Month: February 2014

Chair’s Comments: Research Day 2014

Dr. Christopher R. Forrest

Dr. Christopher R. Forrest

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the house-staff (Heather Baltzer, Shaikhan Al-Hashmi, Paul Carter, Olivia Ho, Matt Plant, Homan Cheng, Blake Murphy, Kathryn Isaac, Ryan Austin, Siba Haykal, Jennica Platt, Mike Hendry, Joseph Catapano, Katie Armstrong, Dale Podolsky, Matt Murphy and Victoria Hayward) of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto who did a tremendous job in representing the high quality and variety of research that is being carried out in the division at the 30th Annual Hoyle Campbell Annual Research Day on Friday February 21, 2014.

Thank-you to the supervisors who were able to inspire and support our residents to create a world-class forum for research. We were able to access the brand new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at the Hospital for Sick Children which is a spectacular environment for this event.

We were exceptionally fortunate to have Dr. Paul Cederna, who is the Chief of the Section of Plastic Surgery, Professor in the Department of Surgery, and a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbour as this year’s Tau Omicron Visiting Professor. I introduced Paul as one of the “rock stars” of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and he did not disappoint during his visit. His academic accomplishments to date are pretty phenomenal and he heads a powerhouse of a division at UoM. His inspiring lecture on neuromuscular interfaces in prosthetic rehabilitation of amputees was a terrific highlight of the day demonstrating the powers of collaboration, team-work, innovative thinking and persistence. I was immensely proud of the great job our residents did in making Paul feel comfortable and welcomed. However, we couldn’t resist the opportunity of rubbing it in a little when Canada beat the US Olympic Team in the semi-final. To his credit, Paul was incredibly graceful in defeat. Thank-you to Dr. Paul Cederna for taking the time and energy to make this year’s Tau Omicron Professorship a truly memorable one.

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Sponsorship of Annual Research Day 2014

LifeCell Corporation

Carol Selby-Reed
LifeCell Corporation
One Millennium Way
Branchburg, NJ  08876-3876

Smith & Nephew Inc.

Leigh Ann Brown, Jamie Anderson
Smith & Nephew Inc.
4707 Levy Street
St-Laurent, QC, H4R 2P9
Phone: 727-329-7717
Fax: 901-721-2609

Synthes Canada

Wade Bekar,. John Epping, Joe Herron
Synthes Canada
2566 Meadowpine Blvd, Mississauga L5N 6P9, ON
Tel: 905-567-0440 & 905-567-0440 ext. 238

Covidien Surgical & Energy Based Devices

Christine Russell, Tanya Allen
Covidien Surgical & Energy Based Devices
Todd ConradRegional Sales Manager

Surgical Solutions
8455 Trans-Canada Highway
Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada
1-877-664-8926 ext. 2303
Cell: 416-779-4806

Allergan Medical – Canada

Todd Daymond, MJ McCarthy, Carole Chan, Melissa Kang
Allergan Medical – Canada
85 Enterprise Blvd, Suite 500
Markham, ON L6G0B5
Cell: (647) 822-1066
Fax: (647) 776-2768

KCI Medical Canada

Lesley McMath
KCI Medical Canada
75 Courtneypark Drive W. Unit 2
Mississauga, ON  L5W 0E3T
905.565.7187 ext 6308
M 416.669.2830
TF 800.668.5403 ext. 6308

Carol Higgins, District Manager Ontario
T 905.565.7187 ext6433
M 416.953.0620
TF 800.668.5403 ext. 6433

Anexxa Medical Technologies Inc.

Lisa Miconi, Andrea McNair
Anexxa Medical Technologies Inc.
5115 Harvester Rd. Unit # 13
Burlington, ON  L7L 0A3
905 469 4330/1 888 234 2063
fax: 1 866 584 1462

Robert Sutherland, VP of Sales and Marketing
Mobile: 416 817 8124


Kevin Simmons, Alison Hoffeldt
Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies
200 Whitehall Drive
Markham, ON L3R 0T5
Tel: 905-946-2053
Fax: 905-946-7364
Cell: (416) 822-8034


Michael Toropov & Marina Toropov
2207-33 Wood Street
Toronto, ON   M4Y 2P8
Fax/tel (647)-345-4201
E-mail address:

The Faculty, residents, fellows and students in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are grateful for the generous support of our corporate sponsors. Their support will help make this Research Day a great success.