We are pleased to welcome the following speakers.
Dr. Avery Nathens
Dr. Avery Nathens is currently the Chief of Surgery and the Trauma Medical Director at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada’s largest Level 1 trauma centre and Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is a general surgeon with a focus on trauma care, performance improvement, and health system design. He is Medical Director of Trauma Quality Programs of the American College of Surgeons. His research interests include trauma system effectiveness and quality of trauma care. He holds the DeSouza Chair in Trauma Research and has published over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts including many landmark works on trauma care in Lancet, NEJM and JAMA. He has been the recipient of several million dollars of research funding from the NIH, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and many other agencies.
Dr. Homer Tien
Homer Tien is a trauma and general surgeon. He is the Chief Medical Officer at Ornge, Ontario's Air Ambulance and Critical Care Transport provider. He was previously the Medical Director for Trauma Services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Colonel Tien was also previously the National Practice Leader for Trauma and the Chief of Medical & Surgical Specialities for the Canadian Armed Forces.