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)

March 14, 2018 | 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Title:  The Role of Research in Low-Resource Surgical Care Programs Globally

Facilitator: Dr. Peter O’Brien

David Stockton, Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Michael Cancilla – UBC, Biomedical Engineering
Trina Stephens, Medical Student,Queen’s University
Dr. Geoff Blair, Clinical Professor, UBC Pediatric Surgery
Arlene Muzira, MOSG
Emily Kakande, MOSG

Learning Objectives:

  1. To discuss research in a developing country: opportunities and obstacles
  2. To review the development of “The DrillCover”, a medical device for Global Surgery
  3. To advance awareness of the economic impact of trauma to Uganda citizens.


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:

From a computer:

  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

From a mobile device

**Please note the mobile app and any personal devices are not supported by the MedIT Service Desk. All users agree to use this method at their own discretion and are responsible for any issues that could result from using a personal device to join a meeting**

To join from your mobile device, you can also download the “Pexip Infinity App” from the App Store or Google Play Store.

  1. From the App Store or Google Play Store, download the “Pexip Infinity App”
  2. Install the app on your Smart phone or tablet
  3. Enter into the field and click “Join”.
  4. Ensure your mobile device in on Mute.
  5. Select your camera (if your smartphone has front and rear facing cameras).
  6. Once logged in, type and send “CME” as a chat message.
  7. 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.”