Ron Joyce Business Centre

Burlington, Ontario

COVID-19 UPDATE: 14th Annual PPCR Course will be taking place in 2021. Please check back soon for final date!  

The primary subjects that will be covered by this year's course are the principles of clinical research, research study design, practical aspects of clinical trials, health statistics, disseminating clinical research, and an introduction to the principles of basic science and bench work. We strongly believe that this program will provide participants with a comprehensive foundation in the present state of health research methodology by covering basic science methods, evidence based-medicine principles, levels of evidence, research ethics, funding opportunities, as well as data management and budgeting.

In addition to the official program, this course offers excellent opportunities to meet experts in the field and establish relationships with other colleagues. The program also includes multiple integrated panel discussions and focuses on resident research. Following every session of material, all faculty involved will participate in high level dialogue that will require participation and critical thinking. Furthermore, activities will be introduced to participants during panel discussions so that participants are able to apply learned material.

Registration will open as soon as date is finalized. We encourage you to register without delay, as space is limited. Our course coordinator is available to assist you with all aspects of the registration process.  

Course Features

• Renowned Faculty comprised of leading surgeons and clinical researchers from Universities across Ontario.

• Unparalleled lecturing on the principles of clinical research including:
   — Research study design 
   — Practical aspects of clinical trials 
   — Health statistics 
   — Evidence-based Medicine 
   — Levels of Evidence 
   — Research Ethics 
   — Funding Opportunities 
   — Budgeting 
   — Data management
   — Educational research
   — Economic Analysis
   — Innovation in Research

• Dissemination of new, innovative clinical research.

• Interactive environment to optimize the learning experience.

• Opportunity to meet experts in the field and establish relationships with colleagues.

• Five tremendous Guest Speakers, providing first-hand experience on evidence-based research in practice.

• Two full days of lectures, including dynamic panel discussions designed to stimulate participation

Course Directors

  • Most regard Dr. Bhandari as the foremost authority in the translation of Orthopaedic research to clinical practice (evidence-based orthopaedics).

    A University of Toronto graduate in Medicine, Dr. Bhandari completed both his Orthopaedic and Master’s of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics training at McMaster University. To broaden his clinical trauma exposure, he trained with world experts in Los Angeles, California and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Bhandari’s clinical interests include the management of patients with complex lower extremity fractures and fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum.


    He has received international recognition for his research efforts including a nationally recognized Canada Research Chair in MusculoskeletalTrauma — the only chair of its kind in Canada. Dr. Bhandari has also received the Edouard J. Samson Award for a Canadian Orthopaedic surgeon with the greatest impact on research in the last 5 years, the Founder’s Medal for Research, and Randomized trial Mentoring Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Recent awards include the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medal in Research, Kappa Delta/OREF Clinical Research Award, Top Achievements in Health Research Award (CMAJ/CIHR), the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Award of Merit and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Mentor of the Year Award (Ontario).


    Over the past 5 years, Dr. Bhandari has published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers across top medical and Orthopaedic journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, BMJ, CMAJ, and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American. He was recently listed among the top 10 cited orthopaedic surgeons over the past 20 years.  He currently holds funding from the National Institutes of Health and Canadian Institutes of Health, and US Departments of Defence for large multicenter trials of tibial fracture management. To this end, he has received over 25 million dollars in research funding in recent years.

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    Mohit Bhandari

    MD, PhD, FRCSC
    Head, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario

  • Dr. Emil H. Schemitsch is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario. A University of Toronto graduate in Medicine, Dr. Schemitsch completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Toronto. To broaden his clinical exposure, he trained with world experts at the University of Washington (Harborview Medical Center) and Harvard University.

    Dr. Schemitsch's clinical interests include the management of patients with complex lower extremity fractures, hip and knee reconstruction, and computer assisted surgery. Dr. Schemitsch’s research has focused upon the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries. His basic research interests include the systemic response to trauma, gene therapy, biomechanics, bone substitutes, and the stimulation of fracture healing. His clinical research interests include computer assisted surgery, clinical trials and outcome studies. He has received international recognition for his research efforts.

    Many surgeons regard Dr. Schemitsch as one of the foremost authorities in Fracture Repair in the world. Dr. Schemitsch’s program of research in musculoskeletal trauma has led to hundreds of publications in top journals and hundreds of guest lectureships around the world.

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    Emil Schemitsch

    Professor, Department of
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Western University
    London, Ontario


Click below obtain a registration form and follow the instructions provided on the form. All mailing and payment instructions are provided. Registration is available until November 30, -0001 or until the course is full. Registration after November 30, -0001 will be subject to a Late Registration Fee. Please select your desired course below
  • Two-Day Course*
  • One-Day Course*

* Please note that all Registration Fees are subject to HST and a 4% processing fee.


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