West Central CME 2017

March 16-18, 2017 in Banff, Alberta

Scientific Program

The scientific program is subject to changes.

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Biography

Dr. Sukhbir Singh MD,FRCSC

Ottawa ON
Dr. Singh is an academic Minimally Invasive Gynecologist in Canada’s capital. Currently he is the Vice-Chair of Gynecology within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH). At the University of Ottawa, Dr. Singh is an Associate Professor and Director of the AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Recently he was awarded the Dr. Elaine Jolly Research Chair in Gynecologic Surgery by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (2016-2021).

Upon completion of his medical and residency training at the University of Western Ontario (MD 2000, FRCSC 2005), he completed two fellowships in minimally invasive gynecology at the University of Toronto (2005-2006), with Professor N. Leyland, and the University of Sydney (2006-2007), with Professor Alan Lam.

Over the past decade, Dr. Singh has developed a recognized tertiary level clinical practice in surgical gynecology with a focus on deep endometriosis, pelvic pain and uterine fibroids. He established the first Capital Region Interdisciplinary Pelvic Pain Clinic, an interdisciplinary collaborative for deep endometriosis treatment and the only regional outpatient hysteroscopy suite.

Dr. Singh works at TOH’s Women’s Health Centre with several disciplines covering complex gynecology care and research. He is involved in several international and local investigator led gynecology trials through the MIS Gynecology Research Group, which he started in 2008.

Beyond his clinical duties, Dr. Singh is currently on the executive of the Canadian Society of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, an active member of the AAGL Clinical Practice Committee and a past Board Member of the Association of Professors of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (APOG).

Dr. Singh has also taken an active role in supporting gynecology education nationally. In 2011 he started the annual Canadian MIS Gynecology Residents and Fellows Course. Over the past decade he has directed many MIS workshops across Canada, the US, Middle East and Asia. He is co-author of the national Abnormal Uterine Bleeding & Endometriosis Guidelines.

Finally, Dr. Singh has three wonderful children (ages 6-10) and an extremely patient and supportive spouse. The busy family and work schedules are balanced with running and soccer.

Disclosure

I have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose:

- Direct financial payments including receipt of honoraria: Allergan, Abbvie, Bayer, cooper surgical

- Membership on advisory boards or speakers’ bureaus: Allergan, Abbvie, Bayer

- Funded grants or clinical trials: Allergan, Abbvie, Bayer

I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).