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McMaster University

2012 Annual COA Meeting Presidential Guest Speaker

Published: June 9, 2012

Dr. Mohit Bhandari, Academic Division Head, was appointed as the Presidential Guest Lecturer for the 2012 annual Canadian Orthopaedic Association meeting on June 9, 2012. The meeting took place in Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Bhandari currently serves as professor and academic chair of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He also holds a Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma Outcomes. Dr. Bhandari is recognized as a champion of evidence-based surgery and orthopaedic research receiving CIHR andCMAJ top achievements in health care research,  the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Medal in Research, the Edouard Samson Award, and  the Kappa Delta Award. He has been acknowledged among the top cited orthopaedic fracture surgeons in the world.  He is currently leading several multinational research programs with funding from the CIHR, NIH and U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Bhandari has prolifically published and presented around the world sharing a message of global collaboration. To this end, he was acknowledged among 30 of Canada’s most influential Indo-Canadians (2011-12 India Abroad Power List).

Dr. Bhandari delivered a talk entitled "Think Big (and Simple)", for which he received a standing ovation. His address urged the Canadian orthopaedic surgical community to include the global context in their lives and work. Our thoughts lead to our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits ultimately define our character.


"Dr. Bhandari's speech as the presidential guest speaker was truly inspiring and motivational! I really felt a sense of pride to be a part of MacOrtho!"

"As a resident, I was inspired by Dr. Bhandari's passionate and visionary COA presidential address. He outlined a vision and method through which we could improve orthopaedic care for millions of people throughout the world. It was a global message truly worthy of a standing ovation!"

"A awe inspiring speech that made everyone in the audience reevaluate their potential in the global community.....brilliant!"

"The address was inspirational for all, broadened the perspectives of many, and was a very proud moment for MacOrtho. It showcased the vision and global impact of Dr. Bhandari's research efforts, leaving an impression that fittingly culminated in a standing ovation. By far the highlight of this years COA Annual Meeting!"


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