Virtual Course


LIVE SESSION (Keynotes & Panel Discussions): TBD


The primary subjects that will be covered by this year's course are the principles and practices of clinical research, research study design, practical aspects of clinical trials, 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 review literature, observational studies, RCTs, as well as practical components of desearch including designing research protocols, conducting research, building a research program, and more! 

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 and is a fantastic program for junior research coordinators. 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.

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:
Principles of Research

  • Review Literature (Meta-Analysis & Network Meta-Analysis)
  • Observational Studies
  • Randomized Control Trials
  • The Path to Become a Surgical Scientist


Practicing Research

  • Designing Research Protocols
  • Conduct of Research
  • Building a Research Program
  • Writing a Publishable Paper 

• 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.

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

• One full day 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
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Chair, Department of Surgery
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario

  • Dr. Emil H. Schemitsch is a Professor of Surgery, and the Chair of the Department 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

    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Chair, Department of Surgery
    Western University
    London, Ontario


Please click the "Register and Pay Now" button below to register online and pay the course registration fee. Registration is available until the commencement of the course.
  • One-Day Course*

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


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