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), from 7am-8am, 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)

2021/2022 Dates

  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8

January 12, 2022 | 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Title: Surgeons and Ergonomics: Current State and Future Directions


Geeta Lal, MD MSc FRCS(C) FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Linda Miller, OT(C), OTD, CPE is a Certified Occupational Therapist/Ergonomist at EWI Works International Inc. in Edmonton.  Linda established EWI Work in 1991 with the goal to provide ergonomics/human factors education and consulting services to employers to prevent workplace injury and improve employee performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the reasons for and the consequences of poor ergonomics in surgeons
  • To discuss the hierarchy of controls for work-related MSK injuries
  • To describe interventions to improve ergonomics both inside and outside the OR

Online Participants

Passcode: 415353

Telephone Participants:

Dial +1 778 907 2071 and follow the prompts.

You will be prompted to enter in the Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode below followed by “#”

Meeting ID: 96854415353 Passcode: 415353

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If you are joining by phone, dial +1 778 907 2071 and follow the prompts. You will need the 11 digit Zoom Meeting ID and 6 digit passcode (last 6 digits of the meeting ID).

Peer Review Evaluation

Archived Grand Rounds Presentations (Videos)

Video-recorded Grand Rounds presentations are posted on the UBC’s e-Learning System and accessible with a UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account.

Access recorded presentations here: UBC Canvas

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