Thursday, 11 October 2018
We will have some special guests at the SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress Opening Ceremony next Thursday... Don't miss out on the opportunity to see the iconic Canadian Mounties perform!
We are pleased to announce that Dr David Mulder will be the Keynote Speaker at the Opening Ceremony. He will be delivering a lecture about “A Tale of Two Institutions - Only in Canada”.
Born in Eston Saskatchewan, Dr Mulder is the Head of the Division of thoracic surgery at the Montréal General Hospital, he is also the physician of the Montréal Canadiens. And in summer, he gives a helping hand to the Montréal Alouettes. He knows about traumas!
Yet, Dr David Mulder deserves credit for even more than that. He is one of the reasons the Montréal General Hospital is ranked among the top trauma centres in Quebec, having been fully committed to this field even before the discussions about an integrated trauma network in Quebec in 1991.
With Dr Léon Dontigny of Université de Montréal, Dr Mulder actively participated in the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, reporting on the study materials for future Canadian surgeons and providing vital doctrines on efficient treatment of trauma. The second Canadian to preside over the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, he has contributed to the international influence of the Trauma Association of Canada.
When Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services assessed which hospitals should be designated for tertiary trauma care, Dr Mulder was able to put the case for the Montréal General Hospital, resulting in its selection.
A passionate physician and renowned surgeon, Dr Mulder headed McGill University’s Faculty of Cardiothoracic Surgery and then the Faculty of Surgery. The first person to be awarded the Rocke Robertson Chair in Surgery, he received the award of merit of the Montréal General Hospital and was honoured with the Order of the Canada.
He has also written a number of important papers on trauma research and closely follows worldwide measures to reduce morbidity and mortality rates associated with trauma. Prevention is also very close to his heart.
In appreciation of the efforts and advances for which he has been a leader and inspiration, the Montréal General Hospital Foundation has funded a trauma research care chair bearing his name.
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Friday, 12 October 2018
In the XIX century, the NEW CITY GAS Company of Montréal was responsible for introducing gas lighting to the streets and buildings of Montréal. It was housed in a complex built between 1859 and 1861. Today, the complex with its large roofs and stonework continues to be a visible presence in the urban landscape. It can be seen from all around Griffintown, the expressway and the train. In 1987, Heritage Montréal asked the City of Montréal to designate the NEW CITY GAS building a historic landmark. In 2007, it was recognized, protected and revitalized as part of the Griffintown project.
In 2009, the mission of the NEW CITY GAS complex shifted to accommodate all types of events within its multi-purpose spaces. Ambitious developers were inspired by the building and created an exclusive venue suitable for hosting shows and corporate events. It officially opened in May 2012 and is now internationally recognized simply as NEW CITY GAS. It has since welcomed many renowned international artists to the main stage as well as companies looking for a distinctive venue for their special events.
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Numerous awards will be handed out and the Congress will be officially closed. There will also be a presentation about dynamic Muscat in Oman, the host city of the 2019 SICOT Congress.
Montreal Canadiens Hockey Game
For more information, please contact the Congress Secretariat at [email protected].