World Renowned Trauma Surgeon and UOSSM Canada's Chief Trauma Trainer from the UK, Dr. David Nott toured Canada to speak about his experiences as a war Surgeon in Syria. With a moving presentation Dr. Nott concluded that Medical Humanitarian relief can further be advanced in warzones with joint efforts from Medical professionals, Non-Profit Organizations and Governments. Winner of the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2016, Dr. Nott has worked for the past 20 years on countless humanitarian missions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Darfur, and many other conflict zones.
The Tour, aptly titled "Saving lives in Syria: Doctors on the Frontline" took place in Ottawa, Hamilton, Calgary, Oakville and Edmonton.
Ottawa: Grand rounds at the Ottawa Hospital and the Gala event were facilitated by Dr. Sudhir Sundaresan (Chairman and Professor - Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa. Surgeon-in-Chief, The Ottawa Hospital) Dr. Fady Balaa (Division of Plastic Surgery) and Dr. Yvonne ying (Division of Plastic Surgery). Gala Event was attended by Medical Professionals, Humanitarian groups and His Excellency Mr. Selcuk Ünal. Ambassador of Turkey.
Calgary: Grand rounds in Calgary were facilitated by Dr. Rohan Lall, Medical Director of Trauma Services, Foothills, Calgary University & Dr. John Kortbeek, Chief of Surgery.
Hamilton: Grand rounds at the McMaster University were facilitated by Dr. Paul Engels, Trauma Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Peter Lovrics, Head of General Surgery & Dr. Susan Reid, Chair of Department of Surgery.
Oakville: Gala Dinner and presentation by Dr. David Nott was attended by prominent members of Medical and Humanitarian organizations along with Honorable Members of Parliament - MP John Oliver, MP Iqra Khalid, MP Pam Damoff & MP Omar Alghabra.
Edmonton: A Dinner & Presentation by Dr. David Nott & Dr. Anas Al Kassem was attended by prominent members from local Community.
Dr. David Nott received standing Ovation and left the audience inspired by his presentation which, as one of the guest doctors commented was "Life changing".