SLS • MIRA • SRS JOINT ANNUAL MEETING AND ENDO EXPO 2012 HONORARY CHAIRS
Mehran Anvari, MD
Dr. Mehran Anvari is a tenured professor of surgery at McMaster University, specializing in minimal access techniques, at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Anvari was one of the first surgeons in Canada to use robotics in surgery, establishing the world’s first telerobotic surgical service.
Dr. Anvari holds several clinical and administrative appointments. He is the past president and founding member of the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association, the scientific director and CEO of the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation, and the founding director of the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery. Dr. Anvari is the clinical lead and chair of the Ontario Bariatric Network and the Chair of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Innovation at McMaster.
As a researcher, supervisor, mentor and advisor, Dr. Anvari has a continued commitment to teach- ing, education, publication and innovation. Dr. Anvari is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, and the founding director of the McMaster Institute for Surgical Invention, Innovation and Education. He has authored over 150 publications; holds seven patents; and is the principle investigator of numerous studies related to obesity, gastrointestinal disease, and surgical robotic systems and techniques. He has been honored many times for his innovation and research: chosen as the McMaster Innovator of the Year in 2009, and awarded the ORION Leadership Award in 2010. Dr. Anvari’s work with telerobotics has also been recognized by the federal and provincial government with the “Gold Medal of Distinction” and the “Diamond Award for Innovation in Technology”.
Jie Qiao, MD, PhD
Jie Qiao, MD, PhD serves as Director and Professor at the Medical Center for Human Reproduction, Department of OB/GYN, Peking University Third Hospital. She specializes in diagnoses and management for male and female infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and Reproductive Endocrine diseases in Gynecology.
Dr. Qiao graduated from Beijing Medical University’s Department of Clinical Medicine in 1987; obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Medicine in 1990 and a Doctorate in 1996. She headed the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2000 as its director with a concurrent position followed as director for the Center of Reproductive Medicine in 2003.
Most of her practicing work has been in clinical treatment, education and medical research within the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a research direction focusing towards the diagnoses and treatment of diseases of Reproductive Endocrine, such as management to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and anovulatory infertility as well as reproductive treatments via In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (test tube baby). To date, she has successively published more than 20 medical papers, and is currently a young-group member of the specialty board of the Chinese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology under the Chinese Medical Association and a member of the editorial boards of the Chinese Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Chinese Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chinese Journal of Reproductive Health, and one is of the syndics of Chinese Association for Improving Birth Outcome and Child Development.