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The Use of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Surgical Clinical Research in Making Leadership Decisions

Health Leadership Academy

Thursday, 11 January 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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The Use of Cost-Effective Analysis in Surgical Clinical Research to Make Leadership Decisions

presented by Dr Achilles Thoma with introduction by Dr Arianna Dal Cin

In most jurisdictions health care systems are under stress as the demands for health care exceed most systems’ ability to provide them. Although this problem has been highlighted over 40 years ago no solution is in sight. Multiple vested interests conspire to maintain ailing health care systems in a state of chronic inertia. The use of cost-effectiveness analysis in clinical research and translation in clinical practice is a possible solution. In this presentation the use of cost-effectiveness analysis in surgery, and specifically plastic surgery, explains how this can assist in making leadership decisions in the prudent allocation of scarce health care resources in our health care system.


12:00 - 12:15 PM: Registration and Networking*

12:15 - 1:00 PM: Introduction by Dr Arianna Dal Cin followed by Dr Achilles Thoma's presentation

1:00 - 1:15 PM: Question and Answer

1:15 - 1:30 PM: Networking

* Lunch will be provided


Learn more about Drs Achilles Thoma and Arianna Dal Cin

Dr. Achilles Thoma, MD, MSc, FRCS (C), FACS, obtained his BSc in Medicine degree in 1974 and MD degree in 1976, both from McMaster. He was the 3rd resident to graduate from the McMaster Plastic Surgery program in 1980. His other training included a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery in 1981 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was then awarded a McLaughlin scholarship to study Hand Surgery and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky. While practicing, Dr. Thoma has received his Master’s in Health Research Methodology in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University. 

He returned to Hamilton in 1983 and established the Head and Neck Microsurgery Service at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the training microsurgery lab in the same institution. He has served as Head of Service in plastic surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 14 years, Program Director of Plastic Surgery at McMaster on two separate occasions and Division Head for 15 years. He is past president of the Canadian Society of Plastic surgeons. Presently, Dr. Thoma is on the active staff of St. Joseph’s hospital and a clinical professor of surgery. He is on the editorial board of a number of plastic surgery journals and Evidence Based Medicine HUB for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, he is also the Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOURCE). His research focus in on Evidence-Based Surgery, hand surgery, breast reduction and reconstruction and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Dr. Arianna Dal Cin, BSC, MD, FRCSC, MBA is a Plastic Surgeon, and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at McMaster University. She is Head of Service for her Division and Burn Unit Director. She has an active practice, enjoys teaching medical students and surgical residents. In 2015, she obtained her MBA degree from Rotman.  She joined the Health Leadership Academy in 2016. She is Co-Chair of the Education Committee.

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McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Health Sciences Centre, Room HSC 1A3 (purple section)
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

Thursday, 11 January 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Health Leadership Academy

With the generous funding of Michael G. DeGroote, the Faculties of Business and Health Sciences have come together to present the Health Leadership Academy (HLA). This Academy aligns closely with the mission, vision and values of its two founding Faculties, and will be specifically aimed at producing the best health leaders of tomorrow. To make a transformative impact on all levels of the health system the HLA will develop current and future health leaders with the capacity to identify, support and operationalize new ways of “thinking” and “doing” within a rapidly evolving health environment. The HLA’s goal is to be recognized as Canada’s preeminent Academy for health leadership and innovation with a reputation for creating and disseminating original work that intersects the areas of action-oriented learning, research and community engagement.

Collaboratorium Talks

Why: Our Collaboratorium is a place to learn about and share health innovations that are being nurtured within McMaster University, and we’ve designed a series of talks to introduce you to new academic content, pique your interest in new pedagogies, and highlight projects underway in health innovation.

Where: Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy (HLA), DeGroote School of Business, Ron Joyce Centre, 4th Floor, Dean's Lounge.

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