OTTAWA, Nov. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - Today the Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada recognized and celebrated the service of all
military men and women, including Fellows who have served in military
conflicts, during the 2011 National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa,
Major Vivian Charles McAlister, MB, FRCSC, laid a ceremonial wreath at
the National War Memorial during Canada's largest remembrance event. A
general surgeon with expertise in combat surgery, Dr. McAlister has
delivered treatment to soldiers and civilians throughout Canada and
abroad. He has deployed three times to Afghanistan and once to Haiti,
where he worked in the Canadian Field Hospital.
The Royal College honours a long legacy of service in military
conflicts, including World Wars I and II, Korea and Afghanistan. The
organization is deeply proud of its many members who have or are
currently sacrificing their time, energy and personal safety for their
country. We are all indebted to the service of these Fellows.
About the Royal College
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is a national,
not-for-profit organization of more than 44,000 members in 84
countries. The Royal College contributes to improving the health of
Canadians by setting the highest standards for specialty medicine,
supports lifelong education for specialist physicians and promotes
sound health policy.
To find out more, please visit royalcollege.ca.
SOURCE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA
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