The 2018
Annual Meetings

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Guest Speakers

Presidential Guest Speaker – Franklin H. Sim, MD, US

Wednesday, June 20, 17:30: Opening Ceremonies

Plenary Hall; Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Victoria Conference Centre

Teamwork in Orthopedic Oncology

Franklin H. Sim graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School in 1964. He completed his orthopedic residency training at Mayo Clinic and was influenced by Dr. Jack Ivins in the area of musculoskeletal oncology. Dr. Sim became a leading innovator and proponent of limb sparing surgery in patients with bone and soft tissue tumors in the 1970s. He was a founding member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and has been active in the International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) and the International Skeletal Society (ISS).  He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopedic Association (AOA), and the Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA) for his entire career.  Doctor Sim has spent the past 47 years of his career on the Mayo Clinic faculty where he has trained hundreds of residents and more than 50 orthopedic oncology fellows from the United States and overseas.

Doctor Sim has been in the field of orthopedic surgery for over 47 years, witnessing the evolution of musculoskeletal oncology.  His research and clinical interests have centered on the outcomes of complex limb and pelvic reconstruction for tumor resection with work in the areas of complex hip and knee replacement and sports medicine.  He has authored many of the seminal papers in the field of musculoskeletal oncology. His prolific publication record includes over 400 published articles and 200 book chapters. Over the course of his career, Doctor Sim has received many prestigious awards including the John Charnley Award of the Hip Society, the Canadian Orthopedic Association Outstanding Service Award, the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, the Dalhousie Alumnus of the Year Award, the AOA Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Diversity Award. Currently he is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and chair of the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Ian Macnab Lecturer – Professor David Hunter, MBBS (Hons), MSc (Clin Epi), M SpMed, PhD, FRACP (Rheum), Australia

 Thursday, June 21, 11:15

Plenary Hall; Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Victoria Conference Centre

Principles and Development of Biomarkers for the Musculoskeletal System

Professor Hunter is a rheumatology clinician researcher whose main research focus is clinical and translational research in osteoarthritis (OA). He is the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney, Chair of the Institute of Bone and Joint Research and Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre. He is ranked as the leading expert in the world on osteoarthritis on and is the section editor for UpToDate osteoarthritis. He holds a medical degree and Master of Sports Medicine from the University of New South Wales. He completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at the Royal Australian College of Physicians and earned a Masters of Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology) from the University of Newcastle and received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2001. His research is focused on a number of key elements in OA including (but not limited to) the epidemiology of osteoarthritis, the application of imaging to better understand structure and function with application to both epidemiologic research and clinical trials, novel therapies in disease management and heath service system delivery of chronic disease management. He is an editor for leading international journals in his field, has authored books on osteoarthritis and has over 400 publications in peer reviewed journals.

R.I. Harris Lecturer – Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, US

Thursday, June 21, 15:30

Plenary Hall; Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Victoria Conference Centre

Healthcare Reform USA; The Promise and the Reality

Dr. Weinstein is the Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Iowa.  Dr. Weinstein received his A.B. Honors degree in Political Science and History from the University of Illinois in 1968.  He received his medical degree (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the University of Iowa in 1972.  After interning in Internal Medicine at The University of California San Francisco, he returned to the University of Iowa for a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. In 1976 he joined the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Iowa.

Dr. Weinstein was an NIH funded researcher. He has published more than 230 scientific articles in peer review journals (including the NEJM, JAMA, The Lancet, Nature) on a wide variety of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. His research work has focused on spinal deformity in children, children’s hip and foot problems, and the natural history and long-term outcome of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. He has edited three major textbooks including The Pediatric Spine: Principles and Practice; Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics  and Turek’s Orthopaedics.  Dr. Weinstein’s many contributions to orthopaedics have been recognized by his receipt of the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer Award for Distinguished Achievement in Orthopaedic Research; The Kappa Delta /Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Award (1998 and 2015); The ABJS/CORR Nicolas Andry Award  for research (2018); The Russell Hibbs Award for Clinical Research( 1998, 2014, 2015) given by the Scoliosis Research Society; and The Arthur H. Heune Memorial Award, given by the St. Giles Foundation and The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America in recognition of outstanding research contributions to pediatric orthopaedics. In 2005, Dr. Weinstein was the recipient of the Alfred R. Shands, Sr., MD Award, presented by the Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Orthopaedic Association. This award is presented each year to a United States or Canadian citizen who has made significant contributions to orthopaedics. This award recognizes the devotion of a significant portion of the professional lifetime to furthering knowledge in the fields of musculoskeletal disease.

Dr. Weinstein received the 2000 Iowa Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence for sustained record of excellence across the spectrum of faculty endeavors. In 2003 he received the Ernest O. Theilen Clinical Teaching and Service Award presented by the Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine. In 2009 he received the highest award in the College of Medicine, the Distinguished Mentor Award presented by the Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine. In 2011, Dr. Weinstein received the William W. Tipton, Jr., MD, Award for Outstanding Leadership in Orthopaedics from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. In 2012 he received the American Orthopaedic Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award.

Dr. Weinstein was a recipient of an American, British, Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship in 1985.  He has been honored for his contributions to Orthopaedic Surgery by honorary memberships in National Orthopaedic Associations around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain Thailand, China, Portugal, and Argentina. In 2007 he was made a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and in 2014 he was made an Honorary Member of the European Federation of National Orthopedic Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT).

Dr Weinstein is past president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Orthopaedic Association, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, The United States National Action Network of the International Bone and Joint Decade, The International Center for Orthopaedic Education (ICOE), Doctors for Medical Liability Reform (DMLR), Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) and past Chairman of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Political Action Committee.

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