AWARDS

2014

 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Institute of Cancer Research Publication Prize (Supervisor – Jonathan Cools-Lartigue)

 

LD McLean General Surgery Day McGill University

Award for Best Research Presentation (Supervisor)

 

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology – Annual Meeting

Award for Best Research Presentation (Supervisor)

 

Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Resident Prize (Supervisor – Jonathan Cools Lartigue)

 

James IVth Association of Surgeons

Travelling Fellow for Canada in 2015

 

 

2013

 

McGill University Division of Experimental Surgery Research Day

Best Oral presentation – First Prize (Supervisor)

 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Institute of Cancer Research Publication Prize (Supervisor – Jonathan Spicer)

 

LD McLean General Surgery Day McGill University

Award for Best Research Presentation (Supervisor)

 

Canadian Cancer Society Top Research Stories of 2013
“When your own Blood Cells turn against you”

 

Video for magazine Québec Science - “Top 10 Discoveries of the Year”
Montreal General Hospital – Dec. 5/13

 

 

Lorenzo
Ferri

Principal Investigator
MD, PhD

Lorenzo Ferri is the David S. Mulder Chair in Surgery, a clinical scientist in the Departments of Surgery and Oncology specializing in the management of complex malignancies of the foregut, and heads the McGill University Program in Upper GI Cancer. Through this, he has spearheaded numerous initiatives designed to improve outcomes in gastric and esophageal surgery through carefully coordinated basic, translational, and clinical scientific research, and patient care. He established the McGill University Foregut Malignancy Research Group, a multidisciplinary collection of researchers and clinicians with the objective of identifying and executing research ideas in the field of gastric and esophageal cancer.

  Dr Ferri is an independent investigator with active basic science, translational and clinical research programs, all concentrated primarily on malignancies of the chest and foregut.

 

Dr Ferri has initiated numerous clinical programs and studies for esophageal cancer including: Novel combination chemotherapy regimens for neoadjuvant treatment of adenocarcinoma; Optimizing the palliation of metastatic disease; and extensive work into the investigation and optimization of outcomes after esophageal surgery.

 

He is the first physician in Canada to introduce a novel technique of removing early cancers of the esophagus and stomach through endoscopic means (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection), and has been invited throughout North America to speak on this method. This clinical work is closely coupled to both translational and fundamental research in the area of cancer-inflammation cross talk.

 

Dr Ferri is the recipient of numerous peer review grants (including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canadian Cancer Society) for his work into the inflammatory basis of cancer metastasis. He has identified the important role of bacterial antigens and host neutrophils in propagating cancer dissemination, thus representing a new paradigm in the metastatic process.

 

One of his most recent discovery highlighting the novel finding implicating Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in the metastatic process (Journal of Clinical Investigation – August 2013) was widely reported in the global lay media including National Public Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Radio Canada.

PRESENTATIONS

2015

2014

Overview of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Programs in GI Surgery

Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Annual Meeting.

May 19, 2015, Washington, DC

 

Neo-adjuvant Therapies for Esophageal Cancer – Is Radiotherapy Really Needed

Imperial College London.

June 16, 2015, London, UK

 

Post-operative Complications and Cancer Recurrence – Dissected the Involvement of Neutrophils in the Metastatic Process

Trinity College Dublin.

June 23, 2015, Dublin, Ireland

 

Refining Neoadjuvant Therapies for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: En bloc Resection, Radiotherapy, Both or Neither?

Trinity College Dublin.

June 24, 2015, Dublin, Ireland

 

Enhanced Recovery After Esophagectomy – An Evidence Based Multimodal Program to Improve Post Surgical Outcomes

Karolinska Institute (Huddinge Hospital).

June 25, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Post-operative Complications and Cancer Recurrence – Dissected the Involvement of Neutrophils in the Metastatic Process

Karolinska Institute (Institute for Molecular Medicine).

June 26, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Endoscopic Treatment of Early Esophageal Malignancy

University of Edinburgh.

July 1, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Enhanced Recovery after Esophagectomy

Newcastle University.

July 2, 2015, Newcastle, England

 

Neoadjuvant Therapies for Esophageal Cancer – What Does Radiotherapy Add?

Newcastle University.

July 3, 2015, Newcastle, England

 

 

Achalasia: Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy is the Gold Standard

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting,

April 4, 2014 Salt Lake City – Utah

 

My Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Esophagectomy

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting,

April 2, 2014 Salt Lake City – Utah

 

Endoscopic Therapy for Early Esophageal Cancer: EMR and ESD

American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

April 26 2014, Toronto Ontario

 

Management of Esophageal Cancer

Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract Maintenance of Certification Course

May 3, 2014 Chicago IL.

 

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Benign Esophageal Disease

University of Montreal/Laval University Thoracic Surgery Program Annual Academic Day,

May 23 2014, Montreal, Quebec

Endoluminal Therapies for Barrett’s Esophagus

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity world congress

August 29, 2014, Montreal Quebec

 

Therapies adjuvantes pour carcinoma de l'oesophage and junction oesophago-gastrique

University of Sherbrooke – Oncology Grand Rounds.

October 1, 2014 Sherbrooke Quebec

 

My ERP for Upper GI Surgery: Esophagectomy

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

October 29, 2014, San Francisco CA

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