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Mr. Antoine Loutfi

Antoine Loutfi is an associate professor in the departments of surgery and oncology and was the director of surgical oncology at McGill University. He received his medical diploma from the Faculté française de médecine, Université St-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon. He trained in General Surgery at Laval University and at McGill before training in surgical oncology at Tulane University in Louisiana, United States. He then returned to McGill, where his main interests have been clinical research in breast cancer, melanoma and gastro-intestinal malignancies. In addition, he has been involved in surgical and oncology education. He spent three years in Ethiopia where he developed a program to train general practitioners in surgical emergencies. As program director and member of the Royal College specialty committee in surgical oncology, Dr Loutfi was involved in the training of surgical oncologists in Canada. He has been past president of the Council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists of the Royal Victoria Hospital and a member of the central executive committee of the McGill University Health Center. From 1996 to 2004, he was chairman of the Surgical Research Ethics Board at the McGill University Health Center. DrLoutfi was member of the board of the Canadian Network for International Surgery and, as such, he participated in the development of specific aid programs for surgical needs in developing countries. He is member of many national and international societies and other cooperative research groups, helping to establish evidence based care for cancer patients. Since October 2004, he was appointed as the first director of the Direction de la lutte contre le cancer at Québec’s ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, representing the province on the board of the Canadian Association of Cancer Provincial Agencies and the Canadian Partnership against Cancer.