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Medical Symposium 2014

Vernon Lodge Ballrooms

Friday March 7, 2014, CME session:

 

6:00 pm – Symposium

Doctors of BC

Brief Update – Dr. W. Cunningham,, President

QA Session

Dr. Ghee Hwang “General Surgery in Africa”
Medical Symposium 2014 with agenda.

We are pleased this year to have, as our special Guest Speaker at the Tournament Banquet, Bryan Trottier, who was a modern-day player with old-fashioned attributes.

 

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Bryan Trottier was a modern-day player with old-fashioned attributes. At a time when specialists were beginning to take over from the all-round player, Trottier was a throwback. He was a defensively sound centerman with the vision and instincts of a pure scorer. Over an 18-year National Hockey League career, he led his teams to the Stanley Cup six times, including four consecutive titles with the New York Islanders in the early 1980s and two with the Pittsburg Penguins in the early 1990s. And his achievements went beyond team success. He was the winner of the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie, the Art Ross Trophy as top scorer and the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player. Trottier, at his retirement, was the league’s sixth-highest all-time scorer. Trottier retired following the Penguins’ second Cup victory and spent one year in the Islanders’ front office. But he was soon bored with his desk job and returned to the league as a player in 1993-94 at the age of 37. He played 41 games with the Penguins while acting as an assistant coach, a job he continued after finally hanging up his skates at the end of that season. Trottier remained with the Pens until 1997, at which time he took the coaching reigns of the Portland Pirates of the AHL. He returned to the NHL within a year, this time as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche. Bryan helped the Avs claim their second Stanley Cup championship in 2001, adding yet another ring to his already impressive haul. Bryan Trottier was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.

 

 

Medical Symposium 2012

Vernon Lodge Ballrooms

Friday March 2, 2012, CME session:

6:00pm

Pasta Buffett Ballroom

 

7:00pm – 7:45pm

“When the Bell is Rung – Concussion Update”

Dr. Gavin Smart, MD, CCFP (Dip. Sports Med.)

 

7:45pm – 8:30pm

“Navigating the Financial Road Ahead”

Dr. Terry Curran, MD, FRCP

National Bank Financial

 

 

Short description about this year’s
Medical Symposium 2012 with agenda.

We are pleased this year to have, as our special Guest Speaker at the Tournament Banquet, Trevor Linden, former NHL player with the Vancouver Canucks (in two stints), New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals.

 

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Trevor Linden

Trevor Linden played center and right wing with four different NHL teams: the Vancouver Canucks (in two stints), New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals. Before joining the NHL in 1988, Linden helped the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) win consecutive Memorial Cup championships. In addition to appearing in two NHL All-Star Games, Linden was a member of the 1998 Canadian Olympic team and participated in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Throughout his career, Linden has been recognized as a respected leader on and off the ice. He was named captain of the Canucks at the age of 21, making him one of the youngest captains in league history. While captaining the Canucks, Linden led the team to within a game of winning the Stanley Cup in 1994. It was during this time that he began to be called Captain Canuck. After 19 seasons in the NHL, Linden retired on June 11, 2008, twenty years to the day after he was drafted into the NHL. Linden’s jersey number 16 was retired by the Canucks on December 17, 2008, the second number retired by the team.

 

Medical Symposium 2011

Vernon Lodge Ballrooms

Friday February 25, 2011, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

“Resillience; What is it? How do we get it?”

– Dr. Andrew Clarke – The Physician Health Program of BC

 

Friday February 25, 2011, 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM

“Medicine North of the 53rd Latitude – Prince George Medical Basics”

– Dr. Jamie Appleby and colleagues

 

 

Saturday February 26, 2011

Guest Key Note Speaker

Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player with Detroit, Boston, and Calgary

 

 

Short description about this year’s
Medical Symposium 2011 with agenda.

The Vernon Medical Association Medical Symposium and Spring Hockey Tournament. During the 1970’s the medical communities of Vernon, Kelowna and Salmon Arm held occasional invitational hockey games; usually a hotly contested game followed by a friendly discussion. At one of these discussions Larry Hancock suggested that we develop a tournament weekend so that an actual champion could be decided.

 

We are pleased this year to have, as our special Guest Speaker at the Tournament Banquet,Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player with Detroit, Boston, and Calgary.

 

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Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy skated for three teams in his eight-year NHL career and played for Canada’s gold-medal-winning team in the 1988 World Junior Hockey Championships. He is best known for his courageous decision to charge his minor-league hockey coach, Graham James, with sexual assault for the abuse he suffered over a five-year period while a teenager under Graham James’ care. Sheldon’s subsequent decision to go public with the charges rocked the hockey world and thrust him into the media spotlight, where he became an unofficial spokesperson for millions of sexual abuse survivors in North America. His life story was made into an award-winning television movie, and he has appeared on Oprah, ABC’s Nightline, W5 and The Fifth Estate. Through his work with Hockey Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Sheldon has converted his tragic personal circumstance into positive social change. Through Respect in Sport, Sheldon continues his crusade.”