Join Us Every Tuesday for Periop Clinical Case Rounds

All SPRC members are welcome to attend the Perioperative Clinical Case Rounds on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET as perioperative fellows and trainees present live clinical case rounds via Zoom. Not a SPRC member? JOIN  NOW!

Moderated by Dr. Vikas Tandon, Associate Professor, Perioperative Fellowship Program, McMaster University

Recordings of past perioperative clinical case rounds are available to all Society members on the SPRC member site.

UBC Perioperative Rounds

The Society is very pleased to present the recordings of the University of British Columbia’s Perioperative Rounds.  The monthly recordings of these rounds are available exclusively to SPRC members.

Perioperative Care Journal Club

We are very excited to inform you about the establishment of the monthly Perioperative Care Journal Club (PCJC).  The PCJC meets the last Wednesday of every month to review and discuss papers/articles of interest to all in the perioperative community. Topics for previous meetings have included:

Feb. 24, 2021 – Laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus percutaneous catheter drainage for acute cholecystitis in high risk patients (CHOCOLATE)

March 24, 2021 – Preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia before major abdominal surgery (PREVENTT)

April 28, 2021 – Perioperative corticosteroid administration: a systematic review and descriptive analysis presented by Dr. Teresa Cafaro with invited guest Dr. Amal Bessissow (senior author)

May 26, 2021 –  Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation  presented by Dr. Hannah MacKenzie with special guest Dr. James Douketis from McMaster University.

June 23, 2021 – Association of Unrecognized Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Postoperative Cardiovascular Events in Patients Undergoing Major Noncardiac Surgery presented by Dr. Mihailo Veljovic with special guest Dr. Matthew Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong).


The next PCJC meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm ET on Sept. 29th, Oct. 27th and Nov. 24th.  More details to come!

All recordings of the Perioperative Care Journal Club are available on the SPRC member site.

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Previous Events


The Society was very pleased to present HIP ATTACK 1 panel discussion on January 13, 2021 (via Zoom).
Flavia Kessler Borges (McMaster University) presented the key findings from the HIP ATTACK 1 study & give a brief introduction to HIP ATTACK 2.
Joining the panel discussion was:
Moderated by PJ Devereaux (McMaster University)
Key findings explored included:
  • Among patients with hip fractures accelerated surgery did not significantly lower risk of mortality or composite of major complications compared with standard of care, however there was no evidence of harm even in subgroups with acute medical conditions.
  • Accelerated surgery demonstrated lower risk of delirium, urinary tract infection, moderate-severe pain scores, faster mobilization, standing, and full-weight bearing , and shorter length of hospital stay compared with standard of care.
  • Accelerated surgery demonstrated mortality advantage compared with standard of care in patients with elevated troponin before randomization.

The Society was honoured to have Richard Whitlock, the Principal Investigator of the Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study during Cardiac Surgery to Prevent Stroke (LAAOS III) discuss the trial results in a special presentation held on May 20, 2021 (via Zoom).
A panel discussion followed the presentation with:
PJ Devereaux (McMaster University)
Jean-François Légaré (New Brunswick Health Centre)
Daniel Sessler (Cleveland Clinic)
Steve Shadowitz (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Moderated by Ameen Patel (McMaster University)
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