our 3rd Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation took place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Dr. Garth Ehrlich, from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA gave his public lecture entitled “Man vs. Microbe: Are We Winning the War of the Genomes?”.
Image: Dr Andrew Bruce, left, and Dr Garth Ehrlich, right
On November 4, 2013 the Departments of Surgery and Urology were pleased to welcome one of the world’s foremost experts in personalized medicine, Professor Jeremy Nicholson, PhD from Imperial College London as the second visiting scholar of this Endowment.
Image: Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Left and Dr Andrew Bruce, Right
1st Annual Lectureship in Surgical Innovation
Our 1st Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation took place on Wednesdy, October 24, 2012 featuring guest scholar Dr. Hans Ringertz, Professor of Radiology, Karolinska Institute. Dr Ringertz's public lecture was entitled "What does it take to win a Nobel Prize! MRI and More Recent Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine".
Image: Dr Andrew Bruce, Left, and Dr Hans Ringertz, Right