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2012 Mission

It's amazing what just under 100 people can do in a two-week mission! The 2012 mission to Quito, Ecuador was our 11th mission and a celebration of our 10th year working with the wonderful people at the Tierra Nueva Foundation. The mission took place from February 18 to March 6. Over that two-week period, 89 team members brought new hope to many lives by performing surgeries on 39 adults and 24 children including

  • 34 single hip surgeries, 4 bilateral hip surgeries plus 1 revision (Flavio)
  • 10 club foot repairs
  • 5 femoral osteotomies and  5 pelvic osteotomies
  • 2 open reductions of hips
  • 7 tendon releases for correction of residual foot deformities in children with Cerebral Palsy
  • 1 plate removal with hemi-epiphyseolysis and  1 solitary plate removal

CAMTA medical personnel shared clinical consultations during rounds at hospitals in Loja and Babahoyo.

CAMTA donated a video laryngoscope (Glidescope) to Tierra Nueva. This $15, 000 piece of equipment is used to intubate adult or pediatric patients and provide safe anaesthesia. An anesthesiologist on our team taught the Tierra Nueva anesthesiologists how to use the Glidescope. Thanks to Verathon Corporation for making this happen.

CAMTA loaned a SIGN Nail system to the hospital in Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador. There are now three CAMTA supported SIGN Nail systems in place in Ecuador. In addition, CAMTA placed surgical and anesthetic equipment and operating room shelving in the hospital in Quito, and Bair Huggers in the hospital in Cuenca.  The hospital in Babahoyo received a SIGN Nail system and the hospital in Loja received nails to replace those which they had used over the past year.

Team members presented physiotherapy, nursing, and orthopedic teaching sessions to medical staff. CAMTA always makes an effort to provide educational opportunities for the Ecuadorians.  Additional CAMTA presentations included

  • a presentation to the office of the Vice President of Ecuador on early treatment of hip and foot deformities and the SIGN Nail system
  • a presentation to grade 9 to 12 students at Academia Cotopaxi High School on the Power of Volunteerism as a component of global citizenship.

As well, CAMTA built on their connections with Life Pharma and members and friends of the Board of the Foundation Tierra Nueva.

Our representatives  also met with the President of the Ecuadorean Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

But it wasn’t all work - some team members took in soccer games, while others went sightseeing in the Old Town, hiking, or visiting the nearby hot springs on their one day off. Still others went on a field trip to the equator.

Our 2012 Team Members - Week 1 * indicates both weeks 
* Marc Moreau  Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Jay Jarvis Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
John McIvor Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Paul Leung Adult Orthopedic Surgeon
Rejean Cloutier Adult Orthopedic Surgeon
* Paul Moreau  Adult Orthopedic Surgeon
Darlene Hammell General Practitioner
Mary Hurlburt General Practitioner
Matt Souster Orthopedic Resident
* John Lilley Pediatric Anesthetist
Florian Rudolph Pediatric Anesthetist
Sam Stetskp Adult Anethetist
Amanda Roze des Ordons Adult Anethetist
Andy Escalona Respiratory Therapist
Peter MacPherson Medical Student
*Eileen Guilfoyle Pediatric OR Nurse
Darlene Knapp Pediatric OR Nurse
Loretta Tessier Pediatric OR Nurse
Ruhil Campbell Adult OR Nurse
Kiron Jhass Adult OR Nurse
Marina MacLeod Adult OR Nurse
Jackie McDonald Adult OR Nurse
Lynne Korobanik Pediatric RR Nurse
Mairi Gordon Peds/Adult RR Nurse
Sue Wright Adult RR Nurse
Joanne Brown Pediatric Ward Nurse
Sabrina Brown Pediatric Ward Nurse
* Melissa Martin Adult Ward Nurse
* Deb Chalupa Adult Ward Nurse
Judy Chaffee Adult Ward Nurse
Maureen Carpenter Adult Ward Nurse
Danielle Becker Student Nurse
Rachel Oates Physiotherapist
Kate Pronovost Physiotherapist
Justine Ferguson Physiotherapist
*Barb Moreau Administration
*Aline Young Administration
*Matthew Moreau Logistics
*Dan Ducholke I.T.
Consuela Alvarez Translator
Olivia Weber Translator
Elma Mehmedbegovic Translator
Lucina Correa Translator
Maryna Muzychenko Translator
Wincy Ho Layperson
Janet Emmett Layperson
*Cathy Moreau Layperson
Jennifer Kitzan Layperson
Jonathan Leung Student
Craig Courchesne Student
Elaine Edmondson Communications - Blog
Our 2012 Team Members - Week 2  
Tim Carey Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Luis Piedrahita Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Lance Bredo Adult Orthopedic Surgeon
Gayle Hiebert General Practitioner
Denis Vincent General Practitioner
Alex Rezanoff Orthopedic Resident
Dave Cubitt Pediatric Anesthetist
Natalie Buu                         Pediatric Anesthetist
Saifee Rashiq Adult Anesthetist
Glenn Day Respiratory Therapist
Shawna Pandya Medical Student
Donna Brown Pediatric OR Nurse
Shannon Begg Pediatric OR Nurse
Karen Aguana Adult OR Nurse
Cori Kalven Adult OR Nurse
Trina LeBlanc Adult OR Nurse
Dorthy Sy Adult OR Nurse
Bev Runka Pediatric RR Nurse
Pauline Worsfold Peds/Adults RR Nurse
Erin Rezansoff Adult RR Nurse
Tracey Bernardin Pediatric Ward Nurse
Sarah Southon Pediatric Ward Nurse
Adela Sandigo Adult Ward Nurse
Lisa Bleakley Adult Ward Nurse
Adam Petriw Student Nurse
Brenda Corie Physiotherapist
Judy Black Physiotherapist
Stacy Rivalin Physiotherapist
Maddy MacKechnie Translator
Sammy Ruiz Translator
Miriam van Diest Translator
Steve van Diest Translator
Toby Cubitt Translator
Amanda Pelletier Layperson
Brent Dysart Layperson
Wendy Read Layperson
Victoria Micek Student
Claudine Domingue               Communications - Blog


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