June 17


June 17, 18:50 to 20:00 ET


This session is intended to promote learning and discussion regarding microsurgical techniques.  At the end of the session participants will:

  •  Have gained exposure to new techniques for vascularized nerve transfer for breast-cancer related lymphedema
  • Have gained exposure to an option for chronic posterior interosseous nerve pain
  • Have gained insight into the potential role of free functioning muscle transfers for upper extremity reconstruction.
Time Topic & Learning Objectives
18:50 President’s Welcome: Dr. Kirsty Boyd
18:55 365 Days of Reconstruction from a Calgary Perspective “TSG-Medical 2019 Scholarship Winner Lecture”
Alex Hatchell
Kingston, ON

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the case variety and high volume caseload for the University of Calgary’s Microsurgery Fellowship
  • Describe several novel techniques and reconstructive options for breast, head and neck, and extremity reconstruction
  • Identify the Canadian Rockies as a beautiful place to explore outside of the hospital
19:00 Axilla vs. Wrist as the Recipient Site in Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Proposed Guidelines
Yehuda Chocron
Hampstead, QC

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand key outcomes in lymphedema surgery and how they impact patient care for breast cancer patients
  • Appreciate the equipoise in utilizing the wrist or the axilla as a recipient site for VLNT
  • Be encouraged to report lymphedema outcomes in a standardized
19:05 Nerve Grafting for Chronic PIN Palsy due to Radiocapitellar Joint Entrapment Two Years Following Closed Reduction of a Pediatric Monteggia Fracture-Dislocation: A Case Report with One-Year Follow-Up
Andrea Copeland
Hamilton, ON

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify PIN entrapment in the radiocapitellar joint as a possible outcome following closed reduction of a Monteggia fracture dislocation.
  • Participants will be able to describe the reconstructive options for a delayed presentation of pediatric nerve
19:10 Discussion
19:15 PANEL: Free Functioning Muscle Transfers
Moderator: Dr. Kirsty Boyd, Panelists: Drs. Amy Moore and Thomas Tung

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will become familiar with the potential indications and contraindications of free functioning muscle transfers
  • Participants will become familiar with the surgical techniques of free functioning muscle transfers
  • Participants will become familiar with the outcomes and limitations of free functioning muscle transfers
19:50 Discussion