Surgery Grand Rounds

The UBC Department of Surgery Grand Rounds are an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

These rounds are typically scheduled on one Wednesday per month during the academic year (September to June), at 0700-0800 hours, and are held at:

Paetzold Health Education Centre
1st. floor, Jim Pattison Pavilion South
Vancouver General Hospital
899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC

(Refreshments are served at 0645 hours)

November 22, 2017 | 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Title:  Reconstructing the gullet: the intersection of otolaryngology, plastic, thoracic and general surgery.

Presenter:  Dr. Eitan Prisman and Dr. Alex Butskiy

Learning Objectives:

  1. To review the history and development of esophageal reconstruction
  2. To present a systematic analysis of gastric pull for pharyngeal/esophageal reconstruction
  3. To review our clinical experience with a computer software guided reconstruction of the esophagus.

You can also view the most up-to-date annual Grand Rounds Schedule


CME credits can be claimed for participation via live webcast. To have your webcast attendance recorded by the organizer:

  1. If connecting for the first time, review the User Guide.
  2. Enter  into your Google Chrome web browser. Do not use Internet Explorer.
  3. Enter the Conference ID 30318 and your first and last name.
  4. If joining for the first time, you will be asked to allow your camera and mic to be accessed, click yes. If you have any connectivity issues, please contact MedIT at 1-877-266-0666, option 2
  5. Once logged in, type and send “CME” as a chat message.
  6. Complete and e-mail a Webcast Attendance Form to

Peer Review Evaluation

Also attached is a Peer Review Evaluation Form, which participants may choose to use in providing feedback about the presentation. This option is available to all attendees. Please forward your evaluation to

Archived Grand Rounds Presentations (Videos)

Video-recorded Grand Rounds presentations are posted on the UBC’s e-Learning System, an online resource accessible only to pre-authorized UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) accounts.

To gain access to these videos, you must first request for Departmental approval by emailing your CWL login name (not the password) to You will be notified by email once access is granted.

Access recorded presentations here: UBC Connect e-Learning

Don’t have a CWL account? Create one now

Important Note:
If you are an interested non-UBC affiliated Medical Professional or Medical Student choose “Basic Account” option while self-subscribing to a CWL login ID. Please do not choose “Guest Account.”