Educational Opportunities

2017 University of Toronto Surgical Ethics Course

Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

0900 - 1600


“Surgical Ethics: Home and Away”


Through a combination of lectures, debates and small group discussions, this course will explore ethical issues faced by surgeons, including:

  • Physician Assisted Death
  • Conflicts and resource allocation in complex patients who require indefinite care
  • Volunteer surgery overseas
  • Ethics Morbidity and Mortality Rounds

 Course Faculty includes:

  • Mark Camp, Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Karen Devon, General Surgeon, Women’s College Hospital
  • Andrew Howard, Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • James Downar, Critical Care and Palliative Care Physician, University Health Network
  • Annie Fecteau, General Surgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Bernard Lawless, General Surgeon, St Michael’s Hospital
  • Martin McKneally, Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Byung Moon, Cardiac Surgery, Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • Ryan Snelgrove, General Surgeon, University of Alberta


Registration fee: $100 (+HST) (Fee reimbursed for U of T Department of Surgery residents)

                         $50 (+HST) – 2016 General Surgery Update registrants


Course registration available at


This course is followed by the 3rd Annual Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics held at the Peter Gilgan Research and Learning Centre, 686 Bay Street, Toronto at 5pm.

Mark Camp, MD, MSc(Bioethics), FRCSC