TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
VIA ZOOM / TELECONFERENCE


with Special Guest Speaker
DR. SIBA HAYKAL
TOPIC: "Surgical options for Lymphedema"


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NOTICE is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 6:30 p.m., the Annual General Meeting of the Lymphedema Association of Ontario (LAO) for the year ending 2023 will be held by virtual conference to review the 2023 year-end financials, receive reports, appoint our Chartered Professional Accountant and to transact all other business as may properly come before the meeting.


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Dr. Sima Haykal, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS

 
ABOUT THE SPEAKER


DR. SIBA HAYKAL, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS

Section Chief of Reconstructive Oncology, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Siba Haykal MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS is the Section Chief of Reconstructive Oncology for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. She is a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She is an acclaimed specialist in microsurgical reconstruction and has research interests in breast reconstructive surgery and vascularized composite allotransplantation.

Dr Haykal has years of experience delivering care for breast cancer patients. She specializes in autologous based reconstruction (DIEP, PAP, SGAP, TUG, LD). She offers innovative techniques for restoration of breast sensation and immediate lymphatic reconstruction following lymph node dissection. She has extensive experience in treating lymphedema and offers lymphovenous bypass and lymph node transplantation. Dr Haykal also offers microsurgical treatment for skin cancers, head and neck cancers and sarcomas.

Dr. Haykal graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine in 2007 as class valedictorian and silver medalist, and subsequently completed her residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto in 2016. During her residency, she completed a PhD in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with a focus on tracheal reconstruction.

She obtained numerous grants and awards including the Canadian Institute of Health Research Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her project, “Evaluation of the Immunogenicity of Decellularized Allografts for Airway Transplantation.” Dr. Haykal pursued fellowship training in microsurgical reconstruction at the Albany Medical Center in New York. She joins the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery after serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and University Health Network.

She was named as an honoree for “Canada's Top 40 under 40” for 2021 and is the recipient of American Society for Reconstruction Microsurgery – Women in Microsurgery Travel Scholarship and the Hugh G. Thomson Humanitarian Award for her clinical, academic and research work, and is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications including a study published in Advanced Healthcare Materials illustrating the utility of recipient-derived stem cells for airway repair.


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